An unforgettable, inspiring, life enriching experience- I loved every minute.
Teacher Training Course Oct-Nov 2016
This course has been a life changing experience. It integrates practice, philosophy and experience. It is unique, probably nothing like any other yoga teacher training course out there. I walked in expecting to do Asanas and be taught how to teach yoga but stumbled into something that’s taken me on a journey into myself, discovering inner peace, joy and love.
Maya NaganathanParticipated in Teacher Training Oct-Nov 2016
This has been a wonderful experience and one that I will remember for the rest of my life. I have met the most incredible people and have learnt so much about yoga and about life itself. Shilpa has been such a great teacher: kind, patient, wise and caring.
Joanna McCallParticipated in Teacher Training Oct-Nov 2016
It has been an invaluable and necessary experience for me. The mind has brought me much displeasure and torment, and, through this course I have felt glimpses of freedom which I was unable t attain before. It has rejuvenated my body and brought back life in my most basic activities.
James EbdaleParticipated in Teacher Training Oct-Nov 2016
Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Course 200 Hrs. Yoga Alliance (USA) Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Full Time (3rd – 31st May 2019) & Part Time (4th May – 30th June 2019)
Integrative Yoga is a synthesis of the teachings of the Himalayan tradition of Swami Rama, the Intuitive Yoga of spinal freedom inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, Taoist Yin Yoga, the Zen Mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the philosophy of non-dualism of Advaita Vedanta. Integrated into the teachings are special kriyas, bandhas and breath work to provide a system that is well rounded and holistic.
Integrative Yoga can be best described as “meditation in movement” cultivating lightness in body, stillness of mind and the experience of innate bliss and freedom that is ever present.
Our 200 Hours Foundation Level course will not only enable you to deepen your own practice and lead to self transformation, but also create a firm foundation for you to lead your students into the state of silence & stillness that will be most rewarding & fulfilling.
Awaken To Your Inner ‘Teacher’
The Integrative Teacher Training encourages personal growth in your quest to teach or deepen self practice. You will learn how to awaken your inner ‘teacher’, find power, balance, creativity and strength.
Pre-requisites for Certification Prior Yoga Experience – This course is open to those who have attended regular yoga classes for at least one year. Yogshakti students who have attended 21-day courses may apply for course credits.
Credentials We are an officially Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance USA. (www.yogaalliance.org).
Attendance Options Students seeking 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification may choose to attend the course either full time or part time.
Part-time study for those seeking certification We offer the TTC twice a year: May and October. The 200 hours training will be divided into 4 modules and students have a choice to do one or two modules at a time to suit your schedules. All four modules should be completed within two years of signing up to ensure continuity.
Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the 200 hours. Those not seeking full certification may choose to do individual modules and be awarded certificate of attendance.
Course Details (Full Time)
3rd – 31st May 2019
7.30 am to 3:00 pm
26th May 2019
Course Details (Part Time)
4th to 26th May 2019 – Weekends only
4th & 5th May 2019 (Sat & Sun)
11th & 12th May 2019 (Sat & Sun)
18th & 19th May 2019 (Sat & Sun)
25th & 26th May 2019 (Sat & Sun)
7.30 am to 3.00 pm
8th to 30th June 2019 – Weekends only
8th & 9th June 2019 (Sat & Sun)
15th & 16th June 2019 (Sat & Sun)
22nd & 23rd June 2019 (Sat & Sun)
29th & 30th June 2019 (Sat & Sun)
7.00 am to 5.30 pm
8th to 30th June 2019 – Weekdays mornings only
June 10th 11th, 12th, 13th ,14th ,17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th , 26th ,27th, 28th
6.30 am to 8.30 am
Course will be completed and Certificates will be awarded on Sunday June 30th 2019
Early bird fee: RM 7,750 (payment by or before 15th Feb 2019
Regular fee: RM 8,250
*Can be paid in instalments by or before the course
Drop in Sessions
(previous 200hr TTC attendees only)
Time: 7.30 am – 10.00 am (2.5hrs)
Package of 10 sessions – RM 800
The 200 Hours Course Material is covered in our 6 manuals:
1. The Practice Manual
2. Principles of Practice
3. The Science Of Breath
5. Integrative Practice Routines
6. Anatomy & Physiology
You will require all 6 manuals for the Training Program. These 6 manuals are available for purchase at Yogshakti.
The cost of these manuals is RM250.
This should be paid either through online bank transfer or credit card only.
We recommend one more book for Yin Yoga: Title: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers.
