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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Trauma Informed

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The Roots

You'll be learning Hatha/Vinyasa style yoga from the Akhanda lineage; taught to me by Adi Shakti and to her by Yogrishi Vishvketu (whom I was also fortunate to study with in India). Why is lineage important?? We'll learn a lot more about this, but in short, lineage provides unity between a disciple of yoga and the historical origin of the practice. It is the foundation of yoga's heritage - humble, subtle and free from the pitfalls of individual ego.

You will leave this training with the confident ability to create and guide a yoga class, understanding of teaching through a trauma informed lens, as well as learning many things that apply to living your yoga (far beyond the poses).

What to Expect

You can expect to feel inspired, overwhelmed, proud, scared, nervous, empowered, strong, weak, tired, rejuvenated, and the other million feelings and emotions that exist. Please walk into this knowing that we will go deep, we will connect with each other, we will share and be vulnerable as we work through what we know, don't know, thought we knew, and realize how much there is to learn! But, to summarize... you will get out of it what you put into it and can count on at least these things: 
* The ability to safely and confidently sequence and guide a yoga class. 
* Understanding of Yoga history, our lineage, and Yoga philosophy.
* Pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, whether to guide or for your own practice.
* Teaching methodology, ethics, basics, and techniques to be inclusive to all bodies and abilities.
* Basic Anatomy and Physiology to knowledgably guide students safely in their body to their ability.
* How to look at the world, and teach, through a trauma informed lens, understanding that we all have triggers and that it's important to recognize them in ourself and others so that we can all work to be better and more compassionate humans.
* A general understanding of our Nervous System and how to find balance through Breathwork and Movement.
* Understanding of our energy bodies through study of the Chakras. 
* Mantras & Mudras
* Yoga and Sound Healing
* And you'll learn things about YOU that feel brand new and maybe a little exciting or scary, but guess what? You'll be held and in a safe space through it all. 

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Sample Schedule

The Healing Shack is at least 8 miles from somewhere, so it will inevitably be a drive for you (and it's totally worth it)... I'm throwing some extra times in to account for potential snow days.


In Person Classes will be: (7 weekends)
Saturdays & Sundays 8am-6pm


Seven weekends times 20 hours is 140 hours, where are the other 60?
Required reading, class sequencing, and other assigned classes you will need to attend (in your time) to complete the program make up the remaining time.

- Anatomy lecture at Luther College is in Decorah, Iowa. If this is more than a 30 mile drive for you, I will provide you with lodging in Decorah that weekend. 
- These sessions are all in person and they are REQUIRED to complete the course, so please be mindful of the dates and we will work together to jump any hurdles.

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TOTAL INVESTMENT: $3000 (paid in full- other options available)

Non-Refundable Down Payment of $500 due by December 1st, 2024 (this counts toward total cost).

(in order of most to least cost effective)

1. Pay in Full: Pay $500 down payment by December 1st, 2024 and your remaining balance by January 1st, 2025. Making your total amount owed $3000 (saving you $300).

2. Monthly Payments: Pay $500 down payment by December 1st, 2024 and make $450/month payments December through May; which comes to $3200 (saving you $100).

3. Biweekly Payments: Pay $500 down payment by December 1st, 2024 and make ten payments of $280 biweekly through January 5-May 31st, 2024; which comes to $3300.

4. Extended Monthly Payments: Pay $500 down payment by December 1st, 2024 and make $375/month payments December through July; which comes to $3,500.


  • All Yoga classes at the Healing Shack are free for you during your training.

  • Prices DO include your training manual, but do not include required books.

  • Down Payment is non refundable.*

  • Certification will not be issued until you are paid in full.


  • "The Bhagavad Gita" by Stephen Mitchell

  • "Living Your Yoga" by Judith Hansen Lasatar

  • "The Yamas and Niyamas" by Deborah Adele

  •  "The Yoga Sutras" by Sri Swami Satchidananda 

  • "Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga" by David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper

  • "Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Practice" by Susanna Barkataki

This is a very time intensive training and includes the collaboration of other experts, teachers, and facilitators, therefore; there will be no refunds given once you have committed to the training.


Please be sure this is an investment you want to make before you commit as space is limited and I don't want you to have to pay if you're not able to be in it for the duration.

Need a little encouragement?

Some feedback from previous YTT Students:

" was a very unique organic experience and I loved how we learned from different teachers in the area. I feel like this an exciting first step on a never ending journey."

"The container you put together and held for us was invaluable. The relationships built are for-life; and I am so thankful for them."


"My time in yoga teacher training completely exceeded my expectations. Going into this, I thought I was going to learn how to be a yoga teacher and bring yoga to my community...And, I did get that. But I also received so much more. I learned more about who I am and how I show up in the world."

" You have been my teacher for so many years and I feel like I really resonate with your energy and style of teaching. I really feel so safe and supported in your presence and that feeling really helped me complete this training."

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