Dharma Coach Yoga Teacher Training: Put Who You Are To Work

KatRBLLungeAmsterdamYoga Sakti is proud to present


A year to explore yourself through yoga and become the compassionate, dynamic, highly competent, deeply committed world-changer you have dreamed of being.

  • Alignment-based Vinyasa
  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Classroom-ready Teaching Experience
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Community Connection
  • Community Service
  • Weekends-only Format
  • Affordable Tuition w/ Payment Plans





Guided by the central text The Tree of Yoga by acknowledged yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, you will explore five of the eight limbs of yoga: Yamas (Ethical Standards), Niyamas (Self-discipline), Asanas (Postures), Pranayama (Breath work), and Dhyana (Meditation).


With an Ed. M in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, Kat is uniquely qualified to share the Art of Teaching. Highly trained at Harvard by world-class educators Sarah Lightfoot Lawrence, Howard Gardner, and Carole Gilligan, Kat brings years of experience and expertise on the soul of teaching and how students learn, as well as practical methodologies. Kat will help you develop a personal teaching style while adhering to her three main Dharma of the Classroom: Safe, Fun and Effective. You will become skilled in the principles of instruction, demonstration, observation, assisting and correction, voice and communication, time management, special populations and the business basics of yoga marketing and self-promotion.


You will develop basic proficiency in human physical anatomy and physiology and begin to understand energy anatomy and physiology as these sciences apply to yoga instruction. We will also explore the physical and health benefits of yoga.


One of the real differentiators of DCYTT is the availability of Yoga Sakti, the largest studio north of Boston, as our personal laboratory and classroom. You will have abundant opportunity to observe and assist senior teachers at Yoga Sakti in regularly scheduled classes. In the January module, you will begin to teach Community Classes on the regular schedule. When you graduate, you won’t just have a certificate; you will have workable, viable teaching experience and can start your career with confidence — and a resume.


Another unique element of DCYTT is our commitment to community through Seva. Yoga is union, designed to unite us with ourselves and each other, allowing us to serve and make the world a better place. We will create as a service project together, providing an opportunity to give back, develop leadership and administrative skills and serve others, as we are meant to as yoga teachers. This is our Karma Yoga, giving our Training a purpose beyond ourselves.


Deepening your personal practice, irrespective of your desire to teach yoga, is a primary reason to participate in teacher training. Becoming a DCYTT requires, encourages and provides abundant, affordable opportunities for your regular yoga practice. We will create opportunities for field trips to other studios to give us a broader of the many different yoga modalities.


Kat Mansfield, senior instructor at Yoga Sakti, will lead and direct DCYTT. Long-time colleagues and friends of Kat will join us as guest faculty to enhance units on dharma, anatomy and physiology, and asana sequencing. Faculty appointments will be published at the end of August as instructors clear their fall and winter schedules. KAT MANSFIELD, ED.M, ERYT, CPC Tapping years of parenting, teaching and coaching in the trenches of suburbia, Kat Mansfield is a loving and knowledgeable resource in the wild, fabulous and often hilarious quest for personal True North. Using yoga and meditation practice, immersion in the dharma, life coaching, and a healthy commitment to basic essentials like real food, lots of water and sleep as tools for self-love and growth, Kat has been helping people find themselves and their path in life for over 20 years. With 23 years on the mat and 15 years of yoga teaching experience, Kat has studied asana extensively with Bikram Choudhury, Diane Ducharme, Baron Baptiste, David Magone, Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, Marc St. Pierre, and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Her spiritual teachers include his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Sharon Saltzberg, Sally Kempton, and Lama Migmar Tseten. Kat currently teaches yoga, runs workshops and directs yoga teacher training at Yoga Sakti in Salem, MA. She holds an Ed.M from Harvard University and is a Life Potentials Coach/CPC specializing in life transition. Kat is ready to fully empower the next generation of yoga teachers, sharing all she knows with her trademark passion, love, humor and ferocity.


