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Shakti Yoga Academy

EverLimitless is your resource for online and in-person yoga education. It’s very important for us to create an accessible, welcoming and supportive environment for our students and trainees.

We believe that yoga is more than just an asana practice and through this journey, our goal is to help you tap into your inner power through self-discovery and get in touch with the essence of what yoga is all about. Our goal is to empower our yogis with the knowledge and confidence needed to begin teaching yoga and to begin transforming lives. Lead teachers Andie Chiasson and Sarah Zimmer will guide you on this epic path with humor, kindness and a sense of community.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The start of your teaching journey

Face to Face, 7 Month Program

EverLimitless and Shakti Yoga Academy share a space with 409 Fitness Studio in Thibodaux, Louisiana. We’d love to talk to you about accomplishing your dream of becoming a yoga teacher. Email, call or come by (ask for Andie or Sarah):

311 St. Phillip Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
[email protected]
(985) 688-2040

Sarah Zimmer and Andie Chiasson

Do all your learning online and receive the Shakti Yoga Academy Online Certificate from anywhere in the world.

If a Yoga Alliance certification is not your thing, then our 20-hour online certification is the course for you.

Our online course is coming soon.

The Shakti Yoga Academy Online Yoga Teacher Training provides all of the same information that a 200 hour certification does, but without the in-depth interaction with a teacher/mentor. You’ll still take a final exam in order to get the certificate of completion, and for some studios, the certificate is all you need to be able to teach.

It’s convenient, self-paced, and thorough, and taught through a multi-disciplinary approach. We make ancient eastern traditions accessible and understandable for Western yogis.

    • Gain the knowledge and skills to teach community or private yoga classes.
    • Develop an intricate understanding of
      • The anatomy and physiology of yoga
      • The 8 limbs, and philosophy of yoga
      • Class structure

Do your training both online and in the studio

Our Hybrid YTT-200 program offers two formats, and empowers you to learn at your own pace, with the 20-hour curriculum taken online, in the comfort of your own home.

Two Hybrid Formats

Remote Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by Your Favorite Teacher Anywhere in the World!

20 Hour Online Learning Component

and

Your 180 contact hours mentored by your favorite, Yoga Alliance certified (RYT-200) teacher.

Local Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by
Shakti Yoga Academy

20 Hour Online Learning Component

and

Your 180 contact hours mentored by Shakti Yoga Academy, at our studio in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Payment plans available. Click below to learn more.

Bhakti Bliss

Shakti Yoga Academy
Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

at Blue Osa Resort, Costa Rica

Summer 2020

May 23 – June 6

Teachers: Andie Chiasson, ERYT-200
& Sarah Zimmer, ERYT-200

In The Studio

Face to Face, 7 Month Program

EverLimitless and Shakti Yoga Academy share a space with 409 Fitness Studio in Thibodaux, Louisiana. We’d love to talk to you about accomplishing your dream of becoming a yoga teacher. Email, call or come by (ask for Andie or Sarah):

311 St. Phillip Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
[email protected]
(985) 688-2040

Sarah Zimmer and Andie Chiasson
Online Only

Do all your learning online and receive the Shakti Yoga Academy Online Certificate from anywhere in the world.

If a Yoga Alliance certification is not your thing, then our 20-hour online certification is the course for you.

Our online course is coming soon.

The Shakti Yoga Academy Online Yoga Teacher Training provides all of the same information that a 200 hour certification does, but without the in-depth interaction with a teacher/mentor. You’ll still take a final exam in order to get the certificate of completion, and for some studios, the certificate is all you need to be able to teach.

It’s convenient, self-paced, and thorough, and taught through a multi-disciplinary approach. We make ancient eastern traditions accessible and understandable for Western yogis.

    • Gain the knowledge and skills to teach community or private yoga classes.
    • Develop an intricate understanding of
      • The anatomy and physiology of yoga
      • The 8 limbs, and philosophy of yoga
      • Class structure
Hybrid

Do your training both online and in the studio

Our Hybrid YTT-200 program offers two formats, and empowers you to learn at your own pace, with the 20-hour curriculum taken online, in the comfort of your own home.

Two Hybrid Formats

Remote Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by Your Favorite Teacher Anywhere in the World!

20 Hour Online Learning Component

and

Your 180 contact hours mentored by your favorite, Yoga Alliance certified (RYT-200) teacher.

Local Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by
Shakti Yoga Academy

20 Hour Online Learning Component

and

Your 180 contact hours mentored by Shakti Yoga Academy, at our studio in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Payment plans available. Click below to learn more.

