Yoga Study Intensives

These select intensives from our 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training provide opportunities for:

  • Dedicated practitioners to dive into personal practice more deeply without the commitment of a full teacher training
  • Healthcare, integrated health, mental health and education professionals to learn more for integrating into their current professions
  • Continuing education for yoga teachers who want to learn more
  • Aspiring teachers to take the program in modules

Early discounts available, see details below

All intensives include lecture handouts, access to the archive of practices in audio or video format and print versions and 1 individual mentoring session on personal practice or teaching.

Any aspiring practitioner who takes an intensive and enrolls in a future yoga teacher training will have that fee subtracted from their total tuition.

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Viniyoga Asana Intensive – Hybrid of In-Person & Online

With Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist & Faculty

Hybrid of In-Person, Live Online and Self-Paced Content

80 hours
Viniyoga™ asana framework, terminology, study of directions of movement and postures, sequencing asana practice and adaptation of postures including use of props.
Starts September 17, 2022 


Sept 17 – 18, 2022

Oct 1 – 2, 2022

Oct 15 – 16, 2022

April 22 – 23, 2022


Yoga Sutra-s & Chanting Intensive – ONLINE

With Jay Coldwell, RYT-200, iRest Level 2 Instructor, Student of Vedic Chant and Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

27 hours
Learn key lineage chants. Understand basic Sanskrit chanting terms and how they are applied. Chant and discuss the relevance of key sutras from the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali including themes of: What is Yoga, Fluctuations of the Mind, Practice and Non-Attachment, Obstacles to Practice, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yamas and Niyamas, Kriya Yoga and Seeds of Suffering and Overcoming the Seeds of Suffering, Meditation.
Starts October 24, 2022


Mondays | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, 2022


Pranayama Intensive – ONLINE

With Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, RYT-500, C-IAYT, Neurosurgeon and Yoga Therapist & Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

21 hours
Biomechanics of ventilation, physiology of breathing, human energetics in yoga practice, developmental steps in pranayama practice, developing practices for specific energetic effects, developing practices for simple ratio breath practices, pranayama techniques and yoga stress reduction.
Starts January 5, 2023


Thursdays | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 2023

Course Fee: $140. Early bird discount of $41 off if registered by January 2 ($99 course fee). Use PRANAEARLY to receive the discount.


Meditation + Cakra-s Intensive – ONLINE

With Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist & Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, RYT-500, C-IAYT, Neurosurgeon, Yoga Therapist

24 hours
Introduction to meditation including what is meditation, why meditate, challenges, major methods of meditation, application, how to use asana, pranayama and chanting to prepare for meditation, relevant source texts and yoga philosophy. Includes an introduction to the cakra model, teachings on each cakra and practices for each cakra.

Starts March 14, 2022

2022-23 Program

Thursdays | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Feb 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2023

Course Fee: $160. Early bird discount of $52 off if you register by February 20, 2023 (Course fee of $108). Use early bird discount CAKRAEARLY.