Soul Culture Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training with JaiShree + Master Teaching Team

A 6-month in-person training with virtual learning support

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Live. Life. Consciously.
Embody Sacred Knowledge.
Soul Culture Yoga!

Welcome to the next-level of the
celebrated Soul Culture Yoga School!

Soul Culture Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training

— 6-month in-person training + virtual support. Are you in?

Immerse your body, mind & heart in our spiritually informed practical 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training

Begin to see and treat your spiritual practice as the cornerstone of your life and service to others.

What is Soul Culture Yoga?
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The Soul Culture Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training with JaiShree + Master Teaching Team

A 6-month in-person training + virtual support
Starting September 1, 2024

Training Schedule

Our convenient 6-month schedule includes: WEEKLY weekday evening classes, and MONTHLY weekend intensives, conducted in-person and virtually.
*optional in-person ashram immersions as well as private inner circle mentorship available


WEEKLY Evening classes

Dates TBD

MONTHLY Weekend Intensives

Dates TBD

OPTIONAL Bliss Immersion Weekend Retreat

Dates TBD
*hours may be applied to future SCYS 300-hr + 500-hr certifications

Yoga Teacher Training

Real and in the flesh transformational yoga with world traveling master teachers in asana, ayurveda, bhakti, music, and making spirituality practical.

Digital Platform

Connect in realtime with the added advantage of an on-line community and academy that speaks directly to your soul and guides you everyday.

Int'l Certification

Walk your talk and live your life as a sacred and confident teacher who can teach anywhere in the world and inspires spiritual health and happiness.

“Our vision of Soul Culture Yoga is to Invite, Ignite and Inspire”

Jaishree Dow-Spielman, In Clarity, Flow, and Love

What Happens When You Join the
Soul Culture Yoga Teacher Training?

Alycia Steel, SCYS graduate 2019
“I was looking to find parts of myself that I didn’t even know existed. This is the place to be.”

1. 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Transformational yoga with world traveling master teachers.

Intensive Practicum Days

Deep dives into group teaching and class creation help you integrate information, experience flow and embody the art and science of teaching yoga

In-Person + Virtual Contact Hours

Exclusive live access with world renowned teachers accelerates learning. Designed with heart and mind for intimacy and cultivating lifetime community

Ashram Immersion Retreats

Embody yoga’s essential beauty in an authentic, progressive, and supportive ashram setting designed to stimulate your spiritual senses.

Lily Frontero, SCYS graduate 2015
“It just got more powerful as the time went on. You go beyond yourself, …”

2. Full Access Digital Learning Platform

Take advantage of our on-line community and academy that speaks directly to your soul.

Digital Learning Platform

Accountability, flexibility, and on-the-go access. Enjoy self-directed learning modules, community forum and live classes with master teachers

Virtual Academy & Community

We teach and practice the art of clear communication with loving intentionality. Hold and be held in sacred sovereign space with like-minded peers

Inner Circle Mentorship

A transformational coaching intensive to redefine your relationship with reality. Find deep clarity, step into confidence and embody flow + radiance.

Kasey Lynn, SCYS graduate 2019
“This training was fire! It was exactly what I needed to push me to my edge and get me comfortable staying there”

3. Receive your Internationally
Recognized Yoga Alliance Certification

Your life as a sacred and confident teacher who inspires spiritual health and happiness.

Internationally recognized
200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification

Walk your talk and live your life as a sacred and confident teacher who can teach anywhere in the world and inspires spiritual health and happiness.

Anthony Padrone, SCYS graduate 2015
“There were some obvious moments where I felt the change … Even if you don’t want to be a yoga teacher, I say just do it!”

“Our vision of Soul Culture Yoga is to Invite, Ignite and Inspire”

Jaishree Dow-Spielman, In Clarity, Flow, and Love


What will you gain from the
SCYS 200-hour Teacher Training?

Anatomy & Physiology

Monthly Anatomy & Physiology of the physical body; Balance fluid alignment with both benefits + potential risk/injuries and pose modifications.