This schedule is designed for the real world, using a Weekend Intensive model, with only two 4-day weekends. You will only need to take two Mondays off from school or work in the entire year. All other time is scheduled on Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sundays. That said, please note, DCYTT requires your full presence for the entire weekend. Your commitment to yourself and your fellow trainees is of utmost importance to the energy of the training and your ability to receive Yoga Alliance certification and graduation. In other words, please do not make plans for a 5:30 PM party on a Saturday night during a Weekend Intensive!
Friday, Sept. 19- Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Friday, October 24 -Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, January 9- Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friday, February 6- Sunday, February 8, 2015
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2015
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015
Friday, August 7- Monday, August 10, 2015
Proposed Weekend Intensive Hours 4-Day Weekends: 6-10PM Friday, 9AM – 6 PM Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM-3 PM Monday 3-Day Weekends: 6-10PM Friday, 9AM – 7PM Saturday, 9AM – 5 PM Sunday


Tuition for the full-year course is $2750. Books, equipment, lodging and Yoga Sakti yoga passes are not included in tuition. Yoga Sakti discounts monthly unlimited yoga passes for DCYTT Trainees to $100/month. A $500 deposit is required to register. There is a $250 early registration discount available to those who register by July 15, 2014. There are three payment plans:

Plan A: Payment in full at the time of registration, with a $200 discount for full payment. This is the most economical option if combined with the early registration discount. With early registration and payment in full, tuition is $2300.

Plan B: $500 deposit at time of registration. Half of tuition balance ($1000 w/ early reg. discount/$1125 w/out discount) is due no later than Wednesday, September 15, 2015. Remainder of balance ($1000/$1125) is due no later than Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Plan C: $500 deposit at time of registration. 6 monthly payments ($333 w/ early reg. discount/ $375 without) by auto-payment on your debit or credit card with payment complete by February 1, 2015.
All fees for tuition are payable to Yoga Sakti LLC.


Please register on line at the Yoga Sakti website under the TEACHER TRAINING tab of the MIND BODY ONLINE sign up system. All registrations go through Kristin Bucci, Yoga Sakti General Manager or Emily O’Brien, DCYTT Administrator. Questions can be addressed to Kat, Kristin or Emily.

The Gift of the Assist: Using Dynamic Assists to Power Up Your Yoga Practice and Explore Teacher Training

Gift of Assist FinalTHIS Sunday
June 8, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
YogaSakti in Salem
You’ve experienced it before: the gift of that perfect adjustment by your teacher that moves you deeply into a yoga posture. Here’s your chance to spend an entire afternoon receiving — and giving — those powerful assists.
If you are interested in how touch, intuition, alignment, and adjustment can deepen your experience and understanding of asana, this workshop is for you. Whether you’re a yoga teacher, teacher trainee, or a student looking to go deeper, The Gift of the Assist workshop will teach you how to give powerful hands-on assists with confidence, sensitivity, and presence, using universal principles of alignment as a foundation.
This one-day workshop embraces Senior Yoga Sakti Instructor Kat Mansfield’s experiential learning approach, helping you gain insight and understanding of your own body, see mis-alignments in others, and support students in poses with instructive, corrective, and deepening hands-on assists. We’ll also discuss physical and verbal cues, the use of props, and assists for those with specific limitations or injury.
After this workshop, you may use the tools to understand your body better in your personal yoga practice, as a gift to help friends in their yoga practice, or explore the opportunity to continue your education with a full 200 hour Yoga Sakti Teacher Training in alignment-based vinyasa which will be offered by Kat starting in August 2014.
$40/at the door

9 Options to Practice with Your Yoga Mama This Week!

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With Marc St. Pierre teaching in Europe this week, Kat is covering at Yoga Sakti.  Morning, late morning, late afternoon and evening options abound.  Come grow some flowers as we calm the fluctuations of the mind, get our Universal Principles of Alignment on and practice together as a sangha. See you on the mat!

Monday, March 24

9 AM Dynamic Yoga

Tuesday, March 25

10:30 AM Beginners and Advancing Yoga

4 PM Dynamic Yoga

7:30 PM Dynamic Yoga

Wednesday, March 26

9 AM Dynamic Yoga

Thursday, March 27

10:30 AM Beginners and Advancing Yoga

4 PM Dynamic Yoga

7:30 PM Dynamic Yoga

Friday, March 28

9 AM Dynamic Yoga

Friday Equinox Yoga Cancelled. Get your Equinox on Thursday!


Due to a marketing glitch, the Spring Equinox Yoga scheduled for Friday, March 21st has been cancelled.  Two great options remain:  FIRST, celebrate the ACTUAL Equinox on Thursday, March 20th at 7:30 PM at Yoga Sakti in Salem.  We will be there to explore the power of balance when the day and the night are absolutely equal. Dynamic Yoga, $15, and some dharma to bring you to spring.  SECONDLY, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 21st when we will celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Yoga Mala, a series of 108 Surya Namaskar/Sun Salutations that will bring the sun straight into your heart. Jesse Ciarmataro will play this gig so your Mala and fire will be accompanied by 2 hours of incredible live vibe.  This workshop will be posted soon on the Yoga Sakti website.  Spring is coming and we’ll be there to welcome it with you on Thursday night.  See you on the mat.