Classical Hatha Yoga
200-hour In-Depth Studies &
Teacher Training Program
This program is for the dedicated student seeking an in-depth understanding and practice of Hatha yoga and meditation, as well as preparation and training for becoming a teacher in this tradition.
Integrate the teachings of the eight-limbed path, with a strong focus on classical yoga philosophy, practice, physical anatomy as well as energetic anatomy, including the chakra system, and the many aspects of yogic lifestyle. Understand the effects and applications of this practice, and ways to offer it to diverse populations and in a variety of settings.
Take the next step in your journey.
Travel the the eight-limbed path to experience the wisdom and balance of yoga in the classical tradition. Not just a physical practice or exercise regimen, but a way of life.
Ready to get started?
Complete the application now to begin your journey! Secure your spot today.
Upcoming Course Dates, Locations & Details
Training hours are specific to location and program type. Class observation and practice teaching is required for those wishing to pursue the full certification for accreditation with Yoga Alliance, and is in addition to the dates below, to be pursued at your convenience, and to be concluded within three months of the last training date. Please pack a vegetarian lunch, snacks, and beverages for refreshment during each training session.
Weekly training sessions envelop you in the classical tradition with daytime convenience! Allow this to be your oasis for dedicated practice and supportive community. Gain deep understanding of yourself and the yoga tradition, while developing your skills as a teacher. Includes a convenient, local 3-day immersion that will allow you to truly embrace and embody the yogic lifestyle.
Our six-month program gives you the space, time and opportunity to integrate your knowledge and put it into practice in your life, with flexibility for your busy schedule. The Fast Track program for experienced yogis allows you to complete Teacher Training quickly and efficiently.
Open House / Q&A Sessions
February 15th 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Training Dates Pending:
- 6-Month Program begins FALL 2017
- Fast Track Dates Coming Soon!
Develop your knowledge and surround yourself in a loving, supportive yoga community at a convenient pace. Gain deep understanding of yourself and the yoga tradition, while gaining skills as a teacher.
Participate in day-long weekend training sessions, twice monthly, plus enjoy a Friday evening special training event once a month to add dimension and expand your practice. Includes a convenient, local 3-day retreat that will allow you to truly embrace and embody the teachings. Our eight-month program gives you broad and deep experience, allowing you to integrate your learnings and develop your teaching style holistically over time.
BEGINS THIS SPRING!
Open House / Q&A Sessions
February 25th 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Fri, May 5th 6:30-9pm
Sat May 6th 8:30-6:30
Sat May 20th 8:30-6:30
Fri June 9th 6:30-9pm
Sat June 10th 8:30-6:30
Sat June 24th 8:30-6:30
Fri July 8th 6:30-9pm
Sat July 9th 8:30-6:30
Sat July 29th 8:30-6:30
Fri Aug 11th 6:30-9pm
Sat Aug 12th 8:30-6:30
Sat Aug 26th 8:30-6:30
Sat Sept 9th 8:30-6:30
Fri Sept 22nd 6:30-9pm
Sat Sept 23rd 8:30-6:30pm
Oct - 10/20-10/22 (Tentative)
Sat Nov 4th 8:30-6:30p
Fri Nov 17th 6:30-9pm
Sat Nov 18th 8:30-6:30pm
Fri Dec 1st 6:30-9pm
Sat Dec 2nd 8:30-6:30pm
Sat Dec 16th 8:30-6:30pm
As a part of your training, enjoy an immersion retreat to truly embrace and embody your practice! Experience a complete yogi lifestyle first-hand in a fun and intensive practice environment, along with plenty of relaxation and fun with your fellow trainees. Day fees and meals are included in the program tuition. Overnight accommodations will be available on site for an additional cost at your option. Locations will be within a 1-hour drive of the primary training sites. Attendance at one complete training retreat is required for Teacher Training certification.
October 20, 21, 22
Tentative - Location Pending
Dates & Location TBD
2017 Course Tuition & Fees
Registration Fee non-refundable, due at time of application $250
Tuition Paid in Full, due 14 days prior to course start date $2999
Tuition by Installment, monthly payments $3299
A limited number of work-study scholarships for up to 50% tuition credit may be available. Please apply for consideration.
Summer Immersion Retreat day fees and meals included. Overnight accommodations available at additional cost, if desired.
Textbooks are required and optional textbooks are recommended, at student's expense. Please visit our Book Shop to purchase.
Classical Hatha Program Lead Trainers:
"Samadhi" Donna Witters Banks, E-RYT 500, YACEP, IKYTA is the founder of Studio Samadhi, with trainings in the Dallas - Ft. Worth, Texas area, Chicago, Illinois suburbs, and destination retreats.
She has been dedicated to yoga and meditation for over 15 years, with well over 2000 hours of teaching experience, in addition to over 10 years teaching other forms of fitness and wellness in her earlier experience. Her personal practice and dynamic teaching style are rooted in her study of Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga, as well as the meditation techniques of Buddhism and the Raj Yoga tradition of Brahma Kumaris.
Samadhi's training, teaching, and mentoring work focuses on the transformational benefits of both Hatha and Kundalini yoga techniques for mind, body, and spirit. In addition to her 200- and 500-hour certifications in Hatha Yoga, she is a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and has studied with teachers of other paths of the Kundalini Tantra as well. Her primary teaching specialties are Classical Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini, and she also enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Viniyoga-inspired classes.
In addition to her work with adults, she is a Radiant Child (RCYP) Level III children’s Kundalini yoga teacher, and offers the The Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training for the RCYT designation.
As a Reiki Master Teacher, she also teaches energy work and has a passion for our natural potential for health and well-being, regularly mentoring others. Her integrated approach to energetic awareness and holistic wellness has been effective and inspiring for students in her group classes, Teacher Training, In-Depth Personal Yoga Studies program, and private sessions, and in her own recovery from colon cancer. She also uses her lifelong background as an artist and passion for decorating to co-create calming, serene interior spaces for her private clients.
Samadhi embraces yoga as a lifetime journey of self-discovery, consciousness, and evolution.
Jace Maxwell, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, is the owner and Managing Partner of the Roanoke location of Studio Samadhi, and is well-loved there for her bright energy and compassionate spirit.
Throughout her childhood and teenage years, Jace struggled with her weight, depression, and body image issues. Jace was in college when she discovered yoga.
Her initial focus was on meditation and the more spiritual aspects of this tradition. Learning the history of yoga and the mythology that is deeply interwoven pushed her to dive deeper into all aspects of Yoga. In an effort to deepen her meditation practice, she started a daily asana (physical yoga) routine with a few girlfriends. After a few months of regular practice, she knew she had found the missing piece to finding her inner happiness.
As Jace continued a regular asana practice, she realized that she wasn’t just healing herself on the inside. Over time, she worked her way to a healthy weight. At that point, she realized by learning how to love herself, she had finally stopped worrying about her body image and found a healthy path to a healthy mind and body.
Jace is a Reiki Master and teacher, as well. She has her 200 and 300 hour certification in Hatha Yoga and has taught over 1300 hours of yoga classes. She is continually inspired by yoga’s transformative power—both internally and externally, and finds it to be a source of love and strength. She strives to bring a sense of fun, freedom and kindness to her classes, and hopes to impart nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way.
Get in touch today to express your interest, and allow us to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Speak directly with our lead teachers for advice and guidance.