September 17-October 11, 2019

Yoga Shanti 200-Hour Fall Intensive

With Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee & Senior Faculty
In Noord, Aruba

Studio: Island Yoga Studio in Noord, Aruba

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About This Program

Join us for our inaugural 200-Hour intensive yoga teacher training on the beautiful Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba this Fall! Enjoy 24 days of asana practice, yoga study, social adventure, quiet time, and basking under the sun and in the sea in this paradise location!

The Yoga Shanti 200-Hour Intenstive Teacher Training program is designed to immerse you into the study of yoga, enriching and strengthening your personal practice, and preparing you to teach a set of safe Shanti-style sequences in a range of categories. The group will be intimate, allowing for plenty of individual attention and mentorship, and we will guide you on establishing a strong foundation for a lifelong study of yoga. Curriculum will include cultivating a daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; teaching skills including sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, manual adjusting, and assisting; anatomy, philosophy, and chanting.


Faculty includes world-renowned lead yoga teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee—with a combined 60 years of teaching yoga—who have together refined the comprehensive Yoga Shanti 200-hour program over the past 15 years. Select weekends will be taught by senior Yoga Shanti faculty—highly esteemed in their own right and who have studied closely under their guidance of Colleen and Rodney, including Kari Harendorf, Jamie Lugo, and Christopher Golden.

Location & Accommodations

Costa Esmeralda is a family-owned oasis, embraced by the Caribbean winds and warmed by the gentle sun, and out of the hurricane belt! Accommodations are modern and comfortable, consisting of beautiful private studios or shared rooms in houses or apartments—all situated within the property gardens, decorated with palm trees and lush vegetation. All have access to two swimming pools and a barbecue area. Palm Beach is a five minute walk away, as well as a variety of shopping and dining options. The property is also a five minute walk to the peaceful, fully-equipped Island Yoga studio, where our 200-hour intensive training will take place.

Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

This is an intensive teacher training with full days of practice and study. Students will arrive by Monday, September 16th, and our first gathering as a group will morning asana practice (after breakfast) on Tuesday, September 17th, with our final gathering being a graduation ceremony on Thursday, October 10th. Breakfast will be available on Friday, October 11th before room vacancy and departure. There will be 4 full days off within the duration of the training (specific days pending).

Sample Day

  • 7:00-8:00am: Morning vegan breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00am: Pranayama and asana practice
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Teacher training
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Healthy vegan lunch
  • 1:00-5:00pm: Teacher training
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Asana practice and mediation
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Healthy vegan dinner
  • Daily Snacks: Fresh fruit, coffee, tea, healthy bites at 10:30am and 4:30pm

Actual training days may differ from above example, and will certainly vary throughout the program.

Delicious, Healthy Meals

Three healthy meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided 6 days per week (Monday through Saturday, with breakfast on Sundays also included) by Nourish Café—the first of its kind in Aruba: a place to eat healthy, delicious vegan foods in a peaceful garden setting! Gourmet meals are created using fresh island ingredients—organic where available—and refreshments can be enjoyed in the wrap around garden or inside the air conditioned lounge as a break from the sun. The cafe serves cold-pressed juices, smoothies, organic teas, and a wide selection of organic coffee. (Students will source their own meals on Sundays. All accommodations have kichenettes or fully-equipped kitchens, and there are local restaurants and shops within walking distance.)


There are no prerequisites in terms of asana practice or yogic philosophy to participate in this training, but students are expected to have maintained a regular yoga practice in the 4 months immediately prior to when the training begins. Please email if you have any questions regarding your eligibility for this training.


Costs for this training is all-inclusive and cover accommodation for the full duration of the training, 3 meals per day (and snacks) for 6 days per week (Mon-Fri), plus breakfast on Sundays, and full tuition. Prices depend on accommodation type.

  • Private studio (Queen bed with bathroom and kitchenette*): $7,250 (Single occupancy)
  • Private studio (Queen bed with bathroom and kitchenette*): $5,500 (Double occupancy, sharing bed**)
  • Twin bed in shared house (shared bedroom, one bathroom for 4 people and full kitchen): $6,000
  • Queen bed in shared house (shared bedroom, one bathroom for 4 people and full kitchen): $6,200
  • Twin bed in shared apartment (shared bedroom, one bathroom for 2 people and full kitchen): $6,200
  • Queen bed in shared apartment (shared bedroom, one bathroom for 2 people and full kitchen): $6,300

* Kitchenette includes a mini fridge and coffee maker.
** For double occupancy in the Private Studio where the second person is NOT participating in the training, the rate is $4000 for the second person and includes meals, with no discount available for days absent or missed meals.

Note: Due to the fact that we need to fill units according to logistical considerations, specific rooms cannot be selected by students. All rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and of equal high standard. The main differences (as indicated beside each option) are the bathrooms (private or shared between several people), the bed sizes (twin or queen) and the kitchen status (whether kitchenette or full). Please note that all bedrooms are shared, with the exception of the private studios. There are limited private studios, so early booking to reserve your preferred accommodation is encouraged.

How to Apply

Registration requires a $500 non-refundable deposit and the completion of a short online registration form. There is a $250 discount available for students who pay in full within 10 days of receiving their official acceptance email. Full balance payment is due by no later than July 15th, 2019. For registrations after July 15th, full payment is due upon registration. Accommodation options will be available during registration. Click here to sign up for this training!

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