Yoga Shakti Teacher Training
& Advanced Yoga Studies

Registered With Yoga Alliance At 200 & 500 Hours

200 Hour Foundational Training 300 Hour Advanced Training

“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind, at that time the seer rests in his own nature, at other times he identifies with the movement of the mind”

- Yoga Sutra of Patanjali


Yoga Shakti’s Advanced Yoga Studies and Teacher Training Program is intended for yoga practitioners who seek an understanding and internal experience of the traditional and authentic aspects of yoga.  From the philosophy, practices and underlying concepts of yoga to the history of the ancient Vedic and yogic culture, the course has been designed to help students develop not just into well-rounded yoga teachers, but internally balanced human beings.  Through a process of self-discovery, students learn to incorporate the subtleties of the yogic teachings into their daily lives, enabling them to build inner strength and experience glimpses of the self-realization that is the true gift of yoga.  Yoga Shakti’s community oriented and supportive environment establishes a solid foundation upon which the internal yogic journey can flourish.

Foundational and Advanced Teacher Training The training is divided into two programs; completion of both offers Yoga Alliance registration at the 500 Hour level.  The 200 Hour program, lasting three months, provides a solid foundation in the structure and practice of poses and prepares the student to teach.  Over the course of the six month, 300 Hour program we build on this foundation and delve deeper into more advanced class sequencing, workshop development, and further study in the anatomy and physiology of yoga.  We also explore the more subtle teachings of yoga with Sanskrit, chants and mantras, pranayama and meditation.

By the completion of the course, graduates will not only have learned about yoga, but have become better yogis: human beings capable of being balanced, happy, free and accomplished.  Graduates will also have access to further study tools, mentoring, and assistant teaching opportunities to hone their skills as instructors.  The curriculum’s emphasis on experiential education and practical application rather than memorization of information, ensures that graduates are as prepared for a successful teaching career as they are for a successful yogic life. 


“My experience with Diana Pipaloff and the Yoga Shakti teacher training program was an unforgettable journey. Diana’s dedication to excellence and preserving the ancient philosophy and practice of yoga has truly transformed my yoga practice and ultimately my life…I found my heart blossoming, my mind opening and my body becoming liberated.

Diana’s loving and nurturing approach to yoga practice and teaching it, combined with structure and discipline is the foundation by which my training prepared me to teach!  I truly feel (it) was the best gift I have ever given myself, and in turn I am able to share that gift with others. That is the greatest gift of all!”  - Shanti W.