SAGE Shamanic Yoga
200 Hour Teacher Training
& Certification

Your Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training Journey Begins now

SAGE Shamanic is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance. Students who enroll in our 200 hour yoga teacher training online are welcome to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.
Our Mission

The ancient shamans lived harmoniously with Mother Earth and the invisible world of Spirit. Similar to the Yogis, their path is vast and inclusive, celebrating all the elements of existence. At the core of it, the spirit of our mission is to draw from their teachings and inspire wisdom within you.

"There was so much knowledge and patience for sharing it. You could feel the energy of wisdom and calm through every class. I have a deep understanding of the yogic principle of santosha when I reflect on this program and the wonderful people I met here. I am extremely grateful for all I learned and experienced."
Maria Wadley
Yoga Teacher
"This program was a dream come true. The space was beautiful, the energy was so amazing and contagious, and I learned more about my own practice and teaching others than I ever could have dreamed of learning. I will forever treasure this training and the members of my second family. I couldn't be more thankful."
Corey Luff
Yoga Teacher

Through this Training You'll Learn How to ... 

Apply ancient teachings to modern life and translate yogic and shamanic philosophy to heal the mind, body and soul. 


Guide Hatha, Vinyasa, Healing and Energy based classes.


Empower and inspire your students. 


Teach  60 + yoga poses and their variations.


Master 60  mindfulness exercises, breathing techniques and shamanic healing practices. 


Identify key muscles and bones as well as energy points, energy lines and energy centers (chakras) in each pose. 


Lead your students safely and with clear direction.

Understand contraindications for poses to make adjustments, modifications & variations for your students.


 Integrate yoga and shamanism into your daily life. 


Balance your energy by adjusting your physical alignment.


Enrich your authentic teaching voice by cultivating effective communication skills & speaking from your heart.


Expand your personal development while gaining the professional skills needed to become a yoga teacher & spiritual guide. 


Make a living sharing what you love while uplifting your community. 


Follow Your Heart

Whether you’re an aspiring or existing wellness professional, you’ll gain the knowledge & skills to stand out as a teacher. Drawing from both the yogic & shamanic systems, you will weave the best from both worlds to create powerful transformation.

SAGE Community

The greatest gift of our yoga teacher training is YOU and the beautiful community of students, teachers and seekers who have joined together over the years to share their journey. We have an incredible network of students and graduates from all over the world.

Lifetime Access

The course materials are yours for life and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. They are meant to serve as a long-standing guide on your yoga journey as a reference you can consult time and time again. Wherever you go, they will be your trustworthy mentor.

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 Get the FULL Course Syllabus, future training dates, special offers + more! 

"I loved the entire experience and am proud to be a new member of the SAGE family. The journey was enlightening and well worth the ride. I look forward to my next training under the tutelage of Courtney, Johnson and the rest of my extended yoga family."
Hollye Richardson
Founder of Warrior Goddess Fitness
"This unique system comes with wonderful techniques that can be translated and carried out anywhere and has allowed me to honestly facilitate my clients at any stage in their practice. I am very grateful to have been trained here."
Manuela Sanchez
Yoga Teacher, Dancer

Discover Your Calling.
Embody Your Wisdom.

Why is the blend between yogic and shamanic practices so powerful?

Did you know that the word shaman has its base in the Sanskrit word sramanas, one who seeks higher consciousness.


From the very beginning, shamanism and yoga have been intimately linked.


The ancient sages describe yoga as an eternal state of union. 


This sounds abstract, but it is meant to be practical. Yoga isn’t a concept or goal, it is a feeling we nurture and maintain. 


To “do yoga” means more than “downdogging”. Yoga is a mindset. And the real practice begins when you step off your mat.  


From the shamanic path, you will discover the power of joy and the art of ecstatic surrender.  


The focus is on less doing and more being. 


Through healing rituals, contemplation and breathwork, you make the invisible, visible while expanding your perception of reality and unearthing the universal wisdom within.


Both Yoga and Shamanism celebrate eternal union, emphasize wholeness and ignite transformation and healing. 

They are intimate partners in the dance of creation and the ultimate guide for your yoga journey. 

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Book a 30 min discovery call to see if this program is for you.

