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{sacred} thread's 300HOUR Training Starts Now.

Our program has five major focus-areas... 
Creativity.  Health.  Energy.  Service+Business.  Voice.  

Craft your path thru all five or create a focus that aligns with your inspired vision.  The {sacred} spark teacher training modules can be taken individually and are excellent to supplement a different focus of study OR can be grouped together for your 300HR certification with Yoga Alliance.  Take programs on your own pace and once you've achieved 300 hours (within three years) you will receive a {sacred} SPARK certificate of completion.  Read on...or Reach out for more info. 

2019 - 2020 Calendar

Start Anytime.  4 Mentors  Accepted per Year.  Available as part of 300 HR program or as a stand alone for current teachers seeking growth.

Learning how acupressure & yin yoga can revitalize connective tissue and muscle. 

August 3-5th.

Join {sacred} Atlanta founder, Annelise Lonidier, for the art of sequencing. Connecting anatomy, energy body and our creative voice to cultivate an experience that inspired

The Sister Science to Yoga. This weekend immersion gives you a Foundation for Life

July 14 & 15

For two weeks in Winter of 2019, join Cat Kabira for an Immersion on holding space & healing energy work in yoga

Join NYC & International Teacher Mary Dana Abbott for a Full Weekend of Hands On Adjusting that will elevate your students' experience!

20 Hour
Hands On

Each year we offer at least one module in each subject area.  What do each of these entail? 


Creativity.  Ready to go beyond the basics as a Vinyasa yoga teacher?  Our 300HOUR program offers two modules on sequencing -- both designed to unleash YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE and give you the skills to create full class "experiences".     


Health.   Looking to go beyond the studio environment and use yoga in one-on-one sessions, in the community or in specifically-curated workshops?  Modules on subtle body anatomy, meditation, pranayama, & the nervous system will give you tools to use this ancient practice in a powerful way.  While this will make you a stronger teacher in the one-on-one environment, these tools can also be put to use in the studio for the masses.  

Energy. Our training has a huge focus on energy shifts thru deep dives into ayurveda, mudras, chakras, and more.  Mantras are said to have been created by turning in deeply and listening.  The result? These sacred chants.  Learn the stories behind mantras, get deeper into sound therapy as a whole, and develop your comfort-level in making mantra a part of your teachings.  

Service + Business.  We don't view these two words as mutually-exclusive.  In fact, we encourage mindful business practices AND a hefty does of activism.  Our training program is designed to take yoga outside of the traditional US environment of "studio" and into the areas that lack access or most need an infusion of connectivity.  We mentor and provide tools to expand the thinking around how yoga can fuse with modern US lifestyles in workplaces, non-profits and in free spaces in the city.  

Voice.  While our program includes other modules (like trauma-sensitivity, hands on adjustments, etc) - we view Mentorship & Professional Development as our fourth "pillar" because having a personal mentor is a return to the roots of how yoga was passed down.  And also because yoga teachers, as entreprenuers, are often lacking in this sense of connection and personal development. This path is for you if you: are a creative looking to explore a unique path, wish to travel and teach, or want to excel in a studio environment.  

Mentorship Details

Mentorship; NOW ENROLLING.  

50-hour Mentorship Program

$699 includes 5 required classes at {sacred} thread

Mentorship is an important component of our advanced 300 hour teacher training program.  We encourage EVERY 300Hour student and teachers not interested in our 300HR program but looking to evolve as a professional to consider this program. It is created for yoga teachers who want to improve teaching skills, increase their confidence in the room, create their own signature programs or just grow professionally. The mentorship program is a bridge for 200 hour RYT’s to gain experience that you otherwise may never get.  


This program can be customized for you but is designed to run over 12-weeks and requires a consistent, weekly assignment to shadow your mentor's in studio class.  Next to a consistent practice, which is required, the shadowing experience builds from simply being present as an observer in the room, to adjusting, teaching segments, and eventually teaching full classes.  All the while, your mentor will provide techniques to get you off your mat, feel empowered in the room, integrate themes and sequencing that create an EXPERIENCE for students that goes beyond just physical exercise by yoga.  

