Central Ohio's Premier Yoga and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 

Now Offering Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Training

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Samyoga Institute, ShivaShakti Synthesis, LLC is committed to providing accessible and affordable Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 hour certified yoga teacher trainings to individuals who have a desire to focus on the therapeutic benefits of yoga and who wish to teach yoga to a specific population. We offer a sanctuary for inner exploration and healing of the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Whether you're new to yoga and looking for ways to develop a personal practice, or a yoga teacher looking for professional development opportunities with nationally accredited teachers,
The Samyoga Institute has just what you're looking for.

This teacher training is offered each year to people living in the Midwest who have a strong desire to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and who feel, because of family or work responsibilities or financial constraints, they cannot spend the time or money on residential training, or they find they learn better when they have more time to reflect on and integrate the material they are studying, with the support offered from group discussion and a committed mentor.

The Samyoga Institute and ShivaShakti Synthesis, LLC focus on assisting people in creating a structure for understanding their lives and helping them move through their current set of life lessons with grace and equanimity. It is understood that to assist others, we must first experience ourselves. The programs are designed to provide the opportunity for self-inquiry and development so we can authentically offer our gifts to the benefit of all beings.

Samyoga Institute/ShivaShakti Synthesis is also about honoring matter and consciousness, sun and moon, and male and female. History informs us that when one or the other predominates, we, as well as our environment, become woefully imbalanced. In honoring individuality, we find our unity.

Jai Bhagwan!




Ongoing Yoga Classes with
Janice George

Visit the Samyoga Institute/ShivaShakti Synthesis blog.

Upcoming Events

Ray Long: Anatomy Workshop
  Friday, October 16 (6:30p to 8:30p)
Saturday, October 17 (10:00a to 5:30p)
Sunday, October 18 (9:00a to 1:00p)

Human anatomy and physiology is a vast subject, as is the art of yoga. Nevertheless, combining knowledge from both fields is extremely beneficial to the yoga practitioner. Athletes can improve their performance and experience fewer injuries through a basic understanding of their musculoskeletal system. Similarly, yoga practitioners can benefit from the application of Western science to their practice development.

Join Ray Long and Chris Macivor for a weekend journey into the body. This workshop is not just about anatomy and yoga, but about the inter-connectiveness within our body. This year, Ray Long will be introducing more therapeutic applications to his practice and will have even more cutting edge technology through which to gain wisdom and understanding about the amazing body and yoga.

We hope you will join us for this experience. Come prepared to practice.

For more information, visit our Workshop Page.

Keys to Yoga – the Art and Science of Sequencing and Constructing a Class with Julia McSheffery
November 1, 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Take a look at a typical exercise workout and you’ll have the premise for the structure of a yoga practice. However, in both structure and outcome, a full yoga practice has some key differences and complexities when compared to an exercise workout. In this workshop we’ll exercise critical thinking, while examining the logic and reasoning of the foundational concepts necessary to create and sequence transformative yoga practices. Through proper sequencing, cue-ing and guidance we, as teachers, help students to find the pose within themselves instead of forcing it from the outside. They learn not to "do" yoga. They learn to be in their practice as an expression of their authentic selves, connecting to Self, flowing with grace, experiencing willful surrender. This workshop is also intended to help yoga practitioners create a safe home-practice. The concepts and tools are offered here with the intention that anyone could apply them and develop a safe practice in any style of yoga that suits their personal needs on all levels.

For more information and to register, click here.

Integrative Restoration - iRest® Yoga Nidra Training with Senior iRest Trainer, Stephanie Lopez
Wednesday, November 11 through Sunday, November 15, 2015

iRest Yoga Nidra supports psychological, physical, and spiritual health, healing, resiliency, well-being, and awakening. iRest is a secular and accessible practice, open to anyone at any stage of their life’s journey.

This Level 1 training introduces you to the core principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra. You will learn how to practice as well as deliver the ten-stage program of iRest to groups and individuals. You will also learn how to integrate iRest into your personal life and relationships, and, if you’re a yoga or meditation teacher, therapist, bodyworker, healthcare practitioner, or other service-oriented practitioner, into your professional practice.

For more information and to register, click here.

  Become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in 2015
Become Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, president of AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic professionals in North America) and Dr. Vijay Jain along with Janice George and Michele Jain are proud to announce a new educational program for Samyoga Institute (and ShivaShakti Synthesis, LLC) graduates who are interested in learning Ayurveda in depth and those who want to develop their Yoga Therapy practice.

There are two certification possibilities. One training will result in being certified as an Ayurvedic Life Style Consultant. The other training is to become an Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. These programs are deep, practical and integrative. They are consistent with the high standards you have come to expect from the Samyoga Institute. And they use all the healing modalities that arose from the ancient scientific texts- including yoga. Yoga and Ayurveda, two halves becoming completely whole again.

The programs are held in Florida. The format is (3) 1 week long trainings beginning in January and ending in the fall with homework and webinars held in-between. All students are assigned a mentor. Michele and Janice are fortunate to be the first mentors in the program.

For questions or more information, click on the workshop links above or contact Michele via Email: michelejain@amrityoga.org or call 270-566-1745270-566-1745.

This is a dream come true. Hope you can join us.

See the Workshops page
for more information about this event and other upcoming events

Ayurvedic Therapies Offered
Through the Samyoga Institute

by Dr. Vijay Jain, M.D.
Janice George, LISW, E-RYT 500
Dana Lisle, LMT

For information, see the
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