about Our Program

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 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

Intentions of Shakti Yoga University Trainings

  • Discover your authentic and confident voice

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

  • 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

  • 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 request

It’s pretty simple - Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Farina and Kelly Carter changed my life. I’m so grateful for their leadership and the way they empower their students to always keep learning. In Teacher Training, I learned how to become a more effective leader, how to communicate more clearly, and how to create space for more truth, compassion, and possibility in my life.
— Kate Moore
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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 life!

200 Hour RYT Nashville TN 2019

Our Nashville program consists of eight weekend sessions.
Saturdays + Sundays 8AM - 7PM.

WEEKEND 1 // Jan 26 + 27

WEEKEND 2 // Feb 9 + 10

WEEKEND 3 // FEB 23 + 24

WEEKEND 4 // Mar 2 + 3

WEEKEND 5 // MAR 16 + 17

WEEKEND 6 // MAR 30 + 31

WEEKEND 7 // Apr 13 + 14

WEEKEND 8 // APR 27 + 28

Full Tuition // $3,000 (Must be paid in full by January 20, 2019)

Early Bird Tuition // $2,750 (Application completed and deposit received by November 27, 2018)

200 Hour RYT summer Immersion at Shakti Power yoga Athens, GA 2019

June 8-14th & July 13-19th

Full Tuition //$3000 ( Must be paid in Full by June 1, 2019) - Early Bird Tuition// $2,750 (Application completed and deposit received by April 1, 2019)

300hr RYT Shakti Yoga University Teacher Training Fall 2019

Details Coming Soon

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Full attendance is required to receive the full experience of our training programs. 


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