Yoga & Body Yantra
Welcome to Shakti School’s Yoga
& Body Yantra Teacher Training Platform
Shakti School live trainings are unlike any yoga training you've done before. Our focus is less on the rigid, alignment-focused and forced asanas (often based on a 15-year old male body, as well as Indian martial arts and army training), and more on the innate circular and spiral movements of the body’s natural flow of life force.
Founder Katie Silcox refers to these movements as feminine form flow - based on what she calls “birther/dancer” expressions and experiences. The movements aren’t strict and codified, but are reflective of an ancient lineage that flows through the bones of women. The movements respect the innate intelligence and intuition of a woman’s body. The practices bow deeply to the sacred relationship that a woman has with her own form, and through her own experience.
Shakti School believes that true yoga lies in the intimate relationship of soul and body, psyche and soma. The process relies on a deep trust in the intelligence that lives inside us all - a cellular intelligence that unconsciously knows how to move the body when given the appropriate guidance and space.
Live trainings combine a beautiful combination of feminine form asana, somatic dance, innate breath work, sound/song, intellectual inquiry, emotional release, as well as Body Yantra™ - a meditative process of allowing the body to release into the natural parasympathetic flow through focusing on the bones and organs, as well as their structural relationships to one another.
In Order to Become Powerful, We Must Become Power.
Yoga & Body Yantra
500-Hour Certification | Be Untamable
Shakti School is one of the world’s most unique yoga schools - combining ancient mysticism, Tantra and yogic technologies with modern-day neuroscience, somatic psychology and shamanic understandings of interconnectedness and evolution.
Created from Katie Silcox’s nearly 20 years of dedicated yogic study and practice, this platform is for dedicated yoga students looking to become teachers, as well as anyone looking to tap into their evolutionary potential.
The broad offering of courses is designed to touch on all aspects of your being - physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. You will leave these trainings different, and yet more authentically you.
Think of Shakti School as the ultimate teacher prep course, as well as a master immersion for those who may not be interested in becoming a yoga teacher, but who seek deep personal evolution. We offer 2 to 3 modules a year, as we believe that learning yoga is a life-long journey.
These modules do not cover foundational curriculum per the Yoga Alliance 200-hour designation. Our program offers a 500-hour Yoga Alliance designation for students who have already completed a 200-hour YTT training.
Completing all modules counts towards Shakti School's 1008-Hour Master Training Platform.
(Please note, all nine modules can be taken in any order)
SHIVA // Solar Methods and Vinyasa Krama
SHAKTI // Lunar Methods and Vinyasa Krama
PRANA // Igniting Your Intimacy with Energy
OJAS // The Body as a Temple of Wellness, Vitality and Ease
BHAKTI // The Technology of Love
RASA // Emotions as Portals to Divinity
SUTRA // The Threads of Ecstasy
LAYA // Igniting the Fire of Kundalini
KOSHAS // The Body of Bliss and Beyond
For certification, you are also required to complete each trainings’ corresponding written essay on a relevant topic, regular personal practice journal, 20 hours non-contact teaching and practice off-site, and a final interview session via Skype with Katie Silcox. The completion of this platform fulfills the 500-hour requirements with Yoga Alliance for those students that already hold the 200-Hour YTT designation.
Each module can be used for continuing education credits towards your Yoga Alliance standing.
Join Us for the Next Shakti School Yoga Training:
- October 26, November 1-3, November 9, 2019 | RASA // Emotions as Portals to Divinity - Shakti School Headquarters and 2 online teleconference days at home
- June 6, June 12-14, June 20, 2020 | BHAKTI // The Technology of Love (Details forthcoming)
Participating Recognition Entities: Shakti School 1008-Hour Master Training Platform Credit Requirement; Yoga Alliance 500-hour Teacher Designation; Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit.