200Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Autumn 2024)

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 onlinein-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. Read testimonials from our recent graduates here!

Program Structure

The training comprises eight long-weekends beginning in the Autumn of this year and continuing through January 2025. 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

  • Oct 25-27
  • Nov 8-10
  • Nov 22-24
  • Dec 6-8
  • Dec 13-15
  • Jan 3-5
  • Jan 17-19
  • Jan 31-Feb 2

Fridays: 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
Saturdays: 9:30am-5:00pm (EST)
Sundays: 9:30am-4:30pm (EST)

Weekly 1-hour Mentorship Calls:
Tuesdays at 7:00pm (EST)
Required Weekly Yoga 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.

Technical Requirements

  • A reliable internet connection and computer/smartphone 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

Tuition for this program is $3160 (for online, in-person or hybrid participation) and includes unlimited online yoga and a 20 in-person class pass to use during the course of the program. Several monthly payment plans are available during the registration process – outlined below.

Graduates of previous Yoga Shanti Teacher Training can participate in this training at a reduced tuition of $1960. Please email your graduation certificate to training@yogashanti.com 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 $1068
  • 4 monthly installments of $801
  • 5 monthly installments of $641 (Avail. until July July 31)

Past Yoga Shanti Graduates

  • 3 monthly installments of $668
  • 5 monthly installments of $401 (Avail. until July July 31)

Diversity Scholarship

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 September 20th, 2024.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students may withdraw from the training up until end-of-day on September 20th, 2024 for any reason for a refund of any tuition paid, less a completely non-refundable $300 administrative deposit. After September 20th, 2024 no refunds will be given. If the student must withdraw from the program after September 20th, 2024 then a potential arrangement to use the funds towards another training (in the event we schedule another) within one year from the student’s original application date might be made, but this must be decided upon and agreed in writing before dropping out of the program. 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.

200Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Spring 2023)

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.

Read Graduate Testimonials Frequently Asked Questions

Program Structure

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.

Reading List

  • 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)

Technical Requirements

  • 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

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 training@yogashanti.com 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 training@yogashanti.com for a discount code.

Diversity Scholarship

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.

Enrollment Process

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.

300Hr Advanced Teacher Training (Spring 2024)

Registration is now open! This program can be taken entirely online, in-person, or a combination of both!

The Essence of Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for our Modern Times is a deep immersive experience that will move you beyond the fundamentals of yoga into the realm of subtlety and increased wonder. The program can be taken either entirely online, entirely in-person, or a combination of both! This advanced yoga teacher training gives you extensive access to Colleen, Rodney and the program Mentors. Individual attention and mentorship is a unique and supportive aspect of this training. The community that develops is significant, supportive, fun, and long-lasting! Colleen and Rodney will guide you in establishing and refining a strong foundation for a life-long study and teaching of yoga. The curriculum will include a deeper look into your daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Your teaching skills including sequencing, alignment and seeing and understanding bodies will be honed. Anatomy, philosophy, and chanting are important components included in the curriculum. There will be special guest appearances from some of the most renowned yoga teachers of our time.

Read Graduate Testimonials

Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive a list of required and recommended readings and written assignments. You will have a one-on-one Zoom session to introduce you to our online platforms. This unique program will take place over the course of 4 months, beginning February 8th and ending June 17th, 2024 (see the exact schedule of dates below). Most of the sessions take place over weekends. At least 80% of the program must be attended in real-time, but every session is recorded and available to watch on Replay for when missing a session or two is unavoidable—or for review in your own time. Replays are also available for 30 days after the program ends.

Curriculum

The Yoga Shanti 300HR Advanced Teacher Training covers the following topics:

  • Enhancing your own practice and understanding
  • How to confidently teach a class for the desired energetic outcome
  • Sequencing for emotions, advanced poses, the health of the spine and nervous system
  • The art of verbal instruction and demonstration
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Experiential anatomy
  • Seeing and understanding bodies
  • Therapeutics
  • The relevancy of Eastern philosophy for the Western mind
  • Essential studies

Program Structure

The training begins with a 5-Day Intensive to dive deeply into our advanced studies, which is then followed by seven training weekends and ends with a weekend of final evaluations. Please note that students are required to participate live at least 80% of the time. (Please communicate with us beforehand if you anticipate missing more than 20% of the actual program dates.)

2024 Program Dates

  • Initial 5-Day Intensive:
    Thursday, February 8th – Monday, February 12th: 9:30am – 4:30pm (EST)
  • Weekly 1-hour Mentorship Calls:
    Every Tuesday at 7:00pm (EST) throughout the training
  • 8 Weekend Sessions:
    March 1-3
    March 15-17
    March 22-24
    April 5-7
    April 19-21
    May 3-5
    May 31- June 2
    June 14 – 17 (4 days – Final evaluations)
    Fridays: 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
    Saturdays: 9:30am-5:00pm (EST)
    Sundays: 9:30am-4:30pm (EST)
  • Additional Required Yoga Classes:
    Students are required to take one class every week with Colleen or Rodney during training. These classes can be taken live or on-demand at any time within the week. Additionally,
    + Students must take 5 Beginner classes throughout the duration of training.
    + Students must complete 5 class observations throughout the duration of training.

Required Reading

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  • When Love Comes to Light by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
  • Yoga FAQ by Richard Rosen
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft
  • Yoga For Life by Colleen Saidman
  • Moving Toward Balance by Rodney Yee
  • The Muscles Premium application from the Visible Body anatomy series.

Recommended Reading

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  • Yoga Body by Mark Singleton
  • Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Suzuki Roshi
  • The Book of Joy by Dalia Lama and Desmond Tutu
  • Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by Iyengar

Required Props

  • 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 chair
  • A yoga bolster (the 3 blankets can substitute)

Technical Requirements

  • A reliable internet connection and computer/device with a camera and microphone.
  • The WhatsApp mobile application installed on your smartphone.
  • 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 if you are practicing from home. Your space should be very well lit so that you are clearly visible on screen. It is important that instructors are able to see your full practice space.

Prerequisites

This teacher training is designed for students who have already completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Serious practitioners looking to continue their personal studies in yoga are also welcome to apply. Admittance into the program is subject to approval on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition

Tuition for this program is $3900 and includes a 25-class yoga pass for in-person classes and unlimited online classes with Yoga Shanti to use for the duration of training. Multiple monthly payment plans are available (see below). Graduates of previous Yoga Shanti Teacher Trainings can participate in this training at a reduced tuition of $3300. (Past graduates can email training@yogashanti.com for tuition discount code.) Enrollment is limited to 60 students.

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.
  • 3 monthly installments of $1315
  • 4 monthly installments of $987

How to Enroll

Click here to enroll in the training. Please “Register for Zoom Session” even if you intend to participate in some (or all) of the sessions in person. You must also complete the application form—you will find the link to this in your email receipt after you enroll and complete the tuition payment.

The Yoga Shanti Diversity Scholarship

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 10th, 2024. Please forward this information to anyone you feel may benefit from this opportunity.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students may withdraw from the training up until end-of-day on December 1st, 2023 for any reason for a refund of any tuition paid, less a completely non-refundable $300 administrative deposit. After December 1st, 2023 no refunds will be given but the funds may be used towards another training should we schedule another 300-hr training within 18 months from the student’s original registration date if the student communicates this by email and receives a confirmation response from admin. (Another 300-hour training occurring within this time-frame is not guaranteed.) Students who are on payment plans who withdraw from the program for any reason are required to complete their tuition payments on the original schedule in order to be eligible to participate in another training within 18 months. 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 also be charged any remaining tuition balance.