January 27 - April 2, 2021
Winter 200Hr Livestream Yoga Teacher Training
With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
Location: Livestream Event
Details: 5-day week-long intensive followed by 6 weekend sessions
About This Program
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 2.5 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.
We encourage all students to participate live as much as possible, but for circumstances when that is not an option, the replay is available. The entire program will be recorded. This training has the potential to transform your life, and we hope that you will join us on this ever-unfolding journey.
The training begins with a 5-day immersion to get you deep into your yogic journey. After that, the group meets 1 hour a week for mentorship and has mini weekend immersions roughly every 2 weekends (see exact dates below—the last two weekends in March are sequential). All sessions are live virtual, but can also be experienced on-demand. Students are encouraged to participate live at least 80% of the time, as well as take 3 required online yoga classes each week.
- Initial 5-Day Intensive:
Wednesday, January 27th-Sunday, January 31st: 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:
February 5, 6, 7
February 19, 20, 21
March 5, 6, 7
March 19, 20, 21
March 26, 27, 28
April 9, 10, 11
Fridays: 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
Sat & Sun: 9:30-4:30pm (EST)
- Required Weekly Yoga Classes:
Tuesdays @ 11:00am (EST) with Colleen Saidman Yee
Fridays @ 9:30am (EST) with Rodney Yee
+ One additional Beginners Class each week
These classes can be taken live or on-demand any time within the same week.
- Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
- Yoga for Life by Colleen Saidman
- Moving Toward Balance by Rodney Yee
- The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary, translated by Chip Hartranft
- 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
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 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.
Tuition for this program is $2660* and includes unlimited online yoga classes with Yoga Shanti for the duration of training. 3-month and 5-month payment plans are also available. Graduates of previous Yoga Shanti Teacher Trainings can participate in this training at a reduced tuition of $1960. (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.) Please note that enrollment is limited to 60 students, so we encourage early registration to secure your place!
* Early Bird Discount: Register by December 1st, 2020 for a $300 tuition discount.
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 November 30th. 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 January 8th, 2021 for any reason for a refund of any tuition paid, less a completely non-refundable $300 administrative deposit. After January 8th, 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.