OCT 30 – NOV 10 , 2019 + JAN 22 – FEB 2, 2020
+ 4 Guest Teacher Workshops

Our 200+ hr Yoga Teacher Intensive is led by E-RYT 500 Adarsh Williams, E-RYT 200 Heleen Zondag and specialized guest teachers. The training is registered with the Yoga Alliance so graduates can become 200hr RYT’s.

This training will equip you with the knowledge and experience from which to practice, teach and live your Yoga. Our curriculum provides an overview of traditional yoga: history and philosophy, theory, basic Sanskrit, asana, pranayama, and meditation, along with a contemporary view of human anatomy and therapeutics.

There is a strong focus on developing a personal practice through experiential learning, workshops, and constantly testing our theories.

This course is ideal for committed yoga students, aspiring teachers, current teachers, and interested yogis wanting to immerse themselves in a practice intensive with master teachers. Students of all types find their way into this training, pregnancy, injury or other therapeutic needs are encouraged to attend, yoga poses and sequences can always be adapted so everyone can play!


• Develop & improve your personal practice
• Dive deeper into Yoga philosophy, history, and the Yoga lifestyle
• Learn all about asanas, the anatomy of a posture, alignment, modifications, risks, and benefits
• To more deeply understand movement and position
• How to teach yoga postures and sequence a class
• How to teach alignment in postures
• How to safely modify postures and help students on different levels
• Applying anatomy and functional movement in yoga
• Learn to see and “read” the human body
• Learn hands-on and verbal adjustments
• Learn about different types of students and how to effectively reach them
• Learn about traditional and contemporary approaches to yoga
• Develop your teaching style
• Practice teaching with immediate feedback and mentorship
• Integrate comprehensive study of yoga technique, theory, and philosophy
• Experience professional and personal growth
• Hold a certification that meets and exceeds requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT200
• Study, refine and deepen your own Yoga practice together with like-minded people


• Follow your passion for Yoga
• Dive deeper into Yoga philosophy, history and the Yoga lifestyle
• Learn all about asanas, the anatomy of a posture, alignment, modifications, risks and benefits
• Learn Yoga from the traditional perspective, from which you will then understand the contemporary forms of Yoga
• In depth anatomy knowledge of the body in Yoga
• Learn all about different levels of students and how to approach them
• Learn hands on and verbal adjustments
• Study, refine and deepen your own Yoga practice together with like minded people
• Learn how to share your passion with others
• Practice teaching and ongoing mentorship

99% Practice, 1% Theory

“Guruji” K. Pattabhi Jois


your personal space

While yoga postures are essential in the life of a modern yogi, the practice itself has a meditative goal. To this end, our Yoga Teacher Intensive spends ample time on personal development, mindset, and internal practice.
• Yoga cleansing techniques (Kriya)
• Yoga breath (Pranayama)
• Meditation: Sitting & walking technique
• Philosophy: Comparative thinking on meditation
• Origins, history of yoga
• Comparative schools of yoga
• Yoga as a lifestyle & Ethics of yoga
• Study of the Classic Yoga Sutras
• Sanskrit Chanting
• Forming a personal philosophy
• Comparative Yoga traditions
• The seat of the teacher
• Mindfulness
• Teacher self-care
• Diet
• Sustaining your practice
• Yoga off the mat
• Finding inspiration



A Yoga Teacher Intensive is mostly for your own growth. Yoga can be a tool for self discovery/development and helps to expand your view of the world. It can transform your life into a happier, healthier and more whole one. The best Yoga teachers are students first. Gaining more knowledge of Yoga through our Yoga Teacher Intensive will ground you in your own practice and your understanding of it. It will bring confidence in sharing it with others.

Besides all the reasons mentioned before, we guarantee SMALL GROUP instruction with caring, personal support for your growth and learning process. Most Teacher Intensives are held in very large groups, ours does not exceed 20 students. In our experience it creates a deeper way of learning and gaining knowledge that sticks.



Main Teacher

Adarsh Williams teaches a contemplative style of yoga that embraces both modern innovation and traditional wisdom. Since 1995, Adarsh has been engaged in the field of natural healing and has received certifications in therapeutic massage and active isolated stretching. He continues as a student of Ashtanga Yoga and it’s sister sciences of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Bhakti. Adarsh has continuously traveled to Asia since 2001 for study and pilgrimage and has received teaching Authorization by his late Guruji Shri. K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Adarsh directs the Monterey Yoga Shala in Monterey, CA specializing in progressive instruction for beginner through advanced levels. Through in depth study of human anatomy and physiology and formal training as a massage therapist, Adarsh is highly regarded for his sensitive yet deep adjusting style. He has experience working with a wide variety of students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds. With a deeply held belief that anyone can develop a personal yoga practice, Adarsh is an energetic teacher who infuses his enthusiasm for practice and hard work in his students.


Main Teacher

Heleen started practicing yoga in 1992 during college in the Netherlands. For 8 years she practiced Sivananda Yoga and eventually completed the TT (teacher training) at the ashram in upstate New York. Shortly after, Heleen moved to London to pursue life as a yoga teacher, which in turn led her to a position of General Manager at one of London’s best known dance and holistic centres.
During this time, she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Liz Lark and John Scott. John inspired her to go to Mysore and study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. After meeting Guruji on his world tour in 2001 she traveled to India the following year to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and returned there every year until she became pregnant with her first child in 2007. Heleen is now the mother of two children, Evan and Maya and teaches Yoga in her home country the Netherlands and internationally.


Guest Teacher

Elaine is an experienced 500-Hour Registered Teacher and an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with over 1000 hours of training and hundreds of clinical hours working with chronic pain patients. As a former biologist, her teaching straddles the middle ground of the science and the magic of yoga. Together with her background in holistic nutrition, she offers her students and clients well-rounded approaches in gaining physical, mental, and emotional freedom. Elaine trains students to become yoga teachers, speaks about the importance of stress management at companies throughout the Bay Area, works privately with clients for pain management, and teaches her students how to use yoga as a therapeutic and practical applications for daily living.


Guest Teacher

Amy has been practicing and teaching yoga since discovering Ashtanga in 1999 and completing her first teacher training with Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga, San Francisco. She has practiced and taught up and down the California coast, sharing her love of the practice with people of all ages, abilities and intentions. Amy and her family happily settled on the Monterey Peninsula in 2009, where she found her teachers, Adarsh and Heleen Williams, and the wonderful community of yogis at Monterey Yoga Shala. Her experience as a social worker over the years has allowed her to integrate yoga into her work supporting adults with developmental, physical, neurological and cognitive challenges. Her experience as a mom inspired her to teach yoga to kids of all ages and abilities. Yoga is for everyone.
Always a student first, Amy’s daily practice not only informs her teaching, but supports, inspires and helps maintain a balance in her life off the mat. Amy teaches daily, is Director and owner of Monterey Yoga Shala.



The asana study program includes postures of the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga, presented in a traditional, yet non-dogmatic way. There is an overview of forward + backward bending, twists + side bends and inversions, including arm balances. In addition, healthy adaptations and modifications, including therapeutic sequencing based on current physical therapy protocols.

Students learn alignment in postures based on applied anatomy practices including self-adjustment and learning to “see” students’ bodies. The language of modern yoga alignment including loops, rotations, pose and counterpose are taught and with this knowledge, the student knows how to prevent their students from asana vulnerabilities and keep them practice yoga safely.

• Primary & Intermediate level asana & traditional Vinyasa method
• Yoga anatomy & alignment – in-depth study of functional movement in yoga
• Yoga therapy, adaptive yoga, prop work & restoratives
• Contemporary Vinyasa sequencing & research poses
• Sequencing
• Physical and verbal adjustments
• Counting vinyasa in Sanskrit
• Asana pronunciation
• Bandhas




Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2019 + Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2020
(Wed – Sun Schedule + 4 half day guest teacher workshops)

Week 1: Oct 30/31, Nov 1/2/3, 2019
Week 2: Nov 6/7/8/9/10, 2019
Week 3: Jan 22/23/24/25/26, 2020
Week 4: Jan 29/30/31, Feb 1/2, 2020
4 Guest teacher workshops – dates to be confirmed

Wed – Fri 7:45am – 5pm
Sat/Sun 7:45am – 6pm

Early Bird Rate $2950 before July 31, 2019 ($500 discount), $3150 before Sept 15, 2019 ($300 discount), $3450 after. Spots are limited, please register early. A training manual is included, recommended reading list purchased separately as desired.

REFUND POLICY: $300 non refundable deposit reserves your spot. No refunds within 2 weeks of start date of the program.

INCLUDED: Teacher Intensive Manual. One “Monthly Unlimited” class pass. Discounted class passes during duration of the training.

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At the end of an immersion students usually want to leave at the end of the day and go home to rest, play etc. At this training every student just wanted to stay and absorb more of the knowledge and continue to experience the special feeling of the shared Yoga. It was extraordinary!

Kathy Henderson, RYT200