North Shore Yoga

  • June 21st, 2013
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500hr Ashtanga Teacher Training In North Shore, IL, USA

Yoga Alliance: Yes


Welcome to North Shore Yoga where our mission is to create a home of spiritual gathering that offers vigorous Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga classes. We honor the purity and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga according to Sri. K Pattabhi Jois where our classes offer a place of spiritual training by incorporating pranayama, chanting, meditation, and readings. We believe with a strong body we are able to purify and control the mind providing a foundation for spiritual attainment and we encourage mindful, balanced and healthy living—making yoga a way of life.

500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program

North Shore Yoga’s Advanced 500 hour teacher training program provides an opportunity to deepen one’s experience and understanding of Yoga. It is open to anyone that has participated in any 200 hour program and will build upon that foundation. As teachers, continued study allows us to expand our repertoire and more fully develop our voices and yogic lifestyles. As practitioners, we seek a sangha, or community, with whom we can share our journey. Not only is this immersion, meant to further refine your skills as a teacher but deepen your own personal practice. NSY’s training will provide the platform or “sangha” needed to aide you in developing your own “soul-centered” approach to teaching. Teaching authentically, from your own truth, will allow you to share the path of yoga in such a way that it will have a profound effect on others.

Specific areas that will be covered include:

  • Full training in Trancendental Meditation™
  • Pranayama in the Kaivalydhama Tradition
  • Developing a personal “home” practice
  • Art of sequencing Vinyasa Flow with intention and intelligence
  • Art of Adjusting, Observation, and Communication
  • Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Yoga Anatomy, Observation and Adjustment
  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Therapeutics
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Yoga Philosophy that will include reading the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Upanishad’s, and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Lecture on the Upanishads and the Law of Karma with Wendy Doniger
  • Chanting
  • In Depth understanding of the principles of Ayurveda and developing a daily seasonal routine
  • Participation in an Ayurvedic Detox
  • The opportunity to practice teaching with regularity
  • Individual research projects


Attend all scheduled class times and workshops. Complete all required readings and homework. Daily Pranayama and Meditation, plus practice asana at home at least once a week. Attend 20 classes at North Shore Yoga; 5 of which must be Mysore, 2 Restorative, and 2 Yin Classes. Complete an individual research project to be presented to the group. Be prepared to teach at least 2 paid classes at North Shore Yoga at a special designated class time for 500 hour advanced trainees. Bear in mind full commitment and attendance is required. Advanced trainees will be allowed to miss 12 hours of instruction; anything beyond that time will involve additional work to receive the 500 hour certification.

Required Reading:

Transcendance by Dr. Norman Rosenthal

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Satchidananda or BKS Iyengar

The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaren or Stephen Mitchell

The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaren

Dialogue with Death by Eknath Easwaren

Science of Breath: A practical Guide by Swami Rama

The Textbook of Ayurveda Vol. I. by Dr. Vasant Lad

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Recommended Reading:

Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley

Yin Sights by Bernie Clark

The Key Poses of Yoga by Dr. Ray Long

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

YogaRX by Larry Payne

Prakriti by Robert Svoboda

About Our Teacher: Sharyn Galindo

north shore yoga teacher trainingSharyn Galindo spends her days dividing her time as wife, mother of two boys, yoga practitioner, studio owner and director of North Shore Yoga in the Chicago area, with two locations in Northfiled and Evanston, Illinois. She began her yoga studies in the late 1990’s, and has completed numerous teacher training courses specializing in Ashtanga and Vinyasa systems. She has been to Mysore, India to study with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute but spends most of her available travel time visitng Thailand to study with Paul Dallaghan at Samahita Yoga Thailand, who she considers to be her primary teach. She is ever grateful to him for introducing her to Sri. O.P. Tiwari of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, with whom she continues to study Pranayama in Thailand and the U.S.

In 2007, Sharyn expanded her studies to include a Masters program in Holistic Nutrition. In 2012, she completed over 1800 hours of study to receive a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) certificate from both the California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She now offers her own 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses at North Shore Yoga.

Sharyn believes that only with a strong, healthy body-attained through proper diet, asana practice, pranayam, and meditation-can one begin to move towards true spiritual growth.

She lives north of Chicago with her husband Steve-who is also a teacher at North Shore Yoga-and their two boys, Joey and Louis.

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