Teacher Training

95hr Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training (RCYT)

Section 1: Radiant Child Yoga 1-3, 30 Hours

IN PERSON: Trainer in Residence, Bridget Strama, ERYT

2023 dates TBA

Radiant Child® Yoga (RCY) 1-3 is an innovative 30-hour training program designed for everyone interested in teaching yoga to children of all ages. One of the first child yoga training programs worldwide, and developed by pioneer, Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa), it provides enlightening results for ALL children, including those with ADD, ADHD, and Autism. In Radiant Child Yoga Training, you’ll learn how to:

  • Teach children ranging from toddlers to teens
  • Create hundreds of lesson plans using the plethora of RCY materials that are included in the training
  • Lead yoga classes that are fun for everyone, including you
  • Enrich children’s mental and physical health through captivating movement, relaxation, and mindful meditation
  • Use effective and age-appropriate, self-calming and self-regulating techniques
  • Give children tools they can take home with them as well as use at school
  • Learn how to stay in your center and have clear, meaningful interactions with children

All students are required to have their certificate of completion of the foundational training, RCY 1-3, before entering the certification phase. RCY 1-3 may be taken with either Lana or one of the certified RCY Facilitators. The 30 course hours of RCY 1-3 never expire, and will always apply as the first 30 hours of the 200-hour RCFY certification training.

Training will be lead onsite by Bridget Strama.

Materials required for RCY 1-3

  • Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children
  • RCY 1-3 Teacher Training Handbook
  • Kundalini Yoga Book excerpts
  • Yoga in Motion Download and Workbook
  • RCY tote bag
  • Mp3 files of Deeply Relax and Meditate, Happy and Cozy, Present Moment Awareness

Total Retail Value= $175+ $15 s/h= $190

Offered at discount for only $130 (included in price) Total Training price: $680

ONLINE: Trainer in Residence, Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa) E-RYT 500

All students are required to have their certificate of completion of the foundational training, RCY 1-3, before entering the certification phase. RCY 1-3 may be taken with either Shakta or one of the certified RCY Facilitators. The 30 course hours of RCY 1-3 never expire, and will always apply as the first 30 hours of the 200-hour RCFY certification training.


Section 2 Modules: 40 Hours

Module 1: Yoga for Children who have ADHD, Autism and Those who are Differently-Abled – 20 Hours

Trainer in Residence, Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khlasa), E-RYT 500

Learn how to reach the hearts and minds of neurodiverse children with creativity, intuition, and excellent therapeutic tools. In the process, we’ll learn what these very special children have to teach us.

Participants will learn how to effectively integrate yoga into home and school life, including therapeutic treatment for children with learning and developmental differences such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, etc. Social-emotional, physiological, cognitive and sensory-motor benefits will be addressed. Through lecture, videotape and experiential labs, participants will learn how to apply:

  1. Breath: to enhance self-regulation, modulation and organization, as well as supporting respiration for language
  2. Movement: to improve motor planning, balance, coordination, strength and flexibility
  3. Meditation and Relaxation: to decrease stress and promote stillness of the mind for increased attention and ability to focus

Module 2: Happily Ever Now – 20 hours

Trainer in Residence, Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khlasa), E-RYT 500

Mindfulness for You and the Children in Your Life! Navigate into mindfulness using tools that can change your life—simple ways to change your attitude and outlook, and effective ways to work with core stressors and patterns.

This course teaches you how your mind and emotions work together, and how to navigate in inner spaces. You will learn how to translate what you are learning for yourself into appropriate practices for children of all ages and abilities.

Mindfulness Tools

  • Breathing practices for self-regulation: focus, attention as well as calming and releasing anxiety.
  • Learn how to bring stillness to the body and mind
  • Yoga breaks throughout the course
  • Understanding the last four limbs of Yoga–Pratyahar, Dharana, Dhyan, and Samadhi– as meditative guideposts for bringing balance to the mind, emotions, and spirit.
  • Time for contemplation and journaling throughout the course.
  • Creation of safe space to share insights, dreams, challenges, and solutions


85hr One Love Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT)

with Trainer in Residence Ryah Dekis, E-RTY 500,  RPYT, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Doula and Reiki Master.

An all encompassing prenatal yoga teacher training with its curriculum based in the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga, rooted in scientific understanding, infused with Ayurveda and saturated in Women’s Holistic and Alternative Wellness.

One Love 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is designed to equip you with greater knowledge, confidence and a comprehensive collective of appropriate asanas (postures), meditative practices and beyond. Additionally, you will learn the art of guiding and teaching pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy along with helping to prepare for birth and beyond.

“One Love 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga” Teacher Training is an informative, spirited and practical intensive. Through this unique and well rounded Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, one will learn tried and true ways and means to facilitate and support mom-to-be. The combination of alignment based poses, TRUSTED esoteric wisdom and evidence based information will safely and confidently help guide one to teach yoga to women during all stages of pregnancy including preconception and postpartum. In addition, One Love 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga teacher training helps to prepare and assist women for birth and the journey into motherhood. Suitable for qualified yoga teachers, women’s health professionals, doulas, yoga teacher trainees and practicing/seasoned yoga students who want to empower their pregnancy. To get the RPYT 85 hours through the Yoga Alliance- one must have completed at least a 200 hour YTT.


Par 1July 15-27, 2022

2023 dates TBA

Hourly Break Down: Friday 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

3 Modules… 3 long weekends.
Join us for 1 (30 CEUs) 2 (60 CEUs) or all 3 (85 RPYT).
One Love Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – Includes philosophical, spiritual, anatomical and THE practical aspects of the yoga with emphasis on the interconnected modalities and sciences.

75 contact training hours including lecture, hands on, modification, observing and teaching hours plus 10 personal hours.
Note~In order to complete your certification: Applicants must teach 30 additional teaching hours in prenatal yoga which must be performed after completing a training with One Love Prenatal Yoga- RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School).

This Training will include:

General background of the Prenatal Life

  • Prenatal Yoga as a successful and helpful tool for common discomforts, issues and changes during all trimesters.
  • Role of prenatal yoga teacher’s relationship with health care professionals in pregnancy and a breakdown of understanding the role of health care professionals prenatally and postpartum.
  • Understanding the Psychological changes during pregnancy.
  • Overview of common birthing choices, techniques, practices.
  • Discussion of Current Childbirth Practices in our Country including the myths vs realities of Labor and Birth in America.
  • Understanding the importance of Labor Support, Midwives Doulas and Birth Plans.
  • Assessment of high-risk pregnancy and general complications during pregnancy.

Prenatal Yoga teaching techniques, unraveling the important components of prenatal yoga training and the practice as a whole

  • Ayurvedic Principles of diet and nutrition prenatal and postpartum
  • Asanas (Selected yoga postures in prenatal yoga)
  • Gestures/Affirmations
  • Ishvara Pranidhana -the power of surrender.
  • Palette Work/Chanting
  • Pranayama/Breathing techniques
  • Mala for the Mind
  • Mantra/Bija Sounds
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mudras
  • Sacred ritual
  • Vagus Nerve/Vocal Toning
  • Visualization/Guided Meditation/Creative Imagination (Yoga Nidra)
  • Yoga Therapeutics and Restoration -the Parasympathetic Understanding

Prenatal Yoga Teaching Methodology

  • Ayurveda Assistance
  • The Importance of Language and Vocabulary in the Prenatal and Postpartum teaching environment.
  • The art of holding the space for prenatal yoga classes along with opening and closing of classes.
  • Teaching information to address the specific needs of prenatal yoga participants from all levels, walks and situations.
  • Communication and cuing in prenatal yoga classes as well as establishment of priorities and boundaries.
  • Sequencing prenatal yoga classes with specific intent.
  • Demonstration, observation, assisting (hands on and off) and modifying the prenatal student skillfully.
  • Preparing lesson plans for Prenatal Yoga classes with emphasis on each trimester.
  • Practical management of classes and timing.
  • Preparing lesson plans for Prenatal Yoga Series, beginner and/or advanced students.
  • Practical management of classes and timing.

Anatomy and Physiology of Prenatal yoga

  • Anatomy & Physiology with special attention to the reproductive system and the 4 trimesters of pregnancy.
  • Childbirth Preparation Postures -Birth Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Role of anatomy and physiology in prenatal yoga for better facilitating.
  • Anatomy and physiological changes for baby in utero.
  • Functioning during pregnancy, overview of the complications that may arise.
  • Energetic anatomy and physiology of yoga and their relevancy to Chakras, Prana Vayus and Nadis.
  • The Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Types, Kegels
  • Squatting
  • Labor “Training”-Positioning and Stages.

Postpartum AKA 4th Trimester Understanding

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the postnatal body
  • Postpartum care: emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.
  • Common Postpartum Concerns and holding the space.
  • Prenatal Bonding- it takes a village.
  • Discussion, Class Design and Intention for Postpartum and Mom/Baby Yoga.
  • Infant Massage 101
  • The Importance of Language and Vocabulary in the Prenatal and Postpartum and Mom/Baby Yoga teaching environment.

Yoga philosophy and ethical preparation for prenatal yoga teachers

  • Principles of Yamas and Niyamas as ethical understanding for prenatal yoga teachers.
  • Yoga philosophies for the prenatal period
  • Yoga philosophies for motherhood


  • Designing and teaching practice of prenatal/postnatal yoga class
  • Observation of teaching practice of prenatal yoga class.
  • Receiving and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
  • Presentations on a topic with group discussions and practical evaluation.

