For thousands of years, the lotus flower has symbolized enlightenment…the ability of the spirit or soul to transcend the muddy waters of physical embodiment. Whether you realize it or not, your yoga practice has been inviting you to do just that, to awaken a deep and sustaining relationship to your true Self, that aspect of you that is infinite, eternal and always whole.

This connection brings new found peace, equanimity and mindfulness to the foreground of your life. In this 200 hour teacher training, you will dive into a deeper experience of your yoga practice and awaken a profound connection to your own soul. Immersed in the beauty of nature, you can disconnect from the responsibilities of your daily life and focus your attention completely on the inner work of meeting yourself anew. For 8 days and 7 nights, we will practice yoga, meditation and pranayama and learn the history and philosophy of Yoga that informs our practice. For full certification, you can continue with your 2nd 100 hours of training as required by the National Yoga Alliance at our beautiful studio in Johns Creek, Georgia.


About the teacher

Sheila McVay is an ERYT 500 certified teacher who has been practicing and teaching for many years. She is the founder of both Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga in Georgia and relishes the opportunity to share the practice that has so powerfully transformed her life with as many people as she can. She completed her 200 hour training at Peachtree Yoga in Sandy Springs, Georgia and her 500 hour at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. She holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork. In addition to daily classes at both studios, Sheila facilitates Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. As a former Professor of American literature, she loves to explore the intersection between philosophy, poetry, religion, nature and yoga and often brings that synthesis into her classes. . She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this ancient and beautiful practice.



Program Schedule

4-5pm Arrival/check in
5-6 pm Welcome
6-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 AOLRC Orientation
7:30-8:30 pm Distribute Manuals, Assign Homework

6:30-7:30 AM Yoga and Meditation
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)
9-12 Intro, Conscious Communication, Johari Window, History
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 History of Yoga, Paths, Styles, Brands
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana: 1 st Chakra – Muladhara
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Kirtan or free time

6:30-7:30 AM Yoga and Meditation
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)
9-12 Intro to 8 Limbs, Sutras
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Kleshas, Hindrances, Koshas
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana: 2 nd Chakra – Svadhistana
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Kirtan or Homework/Journaling

6:30-7:30 AM Walking Meditation – Nature Trails
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)
9-12 Intro to Energetic Anatomy: Nadis, Lower Chakras
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Upper Chakras, Vayus
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana: 3 rd Chakra – Manipura
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Kirtan or Homework/Journaling

6:30-7:30 AM Yoga and Meditation
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)

9-11 Yoga Lifestyle/ Intro Loyal Soldier
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Intro to Pranayama
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana: 4 th Chakra – Anahata
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Movie Night – Vice Ice Man

6:30-7:30 AM Walking Meditation – Labyrinth
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)
9-12 Meditation, Mantra, Mudra (Part 1)
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Free time or Spa
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana – 5 th Chakra – Visshudha
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Kirtan (mandatory)

6:30-7:30 AM Yoga and Meditation
7:30- 8:30 BREAKFAST (Silent)
8:30-11:30 Physical Anatomy Overview
11:30-12:30 Ayurveda Talk AOLRC
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Principles of Alignment/ Yoga as a Tool for Transformation
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana – 6 th Chakra: Ajna (Yin)
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Bonfire

6:30-7:30 AM Yoga and Meditation
7:30- 9 BREAKFAST (silent)
9-12 Teaching Methodology – How to Structure a Class: Sun Salutation
12-1:30 LUNCH
2-4 Pottery
4:30-6 Afternoon Sadhana – 7 th Chakra: Sahasrara
6-7:30 DINNER
7:30 Kirtan or Free Time


7-30-8:30 BREAKFAST
8:30-9:30 final circle up
9:30-111 Closing Ceremony – Certificates
11 am Check out
12 pm Lunch

Date & Time

Starts: Oct 12, 2018 04:00 PM

Ends: Oct 20, 2018 12:00 PM


Sheila McVay


Starting at $1,500
Includes room, meals & tuition

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