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
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



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 summer Immersion at Shakti Power yoga Athens, GA 2019

Session 1: June 8-14th

Session 2: 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)

Intentions of Shakti Yoga University 200hr 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


300hr RYT Shakti Yoga University Begins Fall 2019

Shakti U’s 300hr advanced learning program is for people who desire real growth in their teaching, practice, and life. This is a program for any teacher with a 200hr Certification. Kelly Carter and Lauren Farina along with a team of experienced and passionate teachers will lead you to create transformation in a new way of being on and off your mat. Our intention is to create leaders and to provide the structure and tools to step into leadership with confidence and ease. Together, we will be immersed in a 9 month training that will leave you in the experience of being up to something bigger in your teaching, practice and life. You will graduate with the tools and experience needed to create what you want in the world and share it generously with all you meet.

300HR PRogram Includes:

  • The Art of Teaching & Delivering a powerful class

  • Deeper Learning of the Baptiste Methodology: Asana, Meditation & Self Inquiry

  • Advanced Anatomy & Injury Prevention, Hands on Assisting

  • #Unstoppable Training with Baptiste Foundation

  • Restorative + Yin training

  • Creation & Delivery of Powerful Workshops

  • In depth study of self and Yoga Philosophy

  • Tools to step into Leadership and create community

  • Giving and receiving effective feedback

  • Apprentice and mentorship program during and post training 

  • Discounted monthly rate of $50/month at Shakti Power Yoga

  • 20% off all retail @ Shakti Power Yoga

training Dates:

• Sept. 26-29 - 4 Day Immersion

• Oct. 18-20

• Nov. 15-17

• Dec. 6-8

• Jan. 17-19

• Feb. 28-30

• Mar. 27-29

• Apr. 24-26

• May 14-17 - 4 Day Immersion/ Graduation

* Program hours for all weekends are Friday 6-9PM, Saturdays 8AM-7PM, & Sundays 8AM-6PM except for the two Immersion Weekends which are Thursday - Sunday 8AM-5PM

Full Tuition // $4,500 • Early Bird Tuition // $3999 (application received by August 1, 2019)

Payment plans available!

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