Yoga Teacher Training

Yin Yoga 25-hr Teacher Training with Karen Mandell

Dive deeper into understanding the Yin Yoga system in this Level 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training course with Karen Mandell E-RYT 500, owner/teacher of Sativa Yoga in Jersey City, NJ.
You will learn the physiological benefits of practicing in a Yin fashion, gain understanding of how the specific Yin tissues are targeted, and the subtle effects that contribute to the all-over good feeling the practice creates.

We will investigate the primary Yin Yoga poses, learning individual-specific alignment as well as the energy channels being stimulated and chakras corresponding to those channels.

This 25 hour training will cover:

• The distinctions between Yin and Yang and why finding balance between them is so important for overall health and well- being.
• Yin Yoga’s alignment considerations: proportion, appropriate stressing of tissue.
• Understanding the postures and sequencing Yin Yoga classes
• Energy flow, meridians/nadis, and how to cultivate balance
• Chakras relative to meridian systems
• Teaching Yin-yang Classes

Cost: $475 with some required books to purchase.

*Early Bird $425 if paid in full by September 3rd


Friday September 22nd – 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday September 23rd – 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday September 24th – 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Excited to teach Yin, but your students want to know more? Karen will be integrating a 2 hour “Introduction to Yin Yoga, Practice and Principle” into her training weekend. This incredible end-of-week respite will not only leave students feeling ready for the weekend, but they’ll understand the incredible gift that you will soon be bringing to your class offerings!

About Karen Mandell, E- RYT 500:
Karen began practicing yoga in 1998 as a means to escape her fast paced life as a fashion executive in New York City. She soon discovered how a regular yoga practice brought a much needed balance to her life on both a physical and spiritual level as well as a deeper connection with herself and the world around her. She was called to teaching in 2009 and received her 200-hour certification from the Bright Spirit Yoga Teacher training with Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker. She later went on to receive her 300-hour training and certification at ISHTA Yoga in NYC with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger. Karen also received her Advanced Level Restorative and Therapeutics Yoga Training with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works as well as her Yin Yoga Levels 1 &2 certification with Ulrica Norberg and additional Yin Yoga trainings with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley.

She began teaching to teachers herself in 2013, sharing what was shared with her by these masters in various teacher training programs as well as her own Sattva Yoga Restorative Yoga training and Yin Yoga training.

Karen delights in teaching family yoga as well, she received both her her Kid’s and Family Yoga training with Karma Kids as well as Post-Natal and Yoga Mom Buddha Baby Training with Jhotyi Larsen in 2011.

Classes with Karen invite a joyful opening in body, mind, and heart. Her classes are tailored from the traditional ISHTA lineage of chakra-based vinyasa yoga. ISHTA stands for the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. Her classes combine the graceful flow of Vinyasa yoga and the mindful alignment of Iyengar yoga with balancing pranayama (breath), kria and meditation techniques. The word Ishta translates from sanskrit as “that which resonates with the individual spirit”. She believes that yoga is all about finding the balance within ourselves that exists inherently but simply needs to be rediscovered by removing the obstacles that keep us from being our authentic selves and finding our connection with Jiva Atman, the unique spirit that resonates within all of us.



Join Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga,  for an In-Depth Study/200 hour Teacher Training in 2018!

What is Ashaya Yoga?

Ashaya Yoga (AY) is the alignment of body, mind, and heart with your true self. A synthesis of decades of transformational yoga and meditation practices from both Eastern and Western disciplines, it blends precise, therapeutic alignment techniques with empowering teachings of Tantra philosophy and spirituality.

AY is the path of radical affirmation. It’s learning how to say “yes” to life and abide in the truth that everything in life is for your awakening. AY builds strength, balance, flexibility, and heals chronic pain. More than a “yoga workout,” it supports the harmony and interconnection of body, mind, heart, and spirit, that makes you strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly. Off the mat, it inspires the best version of you and develops your capacity to meet life’s challenges with poise and grace.

Ashaya (AH-shy-ah) is a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart.” The word also refers to the heart as a place of refuge, a sanctuary of the deepest aspects of the Self. Like a safe haven within, it is a protective harbor where we anchor the most treasured parts of the Self.

AY’s vision is to serve the evolution of consciousness by increasing self-awareness, freedom, and wholeness. Through building a community that provides safety, authenticity, and opportunities for self-expression, AY creates a feeling of profound belonging and love in service to a bigger purpose.

“I am the Self that dwells in all beings. I am the Self in the place where you stand (ashaya sthiti). I am the place where you stand for shelter.” Bhagavad Gita, 10:20

Ashaya Yoga – Align Your Body. Awaken Your Heart. 

Training dates:                                                                                                                                                             Sept 25-30, 2018                                                                                                                                                           Dec 4-9, 2018                                                                                                                                                                March 5-10, 2019                                                                                                                                                          May 14-19, 2019

Standard hours of each module are as follows:                                                                                          Tues. 7-9 p.m.                                                                                                                                                           Wed.-Sat. 6:45-7:45 a.m., 9-1, 2:30-6:30                                                                                                                 Sun. 6:45-7:45 a.m., 9-1:30                                                                                                                              evening session Fri. 7:45-9:15 p.m.

$3600 regular tuition, $3200 if paid in full on or before August 1, 2018,  $3400 if paid in full on or before September 1 2018.  After Sept 1st,  $3600.

$250 deposit due with application. The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable except through another Ashaya Yoga® 200-Hour TT offered by presenter.

Payment plans available for an additional $200 at each payment level. Payment plans consist of four monthly payments. Exceptions to this will be considered on a case by case basis. First payment due 7 days before the start of the first module, Sept. 18, 2018. The next three payments are monthly with specific due dates: Oct. 1, Nov. 1, Dec. 3. Late fees of $25 will be applied on all late payments. See application for details.

Click here for the application:     Ashaya Teacher Training Application