"Anyone who practices yoga, and wants to learn more about themselves is a great candidate for
this program, whether you want to teach, or not. Completing teacher training has made me feel
more confident in many other aspects in my life. Many of my friends from teacher training talk
about how [it] helped them be more effective leaders at work, gave them the courage to try
other physical challenges and improved their relationships. This program has so much to offer both
in the way of yoga and personal growth. Go to the info session, and be open to possibility." -Emily, (2013 Teacher Training Graduate)



"Lisa, Thank you so much for your teaching training weekend at Shakti. I continue to be so impressed by your teaching and this was an opportunity to experience it at a much deeper level. I definitely experienced “some positive shifts” over the weekend and I would like to express my gratitude for creating the environment, intention, and energy for that to happen. Your presence, energy, voice, enthusiasm and experience exemplify what “a true teacher” looks like and it is a very clear example of what we can strive for--thank you for that!"
-Karen (2010 Teacher Training Graduate)

"I have been dedicated to my own yoga practice for many years. The Baptiste flow just seems to mold to my body, my breath, my own moving meditation. It all came to fruition when I attended Teacher Training at SHAKTI. I had an epiphany that teaching this style of yoga was my calling -- I owe it to my teachers, and all the beautiful yogis and yoginis that were there with me. Less than a year later, I have been participating in the Teacher Mentorship Program and the magic continues to unfold. It is a gift to see students in each new INTRO series go from being timid about yoga, their bodies, and breath, and step onto to their mats and find their own power in their practice in just 8 classes. I love it when I see students continue on the mat next to me after INTRO!" -Valerie



SHAKTI 200 Hour Teacher Training is designed and facilitated by:

Lisa Black, SHAKTI Founder, Senior Certified Baptiste Instructor, M.Ed., E-RYT 500 (Lead Instructor)

Deb Nielsen, RYT 200 (Instructor and Teacher Training Coordinator)

Tina Templeman, RYT 200 (Anatomy Instructor)

Zak Endicott, E-RYT 200 (Training Assistant)

Danielle Mika Nagel, E-RYT 500 (Guest instructor)

Bryan Kest, E-RYT 500 (Guest instructor)

Anchored in the Baptiste Yoga methodology, in this  training you will learn how to share  yourself, connect with others, and create positive change in the world. The skills and  experience you receive are applicable to any teaching or leadership role in or out of a  yoga studio.

Has yoga changed your life? Stand tall, be bold, and share why you love yoga! Learn to  teach yoga from a place of Truth, Power, Compassion, Authenticity and Passion! Enhance and refine your yoga practice, experience personal transformation, and learn to inspire others!

During this four-month, in-depth, comprehensive course of study, we will help you develop your personal strengths and use your opportunities as places for growth. Your skills will expand and evolve in this highly supportive environment, through discussion, contribution, personal involvement, community building, coaching, hands-on assisting, and practice teaching. The program includes an emphasis on learning practical skills and real classroom experience. Through your own personal transformation, you will learn how to support, guide, and inspire others on their own path of physical and spiritual awakening.

This 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teaching Training will include 180 hours of contact hours and 20 hours of independent study.

The skills and experience that you will receive include:
• Ability to teach a comprehensive, all-levels, challenging vinyasa yoga class
• Awareness of healthy asana alignment, form, and modifications
• Understanding of effective sequencing based on Baptiste Yoga methodology
• Ability to effectively assist and evaluate students’ needs
• Gaining real, hands-on practice teaching experience
• Ability to teach Ujjayi and other Pranayama breathing techniques
• Implementing knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology in yoga
• Gaining self-awareness through self-study, discussions, and personal coaching
• Overview of the history and roots of yoga through a study of the sutras and the Eight Limbs of yoga path.
• Practicing healthy, professional lifestyles, boundaries, and ethics for yoga teachers
• Implementing effective, powerful communication, presentation, and bold leadership skills
• Understanding of how we teach and live yoga beyond the classroom
• Learning the business of teaching yoga, creating programs, and owning studios.

Training Program Location:

SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga Redmond 16651 Redmond Way, Suite #170 map
Redmond, WA 98052 

Program Schedule:

Sept 12-Dec 13, 2014

Fridays 3:30--9:00pm

Saturdays 7:30am-7:30pm

Sundays 7:30am-4:00pm

Program Timeline (Subject to change):

April 1, 2014--REGISTRATION OPEN! Program Schedule/Pricing/Applications available April-August 30, 2013--Applications accepted and reviewed within 2-3 weeks

July 1, 2014--Date for early bird pricing discounts

August 29, 2014—All Final Payments due in full (non-refundable)

September 12-14, Weekend 1: Foundations

September 19-21, Weekend 2: Guest Master Teacher: Bryan Kest

September 26-28, Weekend 3: Your Authentic Voice as a teacher, Philosophy and History, & Guest Presenters: Rob & Melissa Lunsgaard

October 10-12, Weekend 4: Anatomy with Tina Templeman

October 24-26, Weekend 5: Teacher Assisting Program

November 7-9, Weekend 6: 8 Limbs of Yoga & the Subtle Body with Guest Instructor: Danielle Mika

November 21-23, Weekend 7: Turn your word upside down, Inversions

December 5-7, Weekend 8: Learn to fly, arm balances

December 12-13, Weekend 8.5: Exam, Practice teaching, Closing Celebration!

Program Cost*:

Early Registration before July 15, 2014 - $3200

$500 non-refundable deposit due with application (applied toward full tuition)

$1500 Due by July 22, 2014

$1200 Due by August 12, 2014

Registration after July 15, 2014 - $3500

$500 non-refundable deposit due with application (applied toward full tuition)

$1750 Due one week after your acceptance into the program

$1250 Due by August 29, 2014

Payment Options:

Mail check to Shakti Vinyasa Yoga – Redmond, 16651 Redmond Way, Suite 170, Redmond, WA  98052

Call Shakti Vinyasa Yoga – Redmond,  M – F from 9:00am – 1:30am with a credit card, 425.867.9642.

*Program Cost includes: A FREE Pass for unlimited yoga classes at all three Shakti Vinyasa Yoga studio locations is included in the cost of tuition. The unlimited pass will be valid from Sept 12- Dec 13, 2014.

Upon acceptance to the program, the $500 application fee is non-refundable. If cancel prior to August 12, the $500 application fee will be forfeited and the remaining tuition will be refunded. If cancel within 14 days before start of the training, the $500 application fee and 50% of the balance will be forfeited. Once the program begins, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


1) Download and submit application to teachertraining@shaktivinyasa.com or mail to Shakti Vinyasa Yoga – Redmond, 16651 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA  98052 (please keep a copy for your records)

2) Submit $500 non-refundable application deposit by check or credit card



3) Interview – you will be contacted for a phone interview within two weeks of submitting your application

4) Acceptance – you will receive an acceptance letter with further instructionsCALL WITH QUESTIONS: 425.867.9642

2014 SHAKTI 200 Hr Teacher Training Staff

Lisa Black

SHAKTI Founder, Senior Certified Baptiste Instructor, M.Ed., E-RYT 500 (Lead Instructor)


Deb Nielsen
RYT 200 (SHAKTI Senior Instructor and Teacher Training Coordinator)


Tina Templeman
RTY 200 (SHAKTI Senior Instructor and Anatomy Instructor)


Zak Endicott
E-RTY 200 (SHAKTI Select Instructor and Training Assistant)


Danielle Mika

E-RYT 500 (Guest Instructor)


danielleBryan Kest

E-RYT 500 (Guest Instructor)





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