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RYS 200 & RYS 500

2014 Teacher Training Program

January 15th –June 4th, 2014

Informational Session:
North Shore Yoga–Northfield
December 7th, 2013

Wednesdays: 11:15 am–4:00 pm
[No class 4/2 for Spring Break]

Select Fridays: 11:15am–12:15pm
(Beginning February 21st, 2014)

Select Saturdays:
(1/26, 2/8)

Pranayama workshop with Suddhir Tiwari
(2/28, 3/2)

Anatomy Workshop with Dr. Josh Akin

North Shore Yoga Teacher Training provides an opportunity to deepen one’s experience and understanding of Yoga. This program not only will bring you on a journey of self-discovery but offers a holistic, well rounded comprehensive training program. You do not need a desire to be a teacher to participate. However, for those of you desiring to teach, the completion of this training will provide you with the 200 hour certification with Yoga Alliance. In addition, the program, grounded in ancient philosophy, will give you the practical tools to teach Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. This course will be intensive, highly rewarding, yet taught in a joyful, supportive, and compassionate environment.

The goal of this program is to teach you how to become a dynamic teacher, while at the same time giving you the space to bring your own practice to greater depths. You will learn the fundamentals of teaching a Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga class. Through practice, and your own creative potential, you will gain the confidence required to teach to a group of students seeking physical and spiritual growth. From the steady practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, and self-inquiry, you can discover your own true essence, maximizing your impact as a teacher. We encourage you to develop your own “soul-centered” approach to teaching. Teaching authentically, from your own truth, is a very effective way to share the path of yoga.

The North Shore Yoga Teacher Training program is taught by Sharyn Galindo and assisted by Jenny Kaufman.

The Program Exceeds the 200 Hour Certification Standards and Includes:

  • How to teach Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga yoga classes in the
    tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Intensive study of asana, pranayama,and meditation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras,Hatha Yoga Pradipika,
    and The Bhagavad Gita
  • The Art of Sequencing
  • Adjustments—verbal and hands on
  • Basic Ayurveda
  • Lifestyle and Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Diet and Vegetarianism
  • Introduction to traditional chanting and Sanskrit
  • Principles of Prenatal Yoga
  • Working with special populations’re doing in yoga


  • In addition to the scheduled classes you will be required to attend 35 yoga classes at North Shore Yoga, 10 of which must be Mysore, over the course of the program. Students will also be required to observe and evaluate 3 classes without participating, assist in at least 6 classes, and co-teach 1 Beginner Series at North Shore Yoga
  • One year minimum yoga practice
  • A letter stating your intention for participation
  • The desire to deepen your own yoga practice while perhaps assisting future students in doing the same
  • Must read Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater prior to first meeting.


  • $3,200 if paid in full by December 1st, 2013
  • $3,400 if paid after December 1st, 2013
  • Tuition price includes all required workshops. Classes will be available at a 10% discount. All boutique items, non-required workshops and bodywork at North Shore Yoga will be available at a 20% discount to teacher trainees.

Required Books:
Living Your Yoga – Judith Hanson Lasater
The Language of Yoga – Nicolai Bachman
The Heart of Yoga – TKV Desikachar
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga – Dr. Ray Long
Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution – Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaren
Yoga Mala – Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swami Muktibodhananda
The Yoga Sutras – BKS Iyengar or Satchidananda


Recommended Books:
The Spirit & Practice of Moving into Stillness – Erich Shiffmann
Jivamukti Yoga – Sharon Gannon & David Life
The Food Revolution – John Robbins
Eastern Body/Western Mind – Anodea Judith
Energy Anatomy – Caroline Myss
Teaching Yoga – Mark Stephens
Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
The Language of Yoga – Nicolai Bachman