2019-2020 | yoga alliance certified


Directors: Keli Lalita and Heather Dacus

Faculty: Ann Biasetti, Nini Gridley, and Edwin Bryant

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal practice or be of service to others, Yoga Teacher Training is a journey of inner healing and empowerment. Find your voice and unique teaching style while deepening your understanding of anatomy, intelligent sequencing, and yogic philosophy. Empower yourself to move beyond comfort zones, toward a deeper sense of authenticity. Become a Certified Yoga Teacher!

200 hour training includes:

  • Understand the biomechanics of forward bends, back bends, twists, hips openers, inversions, and arm balances. Learn the functions and benefits of the asana families, as well as the functional anatomy of the body.

  • Embody and then teach classical asana alignments. Deeply connect to the physical, spiritual and emotional function and benefit of each pose.

  • Receive the tools to create a safe, open and conscious environment in which your students feel completely supported and cared for on their yoga journey.

  • Explore the potency of connection to the breath in both movement and stillness.

  • Learn a variety of sun salutations and the art of dynamic vinyasa flow, becoming adept at how to sequence classes according to the classical system of "Vinyasa Krama", or intelligent pose progression.

  • Become confident in verbal alignment cues, guiding student's bodies and minds through postures in a safe, protected and sacred environment.

  • Learn the Chakra System from Nini Gridley, our area’s premiere teacher of this subtle body system.

  • Develop empathy and compassion for your students, and learn how to address their needs both physically and emotionally as Ann Biasetti, Ph.D leads you through an introduction into the embodied foundations of mindfulness practices.

  • Meditation, pranayama, mantra and kirtan will be part of every weekend. In this way you will develop your own spiritual strength and create a repertoire to share with your students.

  • Yoga Mandali offers the unique chance to study Yogic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita with one of the foremost scholars in the field of Yoga Philosophy, Edwin Bryant, Ph.D. Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic Languages and cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for 3 years and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. He has been a practitioner of yoga for over 35 years.

self-investment includes:

  • 200 hours of training with several experienced instructors—

    • Directed by: Keli Lalita, ERYT-500 and Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, ERYT-500;

    • Assisted by: Ann Biasetti, PhD, ERYT-500, C-IAYT; Nini Gridley, MEd; and Edwin Bryant, PhD (Harvard/Rutgers Professor).

  • Yoga Alliance certification

  • In-depth manual, including class sequences, mantras and philosophy

  • Discounted classes during period of study

  • A healthy meal on Friday nights and snacks available throughout weekend


Sept. 2019 - Feb. 2020
(Eight long weekends):

  • September 20-22

  • October 11-13

  • November 1-3

  • November 15-17

  • December 6-8

  • January 3-5

  • January 24-26

  • February 7-9

Class Times:


7:30am - 5:00pm

7:30am - 4:00pm


EARLY BIRD—$3,050 (paid in full by July 31)

AFTER JUL 31—$3,250 (with $500 deposit)

  • $500 due 7/31

  • $1000 due 8/31

  • $1000 due 10/12

  • $750 due 11/16


Download your application form here
or pick one up at the studio. Class size is limited to 20 people.


Contact the Studio:


454 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY