Teacher’s Training

200hrs Dharma Shakti Teacher’s Training s01-ya-school-rys-200starts May 13, 2017!

Anchored in tradition and lineage, we are proud to present our Yoga Alliance RYS 200 accredited Teacher’s Training.   It will be an intensive and detailed program to cover foundations of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda and Dharma.

Our faculty have years of study with Yoga Masters, and teachings rooted in the Viniyoga lineage from Krisnamacarya (and his ancestor Nathamuni),  and in the Himalayan Tantric Sri Vydia lineage by Parayoga.  

Upon completing the training you will have the knowledge to build your own personal practice, deepen your understanding in Yoga and establish a profound foundation for spiritual growth in tradition.  Additionally, you will have the tools to sequence and teach a safe class both in a private and group setting, and will have a strong foundation to start your journey as Yoga teacher.

Graduates will be eligible to become 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers, once all courses and homework have been completed, and tuition has been paid in full.

Training starts May 13 and will run thru Sunday July 30th, for a total of 12 consecutive weekends (14hrs per weekend = 180 hrs), plus a final project equivalent to 20 non-contact hours. 

  • Schedule: 
    • Saturdays 9am~6pm
    • Sundays 9am ~ 4pm
      • 45mins Lunch break included

**Module 2,  “Ignite:  Creating a life of Purpose” includes a Friday evening class.


  • Option 1:  $2,000 ~ Early bird special;    Must be paid in full by April 15th, 2017.
  • Option 2:  $2,200:   1st deposit of $700 by March 30th, 2017 saves your spot.  The balance is paid in 3 monthly installments on April 30th,  May 30th, & June 30th, 2017 
  • Option 3:  $2,400:   8 equal payments of $300.   First payment holds your spot and must be received by May 5th, 2017.   The 7 remaining payments to be paid punctually on a bi-weekly  schedule thru the length of the training .   

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Space is limited to 15 participants.  Your investment covers Tuition and as Added bonus:  you also receive a complimentary membership to attend unlimited classes at Shakti Yoga Center that starts on the day you pay your deposit and lasts thru the length of the program.     (That’s a $109 extra savings per month! ) 

Students are responsible to acquire and read the books listed in the Syllabus, in preparation for the training.


  • Module 1, (84 hrs):   Foundations of Asana & Sequencing, presented by Patricia Alonso.   [May 13, 14, 27, 28, June 3, 4, 17 & 18, July 15 & 16] 
    • Required reading:  The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikachar.  Full Introduction & Part I “The practice of Yoga” (Pages 3 thru 74)
  • Module 2, (20 hrs):  Dharmic Living: Creating a Life of Purpose, presented by Julie Reid
    • Part I:  Friday June 9,  6~9pm,  Sat June 10 & Sunday June 11,  regular hours  
    • Part II July 15,   9am ~ 12pm 
      • Required reading:  The 4 Desires by Rod Stryker, Text & Workbook
  • Module 3,  (28 hrs)  Foundations of Yoga philosophy, sanskrit and chanting,  presented by Nancy Daniels
  • Part I:  May 20 & 21
    • Required reading:  –  Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman, Part 1 Key Principles
      – The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikachar. Part III  The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali” .  Student must review the following major Sutras 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.12, 1.14, 1.33, 1.39, 2.1, 2.3, 2.27, 2.42, 3.18, 4.7, 4.34 found in the back of  Heart of Yoga beginning on page 149
  • Part II:  July 8 & 9
    • Required reading:  Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell (Entire Book)
  • Module 4, (28 hrs):   Breath Adaptation, Energetics, Pranayama & Sequencing presented by Patricia Alonso.  [June 24, 25,  July 1 & 2]
    • Required reading: The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikachar.  Part II “The Understanding of Yoga” (Page 77 thru 140)
  • Module 5, (14 hrs):  Introduction to Ayurveda  [July 22 & 23] presented by Nancy Daniels
    • Required reading:  Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1 by Dr. Vasant Lad, Chapters 2 -4 (pgs 25-101)
  • Module 6, (5hrs) :    The Business Yoga ~ Scope of work & Ethics  presented by Patricia Alonso [July 29 & 30]
  • (20 hrs):  Final project 

Total:  200hrs




Registration is now OPEN and closes May 5th, 2017