Energetic Awareness

Knowledge of the subtle body system from both current science and ancient medicine including the chakras, pranas, doshas and several energy healing modalities.

Present Communication

Learn the art of holding space, give/receive feedback, and use non-violent communication for transformational communication & presentation quality.

Class Versatility

Exploration of class offerings & styles incl. all levels of vinyasa flow from gentle to advanced, restorative, prenatal, healing addiction; Business of yoga and how to make a living.

Teaching Fundamentals

Foundational teaching methodologies including effective sequencing, cuing, teaching styles, qualities of teacher & creative continuity.

Sacred Soul Power

Attune to the process of Soul Mapping: Uncovering the sacred blueprint of your soul will help you re-discover your bliss & ignite positive passion in your students.

Philosophy & Heart

Realization of the 8-Limbed Ashtanga Path & the 9-Limbed Bhakti Yoga path; Embodying personal devotion as the key to your success as a valued teacher.

Embodied Spirituality

Integration of ancient teachings with modern living through examination of yoga history vedic philosophy and spirituality; Kirtan chanting and how to use mantra music in classes.

ALSO INCLUDED (extra bonus)

The significance of Ancient Knowledge in the Soul Culture Yoga School

In-depth look at astrology and dharma code principals; Understanding of the sanskrit names, history, and pastimes of the yoga world (including postures, avatars and devas)

An invitation to join our Yoga School!

JaiShree & Kalānidhi invite you to engage your body, mind and heart in a practical yet spiritually based lifestyle that you can use to upgrade on every level right now.

Cultivated over 30 years and 3 continents, Soul Culture Yoga School is rooted in setting the stage for you to embody masterful yet simple healing habits that empower you, no matter your background or experience, to discover your bliss and keep it. In this yoga teacher training training, we gather in sacred community to plug into an eternal energy source, commit to a personal mission, and inspire each other from our clear and confident soul. We teach you to walk the talk from your highest vibration.

The Soul Culture Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training with JaiShree & Kalānidhi + Master Teaching Team

If this speaks directly to your soul, you’re ready for the
Soul Culture Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training.

Why We Do The Things We Do, …

We believe in being happy.
We believe in creating clarity, radiating positivity and declaring non-consent.
We honor pain. We hold space. We act from love.
Our mission is to spread a culture of soul consciousness around the planet.

We do this by empowering teachers, healers, leaders, couples and children to be grounded in sacred truth and sovereign relationships. We mirror the best and brightest in humanity.

Whether you engage with us in a yoga teacher training, a mentorship or coaching certification program, our core desire is the same. To inspire magic, teach from wisdom lineage and celebrate the radical spiret quest of the soul to be happy.

Take your practice to a whole new soul level.

For those who want to teach, in any capacity, SCYS’s comprehensive training program will mark the beginning of your career as an inspired, creative force in the world.

“We raise our heart and heads, in gratitude and respect, for ourselves and each other, as we practice compassion which leads towards humility”

Tuition Fees & Payment Plans

Your training covers 200 contact hours with JaiShree & Kalānidhi
and Guest Master Teachers from around the globe over 10 weekend intensives and weekly classes plus additional options to deepen and accelerate

payments plan available.

Price includes a $75 non-refundable registration fee

Hosted at
Stellar Yoga, New Paltz NY
11 Church St suite #2
New Paltz, NY 12561


Your training covers 200 contact hours with JaiShree & Kalānidhi
and Guest Master Teachers from around the globe over 10 weekend intensives and weekly classes plus additional options to deepen and accelerate

100% Attendance Mandatory

This is your golden ticket to the bliss train.

Transforming a virtual force to
the spiritual level

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Teacher Training is for you?

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Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is for you.

