2018-19 | yoga alliance certified


Directors: Heather Dacus & Keli Lalita

Faculty: Ann Biasetti, Nini Gridley, and Edwin Bryant

Teacher training is more than learning to teach yoga postures; it is a journey of personal healing, empowerment, and an awakening of one’s inner love for all beings and the Divine. Immerse yourself in the traditions of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, with the most acclaimed and knowledgeable instructors teaching the most comprehensive training available anywhere! We are so proud to offer this training with a complete staff of professionals having thousands of hours of combined teaching experience, maturity and expertise.

Our hope is that, though this training, you begin to understand that you already have so much to give. What you have done in your life is all beneficial and can inform and inspire your teaching. You have unique gifts to offer as a teacher and member of the greater yoga community. It is our desire that this training will awaken in you a life-long love of learning and practice, and empower you to go into the world and become part of the great lineage of Yoga teachings.

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 how to place them within the template of your classes.

  • Embody and then teach classical asana alignments. Deeply connect to the physical, spiritual and emotional function and benefit of each pose, and learn how to best share those realizations with your students.

  • 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, as well as how to create and teach a simple, solid class for beginners. Learn ways to offer challenging classes to advanced practitioners.

  • Unlock the power of Bandhas (energy locks) and Kriyas (cleansing movement with breath).

  • Study the functional anatomy of the miraculous body and how to support the individual needs of your students based on their uniqueness.

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

  • Become adept in the art of Vinyasa Flow yoga and how to sequence poses according to the classical system of "Vinyasa Krama", or intelligent pose progression, to first awaken and later strengthen and release the body under the guidance of Heather Dacus, an advanced level yoga teacher and DO (Doctor of Osteopathy).

  • Learn the Chakra System from Nini Gridley, our areas premiere teacher of this subtle body system, as well as an introduction to Yoga Nidra.

  • 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 a weekend introduction into the embodied foundations of mindfulness practices including meditation techniques, an introduction to Yoga Therapeutics and Restorative Yoga.

  • 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 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: Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, ERYT-500 and Keli Lalita, 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 and mantras and philosophy

  • Discounted classes during period of study

  • Healthy snacks


Sept. 2018 - Feb. 2019
(Eight long weekends):

  • September 21-23

  • October 5-7

  • November 2-5

  • November 16-18

  • December 7-9

  • January 4-6

  • January 25-27

  • February 15-17

Class Times:


7:30am - 6:00pm

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 9/23

  • $1000 due 11/5

  • $750 due 12/9


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