September-December, 2021

Fall 200HR Yoga Shanti Teacher Training (Livestream or In-Person)

Yoga Teacher Training with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

Location: Livestream
Details: 5-day intensive followed by 6 weekend sessions over 3 months

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About This Program

Join us for a FREE Zoom info sessions to learn more about this program and for a chance to ask Colleen and Rodney questions directly. All attendees to either info session get one free Livestream class or a pass for Rodney’s Monday Zoom workshop: Saturday, September 18th @ 12:30pm EST: Register here

Yoga Shanti’s 200-hour teacher training is an opportunity to open a doorway into self-awareness of body, mind and spirit. This training will include 3 months of direct study with Colleen and Rodney in a convenient online format. This 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.

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, philosophy and the practice of anti-racism and inclusion. 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 what recent graduates said about our program!

Program Structure

The training begins with a 5-day immersion to get you deep into your yogic journey, followed by mini weekend immersions roughly every 2 weekends (see exact dates below—two weekends in November are sequential). 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.

  • Initial 5-Day Intensive:
    Thursday, September 23 – Monday, September 27: 9:30am – 4:30pm (EST)
  • Weekly 1-hour Mentorship Calls:
    Tentatively: Tuesdays, with the option of 12:30pm or 7:00pm (EST)
  • 6 Weekend Sessions Over 2.5 Months:
    October 15 – 17
    October 29 – 31
    November 12 – 14
    November 19 – 21
    December 3 – 5
    December 17 – 19
    Fridays: 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
    Saturdays: 9:30-5:00pm (EST)
    Sundays: 9:30-4:30pm (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 any time within the same week.

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 set up 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 $2660* for Livestream, In-Person (limited spaces) or Hybrid** attendance and includes unlimited online yoga classes with Yoga Shanti for the duration of training. A 3-month payment plan is available (incurs $70 fee). Graduates of previous Yoga Shanti Teacher Trainings can participate in this training at a reduced tuition of $1960. Please email your graduation certificate to to access this discount code.

* Early Bird Discount: Register by September 3rd, 2021 for a $300 tuition discount.
** Hybrid Attendance: Students can participate via Livestream for the majority of training but attend the initial 5-Day immersion or any of the weekend sessions in-person, pending space being available. Please contact for more details.

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 15th, 2021. 

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Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students may withdraw from the training up until end-of-day on August 20th, 2021 for any reason for a refund of any tuition paid, less a completely non-refundable $300 administrative deposit. After August 20th, 2021 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.

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