Starting in September, my upcoming 200 & 300 Hour Teacher Trainings for 2017-2018.

Yoga has always been a journey of getting to know ourselves better. To solve the mysteries of our chronic pain and suffering. Teacher trainings offer an opportunity to attain more knowledge of the body, mind and soul to move towards a state of greater clarity and peace of mind. Dive in deeper to these expanded teachings and enjoy the journey!

These programs will include master guest teachers to elevate your awareness in all the realms of yoga, including anatomy, physiology , philosophy, yin, restorative, therapeutics and so much more!

Please scroll to the bottom of the page and press the arrow for testimonials from previous graduates.

300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training

I am excited to announce my 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in collaboration with Dew Yoga. This is for teachers with their 200 hour RYT who desire to achieve their 500 RYT with advanced trainings from a wonderful team of master level teachers. Read below for more information.

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Be Shri @ Dew Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Starting September 30th, 2017

If you are looking to deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga or aspire to teach yoga, this comprehensive program is for you!  Yoga is a transformative practice and this program will offer you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the full in depth study of yoga in a vibrant, nurturing and supportive environment. You will receive the knowledge and skills to enhance both your practice and how to offer your gifts as a teacher with confidence and clarity. I am excited to be co-teaching this training with with Jen Irwin, Dew Yoga owner, along with our specialty guest teachers and mentors to offer you one of the most comprehensive programs in our area.  The program will be spread out over nine months to allow for assimilation of all the incredible teachings.

    • Study the history and philosophy of yoga
    • Understand Ayurveda principles
    • Learn meditation and pranayama techniques
    • Understand alignment as a path to safety and healing
    • Discover your authentic voice and unique gifts
    • Explore the power of subtle energy
    • Practice the art of skillful manual and verbal adjustment
    • Develop creative and effective sequencing patterns
    • Learn how to teach with themes and to the heart
    • Learn about the business of yoga
    • Choose electives, practice yoga, and practice teaching
    • and more.
Additional hours will include mentor meetings, class observations, and homework.

Lineup of teachers: Karen Rider (Director), Jen Irwin, Terrence Coe, Ellen Saltonstall.

Weekend Dates: 9:30am – 5:30pm

    • September 30-Oct 1
    • October 28-29
    • November 4-5
    • December 2-3
    • January 20-21
    • February 10-11
    • March 17-18
    • April 28-29
    • May 12-13
Early birds: $3200 before August 1st
$3500 thereafter
$500 deposit due by June 15th to hold your spot and discount.

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Praise from Karen’s students.

  • Karen Rider is a brilliant teacher and beautiful person! Her knowledge, compassion and rigor literally changed my life. I was new to Yoga but passionate about yoga’s positive influence over my mind, body and physical awareness. I decided to take the Be Shri Teacher Training course for enrichment. I found that the Sanskrit and philosophy coupled with the alignment and anatomy to be a perfect combination for a mind/ body experience. The pacing of the course was manageable with my busy lifestyle yet the course was completely packed with fulfilling knowledge.   This is a “well worth it” course for anyone interested in teaching or gaining a deeper understanding about yoga and its benefits for life.

    Lisa W. 2016 Graduate
  • Karen Rider has tremendous knowledge and training as a yoga teacher trainer. She manages to convey very clearly how to articulate the craft of teaching, an aspect everyone should learn in order to teach. She has a beautiful practice and personal nature  which makes this experience so much more fulfilling when learning so much material. The way Karen breaks out the sessions monthly give the students a great window to pause, digest and reflect before absorbing the next influx of information. This was a great experience and the bonds made were a perfect take-a-way!

    Shari M. 2016 Graduate
  • Teacher training at Be Shri Yoga was an amazing journey and was beyond my expectations. Karen Rider is a dedicated student of yoga and anatomy with an extraordinary ability to share her knowledge. Her teachings are augmented with mentoring, workshops and and renowned guest teachers. My time in teacher training was the most transformational experience of my life. It has been an awakening that makes me want to learn more.

    Mel M. 2015 Graduate
  • Holding my RTY Certificate, I finished the Be Shri Teacher Training with a desire to learn more. It was an evolving journey that I recommend to anyone who would like to grow and delve deeply into the rewards of yoga. The syllabus covered various topics, with renowned guest speakers and instructors, bringing a cohesiveness to the boundless world of yoga. Through Karen’s inspiration and guidance she gives the the opportunity to allow the potential in every student to flourish.