Holidays & Session Breaks
To be advised
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Special Boarding, Food, Tuition Packages for 200 & 300 Hours Teacher Training for Overseas Students
For those who wish to attend our courses from countries other than Malaysia we offer comprehensive Boarding and Meals packages.
Kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Yogshakti Teacher Training Course consists of the following four modules:
Duration: 70 hours
Dates: 3rd to 12th May 2019 (with one holiday)
Mindfulness Is the heart of Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Program. It is an integral part of each module listed below. True self- transformation is possible only through training the mind. You will learn how to integrate Mindfulness into your yoga practice and daily life. Through practical guidance, you will be able to embrace mindfulness and bloom in it’s practice.
The Hara- Center of Being The Hara is the seat of internal awareness and the storehouse of energy. It is the center of gravity in the body from which all movement arises. We will begin by learning how to connect to the Hara through breathing practices and asanas.
Kriyas Kriyas are ancient yogic techniques that cleanse, energize and invigorate the body. You will learn how to integrate them into asanas. Kriyas will prepare you for Pranayama and Meditation.
The Buteyko Method There is a strong link between prana and carbon-dioxide. This method will provide a clearer understanding of pranayama and how the breath links the body and mind. The Buteyko Method scientifically proves the concept of breathing less which Yogis long before, discovered. For Yoga teachers this information is vital, as it will equip you in help students with issues of over breathing and dissipation of prana. We recommend you attend a Buteyko Workshop, ours or one accessible to you, either before or after the Teacher training.
Duration: 50 hours
Dates: 13th to 19th May 2019 (with one holiday)
Scaravelli Inspired Spinal Eclectic Yoga This revolutionary spine centered practice, inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, will teach you how to yield to the natural intelligence of the body and free the spine to find ease, fluidity and depth in your movement. Your flexibility and back bending ability will grow as you awaken the fullest potential of your spine. You will learn how to strengthen your core and work with the energetic body through the breath. Finding balance through the polarities and undoing tension will turn your asanas into an effortless meditative ‘dance’.
Study of Chakras and Functional Anatomy In addition to studying anatomy of the physical body, we will also explore the anatomy and physiology of the chakras and nadis. Anatomy taught will be practical, relevant and functional. You will also study – benefits, contraindications, modifications and healthy movement patterns.
Duration: 40 hours
Dates: 20th to 25th May 2019 (with one holiday)
Yin Yoga & Meridians The long held postures in Yin yoga, apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments, elevating joint circulation and improving flexibility. In this module, you will learn specific yin routines to improve hip flexibility, organ health, immunity and emotional well-being.
Meridians Are energy pathways through which vital force/prana/qi travel. Yin poses are designed to improve this flow through the meridian pathways of the body. You will study the main meridians and how they affect of the major organs of the body such as the kidneys, urinary bladder, liver, gall bladder, heart, small intestines, lungs and large intestines. You will also study how mental and emotional health is related to the flow of vital force through the meridians.
Duration: 40 hours
Dates: 26th to 31st May 2019 (with one holiday)
Yoga Nidra & Meditation These are the deeper and subtler practices of Yoga. Belonging to the 5th, 6th and 7th rungs on the 8 limbed path of Yoga – of Sensory withdrawal (pratyahara), Concentration (dharana) and Meditation (dhyana). This allows the student to build a strong foundation in understanding the power of silence. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness, where the brain produces delta waves as in deep sleep, yet one remains fully conscious. This state of deep psychic relaxation can induce: creativity, healing, awaken intuition, help with problem solving and gaining deeper insights. In this training, Yoga Nidra from the Himalayan tradition and the Bihar School of Yoga will be taught. We will also explore different ways to enter the state of Meditation, from concentration, mindfulness, the use of mantra and Self–enquiry.
Philosophy Yoga aims, on an experiential level, of the oneness and unity of all things in phenomena. This happens through a threefold process in Vedanta called: Shravana-listening with a quiet mind; Manana-the process of contemplation and understanding and lastly, Niddhidyasana-the ultimate realization of this unity. We will dissect the concept of Non-dualism, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the teachings of modern day spiritual masters. These well-curated teachings of: philosophy, asanas, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness are means for the student to embark on powerful journey towards liberation, that is Yoga.
Shilpa Ghatalia has been a life long student of Yoga. In 1997 she became a certified yoga teacher in the Himalayan tradition at Swami Rama’s Institute of Yogic Sciences Honesdale, USA. In 1999 under the tutelage of Swami Veda Bharati she studied the subtleties of Yoga to include Raja Yoga Meditation & Yoga Nidra.