Retreats

Bhakti Bliss

Shakti Yoga Academy
Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

at Blue Osa Resort, Costa Rica

Summer 2020

May 23 – June 6

Teachers: Andie Chiasson, ERYT-200
& Sarah Zimmer, ERYT-200

Click to view sylabus

Syllabus Outline

By the end of this training, participants will have accomplished the following:

  • Techniques, Training and Practice
    • Asanas
      • A fundamental understanding of the elements of Sun Salutations- including poses, alignment, benefits and breath work
      • Knowledge of the alignment forms, actions/engagement, modifications, progressions and benefits of the various categories of poses including:
        • Standing Poses
        • Seated Poses
        • Arm Balances and Inversions
        • Forward Bends
        • Back Bends
        • Supine Poses
        • Restorative/Pre-savasana
    • An understanding of the use of props for modifying poses
    • Develop an understanding of performing hands on physical adjustments in a safe and professional way within a wide range of poses
    • Sequencing
      • A basic understanding of how each pose works with one another in Vinyasa Sequencing
      • Understanding of how to sequence for a “climactic” pose
    • Meditation Practices
      • Learn the basic techniques and benefits of meditation
      • Develop a Home practice
      • Practice Guided Meditation
    • Mantra Practices
      • Be introduced to meaning and differences between English Mantras and Sanskrit Mantras
      • Develop and understanding and benefits of using mantras in a yoga practice
    • Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
      • An understanding through practice of various breathing techniques along with their benefits
      • An awareness of how to connect the breath with movement through the postures in a flow sequence
  • Teaching Methodology
    • Communication
      • Learn to communicate effectively with others using yoga language and terminology including proper pronunciation of common sanskrit words.
      • Be able to explain the benefits of yoga postures in the context of a class.
      • Be able to discern the needs of the student and give the verbal adjustments needed.
      • Be able to perform correct hands on assists in a group or in a class
    • Learn how to lead a group
      • Learn how to create and lead a Centering/Opening Meditation
      • Be able to lead savasana
      • Be able to explain a mantra and lead a mantra with a group
    • Knowledge of how to create and sequence a vinyasa flow class
    • Finding Your Inner Teacher
      • Explore a variety of teaching styles and find one that fits you.
      • Learn to use your voice and be creative and authentic to yourself in your teaching while still being clear, confident and professional.
    • Qualities of a Yoga teacher
  • Anatomy and Physiology (20 hours)
    • Anatomy of muscles
    • Anatomy of bones
    • Anatomy of joints
    • Understanding body movement
    • Understanding yoga alignment
      • Alignment form
      • Alignment action
    • Chakras
    • Understand Planes of Movement
  • Yoga Philosophy (30 hours)
    • 8 Limbs
    • Bhakti
    • Yoga Sutras
    • Hindu Mythology
    • Meditation
    • Mantra
    • Being in Service
    • Ethics of a yoga teacher
    • The evolution of yoga: Modern Yoga versus Traditional yoga
  • Reading & Discussion to go with Non-contact hours
    • “The Journey Home”
    • “Be Love Now”
    • “Awakening Shakti” (Hindu Mythology and Meditation)d
    • “The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living” by Stephen Cope
    • “The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy” by Stuart Sarbacker
    • Writing Assignments on: take-aways from classes, meditation. Mantra,
  • Practicum (10 hours)
    • Teaching a community class – Design and lead a 60-90 minute vinyasa flow sequence in presence of LYT
    • Teach Sun Salutations A & B in presence of LYT
    • Observing other teachers and give feedback
    • Assists- perform assists in the context of a class in the presence of LYT
    • Take a written comprehensive final exam
  • Enduring Understanding and Overall Learning Objectives:
    • Feel comfortable taking the seat of a teacher
    • Have a basic understanding of the 8 limbs of yoga
    • Understand and apply practices of Bhakti yoga
      • Poetry in class
      • Music in class
      • Dharma talks
      • Heart connection
    • Learn in-depth the yoga poses and their benefits
    • Learn how to modify poses for different abilities and body types
    • Learn the basics of yogic breathing and the benefits
    • Learn the basics of meditation and its benefits
      • Develop a daily meditation practice
      • Be able to lead a centering meditation and savasana
    • Develop an at-home yoga and meditation practice
    • Learn the language of yoga
    • Understand and apply the fundamentals of vinyasa sequencing
    • Learn to use your voice and be creative and authentic to yourself while still being clear, confident and professional
    • Learn the importance of props and how to use them
    • Understand modern and traditional yoga philosophies and how they apply to life practices
    • Be able to confidently teach a beginners yoga class