Meet Your Soul Yoga Teachers

Our global master teaching team offers wisdom and embodiment to inspire a real culture of the soul in yoga business, branding, health, meditation, music, culture and the arts

Jaishree Dow-Spielman
Lead Teacher, E-RYT 200, CYT 500

Jaishree devi dasi aka Deborah Dow-Spielman is a spiritual teacher, mystic healer, and 500hr CYT and 200hr ERYT certified and registered Yoga Educator. She created the Soul Culture Yoga School in 2015, certifying yoga teachers with a vinyasa flow and a strong focus on Veda Philosophy including Ayurveda, Naturopathic Diet & Health, Meditation, Astrology, Hands-On Energy Healing and Bhakti.

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She’s led 18 national and international retreats since 2009 including 8 to India, and taught well over 10,000 hours to thousands of students via studio classes, workshops and mentorship.

Jaishree also uses her channeled coaching process called Soul Mapping™ to guide teachers, leaders, holistic healers, and couples to run the business of life from sacred devotion and empowered choices. She lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York with her husband Kalānidhi das where they home-school their toddler and run their Educational Healing Business and Yoga School. […]

Kalānidhi Dow-Spielman
Lead Teacher, E-RYT 200

Musician, educator, innovator, father Kalānidhi das has spent the past 20 years studying and applying yogic principles to affect deep change and abundant living. His passion is to facilitate discovery and ownership of his student’s learning process in alignment with their inherent spiritual power. Achieving flow, acting with clarity, and making visionary connections are parts and parcels of his teaching style, both on and off the mat. […]

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Together with his wife, he co-owns, co-operates and co-leads the Soul Culture Yoga School, Jaishree Yoga retreats and online courses. When he is not geeking out on philosophy or astrology he can be found building businesses, homeschooling or making chocolate chip pancakes at any time of day (or night).

Jonathan Glass
Master Acupuncturist, Energy Healer & Ayurvedic Practitioner

Jonathan Glass L.Ac., M.Ac., CHT, is a Licensed Master Acupuncturist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reconnective Healer, Energy Healer, Certified Hypnotherapist, Herbalist, Muscle Response Tester and Natural Health Educator. He is on the faculty of The Dharma Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda and has served on the faculty of the New England School of Acupuncture.

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He is also the creator of JivAtma Energy Healing™ and the Total Life Cleanse™, and is the author of ‘Total Life Cleanse: A 28 Day Program to Detoxify and Nourish your Body Mind and Soul’.

Jonathan has had the honor of leading thousands of participants through his transformational programs in cleansing, yoga philosophy and energy healing. Starting from the realization that “presence is the foundation of healing”, Jonathan reveals the power and depth of who we are at the soul level. His approach to working with the principles and energies of ayurveda in the body, called JivAtma Energy Healing, is both systematic and intuitive.

Empowering you with a new way of thinking, seeing, and being, the JivAtma Energy Healing training module in the Soul Culture Yoga School invites you into a deep understanding and application of ayurveda through your yoga practice.

Dr. Michael Geary
Life Strategies, Vedic Astrology, Teacher & Author

Dr Michael Geary aka Budhara das is a Vedic astrologer, life coach, teacher, and author. His work is based on the idea that everyone counts, and that each of us has a role to play in creating a better world. He uses Vedic astrology and the ancient wisdom of the Dharma Diamond with individuals and organizations to cultivate awareness of their infinite sacred potential, design their lives optimally, and create clarity, confidence and ease-of-being. […]

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The Dharma Diamond is ancient wisdom translated to the needs of our modern world. It consists of four universal principles that underpin life and define our common human experience. They are the key to creating a happy, prosperous and sustainable life, rich in meaning and purpose. In a nutshell, they are Truth, Respect, Purity and Effort.

Dr. Geary’s Dharma Diamond presentation for the Soul Culture Yoga School teaches these four principles in detail and how you can use them to make sense of your world. You will also learn how to apply them in making choices that result in the best possible outcomes in all areas of your life: love, family, career etc.

