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2876 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training ~ Intensive Studies

January 9 - April 24th, 2016

with Caroline Kelley & Maile Sivert

The Mindful Body 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training & Intensive Studies, is a six month program that meets on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 2-3 weekends a month, and includes a residential retreat.

This is a classical yoga course, rooted in Patanjali's eightfold path. The curriculum is intended for advancing students who wish to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers who are looking for a course that provides the tools with which to teach intelligently and confidently. This rich program will certify students to teach alignment-focused and philosophically-inspired Hatha/Vinyasa classes. This includes the principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Pre and Postnatal foundations, as well as the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana and pranayama.

This will be an intimate training offered by dedicated and supportive teachers. Participants will receive individual guidance on their path towards successfully completing the program and continued support after the end of the training.

The group size is limited to serve each student's best interest!

Registration deadline – September 20th, 2014.

This is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) course, certified by the Yoga Alliance.




Asana Practice and Skilled Teaching
Practical Yoga Anatomy
Intelligent Sequencing
Philosophy: Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
Pranayama, Mudra & Bandha
Meditation & Chanting
Adjusting and Modifications
Yoga Therapeutics and Injury Care
The Art of Teaching Vinyasa
Foundations of Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
Principles of Restorative Yoga
Principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Introduction to Ayurveda
Introduction to Buddhism
The Business of Yoga



Maile and Caroline are the co-directors of this course and both consider Richard Freeman, a renowned Ashtanga yogi, to be their most influential teacher. An emphasis on healthy alignment, the use of props, modifications, breath awareness and yoga philosophy are key features in their classes. Independently, both Caroline and Maile have studied extensively in India and coincidently both received teachings from BNS Iyengar in Mysore.

In addition to leading annual Yoga Teacher Trainings together, they both offer weekly classes and mentorship to new teachers.

Maile helps coordinate the yoga program at The Mindful Body and leads annual international yoga retreats.

Caroline teaches yoga therapy workshops and international yoga retreats. She is also a specialized massage therapist and enjoys collaborating with physical therapists.

Caroline Kelley E-RYT 500: Theory, Technique, Anatomy, Chanting, Pranayama; Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga & Restorative asana

Maile Sivert E-RYT 500: Theory, Technique, Philosophy, Business of Yoga, Chanting, Pranayama; Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga & Restorative asana

Ravi Nathwani: Philosophy: Bhagavad Gita

Kari Marble: Pre & Postnatal Yoga

Catherine Shaddix: Meditation & Buddhism

Guest teachers: TBA

The course curriculum requires students to attend a minimum of two public classes a week at The Mindful Body. Our instructors offer varying approaches to teaching yoga. Experiencing variety is an invaluable process for any student teacher and advancing student. Unlimited class passes are included in the overall tuition.



Dates: TBD (below dates are from current year's teacher training)
October 4 & 5
October 18 & 19
October 25 & 26
November 1 & 2
November 8 (Saturday only)
November 20 – 23*
December 6 & 7
December 13 & 14
January 10 - 11, 2015
January 24 & 25
February 7 & 8
February 21 & 22
February 28 & March 1
March 7 & 8
March 21 & 22
March 28 & 29

Meeting Times:

Saturdays 1 - 6pm & Sundays 1 - 5:45pm

*A residential retreat in Santa Cruz takes place from Thursday, November 20th - Sunday, November 23rd. This is an invaluable aspect of the course, providing an uninterrupted opportunity to connect as a group and submerge into the depths of yoga.  The retreat price is included in the tuition.



Full attendance of the program.

You can miss a maximum of 2 days of the course. If you do miss a day you will be required to do make up work equivalent to the hours missed (additional fees may apply if you miss a guest teacher). It is our recommendation that you save these 2 days for sickness or unexpected work/family demands that may come up during the program.

Completion of all reading and homework assignments.

Attendance of a minimum of two additional asana classes at The Mindful Body per week (this is included in your tuition).

Keeping a journal over the course of the program.

Practice teaching and giving/receiving feedback is a fundamental aspectof this course (whether you plan to teach in the future or not).



Please have at least 18 months of regular yoga practice before applying for the training. We welcome yoga practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines of yoga. The training will include intensive asana practice, so please have developed enough endurance in your yoga practice to participate fully. With a few exceptions, injuries and physical conditions will be accommodated.



Click here to apply for the training.

This intensive has a limited groupsize to serve each student's best interest. We encourage early registration.

Maile or Caroline will contact you within a week of receiving your application, upon acceptance you may register for the course.

Registration deadline – September 20th.

Once registration is full, you can register for the waiting list.

Please contact with any questions you may have regarding the training.



Meet with Caroline & Maile, at The Mindful Body:
  Tea and Q&A
Join Maile and Caroline for a Yoga and Meditation Day Retreat at Green Gulch Zen Center.
  Fees apply please register with The Mindful Body. This retreat is offered independent of the training and provides a wonderful way to experience their teaching together.



  Tuition: $2995
Deposit upon acceptance: $500 deposit secures your place (this can be paid as soon as you're accepted and applies to the tuition fee)
Balance due: Final balance due October 1st
Payment Plan options available. Please Inquire.

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at the Mindful Body for the duration of the training and a retreat!

Required books are an additional fee.
Teacher Training Tuition is non-refundable.
In the event that you need to withdraw your application before the training
begins, The Mindful Body will credit the balance paid minus $500 deposit.
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