Teacher Training Modules and Certification Courses

The following courses are available individually for Yoga Alliance CEs and/or credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced YTT.

Requirements for SSAYTT 300-hour Yoga Alliance Certification: 

One must choose and complete seven to nine* of the training modules (including the required modules) and one or two* retreat immersions within a 3-year time span of the first completed module.

*The number of modules required varies based on the number and length of retreat immersions taken. Seven modules are required if one participants in a single 10-day retreat immersion or two retreats with a minimum of 8 total retreat days. Eight modules are required if one participates in a single 5-day retreat immersion or two 3-day retreats and nine modules are required if one participates in a single 3-day retreat immersion. When taking more than one retreat for credit they must be of a different theme (different title.)

  • Yoga Nidra TT Online- Feb 2019

    Performing yoga nidra outdoors on a grassy hillside

    We invite you to experience and become certified in Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation in this 4-week Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation.

    February 25 - March 24 at
  • Big Sky Retreat: Awakening Creativity through Yantra Painting, Yoga & Meditation

    Join us in the Land of Enchantment amidst red cliffs and endless vistas and open to your creativity through planetary yantra painting, Kundalini Yoga, meditation and an exploration of astrological planetary archetypes.

    April 1 - April 8 at Ghost Ranch
  • Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Teachers: Level II

    Are you a yoga teacher that would like to build upon your current understanding of yogic philosophy? Are you ready to take your practice and your teaching to the next level? Join us for Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Teachers and explore the wisdom teachings of this time-honored path through an avenue applicable to today's world.

    April 15 - May 12 at
  • Pranayama & Meditation Teacher Training

    Pranayama on Ledge

    Gain an in-depth understanding of the theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama and the stages of meditation. Through daily pranayama classes and practice teaching sessions, participants learn how to create a variety of pranayama sequences for specific needs.

    June 7 - June 10 at The Dancing Elephant
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training – Maine

    A group stands in Vrksasana on a hilltop

    Join us for a 4-day intensive to learn how to tailor your yoga teaching through the sublime healing system of Ayurveda, the sister-science to Yoga.

    June 21 - June 24 at Bliss Yoga & Healing Arts
  • Yoga Nidra TT Online- June 2019

    A circle of people lie in Svanasana on a hilltop

    We invite you to experience and become certified in Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation in this 4-week Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation.

    June 3 - June 30 at Online
  • Yoga Nidra TT- Maine

    A circle of people lie in Svanasana on a hilltop

    We invite you to experience and become certified in Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation. It is a systematic method of inducing deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

    June 28 - July 1 at Bliss Yoga & Healing Arts
  • Return to the Source: A Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

    A view of lakeside cabins at Borestone Retreat

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on the shores of Midday and Sunset Ponds at the tranquil Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary and renew with silence, a slower pace, and time to connect with your Soul. Join us for three days of social silence, yoga, meditation, and a time to honor the Source within.

    August 5 - August 8 at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
  • Bhakti Yoga & Bhagavad Gita Intensive

    close up of a harmonium player's hand in a Bhakti yoga class

    Explore the spiritual heart of yoga through the practice of Bhakti Yoga and learn about the path of Karma Yoga with study of the Bhagavad Gita. This module features an experiential and philosophical exploration into the path of Bhakti Yoga through kirtan, mantra, and talks on this branch of yoga.

    September 27 - September 30 at The Dancing Elephant
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

    a pregnant woman in a supported yoga pose

    The ShivaShakti Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training provides participants with a strong foundation in teaching asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and meditation to pregnant women. This 4-day course focuses on teaching yoga practices that support a pregnant woman by both relaxing and strengthening her body and mind.

    October 3 - October 6 at The Dancing Elephant
  • Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

    A senior woman performs restorative yoga on a dock by the ocean

    Senior interest in yoga as a healthful activity continues to rise, but as an instructor you might be unsure about just what to teach to this enthusiastic population. In Yoga for Seniors we will address common physical issues that will need accommodation in your class, including osteoporosis, arthritis, COPD or CAD.

    October 11 - October 14 at 47 Main Street
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training- Online

    A line of yoga practitioners stand in Virabhadrasana II

    Join us for a 4-week online course to learn how to tailor your yoga teaching through the sublime healing system of Ayurveda, the sister-science to Yoga. Yoga Alliance CEs available for RYTs.

    September 23 - October 20 at Online
  • Yoga Nidra TT Online- Oct 2019

    Performing yoga nidra outdoors on a grassy hillside

    We invite you to experience and become certified in Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation in this 4-week Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation.

    October 21 - November 17 at Online
  • Radiance & Rejuvenation India Retreat: A Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Immersion

    Journey to the motherland of Yoga and immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and ayurveda at the peaceful sanctuary of Maitreyi Vedic Village. Relax in the quiet and beauty of nature in the Tamil Nadu countryside away from cities and a busy pace of life. Take time to connect with your Soul opening to your innate radiance. Each morning of this 10-day retreat we will awake to greet the day with Vedic ...

    February 25, 2020 - March 6, 2020 at Maitreyi Vedic Village