In 2005 she trained under the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Mindfulness Meditation. In 2006 she met her spiritual master Ramesh Balsekar and became a student of Non-dualism/Advaita. In 2007 she went to Mysore, India to study Pranayama and the fundamentals of Ayurveda under Dr Nagaraj. In 2008 she was introduced to the powerful Russian Breathing Technique, the Buteyko Method. Over the years she continued to study different styles of Hatha Yoga such as Iyengar, Anusara and Yin Yoga in her quest to find a system, which led to spontaneous meditation.
In 2008 she went on to study with master teachers *Paddy McGrath and *Diane Long who initiated her into revolutionary practise of *Vanda Scaravelli. This, to her was the ultimate practice that led to lightness, joy and freedom.
In early 2017, she studied Calligraphy Yoga and Qi Gong with the Shaolin *Master Yang Mian. She also did her 300 hours RYT with *Simon Borg Olivier of Yoga Synergy.
Shilpa is the founder of Integrative Yoga which is the synthesis of the teachings of the Himalayan tradition of Swami Rama; the Intuitive Yoga of Spinal freedom of Vanda Scraveli; Taoist Yin Yoga & Qi Gong; the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and the Philoshopy of Advaita Vedanta. The richness of each of these traditions make it complete & unique system of mind-body-spirit health. Shilpa Ghatalia is the founding owner of Yogshakti-www.yogshakti.com. She trains teachers and runs workshops both internationally & locally.
*Vanda Scaraveli: author of the book-Awakening the Spine
*Paddy Mcgrath: www.yogapaddy.com
*Diane Long: www.dianelongyoga.com-Diane studied with Vanda Scraveli for 24 years
*Master Yang Mian: www.calligraphyyoga.com
*Simon Borg Olivier: www.yogasynergy.com
Our Teacher Training Testimonials
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Teacher Training Course May 2017
This training has been life changing! I feel so fulfilled and enriched in so many ways. The one most important thing I take away is to live everyday as WHO I AM – No Pretense, No Hesitation and No Forcing. As I allow myself to be my authentic self, I allow everything to flow as it is meant to be. I only create the conditions to empower myself and in turn empower others.
Lisa LeeParticipated in Teacher Training 2016
From the start it was a magical journey. I expected it to be so many things and it was and more!. The realisation of how the breath can heal the body was wonderful. Meditation in combination with the breath was such a great teaching. I think that sharing was the best teaching tool. Shilpa as a teacher was focussed and aware of what was happening or evolved in the class. The space she gave us was that of tight friendship, being ourselves and letting go. There was great joy in her sharing. All in all, the course was amazing!
Nicky SchobbeParticipated in Teacher Training 2016
The Yogshakti TTC has completely transformed my asana practice. I now fully embrace the concept of ‘Meditation in Movement’ and it has helped me to release the tension that is present in my body and mind. I used to feel soreness and stiffness in my ligaments and joints before. By integrating the principles of integrative yoga into my practice, even challenging poses feel light and effortless. I have seen the results in backbends like cobra, in my downward dog and forward bends, headstand and even splits. I love the integrative yoga sun salutations as I can really experience `meditation in movement` whilst doing them by finding the connection through the breath. Thank you Shilpa and the whole Yogshakti community!
Nele DaemenParticipated in Teacher Training 2016
It was a great experience. This TTC really helped me to deepen my practice. I improved myself in meditation, learned a lot about yoga philoso- phy and anatomy. The teachers were always ready to help each of us and the group was amazing!
Anais DeschampsParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
The TTC was amazing! I feel freedom in my mind and body as a result of Integrative Yoga. I loved the flow of the practice and silence at the end of it. I decided to start the teachers training to deepen my yoga practice but I never expected that this would be such an amazing life changing experience. I’m excited to see where this journey will take me.
Agni TillaParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
It was truly a unique experience! We had an amazing time with great teachers and a real global experience. I loved it so much I am already pushing some friends to join the September – October course!
Maya MilicentParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
This course was the greatest gift I have given myself. I am thankful I listened to my inner voice as I began to discover the vast depth of Yoga. It revealed to me a deep & vital understanding of how & why a daily yoga practice enriches the day & the soul. I had an excellent experience with the TTC. It has inspired a greater desire to continue learning, personal development & promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Catherine GuntherParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
The experience has been exceptional, profound, and educational. I will be walking away with a better understanding of the body – physically & energetically. A very good base for attaining the aim of Yoga, and for a complete practice. It exceeded my expectations. The Integration between the two styles was amazing and invaluable
Dayle AbrahamParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
The Course was life changing! There were moments when I felt I glimpsed the real ‘essence’ of Yoga. During the philosophy session I had a ‘eureka’ moment in which suddenly everything made sense. Now I see a path ahead with no suffering – just the Now, acceptance & Being! It’s all here already. It’s all within me. There is no past, no future, just the NOW!
