300hr advanced
yoga teacher training

starting September 3rd 2021,
with Karina Guthrie & Natalie Backman

What are you here for...?

You’re a Yoga Teacher who wants more than to just ‘make a living’, you’re devoted to deepening your practice.

You're committed to discovering your authentic voice, and open to embodying the divine feminine, your shakti, to make an impact on the world.

Let us show you how!

Hi Yogis!

We’re Karina & Natalie…

...yoga teacher trainers, mentors, and your guides for a 10-month journey of self enquiry, to a deeper, richer and embodied understanding of yoga.

Your yearning to teach from the heart (not the head) and your desire to develop a more genuine understanding of yoga, means you’re in exactly the right place!

We’re blessed to have taught thousands of yogis like you how to embody and share advanced traditional teachings with authenticity, grace and confidence.

We're looking forward to diving into the world of the Divine Mother with you!

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This sacred journey is for you if...

  • You’re a yogi who has already completed a 200-hour YTT, and now you’re ready to step into the space beyond asana, to learn and embody traditional teachings such as Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa Krama and The Mahavidyas.
  • You want to deepen your relationship to your practice and share from a more authentic place, to attract and build a loyal student base who can feel the truth in what you are offering.
  • You’re a lifelong learner, who wants to grow and develop into a confident and impactful yoga teacher.
  • You feel called to expand and discover what makes you special and unique, to meet your Dharma so you can fulfil your soul’s unique purpose.
  • You’re ready to put yourself first and fill up your own cup so it overflows into your teaching and life.
  • You want to learn how to embody the divine feminine, to enjoy a softer, more fluid approach to life.

Imagine the future version of you who...

  • Shows up confidently everyday, impacting the world from a place of intuition and deep authenticity.
  • Is thriving with access to the next level of meaning and purpose for your life.
  • Shares unique and transformative teachings that differentiate and elevate you as a teacher, and your offerings.
  • Completes a profound 10-month journey of self enquiry, and reaches a deep, rich and embodied understanding of self and yoga.
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EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

This comprehensive 300 hour training, led in collaboration by Karina Guthrie and Natalie Backman, blossoms from the roots of the sublime teachings of Sri Vidya.

“Our intention for this training is to create a brave and innovative space in which to develop both your personal practice and teaching - as well as your life and purpose 'off the mat.'  Through an in-depth study of the Mahavidyas: the ten Wisdom Goddesses of Tantra, we will endeavor to embody the many facets of the Divine, in a systematic - yet exploratory way.

Guided by the correlation between the Mahavidyas and the Yamas and Niyamas of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, this training will offer opportunities for evolution in both esoteric and highly practical ways.  While the training will undoubtedly stimulate your intellect, our priority is to provide direct experience.  And while discipline is an ever important element of progress on this path, we will invite you to soften toward devotion.”

Starting September 3rd 2021

300 hours | 10 Months | 10 Modules of exploration

client love

"Karina is my compass in this very confusing yoga world. I live on the other side of the world but she has always been there when I needed her. 

It is amazing to have a teacher who is so knowledgeable and also has an amazing way of sharing her knowledge. She never uses mystical language to create an illusion of ‘yogicness’. She is a genuine yogi, walking her path, continuously questioning and expanding. 

I am very proud to be trained by her and I am still seeking ways to learn from her."

ZEYNEP, TURKEY

"I’ve never experienced classes with more depth and wisdom. One of my favourite things about her teaching might be her gift to put sensations that are normally hard to describe into words. I used to call it Karina’s ability to “paint pictures with words“, which you can experience not only in her classes and lectures but also in written form online. 

I’m very grateful to call Karina my teacher. I highly recommend learning from her. It’ll help you to dig deeper not only in your personal practice or your own way of teaching, but to evolve as a person and in life itself.”

SARAH, GERMANY

"As a teacher, Karina’s attention to detail and intentional teaching style sets her apart, but it is her knowledge, experience, and way of communicating that makes her an incredible trainer and mentor. 

Karina is professional, down to earth, funny, and shares the tradition of yoga in a way that is tangible, digestible and relatable. I feel so honoured to learn from someone who demonstrates such integrity as a teacher and as a human being.

Karina embodies the teachings of yoga, which I believe is a true reflection of her own dedication and commitment to practice.  

BECS, CANADA

meet your teachers...

Your Teachers - Karina

Karina Guthrie

I practice and teach within a traditional yogic lineage - many thousands of years old - it’s these teachings I offer in this training: ‘ancient wisdom for modern yogis’.

After a trip to Bali as an initiate of the Sri Vidya Tradition, I quit my PhD, resigned from my job and gave myself to a new path.

I have been the lead teacher/co-teacher on over forty 200h and 300h teacher training programs. This course integrates all the learnings from my career to date, to create a comprehensive, transformative and empowering program.

I’m ready to facilitate this journey for you, and can’t wait to get started!

