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Yoga Teacher Training


Conducted By Karla A. Cain
Special Guest Teachers:

Misty Soderholm and Shannon Chada

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour YTT
'Authentic Yoga Instructor' Certi
fication Program


Spring 2024

​Registration Deadline March 2024

For Yoga Teachers or Anyone with Desire to Deepen Personal Practice

SAVE $300 on Tuition when you pay in FULL​

2024 Tuition Includes:

* 200 Hours of Curriculum
* Refinement of Hatha, Vinyasa, Meditation
* Certifications: 
YIN, Restorative, Chair, Pregnancy, Yoga Nidrā, Mantra, Mudra
* Personal Class Sadhna / Class Observations
* In Person & Remote Class Set / Break down
* High Quality, Professional Presentations & AV Equipment
* Full-Color Binder of Syllabus, Class Schedule, Course Handbook
* Homework Summary & Due Dates
* Part 1 & 2 Printed Handouts
  (Part 3 - 8 Handouts in Electronic PDF)
* Personal Class Attendance Log
* Class Observations Template & All Class Design Templates
* Meditation Journal
* Numerous E-Books of Traditional Yoga & Ayurveda
* Excursion / Class Practice / Tour & Pictures at Hindu Temple
* Attendance Tracking
* Homework Tracking & Review, Grading & Feedback
* Administrative Communications & Follow Up
* 20% Discounted Yoga Classes at Soderworld Wellness Center
* 3 Guest Teachers
* Practicum Supervision, Grading & Feedback
* Course Photos & Videos
* Community Yoga Day Photos & Video
* Graduation Ceremony, Class Pictures & Commemorative Video​


Additional Required Books are not included and are at Student Expense.

Book List Provided Upon Enrollment  ~ Does not exceed $100.​




Classes include practice of Āsana, Pranayama,& Meditation, as well as coursework, practical experience / excursions to witness Yoga in its truest form - beyond the physical.  Many YTT Training programs offer just a scratch of the surface of the true Yoga practice by focusing only on physical postures, while missing any real focus on 7 other components of the 8-Fold Path – the most powerful pieces on the healing journey.  I wish to offer and share understanding of tradition, history, integrity and cultural (and yes, the PHYSICAL) pieces of this life-altering knowledge.



- History / Origins / Ṣatdarśana

- Immersion in the 8 Limbs of the Aṣtāṅga Path

- Contemplations of verses of Patanjali Yoga Sutras

- Sankya Philosophy

- Lineage of Krishnamacharya

- Hatha Pradpika / Bhagavad Gita

- Study of ŚuddiKriyas

- Introduction to the beauty of Sanskrit

- What is Tāntra, really?


Heavy in both Western & Yogic/Ayurvedic understandings of Anatomy, Physiology & Injury Prevention –

As well as the Subtle Energy body and modalities of Prana, Cakras, Nadīs and Marmas.​


CHICAGO:  Yoga Class Practice & Tour of the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont, IL 

*** Experiencing Yoga in its truest form ***​​


Introduction to Ayurveda & Understanding Doṣas 

The 6 Tastes of Ayurveda: Food & Plants

The Yoga & Ayurveda Relationship 

Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana for balancing Vata, Pitta & Kapha

The movement of 5 Parana Vayus within Āsana​


I will guide you in understanding Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice, Legal Documents necessary for State or County, Waivers & Disclaimer Language, Music Suggestions as well as Copyright adherence, and much more!  Learn your practice options available as an employee or independent practitioner, tax rules, payment gateways and the best ways to share your offerings both in-person or ONLINE.


The aim & goal is setting forth Yoga Instructors with sincere quality & depth of understanding in both personal and public practice, and who are empowered with tradition - as well as knowledge, on how to offer and share yoga as a lifestyle, not just a ‘class’.  Yoga is not something we ‘do’, but what we ‘realize’. Offering Guidance & Instruction in this sacred practice goes beyond “HOW”….but also “WHY”.


All Details, Syllabus, Tuition, Program Handbook (with exact class dates / times) and Enrollment Forms available at

Email or  or call  708-334-9362


Guest Facilitators


Shannon Chada 


Misty Soderholm

As Yoga Teachers, or those who share Yoga knowledge, we must strive to protect and share the true and traditional practice, maintaining the integrity and sacredness gifted to humanity through the elevated consciousness of the great Sages & Seers of India.  We have a responsibility and duty of care when embracing this knowledge for ourselves and when sharing this gift with our community.


The Sattvic Sage Ayurveda & Yoga 300 Hour Program is for those whom wish to dive deeper - For those who have completed YTT200 and wish to deepen their understanding of traditional Yoga Principles and practical teaching skills, or for those who wish to  personally explore their understanding and practice of Yoga for a healthy and balanced life.


This course allows each individual to experience the true essence and meaning of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis, harmonized amongst the teachings of ageless wisdom of ancient scriptures and philosophy applied in a contemporary context that students can grasp and thus begin to put into practice in their daily lives. Yoga is not something we ‘Do’, but something we ‘Realize’. This is a path of Self-Discovery and Self-Realization.


Students will learn the integral foundations of Yoga, ensuring all participants can practice safely, teach safely, understand the breath and the mind and learn to connect to other human beings compassionately. This experience is a wonderful odyssey on your path to greater self-awareness and understanding. By incorporating Yoga in its totality, all will learn to teach and practice through their own experiences and deepened knowledge.


The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully & intelligently, while realizing the connection of Āsana to Nirodha (Mental Control) and Prāṇa.  This course intends to possess more depth and breadth of the true Yoga teachings, understanding the Śhiva / Śhakīi Principle, with a deep connection to heart.

Graduates of this program can become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200 / RYT500) with Yoga Alliance when they apply for registration with Yoga Alliance directly.  An RYT designation is a symbol of a minimum level of knowledge, training, and experience - based on standards recognized by Yoga Alliance.  Possessing this designation enhances your credibility as a teacher - but many components of this course offer higher-than-required knowledge for Yoga Alliance registration. 


The Sattvic Sage Ayurveda & Yoga program also incorporates added ability to understand basic concepts in Ayurveda and its critical relationship to Yoga. Yoga & Ayurveda are inseparable.  Ayurveda itself is a form of Yoga.


You will learn the benefits and teaching of various styles of Asana (Refinement of Hatha, Vinyasa) – but also Yin, Restorative & Chair, as well as Meditation, Yoga Nidrā, Pranayama, Chanting of Mantras and the use of Mudras. No other special  certifications in each style will be necessary (nor the expense of such courses). You will be prepared to offer your light and energy in each of these spaces, with the goal of sharing your knowledge for health & healing of yourself and your community.

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