How this Certification Program Works

The 200 hour curriculum includes …

Class facilitation and sequencing skills


Hands-on adjustments for yoga postures (asanas)


Over 100 Yoga poses, exercises & techniques


Modifications, Contraindications, Variations and Progressions for each pose 


How to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Energy-based classes


Physical/Energetic Body Anatomy and Physiology


Understanding the mind+body system

Diving into the 7  Chakra System


Yoga philosophy (The Yoga Sutras, The 8 Limbs of Yoga, The Bhagavad Gita, The Foundations of Ayurveda, The History of Yoga) 


Shamanic wisdom principles (the medicine wheel, shamanic journeying and expanded states of awareness)


6 level cueing system to effectively guide movement and meditation classes through precise language, adjustments and through hands-on touch 


Discovering your authentic teaching voice

Required Reading for the Course:

  • Mastering the Art of Posture by Courtney Bauer 

  • Yoga, Power, and Spirit Patanjali The Shaman by Dr. Alberto Villoldo

  • The Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell

Suggested Pre-Course Reading:

  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope

  • The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope

  • The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power, and Grace of the Earthkeepers by Alberto Villoldo

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Sage Sapien From Karma to Dharma by Johnson Chong

  • Ayurveda: Ancient wisdom for modern wellbeing by Geeta Vara

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General Reading Recommendations:

  • The Upanishads Translated by Eknath Easwaran

  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

  • Spiritual Liberation by Michael Bernard Beckwith

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Active Hope by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

  • Yoga of the Subtle Body by Tias LIttle 

  • No Mud No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Whether you're looking to become a certified teacher or simply to deepen your practice, this program will help you connect mind, body and soul. 

"Completing this Yoga teacher training was one of the most important experiences of my life. The magic of the method is that it is both nuanced, subtle, and simple yet pronounced, fierce and complex. Courtney is a profound light and wealth of knowledge. Johnson is a masterful practitioner. When working with Johnson; you will not walk away the same person, that is for sure. Johnson and Courtney are both powerhouses; put them together, and they are extra dynamic and profound. It is always a gift to share space and energy with them.
Jillian Stevens
Body Positivity Coach & 500 Hr RYT Yoga Teacher
“It is rare that you will meet two equally gifted, brilliant, and divine master teachers who are partnering in this work. Together, their offerings are truly transformational. With them, I deepened my personal development and further expanded my professional growth as a yoga teacher, CEO and beyond. Courtney and Johnson’s teachings of the yogic and shamanic systems allowed me to unlock a new found vitality and abundance in my life. Their teachings continue to make a powerful impact in my everyday way of living.”
Niketa Sheth
Non-profit CEO & 200 Hr RYT Yoga Teacher
12 Week Certification 

Get certified to teach yoga from the comfort of your own home. Our online only track is ideal if you prefer to self-pace in the convenience of your own space. Our weekly zoom calls, lectures and classes will deepen your knowledge, teaching skills and self-practice while fostering life-long connections with a global community of SAGE teachers.


Some things to look forward to on this online only teacher training certification track:


 Receive weekly live zoom guidance from two leading international teachers with over 40 years combined in the industry


A Lifetime Access to the Online Training Videos and Manual for Future Reference


Upgrade your Meditation, Breathwork and Yoga with Daily Practice 


Deepen your yoga practice, and spiritual practice from the comfort of your own home. 

 Study the Yoga Sutras and Yogic Texts


 Learn the Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions and other Energizing Rituals


Q’ero Shamanic Healing Philosophy and Practices


Meeting New Friends and Extending Your Global Family Online



Dates of Online Training for 2023

Intake 1: May 4 – July 21, 2023

Weekly Live Zoom Sessions:

During these times, you will engage in:

  • anatomy and alignment studies
  • weekly philosophy sessions
  • class practice sessions
  • and lots of dynamic hands-on learning techniques.

Thursdays 6 – 8 pm EST &Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm EST

Your tuition covers:

  • 12 weeks of online study
  • Your tuition excludes:
  • Required books


$900 USD (Before March 4, 2023)

$1200 USD (March 4 – April 4, 2023)

$1500 USD (After April 4, 2023)

“I learned so much about the chakra system, sacred geometry and about shamanic journeying, but what impacted me the most was the cueing system. Because of my work as a voice coach, I’m able to incorporate it into my own coaching practice. And I found my students are responding so much better especially when breathwork & movement is added.” 

~ Joel Low, Vocal Coach

“It has been incredible, so much learning. I love how the course was so concise and structured… I came into this journey wanting to learning more about facilitating  sessions for my clients. I got so much more than that. I found out little elements about myself that I didn’t know were there…” 

~ Chantel Kismet, Doula and Founder of Blooming Births 

“I went into the course not with the intention of becoming an instructor, but just because I wanted to surround myself with people and practices that encourage looking after the body, and it worked. I felt amazing for the last nine weeks. I feel very calm, centred and focused. And I’m going to start the course all over again…”

~ Tom Bull, Fitness Instructor



“The keystone to all enlightened practices is simply being present, knowing that you are enough, and realizing that life offers more than we can even imagine.”


