Shine On Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour


Yoga is an incredible scientific system offering all dedicated practitioners gateways into the wisdom of the Self. Freedom and Self-Mastery are achieved through a committed practice to the principles of yoga.

"Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory"  ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

The Shine On Yoga Teacher Training offers a comprehensive view of different yoga paths and styles, with a particular emphasis on Rajas Yoga, Alignment based Hatha Yoga System and Tantric Philosophy. The focus is on practical aspects of teaching as well as yoga philosophy, gross and subtle anatomy, freedom of breath, meditation and dynamic movement. This program prepares you to take the seat of the teacher. Being a guide is a great privilege and a great responsibility. Students are encouraged to take their home practice to the next level, begin class observations and practice teaching in order to gain practical insight into becoming a yoga teacher.

This 200 hour YTT program offers a unique opportunity to delve deeply within every level of your being through these ancient teachings. Opening to your gifts, finding your voice and establishing confidence as a teacher are a few of the many great benefits you will receive from this program.  We will learn how to create a loving and safe space for our students to explore their bodies, minds and spirits.

Teaching Yoga is a blessing and a service and in serving our community we pave the way to Self-Realization. 

The training weekends will include:
Yoga Philosophy,
Asana Practice & Bandhas,
Alignment & Body Awareness,
Nadis & Chakras,
Mantras & Mudras,
Tantric Philosophy,
Teaching Practicum,
Lecture, Discussion and More

Training Includes: 20 hours of an online Yoga Anatomy Course with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. The course covers Building Blocks; The Breath; Strength, Flexibility and Movement; The Spine; The Lower Limbs; The Upper Limbs; Anatomy in Asana +Asana Philosophy + Pain & Sensation +Vinyasa + Arm Supports; Mini-Units: Special Topics for Yoga Teachers; and 20 Poses Deconstructed.

2017 Training Days Include
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 25-26, 2017
April 29-30, 2017
May 20-21, 2017
June 10-11, 2017
June 17-18, 2017
July 1-2, 2017
July 22-23, 2017

*Very Limited Space Available*

The following is an example of Weekend Topics

Session 1

  • Basic Ayurvedic Understanding - Basic Elements, Doshas, Chakras, Pranas, Gunas
  • Basic Understanding of Yoga and Eight Limbed System delineated in the Yoga Sutras - Yamas and Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratayahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi
  • Basic Understanding of Yogic Cosmology
  • History of Yoga

Session 2

  • Muladhara /Root Chakra -Earth- Key - Setting the Foundation to Pure Manifestation
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Root Chakra
  • Root Chakra Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Teaching 101 - Warmups, Sun Salutations
  • Basic Understanding of Kundalini Awakening

***All of the basics will be further developed as you progress through the program and in yourself

Session 3

  • Svadhisthana/Sacral Chakra -Water- Key - Acknowledge, Accept and Direct the Flow
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Sacral Chakra
  • Sacral Chakra Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Creating and teaching asana class
  • Bhakti Yoga - Yoga of Devotion
  • Creativity, sound, fluid movement
  • Deepening Breathwork and Meditation

Session 4

  • Manipura/Solar Plexus Chakra -Fire- Key - Transformation
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Solar Plexus Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Karma Yoga - Yoga of Selfless Service
  • Teaching Breath, Asana and Meditation 

Session 5

  • Anahata/Heart Chakra -Air- Key - Heaven on Earth. Giving and Receiving Absolute Love
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Anahata Chakra
  • Heart Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Dynamic Alignment, Imagery
  • Chair Yoga. Teaching people with physical challenges
  • Delve deeper into Pranas
  • Deepening Breathwork and Meditation

Session 6

  • Vishuddhi/Throat Chakra -Ether- Key - Purification, Truth, Communication, Master Creator
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Vishuddhi Chakra
  • Throat Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Bandhas - Locks
  • Teaching Breath, Asana and Meditation

