After four rounds of our Namaste Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training, and a pause from the pandemic, we are excited to offer it once again! There will be six weekends and three Sunday sessions throughout 2023, beginning on May 19th and going through November 5th. This longer period of time allows you to process the information and live out your yoga journey. This training emphasizes asana anatomy, mediation, Ayurveda, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yoga history & philosophy. What makes 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 the bios below to meet them! Please feel free to contact us for more information. If you are ready to sign up please fill out an application and send it our way! There will be a max of 16 participants.
Friday May 19 - Sunday May 21
Friday June 9 - Sunday June 11
Sunday June 25
Sunday July 23 (in summertime, there will be some outdoor sessions)
Sunday Aug 20
Friday Sept 15 - Sunday Sept 17
Friday Oct 6 - Sunday Oct 8
Friday Nov 3 - Sunday Nov 5
Fridays (5:30pm - 8:00pm)
Saturday & Sundays (8:00am - 8:00pm with 3 breaks)
$3000 plus required books
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K. S. Iyengar
Yoga Body: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater
The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book: A Visual Guide to Form, Function, and Movement by Kelly Solloway
Additional items: colored pencils/markers, flash cards, yoga mat
What is included in your tuition:
- 200 hours that are composed of: asana, hikes, philosophy talks, sutra study, Ayurveda, anatomy, mediation, yoga history, practicums, Sanskrit, and self study.
- 50 Class Pack at Namaste (time to use pass: April 28 - Nov 12).
- For the last weekend there is an overnight local retreat. If you choose to stay overnight for the weekend, there is no additional cost (in the past we have stayed at Lost Trail Lodge and Sierraville).
Tuition and Payment Plan Option:
A deposit of $500 (check, cash or credit card) is required when you submit your application. If accepted into the training, this deposit will count toward your total tuition. If you are not accepted, you will not pay the $500. The total cost of the course is $3000. It is preferred that you pay the remaining $2500 before the first day of the course on April 28, 2023. If this is not available for you, there is an interest free monthly payment option. For 7 consecutive months, your card (check or cash also acceptable) will be charged $358 beginning in May and ending in November.
“This was a rare opportunity to study deeply with Ann Marie and her talented peer teachers. It was challenging and fulfilling and deepened my practice substantially.” – Lisa Wallace
“I have been dreaming of taking a yoga teacher training for years and I’m so glad I chose this one. It was everything I had wanted and more; Asana, Sanskrit, philosophy, spirituality, anatomy, mediation, Ayurveda, all in a very sacred and special place.” – Julie Brown
“This was an amazing experience with very knowledgeable teachers. It was an opportunity of a lifetime to learn and grow from others as well as yourself.”
– Mimi Roderigue
“Namaste Yoga Teacher Training has been an amazing adventure. With so many talented teachers and students I was able to begin learning “yoga” on many levels.” – Raci Hauptmann
“Ann Marie is a natural leader and made the experience cohesive, deeply personal, and relevant to everyday life on multiple levels. She embraces the eight limbs of yoga practice in a way that is grounded, human, occasionally humorous and inspirational.” – Pam Macadoo
“The Namaste Yoga training was an all encompassing experience. The program is quite diverse and the personal growth was amazing” – Michelle Cassagrande
“This was by far the most transformational training that I have experienced. Ann Marie approached the teachings of yoga with a unique flavor. Any sense of intimidation or fear toward learning the expansiveness of yoga was quickly dissolved. Ann Marie’s delightful sense of humor, nurturing soul and loving kindness made this journey extraordinary!” – Laisha Avila
“This training gave me the confidence to be a yoga teacher. I was inspired by the guided meditations and philosophical discussions. I recommend this training to any and all aspiring teachers and yoga practitioners.” – Marisa Capellan
Ann Marie Sheridan ~ Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist
E-RYT® 500, YACEP®
NTT: Asana, Meditation, Sutras, Anatomy
Ann Marie started teaching yoga in Virginia in 1994. Over the years she has explored various styles of Yoga including Kundalini, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Yin. She is an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and has been a part of and conducted multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has been living in California since 2000, and a Lake Tahoe resident and Massage Therapist since 2002. As an avid climber and an all-around mountain lover she has had some injuries. Through self-observation and a dedicated yoga practice she has worked through acute and chronic pain. From this educational journey she brings knowledge and experience to her classes through verbal assists and hands-on adjustments. Her observation of body mechanics, habitual holding and compensation patterns and anatomy make her classes available to all levels of students. Ann Marie’s intentions for her yoga classes and massage treatments are to reflect the passion and dedication she has for teaching and assisting students on their journey. Ann Marie opened Namaste 13 years ago to create an affordable place for the Tahoe community to practice yoga and to experience the healing arts.
Jolisa Nadine ~ Sanskrit Scholar UC Berkley, E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®
NTT: Yoga History, Philosophy, Pranayama
Jolisa ‘Joli’ Nadine is an E-200/500 HR/YACEAP registered and certified yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) 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 has studied indigenous and ancient healing traditions of South and Southeast Asia as well as esoteric practices of Tantra and Qi Gong. 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. Daily Ritual is based on her yoga practice and philosophy, merging and integrating Eastern and Western cultures. Jolisa's strong belief is that experience is the evidence. In this spirit, she strives to bring the philosophy of yoga beyond theory and into every-day practice as it was intended.
Ann Austin ~ RYT® 500
NTT: Yoga Sutras, Asana with Props
Ann has been dedicated to the practice of yoga for 23 years. Her classes are inspired by her own practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ann creates a space that is safe yet challenges her students to move beyond what they think is possible. Yoga is about transformation and to practice with Ann students experience this firsthand.
Trained to teach yoga in 2000, Ann received a certification by the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland California and is registered at the 500 hour level. Continuing her yoga education is very important to Ann; she has participated in many different teacher trainings and workshops.
As a student of all types of yoga, she has studied with senior Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teachers.
Chanting the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a major part of Ann’s personal yoga practice. Ann is fortunate to study with Kate Holcombe of the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco. She is grateful to Kate for her skilled teaching of the Yoga Sutra and her ability to make this ancient yoga text relevant today to the modern yogi. Ann’ s classes include chanting the Yoga Sutra as a way of not only connecting to the past but also to bring this ancient wisdom to her students.
Scott Williams, Physical Therapist (Anatomy) http://www.truckeetahoephysicaltherapy.com/
Mary Thompson (Ayurveda) https://www.marythompsonayurveda.com/
Marissa Mignone (Prenatal Yoga) https://www.mountainblessingsbirth.com/
Tara Hostnick (Assistant) https://www.facebook.com/tara.hostnik/about_work_and_education