Lucky Elephant Yoga Training


Study the Practice, Study the Self

We believe you should always learn and study.
Learn and Grow.
Take a deeper step into your knowledge of Yoga through our Lucky Elephant Yoga Teacher Trainings. 

Our Lucky Elephant Yoga Teacher Training Programs and Immersion Trainings are designed to help you go deeper into your practice and discover more opening of the heart and mind.

Our 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is Yoga Alliance Certified.
Our Immersion Trainings earn CEU Credits through Yoga Alliance.

Bridget Rawls Peterson, E-RPYT 500, YACEP,  and combined staff will lead you through these trainings to deepen your knowledge and help you bring more variety and availability into your teaching.


200-Hour 3-Month Certification


Do you have free time over the summer months during the week and don't want to give up your weekends? This training is perfect for you! 

 For those wanting to become a certified yoga teacher or simply deepen their existing yoga practice 

200-Hour 6-Month Certification


 This is a 6-month course consisting of 22 once- a-week evening sessions, plus two Sundays a month. 

For those wanting to become a certified yoga teacher or simply deepen their existing yoga practice 

Restorative Yoga Immersion


Learn to create, guide, and practice a customized authentic Restorative Yoga practice for themselves and others utilizing props and modifying for bodies

Yoga Alliance Credits earned.

Prenatal Yoga Immersion


 Learn to create, guide, and practice a customized Prenatal Yoga practice for students and modify traditional yoga classes for the pregnant student.  

Yoga Alliance credits earned.

Gentle Yoga Immersion


Learn to plan, create and guide a gentle yoga class, modifying for bodies and abilities.

Yoga Alliance credits earned.

Pranayama / Meditation Immersion


Learn to bring the practices of meditation and pranayama to individuals and groups and to incorporate these practices into a regular yoga class. 

Yoga Alliance credits earned.


200-Teacher Training

 "The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Bridget fulfilled my expectations of what a yoga teacher training program should have and so much more. We dove deep into alignment principles, sequencing, meditation and pranayama, adjustments, and the business of yoga. I learned how to create a creative, safe and fun yoga class for people of all levels. Bridget brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the trainees and made me feel inspired and supported throughout training. I would recommend her training program to anyone looking to become a yoga teacher or anyone looking to deepen his or her practice!" – Adriana Sobel

200-Hour Teacher Training

"The 200-Hour Teacher Training Program allowed me to build upon both my personal practice and my teaching skills to the point that since I finished with my certificate I have so much more than a piece of paper. I have gained wisdom, experience, confidence and a sense of inner calmness in knowing that I have been provided the tools to teach –the materials and skills. Teacher Training with Bridget provided me with a well-balanced program, practical knowledge and experience while being supported by wonderful teachers. I highly recommend this teacher training program!" – Jodi Daly  

Restorative Yoga Immersion

"Training with Bridget is always an awesome experience. Her knowledge and understanding is on point. After completing training sessions you will leave with a full knowledge, understanding and confidence in yourself. You will also have fun."

– Shelly Blatt

Prenatal Yoga Immersion

 "I took the prenatal immersion training wanting to deepen my understanding of working with pregnant yogis.  The training was casual, fun and informative. Bridget is very knowledgeable which made for a good learning experience. We  covered a lot of ground during the weekend by lecture and demonstration.  By preparing and practicing our own class, it helped to instill what is needed to work with the pregnant woman. I really enjoyed this training which encouraged me to also take the restorative immersion training which I loved."

– Valerie O’Connor 

Meet Our Teachers

Bridget Rawls Peterson, E-PRYT 500


 Bridget Rawls Peterson, E-PRYT 500, began her yoga practice in college in North Carolina as a compliment to her dance training. She had been a technically trained dancer for her entire life and the power poses really challenged her in a way her body had never been challenged before. When she obtained her BA in Dance Education, she began teaching movement to people of all ages and physical abilities, incorporating many of the yoga poses she had learned into her teachings. She found a fun way to bring poses to children, a way to challenge professional dancers, and even a gentle way to bring movement to the elderly using yoga. When Bridget moved to NYC to pursue her professional dance career, she kept connected to her yoga training and began to explore more into the many styles of yoga. Bridget quickly attached herself to the Vinyasa style because of the similarity to dance it holds. It is a fluid approach to the traditional yoga poses she had begun to love. The precise attention to alignment and breath also helped her to connect deeper to movement within her performing and choreography. While choreographing and performing with a small dance company, Bridget attended the 200-hour certification program at Om Yoga Center in New York City under the direction of Cyndi Lee. While there she began to delve more into meditation and Buddhist spiritual studies as well. She also obtained her Prenatal Certification while studying at Om Yoga under Janice Clarfield. Bridget also completed her 500-hour Yoga Teaching Certification at Om Yoga Center, including her Restorative and Pranayama certifications. She holds her Yin Certification through Wake Up Yoga under the direction of Corinna Benner, her Meditation Certification through Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern and completed her Kids Yoga Certification through Karma Kids Yoga in NYC. After teaching in NYC for a time, Bridget moved out of the concrete mountains and into the beautiful scenic landscape of Rockland County. Bridget is the owner and founder of Lucky Elephant Yoga and Wellness in New City, NY where she hopes to inspire her students to see the beauty and joy that is around them and within them through breath and movement.