Co-founder, Author of Mastery of Posture
Yoga, Meditation, Healing Bodywork

Courtney Bauer is the co-founder of SAGE Shamanic Yoga. Throughout the past 25 years, she synthesized her practice and knowledge into a Mind & Body curriculum called AUM, and founded Studio ANYA in New York City where she trained and mentored hundreds of aspiring yoga and pilates teachers in her method. ANYA was a haven for like-minded individuals who longed for self-realization through body awareness and daily self-care practices.

Courtney is a teacher of teachers, and has worked extensively as a yoga, meditation and Pilates teacher, energy healer, trigger point massage therapist and Thai yoga bodyworker. 

She co-designed the 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at the Swedish Institute, a health science college in NYC. She also co-created Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings with 108 Monkeys, a New Haven based non-profit utilizing yoga and mindfulness techniques to mobilize social conscience and justice.

She is especially passionate about the Self-Care for the Caregivers program she created and facilitated for Womankind, a NYC based non-profit serving survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence of all ages.

It is her calling and commitment to help others fall in love with the magic of their body and to discover through the art of centering, the unique strengths, passion and insights that have been there all along. 

Courtney grew up in New Hampshire and is currently based in New York City. She equally loves being in Nature as she does city life.

“Living a life of fulfilment isn’t only a mindset shift. It’s a total vibrational shift that illuminates the soul and shatters the old self.”


Co-founder, Author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma, TedX Speaker, Yoga, Meditation, Shamanic Healing

Johnson is the other co-founder of SAGE Shamanic Yoga. Along with being one of the lead guides on the Yoga Teacher Training journey, he also has a passion for creating transformational retreat experiences. Over the last 15 years, he has led around 20 retreats from the Caribbean to Europe to the sacred sites of Asia in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bali, Thailand and more.

He is also the creator of the SAGE Shamanic Breathwork and Meditation program where he synthesizes the most applicable teachings of yoga, meditation, breathwork, coaching and shamanic healing to help wellness professionals create even more effective transformational experiences.

As a paqo shaman initiated by the Q’ero healers in the high Andes of Peru, a Four Winds Energy Medicine Health Coach, and Reiki Master, he has extensive knowledge of helping the body release stored tension from the world of invisible energy.

His passion is in guiding students through a shamanic journey experience to connect with spirit. The aim is to help them calm their minds, awaken their hearts in order to free themselves of the roadblocks that keep them from living more authentically and joyfully.

He has spoken and led workshops at companies like Unilever, Facebook, Nike, Macquarie, Insight Timer, UBS, UOB and more.

He is also a featured TedX Speaker on “How to Deal with Toxic Family Relationships,” and best-selling and award-winning author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma.

Johnson is a native New Yorker and glomad. He has lived on 3 continents and for now, calls Sydney, Australia home where he resides with his partner and rescue dog Lana.


Teacher Training Graduates

The yogis & shamans share a common belief that you are your own greatest healer. So lean in and start your journey of awakening your inner wisdom.


Even if you are not sure you want to teach, the best way to learn anything more deeply is to learn how to teach it. Many people take our programs just to deepen their own spiritual practice.

Not to worry. This course is not training you to become a shaman, which is an extensive training in itself. It is about integrating the shamanic wisdom principles that are complementary to yogic wisdom, so that you have a more integrative way of looking at the mind, body and spirit for the benefit of yourself and your future students.

Yes, SAGE Shamanic Yoga is a registered Yoga Alliance school. After the course is complete, and you have completed your course materials as well as passed your teaching practicum, you will be sent your official certification. You will then be able to seek employment at gyms, health organizations, corporate fitness settings, yoga studios, etc.

There are many yogic paths, and they are all valid. Every training has something to offer. We openly invite all who are open to learning how to integrate yogic and shamanic philosophy into their teaching.

You have life-long access to the course materials. Your online manuals can also be downloaded and printed.

All major credit cards, paypal, or using our secured checkout process. The tuition is listed in USD, and all foreign currency transactions will automatically be converted to USD.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are feeling called to take the teaching training program, please email us at [email protected]. We will try to create a pathway suitable for your participation.

Please refer to the SAGE Shamanic Yoga terms and conditions here.

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