Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training has been a part of studioVIBE for the last 4 years.  We hosted InnerLight Yoga School since 2012 … this year we are excited to continue the tradition with an exciting NEW Yoga Teacher Training Program: Mandala Yoga School!  Many of the teachers from Innerlight Yoga School will be continuing which we are super excited about.  They are excellent at what they do and committed to guiding you on your journey.  MYS has a unique approach to yoga teacher training and is committed to teaching the “art of teaching”. Through our skillful approach to teaching yoga, you will enhance your skills to grow as both a teacher and student. We will provide you with a steady foundation that will encourage you to thrive and explore your fullest potential. The methodology of Mandala Yoga School will help you to teach with steadiness, clarity, ease, and grace. You will be given opportunities to teach the group on all aspects of yoga to deepen your personal understanding, raise your confidence, and move forward on your path as a bodhisattva.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is a big step, a personal step, the start of an adventure, a journey into self-discovery, a time to create your mandala! The most important and impactful guru you will ever get to know lies within you. At the heart of The MYS training will be the 8 Limbs of yoga, exploring, understanding, and learning our responsibility as a yogi and as a teacher, guiding others on the path.

Mandala Yoga School will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go! Whether you are looking to be a rockstar teacher or delve deeper into yoga for personal growth, the faculty of Mandala Yoga School will point you in the right direction.

MYS has created a systematic method for “teaching teachers to teach”. Our method works and we will be there by your side during the training and beyond. There are historically a
percentage of people who enter a yoga teacher training not planning on teaching. Some are surprised to discover they do have this desire and gift of sharing yoga.  Through finding your voice in asana, philosophy, and methodology you will deepen your own personal practice and understanding of yoga…it is a life-changing experience you will remember and treasure forever. 

The Yoga Teacher Training Program through Mandala Yoga School is credentialed with The Yoga Alliance and following successful completion of your training you will be able to apply to be an RYT 200, Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-Hour Level.

If you have already completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and would like to refine your skills and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy, asanas, and principles we are offering the full Mandala Yoga School Training for $1499.

Learn more about Mandala Yoga School including Dates, Fees, Teachers, & Curriculum.

Teacher Training – The Art and Practice of Teaching

A Special Teacher Training Event

The Art & Practice of Teaching

May 21 & 22 and June 11 & 12
Saturday & Sunday 1:30 – 4:30PM

Are you NEW to teaching?
Have you been teaching and just need some new “fire”?
Have you taken a break from teaching and ready to get back?
Do you want to elevate your teaching to the next level?

The Art & Practice of Teaching is composed of 4 separate
3-hour workshops each designed to focus on skills
that will build on each other. You will have homework prior to each session designed to “fast forward” your growth. This is not about learning asanas but rather evolving (or reviving) as a teacher.

Topics to be covered:
* Teaching With Your Voice & Cueing With Your Hands
* Theming a Class
* Beginnings & Endings
* Music Selection
* Sequencing
* Setting Yourself Apart

Pre-Requisite: Completion of a 200 Teacher RYT Program OR 100 Hours of Yoga Teaching Experience. Contact the studio if you have questions.

12 Yoga Alliance CEC’s – Certificates will be Given

Alyson Colwell-Waber E-RYT200
Stacie Dombrowski E-RYT200, RYT500
Phyllis Adams E-RYT200

$219 ($189 if registered by May 9)
Are unable to make all sessions and still interested, contact the studio to discuss options.

Our Guarantee: We believe in this program and its teachers … 100% REFUND if you are not

Register on-line under workshops!

Pilates Conference with Bob Liekens Cary, NC

Pilates Conference with Bob Liekens in Cary, NC

Weekend of Inspirational Workshops
with Bob Liekens March 18-20, 2016


Register for Entire Weekend By February 21st $559
*excludes designated workouts

Register a la carte By February 21st for ANY individual sessions and save 10% per session/workout.



Friday – March 18, 2016
2:00-3:00pm PMA 1 – Credit Pending
Advanced Reformer Session* w/ Bob Liekens $50 Observe Bob in action, bringing years of experience and knowledge into the studio. Prerequisite: Open to advanced students and instructors.

3:00 – 7:00pm PMA 4 – Credits approved
A Workout on the Wunda Chair w/ Bob Liekens $199 We teach the client how to structure an hour-long workout on this piece of equipment, which Joe himself called the “Home Reformer”. This workshop will explore the possibilities in building a logical sequence, from a more stable platform to an unstable step. Prerequisite: Open to instructors and Intermediate/Advanced level students.

7:00 – 8:00PM PMA 1 – Credit Pending
Historical Discussion w/ Bob Liekens $29 A Wine/Cheese & Chat – Open to All

Saturday – March 19, 2016
9:00am – 10:00am PMA 1 – Credit Pending
Advanced Mat Class* w/ Bob Liekens $25
Prerequisite: Open to instructors & clients

10:15am-12:15pm PMA 2 – credits approved
Mat Class With Magic Circle w/ Bob Liekens $99
To add spice to the Mat Class, or as Romana used to say ” to present another challenge”, we add the Magic Circle to the exercises. We explore how to gradually introduce the MC to a few exercises first, until with practice we end up with pretty much the whole Mat vocabulary and Circle ! Prerequisite: Instructors & clients with Advanced Mat Experience

1:00 – 5:00pm PMA 4 – credits approved
From Small Barrel to Ladder Barrel w/ Bob Liekens $199 The three Barrels Joe build allow for a progressive larger opening stretch of two very tight areas. We are talking about the hip-pelvic girdle, and the shoulder area. This workshop will review all exercises on all barrel shaped equipment . Prerequisite: Open to experience Pilates Instructors and Advanced Clients

Sunday – March 20, 2016
8:00am – 9:00am PMA 1 – credit pending
Advanced Reformer Session* w/ Bob Liekens $50 Observe Bob in action, bringing years of experience and knowledge into the studio. Prerequisite: Open to instructors & clients

9:00am -11:00am PMA 2 – credits pending
Seniors & Special Cases w/ Bob Liekens $99
Pilates is for every BODY! Learn how to adapt the method to accommodate those with limitations due to age or pre-existing situations.

