Programs of Self-Mastery & Teacher Training

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Yoga Mandala Programs of Self-Mastery & Teacher Training (SMTT)

Winchester, MA at Blue Monkey Yoga


Lead weekly by Senior Yoga Instructor Nicole Grant, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 & YACEP provider (Yoga Mandala Founder & Owner)


January ~ October 2019 (4 spots left!)

How often have you said out loud,”I want to deepen my yoga practice,” “I want to know more,” or “Yoga has helped me so much, I want to share my experiences with others?” Maybe you don’t want to teach but something in your life needs to shift or categorically change; maybe it’s something you can’t put your finger on that has grabbed you; or maybe you can’t quite shake this feeling that something is gently tugging at your sleeve for attention…Maybe,  it’s time to listen…

We bring the practice and traditional elements of yoga back into your in-depth study of yoga methodologies with Yoga Mandala’s 2019 SELF-MASTERY PROGRAM & 200-HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. The program is intentionally limited to 8 participants to offer you the most optimal experience in working with these supremely rich methodologies of yoga. Having a regular yoga (or other consciousness-elevating) practice is primordial to the success of any program of self-exploration and teacher training as your practice gives you a platform from which to really delve into the techniques and wisdom of yoga. Our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive and integrated approach to training in the methodology of yoga so that you can partake in an adventure of revelation that engages you on the levels of the somatic, intellectual, emotional and turns you in the direction of your own awakening. This is the path of yoga.

This program offers a concise overview of Functional Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Teaching & Techniques-in-Training, The Chakras, Somatics & Vinyasa Krama (wise sequencing) offered in 7 modules, designed with the greatest care.

Upcoming FREE Information Sessions:
Thursday October 18, 2018: 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Blue Monkey Studio ~ 1026 Main Street, Winchester , MA

Sunday October 28, 2018:  5:00 – 6:00 pm at Blue Monkey Studio ~ 1026 Main Street, Winchester, MA

Registration and Additional Information:

(Ask us about our informational brochure)

Nicole at  

Time Commitments

~2019 DATES~

Week nights (36 weeks): 108.0 hours
January 8 – October 22, 2019:
Every Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, except 7/2, 7/30, 8/6 & 8/13/2019

Weekend intensives (Saturday and Sunday: 8.0 hours each day): 48.0 hours
Weekend 1: March 16 – 17, 2019
Weekend 2: May 18 – 19, 2019
Weekend 3: October 19 – 20, 2019

Practice Requirements: 24.0 hours – In-studio guided yoga practice with lead teacher (+ 20.0 non-contact practice hours)

Elective Contact Hours: 20.0+                                                                                                                                                         You need to complete at least 20.0 hours of scheduled in-studio or off-site training and practice with Self-Mastery TT-authorized program trainers and facilitators covering specific topics designated by the SMTT program and to meet the requirements of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

Non-Contact Hours: 20.0+ These hours include: Completing home assignments and reports, sequencing assignments & review, attending and submitting review of at least 3 classes lead by program trainers followed by in-class follow-up and evaluation; attending and submitting written review of 2-3 outside classes; and viewing yoga-related DVDs w/directed class discussion.


Program Cost / Investment Options

$2,999 – if paying all at once and paid by 12/1/18 ($100 off if you register at the time of info session!)                     $1,000 – deposit + monthly debit $229.90 Dec 15 – Sept 15, or remaining payment in full $2,299 by 12/31/18
$3,299 – payment in full by 12/31/18                                                                                                                                      


Additional Costs
(Payment options above do not include the following)

  • 20+ hours of elective contact hours and outside yoga classes and/or workshops to be approved by Lead Instructor (this may include classes or workshops that you have previously completed and received certification for and wish to apply to the Program of Self-Mastery & Teacher Training, or hours you plan to take that will focus on the specific focus/audience you wish to teach)
  • Yoga books required for the training and program [Reading List is offered at informational sessions]
  • Yoga Insurance ~ required toward the end of the program for practice and assistant teaching outside of Yoga Mandala [offered through Philadelphia Insurance Companies and BeYogi,]
  • RYT  (Registered Yoga Teacher) fee with Yoga Alliance ~ only applicable if you make the choice to become a Registered Yoga Teacher

The Instructors

Nicole Grant Yoga Instructor

Nicole A. Grant, MS, C-IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), E-RYT500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance) & Reiki Master

Pam Gaither, ERYT-500, C-IAYT   Yoga Philosophy & Teaching Methodologies

Lena El-Chehabi, RYT-200   Teaching Methodologies

Rev. Gita Beth Bryant, Reiki Master   Yoga Philosophy, Kirtan & Mantras

Maureen Miller, E-RYT-500, YACEP  Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Training

Cynthia Peterson, RYT-200  Ayurveda

Sharon Marrama, E-RYT500 Children’s Yoga Programs & The Business of Yoga

Payment Options