Shakti Yoga University

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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 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 the Shakti U trainings, you will discover the transformational power of yoga, and be given the tools and practices to shift your life and propel yourself into new possibilities.

We created Shakti U out of our love of yoga, and 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.

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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 Athens GA Summer Immersion 2018:

Our immersion program consists of two week intensives with a month off in between sessions. Training days run from 8AM - 7PM.

  • June 23-29
  • July 21-27

200 Hour RYT Nashville TN 2019:

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

  • January 26 + 27
  • February 9 + 10
  • February 23 + 24
  • March 2 + 3
  • March 16 + 17
  • March 30 + 31
  • April 13 + 14
  • April 27 + 28

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Intentions of Shakti Yoga University Trainings:

  • Discover your authentic and confident voice
  • Learn how to lead a power vinyasa yoga class in the style of Baptiste yoga 
  • Learn how to clearly communicate with essential language and to speak from the heart
  • 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 guided meditation and a restorative yoga class within the Journey into Power sequence 
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of yoga philosophy
  • Learn the tools to give hands on assist in a JIP class
  • 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 


Training Details, Requirements, Eligibility and Attendance:

Anyone who has a desire to take their personal power yoga practice to the next level, dive deeper into self-inquiry, physical asana, meditation, and learn more about yoga is eligible for this training program. New possibilities and growth are limitless depending on what each student is open to receiving!

RYS 200 Hour Training @ Shakti Power Yoga Nashville, TN

RYS 200 Hour Training @ Shakti Power Yoga Athens, GA

  • Dates: June 23-29 + July 21-27 2018
  • Tuition (paid in full  by June 23rd): $3,000
  • Early Bird Tuition (Send in application and Pay Deposit by May 1) : $2,750
  • Dates: Jan 26-27, Feb 9-10, Feb 23-24, March 2-3, March 16-17, March 30-31, April 13-14, April 27-28
  • Tuition (paid in full  by January 20, 2019): $3,000
  • Early Bird Tuition (Send in application and Pay Deposit by November 27) : $2,750


  • Payment Details:
    • There is a $25 Non-Refundable Application
      Fee due upon completion of your initial application
    • There is a $300 Deposit due upon acceptance into
      the training (this will reserve your spot!)
    • We offer a 10% military and school teacher discount
    • Payment Plans are available
  • Training Requirements:
    • 100% attendance to all sessions
    • Personal study outside training sessions
    • Commitment to growth for yourself and others
    • Full tuition payment due before the start of training (or Payment Plan approved by facilitators)



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



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