Learn more about Dr. Geary’s work at 

Srimati Syamarani dasi
Bhakti Yoga Master Artist, Speaker & Author

Srimati Syamarani dasi is the most well-known female representative of Gaudiya Vaisnava dharma in current times and a master of bhakti art. Her body of work, which she sees as service to her Divine Masters, illustrates the philosophical nuances of her wisdom tradition, delineates the process of bhakti yoga, and helps to reveal the transcendental realm elucidated by the saints in her lineage. A ceaseless world traveler, Syamarani is a regular speaker in spiritual/religious venues, television and radio programs across 6 continents. […]

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Syamarani Didi is among the first disciples of the world-renowned ISKCON founder-acarya, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and also a prominent student of Srila Prabhupada’s close associate, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. As followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the line of Srila Rupa Gosvami (1489-1564 CE), these two exemplary self-realized preceptors are known as Rupanuga acaryas, and they are the visionaries and architects behind this powerful sacred art form.

Starting in 1966, at the Matchless Gifts location at 26 2nd Avenue in New York’s Lower East Side, Srila Prabhupada’s first artist disciple, Syamarani dasi, began to paint the original iconic images of the movement.

Her artwork transcends the cultures and counter-cultures that have shaped it and ultimately serves as a transmission of universal, absolute truths which speak directly to the souls of viewers. She has created nearly 300 paintings to date, many of which are considered to be among the best examples of integrating India’s traditions and aesthetics with Western representational art and design principles.

The majority of her paintings were created for the monumental books published by her initiating spiritual master, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, such as the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Isopanisad, and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta to name a few. Several of her paintings were installed in temples, specifically meant for meditation and worship.

She has also painted about 20 paintings for Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharja’s books and temples.

For the Soul Culture Yoga School Syamarani dasi shares her story and teachings of bhakti-yoga through the artwork she has done for her two holy masters.

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Sripad BV Tridandi Maharaja
Bhakti Yoga Sannyasi, Pilgrimage Guide & Orator

Sripad Bhaktivedanta Tridandi Swami was born in 1949 to English parents in Canada. He first came in touch with the Vedic teachings in 1975. In 1979 he became a full time practitioner of Bhakti yoga, joining a farming community of devotees in Murwillumbah, Australia. In 1991 he moved with his wife and son to take up residence in Vrindavana, India. That same year he met and began his relationship with his spiritual master Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. […]

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While remaining in India he helped to publish various commentaries of his Gurudeva such as Bhagavad Gita and Jaiva Dharma.

In 2005 he was awarded the renounced order of sannyasa and has continued to circle the globe a number of times teaching and discoursing on the glories of chanting the Hare Krishna Maha mantra.

Maharaja is presently residing in Godruma, where he’s staying since June 2017, absorbing his time and energy in various services for his Gurudeva.

Learn more about his life and teachings at

Sriman Prem Prayogan Prabhu
Master Spiritual Teacher, Academy Founder & International Emissary

Founder and director of Chaitanya Academy, Mahatma Sri Prem Prayojan Prabhu is a renowned spiritual teacher in a long line of enlightened gurus that goes back thousands of years. With over thirty-five years experience, Sri Prem Prayogan Prabhu is renowned for his ability to articulate universal wisdom in a vibrant way, alternating between heart-warming, jaw-dropping, informative and transformative. Sri Prem Prayojan Prabhu presents on Yoga Psychology and the Essence of Yoga – Self-realization in the Bhakti Tradition for the Soul Culture Yoga School. […]

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These interactive workshops include discussion, meditation and ecstatic mantra singing. 

His official website is:

Community Facebook page here:…


Sriman Mukunda Das
Master Spiritual Teacher, Scholar & Musician

Mukunda Das began attending the Brooklyn ISKCON temple in 1972 and maintained an interest in the study of Bhakti Yoga that led him to join the ISKCON ashram in Los Angels in 1975 during a break from college. After returning to college and spending time as a professional musician, Mukunda Das returned to service in the ashram full time in 1979 and was sent to start temples in Africa where he preached until 1987. […]

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After returning to the U.S., he helped to start an outreach preaching center called the Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology which had great success. The single most important event for Mukunda das was meeting Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja  in 1996 after having heard and read his books. In 1997, Mukunda Das took initiation from Srila Gurudev and began to help in the development of Washington D.C. preaching.

