Official yogahour Teacher Training Certification 200-hour Program

The yogahour Teacher Training program is an approved 200-hour program by Yoga Alliance. Graduates of the 200-hour yogahour Teacher Training program get two things. One is the ability to register as n RYT at the 200-hour level. This registry makes you a good candidate for getting hired to teach many expressions of yoga.

The second opportunity is to become a certified yogahour instructor. To obtain yogahour certification, the yogahour test must be passed. You may take this training to become a yogahour teacher. You may also take this training and not teach yogahour, but instead use the expert teaching technology to empower your teaching. The training consists of ten weekend sessions over four months.

2015 Dates
June 5-7 , June 12-14, June 26-28 , July 10-12 , July 24-26 , July 31-Aug 2 , Aug 14-16 , Aug 21-23 , Sept 11-13, Sept 18-20.
Schedule each weekend: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday noon-8:30pm, Sunday 10am-6:30pm.
All sessions meet at Maha Center City.

Pay in full my May 15, 2015: $2700
Payment plan, customizable to meet you rneeds: $3095. ($1000 deposit to hold your space)

For additional information, please contact Teagan at




Maha Yoga Teacher Training

Maha Yoga Immersion + Teacher Training Certification

5-week Format SUMMER 2015

The Maha Yoga Teacher Training is a thorough, effective program designed to deepen your yoga practice and deliver the key skills needed to lead outstanding yoga classes. The best yoga classes integrate fun, movement and alignment within the larger context of yoga’s rich history.

Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the Yoga Immersion, and then develop practical techniques to share your authentic wisdom with others in meaningful yoga classes. The training begins with a 50-hour Yoga Immersion (co-taught by Zhenja and Justicia), where you will learn alignment principles and work on your own poses; after that; you may continue for 150 hours on the art and science of teaching.

This course covers:

  • Thorough, in-depth asana practice of all categories of yoga poses, including standing postures, balancing poses, arm balances, inversions, backbends, twists, seated poses, hip openers and forward bends. Learn to adapt and modify these poses for different bodies, and expect to thoroughly deepen and polish your own practice.

  • Principles of alignment, anatomy, and kinesiology, and their relevant application to all types of poses.

  • How to develop a strong home practice, which is the most potent way to keep your teaching fresh and inspired.

  • Skillful sequencing strategies for beginner, open levels, and intermediate/advanced groups. Includes various templates for class.

  • Developing meaningful themes, and a structure to weave themes in to your class that gives your students deeper insight and understanding.

  • Effective verbal and physical adjustments that give you a clear, confident approach.

  • Progressive science of teaching inversions, from addressing raw beginners to advanced practitioners.

  • Pranayama and meditation techniques, and how to expertly teach these in public classes.

  • Yoga therapeutics, or how to use the science of yoga to heal common aches and pains in the physical body.

  • Survey of common yoga injuries, and how to empower yourself and your students to practice in a way that promotes radiant health.

  • History and philosophy of yoga and its practical relevance to the modern day yogi.

  • Yoga lifestyle, which includes diet discussion, daily practices, and the simple wisdom of ayurveda you can use to thrive and lead by example.

  • The business of yoga, including how to market yourself and grow


  • Your teaching career post-graduation.

2015 Summer Dates
Immersion: June 15-19
Teacher Training: June 22- July 17

Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm each day
Includes one hour lunch break. No session on July 3.
All sessions meet at Maha Center City.

Testimonials from graduates:

I signed up for teacher training with Maha, to further my own yoga practice and to learn from teachers that I had come to respect as ‘expert witnesses’ of the yoga practice, movement, function and dysfunction of the body. It was a remarkable experience. I feel everything I have learned will enhance my practice as a bodyworker and yoga teacher.”-L.H., 2012

I have experienced first-hand how your [Justicia’s] expert knowledge of anatomy and how to apply it to our yoga asana practice, helps heal people on physical, emotional, energetic and mental levels. It s an absolute joy to be a part of this fun, safe and pure space you hold for this community. And the best part, I think, is taking this into my classes, to share with other students, and watching them learn and expand to new possibilities in their own practice.  I’m seeing the progress in real-time. Thank you! -S.R., 2013

