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United by the overlap in philosophy of their two lineages, Angela Rauscher and Jan Orland Go have come together to create the most comprehensive, well-rounded yoga teacher training in New York City that their hearts and minds can offer. Shiva Shakti School of Yoga is a union of the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga and the contemporary teachings of Vinyasa Yoga.  


This school is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in all of our offerings and aim to diversify the pool of high level yoga teachers in the yoga industry.

Named for the Hindu God & Goddess, Shiva represents consciousness, wisdom and knowledge; Shakti is the energy and nature of all things.  You could say that Shiva is the knowledge that you will attain in our training, and Shakti is the experience of the teacher training itself.  Only when Shiva and Shakti unite can action, movement and creation arise.


This training program is appropriate for people who want to deepen their practice of yoga and for those who want to become professional yoga teachers.

Co-Founder/Lead Teacher



Angela is a Professional Level Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, Chakra Coach, Reiki Practitioner, Let Your Yoga Dance® Instructor and Sound Healer based in New York City. She has been practicing yoga and living a yoga lifestyle for two decades.

Angela received her yoga teacher certification and Let Your Yoga Dance® certification from the Kripalu School of Yoga, and her professional level yoga leadership certification from Shakti Initiation in Bali, Indonesia. She received her Reiki attunements with the late Margaret Ann Chase at NY Open Center, and became a certified sound healer (Tibetan Singing Bowls) with the International Academy of Sound Healers.

Although Angela initially started practicing yoga to heal physical injuries from a bad car accident, she soon discovered the healing power of yoga extended from body, to mind and spirit, on and off the mat. To Angela, yoga is more than asana practice (the postures); it has been, and continues to be, a life changing journey and commitment to her true self.

Angela believes in the philosophy that yoga should meet your body where it is now, and that yoga is a practice of inquiry and consciousness, unique to each individual. Her classes are spiritually driven, infused with compassion, encouragement and support, offering a safe space for students to explore and discover their personal edge.

Angela is committed to helping people live life to their highest potential and feels blessed to be able to support others on their yoga journey. She has been practicing and studying Buddhism since 2010, and continues to study and practice yoga on and off the mat, on a daily basis.

Co-Founder/Lead Teacher


Jan takes a personal and individualized approach to teaching yoga, influenced by his own experience as practitioner of Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga.


He is a Three Sisters Yoga 300 Hour Alum 2014 and 200 Hour Alum 2013. In addition, he has 100 hours of Advanced Anatomy Training, 85 hours of Pre/Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training and 25 hours Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.


The basis of his teaching philosophy is that yoga can benefit all body-types: if you can breathe, you can benefit from yoga. In class with Jan you will experience a breath and alignment based exploration of familiar asana while exploring challenging and often untapped asana.


Always committed to being intuitive, compassionate and non-judgmental the cornerstone of Jan's practice is a joyful exploration into challenging and new asana with modifications for all.



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Adrienne Jamiel, MA is an anatomist, yoga teacher trainer and exercise scientist with a specialty in kinesiology. She has spent 20 years researching anatomical gender differences in joint design and teaching about the increased risk of injury to women practicing traditional yoga asana poses which are based upon male joint alignment.


Adrienne was founding program director and principle instructor for the 100-hour advanced level anatomy and physiology training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (2000-2005); the anatomy instructor for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School (1998 – 2006); and the Founding Director and anatomy instructor for the Marymount Manhattan College Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Program (1988 – 1993).


Adrienne has extensive experience designing and teaching individualized yoga sessions having maintained a successful one-to-one private practice in New York City since 1995. She also teaches group Therapeutic Yoga for the Jewish Home and Hospital’s Medical Day Care Program. Adrienne is a certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT.) She was thrilled to receive a scholarship from the NOK Foundation to complete advanced-level study in yoga therapy for women at the
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India.


She is a certified professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher (eRYT500) and a certified iRest® Yoga Nidra guided meditation instructor. Adrienne’s specialty is her hands-on teaching method that clarifies anatomical
misunderstandings about the female form while supporting the practical application of anatomy for both women and men. Her passion is making anatomy
fun and easy.
Instagram: @YogaLikeAWoman
Facebook: Adrienne Jamiel


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Rev. David Wallace is a dean and the senior teacher for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and has continued those studies as a lifelong student of the “great books” of philosophy and archetypal psychology.  An ordained interfaith minister, David is a regular guest lecturer at the Kripalu Institute in Lenox, MA, and the Interspiritueel Seminarie in the Netherlands, and has taught at Integral Yoga in NYC, the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute and other educational venues. In addition to the core curriculum of the seminary, David teaches electives on the sacred texts of both the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions for One Spirit.

Prior to his work in interspiritual ministry and teaching, David had an extensive career in publishing and marketing, as well as award-winning work through the retail galleries he created in New York City, The Enchanted Forest and After the Rain.   Known for his deep and passionate teaching style, his recent seminars on the Tao Te Ching, the Parables of Rabbi Jesus, and the Upanishads have drawn a worldwide audience as one of One Spirit’s most popular teachers.   He is currently working on a book, and shares a home in the Berkshire Mountains with his partner, senior Kripalu faculty and international retreat leader, Jurian Hughes.





Laura is an alum of the 200hr YTT Intensive 2015 at ISHTA Yoga, cultivating her practice of yoga and meditation for 15 years. This May Ms. DeRubeis-Byrne completed her Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University successfully defending her dissertation: Understanding the Intrapsychic Processes of High School Students During Guided Meditation: A Longitudinal Study. This July Ms. DeRubeis-Byrne presented her dissertation study on a panel at the Psychoanalysis on Ice Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Prior to her work in psychology, Laura was a principal dancer with VISIONS Contemporary Ballet for over 9 years. Laura has taught beginners yoga classes at Anthea Yoga Studio in Astoria, Queens until they closed and yoga classes at the Campus Recreation Center at Adelphi University, and teaches private lessons. In September Ms. DeRubeis-Byrne will begin a year-long clinical psychology internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, where she looks forward to connecting her yoga and psychology backgrounds, and her expertise in working with psychotic disorders and trauma. Laura has held year-long clinical psychology externships in Maimonides Medical Center’s Child Adolescent Outpatient Service, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and in an adult geriatric inpatient unit at Mt Sinai Beth Israel. Laura is a Hunter College alum where she co-led research at an Infancy Research Lab under Tricia Striano, PhD.


During her Undergraduate Independent Study Internship at NYP/Weill Cornell she helped create a Yoga Therapy Group in the adult in and outpatient units and for the adolescent outpatient service. Laura is particularly interested in tapping into the wisdom of the subtle body. Her mission is to bridge the gap between the yoga and psychological communities by showing the therapeutic benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices, with an emphasis on how trauma is embodied.

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