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What others say ...

"I am still amazed at the internal recalibration that happened while at the intensive. Truly transformation on so many fronts. Rediscovery of joy and wonder. An ability to stay detached from frenzy. A gentler approach with loved ones and employees. Less protective and more open. Gratefulness for the abundance within which I live. And a decided shift in what and how much I eat. I felt so much better upon leaving the intensive I decided I did not want to leave that feeling at the Ashram. Whole foods eaten with appreciation and intention as opposed to, well, mindless dining. And yoga everyday! I know this is's where I am right now...and plan on staying"
~ Cindy White, Austin, Texas

“... The two 9-day residential retreats which I attended more than lived up to my expectations. I have to say that it was very probably the most high-quality training I have ever received.  Every aspect was top-notch.  I can’t think of an item or an area I was disappointed in; on the contrary, I spent most of the time being AMAZED at what I was experiencing...." see full quote here
~ Susan Wilkens, RYT 200, Forest Park, ILGraduate of LYP Yoga Certification Program

"The most thorough, loving, supportive, non-judgmental, authentic team and training I have ever experienced."
~ Graduate of LYP Yoga Certification Program

"Living Yoga Program offers much more than the mechanics of teaching yoga. It is very much about the business of living abundantly and mindfully. The content is rich, practical, and thorough. The experience at Radha Madhav Dham and interactions with Donna, Ellen, Charles, and Sharyn and others (our instructors) takes us away from our old world for awhile - and then returns us. But we are not the same. We have shared ideas and visions. We are more."
~ B.S. Westlake, TX, homemaker-yoga teacher! Graduate of LYP Yoga Certification Program

Ellen and Charles have really helped my child move into adulthood and opened her eyes to what it means to walk through the world with a deep generosity of spirit. Thank YOU.
~ Anonymous Parent

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Yoga teacher trainingAre you looking for a Yoga Certification Program?

Earning a yoga certification can help you create a life where your beliefs, thoughts and actions flow from your core values to build a life of integrity and authenticity. The path of yoga is infinitely long and can be embraced as a life journey. Our yoga certification teacher training program is one step along that path providing a basic and solid foundation that gives our graduates the knowledge, skills, and confidence to begin teaching safely and mindfully.

The Living Yoga Program is taught in a "non-denominational" style of hatha yoga, seeing value in all yogic traditions and styles. It is designed to honor the timeless teachings of yoga and encourage students to explore, trust, and use their own inner resources, and to develop their own wonderfully individualistic teaching style.

- Overview of the Living Yoga Program (4 + minutes)

- in a hurry? The Living Yoga Program in 48 seconds!

In addition to providing a broad-based education about yoga, we focus strongly on the skills required to teach yoga well. The program is oriented to teaching a mindful, gentle, and safe yoga class. However, everything learned is applicable to all styles of hatha yoga, including the more rigorous, athletic forms.

While we have a great deal of sincerity and respect for our program, you will find it to be light-hearted and fun.

Radha Madhav Dham Ashram Teacher Training

- LYP Student Meditating

yoga allianceyoga certificationThe Living Yoga Program's certification is registered with the Yoga Alliance (a national registry for yoga schools), and with the Yoga Register (an international registry for Yoga schools). In addition, the Living Yoga Program is an approved training provider with the State of New Mexico, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and accepts State of New Mexico Authorizations.

LYP Graduates enjoy ongoing benefits, including discounts on registration to Texas Yoga Retreats, free listings on our web-site, and life time membership in a peer support network.

We hope you will decide to join us in the Living Yoga Program where we explore this ancient art called yoga. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we may be of assistance to you.

Texas Yoga teacher trainingBest and Highest Regards,
Charles MacInerney and Ellen Smith

In additon to Yoga Teacher Training and yoga certification, we also organize a highly successful bi-annual yoga retreat featuring teachers from across the state. Please visit the Texas Yoga Retreat for more details.

- Interview with Charles MacInerney and Ellen Smith, Co-founders of the Living Yoga Program

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