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Ananda 200 Hour Teacher Training

With over 17 years combined yoga teaching, Shelly, Karen, and Kelly bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our desire is to bring people the same life-changing experience we have had with yoga, including self acceptance and a different perspective on life. With that, we hope to bring to our yoga community teachers who have the ability to make yoga accessible to everyone in a safe, loving and healing way.


What You Will Get

  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Certification
  • 6 Months unlimited yoga classes at Ananda
  • A deeper understanding of your own yoga practice
  • Knowledge that will prepare you to teach all levels of yoga

What You Will Learn

Yoga Philosophy

  • The History of Yoga
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Yamas and Niyamas

Anatomy and Physiology

  • A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Correct alignment of Asanas
  • How to teach safely

How to Instruct

  • Sequencing poses / lesson planning
  • Safely instructing all populations
  • Breathing and meditation techniques
  • An understanding of the energetic components of yoga
  • A knowledge of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga

What You Will You Need

Before You Apply

  • One year of a regular yoga practice (if you haven’t been attending Ananda Yoga then you must take a class with Shelly, Karen, or Kelly)
  • An openness to learn, grow, and transform your life
  • Fill out the application below

Books to Purchase Before You Begin Training


  • Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long, MD
  • The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
  • The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga by Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally
  • In Your Elements by Monica Bloom
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Brook Boon and Martin Kirk
  • A Journal


  • Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long, MD
  • Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Meditations From the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

What You Will Need to do to Complete Your Training

  • Attend all in-studio teacher training weekends
  • Attend two classes a week at the studio, at least one being with Shelly, Kelly, or Karen
  • Complete all at home readings and assignments


Teaching Faculty

Karen Kapus, E-RYT 500

Karen began practicing yoga in 1999 and soon after began taking trainings and started teaching regulary in 2010. She continued her passion by attaining her 500 hour yoga teacher certification and through continuous teaching became a E-RYT 500.

Trainings and Certifications

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: YogaFit
  • 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: YogaFit with therapeutic focus
  • Yoga as Medicine, Level I with Timothy McCall, MD
  • Reiki Level 2 Certified

Shelly McIntosh, E-RYT 200

Shelly has been practicing yoga since 2006, and after realizing the healing benefits of yoga first hand, decided to obtain her 200 hour teacher certification, immeresed herself in teaching and is now an E-RYT 200. Also passionate about Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, she delved into incorporating it into her life and teaching with the support of her mentor, Monica Bloom.

Trainings and Certifications

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Fitness Yoga Studios
  • YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD)
  • YogaFit Restorative Therapeutics
  • Reiki Level 2 Certified

Kelly Friedberg, RYT 200

Kelly’s first experience of teaching came back in 2007 when she taught Biology at the high school level. Her graduate education in Anatomy & Physiology led her to the world of yoga over eight years ago. She furthered her yoga practice by completing a 200 hour teacher training in 2013, proudly becoming a 3rd generation Iyengar student. Always a student and keenly aware of the benefit that advancing her personal practice has on her teaching, she is currently enrolled in a 500 hour advanced teacher certification program and has ber Sanskrit Level 1 Certification from the American Sanskrit Institute.

Trainings and Certifications

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Marianne Wells Yoga School
  • Dig Yoga Teacher Training: Yogawood (currently enrolled)
  • Sanskrit Level 1 Certification


Classes will be held:

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Select Fridays (subject to change), 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

On these dates:

  • January 27th & 28th
  • February 24th 25th
  • March 23rd, 24th & 25th
  • April 20th, 21st, 22nd
  • May 18th, 19th, 20th
  • June 9th, 10th
  • June 30th, July 1st


Total Cost: $2700

  • $200 Deposit due upon application submission.

Payment Plan 1

Payment Plan 2

Payment Plan 3

  • Seven (7) payments of $380, totaling $2660. Due on the Saturday of each training weekend on the dates 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21, 5/19, 6/9, and 6/30. Click here to make a $380 payment.

Return Policy

  • If Ananda Yoga + Wellness cancels the training or you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be refunded less $20.


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