Advanced Yoga Teacher Training


The Energetics of Yoga Advanced Teacher Training program is for current 200-hour teachers who would like to build upon the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga while incorporating shamanic elements and circle work into their classes. You will explore principles and techniques with more detail and more subtlety, empowering you to teach with greater knowledge and skill. During the training, you will hone your personal expression of yoga, to teach with true authenticity.

The training is divided into four “elemental” modules which you can take in any order. You will be eligible for Yoga Alliance 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher status when you have completed all four modules and accumulated 100 hours of teaching experience, although registration is optional and you may simply take modules of interest.

The Advanced Training modules invite you to clarify your powerful alignment cues, connect with various learning styles, and use your language and voice to teach effectively in every class. You will dig into physical and energetic anatomy to create a safe and benefical yoga practice for your students, while exploring how elements of other styles of yoga and complementary practices can bring more substance and uniqueness to your classes. The modules encourage you to truly embody your practice and embrace teaching yoga as a service to others.

Each module is held over four weekends spread over a six to eight week period. Please see the current schedule below and use the links to register for each module. Please note that you must enroll in each module individually. We are limited to six participants per module, so registering early is recommended.

Earth module: shapeshifting through asana, applied anatomy and adjustments

During the Earth module you will expand your understanding of:

  • The form and function of key asanas, the common foundations within categories of poses, and the application of that knowledge to teach more pose variations and advanced poses
  • Demonstrating, observing, and adjusting asanas
  • Human physical anatomy and physiology
  • Healthy movement patterns
  • The application of anatomical knowledge to the practice of yoga, its benefits, and contraindications
  • Adapting the practice of yoga to special populations such as the elderly, pregnant women, and children
  • Shapeshifting through the embodiment of nature’s movements and forms

Air module: breath, communication and storytelling

During the Air Module, you will hone your teaching skills in the following areas:

  • Learning style-based instruction of yoga
  • Using your language and voice to better communicate with and cue your students
  • Incorporating philosophy and story-telling into your yoga classes
  • Sharing the mythology and allegory of yoga and other cultures to expand awareness
  • Pranayama for centering and deeper awareness, including shamanic breath practices for shifting consciousness

Water module: Energetic anatomy and the mind-body-spirit connection

During the Water Module, you will explore the energetic anatomy of yoga, including:

  • The Chakra system
  • Nadis and Bandhas
  • Meridians, Taoism and Yin Yoga
  • Mudras
  • Western psychology and yoga
  • Mantra and Bhakti

Prerequisite: Level I attunement in Reiki or similar energy healing modality is required to enable you to better connect to and experience the energy body. (Contact me for upcoming Shamanic Reiki trainings.)

Fire module: Yoga as your life and your work

During the Fire Module, you will become truly authentic in your offerings by exploring:

  • Teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga
  • Yoga as a form of and a path to activism
  • Sequencing and vinyasa to create a shamanic flow in your yoga classes
  • Incorporating aspects of different contemporary yoga styles in your classes
  • Teaching unique workshops and working with clients one-on-one
  • The business and promotion of your yoga offerings

You are ready to reach higher! Register below for one or more Energetics of Yoga Advanced Teacher Training modules.

Each module meets over four weekends, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, except the final Saturday when we will stay until 9:30 p.m. for ceremony and celebration. Attendance at all eight classes is mandatory to earn your completion certificate. Please confirm your availability and commit to the dates before registering for a module.

Follow the link in each module to register and complete your application online. Note that you must register separately for each module you wish to take. Modules are limited to six participants, so please register early.

These modules are only open to those who have completed a 200-hour (or comparable) yoga teacher training.

The cost per module is $750, which includes all the required sessions as well as books and other materials. It is my intention to include all committed teachers who truly love yoga and want to advance without an undue financial burden. Extended payment options are available. An invoice will be forwarded upon your acceptance into the module with instructions for payment or to make other arrangements.

Air Module 2018

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February 10th and 11th

February 24th and 25th

March 10th and 11th

March 24th and 25th

(We will be staying until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th.)

True North Yoga’s Benchmark Studio
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, NY

Water Module 2018

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April 28th and 29th

May 5th and 6th

May 19th and 20th

June 2nd and 3rd

(We will be staying until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd.)

True North Yoga’s Benchmark Studio
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, NY

Fire Module 2018

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August 4th and 5th

August 18th and 19th

September 8th and 9th

September 15th and 16th

(We will be staying until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th.)

True North Yoga’s Benchmark Studio
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, NY

Earth Module 2018

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September 29th and 30th

October 13th and 14th

October 27th and 28th

November 10th and 11th

(We will be staying until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10th.)

True North Yoga’s Benchmark Studio
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, NY

Not local? There are beautiful places to stay close to the True North Yoga studio in Keene Valley.

I recommend the Roostercomb Inn, just a short walk from the studio and run by one of the yoga teachers. Visit their website at for information and booking.

Also within walking distance are the Ausable Inn (contact them at (518) 576-9584) and the Keene Valley Hostel.

There are a number of dining options in the area, including SubAlpine Coffee next door and the Noonmark Diner directly across the street.

Our High Peaks location is in the heart of the Adirondack mountains and a wonderful place to visit in all seasons. Your teacher training weekends will feel like mini-vacations.