Yoga Teacher Training near Rochester, NY

Teacher Training and Mentorship near Rochester, New York. 200 hr. trainings as well as CEU's available, E-RYT 500 trained faculty and special international guests.

Yoga is a journey on the path to knowledge of your own Self

             *200-hour yoga teacher training                           2018-2019 Teacher training begins September 2018

next 200-hour teacher training begins in september 2019.          

TEACHER TRAINING 2018-2019:  September 2018 - June 2019    click here for brochure                     Become inspired....immerse yourself in yoga.   Yoga is a journey on the path of knowledge of your own Self, which guides the individual to the affirmation and revealing of his/her own inherent and natural strength and inner wisdom.  This training program offers the student a means to learn and cultivate the necessary skills to teach others while establishing in one's own being the experience of yoga's deepest worth and long lasting benefits-physically, mentally, spiritually.             We welcome you to step into this training program for your own personal growth or if your goal is to become a certified hatha yoga teacher.  In either case, you will cultivate a dynamic and enlivened relationship with the practices of asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, reflection, and contemplation as well as the enlightening study of yoga's living philosophy.  Learn to live your yoga!

      *Enrollment in the entire training program is necessary to complete a Shakti Yoga certification and to qualify for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 status.  Shakti Yoga is an RYS, a Registered Yoga School, with Yoga Alliance.
 
Shakti Yoga teacher training faculty: 
*Angela Caplan   *Jacki McCausland     *Ruth Ann Polito
   *E-RYT 500 certified teacher with Yoga Alliance.

With renowned special guest teachers (see bios at bottom of page)                                                                               *Ellen Saltonstall (anatomy, biomechanics) ellensaltonstall.com;   Barrie Risman (asana, philosophy) barrierisman.com; Angela Rudert (philosophy storytelling)Bill Mahony, PhD. (yoga philosophy) wkmahony.com; Sonam Targee (Ayurveda, Kirtan) ancientuniversalmedicine.com;  Joseph Schmidlin (experiential anatomy) jschmidlin.com                                            

  Ellen Saltonstall

Ellen Saltonstall

  Barrie Risman

Barrie Risman

  Angela Rudert

Angela Rudert

  William Mahony

William Mahony

  Sonam Targee

Sonam Targee

  Joseph Schmidlin

Joseph Schmidlin

Teacher Training 2018-2019   Part I:                                                                                                              Deepening the Practice, Living the Philosophy                                                                                    Weekend dates: September 7-9; October 12-14; November 9-11; December 7-9.                       Weekend times:  Fridays, 6:00-8:30; Saturdays, 10:00-6:00; Sundays, 10:00-5:00.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Teacher Training 2018-2019   Part II:                                                                                                       The Art and Skill of Teaching Yoga                                                                                                         Weekend dates: January 25-27; March 1-3; March 22-24; April 5-7; May 17-19; June 14-16.   Weekend times: Fridays, 5:00-8:00; Saturdays, 10:00-6:00; Sundays, 10:00-5:00.                                Both segments are required to complete the 200-hour Teacher Training.                                              

                                                                                                                                                                            Teacher Training Part I content:

  • Learn about the history and traditions of yoga

  • Study and discuss yoga philosophy and its essential teachings

  • Be guided in asana practice

  • Learn principles of yoga alignment

  • Begin or deepen a meditation practice

  • Practice basic pranayama techniques

  • Engage with contemplative practices of reflection, contemplation, journaling

  • Participate in creative expression exercises

  • Be introduced to Ayurveda, Kirtan and experiential anatomy

Teacher Training Part II content:

  • Learn a strong overall foundation of teaching with confidence

  • Discover your own voice and creative expression in teaching

  • Practice teaching in a supportive environment

  • Plan lessons with clear instructions and inspiring themes

  • Learn how to observe, assist, and demonstrate poses

  • Offer your teaching as service

  • Refine and deepen your own asana practice

  • Learn about anatomy fundamentals, common misalignments and pathologies

  • Learn basics of Ayurveda for healthy living

  • Discuss elements of ethics, lifestyle, community and livelihood

Requirements: A regular home practice, weekly classes at Shakti Yoga (10% discount); observation classes at Shakti Yoga; study of assigned readings; written assignments; cultivation of a meditation practice; culminating practical and written assessment exams.
Note: Fees for assigned manuals and/or books are not included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuition for entire 200-hour Teacher Training: $3200.   Early Bird: $3000 by July 1, 2018.                                                     Installment payment plans available....please inquire.                                                                                                         Note: 20% discount for SUNY students.  Discounts for former Shakti Yoga Teacher Training graduates who want to deepen their knowledge and skills.

