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SELF-Empowerment Yoga Teacher Training 

About this Training in Kalamazoo, MI


This 200 hour program is hosted by best selling author, senior ParaYoga® teacher, and East/West Psychologist, Karina Ayn Mirsky, MA, ERYT. It is registered with the National Yoga Alliance and meet the LARA standards for adult education in the state of Michigan.


The 1st goal of this program is to empower the learner with the tools to embody radical self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-care, to facilitate growth and positive change in all aspects of life, not just on the yoga mat.


The 2nd goal is to transform the "learner" into a "leader" with the ability to help others become more aware and empowered both in yoga practice, and in their lives.

What You'll Learn:


  • How to embody your highest S.E.L.F (Sustainable, Empowered, Loving, Form), and guide others into it too

  • How to use the somatic, psychological, and spiritual tools of yoga to create positive changes 

  • How yoga practice can be customized for unique individual needs 

  • How to facilitate both individual and collective healing through yoga

Training Topics:

  • Classical Yoga Philosophy & Psychology

  • Posture Alignment, Sequencing & Hands on Adjustments

  • Assessing Student Needs & Making Modifications with Props

  • Structural Anatomy & Physiology

  • Subtle Anatomy (chakras, prana, etc)

  • Systematic Relaxation, Pranayama & Meditation

  • Principles of Ayurveda (time of day, season, constitution, etc)

  • Business, Ethics, Inclusion, and Equity in the yoga industry

This Experience Will Change Your Life…


Through transformative practice and study participants grow as individuals form a tight bond with one another. Trainees learn how to become a positive force in their own lives and in their communities. Read what our graduates have to say.



Upcoming Training Dates:


Kalamazoo training tiers must be completed sequentially.  



2020 Format & Daily Schedule

  • Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm (with a lunch break)

  • Morning sessions are typically open to public drop-ins

  • Afternoon sessions are closed to the training group

2020 Kalamazoo
Registration closed


Tier 1: Oct 12-17, 2020
Tier 2: Jan 18-23, 2021

Tier 3: April 5-10, 2021


A note from Devidas...


It's the unique individuals within these groups who create some of the most valuable opportunities for us to learn and grow. Each participant's personal experiences, identity, interests, and limitations are honored here. You are invited to come as you are, into a sacred space to become...

  • Become more than just a "yoga instructor" going through the motions.

  • Become a guiding light to yourself and to others.

  • Become a true teacher... become a Yoga Teacher.

2022 Kalamazoo  
Coming soon!


Tier 1: April 2022 
Tier 2: June 2022

Tier 3: Sept 2022

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