2018-19 | yoga alliance certified

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Offered as CE credit in 150 Hour Weekend Modules.
Open to all 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teachers.

Director: Keli Lalita

Faculty: Heather Dacus, Ann Biasetti, Nini Gridley, and Edwin Bryant

Prerequisites: Proof of having completed a 200 hour training; and the ability to practice intermediate level asana.

training hours include:

Five mandatory (if participating in the full 150 hours) in-house training weekends, 10 hours of Karma Yoga (community service); and 10 additional hours of reading & writing. WEEKEND 1:  The art of Yin Yoga, advanced pranayama, and the Women of Bhakti.

module 1—The Art of Yin Yoga

September 28-30, 2018

For those looking to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga. Learn the philosophy and benefits of Yin and how it’s different from more active Yang practices; as well as anatomy, postures, energy lines, adjustments, and propping. Come to embody the benefits of Yin Yoga in both theory and practice! 

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of Yin through direct experience and begin to understand what it means to become the observer, and move away from being the doer.

  • Explore the foundations of how Yin works on the physical body, and the balance between Yin stillness and Yang movement.

  • Come to embody the Four Elements of Yin Yoga: Proper Placement, Stillness, Time & Breath.

  • Study classical Yin postures; learn which poses are Yin poses and why.

  • Explore sequencing, intention setting and theme creation.

  • Learn how to use props and lighting to support the deep, full body release of students. 

MODULE 2—Seven Windows to the Soul

October 26-28, 2018

Experience your seven sacred energy centers in this exciting weekend featuring the journey of empowerment and enlightenment up the chakra system. Through yoga, meditation, experiential partner work and dharma talks, Nini Gridley, certified Sacred Centers Teacher and Healer, offers you tools and training that clear energetic blocks and allow you to open to your Soul’s true nature. Deepen your experience of yourself as you identify and heal imbalances in the subtle body to pave the way for health in body, mind and spirit. As you open the seven windows to your soul and become more radiant, you open your mind and heart to skillfully teach yoga to each of your students with renewed brilliance.

MODULE 3—The Power of Sound

November 16-18, 2018

Come to understand the purpose and power of Mantra and Kirtan, and how they can be used to deepen our teachings and spiritual experience. When set with intention, these ancient chants have the ability to quiet the mind, cultivate deep connection, and raise the collective vibration. Keli will teach the basics of playing harmonium, and we’ll study the Hanuman Chalisa with world-renowned kirtan artist Nina Rao.

*Participants are encouraged to stay for a Saturday evening Kirtan concert with Nina Rao. 

MODULE 4—The Art of Sequencing

December 7-9, 2018

Understanding Vinyasa Krama:  Learn how to safely bring students into more advanced asanas that require a greater deal of flexibility and strength. The focus will be on arm balances, the pigeon variations, Hanumanasana, and Vishvamitrasana. Hone your sequencing skills so that you can intentionally, confidently, and safely bring your students toward the deepest variation of each asana by focusing on the steps along the way, which, themselves alone, have tremendous value. During the weekend we will also learn appropriate counterbalances to bring equilibrium to the body and mind, both physically and energetically, in order to compliment these very solar, heating poses.  

MODULE 5—Bhakti and the Krishna Tradition

January 25-27, 2019

Hinduism in India is essentially bhakti: traditionally, Indians have not imbibed the yogic world view from dense philosophical texts like the Yoga Sutras, but from the colorful and popular narratives of yoga tales derived from a genre of texts called the Puranas. It is in these texts that Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, is outlined and exemplified, and it is through these tales and legends that Hinduism has spread and remained vibrant across the centuries. This weekend workshop will consist of a reading of selections of the best known and loved bhakti yoga stories and teachings from the Bhagavata Purana, focusing on the amazing lives of the best known yogis of yore, and of their astonishing yoga practices. 

self-investment includes:

  • 150 hours of training with several experienced instructors

  • Yoga Alliance accreditation (toward 500 Hours)

  • In-depth manual

  • Discounted classes during period of study

  • Healthy snacks

Modules may be taken individually or as a whole. All credit hours may be put toward the 300 Hour Advanced Certification through the Yoga Mandali Yoga School.


Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2019
(Five long weekends):

  • September 28-30

  • October 26-28

  • November 16-18

  • December 7-9

  • January 25-27

Class Times:


7:30am - 6:00pm

7:30am - 4:00pm


$525 each

$2,225 (with $500
deposit due 9/21/18)


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