Deepen your asana practice, explore daily meditation, and grow your understanding of healthy alignment, anatomy, the 8 Limb Path, and Ayurveda, and how they relate to teaching and practicing yoga. Whether you aspire to teach yoga or not, Teacher Training will give you the tools to be a leader in own your life and within your community.
Shakti Vinyasa Yoga is proud to be Seattle’s leading school for Power Vinyasa Yoga training and one of the most recognized and respected studios in the country. Our comprehensive curriculum is anchored in Baptiste Yoga sequencing and methodology, emphasizing practical teaching skills and physical adjustments. Shakti Teacher Trainees graduate with a comprehensive education, ready to lead students through a safe, supportive, and empowering yoga practice. Becoming a certified yoga teacher will develop your confidence and prepare you to inspire others on their own path to physical and spiritual awakening as an impactful instructor.
If you are looking to grow your physical practice, broaden your knowledge base, or take the leap into teaching, Shakti offers a variety of training programs to support you in achieving your goals. Explore our training opportunities below and discover the path that’s right for you.
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Shakti Vinyasa Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance and a certified school with Washington State.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
We offer two formats of 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training, a 5 Week Summer Intensive and an 8 Weekend Immersion. Both include daily asana and meditation, a variety of lectures and group discussions, practice teaching and feedback, and personal inquiry. Homework and partner work is also assigned throughout the program.
All trainees receive a membership for unlimited, free yoga at both of our studios throughout their program.
WHAT TO BRING TO EACH SESSION
2-3 changes of yoga clothes, your yoga mat and practice towel, a water bottle and healthy snacks, a pen, your program journal and workbook (we provide these on your first day).
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Upon completion of this training, you will be an empowered yoga practitioner with the ability to teach and assist a powerful and effective vinyasa yoga class. You will have an understanding of Baptiste sequencing and methodology, healthy alignment principles, the ability to modify or intensely a practice to connect with all levels of practitioners, and new communication and leadership skills.
YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM
Teacher Training requires a 100% commitment from you. This means arriving on time to all sessions, speaking straight and listening generously, being coachable in the moment, being curious and open to growth, and participating fully.
100% attendance is required. Any missed hours must be made up before you are eligible to receive certification. When an instructor or team member is required to spend time with a student to cover missed information, a fee of $125/hour applies. Students who fail to hold makeup sessions or pay their fee will be dismissed from the program.
All daily sessions begin on time and students are expected to be fully present and prepared. Any student who fails to attend a session without prior notification is assumed to have withdrawn from the program. In the event of a medical disability, a leave of absence will be granted.
Curious about Yoga Teacher Training at Shakti? Attend an Open House to learn more our program! This is the perfect opportunity to meet our teaching faculty, see the studio, learn more about our curriculum and participate in a Q&A.
Free class 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Enrollment is now open! Please take a look at the schedule below and contact us for additional information.
Friday 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm | Sunday 7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Foundations of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga with Lisa Black
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Tina Templeman
Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 1 with Lisa Black
Practice Teaching and Feedback
Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 2 with Lisa Black
Practice Teaching and Feedback
History of Yoga, the 8 Limbs of Yoga Philosophy and Foundations of Ayurveda with Jodi Boone
Teaching Yoga with Adaptation and Modifications
Gentle Flow and Yin with Jodi Boone
Teaching Variations and Intermediate Postures
Business of Teaching Yoga
Final Practice Teaching with Coaching and Feedback
"It took me some time to realize that I am finally doing what I wanted to do. My job brings joy to people. And part of my job is active exercising my mind and body via yoga. I wanted to combine passion (hobby), sport and a job in one source of happiness and income. Looks like it happened." Irina - 2015 Graduate
"Doing my 200 hr yoga teacher training at Shakti totally changed my life. Shakti's TT program is unique because it puts a large emphasis on personal growth and this prepared me to be a powerful yoga teacher. It gave me the tools I needed to let go of my fears and to be my most authentic self when I teach yoga. During training, my favorite weekend was TAP because Lisa is a master at hands-on-assisting and her passion is contagious! Plus, I love the friends I made through training - we still meet up every week to catch up and support each other. I'm so glad I took the leap and did my yoga teacher training at Shakti — money very well spent!" Chamonix - 2014 Graduate
"It's not easy but it is simple: You just commit to showing up. You really don't need anything else to start. Truly, my life has been forever changed... It's all worth it." Betsey - 2014 Graduate
"Teacher Training provided me with the tools to let go of the fear that was holding me back and explore new possibilities. It strengthened my practice, my leadership skills, and my confidence. It inspired me to inspire others." Emily - 2013 Graduate