Session 7

  • Ajna/Third Eye Chakra - Key - Higher Intuition
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Ajna Chakra
  • Third Eye Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers, Foods
  • Intuitition Development
  • Breath and Meditation
  • Teaching Breath, Asana and Meditation
  • Yoga of Business

Session 8

  • Sahasrara/Crown Chakra - Key - Oneness, Interconnectedness, Suffering vs. Celebration
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Crown Chakra
  • Crown Medicine: Asana, Breath, Mantras, Mudras, Sutras, Plants, Flowers,Foods
  • Old World. New World.
  • Putting it all together
  • Graduation Ceremony


The yoga teacher training with Amber Melendy was such an amazing, life enhancing experience for me. It was so much more than just practicing yoga poses or breathing techniques. I learned how to truly connect with all of the layers of myself. Never before have I gone this deep or connected with others so deeply. Amber taught us how to process emotions, how to release, and how to forgive. She taught us how to strengthen our energies, believe in ourselves, and open our hearts to both giving and receiving love and abundance. I learned so much about myself from this experience and have become a much happier, stronger, more peaceful, more aware version of myself. My life has been forever changed and I will forever be connected to the wonderful people I met here.

"I have received so much more than I could ever have anticipated in taking Shine On Yoga's Teacher Training with Amber Melendy-and I'm not speaking merely of the superb anusara-influenced asana training; or the deep physiological understanding of the possibilities of healing inherent in the practice; or the philosophical synthesis of Traditional Yogic, Tantric, and Shamanic philosophies; or the emotional growth that has (inevitably) accompanied these experiential teachings. This barely scratches the surface! Amber has the genius to integrate guest instructors who have assisted her in presenting a comprehensive array of approaches to understanding, and working with, the body and energy system as practice becomes self-healing, heart-opening becomes trauma release and recovery, and internal realization becomes volitional self-evolution. In this training we have expanded our minds and deepened our understandings with presentations on Nutrition; Alexander Technique and Body Dialogues; Somato-Respiratory Integration; NLP-based positive Communication Techniques; Health Rhythms Group Empowerment Drumming, and more and more. And finally, Amber has drawn together a diverse, talented and truly heartful medley of trainees who each have so much to offer that this experience has been honestly life-changing in myriad ways. I walk in gratitude at inclusion in this transformation!"

Shine On has been absolutely instrumental in my personal growth and interior expansion. I've been shown the true expression of Yoga, a Union. I've begun to blossom in understanding the intrinsic unity that can be found within this body and it's loving relationship with this mind, and through this, the extensionality of the Self to include all beings in this Ocean of We.

In facing all my of ignorance and pain, not alone but with a community and family that supports it's self on this mutual intention, I am and we are re~discovering the rest of our selves. Reflecting on this leaves nothing but gratitude and projecting into where it will lead leaves nothing but joy.

Amber's yoga teacher training program is the most influential and life-changing program I've ever experienced. Her dedication to connect with each person ensures they will receive the most fulfilling, and well-rounded yoga training possible. Going beyond the typical yoga teacher training programs available in the U.S., Amber's program focuses on asana anatomy, yoga philosophy and personal awakening. Each student walks away feeling empowered to teach from an authentic place. I learned more about myself, grew as a person, became more accepting of myself and others, and have become more self-actualized as a result of her teachings. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to understand yoga and their self on a deeper level. 
~Michelle W. 

"Shine On Yoga TT is unique in that it delves deep into the Self in ways that enable you to grow exponentially. Amber is a truly gifted teacher and mentor; she offers her knowledge & insight from a wide range of healing modalities and encourages you to explore your true spirit as a teacher and student. It really is a life changing experience you will not regret!"
~Mary Kathryn

I absolutely loved my yoga teacher training with Amber Melendy. I learned so much about alignment, chakras, and energy that I use in my classes now; but, more importantly, I learned so much more about myself: my body, my limits/fears, and my spirit. I found a beautiful family. I found peace, love, and acceptance right when I needed it. I wouldn't have changed that experience for anything.