You will learn to:

Get off Your Mat and Move Comfortably

Harness the Power of Demoing for Appropriate Portions of Class

Pre-plan and execute creative sequencing

Modify Class Plan on the Fly

Recover When Things Go Astray

Integrate themes into class cohesively

Weave themes fully from start to finish

Analyze the Intersection between How You Communicate and How Your Words are Perceived

Cultivate an Authentic and Empowered Teaching Voice

Post-Plan and Improve after Classes

You will have, by the end of training, taught 2 community donation-based classes within 2 of our sacred thread studios. This will allow you to experience different studio environments and different students.  

Certification is granted to those individuals who fulfill {sacred} thread’s 50 hour requirements to the satisfaction of their E-RYT mentor.  The mentorship meetings and your community classes are held at {sacred} thread yoga.  The program will count as 50 hours toward your 300 hour advanced certification through Yoga Alliance as part of {sacred} thread’s 300HR program once launched.  TO assure quality and one-on-one attention, we only accept a maximum of four mentorships per year.  Space is limited.  

APPLY NOW by Via Email explaining your experience, goals and why you are a great candidate for Mentorship.

20 Hour Hands on Adjustments for Vinyasa Teachers with Mary Dana Abbott; NOW ENROLLING.  

March 29-31st 

Friday 6:00-9:30PM, Saturday 10-6PM, Sunday 10-4pm

$349 in Advance; $479 after February 1st

One of the most accessible and practical ways to develop confidence and skill as a teacher is through the study and practice of hands-on adjustments.  Learn Mary Dana's integrated approach based on anatomical awareness, precise alignment, and body reading. The training consists of practicums where we learn and explore various adjustments, and class practices where you will apply what you have learned. The cumulation of the training will give you the tools to connect with your students on a deeper level, fostering a practical understanding of asana and alignment for both you and them. 



In this course we will address:

Hands on Adjustments for all Asanas

Spatial Awareness &Body Reading

Boundaries & Precautions

Structuring a Private Session

Restorative Assists

Register now - space limited!

About Mary Dana Abbott:

Mary Dana Abbott first found herself on a yoga over 30 years ago when she would go with her Dad to a Hatha class at their local dance center. Since then she has studied and immersed herself in numerous disciplines and styles and was co-creative director and senior teacher at Laughing Lotus NYC for  many years.  She has trained hundreds of teachers at the 200 hour level and beyond and focuses on her specialties in advanced intensives: sequencing and hands on adjustments.  On the mat and in the classroom, she weaves the intelligence of the Katonah and Iyengar methods with the fluidity and grace of vinyasa, giving the student both an appreciation for where they are and a glimpse to the where they can go. Find out more about Mary Dana at

Hands On Adjusting
SPARK training

Sequencing to Energy for Yoga Teachers 

30-hour Embodied Voice & Sequencing Module

November 8th - 11th

Thursday & Friday 6:30-9:00PM, Saturday & Sunday 8:00AM-5:00PM

There are many ways to practice yoga & because of that, there are even more ways to teach. This continuing education course will help you find and refine your way.  Using “Connection” as a means of teaching the ancient system of yoga, we will focus on what energy means as students and teachers. And beyond this, we will learn how to read energy, hold energy and work with energy when structuring and sequencing our classes.  This immersion & training will move deeply thru the subtle body anatomy of chakras. Examining the concept of chakras beyond just the visual of a spinning wheel, we will dive into psychology, sound and meditation. We’ll begin to understand how chakral imbalances may present themselves and practice tools for aligning our energy body.  Using this knowledge we will assess when we feel most present with our students and how to prevent falling asleep behind the wheel as teachers. We will translate our work on energy into sequencing, structuring and communicating our classes to our students. 

Come prepared with a pre-planned class and expect to teach segments of this during the training.  Come prepared to re-examine your voice & notice how we use both sound & silence as tools for manifestation (for our students & ourselves).  Come prepared to shed old habits and identify new ways of approaching your classes, privates and your voice as a human being.  

Leave feeling empowered to take your teachings and your career to the next level.  


Led by Annelise Lonidier this module is carefully curated to empower your teachings and practice.  By approaching classes from a "peak pose" and chakra-based system you'll find compare, contrast and end up with an approach to your classes and privates that truly showcases your authentic voice.  

$599 in Advance ($749 after Sept 30th).  

APPLY NOW & Read the Full Requirements and Agenda for how this program runs.  

Application can be emailed to  Upon acceptance payment is due.  

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