After retiring from working as a police officer, Mukunda Das moved to Alachua, Florida where he is helping with various projects and preaching.  Having received an order from Srila Gurudev, Mukunda das is also traveling and preaching.


Sriman Rasik Mohan Das
Bhakti Yoga Teacher, Speaker & Ashram Host

Rasik Mohan is a lifelong monk and leader in the Bhakti-yoga tradition of ecstatic loving service. Growing up in a spiritual community in California, he received initiation at nine from his beloved Guru, BV Narayan Gosvami Maharaja, who asked him to become a monk and serve his mission. After Graduation, he joined the monastery of his Guru in India, where he served for the next 16 years as a sevaka, secretary, and publisher for his teachers. […]

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Since 2015, Rasik has published over 20 books on Bhakti-yoga. In 2020, he was asked to return to America to spread the message of Bhakti. Within a few months, he and his team of devotees inaugurated Bhakta Bhandav Dham, a 60 acre Ashram and spiritual education center in the upper Hudson Valley of New York.

Rasik is deeping connected to the values of loving devotion, sacrifice, and responsibility. His teaching style is simultaneously scholarly & soul-stirring, and always culminates in rocking kirtans.


Malini Taneja
Multi-faceted artist, devotional performer

Malini Taneja is a multi-faceted artist known for her devotional performances, riveting improvisational movement and her engagement with audiences in singing and dancing without inhibitions. She was born into a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners and has since deepened her studies and practice in this path, spending several months in India every year with great yoga masters of bhakti (devotion) for the past 10 years. […]

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With the blessings of her spiritual teacher Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja, and the tutelage of her dance guru Srimati Viji Prakash, Malini has traveled the world sharing the ancient sacred temple dance of Bharatnatyam as well as village folk dances from India with the purpose to give a glimpse into the Divine realm and facilitate audience members to introspect deeply and have a spiritual experience. She is a member of the international sacred music band KIRTANIYAS, and has traveled the world sharing this art form at festivals and venues such as Bhakti Fest, International Yoga Festival, John Anson Ford Theater in Hollywood, and Barcelona Yoga Conference. Yet for Malini, devotional dance is not a performance but in its purest form, a prayer in action that is very personal and intimate and can be experienced by anyone who seeks it.

What Customers Say

Tribe love …

Let’s hear it from our SCYS Alumni

"Our mission is to spread a culture of soul consciousness around the planet

We never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

“It just got more powerful as the time went on. You go beyond yourself, what you thought your highest potential was – in every way, physically and mentally.”

Lily Frontero

“This training was fire! It was exactly what I needed to push me to my edge and get me comfortable staying there.

— Kasey Lynn

Jenny Frontero

The whole experience has been life changing. This school was worth every penny and every bit of time.”

Alisa Alvarez

“Little did I know that this was going to be a healing for me, …. that it was going to be a healing process for myself.”

Shawna Finnegan

“That’s what being a true yoga teacher is, and I have yet to find anyone else who can do what Jaishree does”

Awaken To Your Soul’s True Purpose

Join a global community of teachers and leaders living
their yoga and practicing love in action

Anthony Padrone

“There were some obvious moments where I felt the change, and then there are the more subtle moments where I will need more time to process… Even if you don’t want to be a yoga teacher, I say just do it!”

Nerissa Fry

This has been a discovery about what yoga is really about. It’s not about the poses on the mat, it’s about everything that happens outside the mat and off the mat.”

George Halverson

“Every one of these teacher training weekends that I’ve gone through, I take something home with me that I grow from. … I’ve learned how to hold space in ways I never knew I could.”

“Even if you don’t want to be a yoga teacher, I say just do it! Everybody should do this!”

— Anthony Padrone, Licensed massage therapist

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not satisfied with the course?

Our life’s mission and purpose is to create the most transformative and ecstatic yoga teacher training programs on the planet. We also embody deep value of relationship and the sanctity of disciplic lineage. If you are unable to complete your course during the session timeframe, you may apply to continue at a later time that is in rhythm.

