The ShivaShakti Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour level program in Maine. The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others. The program offers a strong foundation in asana, concentrating on alignment, vinyasa (flow), strength, and breath. ShivaShakti Yoga is a yoga of hard and soft with asana classes varying from physically vigorous Vinyasa flows to softer and more gentle classes. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student’s personal practice in addition to teaching methodology and its practical application. Classical yogic philosophy is interwoven throughout the program, drawing on Vedantic and Tantric beliefs. Students receive a thorough education in Anatomy and Physiology as it pertains to a yoga practice.The program also includes daily yogic chanting and meditation. For a more complete list of topics covered see the Curriculum below. Upon completion of the course, students receive their ShivaShakti Yoga Teacher Certification and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. ShivaShakti School of Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
This training is offered in Maine in a weekend format, consisting of seven 3-day weekend sessions that meet monthly for approximately six months. This schedule is beneficial to those students who want to continue working and living at home while participating in the program. The month interval between trainings provides ample time for assimilation of the depth of knowledge being covered. In between the weekend trainings, students are expected to practice regularly, honing the skills and embodying the information covered in the training. This 200-hour yoga teacher training limits enrollment to 20 participants to ensure plenty of trainee-instructor connection time.