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

Update Your Asana Master Class
Back Bends

Sunday, February 21, 2016

2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Back bends are warming, stimulating and inspire confidence. They stimulate the central nervous system, bringing fresh energy and enthusiasm, as well as the digestive organs, helping the body detoxify the "ama", or undigested matter, that, according to Ayurveda, is the root of most illnesses. Back bends also counteract the effects of "slouch pose," a postural result of our living in a technological society where many people spend much of the day sitting in chairs and cars, and they can be the perfect antidote to the Seasonal Affective Disorder many folks experience because of the gray days of winter in central Ohio.

These benefits can only be fully experienced if these poses are approached with patience and compassion. When the Cobra lifts her head out from the top of the basket, it may seem as if that is where the movement is initiated. However, the movement starts at the tail as she begins to unwind, sending her Shakti power up until her heads lifts above the rim of the basket. So is it true with back bends. The back bend begins in the core, at the base of the pelvis, not in the ribs or head.

In this workshop, offering an attitude of joy, enthusiasm and compassion, we will explore the energy and physical movement of "bending over backwards." Come open your heart in a safe and loving community. Hope to see you there.

For more information and to register, visit the Workshop Page.


  2016 Yoga Teacher Training Information Session
Friday, June 17, 2016
6-8 pm

Location: Center for Wholeness
4041 N. High Street, Suite 100
(entrance and parking in back)
Columbus, OH 43214

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
Joy Lawrence, LMT/RYT/Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

For information, see the
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