DATES 2017 – 2018:

Sept 8 – 10
Oct 6 – 8
Nov 3 – 5
Dec 1 – 3
Jan 5 – 7
Feb 2 – 4
Feb 23 – 25

Schedule for sessions:

Friday 1:45pm – 8:00pm (break 5:30 – 6:45)

Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm (breaks 12:30 – 1:45 & 5:30 – 6:45)

Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm (breaks 12:30 – 1:45 & 5:30 – 6:45)


“This was a rare opportunity to study deeply with Ann Marie and her talented peer teachers.   It was challenging and fulfilling and deepened my practice substancially.” – Lisa Wallace

“I have been dreaming of taking a yoga teacher training for years and I’m so glad I chose this one.  It was everything I had wanted and more; asana, sanskrit, philosophy, spirituality, anatomy, mediation, Ayurveda, all in a very sacred and special place.” – Julie Brown

“This was an amazing experience with very knowledgeable teachers.  It was an opportunity of a lifetime to learn and grow from others as well as yourself.” – Mimi Roderigue

“Namaste Yoga Teacher Training has been an amazing adventure.  With so many talented teachers and students I was able to begin learning “yoga” on many levels.” – Raci Hauptmann

“Ann Marie is a natural leader and made the experience cohesive, deeply personal, and relevant to everyday life on multiple levels.  She embraces the eight limbs of yoga practice in a way that is grounded, human, occasionally humerous and inspirational.” – Pam Macadoo

“The Namaste Yoga training was an all encompassing experience.  The program is quite diverse and the personal growth was amazing” – Michelle Casagrande

“This was by far the most transformational training that I have experienced.  Ann Marie approached the teachings of ygoa with a unique flavor.  Any sense of intimidation or fear toward learning the expansiveness of yoga was quickly dissolved.  Ann Marie’s delightful sense of humor, nurturing soul and loving kindness made this journey extraordinary!” – Laisha Avila

“This training gave me the confidence to be a yoga teacher.  I was inspired by the guided meditations and philosophical discussions.  I recommend this training to any and all aspiring teachers and yoga practitioners.”  – Marisa Capellan

Namaste Yoga

We are delighted to share Namaste Yoga with you. This training will cover the 200-hour Yoga Alliance requirements, establishing a great introduction to yoga. Beyond the basics, we will highlight alignment, adjustments and teaching delivery. We believe this training will also be very useful for the more experienced student/teacher. Our instructors are talented, experienced and dedicated teachers. The combination of skills from Ann Marie, Ann, Scott, Priya, Jane and Durga make this 200-hour teacher training well rounded, detailed and full of wisdom.

Our training takes place in beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA. The studio is located in downtown Truckee, making it easy to access the nearby Truckee river, hiking trails, cafes, restaurants and stores.

This training is ideal for people who:

  • are locals, or can travel to the Tahoe area on weekends
  • enjoy more time to process the topics, practice & grow together


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Payment Information

Enrollment will be limited. A deposit of $500 (check to “Namaste”) is required at the time of your submitted application. If accepted into the training, your check will be deposited. Otherwise, you will not be charged the $500. The total cost of the course is $2500.  There is an interest free monthly payment plan of $500/month over a 5-month period available. Please note that if you cancel within 14 days before the start date of the training you will forfeit $250 of your deposit and your remaining balance will be refunded. Once the training has begun tuition is non-refundable.

* Please note that there will be a list of required books and that will need to be purchased, which total about $60.


Teacher Bios


 Ann Marie Sheridan – Lead Trainer – E-RYT, CMT

Ann Marie first began practicing 24 years ago and has been teaching for 22 years. She is a certified Yoga Instructor with the Yoga Alliance, a massage therapist of 16 years, a Diet Counselor and the founder of Namaste Holistic Healing & Yoga Center in Truckee, CA. Her most influential yoga teachers are Richard Freeman, Judith Lasater, Paul Grilley, David Swenson, Rod Stryker, Ann Austin, Pattabhi Jois, Patricia Walden, Dharma Mittra and Darshan Khalsa. Ann Marie’s class styles include: alignment-orientated Hatha, Ashtanga inspired, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative. She is a dedicated to her meditation practice and teaches guided mediation. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, playing music & singing, cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking & traveling.