Maria RobinsonParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
I came to the course to deepen my personal practice, to find some relaxation and learn how to breathe – I made HUGE progress in my understanding of Life. I would recommend this course to those who are seeking a solid foundation of Yoga, integrating Yang, Yin, Breathing and Meditation. The Breathing teaching is intense in this class and makes a huge difference!
Sandrine BruneauParticipated in Teacher Training 2014
Arooj Yaseen from Pakistan
Graduate of Yogshakti’s 200 hour Teacher Training Course – October 2018
It transformed my thinking. Yoga is not just for the flexible. It’s for everyone.
Prior to joining the teacher training, I had been doing yoga for 2 years. Feeling that I’m quite flexible, I decided to search up for schools that are registered with Yoga Alliance. There is a short supply of these schools in my country. My search led me to contact Yogshakti in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Shilpa personally called me. She explained about Integrative Yoga, and that the centre also has a boarding facility. It turned out to be a perfect arrangement…not only she is a wonderful teacher, she took care of me like my own mother!
Yogshakti’s teacher training journey is amazing. It’s hard to explain it in words. It transformed my thinking. Yoga is not just for the flexible. It’s for everyone.
I am now back in my own country, excited to share the beauty of Integrative Yoga – a system of yoga that is for everyone. I want to help people accept themselves as who they are, and be heatlhier. Above all, I want them to discover the true joy in life, the joy that lies within themselves.
Participated in Teacher Training 2016
The Yogshakti Teacher Training has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. I have done plenty of courses on the mind, body and spirit before but they have just kept me more solidly up in my head, my ego, so that when I left the course I was fearful that I would forget what I learnt. This teacher training is the only course that I have experienced where the learning comes through my body. I am not learning anything new, I am just remembering what is inside me and doing so, it is impossible to forget. My connection to my Hara will change my life forever.
Participated in Teacher Training 2016
The Yogshakti teacher training has been an EXTRAordinary experience. The teaching flowed from one module to another so naturally, starting with breath and Hara centering and using those concepts all along in Scaravelli inspired yoga and Yin Yoga. Philosophy is not just one module at the end of the training, it is “distilled” all along very beautifully. The sharing session’s everyday were beautiful.
Scaravelli inspired yoga is for everyone, flexible or not, strong or not. It awakens intuition.You feel freedom in your spine, in your joints, in your body. Practice becomes a flow, so easy to implement on a daily basis.
When I practice I sometimes “touch” this state of meditation in movement and this brings me a lot of joy and peace. I experience true letting go and meditation in movement.
I thank Shilpa with all my heart for this precious gift.
Peace, Love, Light and Joy!
Participated in Teacher Training 2016
This was just the journey I needed in my life at this time. Learning to make peace with my inner self by being compassionate and forgiving myself. This teacher training has not just taught me breathing, Asana and the many techniques, but to awaken a sense of awareness for when these tools are needed in my own life. It taught me that there is no teacher/guide/externalities that one can depend on but our own true self – pure consciousness-source.
This training has helped me gather myself, come back “home”, the home I’ve been longing and searching for all my life. It really has given me a “taste” of the person I truly am, and this is perfect. This is the only way to live. And as I’m writing this, tears are about to fall… The realization of this is so powerful. So moving. It is so pure and untainted. Ever filling, everlasting and always within…..no matter the flux of extremities and phenomena.
Participated in Teacher Training 2015
This course is probably my best spent month so far. Thank you, Shilpa Ghatalia for creating such magical conditions for learning and realisation! The greatest gift I received was the reminder and experience, beyond the intellectual understanding, that I am already enough and that I am deeply and fundamentally connected to everyone and everything around me. If you are looking for the tools and confidence to fully own your own practice and/ or teach from a more authentic place, this course is for you. I feel truly privileged to be on the receiving end of Shilpa’s wisdom and mentorship as she is generously sharing the philosophy, the practice and the routines of the Yogshakti Integrative Yoga path. Bonuses include: An incredible boost in physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. You get to eat Marlene Sisone’s amazing food for a whole month. And you make connections and friendships that will last for a lifetime. I did. And for that I am grateful!