We are entering into our 4th Namaste Teacher Training! Each dedicated practitioner brings in a vast amount of knowledge and experience. The 6-month period gives you time to process the information and live out your journey. This training emphasizes asana anatomy, mediation, Ayurveda, Patanjali’s yoga sutras, yoga history & philosophy. What make this training exquisite is the experience of our practitioners. We pulled together the best of the best to answer your questions and to assist you in deepening your practice. Please read their bios below to meet them!
Ann Marie Sheridan – Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist & Diet Counselor
NTT: Lead Trainer – Asana, Meditation, Sutras, Anatomy
The practice of yoga is a continuously unfolding pathway. As a dedicated practitioner of 24 years I enjoy the feeling of balance & physical well-being from an asana practice, and the concentration and focus that my daily meditation practice brings. As a teacher I hope to help students explore and achieve a fulfilling personal yoga practice. I enjoy the gift that each class brings and the presence and dedication of every individual. As a massage therapist of 18 years, it’s quite rewarding to know that you are helping another to heal and feel better. Each person is so unique. I am ever grateful for their self-observation, for being in-tune to their body-mind connection, and for their trust in me as a practitioner. I remain fascinated by the human body and its many intricacies. I am always discovering new ways to continue my education with body mechanics, habitual holding, compensation patterns and anatomy. My hope is that my teachings and treatments reflect the passion, dedication and love I have for the healing arts. I am also passionate about music and the outdoors. I opened Namaste 8 years ago to create an affordable place for the Tahoe community to practice yoga and to experience the healing arts. I am blessed to have so many talented and wonderful practitioners and teachers at Namaste.
Jolisa Wolfgang – Sanskrit Scholar UC Berekley
NTT: Yoga History, Philosophy, Pranayama
Jolisa is an E-200/500 HR registered and certified yoga teacher with degrees in Religions and Traditions of South & Southeast Asia and formal, classical training in Sanskrit language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently teaches yoga as a method of healing for survivors of trauma and provides engaging lectures in Sanskrit and yoga philosophy for independent yoga teacher training programs. https://daily-ritual.com/yoga-blog?category=YOGA
Kirsten Mackey, Doctor of Osteopathy
NTT: Anatomy, subtle body
Dr. Mackey is a board certified family medicine physician who treats adults, children and infants using a traditional osteopathic approach. She combines her primary care and osteopathic training with her passion for yoga, eastern traditions and the mind-body-spirit connection to address a wide variety of health concerns. Dr. Mackey has a particular interest in treating acute and chronic athletic injuries, women’s health concerns, pregnant patients, and newborns.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Dr. Mackey received her bachelors degree from Northwestern University and obtained her medical training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in San Francisco. She completed a three year residency at the University of Nevada in the Reno-Tahoe area where, as the only practicing osteopath in the area, she was responsible for starting a successful osteopathic manipulation clinic. Dr. Mackey is a member of the Cranial Academy, American Academy of Osteopathy, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians and is active in both attending and teaching various courses associated with these groups.
Prior to medical school Dr. Mackey was a Division I scholarship athlete and a sponsored competitive snowboarder. She continues to cultivate an active life rock climbing, surfing, skateboarding, and singing in a band. She has also been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation in various traditions for over 10 years as a certified Hatha yoga instructor.
NTT: Ayurveda Lectures: physical & mental
I have been teaching Ayurveda for the past 20 years at the California College of Ayurveda. During that time I have worked with hundreds of students, interns and practitioners as they have moved forward on their chosen path with Ayurveda. I discovered that my favorite thing to do is to support those who have chosen to move into the study or practice of this healing science. My own path towards Ayurveda began when I was directing school-age childcare centers for the City of Sacramento. One of the sites I worked at had more than 10% of the children receiving medications for managing ADD/ADHD. I didn’t know anything about Ayurveda at the time, but I suspected that their issues had more to do with diet and lifestyle than with any particular chemical imbalance. All I could do in my role at the center was to observe. I had no training and no basis for my beliefs. I wanted to find a way to address the needs of this population without needing to medicate them. I sought out books on nutrition, herbs and alternative health care approaches. One day I came across the word that would change my life, “Ayurveda.” I began to study Ayurveda on my own through books, so many books, but I found that my study was haphazard. I had the desire but not the discipline to create a foundation of study and build on that foundation. I came across an ad for the inaugural year of the California College of Ayurveda’s Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Training program. I entered that program in 1995 and immediately immersed myself in the study of Ayurveda. The day after I completed my internship, I stepped into the classroom as an introductory teacher of Ayurveda. During those early years I taught introductory level classes, supervised interns in the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist internship, and began to see clients.
After my study at CCA, I attended an internship in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved. I served as an officer on the founding board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. I am a practitioner member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. I have presented at national and international conferences and summits on Ayurveda. I have published articles in Ayurvedic periodicals. I have worked with the Ayurveda Experience to produce two programs, “The Ayurvedic Woman” and “Sattvic Mind.”
Marissa is a Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator, Doula and trained Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Instructor. Her philosophies are rooted in the Birthing From Within approach to childbirth and parenthood preparation. Birthing From Within's approach is primarily a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery, and a surrender to the mystery--and the uncontrollable nature--of childbirth and parenthood. Its focus is less on striving for a specific outcome, and more on preparing oneself--body, mind and spirit.
Marissa supports parents in their prenatal and postnatal journey and encourages a deeper sense of enjoyment in the process. With her loving guidance and knowledge, parents cultivate personal growth, creativity, and spiritual and psychological awareness. When working with Marissa you will feel nurtured, grounded and supported.
NTT: Business of Teaching Yoga
As simple as it may seem to outsiders, teaching yoga is actually a very complex practice to teach, and just like any profession, there’s always emerging trends, ideas, technologies and advancements in our understanding of the practice and profession themselves. Being in the midst of the internet changing how we exchange and receive information, I knew that an online platform would enable us to reach more teachers while making resources more affordable and accessible. I believe in the power of numbers, and that the love and support of a passionate tribe is what determines the success of any yoga teacher and thus, the impact that we make on the world as whole. It is my purest intention to provide value, inspiration, quality information and a place for yoga teachers to come together from around the globe. Together, we will make this world a brighter place. Namaste!
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I understand that if I fulfill the requirements of the Namaste Yoga training, in-class hours, quizzes, homework and passing both the written and in-class final exams, I will receive a letter of completion. This letter can be submitted to the Yoga Alliance or an employer as evidence that I have completed a 200-hour teacher training program. Paying for the program and completing the hours alone does not mean that I will pass the program. I understand that if I miss over 40 hours I will receive a non-passing status. I understand that the training manual cannot be reproduced by me without the permission from the author.
A deposit of $500 is required at the time of my submitted application. The total cost of the course is $2500 must be received by July 2019. There is also an interest free monthly payment plan of $500/month over a 5-month period. If I cancel within 14 days before the start date of the training I will forfeit $250 of your deposit and your remaining balance will be refunded. Once the training has begun tuition is non-refundable.
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