Shakti Yoga Teacher Training application.  click here

Mailing address: Shakti Yoga, P.O. Box 515, Geneseo, NY 14454.                                                    Checks payable to: Shakti Yoga.  We're sorry, we do not accept credit cards.                                Thank you!

Shakti Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance.  Our primary teacher trainers are E-RYT 500 certified with Yoga Alliance and Continuing Education Providers (YACEP).

Contact us at: shaktiyogageneseo@gmail.com or call: 585-243-5240.

  Reviews of Shakti Yoga Teacher Trainings from training graduates: 

    "I am grateful for the gift of doing my YA teacher training with you. The level of care, experience, wisdom, and depth that you all offer, are a gift to anyone wishing to dive into the knowledge of yoga, and to experience it. Thank you for your guidance, and inspiration. "  -T.K.   Ithaca, NY

   “This was one of the most in depth, challenging, and enriching certification programs I have ever completed. The layers of philosophy, alignment principles, anatomy, and teaching were woven so seamlessly together that it felt like I kept peeling away the layers of an onion... revealing more each time.” -H.A., Rochester, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The Shakti Yoga teacher training program was a beautiful experience for me. The lead teachers are both well-versed and experienced yoginis who have taught for many years. Each training session widened my understanding of what yoga is and how to share it with others. I feel well prepared to begin my new career as a yoga instructor, and I am incredibly inspired and motivated to learn more and more!  -N.A., Dansville, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “This training was completely transformative. I feel like a whole new enlivened being with an eagerness to serve my community spreading love and light.  The integrity these women have for teaching yoga is unsurpassed by any other teacher I have met. Never once did I feel embarrassed, disrespected, or 'not enough.' The genuine love they have for their students seeps from their pores and permeates the sacred space they have created.” -D.R., Livonia, NY                                                                                                                                                                

 

                                                                                                               

  Bill Mahony leading a yoga philosophy lecture and discussion.

Bill Mahony leading a yoga philosophy lecture and discussion.

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About our guest teachers...                     

William K. Mahony, PhD, is known in the international yoga community for his informed, warm and accessible teaching.  He is author of several books, the latest being “Exquisite Love: Heart-Centered Reflections on the Narada Bhakti Sutra”.  He has written numerous other books and articles on the religions of India and has a deep understanding for the yogic life grounded in over four decades of his own spiritual practice.  Bill is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Davidson College in North Carolina.  

 Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP is a certified yoga instructor based in New York City.   She has extensive training in Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, a background in professional dance and massage therapy, and has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for over 30 years.  Ellen has published two books with Dr. Loren Fishman: Yoga for Arthritis, 2008 and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 and her new book Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Students and Teachers, 2016.  Ellen offers yoga therapy webinars through YogaOnlineU.com and she teaches nationally and internationally with a focus on anatomy and therapeutics.   

Barrie Risman, E-RYT 500, YACEP is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the awakened teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance.  Barrie was the co-founder and co-director of Shri Yoga, Montreal’s seminal place for the practice of Alignment-based, Heart-centered Hatha Yoga from 2011-2016. Most recently, she is the creator of The Skillful Yogi, an online Mentoring Program for yoga teachers. She is currently at work on her first book, Evolving Your Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Deepening, Integrating and Expanding the Benefits of Practice.

Angela Rudert, PhD.   teaches courses related to religion and gender in South Asia in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College. Her first book (Fall 2017), Shakti’s New Voice: Guru Devotion in a Woman-led Spiritual Movement, examines devotion, gender activism and new media in the community surrounding Anandmurti Gurumaa, a prominent, globetrotting Indian guru. Angela has studied Indian religious traditions in her personal and professional life since her first of many journeys to India in 1987. She lives in Ithaca, New York with husband Zachary Shulman, children Kayla and Kieran, and dog, Sophie.

 Sonam Targee has had a clinical practice combining Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for over 20 years.   He is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad.  He is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, runs a clinic in Rochester, NY.  www.ancientuniversalmedicine.com

Joseph Schmidlin, OSTPLMT is an Osteopath, Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Massage Therapist with a long held practice in Rochester, NY. Joseph also practices in Boston and shares his skills with other practitioners and students, offering trainings elsewhere such as in New England, California, and Austria