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"Dharma Mittra is known as a 'teacher's teacher,' and Kali follows in his footsteps. At one of her recent classes, five out of her seven students were yoga teachers.  She attracts students who are motivated, energetic, and committed. Kali weaves yoga philosophy and therapeutics into every class, combining elements of both Dharma yoga and Ashtanga yoga as well as what she has learned from her own long years of practice."


-Yoga Chicago magazine




In-Depth Study & 200-Hour Hatha Yogi Teacher Training
with Kali Om, ERYT-500

Click here for the detailed brochure.


Interested in a 200-hour foundational training in 2021? Click here.

Interested in a 500-hour, advanced training? Click here.


Please note that you do not need to be able to do 'advanced' poses to take this training.


Space is limited, and this intensive is unlikely to be offered again.

A deposit of $500 holds your spot.



October 2019-March 2020 | Saturdays, 11:30-6:30

Sweet Pea's Studio, 3717 N. Ravenswood in Chicago
$3100.  Register and pay in full before 9/1 and save $100.

Payment Plans available ($100 handling fee).
Oct. 5, 12, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dec 7 & 14
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb. 1, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28



This training is a wonderful way to deepen your yoga practice and learn to teach Gentle and Level I/II Hatha Yoga classes that are deeply rooted in tradition, yet appeal to modern practitioners. More important, you will learn how to apply the precepts of yoga to your own life, and cultivate a state of deep inner peace.


Instruction will cover teaching, ethics, injury prevention, philosophy, postures, breathing, kriyas (cleansing practices), mantra (sacred sounds) and meditation as well as diet, anatomy and physiology and prenatal yoga. We will also explore teaching styles and verbal and physical adjustments as well as subtle anatomy (koshas, chakras, naadis and bandhas). The asana component will focus primarily on Hatha Yoga in the tradition of Sri Dharma Mittra, but will also include an overview of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and its offshoots.


Students will learn how to incorporate the eight limbs of yoga into daily life. The goal is not to simply learn about yoga and how to teach it, but to become a yogi.


Our dedicated faculty also includes Sweet Pea's Studio owner and longtime prenatal instructor Jennifer Barron Fishman (for prenatal yoga) and longtime teacher and anatomy expert Carla Douros (ERYT-500), author of the upcoming book Anatomy of a Yogi (for yoga anatomy).


Class size is limited to 11 students. The cost is $3,000 ($2900 if you register before 8/1 and pay in full before 10/1). Additional costs include the textbooks required for the course as well as a mala (108-bead rosary), a neti pot and a prayer shawl; a list of books will be sent upon acceptance to the program. Payment plans may be arranged.


The training will take place Saturdays 11:30-6:30 from October 5, 2019 to March 28, 2020 at Sweet Pea's Studio, 3717 N. Ravenswood Ave (where there is ample, free parking). There will be a week off in October and two weeks off in February and December, but students will be expected to complete homework exercises during that time.


This is a Yoga Alliance-certified training. Upon completing the requirements, students will receive a certificate from Satya Yoga that may be submitted for membership in the Yoga Alliance. Participants must attend 80% of the in-class course and complete all assignments to receive a certificate. 


Applicants should ideally have a minimum of one year of regular yoga practice. A shift towards a vegetarian diet (no meat, fish, or poultry) will be expected during the training. In addition, students should plan to commit 30 to 40 minutes a day to their home practice during the training.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS (up to 300 words each)

1. When and why did you begin practicing yoga?

2. What is your current practice?

3. Have you taught yoga and/or participated in teacher trainings? If so, when/where?

4. Do you have any injuries or medical conditions? Are you taking any prescription drugs?

5. Why do you wish to take this course?

6. Please discuss your diet.

7. How will you find time for your daily practice?

8. How do you define yoga (what does yoga mean to you)?


Please e-mail the completed application, including your name, address, phone number and e-mail, to kaliom108 {at} yahoo {dot} com, and pay online using Paypal (includes 3% Paypal fee):


For questions, please e-mail kaliom108 {at} yahoo {dot} com




No refunds issued after the start of the course.


Kali in Mysore, 2004 (by Lisa Hill)