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Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training


The Shakti Yoga Academy Hybrid YTT-200

Become Certified Anywhere in the World

There are two aspects to the Shakti Yoga Academy (SYA) hybrid training program.

1. The learning and content component is delivered through our Training Portal, via audio recordings, video recordings and documents. In addition, you will have self-study components based on assigned readings and application-based homework. You will submit your text, audio, and video homework files to us online, and we will provide feedback on your file submissions, as well as frequent video conferencing.

2. The required contact hours where you have to meet with your mentor (requirement is approximately 180 contact hours).

Local: Contact hours with certified trainers Andie and Sarah at our studio in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Remote: Put us in touch with your favorite Yoga Alliance certified (RYT-200) teacher so we can verify their credentials. Do your contact hours with them.


1. Learning and content component- online delivery: $1,200 (50% off through the end of August)
2. Contact hours with SYA ambassador/lead trainer: $1,500

Local Hybrid total investment: $2,700
Remote Hybrid total investment: $1,200 (50% off through the end of August), plus your chosen mentor’s fee for the 180 contact hours.

The online learning and content component payment of $1,200.00 (50% off through the end of August) is due upon program registration. The payment plan for the SYA contact hours (Local) can be broken up into three payments of $500 each.

**this is a non-refundable training**

Shakti Yoga Academy

Local Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by Shakti Yoga Academy

Fill out our brief application, then you’ll schedule an introductory phone call so we can get acquainted and let you know what you need to get started with the program.


Shakti Yoga Academy

Remote Hybrid YTT-200

Mentored by Your Certified Yoga Teacher

Fill out our brief application, then you’ll schedule an introductory phone call so we can get acquainted and let you know what you need to get started with the program.

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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