From Ann Marie:

“I opened Namaste 7 years ago to create an affordable studio for the Tahoe community to practice yoga and experience the healing arts. I am blessed to have talented and skilled practitioners and teachers at Namaste. This teacher training is so incredible, because we are a great team in a beautiful location.  We would love to share this experience with you!”

Ann Austin – E-RYT 500

Ann has been dedicated to the practice of yoga for 24 years. Her classes are inspired by her own practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ann creates a space that is safe yet also challenging to her students. She encourages students to move beyond what they think is possible in a mindful way. Yoga is about transformation, and to practice with Ann, students experience this firsthand.

Trained to teach yoga in 2000, Ann received a certification with the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland California and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. Continuing her yoga education is very important to Ann and she has participated in many different teacher trainings and workshops.

As a student of all types of yoga, she has studied with senior Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teachers. She is very grateful to her Ashtanga yoga teacher John Smith, for his support over the last 15 years.

Chanting the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a major part of Ann’s personal yoga practice. Ann is fortunate to study with Kate Holcombe of the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco. She is grateful for Kate’s skill of teaching of the Yoga Sutra and her ability to make this ancient yoga text relevant today to the modern yogi. Ann’ s classes include chanting the Yoga Sutra as a way of not only connecting to the past but also to bring this ancient wisdom to her students.

Scott Williams  – PT, OCS, RYT 200
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Scott is the owner of Synergy Healing Arts, a multifaceted physical therapy, movement, body work and human performance clinic in Truckee, CA. Scott obtained his Masters of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco in 1992. He has been a proponent of yoga and embraces holistic medicine including acupuncture and massage therapy as part of his private practice in Truckee CA. Scott recently received his 200 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certificate from the Yoga School Institute and continues to bring the yoga philosophy into his personal and professional life. He has worked around the globe with the T-Mobile, HTC/Columbia and Garmin/Slipstream cycling teams, the Chinese Olympic Teams, as well as national and club soccer teams in Qatar and enjoys blending yoga into performance therapy for all his clients. He credits Shirley Sahrmann, CJ Ananda, Rod Stryker, Ann Marie Sheridan and Judith Lasater, as those who have had the most influence on his career and yoga practice.

Priya Hutner – E-RYT 500  priya

Priya has practiced yoga, meditation and pranayama for more than 30 years and has taught various forms of yogic practice for over 20 years. Priya teaches a flowing style of yoga that includes pranayama and meditation. Her teaching style is relaxed, fun and uplifting. Passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition, Priya facilitates yoga workshops for weight management, yoga detox courses, pranayama and meditation classes and vegetarian cooking classes. She has taught, lectured, and facilitated workshops at conferences, universities, and yoga centers around world as well as leading yoga teacher trainings and retreats. Priya is most happy outdoors and loves stand up paddle boarding, skiing, snorkeling, hiking, biking and swimming. In addition she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and yoga.

Jane Austin – E-RYT 500, RPYT

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Jane is passionate about yoga and the transformational power of motherhood, Jane Austin specializes in working with prenatal and postnatal mamas.  She is a mom herself and has been involved with the birthing community since 1990, working as a yoga teacher, homebirth midwife, doula (labor assistant),
and childbirth educator. Jane teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga classes and teacher training courses in San Francisco.

Durga Leela – BA, CAS, PKS, RYT 500

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Durga Leela is the founder of Yoga of Recovery R
She holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Training. She is also extensively trained in Meditation and Vedanta.  She is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained both in the US and India and serves as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Yoga Farm in California, since 2003.

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