Yoga Teacher Training

Be Still, then Move

Yoga and Meditation Training at Sacred Chill {West}

200-Hour Certification Course


We are here to be lit from the inside out. To be courageous enough to pause, be still, and then move. {Chill with all of the running all over the place, all of the competing, all of the disconnection.} We are here to move from a deep, resonant, and woke place. We are here to be in purposeful, empowering inquiry- together. We are here to challenge, support, and encourage each other. Anchored in stillness and mindful movement, our training invites you to question what yoga “has to” look and feel like. More than pushing boundaries and finding your edge, our training bravely guides you to identify, trust, live, and teach from your center. This is an opportunity to learn, explore, and grow in a sacred and chill space.

Who are the teachers?

Lead Teachers

What styles of yoga will we study in depth?

Restorative Yoga

Yin Yoga




What other topics are covered in our 200-Hour Training?

  • The Yoga Sutras
  • Introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introduction to Bhavagita
  • Chakras, Koshas, Vayus
  • Pranayama
  • Exploration of 8 Limbed Path
  • Anatomy/Alignment
  • Adjustments
  • Sequencing
  • Art of Dharma Talk
  • Cultivating your Real Voice
  • Diversity/ Inclusion
  • Trauma Sensitivity
  • Ayurveda for Self Care
  • Business of Yoga

What do you mean Be Still, And Then Move?

From a more centered and grounded place every single movement -whether it’s in our bodies, hearts, family, the front lines of a protest, service, work, or leadership- every movement born from stillness is exponentially more powerful. Our lead teachers Octavia and Meryl {O+M} ‘s most powerful “moves” in the yoga room and beyond were born from stillness This is why we teach- Be still, then move.

The stillness based practices of yin and restorative yoga are at the heart of our training. Meditation is the breath of our training. Movement and mindful flow-based practices are the vessels and lungs. They are all essential and equally emphasized. Beyond the traditional postures that we can take on the mat, our training is a course in the cultivation of Self and an invitation to be in deep inquiry about how we can build community, real connections, and effect change; how we can create movement(s) grounded in yoga beyond our mats.

How will I be prepared to teach real people?

Our methodology not only includes personal practice, lecture, journaling and reflection, but observation of real time classes, co-teaching alongside lead trainers in their weekly classes, practice in dyads, triads, and study groups. We limit the enrollment in our training so that we maintain a low student/lead trainer ratio in order to ensure that each student receives personalized attention, feedback, and support toward meeting his/her objectives for training.

What are the dates for the next training?

  • 2018:
  • Nov 30 – Dec. 2
  • Dec. 14 – 16
  • 2019:
  • Jan 4 – 6
  • Jan 18 – 20
  • Feb 1 – 3
  • Feb 15 -17
  • Mar 1 – 3
  • March 15 – 17
  • March 29 – 31
  • April 12 – 14
  • April 26 – 28
  • May 17 – 19
  • May 31 – June 2

* June 7 – 9 as snow day/ make-up weekend

Friday – 7:30pm – 9:30pm| Saturday – 2 – 7 p.m. | Sunday 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.

With the exception of personal or family medical emergency or loss, trainees must attend all scheduled sessions of the training.

Trainees must take a minimum of 2 yoga classes per week with Octavia or Meryl during the training and journal about them

Observe at least two classes

Co-teach at least two classes

Develop a home yoga and meditation practice.

Teach one class open to general public before completion of training

Please note: Training includes unlimited yoga at Sacred Chill {West}. Those living 30 miles out of town can attend the required classes at other locations with written approval.

To be eligible for our training, students must have at least six (6) months of regular yoga practice. We are not only a teacher training program, but we are aware that we are building a cohort that will nourish, support, and inspire one another. To that end, admissions is a three-step process to assure Sacred Chill West’s training is appropriate for you. You do not need to be an advanced yoga student to take the training. We are more interested in your intention, commitment, and vision. Step One is to respond in writing to the application questions. Step two is attending a class with Octavia or Meryl. Step Three is a brief personal interview, usually scheduled post class attendance.

Regular Price is $3400.

Save $250 by attending an information session and paying $500 deposit the day of.

Info sessions: March 18- 2:30pm OR May 6- 2:30pm

Yes, a nonrefundable $500 holds your space. The balance may be spread over 2-4 payments. All due before November 1, 2018. Attend an information session on March 18 or May 6 at 2:30pm and you will receive $250 off if you pay your deposit at the session. Please email us at for more information regarding payment plans.

You will need your own mat. Besides that, training manual, all books, plus a journal are included in the price. Healthy snacks are provided on training weekends. You will need to provide your own lunch on Sundays.

This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance. Once you pass the final exam and have completed the mandatory assignments you will receive a certificate and can then register with Yoga Alliance as a certified Yoga Teacher.

All sessions of the training take place at Sacred Chill {West}. Our physical address is 2030 Bolton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318

You are ready. Join us.

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