The Maha Immersion/Teacher Training program not only provided me with the skills to teach safe and healthy alignment, but also provided an opportunity for personal growth and empowerment. This transformative experience has elevated all corners of my life and for that I am very grateful. -anonymous, 2014

Registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Pay in full by May 15, 2015: $2895 (includes Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training)
Pay in full by June 20, 2015: $3095 (Great option if you want to start with Immersion, then decide to continue on to TT)
Payment Plan: $3395 (customizable to fit your financial needs)

To apply for attendance in the Summer Immersion and/or Teacher Training, contact


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Become a Yogahour Pro (The Yogahour Pro Series)

When: Saturday, February 28th, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Maha Yoga & Healing Arts
Cost: $15 by 2/21 or $20 after

  • Do you ever feel like yogahour classes are a little too fast to ask questions or master a certain pose?
  • Do you want to become a more skillful yoga practitioner?

Then this is the workshop for you!!!

In each Yogahour Pro workshop Teagan will break down a one-hour sequence over the course of 2 hours. We will refine and delve deeper into proper alignment. We will have time to work on the more challenging poses, including different ways to access them. And you will have time to ask questions.

The benefit of this format is that it offers you, the student, the opportunity to increase your knowledge of the yogahour poses and take your practice to a whole new level.

Yogahour is an accessible, affordable, expertly taught flow class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions. It was founded by master teacher Darren Rhodes of Tucson, AZ and can now be found at yoga studios worldwide.

Yogahour classes are based on a small number of set sequences. Although not all yogahour teachers teach only these sequences, they are the foundation of the practice. These sequences are designed by Darren and other certified yogahour teachers. Each month of 2015 Maha Yoga & Healing Arts will be highlighting one of these set sequences in some (but certainly not all) of the yogahour classes.

In addition, Teagan will be teaching the same set sequence in a 2-hour workshop format once a month. This workshop will allow more time to break down the poses and for students to ask any and all questions they might have about the poses that appear in any given sequence. This workshop is an invitation to expand your yoga practice in a very accessible, affordable, and expertly taught way in the context of fun!

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Change Your Perspective: Immersions in Your Yoga Practice

When: Saturday, March 7th, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Focus Barre & Yoga
Cost: $30

In this workshop we will cover the foundational knowledge you need to go upside down in your yoga practice. We will work on handstand, forearm stand, headstand, and shoulderstand. These poses can be very intimidating and take many years to perfect. But the information you will learn in this workshop will get you well on your way to mastering them. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced yogis. The level of the workshop will cater to all those in attendance.

Teagan has been practicing yoga for 10 years and teaching it for 8. She has extensive training in a variety of styles of yoga and combines the wisdom from all of the styles to provide her students with the best possible experience on the mat. She loves teaching workshops and encourages all students to embrace their potential and see their highest selves.

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Take Your Arm Balances To The Next Level at Focus Barre & Yoga

October 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In this workshop we will dig deep into the skills that you need to stick your arm balances with confidence. We will build a strong foundation in bakasana (crow or crane) and parsva bakasana. Then we will get more playful and explore some other, perhaps less familiar, arm balances.

The workshop is open and accessible to yogis of all levels. Whether you are newer to yoga and arm balancing or have been practicing for years, you’re sure to walk away with some gems that will take your arm balances to the next level!

Teagan has been practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching it for 8. She has extensive training in a variety of styles of yoga and combines the wisdom from all of the styles to provide her students with the best possible experience on the mat. She loves teaching workshops and encourages all students to embrace their potential and see their highest selves.

Cost: $30

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Backbends for People who Don’t Like Backbends at Maha Yoga

Sunday, September 28, 1-3pm

Are you someone who finds backbends challenging? Do you, perhaps, loathe, despise, or even hate backbends? Believe me, you are not alone, and this is the perfect workshop for you. Backbends can be difficult for a number of reasons. Anything from previous injuries, to tightness in certain areas of your body, to misalignment in your poses can cause backbends to be painful rather than liberating.

In this workshop we will work through a sequence specifically designed to prepare your body for backbends in a gentle, sensitive way. We will talk through common misalignments and how to adjust your body to bring it into a safer and healthier shape in a variety of poses. And we will discuss how to manage backbends when you are dealing with injuries.

