200 hr yoga teacher training
January through May 2020
True Nature Healing Arts is an intentional sanctuary in the heart of the Colorado Rockies for inspiration, connection and self-discovery. Deva and Eaden Shantay created True Nature with passion, heart and soul. You will find this same level of intention in every aspect of this training which offers the tools to receive and share this yogic vision with the students the world over.
What makes this teacher training different? Deva Shantay is a gifted yoga therapist and psychic intuitive. With her guidance, students receive valuable skills in reading individuals and classes. This perspective will enable you to craft classes supporting deeper healing and transformation. This training also provides an introduction to vital practices and philosophies shared in the ancient yogic scriptures, knowledge that will bring meaning to your personal practice and classes. Eaden Shantay has a deep love for these teachings and shares them through his Buddha-like teaching style and contagious laughter. Kerry Kleisner rounds out this strong duo with her charismatic, laid-back, “don’t take it too seriously” attitude. She has a wealth of information and is gifted at sharing the principles of yoga in a simple and practical way. Additional faculty include instructors from True Nature who will share their areas of expertise. This unique and transformation training offers a beautiful synergy of experience and knowledge creating the perfect container to go deep within and discover the teacher you are meant to be.
Pre-Requistes & Application
A minimum of a two year consistent yoga practice. We carefully select our applicants to create a cohesive group to guarantee a high level of proficiency and depth of training. Please fill out and submit your application online.
200hr Curriculum Includes
Asana, Postures, Styles
Anatomy & Physiology
Pranayama & Meditation
Chakras, 5 Elements, Koshas
Pranavayus, Gunas, Bandhas, Mudras
Business & Ethics
Observation & Practice Teaching
Deva Shantay E-RYT 500, 1000hr Yoga Therapist, Psychic Intuitive, Chakra Yoga Therapist, Master Medicinal Aromatherapist
Eaden Shantay Masters of Clinical Psychology, Meditation & Vedanta Teacher, RYT-200
Kerry Kleisner 500hr Certified ParaYoga Teacher
True Nature Healing Arts Yoga Teachers
What to Expect
Have you every wanted to explore the depth of Yoga? This training provides the opportunity to dive into the techniques, lifestyle and practices of yoga, both for personal exploration and for those wishing to teach yoga professionally.
The True Nature 200hr Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance® accredited program designed to inspire and cultivate a deeper understanding and connection to the ancient practices of yoga. We at True Nature believe in the phrase “Teach to learn, and learn to Teach”. We must first experience the teachings ourselves through a dedicated personal practice. Once these teachings are embodied, we are then ready to share them consciously and holistically with others.
To receive accreditation with the Yoga Alliance®, you will need to complete the homework and practicum, and maintain full attendance in the training (all 180hrs are required to receive certification). You can then apply for a Yoga Alliance® 200hr RYT certificate.
Hatha refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes. “Hatha” the yoga of movement and balance, is a combination of two words: “ha” meaning sun and “tha” meaning moon.
Hatha practices, which include asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), are designed to align the body and calm the mind in preparation for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation and self-inquiry.
This training meets 1-weekend a month for 5 consecutive months, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains at True Nature Healing Arts, an intentional sanctuary for inspiration, connection, and self-discovery. Throughout each weekend, you will immerse into all the primary aspects of yoga: meditation, yoga asana, breathwork, energy, koshas (layers of our being), chakras (energy centers), doshas (Ayurvedic body types), pranavayus (breath centers), body reading, contemplation and bhakti (devotional practices).
This is a training for someone who is ready to “be seen” as Deva is a practicing intuitive and uses her wisdom to guide students in going deeper. Once we see ourselves, we are then ready to support others on their journey. Days will be filled developing the foundation of your practice and learning through asana, lecture, experiential practices and teaching.
You can expect to spend 3-4 hours a week on homework assignments, required reading, practice teaching and personal practice recommendations. Everyone will be required to maintain a daily meditation and yoga practice both at home and in a studio of your choosing.
8am-1pm - Session
1pm-3pm - Break
3pm-7pm - Session
*Occasional Evening Sessions
2020 Dates (180 contact hours)
Yoga changed Deva’s life. After working in the field of graphic design she found herself lost in the Colorado Mountains almost freezing to death. That experience changed everything for Deva. She walked off that mountain with new purpose and began a life-long journey with yoga.
Her passion took off and immediately she enrolled in a 200hr teacher training from the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram in Boulder, Colorado. Following this, she felt the calling to go deeper into the healing aspect of yoga and discovered Integrative Yoga Therapy where she completed a 1000hr Yoga Therapist Program.
