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200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

An 8-month Journey That Lasts a Lifetime...

An opportunity to deepen your understanding and application of the teachings of yoga. Open to those who are sincere in their desire for self-discovery and growth. To show up and do your best is our only unwavering requirement.

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This program is a 200hr Vinyasa teacher training.

This training will be no less than a transformative process! It will strongly emphasize mindfulness, meditation, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. Yoga has been referred to as the science of life, and rightfully so. It is a science of the body, mind, and spirit. All of these aspects will be strongly addressed in this training.

This 200-hr training is a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging process designed to enable serious students of life/yoga (mind, body, and spirit) to become inspired teachers and students. Each participant will strengthen and deepen her/his practice. You will practice asana, meditation, and pranayama (breath awareness) to the point of proficiency and beyond. Your knowledge of yoga theory will deepen to the point that it becomes a core aspect of the fabric of your life.

Augusta Kantra (E- RYT500) and David Kantra (E-RYT500) lead this training and have extensive experience in Rolf Gates’ teachings and teaching methods. They completed both their 200-hour and 500-hour trainings with him.  They maintain that being a student is a fundamental element of being a good teacher. They are passionate about being, and about teaching, teachers and students.

David Kantra, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Augusta Kantra, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Both are in private practice, specializing in mindfully-based treatment of individuals, couples and groups. They draw from their background and training in psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation. They are the founders of CALM (Creating Awareness – Living Mindfully) © – a course designed to help lay people develop mindfulness in day to day living.

“We are passionate about this course of study and look forward to sharing this journey with you.”

Augusta and David

You will learn how to teach classes that combine a consistent therapeutic vision with the inspired spontaneity that is the hallmark of Vinyasa Yoga. You will develop a thorough understanding of the elements of the therapeutic principles of yoga and be able to design a class or teach a pose in such a manner that your students will immediately embody those principles.

This course will teach you about how yoga works on and off the mat. You will learn ways of looking at life that open you to new ways of seeing, and you will come into a kinder relationship with your body, mind and spirit — the union that is Yoga.

You do not have to have extensive experience with yoga to do this training.  We all start from where we are. Whether or not you aspire to ever “teach” yoga, rest assured that what you learn will influence how you live, talk and behave.  This training is not just about teaching yoga, it’s about LIVING your yoga.  This training will enhance, enrich and change your life – thus the lives of the people in your life! You will be encouraged to stretch beyond your self-imposed limits and reach into the potential that IS you.

If you have physical limitations, you CAN still do this training! We do request that you be able to stay with the asana sessions in their entirety even if some of that time is in child’s pose or seated. Often, it is when we come up against our own limitations (frustrations, fears, etc.) that we learn best how to help someone with theirs. You will not be practicing while you teach, so physical limitations will not interfere with that.

Classes will be held at Creative Outlet Dance Center – 66 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

Below are the dates* for the 2018 Kantra CALM School of Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (8 weekends):

  • Jan 12-14
  • Jan 26-28
  • Feb 23-25
  • March 23-25
  • April 13-15
  • May 18-20
  • June 8-10
  • June 29-July1 GRADUATION!!

Friday 6-9 pm
Saturday 7:30 am-8:30 pm
Sunday 8 am-4:30 pm

*Dates are subject change. The definitive schedule will be posted the first week of November.

DAILY SCHEDULE: There will be breaks for meals and integration during the training weekends.

This is a 200-hr Certification process. We are held to all of the rules of the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS).  All of the sessions and assignments are to that purpose and are therefore required in order to successfully complete this program.  What we are asking of you is that you are seriously committed to this process and that you do your very best. Over and above that, is that you apply yourself to this process in the way you would want your students to apply themselves when under your tutelage.

**There is a $500 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place in the training. (If, for some reason, your application is not accepted for this training, the $500 deposit will be returned.)

$3200 (This includes the $500 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place.) Tuition includes “Meditations from the Mat” and the Teacher Training Manual.

Early Full Payment (Available only until November 5, 2017):  $2850  Pay in full upon acceptance of the application. ($350 discount)

Full Payment (after November 5, 2017 ):  $3000 Pay in full upon acceptance of the application. ($200 discount)

Payment Plan — $3200: $500 deposit upon acceptance of the application and 6 consecutive monthly payments of $450 on the 1st of each month (January 2018 – June 2018).

*Tuition includes Rolph Gates’ “Meditations from the Mat” and the teacher training manual.

What else is included in the price?   

One of the things that often isn’t fully understood is that there are 2 lead teachers for the entire training. And, both of us are E-RYT500 (which means we both are trained at the 500hr level and have more than 2,000hrs each of teaching time). That just simply means we’ve invested a lot of time and resources into our yoga training, and put in a lot of time on the mat. 🙂 Because everyone comes into a training with different backgrounds, experiences, and comfort levels, it is very important that the teachers have done due diligence both in their own training and in their own practice.

David and Augusta are present for the all the training weekends where each training weekend builds on the last. We do not do a module type training because we feel strongly about the elements of continuity and connection being both teaching tools and learning experiences that are important to our program. We all go through the journey together and share our experiences in that process.

Another component of our trainings is that, as psychologists, we put more emphasis on personal growth and giving back than we do on the technical side of each pose — the name, the muscles etc. We teach proper alignment, safe and effective sequencing, and the benefits of each pose. You will come away with a deep understanding of the “whys and hows” of the poses as they pertain to skillful choices in yoga and in life. Alignment principles are the basis for everything we do and teach.

This is an opportunity to spend a stretch of time immersed in self-discovery and growth. People come out of training feeling better equipped to live more purposefully and fully.

 “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”

~Sir Richard Branson

Each meeting you will need to bring:

  • 1 mat
  • 2 blocks
  •  1 strap
  • 1 yoga blanket
  • 1 rectangular bolster


(Additional texts may be required.)

This is a Yoga Alliance registered school. If you complete the requirements for this training, you can apply to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.

Refund/Non-Refund Policy: Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We can not offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event.

If you do not complete the program for any reason other than cancellation of the program by (us) Augusta and David Kantra, you will not be entitled to any refund, and will be obligated to pay any remainder of the enrollment fee designated above.

Click the application button below to view a printable application. Applicants registering for the 2018 Kantra Schoool of Yoga Teacher Training should send their completed application along with their $500 deposit to:

Center for CALM Living
150 South Church Street
Fairhope, AL 36532

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