500 Hour Intensive
Yoga Teacher Training

Path of a Peaceful Warrior

“The Journey of the Self,
through the Self for the Self”

 500 Hour Intensive
Yoga Teacher Training

Path of a Peaceful Warrior

“The Journey of the Self, through the Self for the Self”

A path into a Transformational Journey

What makes Shanti Heart Yoga Teacher Training Program unique?

  • Program draws from over 18 years of teaching experience (E-RYT 500), certified Yoga Therapist trained in India. Certifications as a Life Coach, Ayurvedic Consultant, Pranic Energy Healing and a B.A. in psychology.
  • Our program is about Yoga philosophy, living your practice and how to teach the principles of Yoga – bringing mind, body and spirit into balance and peace.
  • Find Yourself: We give you the space and opportunity to find your own teaching style.
  • Yoga Alliance 5-star rated accredited training school
  • Manual 
  • We draw on 18 years of experience teaching and guiding people into wholeness.

Our program is based on the fundamental reality that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.  Are you ready to transform your life?  Shanti Heart’s 500 hour program will advance your practice, take you deeper into the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help define your voice.  This program is designed for those desiring to deepen their practice, or for those aspiring to a 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance.

Let’s schedule your 20 minute DISCOVERY CALL with me gloria@ shantiheartyoga.com or 727-479-875

An individual being can be defined as clusters of consciousness, organized into various densities, frequencies, functions and sensations. Our human experience allows us to explore our interior framework of being.

On our shared path we develop a great sense of devotion, integrity and sacredness in instructing others on this path.  With each step we gain a greater understanding and mastering of the therapeutics of yoga and the importance and the joy of cultivating wholeness and increasing LOVE in our world.

Our intensive 500 hour training is divided into two training courses. The 200 hour “Embrace your Path”, which you can complete in the weekday or weekend program.  This program runs from January to June.  Followed by, the 300 hour advanced training “Embodied Peace”, running from February through December.  Upon completion of this advanced program students will be eligible to register with yoga alliance as a:

  • Certified Yoga Nidra 
  • Certified Yin yoga
  • Certified Restorative yoga 
  • 500 hr. Integrative Hatha Flow


  • If you already have your 200 hour certification, you can join us in the 300 hour training. Your 200 hours training must be from a registered Yoga Alliane school.
  • If you are looking forward to completing your 500 hr. Certification with Yoga Alliance you will be required to have a 200 hr. Yoga teacher training certificate from a school that is registered with Yoga Alliance.  
  • Save your spot by placing your deposit.
  • You have to complete the application and submit it to us, You will receive an email to confirm your participation in our program. 
  • We require that our students have a 100% commitment to the program and their own growt

Important Program Details

How much does training cost & what’s included?

Price $6700 (tuition & meals for all weekend intensives). 
Must save your spot $1500; limit
10 students in each group (non-refundable and is counted toward your tuition).
It includes: training, manual, additional materials. During weekend intensives there will be meals  from our Happy Buddha Kitchen.

Funding your Tuition

$1500 to hold your spot then
10 payments of $520.  On the 15th of each month, beginning February, last payment due November 15th.  **If paying with debit/credit card add 3.25% to total tuition.

Is the training Yoga Alliance Certified?    Yes!
Our program is Yoga Alliance Certified.  Yoga Alliance Rating! Click here!

How Often do we meet?

Weekday 200 Hr programs meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Weekend 200 Hr programs meet Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 11 months we will meet once a month for a weekend intensive from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
On Thursday evening’s we will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

How long is the program?
Program is 11 months long .

Small, intimate groups
The group is limited to 10 students.  

... embody Peace! Apply Now!

Let’s chat! Schedule your 20 minute DISCOVERY CALL with me.  gloria@shantiheartyoga.com or 727-479-8755 feel free to text!
Small, intimate and sacred groups

500 Hr Training Dates

Complete your 200 Hour Training
Weekend or Weekday

Weekend Training Dates

January 9 & 10, 23 & 24
February 6 & 7, 20 & 21
March 6 & 7,  21 & 22
April 10 & 11, 24 & 25
May 1 & 2,  22 & 23
June 5 & 6, 19 & 20
Graduation June 20 – after class

Weekday Training Dates

January 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28
February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25
March  2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
April  6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29
May 4, 6, 11 and 13
Graduation May  13 – after class

Complete your 300 Hour Training – overlaps completion of your 200 hours in complete synchronicity!

Weekend Intensive Dates

February 27 & 28
March 13 & 14
April 17 & 18
May 15 & 16
June 12 & 13
July 17 & 18
August 14 & 15
September 11 & 12
October 16 & 17
November 13 & 14
December 11 & 12

Weekday Meet Up Dates

February 25
March 11, 18 & 25
April 15, 22 & 29
May 13, 20 & 27
June 3, 10 & 17
July 8, 15 & 21
August 5, 12, & 19
September 9, 16 & 30
October 14, 21 & 28
November 4, 11 & 18
December 2 & 9

Life Style, Life Choice ... On your path Now!

200 Hour Curriculm
Embrace Your Path:
Course Outline

Our training is

  • Our program is an integrative hatha flow model, yin yoga, restorative, yoga nidra, yoga therapy, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy and moving into stillness practices; embodying the delightful experience of stepping into continuous peace and love in action. 
  • Teaching Methodology & Practicum 
  • An advanced study of asana and holistic approaches
  • Cultivating your voice and self-development
  • Principles of anatomy
  • The science and art of sequencing with purpose and power
  • Confidence building through practice
  • Hands on adjustment and cueing for modifications
  • Yoga Philosophy ~ How to teach spiritual themes with authenticity and cultural sensitivity.
300 Hour Curriculm Embodied Peace:
Course Outline

First Module: The Five Koshas  The yoga of integration & Articulation:  One of the teachings of the Upanishads is that there are five sheaths surrounding the self, the individual Consciousness. In the Tantric viewpoint, these layers are not simply maya (illusion). They are, yet again, another form that Consciousness has taken to see itself in a different way. The koshas move from the gross physical plane to the most subtle plane, each layer with its own qualities.

