Shaktiyoga New York 200-Hour Teacher Training
with Julie Dohrman and Bend + Bloom Faculty

Shaktiyoga Align + Flow is a comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Registered Level 1 Teacher Training led by Julie Dohrman (ERYT-500) along with supporting faculty: Jason Orrell, Amy Quinn Suplina, Lara Kohn Thompson, and TJ Halliday.

The training is designed for enthusiastic students of yoga who desire a more committed practice and higher understanding of the yoga pathway in life, as well as those who want to learn the tools of great Align + Flow yoga classes and serve as a teacher.


The complete 200-hour program includes a progressive immersion into the primary elements of yoga including asana, pranayama, meditation, and the history and varied philosophies of the yoga tradition. Julie and the Bend + Bloom faculty will mentor you the whole way. You'll have the opportunity to observe and assist classes, and you will receive free classes at Bend + Bloom for the duration of the training to help deepen your practice.

Once completed, you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance for your RYT-200. Bend + Bloom also offers graduates the opportunity to teach one month of weekly Hour Align “Community Class” at our studio.

I started teaching one week after Julie’s program ended and my appreciation for her grit, humor, and knowledge continues to grow with every class.
— Cynthia Conti-Cook, 2014 graduate

Weekend modules will teach you to:

  • Create effective, intelligent, and empowering classes that connect to yoga's higher purpose

  • Teach all levels, including the raw beginner

  • Apply your understanding of anatomy, optimal biomechanics, and functional movement to teach responsive alignment

  • Design sequences that safely progress students through a purposeful experience in their body

  • Lead pranayama, meditation, and subtle body practices

  • Give clear verbal cues and exceptional hands-on adjustments

  • Support the prenatal and postpartum yoga student

  • Learn how to use restorative and trauma-informed yoga skills to effectively work with the body’s physiological and emotional responses

Minimum 18 months - 2 years regular yoga practice required. No prior teaching experience necessary, nor do you have to be “flexible”, injury-free, or super athletic. Please be ready to commit fully to the group time together, and to your own growth!

After you submit your deposit you will be sent a questionnaire to review your qualifications for the program.  If it is determined that you are not ready for the training your deposit will be fully refunded.


  • 10 weekends February - June 2020: February 7-9th | February 14-16th | February 21-23rd | March 20-22nd | April 3-5th | April 17-19th | May 15-17th | May 29-31st | June 5-7th | June 12-14th

  • Requirements: 10 weekends of in-person instruction listed above; 5 mentor sessions; 10 hours of observing and assisting classes; 2-5 hours of at-home study per week; increased yoga practice (inc. required classes)

  • 5 Mentor Sessions*: Friday & Sunday evening options; Dates TBD

COST: $3400 ($200 early bird discount through November 15, 2019)

$500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment must be made in full by February 1.

Tuition includes training manuals and unlimited membership. Books and other supplies are not included.

Monthly payment plans can be arranged. Email for more information.

*Mentor session dates subject to change.

Julie Dohrman has evolved her method and style of teaching yoga as an instructor for nearly 20 years, with roots in Anusara and Vinyasa. A true teacher of teachers, Julie focuses on the depth of knowledge that only comes from a fully saturated experience in all facets of yoga – invigorated asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, community building, and svadyaya: the study of the philosophical content and higher meaning that yoga practices bring to life. Julie’s training will help deepen what students already know and set the foundation for teaching yoga with expanded knowledge and exceptional skills.

I find Julie’s method of teaching to be a generative example of how we can truly learn through theory and practice, and merge them within our daily lives.
— Sara Bissen, 2014 Graduate