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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 http://www.twistpoweryoga.com


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!


Glo-ga anyone?

Wanna do some glow in the dark yoga??? Come to the Dallas Contemporary this Friday for a FREE event–GLO-GA!!!! Join Sage Rhea Annen and Amy Johnson, Maha Shakti 200 RYT Teacher Trainingco-founder,  for a groovy flow followed by drinks, food and fun!!! Yoga will be from 7-8/8:15…..hope to see you there!!



The maiden journey for the Maha Shakti teacher training at Twist Power Yoga began early July of 2011 and completed the last of its three modules early February, 2012. Divided into the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Ether and Air), the training uses these elements as a backdrop to relate our human experiences and existence to that of the universe around us, and how to draw strength from and diminish the weakness of the element being studied in order to bring an overall sense of balance and well-being.

The program is devised by Amy Johnson (200 E-RYT) and Adri Kyser (500 E-RYT) who are both accomplished students of Shiva Rea and brilliant instructors in their own right. What was so different about this teacher training for me was that I really learned how to apply what I learned to my real life. Learning about the Chakras and corresponding elements has deepened my practice tremendously. I have begun meditating again daily and feel much more spiritually connected with others – not at all times, but definitely more than before! I have insights now that give me peace of mind in this otherwise tumultuous world.

Because our studies include reading the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras on a regular basis, I feel my being has begun to absorb the ideas and principles expressed. For example, I’ve become more willing to let go of my mental and emotional attachments. Learning about the Prakriti and Purusha was also very interesting to me and helps me find my “place” in this crazy world. I loved learning about the doshas, koshas and gunas and how certain foods can affect the balance of our temperament. I keep finding more dots to connect and I’m loving this journey! I would definitely recommend this teacher training to anyone who wants to deepen their practice, whether they plan to teach or not. I am surprised how much I’ve gotten out of this teacher training. I was expecting to hone my teaching skills – which most assuredly I feel I did. But even much more than that, I really wasn’t expecting the major insight it’s given to my life. It’s helped me find the sweetness of life once again, something that’s been absent from my life for many years due to life circumstance and my overwhelmed state of response thereto.  As a grateful graduate of this program, I am honored to have been under the direct tutelage of  Amy Johnson and Adri Kyser and feel blessed for being able to connect with and be supported by the Mula Kula (our group of teacher trainees who got to know each other quite well during our time together in training, practicing on and with each other).  Thank you, Maha Shakti Teacher Training!

– Ruth Young, Maha Shakti graduate (1st  Class – Feb. 2012)