SHAKTIYOGA NEW YORK TEACHER TRAINING is a comprehensive 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered program led by Julie Dohrman (ERYT-500) and highly esteemed teachers of Brooklyn Flow. The 2024 faculty will include Jason Orrell, Lara Kohn Thompson, Tracy Balzano, Ahmed Soliman, and more.
This training is designed for enthusiastic students of yoga who desire a stronger and more committed practice, higher understanding of the yoga pathway in life, as well as those who want to learn the tools of great alignment based yoga classes and serve as a teacher.
Julie’s signature classes are a powerful and balanced blend of alignment and flow – with thoughtful themes woven into intelligent sequencing and clear instruction for a fully embodied practice.
The complete 200-hour program includes a deep and progressive immersion into the primary elements of yoga and accelerated practice: the fundamentals of asana, pranayama and breath, meditation, anatomy, functional movement and bio-mechanics, the subtle body, yoga history, yoga philosophy, plus a deep dive into one foundational text, The Yoga Sutras. Also included are 8 hours of mentoring, class observations, hands-on assists, and assisting classes.
Julie and The Brooklyn Flow team will mentor you with the utmost care to build your confidence as an emerging teacher. You’ll have the opportunity to observe and assist classes, and you will receive free classes at Brooklyn Flow for the duration of the training to help deepen your practice and gain knowledge.
“Julie Dohrman’s Shaktiyoga TT offers a thorough, rigorous, deep and spiritual training foundation for yoga teachers. Her alignment principles are super clear, accessible & support all manner of vinyasa. She is a passionate teacher and leads by example in every facet of the practice.” – Heather Gobbee
Requirements: 12 weekends of in-person instruction; 4 mentor sessions; 10 hours of observing / assisting classes; 2-4 hours of at-home study per week; increased frequency of yoga practice.
Weekend Training Schedule: Saturdays + Sundays, 1:00 – 8:00p.
2024 Weekend Dates: Plan on attending every weekend! However one full weekend (or the equivalent) is allowed for absence
- Jan 27-28
- Feb 3-4
- Feb 17-18
- March 2-3
- March 16-17
- March 23-24
- April 6-7
- April 20-21
- May 4-5
- May 18-19
- June 1-2
- June 15-16
Mentor Dates (must attend 4 of 5 sessions)**:
- Friday 3/29 6 – 8pm
- Sunday 4/14 12 – 2pm
- Sunday 4/28 12 – 2pm
- Thursday 5/16 6 – 8pm
- Thursday 6/6 6 – 8pm
COST: $3700 – Monthly payment plans are available by emailing email@example.com, but all payments must be completed by June 1, 2024
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for individuals from communities that are under represented in prevailing US yoga studios. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Scholarships will be granted no later than January 7, 2024.
Tuition includes: Electronic Teacher Training manuals and a 6 Class Pack of Brooklyn Flow classes monthly. Books and other supplies are not included. Unlimited Membership is available at a discounted rate of $100.
Shaktiyoga New York 200 hour Teacher Training will guide you to:
- Transition from student into the seat of the teacher, finding your sense of leadership and expressive voice.
- Learn the value of yoga traditions, study primary texts, and explore philosophical concepts.
- Create effective, intelligent, and empowering classes that uplift and connect to yoga’s higher purpose.
- Teach systematically with breath, precise alignment technique, and energy flow.
- Become highly knowledgeable in anatomy and bio-mechanics of the body.
- Design sequences that safely progress students through a purposeful experience in their body.
- Connect to the subtle body through pranayama, meditation, and Restorative yoga.
- Give clear verbal instructions and exceptional consent-based hands-on adjustments.
- Training will include segments on Inclusion + Trauma Sensitivity, Teaching Beginners, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and more.
Prerequisites: Minimum 18 months – 2 years regular practice. No prior teaching experience necessary, nor do you have to be “flexible”, injury free, or super athletic. The knowledge you will gain through the experience will yield strength, flexibility, and healing on all levels. You will up level from wherever you start! Completion of the program requirements will enable you to register as RYT200 with the Yoga Alliance.
2024 Teacher Training Team
Julie Dohrman: Yoga Philosophy, Yoga History, Teaching Methodology, Sequencing, Asana Form and Function, Biomechanics, Meditation, Business of Yoga, Entering the Landscape of studios, privates, workshops.
Jason Orrell: Anatomy and Physiology, Sequencing for Optimal Function, Teaching Methodology, Prop Usage
Tracy Balzano: Gentle Flow, Subtle Body, Chakras, Pranayama, Restorative Practices
Ahmed Soliman: Vinyasa, sequencing vinyasa
Lara Kohn Thompson: Prenatal and Postpartum Primer
Nityda Gessel: The Trauma Conscious Yoga Method; Socially Conscious teaching
About Julie and Shaktiyoga New York
Julie Dohrman has been a yoga instructor and educator for over 20 years, and has evolved her own method and style of teaching with roots in both Anusara yoga and Vinyasa. As a teacher of teachers, Julie focuses on the depth of knowledge that only comes from a fully saturated experience in all facets of yoga – invigorated asana practice, philosophical inquiry, pranayama, meditation, community building, and svadyaya; study of the higher meaning that yoga practices bring to life. Julie’s training will help deepen what students already know and set the foundation for teaching yoga with expanded knowledge and exceptional skills.
Here’s what recent graduates of Julie’s Teacher Training have to say about Shaktiyoga New York 200 hour program:
“I could not recommend Shaktiyoga Align + Flow Teacher Training enough. Julie seamlessly guided all the trainees through the material and tools of teaching over the course of our training. Her immense knowledge and passion for the teachings and philosophy of yoga is inspiring for everyone. I definitely left the 200 hr training feeling prepared to teach and armed with the tools to continue my study of yoga.” – Kaitlin Paul
“Julie is simply a delightful teacher who has truly absorbed yoga teachings into her life. She magically transforms lessons learned from New York City grit into ancient truths passed down by generations of yogis with depth, love and humor. Julie teaches students from her vast knowledge of alignment technique, teaching strategies, sequencing, adjustments, mythology, anatomy, and philosophy but also pushes her students to develop their own teaching personalities and styles. I started teaching one week after Julie’s program ended and my appreciation for her grit, humor and knowledge continues to grow with every class.” – Cynthia Conti-Cook
“Julie inspires her students to ask questions and come up with our own answers, so we can inspire our students with our own experiences. She has so much knowledge about anatomy, therapeutics, and philosophy, and she brought in guest speakers to talk about specialized topics so that we would get the best information right from the experts. I started this training with no goal in mind, but I finished it with a burning desire to share what I learned with others – thank you Julie!” – Kathleen Richards