Curriculum- Required by Yoga Alliance:

Each Weekend will total 10 Hours we will meet two weekends a month

A – Anatomy
M- Methodology
Y – Yogic Lifestyle
P –Practicum
200 Hours Total

You will receive a 300 Page Manual and two additional manuals on Philosophy and Pranayama written by Felise Berman, that accompanies the Training Program for Shiva Shanti Yoga (TM) which is a 200 Hour Teacher Training Program registered with Yoga Alliance.

Qualities of a Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher:

  • Kindness – Kindness is the best quality for any teacher.
  • Integrity –We implement a high moral and ethical code in all our affairs.
  • Humility – All teachers understand they are there to serve.
  • Empathy – We do our best to listen to our student’s needs.
  • Compassion – All students are created equal there is NO judgment on race, religion, gender, shape, size or sexual orientation.
  • Devotion – We are a group of people committed to Yoga as a great practice of science, spirituality, and art.
  • Skill – We continue our dedication to grow, learn and study.
  • Perseverance – Time is the key to evolution, we have dedicated our lives to this path.
  • Knowledge – Reading the ancient text and the newest information on the forefront of yoga, health, and healing.
  • Dedication – We dedicate our efforts to a higher principal and an awareness that we are all endowed with divine qualities, and we seek to emanate integrity in our work.
  • Self Care – We are dedicated to caring for ourselves, through Yoga, Mediation and Self Inquiry, when caring for Self we are better able to support our students.


Cost and Fees:

Tuition: Deposit $500 to hold your spot in the program one month before the program begins.

  1. First payment $2000 Due by the first day of training
  2. Second payment $1000 Due one month into the program
  3. Third payment $500 Due by second month (TOTAL DUE)

$4000 Cost of Training

Certification: To graduate you will be required to know basic knowledge of pranayama, mudras, bandhas, asanas, basic philosophy, and anatomy.  Graduates will be expected to know both the Sanskrit and Western names, benefits and contraindications of each asana. Graduates will be expected to give succinct directions for bringing students into and out of each asana, and know how to sequence asanas for a vinyasa flow, within the framework of a 60-90 minute class.  Graduates will be expected to incorporate pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and philosophy in every class.

Our Refund Policy: If you withdraw before the start of the Session, you will be refunded your deposit minus the registration fee of $100. After the start of the program, there are no refunds.  Tuition includes 180 classroom hours (for the full session), required reading materials are not included.  2 Classes a week are included in your tuition and must be taken. Space is limited; a deposit is required to hold your space for our training session. To reserve your place in the training, you must submit your application with a signed enrollment agreement along with your deposit of $500. There are no refunds once the program begins.


Classes will be held every other Saturday and Sunday afternoon from October to March. Saturday and Sunday 10-8 PM  Our in-class work will be supported by reading, writing, class attendance, observation, home practice, study and karma yoga.  Yoga is thousands of years old, it is an art form that is changing rapidly in the west, it is the responsibility of the yoga teacher to understand the history behind yoga. This information is included in the training, The Eight limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, History of Yoga and lineage, 3 Main nadis, mudras, bandhas, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga poses, teaching methodology, building ones life as a yoga teacher.  Students will be asked to respond, in a journal, to questions that arise from lectures and readings.  Written, oral, and performance quizzes will be given periodically to assess student understanding and you will be given an in depth final that you must pass.

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The Fundental Practice of Shiva Shanti Yoga:

  1. Asana-Postures: Alignment of Asana (safe teaching techniques), Theory and Practice of Yoga, Sequencing Classes, Vinyasa Krama (teaching classes to flow safely Teaching  Techniques (using props -blocks, belts and blankets), Teaching special populations (beginners, prenatal, etc., Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Backbends, Twists, Inversions and Standing Balances. Benefits and contraindications, Pronunciation of asanas in Sanskrit and English, Adjusting & Assisting Asana.
  2. Sanskrit the Language of Yoga – Introduction to Sanskrit.
  3. Pranayama – (Yogic Breathing): Theory and Practice, The Basics of Teaching Pranayama: Complete Yogic Breath/Relaxing Breath, Ujjayi-Victorious Breath, Nadi Sodhana-Alternate Nostril Breathing.
  4. Energitics of Yoga: Chakras, Vayus, Bandhas, Koshas, Gunas and Nadis.
  5. Dhyana – Meditation: Overview and theory of meditation techniques and meditation.
  6. Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle– Foundations of Yogic Thought: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Ethics of Teaching Yoga.
  7. Anatomy and Physiology: The anatomical structure and systems of the body, joints, muscles, bones, applying anatomy to asana, principles of teaching a safe anatomically correct class.
  8. Teaching Methodology: teaching drills, practice teaching sessions with extensive feedback from training director, comprehensive lectures and discussions covering all aspects of teaching yoga.