Deva Shantay is a talented visionary endowed with the gift of intuitive sight and her teaching incorporates this vision. She is able to see students and the energy held within their bodies, enabling her to guide them in ways that allow the energy to move freely releasing held blocks, offering deep healing. Her passions include offering intuitive sessions to clients to help them understand the roots of their challenges and ways of actualizing their skills and passions in the world. She is also a gifted artist and a very dedicated mother of two beautiful daughters, Jade and Zayna.
Eaden has been a passionate seeker for over 30 years. In his early twenties, he began exploring Western Psychology and Native American Spirituality. This led to a masters in clinical psychology and Sun Dancing with Lakota’s of Pine Ridge in the lineage of Fools Crow. Twenty years ago, Eaden was introduced to the teachings of non-duality (Advaita Vedanta) via Ramana Maharshi, a revered saint from southern India. This led to studies in Traditional Vedanta, an ancient yogic path of liberation based in the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. Eaden is co-founder of True Nature Healing Arts with Deva Shantay, where he shares weekly classes on meditation and Traditional Vedanta and also loves sharing Bhakti yoga through Kirtan music (call and answer chant).
Kerry Kleisner is in her 20th year of teaching yoga and her love for the practice continues to evolve from its humble beginnings as a home meditator with a copy of Mindfulness in Plain English as her guide. Yoga for her is a way to stay strong, stable and flexible; more importantly, on a mental/emotional level, it's a way to dial back the drama, drop into the body, and return to the peaceful flow of mind that we all have the natural capacity to experience. Her appreciation for anatomy, breath work and not taking things too seriously comes through in her teaching style.
Kerry began teaching yoga when she launched a wellness program at a gym in Savannah, GA. Since then, she has studied with Stephanie Keach, Erich Schiffmann, Baron Baptiste and Ana Forest, and received her 500-hour certification through ParaYoga and her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker in 2012. Most recently she completed Leslie Kaminoff's Anatomy for Yoga, a 60-hour course designed for yoga teachers aiming to deepen their knowledge of anatomy & physiology. This will be her 4th time serving as an adjunct teacher for True Nature's Yoga Teacher Training Program. Kerry currently works for ParaYoga as its office manager and teaches classes and workshops at True Nature and in the mid-valley. In private sessions, Kerry guides clients through practices that are tailored to their specific needs. In her everyday life, Kerry tries to laugh as often as possible with her teenagers, and if they end up practicing yoga one day, well then, that will just be the icing on the cake.
COST of training: $2950
True Nature Certificate of Completion, 5 weekend intensives, True Nature Yoga Training Manual, Yoga Toolbox for Teachers & Students by Joseph & Lilian LePage. Not included: Housing, daily meals, travel to and from training.
Enjoy 10% off when paid in full by September 1st (a $295 savings)
Payment OPTIONS & Refund Policy
To register, submit your application. Once you receive your acceptance letter, complete registration by paying the $500 deposit -or- Pay tuition in full by September 1st to receive the Early-Bird Discount ($295 savings) -or- Pay the initial $500 deposit and then make 6 payments at $450/month. All payments (100% of the full tuition) must be paid in full prior to receiving your Certificate of Completion. This makes the total tuition with the Payment Plan $3,200 ($250 more than when paying the full tuition by December 1st, 2020). *At this time, we do not have scholarship funds available.
Pay In Full
Pay In Full now to get started with your pre-training reading and materials. Register using the link from your acceptance letter. Pay in full by September 1st to secure early pricing!
Register with a Deposit
Pay your non-refundable $500 DEPOSIT to hold your place in the training. Final balance of $2,450 is due December 1st for all deposits. We will send you a confirmation email with a deposit registration code to pay your balance when the time comes. Please be aware that if your balance is not paid by September 1st (to secure early-bird pricing) you will be responsible for paying the full tuition.
Monthly Payment Plan
A MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN is available upon written request. The payment plan allows you to pay your tuition across a period of 6 months. Payments are as follows: Pay the $500 deposit to secure your place in the training, then make one payment a month of $450 for 6 months. All payments (100% of the full tuition) must be paid in full prior to receiving your Certificate of Completion. This makes the total tuition with the Payment Plan $3,200 ($250 more than when paying the full tuition by December 1st, 2020).
The $500 deposit to hold your space is non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your participation in the training, tuition balance (less the $500 deposit) is refundable and transferable until December 1st.
After December 1st, tuition balance is non-refundable nor transferable.
Please make very certain that the dates and time commitment for this training will work for you before providing payment. Cancellations for any reason will be subject to the above Refund Policy.