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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Venice, CA

 Co-Facilitated by Jana Roemer and Sasha Bahador

with guest teacher Kat Villain

Let us guide you on a journey home to yourself...

*** application deadline March 12th ***

2019 Dates:

Gather: April 12 - 14th

Root: May 16 - 19th.    ** Katonah asana intensive **

Reclaim: July 12 - 14th        

Align: August 16 - 18th

Express: Sept 13 - 15th

Embody: October 5 - 12th   ** RETREAT ** 

Fridays: 5 - 9pm
Saturdays: 8am - 6:30pm
Sundays: 8am - 5pm
Intensive runs Thurs - Sun 8:30am - 5:30pm


A private Venice home.


The retreat is at a sweet, little retreat center at the entrance to the Sequoia forrest. 

Details given upon registration.

Temple Doors open 30 minutes prior

200 Hour Programming:

With Jupiter in Sagittarius, this is a beautiful year to expand your practice while gathering with a lovely group of Souls desiring to wake up to the best within themselves. 

Our focus is rooted in falling in love with yourself in a healthy, regenerative manner.  We have come to understand that this is ultimately a path to return home to yourSelf in the most loving, gentle and kind way. A primary focus of this year's teachings is a multidimensional understanding of and experience with your breath. Our species is at a crossroads where it is time for our inner compass to come online as never experienced before. Reclaiming your nervous system is of primary importance for this journey. 


This specific training will be a result of over a decade of teaching and a dozen 200 hour trainings while consistently being supported by incredible mentors. I will pour my heart and Soul into this training. If you've been hearing the call to join me for a 200 hour YTT, this is it. Astrology will not be taught, it will be an embodied experience.

This training experience will be co-facilitated with Sasha Bahador, whom I know you will love. Together we have 25 years of teaching experience. We have co-facilitates these trainings since 2009 and we have co-created a 300 hour YTT curriculum. Sasha's teachings pour out of a poetry soaked heart and and old Soul. Her calling is to reclaim what has been lost or forgotten, while integrating a sense of wholeness within. You can expect candid and relevant conversation with her. I am honored to share the seat with her. I know you'll love her too.


A word that people consistently use to describe Kat Villain is genius. Her understanding of Katonah yoga is apparent in her embodiment. She is one of the coolest yoga nerds out there. You'll never feel your body the same after she illuminates the sacred geometry of your vessel.  

One other noteworthy mention is that I am is fairly certain that this will be the last 200 hour training I will offer for quite some time. This type of gathering and experience has been such a vital aspect of my awakening as well as so many others. Yet, I am being called to share the practice of yoga nidra + astrology as a focus moving forward.

Course Details:

Technique + Practices: Kat will teach Katonah Yoga postural alignment which puts you in the center of yourself so you can reference center while radiating out to circumference. Using a Daoist approach & sacred geometry, you will fashion fits in your body that reform the depths of your being. The specific fit not only fits your own body but the universe as well, as the canon of man is the canon of the universe. The poses in the practice are an archetypal form, yearning to harmonize itself to the tune of the universal. We change ourselves using this map. This form has memory, presence & a future function. Katonah Yoga is a structural practice that works in the joints and bones, setting up a proper form so that we can flush the organs and glands. We use ourselves to help ourselves, leveraging, reforming & using everything to our advantage. We play for the reformation & the liberation.  (this is where Kat nerds out!)


Silent meditation utilizing two main techniques: Mantra meditation & body scan style meditation.


Pranayama {breath work} will be a daily practice during this training. We will explore how to strengthen the diaphragm through breath and understand that this is the root of your core strength in a multitude of ways.


Sequencing. The Art of Adjustments. Sanskrit. Mantra. (this is where Sasha nerds out!)


Yoga Nidra is used as a practical technique to integrate the teachings (to learn to guide yoga nidra is a stand alone course or also part of the 300 hour curriculum later in 2019). Development of a home practice.

Anatomy + Physiology: Physical anatomy: muscular skeletal systems, cardio vascular systems, intro to the endocrine / nervous systems. Energetic anatomy - bandhas, chakras, koshas, vayus, and intro to meridians. Basic non-systematic nutrition. All taught in the context of how it is relevant to your yoga practice and teaching.

Philosophy: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Karma, Dharma, Samskaras, Buddhist philosophy, bits of Astrology and a chat on the history of yoga. The philosophy will be relevant to today's world and your life so you can put it to work for you as we go.

The Mind: The Nature of the Mind. How breath work, mantra and meditation helps calm your mind. Looking at scientific and mystical perspectives. (This is where Jana nerds out!)

Teaching Methodology: Leadership, voice work, taking the seat of the teacher, clear concise cuing. Theming yoga classes. Studentship. The business of yoga. Studio vs. privates vs. corporate teaching gigs.

With a decade of experience, this will be the 12th 200hr YTT Jana has facilitated. Jana and Sasha work in intuitive and loving ways to help coax your truth to the surface. You will receive personal coaching, participate in mind bending group discussions and refine your skills as a teacher through teaching practicums guiding each other in meditation, yoga asana, and breathwork.


Course Tuition / Investment: 

$500 deposit due by March 12th and goes toward your tuition

{Deposit is non-refundable}

***Depending on the type of room you choose, the retreat will be an additional $750 - 1750. Retreat meals will be beautiful, organic, vegan dishes prepared by Julien and Jai of fork. life. moon.*** if the retreat cost makes it difficult to join, we have two spots available at a reduced rate. please reach out to to discuss.

$500 deposit in by Feb 15th + paid in full by March 15th :: $2900

$500 deposit in by March 12th + paid in full by April 6th :: $3100

Payment Plan available :: $3300

by March 1st -- $800 deposit + 5 payments of $500 due on the 15th of each month, April - August

Retreat fees due by June 28th.

* includes course manual + snacks, tea + some meals during the training *

Cancellation Policy:

Before March 1st, 100% refund minus the $500 non-refundable deposit

After March  1st, 50% refund minus the $500 non-refundable deposit

After April 1st, no refunds

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