Early Pricing- Join us for 1 weekend $525 *if signed up a month before the weekend /After-$575.
Join us for 2 Weekends $1000.00 *if signed up one month before the first weekend/ After- $1,100.00.
Join us for the FULL training $1,500.00 if signed up one month before first weekend/After $1600.00.

3 Suggested Books for this Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.
Any Questions about the YTT- Email

50hr Yin Teacher Training

with Trainer in Residence Ryah Dekis, E-RTY 500, RPYT, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Doula and Reiki Master.

Yin Yoga focuses on the deepest tissues of our body and their relationship to the bones along with the deep fascia networks of the body. Through this one of a kind 30 hour practicum learn more about the connective tissues-joints, tendons and ligaments.

“Unravel Yin Yoga” Level 1 is a 30 hour Practicum designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with at least 2 years of yoga experience (all levels). Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required but an open mind and desire to learn this beautiful modality is. Unique, esoteric and informative- level 1 is 20 hours of combined Philosophy, Practice, Anatomy & Teaching Methodology. With an additional 10 hours of guided Personal Insight. This Practicum is developed to help yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts understand the benefits of Yin Yoga: Physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.

During our long weekend we will cover:

  • Intro to the energetic body/Meridians/Koshas
  • Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding
  • Exploration of mindfulness/meditation practices East and West
  • Pranayama
  • Nadis,Qi (prana) and the 5 Prana Vayus
  • Discovering and exploring the Lower Body meridians and correlating poses
  • Discovering and exploring the Upper Body Meridians and correlating poses
  • Props and prop placement. How to modify each posture to fit the individual
  • Deciphering between Tension and Compression
  • Connective Tissues
  • When practice and why practice?
  • Sequencing and techniques for teaching Yin Yoga
  • Understanding the Yin Tapestry
  • Access to “Unravel Yin Yoga TT” Facebook Teacher page
  • 5 hours of Personal Exploration
  • 5 Hours of Personal Understanding

Upon completion of the program students will master the basics of Yin Yoga. With an understanding why this modality is quite unique, and the importance of the “Yin Tapestry” as a guide. This is not a full yin yoga training-however this training gives trainees the ability to lead their own yin yoga class. This course will count toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Required Reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark Chapter 1-4
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana.

Dates: 2023 TBA

Pricing for Full 50 hr training (both weekends): $999 paid one month before training or $1100 after.

Partial 30 hr Training (singled weekend): $525 paid one month before training or $575 after.


Ayurveda Assistance Teacher Training

with Trainer in Residence Ryah Dekis, E-RTY 500, RPYT, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Doula and Reiki Master.

Add some NECTAR & NURTURE to your life 💟🕉💟🕉
An enriching weekend of Sacred Rituals, Elemental Understanding and Esoteric Wisdom- while giving you CEUs through Yoga Alliance.
2023 dates TBA
Both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities are guided by an internal understanding of cycles, seasons and elements. Both are considered, respected and understood to be oldest forms of health care in the world. For it was the Vedic sages and Chinese Taoists that understood the great rhythms and forces of nature. Honoring cycles of day and night, the rhythmic connection of seasons and the over all deep affect on us all who are open and receptive.
This Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training encompasses the acts of Ayurveda, Yoga Asana and Mindfulness – suitable for all yogis, yoga teachers looking for CEUs, wellness enthusiasts, therapists, counselors, healthcare workers and ALL and EVERYONE interested in a deeper understanding of themselves through Ayurvedic healing modalities, energetics and rituals. This yoga teacher training is a true gem 💎
During our retreat like weekend we will uncover~
  • Dinacharya, Digestion & Doshas
  • 5 Senses, The 6 tastes and 7 systems
  • Embracing the Elements
  • Rhythm and Routine
  • Tailoring with Essential Oils
  • DIY Sacred Self Care –
  • Includes care kits from Natural Mystic!
  • 5 Prana Vayus, Koshas and Nadis
  • Pranayama and Qi (Prana)
  • Restoration
  • Energy in Motion
  • Cool, Calm and Collected
  • How The Seasons Serve
  • The Meridian Universe
  • Sacred Cycles
  • What practice, Where to practice, When to practice, Why to practice and How to practice
  • Sequencing, Techniques and Ayurveda Assistance for yogis, yoga classes, workshops, clients and yourself.
Access to “Nectar & Nurture Yoga TT” Facebook Teacher page
With a special Ayurveda Yoga Class offered for local yogis.
20 Contact Hours with 5 hours of personal exploration & 5 hours of personal experience =30 CEUs.
Ryah~of Nectar & Nurture Yoga~ BA, E-RYT 500, RPYT, Reiki II Practitioner, Natural Mystic, YACEP, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (through the Himalayan Institute) and 100Hr Yin Yoga Certified Teacher has taught over 100 Yoga Teacher Trainings/CEU Practicums locally and on East Coast since 2014. With true pleasure, a multitude of different experiences, and vast education for many modalities, Ryah has created her own “Nectar & Nurture Yoga” Teacher Training…A soulful infusion of traditional and modern Ayurveda Philosophy, Eastern energetics and Mindfulness.
Any questions- Email Nectarandnurture@gmail.com