    Colleen M. 2014 Graduate
  • I was sad when my journey of teacher training ended at Be Shri Yoga. Each month I looked forward to a new adventure with Karen and our great group of trainees. Karen’s passion definitely inspired us to learn as much as we could. Being in the fitness field I have attended many teacher trainings over the years and Karen’s was by far one of the best! Karen has a gift for encouraging students to be the best that they can be. She presents the material in a clear format and her guest speakers are top notch in the field.

    Joyce G. 2016 Graduate
  • Karen Rider’s 200 RYT Teacher Training Program is extensive and intelligently informative. Her excellent choice of guest lecturers over the 8 month period are in line with her style and approach to yoga, and beautifully enhanced the program. Karen has an impressive knowledge of alignment and anatomy and combined with her sweet demeanor makes her an excellent choice to take you through the journey of teaching!

    Karen B. 2016 Graduate
  • I am so happy I decided to take part in the Be Shri Teacher Training program. I have two small boys and was worried I would not be able to find the time to fit everything in, but because the program was spread out over 8 months it was very manageable. The longer time period also allowed the time for everything we learned to really seep in and stick!  Karen provides nurturing leadership while sharing all of her experience and knowledge with her trainees. Workshops with renowned yogis coupled with extensive anatomy and philosophy segments added further depth to really make the whole experience rich!

    Kat J. 2013 Graduate
  • The Be Shri Training combines an extraordinary knowledge base with a nurturing and accessible approach to instruction. I move on confident in, and excited about, my abilities as an instructor. The studio and connections made during the training will be a tremendous resource in my practice for years to come.

    Jen C. 2013 Graduate
  • It's my pleasure to highly recommend Karen Rider and Be Shiri Yoga's 200 hour YTT. After months of research I still found myself overwhelmed by other teacher training schedules. I finally had two people separately recommend Karen. Upon our first phone call I felt at ease. She immediately impressed me by her openness. Whether, you are fairly new to yoga, think maybe you aren't good enough to be a teacher or know you can back bend with the best ,Karen was/is clearly open to anyone who wants to learn. There is no pretense. Her classes always organized and left impression. The experts she brought in were deeply impactful. If you take teacher training with Karen her strength and grace is clear and it can sometimes be hard to believe her stories of her body before yoga... then little by little you will start to see your body changing too. Whether it's healing, getting stronger, leaner, standing up taller, less aches, you will find physical and mental change with this training. Perhaps the most magical component is that it goes beyond self. You depart teacher training with the wisdom and ability to share with others. I have said to Karen, when the student is ready the teacher will appear, as she did for me. If Karen is on your radar dive deep and don't look back you will not regret it. With immeasurable gratitude I thank Karen for the change she ignited within me.

    Margaret 2017 Graduate
  • I'm so grateful for Karen's expertise in this 200 hour teacher training. Not only is Karen an experienced, skilled teacher but she brings in experts in anatomy and philosophy to compliment her knowledge. The decision to commit to a teacher training was a difficult but I'm so very glad that I decided to begin this journey with Be Shri Yoga. Thank you for everything, Karen!

    Kristina 2017 Graduate
  • I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Karen Rider in May 2017.  I had been contemplating the thought for a while.  The nine-month journey was enlightening and deepened my understanding of what yoga means to me.  The study was challenging and included many knowledgeable, skillful teachers for workshops throughout the training.  Karen’s guidance and support as well unending confidence and encouragement prepared us to continue our journey to share what we learned to help others experience the amazing healing potential of a yoga practice.

    Lisa 2017 Graduate
  • I recently completed Karen's 200hr teacher training and I am brimming with enthusiasm to get started teaching. Karen's course has given me a rock solid foundation and I am super confidant that I will be able to teach classes that are meaningful and inspiring for all students. I recommend this class for anyone looking to launch a career as a yoga teacher or deepen their understanding of yoga.

    Kerry 2017 Graduate
  • The 200 Hour yoga teacher training I took with Karen Rider was truly inspirational.  I learned so much and enjoyed Karen's style.  I highly recommend her trainings to anyone who wants to teach or partake in a program that will significantly deepen your yoga practice and knowledge of yoga.  This is something worth taking the time to do!

    Gail 2017 Graduate
  • I graduated from Karen Rider's 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2017. It was the best thing I have done for myself in a long time! Karen is not only an amazing yoga teacher, she is authentic, patient, kind and honest. The group of women I met in training will hold a special place in my heart and will forever be friends. I believe that Karen attracts such kind-hearted and loving people. I really enjoyed the variety of material that was presented to us, whether it be an anatomy weekend or learning Sanskrit, it always held my interest and curiosity. The time frame and schedule works great and goes very fast! Don't think twice about signing up. You'll love it! Thank you Karen Rider!

    Sharon H. 2017 Graduate