aIM of 200-hour program

This course is intended for:

  The committed practitioner of yoga who wishes to deepen their personal practice 
  The serious student interested in building a firm foundation to teach yoga
  Yoga teachers from all schools seeking understanding of authentic principles of yoga
  Yoga teachers fulfilling Yoga Alliance’s continuing education requirements
  Anyone interested in a base for the Svastha Yoga therapy program


On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  An understanding of the principles of the science and art of yoga and an introduction to Ayurvedic principles
  Developed a comprehensive knowledge of the theory of asanas, pranayama and meditation
  Acquired the ability to teach yoga in a safe, effective and confident manner
  Obtained the tools to enact positive changes in their own lives and to provide the same guidance for others
  The opportunity to be a part of a community of people who are similarly committed to a path of personal growth and transformation

Program structure and Timing

Our 200-hour program is offered in Taos, New Mexico at Taos Yoga Therapy
The program will be delivered in 3 modules of sevens days in length, starting on Sunday at 8:30 AM and ending on the following Saturday at 5:30pm
The dates of the modules are: June 21-27, Sep 6-12, and Oct 25-31, 2015
  Includes classes integrating techniques
  Includes a one-hour private session with the Program Director
  Additional web-based videos and guided home study
  A regular home practice is encouraged and will establish a discipline to reinforce the teachings


Taos Yoga Therapy, Central Station, 208 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 103, Taos, NM 87571

Program fees and apply

  $3000 advanced payment by Feb 15, 2015 or $3200 by March 15, 2015
  To register, contact for our 11-page Program Prospectus and Application
  Mail Application and $200 non-refundable deposit to: Svastha Yoga Institute, P.O. Box 1446, Taos, NM 87571
  Make check payable to: M.S. Parker, LLC. The deposit will be applied towards the program.
  If you cancel within 30 days of start date, the refund is 50% of tuition. No refund if cancellation is within 14 days of program


Monique Parker, E-RYT-200/RYT 500; Martha Flanders, RYT 500, Raquela Moncada, RYT 500, Carrie Leven, RYT 500



“I completed the 200 hr.  Yoga Teacher Training through the Svastha Yoga Institute in Taos, NM almost a year ago.  That experience changed the way I live my life, my yoga practice and my understanding of yoga.  It also brought about relationships with people who I now consider to be part of my family.  The instruction and training given by Monique Parker are consistent with the standards set forth by her teacher, A.G. Mohan.  She maintains the integrity of his teaching, imparting her great knowledge and deep understanding of the fundamental principles of Svastha Yoga.  Her ability to explain yoga psychology based on the Yoga Sutras is phenomenal.  My mind was truly enriched and expanded by what I learned.  Through Monique’s instruction yoga became a “whole” practice, not just asana, but also, pranayama, meditation and chanting, uniting body, breath and mind.  I was privileged to sit at her feet.  I continue to be inspired by her teaching.   Fellow students and I who completed the Svastha Yoga Teacher Training program have a solid grounding in yoga practice and whether we are teaching classes or not, pass on the legacy through our lives.” - Janice Crouse

“The Svastha Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification is an exceptional teacher training program! Monique Parker is a very gifted teacher! Her dedication to the practice of yoga, great wealth of knowledge, and understanding is evident in her teaching. The program flawlessly combines yoga philosophy, asana, vinyasa krama, chanting, and pranayama throughout the course. The teachings and practices in this program invite the student to journey on a path of inner awakening and steadiness, with a perfectly balanced emphasis on the holistic integration of the breath, body, and mind. Students in this program have learned to develop and deepen their personal practices and gained the skills to become highly qualified yoga teachers. I have completed this program and I highly recommend it! It is the real deal! A complete and total package.” - Julie Cortopassi

“From Sri T. Krishnamacharya to A. G. Mohan to Monique Parker, the knowledge of yoga is dispersed.  Monique preserves the integrity of these teachings and delivers them with proficiency.  She instructs with knowledge, passion and clarity that can only be gained from examination, understanding and personal experience.  I am grateful to Monique for giving me the inspiration and skills to enhance my life and those of my students.” - Martha Flanders

“At SYI in New Mexico I learned what Yoga was from the inside out. The teaching was respectful of your person, ability, life experience and level of study. I never felt abandoned in the Asana teachings or our of place asking difficult questions about Yoga psychology. All my needs were met by a genuine love for the deeply transformational path of YOGA . Citta vrtti nirodaha!” - Robin Ross-Duggan


Svastha Yoga 200-hour Program for Well-Being & Certificate in Teaching

Become a Yoga Teacher in the Lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya

Taos, New Mexico

June 21-27, Sep 6-12, and Oct 25-31