Developing awareness of our entire Body and the more subtle systems that comprise our Balance; it allows us to establish new patterns for experience. Articulation allows us to familiarize ourselves with the different systems that make up who we are. As we explore each layer of our Body, we must then reconnect it to the bigger picture. Integration gives time and space for those parts to interact. 

Topics covered in this module will include:

  • A yoga therapy perspective on the human being system: The panchamaya model
  • Trauma and Being present in the body 
  • Introduction of experiential philosophy (the practice of weaving philosophy into an embodied journey)  
  • Neuroscience, meditation and Tantric tradition to the embodiment of peace
  • Learn functional biomechanics that allow your students to align from the inside out, and the outside in.
  • Explore moving from different points of initiation that allow a greater ease and effortlessness in asana, exploring alignment, lines of energy, movement, strength and resilience 
  • Examine ways of working with students in their wholeness to support their process in an inclusive and empowered way
  • Introduction into an integrative approach based on Kosha system of sequencing classes
  • Basic and advanced Pranayama and meditation practices
  • The body as Soma ~ Introduction to principles and practices

Second Module: The divine experience of Sensing and Being into the living art of yoga. Restorative Yoga training and certification.  In this amazing module we focus on experiential anatomy, kinesiology and physiology as a platform for effortless and empowered asana and foundational material for integrated movement. Through somatics principles and Tantric tradition we explore and experience THE BODY as a divine VEHICLE FOR AWAKENING! The highest aim of yoga is to choose to know “The Self.” Hatha yoga has traditionally taught that the method for awakening consciousness lies within the Body. 

Continuing with Embodied balance asana, pranayama, philosophy and meditation, students will gain strong foundations in the practices of body-mind medicine as they are facilitated on this journey towards a felt sense of wholeness.

Topics covered in this module will include:

  • Restorative Yoga
  • The identification and discovery of Self ~ The Five Kleshas wisdom
  • The four pillars of healing ~ a conscious quest 
  • Shadow work~ A superconscious descent into the subconscious 
  • Methods of exploration of Prana Shakti ~Enhancing and harnessing 
  • The psychology of stress and pain ~ Yoga Therapy perspective and approach 
  • Self regulation and resilience as teachers and a forever student 
  • Developing presence~ supporting others on the path 
  • How to develop functional empathy and hold space for our students and create a sacred space
  • Refining senses and perception
  • Understanding and clarifying boundaries
  • The psychology of change~ Ancient wisdom 
  • Emotional freedom and modulation
  • Fostering Intuition ~ Neuroscience and Unifying field

Third Module: Utmost nature of Being – Yoga Nidra training and certification: Researchers have documented physiological and neurologic activity that distinguishes yoga nidra from relaxation and meditation. “Yoga nidra represents a state in which an individual demonstrates all the symptoms of deep, non-REM sleep, including delta brain waves, while simultaneously remaining fully conscious.”

Topics covered in this module will include:

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Self-discovery Journey 
  • Attuning your awareness 
  • Experience yourself as Awareness itself 
  • Embracing the opposites – Neuroscience and healing 
  • Yoga Nidra and PTSD 
  • Emotional reactivity and increases self-regulation
  • Greater awareness of and ability to tolerate life’s challenges
  • Clinical mental health benefits of yoga nidra 

Fourth Module: Yin Yoga training and certification:The web that holds you together and its miracles Yin is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. It also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

Topics covered in this module will include:

  • Practice and Applications  
  • The distraction force and its benefits 
  • The mind healing response in Yin yoga 
  • The biopsychosocial model of health 
  • Fascia health ( types of fascia and healthy tissues) 
  • Stress in biomechanics 
  • Different fibers/fluids make-up of tissues and their function
  • The journey of stillness with endless possibilities

Fifth Module:   The Peaceful Warrior’s  journey   Body, mind, and Heart coherence. Awaken our innate creativity and wholeness.    Living in a state of peace and fluidity gives us the ability to fully arrive in this moment, and the next, and so on with presence-awareness. As we deepen understanding of our Body, presence of our awakened being has even more capacity to occur. This ultimate streamline of consciousness is the constant, clear expression of our being from poses to pose, moment to moment, and breath to breath.

Harnessing your power as a facilitator and manifestor  you will deepen your skills as an authentic performer, masterful class composer and inspiring director of Peace & Ease. 

Topics covered in this module will include:

  • Sankhya philosophy in its deepest essence 
  • Mind and Heart coherence and Finding your authentic teaching voice
  • Conscious communication and Divine manifestation 
  • Hone your advanced skills of class composition and sequencing
  • Creativity and mastering your skills in different teaching contexts
  • Tune your transformatives skills and inspire as you resonate with students of all levels
  • Strengthen your vocal and physical instrument~ You are a channel of fluidity 
  • Refine your skills in adjustments and therapeutics
  • Community, Union, and Wholeness ~ Embracing fluidity at all levels

Experience our Shanti Heart

Tell us how we can support you on your journey!

We are conveniently located 3 miles from East Lake Road off of Tarpon Springs Rd.  

We are centrally located to Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco county – 10 minutes from Citrus Park,  Westchase or Trinity area.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

18101 Boy Scout Rd , Odessa Fl