This program is OPEN for enrollment. The application process is as follows: Step 1) Register on our Union page and pay tuition. Please select to “Register for Zoom Session” even if you intend to participate in some (or all) of the sessions in person. Step 2) Complete this application form. Step 3) Once your tuition has been paid and your application form has been reviewed we will confirm official acceptance within 48 hours. Please contact us with any questions.
Yoga Shanti’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to open a doorway into self-awareness of body, mind, and spirit! This hybrid training includes 3.5 months of direct study with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee, with the option to participate entirely online, in-person, or a combination of both! This carefully curated program is designed to immerse you in the study of yoga, enriching and strengthening your personal practice, and preparing you to teach a set of safe Shanti-style sequences. The curriculum will include cultivating a daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation with a focus on alignment, flow, and inquiry of the subtle. You will develop teaching skills including sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, and manual adjusting. Your study will also include anatomy and philosophy. Plenty of individual attention and mentorship will be available for each student. This training has the potential to transform your life, and we hope that you will join us on this ever-unfolding journey.
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The training comprises nine long-weekend immersions roughly every 2 weekends (see exact dates below). The group also meets for compulsory one-hour mentorship meetings on Tuesdays. Students are required to attend all sessions live for a minimum of 80% real-time participation. The entire program will also be recorded and available for on-demand replay so that students can bring themselves up to speed if there is an occasional scheduling conflict. These replays are also an invaluable resource for students during the entire program, allowing for the review of content during home study.
8 Weekend Sessions Over 3.5 Months:
- February 3-5
- February 17-19
- March 3-5
- March 17-19
- March 31 – April 2
- April 14-16
- April 28-30
- May 19-21
Fridays: 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
Saturdays: 9:30am-5:00pm (EST)
Sundays: 9:30am-4:30pm (EST)
Weekly 1-hour Mentorship Calls:
Tuesdays, with the option of 12:30pm or 7:00pm (EST)
Additional Required Classes:
Students are also required to take at least one additional public Yoga Shanti class each week. This can be taken live or on-demand at any time within the same week. In addition, students must also take 5 Beginner Classes and complete 3 class observations during the program.
- Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
- Yoga for Life by Colleen Saidman
- When Love Comes to Light by Richard Freeman
- The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen
- The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind by Richard Freeman
- Also required: Subscription to Gaia Yoga Foundations for the duration of training.
Suggested Props for Home Practice
- A Yoga Mat
- 2 Yoga Bricks (foam or cork)
- 3 Blankets
- 1 Yoga belt or strap
- 1 Sandbag (fill with 5 lb fish tank pebbles)
- A reliable internet connection and computer/smart-phone with camera.
- A location in your home that you can set up as a yoga practice space.
- A setup so that instructors can review your practice virtually. Your space should be well lit so that you are clearly visible on screen. It is important that instructors are able to see your full practice space.
- The WhatsApp mobile application
- The Zoom application
Tuition for this program is $3160 (for online, in-person or hybrid participation) and includes a 30-class yoga pass to use during the course of the program. Several monthly payment plans are available during the registration process. Graduates of previous Yoga Shanti Teacher Trainings can participate in this training at a reduced tuition of $1960. Please email your graduation certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org to access this discount code.
Payment Plan Options
Various payment plans are available for a $45 admin fee and are outlined below. The initial installment is payable when you register and the follow-up payments occur automatically on the same day monthly thereafter. Note: Because tuition must be paid in full by the end of the program the longer-term plans become unavailable as the program start date draws nearer.
- 3 monthly installments of $1315
- 4 monthly installments of $987
- 5 monthly installments of $789
- 6 monthly installments of $567
- 3 monthly installments of $1100 (previous grads only)
- 5 monthly installments of $660 (previous grads only)
Previous graduates should email email@example.com for a discount code.
Yoga Shanti is dedicated to making yoga accessible to as many people as possible and to increasing diversity in the yoga community. As part of our commitment to this endeavor, we have established The Yoga Shanti Diversity Scholarship to encourage and assist people from under-represented groups to join our training program. The scholarship application deadline for this training is midnight on January 3rd, 2022.
The application process is as follows: Step 1) Register on our Union page and pay tuition. Please select to “Register for Zoom Session” even if you intend to participate in some (or all) of the sessions in person. Step 2) Complete this application form. Step 3) Once your tuition has been paid and your application form has been reviewed we will confirm official acceptance within 48 hours. Please contact us with any questions.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Students may withdraw from the training up until end-of-day on December 20th, 2022 for any reason for a refund of any tuition paid, less a completely non-refundable $300 administrative deposit. After December 20th, 2022 no refunds will be given but the funds may be used towards another training should we schedule another within one year from the student’s original application date. Students on payment plans who withdraw are required to complete their tuition payments on the original schedule in order to be eligible to participate in another training within one year. In the event that we do not schedule another training, the entire sum will be non-refundable. In the event that a student is refused continuation of the program at any time for any reason, there will be no refunds made and the student will be charged any remaining tuition balance.