200 hour teacher training

Shakti Power Yoga founders, Lauren Farina and Kelly Carter, created Shakti Yoga University to be an institute of higher learning and way of being through the practice of yoga.

Shakti Yoga University (SYU) is an accredited yoga teacher training school recognized by The Yoga Alliance. Our programs consists of 200 hour, 300 hour and all-day intensive trainings. In all trainings you can expect to discover the transformational power of yoga, and be taught lessons and given tools to shift your life and propel yourself into new possibilities.

Shakti U Facilitators: Murn Roberts, Lauren Farina, Kelly Carter, and Ruby Chandler

Shakti U Facilitators: Murn Roberts, Lauren Farina, Kelly Carter, and Ruby Chandler

Shakti Yoga University developed through our love of yoga and community. The goal has always been to share the teachings that have made us stronger leaders and teachers in every aspect of our lives. We intentionally designed these trainings to include the talented and experienced Shakti teaching team along with established guest teachers from across the country. The gift of teaching yoga has taught us humility, compassion, and a deeper connection to our authentic selves. We are committed to creating an impact and making a difference in the lives of others. Our mission is to inspire people to discover their passions and manifest their most empowered life.
— Lauren Farina and Kelly Carter, Co-founders



Join Shakti Yoga University for a 200 Hour RYT teacher training. Our programs are open to everyone and no prior teaching experience is necessary. Click below to register and begin the journey to expand the boundaries of your practice, teaching, and life!

200 Hour RYT spring program at Shakti Power yoga Nashville, Tn 2020

  • Feb 1 +2

  • Feb 8 + 9

  • Febr 22 + 23

  • Mar 7 + 8

  • Mar 14 + 15

  • Apr 4 + 5

  • Apr 11 + 12

  • Apr 18 + 19

Spring 200hr program takes place on Saturdays and Sundays 8am - 7pm.

Full Tuition // $3000 // Payment plans available

Early Bird Tuition // $2,800 (Application completed and deposit received by November 1, 2019)


Intentions of Shakti Yoga University 200hr Trainings

  • Discover your authentic and confident voice

  • Learn to lead a power vinyasa yoga class in the Baptiste PowerYoga

  • Learn to clearly communicate with essential language

  • Learn how to give and receive effective feedback

  • Establish a powerful personal yoga and meditation practice

  • Learn tools to ignite your practice and teaching with a new understanding of anatomy and alignment with Kristi and Dr. Darren Taylor.

  • Learn the tools and techniques to lead all types of classes and meditations within the Journey into Power (JIP) sequence

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of yoga philosophy

  • Dive into self-inquiry and be a stand for Your Biggest Best Life Possible

  • Learn the importance of Karma Yoga and being a Stand for others

  • Learn about yoga as a business and what steps to take next


Who should attend SYU?

Anyone is eligible for these programs. Those who get the most out of their training are open to taking their personal power yoga practice to the next level, diving deeper into self-inquiry, physical asana, meditation, and learning more about yoga. New possibilities and growth opportunities are limitless depending on what you are open to receiving.


  • Training Requirements

    • 100% attendance to all sessions

    • Personal study outside training sessions

    • Commitment to growth for yourself and others

    • Full tuition payment due prior to the first day of training (or Payment Plan approved by facilitators)

  • Payment Information

    • $25 non-refundable Application Fee due upon completion of your initial application

    • $300 non- refundable Deposit due upon acceptance into the training (this reserves your spot!)

    • We offer a 10% military and school teacher discount

    • Payment Plans are available upon requests, please contact for questions


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