As a yoga student, Teagan has been struggling with and through backbends for years. Through lots of serious study she has come to peace with her feelings about backbends and there are even days where she enjoys them. She understands and empathizes with the difficulties that come with backbending poses and is looking forward to sharing her insights and wisdom with you.

Cost: Early bird price $25 until 9/21, $35 after.



Do you love to move? Laugh? Stretch and strengthen your body and your mind? Then these are the classes/workshops for you!


What is Choreo-Yoga?

Choreo-Yoga is a fusion of dance and yoga. Essentially it is a routine using both yoga and dance moves that is choreographed by me to a specific piece of music. I use the music as my inspiration for the movements that I will teach in the class.

The class begins with a yoga warm-up (sun salutations, etc.) to get the body moving. Poses that will be incorporated into the later choreography will be introduced at this time so that students can focus on proper shape, safety, and refinement.

Following the warm-up we will learn the sequence of moves that function as the choreography for the remainder of the class. We will add on bit by bit until we have the whole routine in hand, pausing to do various pieces to the music along the way.

Once the whole sequence has been learned, students will have the opportunity to repeat the choreography again and again until it become more natural in the body. Think less, move more!

And, as with any yoga class, we will end with a sweet savasana so that you can enjoy the peace and calm that all your efforts provide.

It is going to be a blast! I can’t wait. Hope to see you there!

When & Where?

Saturday, April 26th, 1:15-2:45pm at Maha Yoga 


Maha Yoga

1700 Sansom St, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103


How Much?

Cost: $15


Yogi Picnic – Philly Food History

Sunday, May 18th, 4-6pm

at Naval Square (just south of the South St bridge)

pepperpot Krimmel

(Here are some people eating pepperpot soup in a market in Philadelphia in the early 19th century.)

Ever wanted to know more about Philly food history?

Did you know I have a Ph.D. in Food Anthropology with a focus on Philadelphia and that I attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris (where I finished first in my class)? I want to share some of my accumulated knowledge with you in the form of a fun casual picnic at my home in Naval Square.

You’ll be able to sample and learn more about historic Philadelphia foods such as… (all of the food will be vegetarian)

– Carrot Pudding
– Pepper Hash
– Vermicelli & Cheese (an early form of Mac & Cheese)
– Quarterly Meeting Pie
– Cheesecake
– Whipped Syllabub

I’ve also got great stories about turtle soup, sturgeon, “catfish, waffles and coffee,” and much much more!

Sign up will be available through May 16th.

Since we will be picnicing, please plan to bring either a blanket or lawn chair to suit your seating preferences.

Cost $15



Yoga for Runners Workshop

There are many benefits to running, including building muscle strength, burning fat, keeping your heart and lungs strong, your blood pressure in check, and reducing the risk of heart attack. However, running can also result in injuries such as pulled muscles or joint pain due to imbalances in the body that become exaggerated over time.

This is why, if you are a runner, having a yoga practice to build flexibility and bring balance to your body is essential.

In this workshop we will focus on the hamstrings, hips, and core strengthening. We will work with a sequence specifically designed to help bring balance and flexibility to your body where you need it most so that you can run at your best.

The timing of this workshop is perfect for those planning to run in the Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 4th.

If you run, this is the workshop for you!


Sunday, April 13th, 1:30-4pm


Maha Yoga and Healing Arts

1700 Sansom St, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103


$25 early bird by 4/6 or $35 after

Dante Bucci

YogaHour with Live Music by Dante Bucci!

Thursday, February 6th, 5:30-6:30pm at Maha Yoga and Healing Arts, only $7!

Back by popular demand! Dante Bucci is joining us for yet another magical class experience the first Thursday in February. His music has been described as other worldly, soothing, inspiring, and melodic. Suffice it to say, it is an experience you don’t want to miss!

Dante Bucci is one of the most-recognized Handpan players in the world. If you have never heard him play, you can check out his youtube channel to hear some of his music. I use his songs on my playlists all the time when I teach. To have him play live is a wonderful treat. And, maybe the best part, there is no extra charge for the class. It is still only $7 for a live concert and a great yoga class. What more could you ask for to start of your Thursday night?

No need to sign up in advance. Just show up!

Maha Yoga

1700 Sansom St, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103