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Great yoga teachers are worth following.


As our next module of teacher training starts to fill up, I am reminded of the inspiration I felt the first time I parcticed with my first instructor. I didnt know then that I would become an instructor myself, but as my relationship with my teacher and myself developed, it became clear it was more than just a workout.
So 4or 5 yrs later, and alot of classes taken all over Dallas Texas, and I got the bug to teach this myself… only because one of my favorite instructors was teaching the course. What an oppptunity to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with other newbie yogis just like myself.
The Maha Shakti RYT 200 was more than getting certified, it was learning from masters in their field. Passionate women with so much knowledge it’s hard to know where to begin.
But begin you must if you feel even a slight nudge to try. You will forever be connected to your instructors and classmates… and you will always be glad you did it.


Growing by Leaps and bounds!


Jennifer is one of so many Maha Shakti students who have rave reviews of this unique and well established program for yoga teacher training. Teaching on the 1st day of class makes the all the difference.
“I can’t say enough about the Maha Shakti teacher training program!
Amy and Adri are wonderful.  They are fun, caring and extraordinarily
knowledgeable.  Everyone loves coming to class and talks about how
much they miss it when we have breaks!  I believe the hours we spend
practicing teaching yoga to each other are invaluable:  the entire                            

Teaching her 15 minute final

class has grown by leaps and bounds from the first, nerve-wracking
attempts at teaching each other sun salutations to the (still nerve
wracking) fifteen minute practical exam at the end of Module 1.
Former students have claimed that this is the best yoga teacher
training in the Metroplex, and I would have to agree!!” Jennifer Lovelace, Maha Shakti Student RYT 200

Module 1 is finished, and Module 2 begins July 21st… So many opportunities to shine..

Yoga as a new career path, Continuing education credits (CEU)s and a much deeper understanding of the ancient practice of yoga and it’s origins…

Maha Shakti Teacher Training is simply the BEST in Dallas.


Check out Maha Shakti RYT 200 Training at Living Yoga Dallas …


Maha Shakti Flow or “Boundless Energy” is the result of merging multiple styles of yoga. Influenced by premier yogis like Shiva Rea, Sri Dharma Mittra and Ana Forest. This creative, contemporary style of yoga encourages students to explore the physical and emotional sensations of a pose while moving through fluidly-allowing freedom to reside in a pose. During this 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training Program, you will learn proper structural and energetic alignment of asanas, eastern and western anatomy and physiology, as well as history, philosophy including the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and more. Unlike other teacher training programs, we offer over 20 classroom practice hours giving you plenty opportunities to lead fellow students through sun salutations, series of poses and fluid sequences.                        

Carla Castellanos

                    teaching her first class!

You will learn how to design multi-level classes, to break poses down from simplest to most challenging, address special cases like prenatal yoga and more. This comprehensive program was created by Dallas based instructors Adri Kyser (500 E-RYT) and Amy Johnson (200 E-RYT). With like styles, they emphasize fluid motion in their Vinyasa instruction.


Saturday, July 21, 2012 – Sunday, September 9, 2012

Instructors: Adri Kyser E-RYT 500, Amy Johnson

Hosted by: Twist Power YogaEvent location:

Twist Power Yoga

11722 Marsh Lane Suite 302

Dallas, TX 75229

See map: Google Maps


$2190* full or 3 payments of $850*

For more information


To attend Maha Shakti 200-Hour Vinyasa Teachers Training Program presented by Adri Kyser E-RYT 500 and Amy Johnson E-RYT 200:

To Register call 214-557-9354 or go to


Sat, 07/21/2012 – Sun, 09/09/2012


The Maha Shakti Flow 200-hour immerison program is divided into three modules lasting 5 weeks each.
Module 1: April 21st – June 1st
Module 2: July 21st -Sept 9th
Module 3: Oct 27th – Dec 9th




So you decided to expand your knowledge and sign up for teacher training huh? Well get ready, you are in for a treat!

This day reminds me of my first day of Maha Shakti Teacher Training last year. I was so nervous, I could hardly sleep the night before… no really, I was excited and anxious and very self conscious of my yoga practice. As I looked around the room at these beautiful yogini (we had no boys that round) I thought, “what am I doing here? These ladies obviously know more than I do about , well, EVERYTHING”! I was like a kid in kindergarten… sizing everyone up, figuring out who they were before they even opened their mouths… BOY, WAS I WRONG about everyone of them! I don’t mean I was being necessarily critical, just thinking I could tell who was whom just by observing them. What actually happened was this, this group, or KULA as we were called, transformed me.

Now, I work with people very closely every day, but it had been a long time since I was EXPOSED.

When Adri and Amy told us to find a partner and start teaching her yoga… I froze. I lost my words. I forgot how to do any of the postures. Gone from my brain was everything I knew about my own practice… I was self conscious about everything… My brain said” your’re too old to start this thing, stick with what you know, you don’t have the body for a yoga instructor, what makes you so special that someone would want to learn this  from you?”  Panic.

I went home and didn’t sleep , I kept playing my day over and over. Then it hit me… “I don’t KNOW this”.  That’s it, simply put, it had been a very long time since those words have rang in my ear… like learning a different language, or a new dance step…  and then having to teach it to someone else! UGH!

Well, I will spare you the long story although it didn’t take that long actually. I overcame my stagefright, I started feeling alot less self conscious and I am actually starting to teach yoga this month at the City of Dallas Churchill Recreation center as an independant vendor, all thanks to Adri and Amy and their Maha Shakti Teacher Training that made me the teacher on the first day.  Yes I survived …and thrived!

…and so will you!

Namaste New Maha Shakti Teacher TrainersThe New Teachers in action

We are all over town!!!


image So cool to be shopping at LuLulemon at the Galleria Dallas and BAM ! right there on the message board…FRONT AND CENTER… Maha Shakti Teacher Training Co-Founders Amy Johnson & Adri Kyser… Oh, and major props to   TWIST Power yoga too… the word is out and teacher training starts tomorrow- it’s gunna be amazing!