What course materials are included with the program?

Your enrollment includes access to all course content, including your manual, modules and videos via our host academy online platform

Will I get a yoga teacher training certificate once I’ve completed this course?
Yes! Once you have completed the graduation requirements of your YTT course, you are eligible to receive a certificate from the Soul Culture Yoga School. You will be directed to email us and we will review your submitted materials to see if you are eligible to receive a certificate.
Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! In addition to a pay-in-full option, we offer a convenient 6-month payment plan.

Where can I purchase the course recommended reading books?

The recommended reading books are available at Your purchase will support the non-profit work of the International Pure Bhakti Yoga Society. Most other recommended reading books are available for purchase through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or any other major book retailer.

When does the course begin and end?

We offer a variety of schedules throughout the year for our 200-hr, 300-hr and 500-hr courses. Please make sure to check the schedule section often for up-to-date information. You can also join our mailing list here to receive new course announcments and special offers we only send to our list.

Will I get anything out of this course if I have already completed another 200-hr Yoga Training course?

Yes! We have been living Soul Culture Yoga principles, ethics and regulations daily together for a decade under the guidance and shelter of the unbroken lineage of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Many of our students come to us after completing other trainings to enhance their knowledge of yoga, to recover from traumatic experiences, to experience more qualified training, or simply to fully embody their confidence, grace and skill as a teacher. It’s always good to up-level.

Can I safely teach yoga classes after I complete this program?
We certify you after you have safely taught a yoga class in our training. Our YA certified 200-hr curriculum addresses a full-spectrum approach to supporting the safety, wholeness and wellbeing of your yoga students including working with addiction, modifying by body type, injury, sequencing, assisting, etc.
How long do I have access to the course?

Your purchase includes access for the duration of the training, plus a 6-month integration period. After that, there are various Membership options, Apprentice program, Retreats and Personal Mentorship offerings you can choose.

What payment options are available?
You can make payment from your bank or credit card using our secured checkout processing system called Stripe. Please note that pricing is displayed in US dollars. All payments made in another currency will be converted automatically to US dollars.
Do you offer refunds?


Will my payment/credit card information be safe?
Stripe and Paypal are used for payment processing, both of which are Level 1 PCI Service Providers (the highest grade of security available for payment processors.) We will never have access to any of your financial details, nor will we store any financial information.
Is this a good course for beginners?

Yes! If you are brand new to yoga and seeking a life-changing experience to transform your consciousness, then this is the perfect course for you. You could spend years taking classes, workshops and retreats, or you could dive straight into the heart of yoga with the Soul Culture Yoga 200-hr teacher training.

Will my teacher certification be accepted at any yoga studio, gym, or private fitness setting?

Yes, you are officially certified to teach yoga after you receive your certificate and complete all the course materials. Make sure to always check the employment requirements of any organization before applying for a yoga instructor position. Many of our students have graduated to teach at schools, non-profit settings, workplaces, yoga studios, churches, healthcare environments, fitness centers, community centers, gyms, universities and with private clients.

Can I take this course even if I have no desire to teach?
Of course! Many of our students enroll in our 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training program because of their desire and deep commitment towards personal growth. Regardless of whether or not they ever teach yoga classes in a traditional sense, all of our students move on with an embodied sense of their inner teacher and spiritual leadership. We live for your bliss!

Student reviews

Shawna Finnegan

“That’s what being a true yoga teacher is, and I have yet to find anyone else who can do what Jaishree does”

Alisa Alvarez

“Little did I know that this was going to be a healing for me, …. that it was going to be a healing process for myself.”

Let’s talk about it!

What will your life look like on the other side of transformation?
Jaishree & Kalā invite you to apply now and schedule a 20-minute FREE CALL to gain clarity and confidence in taking that next big step in your yoga journey. Start applying the principles of Soul Culture Yoga to your life and see results instantly!
You don’t do yoga, you live yoga.