11:15am – 1:15pm PMA 2 – credits approved
How To Teach With Your Hands w/ Bob Liekens $99 Although our primary tool to communicate with our students is our voice, there is a lot of teaching power in the experience of an informed hands-on approach ! In this workshop we discover the various ways to let your hands ” do the talking “. Prerequisite: Open to Instructors & Clients with Apparatus Experience

BobLiekensBob Liekens, a former dancer, studied many years with Pilates Elder, Romana Kryzanowska. Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Liekens has devoted his teaching career to the traditional teachings of Joseph Pilates, he is a classical teacher with amazing knowledge and a passion like no other. He was instrumental in developing the Power Pilates Training Program and now travels the world spreading his amazing knowledge of the method. “This is a weekend you don’t want to miss, trust me”. Patty Geiger, owner

Satsang – Meditation Cary

Meditation September 13 4:30 – 6:30PM with Susan Jackson, ERYT500Satsang_Face

Join fellow Yogis in Cary, NC for enlightening discussion on meditation successes and challenges. Learn and share ways for beginning or continuing an enjoyable and doable regular meditation practice.
We will also explore a concept called “meditation in action” as well as some other meditation practices that you can use immediately.
Please bring an inspirational passage of some kind.
This Meditation Satsang will tie in closely with our December offering of “Theming for Life.”

Satsang means gathering for the truth. Teachers, join us for an enriching experience designed to foster personal growth and continue your education as a teacher in a supportive community setting. Our meeting will consist of dedicated time for pranayama, meditation, and movement coupled with an opportunity for delving deeper as a student and teacher. Topics may include: anatomy, skillful assisting and adjusting, refinement of teaching skills and techniques, mantra, clinic of asana and pranayama techniques, yogic philosophy, using props, and more. Think of this as a way to connect more deeply with yourself as well as your students.

Cost $29 – Register at under “workshops”

Director of Innerlight Yoga School

Susan C. Jackson

Continuing Education Contact Hours with Yoga Alliance:
The informational handout that you receive each session will note the number of contact hours that you completed and will serve as proof of your attendance. Class size 5 minimum and 20 maximum.

The Wisdom of Yoga – A Weekend with Lila Brown

The Wisdom of Yoga
Creating Harmony in Mind, Body, & Spirit 

with Lila Brown

The practice of Yoga has always been a way to align with Nature and its wisdom. Throughout the seasons, we practice specific postures that invite balance to the system, at certain times of the day and year creating more heat and stoking the inner fire, and at other times creating more cooling energy to nourish the flow of water and life. In a similar way, Nature through its expression within the astrological framework has given people access to the intelligence inherently lying in the constellations and planets. The symbolism and myths within the Cosmos and their significance in the human psyche are powerful tools for awakening.

Each class during this weekend of workshops will weave together the natural wisdom of yoga with the astrological myths and symbolism in practices that both invite transformation and create harmony within the body, mind, and spirit.

Attend any combination of sessions or make it your own local “retreat” weekend!

Friday December 4, 6:00-8:30PM   Descending the Roots

  • Fluid and grounding postures that invite settling and rooted connection with the earth

Saturday December 5, 11:00AM-1:30PM   Sustaining the Vision

  • A plethora of postures, encompassing the full spectrum of asana with standing poses, hip- and heart-openers, hand-balances, seated postures, and meditation

Saturday December 5, 3:00-5:30PM   Embracing the Silence

  • A practice to turn inward, one that includes quieting postures, pranayama, and meditation, sure to rejuvenate and deeply nourish

Sunday December 6, 2:00-4:30PM   Igniting the Inner Fire

  • A celebration of the awesome power that lives within; stoking the inner ceremonial pyre with efficient, therapeutic, and transformational backbends.

Sign-Up Separately for each workshop then Pay either a-la-carte or select The Wisdom of Yoga 4-session and enjoy the whole weekend.
Individual Workshops $49           Entire weekend $185
Register at under workshops.
LilaRasaBrownLila Rasa Brown has practiced yoga and meditation for over fifteen years, has taught for over twelve years, and was a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher from 2005 through 2012. Lila loves bringing the benefits of skillful alignment and action to her teaching, as well as sharing her deep love for Yoga philosophy and the wisdom it offers in life. She delights in offering yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats presently and has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2006. Lila feels grateful to continue her studies with her primary teacher Adyashanti, as well as fantastic yoga teachers, scholars of Hindu Tantrism, and evolutionary astrologers. She also has a passion for practicing evolutionary astrology, weaving the magical and meaningful stories of Yoga into her readings. From 2006 to 2011, Lila Brown directed Gateway Yoga in Raleigh, NC, a yoga studio dedicated to the life-affirming principles of Anusara Yoga, and was part of the faculty at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, from 2008 – 2012.