February-May, 2018

50-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Modules Accruing to 300 Hours

Lead Faculty: Colleen Saidman, Rodney Yee, and Additional Lead Faculty
Location: Sag Harbor

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About This Program

Colleen and Rodney are excited to offer five new Advanced Teacher Training modules this upcoming
Winter/Spring in their hometown of Sag Harbor, New York. We have REMIXED our traditional
layout of this 300-hour program! (See below for details)

A 300-hour advanced training builds upon and deepens the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are taught at the 200-hour level.  A 300-hour advanced training prepares you to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, detailed, and subtle. It also enables you to teach with greater skill than could be reasonably cultivated from a 200-hour teacher training.

The groups will be intimate, allowing for plenty of individual attention and mentorship. We will guide you in establishing a strong foundation for a lifelong study of yoga. Curriculum will include a deeper look into your daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; teaching skills including sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, manual adjusting and assisting; anatomy, philosophy, and chanting.

Together, we’ll examine the principles of Shanti-style sequencing in a range of categories; explore an advanced syllabus of yoga asana and philosophy; and look more deeply at seeing and understanding bodies in order to practice a wider range of hands-on adjustments.

Join us on the Yoga Train for a ride that will expand your mind, deepen your practice, free your breath, and inspire your teaching!

A New Format

This new layout offers two exciting opportunities:   

  • Sign up for the entire course and receive your 300-hour certification.
  • Sign up on a module by module basis (a la carte) and study specifically what interests you most.

Either way, credit for these modules will accrue as you complete them. We plan to schedule the modules throughout the year, so you can complete the full 300-hour certification over a longer period of time.

*Note: If you are taking the modules for accreditation, you’ll be required to do an additional 5 hours of work outside class for each module. This will consist of selected mentors meetings, readings, writings, logs of your daily practice, class observation logs and the creation of sequences. Other assignments may be added at the teacher’s’ discretion.

Winter/Spring 2018 Program Schedule

Module 1: Sequencing & Manual Adjustments / Seeing & Understanding Bodies
February 2 – 4 (Colleen & Rodney)
February 9 – 11 (Sarah Halweil, Liz Ilgenfritz, Christopher Golden)

Module 2: Refining Teaching Public Classes / Beginners & Safe Vinyasa Flow, Shanti Sweat, Open Level / Philosophy / How to teach specific Shanti-Style Classes
February 23 – 25 (Colleen & Rodney)
March 9 – 11 (Sarah Halweil, Tracey Toomey McQuad)

Module 3: Pranayama, Bandhas, Philosophy, & History
March 16 – 18 (Colleen & Rodney)
April 13 – 15 (Tracey Toomey McQuade, Liz Ilgenfritz, Linda Cassidy)

Module 4: Therapeutics, Restorative, & Anatomy
April 20 – 22 (Kari Harendorf, Sarah Halweil)
April 27 – 29 (Colleen & Rodney)

Module 5: Vinyasa Flow, Arm Balances, Hip Openers & Inversions
May 4 – 6 (Colleen & Rodney)
May 18 – 19 (Heather Lilleston and Jamie Lugo)
May 20 (Christopher Golden and Jamie Lugo

Classroom Hours

Friday: 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-6:00pm (90-minute lunch break)


This teacher training is designed for students who have already completed a 200-hour 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 for the Entire Program is $4500 (payment plan available)
  • Tuition for each Individual Module is $1250

How to Apply

To apply for this full program (or for individual 50-hour modules), please complete this online application. A deposit of $250 is required with your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program, but will be applied to your tuition. Please email seamus.yogashanti@gmail.com  with any questions.

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