40 hr Chakra Sangha Teacher Training

with Trainer in Residence Ryah Dekis, E-RTY 500, RPYT, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Doula and Reiki Master.

Chakra Sangha is 7 wheels of spirited understanding. During our enriching weekend we will spin 7 chakras, giving a better overall understanding of energetic patterns, therapeutic tendencies and overall physical health. Chakras are the passageways between the inner and outer worlds. The chakra system gives framework for our soul, meshing consciousness, movement and philosophy. 35 CEUs Remotely offered and in person at Nectar & Nurture Yoga. A Chakra Sangha Yoga Teacher Training encompassing❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍
•Yoga Asanas
•Chakra Vinyasa Sequences
•Bioenergetic Understanding
•Guided Meditations/Mindfulness
•Journey journaling
•Breath Work/Pranayama
•Natural Mystics
•Artistic Creation
•Discussions of Chakra Principles
•Elements and Essence
•Herbs, Spices and Teas
 Chakra Sangha Yoga Teacher Training is for self-inquiry, energetic healing and emotional clearing. Help yourself, your yoga students, and your clients decipher common energetic blocks and imbalances. Use this unique training as chakra insight. Chakra mandala with a developmental base, subtle body tuning and beyond. A well rounded spectrum training. Sifting both Eastern and Western somatic studies. Addressing physical body and mental psyche, emotional depth and energetic understanding. Settle into the base learn the ins and outs/ups and downs. Discover how to balance, extinguish limitations and NUTURE each chakra!
2023 Dates TBA
The Rainbow Ticket ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍  Early Bird pricing $699  before April 15, 2022 or $725 after April 15!
Includes a color PDF manual and a mini Natural Mystic Chakra Kit.

30 hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Gentle, supportive, and therapeutic are just a few words that describe restorative yoga. At its core, restorative yoga is a practice of passive healing.

This yoga style is known for its ability to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the “rest and digest” part of your nervous system that helps keep basic functions working as they should.

As the name suggests, this style of yoga “restores” the body to its parasympathetic nervous system function, which, in turn, helps the body rest, heal, and restore balance.

By allowing time for longer asanas (postures or poses) and deeper breathing, restorative yoga helps elicit the relaxation response. This response can help slow breathing, reduce blood pressure, and produce a feeling of calm and increased well-being.

A key feature in restorative yoga is the use of props such as blocks, bolsters, or blankets. The props help you hold passive poses for longer without exerting or tiring out your muscles. It also allows you to feel comfortable and supported, regardless of your experience with yoga.

And, since you’re encouraged to relax fully in the pose while focusing on your breath, restorative yoga allows you to release tension in your muscles for longer periods without discomfort.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to many of the benefits you may experience with other forms of yoga. Key benefits, supported by science, include the following:

  • Relaxes your mind and body. Yoga is linked to reduced stress and anxiety, and lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
  • Soothes the nervous system. Restorative yoga helps shift the balance from your fight-or-flight response (sympathetic nervous system) to your relaxation response, or the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Enhances your mood. Yoga promotes relaxation and deep breathing, which, according to research, may reduce depressive symptoms.
  • Reduces chronic pain. Research has shown that yoga may help reduce pain associated with headache or back pain, as well as osteoarthritis.
  • Improves sleep. Studies have shown that adding yoga to your daily routine may help boost the quality of your sleep.
  • Improves well-being. In addition to lower levels of stress, researchers have also found that doing yoga regularly may result in less fatigue, more vigor, and improved well-being.
  • Gentle on your body. Restorative yoga is generally safe and often recommended for people with acute or chronic injuries.
  • Works as part of an overall treatment plan for chronic health conditions. People with a chronic illness may benefit from a regular practice of yoga.
  • Safe to perform during pregnancy. Restorative yoga is easy to modify and safe to practice during pregnancy.
Scholarships are available. Tuition cost is $250 for teachers and $150 for students, which includes a manual, training time, sequencing, and hands on practice.
Facilitator: Venessa Bowers, LCSW-C, TCTSY-F, ERYT, YACEP, RCYT