Shiva Shakti founders, Angela Rauscher and Jan Orland Go are devoted practitioners with over 35 years combined experience in the industry. Angela is trained in Hatha Yoga with a professional focus on the Chakra (energy) system and subtle body; Jan is a Registered Nurse, who is trained in Vinyasa Yoga with deeper study into biomechanics and kinesiology of yoga asana (postures). Our aim is to encourage, inspire and empower you to live life to your highest potential.  

The essential quality of this training is to create a balance between receiving the benefit of a deeper experience of yoga and being inspired to actively contribute the fruits of that experience to your community and the world. In this way, we evoke the energy and essence of the cosmic balance of Shiva and Shakti. We will help you to cultivate your authentic voice and share with others in a safe, comprehensive and meaningful way.  This training is suitable for students who want to deepen their practice, and for those who want to become professional yoga teachers.

What makes this training program unique? 


  • 8 Limbs of Yoga (yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi)

  • Yoga philosophy & history

  • Business of yoga

  • Selfless service (karma yoga)

  • Ayurveda & yogic lifestyle

  • Meditation techniques

  • Mantra & chanting

  • Anatomy & Physiology, Female form in Yoga Anatomy

  • Chakras, Koshas & subtle energy body

  • Self-realization and the purposeful evolution of consciousness.

  • Conscious Communication

  • Mindful sequencing

  • Hands-on & verbal assists

  • Finding your voice

  • Modifying yoga for special populations (prenatal, injury, chair, and accessible yoga)

  • Gentle & restorative yoga

  • Diversity and Equality in Yoga

  • Leadership

  • Teaching Online


Is Shiva Shakti School of Yoga accredited?

Yes, Shiva Shakti School of Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

What is the cost?

EARLY BIRD - BEFORE JULY 4, 2020: $2500 - PAID IN FULL OR $749 deposit + $617/mo. for 3 months (total: $2600) AFTER JULY 4, 2020: $2600 - PAID IN FULL OR $750 deposit + $650/mo. for 3 months (total: $2700)

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that things come up. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel, please
notify us immediately by email at The following
cancellation charges will apply:

• Cancellations before July 4: $750 non-refundable deposit.
• Cancellations from June 4 - July 4: 50% refund of program cost, minus $750 deposit.
• Cancellations after July 4: NO REFUND.

What are the dates and times of training?

Commit to 9 weekends between August and December 2020 and become a yogi for life. This program runs every other weekend on Zoom and in NYC as and when it becomes safe to do so. SCHEDULE Livestream Classes: FRIDAYS 6:00PM - 8:00PM SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 12:00PM - 5:30PM AUG. 28 - 30 SEPT. 11 - 13 and 25 - 27 OCT. 9 - 11 and 23 - 25 NOV. 6 - 8 and 20 - 22 DEC. 4 - 6 and 18 - 20 Additional Hours: Trainees must also take 3-4 livestream yoga classes each week with Shiva Shakti LIVE! Classes are offered 7 days per week and the cost is included in the cost of your tuition. There will also be 10-12 hours of pre-recorded classes to complete in your own time, providing even more flexibility to study and learn when it works for you.

Where is the training held?

The training will be held on Zoom. Most sessions will be livestream. Some will be pre-recorded with flexibility to watch when it works for you. If there is an opportunity to safely meet in NYC at some point in the program, we will explore that option for anyone who lives in the NYC area. The option to livestream instead of meeting in person will also be available for anyone who lives outside of the NYC area.

Do I have to attend every date of training? Are there make-up options?

For graduation, 100% attendance is required. We understand that life happens and things come up beyond your control, so we will do our best to work with you to make up any hours missed. Here are several ways you might make up hours and receive your 200-hour teacher training certification. Make up hours are on a case-by-case basis depending on lessons missed and hours needed for completion.
Option 1: You can arrange a private session with one of the lead teachers to make up for time missed (additional cost applies).

Option 2: You can attend the session you missed in a future 200hr teacher training for no additional charge. (This must be done within the year)

Option 3: Write a research paper on the topic you missed.

Option 4: Teach and video record a class / workshop that demonstrates your knowledge of the topic that you missed.

What are the requirements to participate in training?

We ask the following requirements to participate in training: 18 years or older Minimum of one (1) year of regular asana practice. Sustain a regular self-practice Completed and accepted application form

What is your substance use policy during training?

The use or abuse of alcohol or other recreational drugs is prohibited during the training and is not allowed on the premises. Violation of this policy at any time during the training will result in dismissal from the program with no refunds. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas outside of the building.

What are the required readings?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda, (Integral Yoga Publications; Reprint edition, September 14, 2012).
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra, (New World Library / Amber-Allen Publishing, November 9, 1994). **Please read this book prior to program start.
Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran, (Nilgiri Press; 2nd edition, May 17, 2007).
Anatomy and Asana, Susi Hately Aldous (Eastland Press, 2006).
Shiva Shakti Yoga Teacher Training Manual - provided on the first day of training.

How many people are accepted in to the training?

We accept 16 students into the training program.

Are there scholarships for those who can't afford the training?

Yes, Shiva Shakti is proud to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to those who can not afford the training. Please email us at to learn about what is available at the time you apply.

Shiva Shakti is a union of the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga and the contemporary teachings of Vinyasa Yoga.
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