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Teacher Training

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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


View full-color brochure here.

Email kaliom108@yahoo.com with questions


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


Saturdays, 12-7 | Dates TBD

Please e-mail kaliom108@yahoo.com if interested

Sweet Pea's Studio, 3717 N. Ravenswood in Chicago
$3450. Or $3300 paid in full before TK.  (Register and pay in full by TK and save $150)

Payment Plans available ($75 handling fee).

Space is limited; A deposit of $500 holds your spot.



Those who've completed the training in the past may audit this course for half price (1725/1650).


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.


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 $3,200 ($3100 if you register and pay in full before TK). 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 recept of deposit and acceptance to the program (see list of questions, below). Payment plans may be arranged for an additional fee.


The training will take place Saturdays from 12-7 from TK to TK at Sweet Pea's Studio, 3717 N. Ravenswood Ave (where there is ample, free street parking). There will be two weeks off in TK and a week off in TK, plus our TK class will meet at the Hindu Temple at Lemont (during our weeks off,  students will be expected to practice and complete homework exercises).


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) is encouraged during the training. In addition, students should plan to commit 30 or more minutes a day to their home practice during the training. Please note that you do not need to be able to do "advanced" poses to participate.

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 make your deposit and e-mail the completed application, including your name, address, phone number and e-mail, to kaliom108 {at} yahoo {dot} com. You may pay online using Paypal (includes Paypal fee)*



*You may avoid Paypal fees by paying by check.

For mailing address, or any 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)