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Natalie Backman

Joining me as co-teacher is my dear friend Natalie, a 500h yoga alliance registered Teacher Trainer and Mentor with 18 year’s experience in yoga and 7 years sharing it’s sacred teachings.

An initiate of the Sri Vidya Tradition, Natalie found a way to express her spirituality after reading ‘sacred pleasure’ by Riane Eisler, which shifted her paradigm on the misconceptions embodied surrounding patriarchy.

Natalie's teaching and methodology is a modern approach to Traditional Tantric Yoga weaving together Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, Yoga Nidra, Mantra, Meditation, and more. She teaches only what she has embodied through practice and direct experience.

What’s included

FLEXIBLE & ACCESSIBLE FORMATS

This 300 hour (10 month) training includes 10 modules of pre-recorded online video lectures, study material, guided home practices and supporting resources such as journaling exercises, as well as a live interactive group study weekend each month with Karina & Natalie.

ONLINE TRAINING LIBRARY

We’ve been conscious to build in space for integration and a deep experience into each module. You’re free to dive into the content in a way that suits your schedule, and can conveniently learn each month’s material at your own pace.

PRIVATE COMMUNITY GROUP

You’ll be taking this journey with a group of like-minded, heart-led, motivated yogis from all over the world. You’ll be supporting, sharing and refining the learnings together inside a private social platform.

You’ll also be paired up with a support partner throughout the training who will help to ensure you’re progressing through the content (and make sure you feel held). You’ll do the same for them. This way, we’ll be building a meaningful community of connection and support amongst each other during our time together.

OPTIONAL 3-MONTH BRIDGING COURSE

In recognition of the fact that many students will come from different 200h training experiences, we’re offering this bridging program to provide an opportunity to refresh and solidify your foundational knowledge, and ensure that we start on the same page once the course begins.

What we'll revisit together:
Vinyasa Krama July 3rd (1pm Pacific + July 4th 8am NZ)
Subtle Body (July 31st 1pm + August 1st 8am NZ)
Sankhya Worldview + Tantric Worldview (August 28th 1pm + August 29th 8am)

ACTIVE SUPPORT

To overcome any limitations that might be present in the online format, we will have ‘office hours’ every month where you can jump on a Zoom call, ask questions and receive support. You will also have access to mentoring with both Natalie and Karina during the training.

RETREAT

As part of the course we'll be hosting an in-person retreat where we'll solidify and integrate the learnings together, as well as enjoy the in-person experiences that a retreat offers. We're keeping a close eye on our destination of choice and are tbd on location due to pandemic considerations. We are also exploring an option for those of you who are unable to travel, so you'll have a retreat experience to look forward to too. Once confirmed we'll share further information.

Bonuses

Throughout the course, you’ll have access to bonus training and workshops with some incredible guest teachers;

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Tracee Stanley
Tracee has over 20 years of experience teaching the traditions of the Himalayan Masters and Sri Vidya Tantra. The focus of Tracee’s teaching honours life as a ritual and she will share her wisdom from areas such as yoga nidra, meditation, self-inquiry, nature as a teacher, and ancestor reverence

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Mirabelle D’Cunha
Mirabelle is in an intimate relationship with yoga as a breathing experience and has been on the path of living yoga for 19 years, studying with swamis (monks) and teachers from the Sivananda Saraswati lineage and at Mumbai University. As a mentor, teacher trainer and coach, Mirabelle is experienced in supporting committed yogis through providing a space for them to “unplug from urgency, into deep trust and allowing”.

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Dr Kavitha Chinnaiyan
Dr. Kavitha is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. An expert researcher in the field of cardiology, Dr Kavitha is also an expert in Tantra, Advaita Vedanta, Yoga and Āyurveda having studied with the best teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses and writings strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways.

What we’ll be exploring together…

This curated curriculum will transform your personal practice and teaching practice, as well as your life and purpose ‘off the mat’.

A detailed exploration of the Mahavidyas (the 10 Wisdom Goddesses) through the vehicles of asana practice, mantra, meditation and contemplative practices. We’ll take one of the Mahavidyas as our focus each month, during which time we’ll also explore the relationship between the Mahavidyas and a system of yogic ethics we know well by now (the yamas and niyamas).

LIVE WEEKEND TRAINING DATES

We will meet one weekend/month via Zoom. On Friday evenings, and full days on Saturday and Sunday. Our Friday night gatherings will be a conversational meander through the subject matter for the module, as well as an introduction to the Mahavidya which will be guiding us through that month. 

The course begins in September, and each live weekend session corresponds as closely as possible with that month's New Moon:

September 3-5
October 1-3
November 5-7
December 3-5
January 7-8
February 4-6
March 4-6
(Retreat tbc Mexico / Costa Rica)
April 1-3
April 29-May 1
June TBD

What you will gain

when you complete this 300hr Training...

  • You’ll become an intuitive and heart-led yogi impacting the world with confidence, grace and deep authenticity.
  • You’ll show up as a self-assured and engaging teacher, with clarity on the meaning and purpose for your life.
  • With an elevated understanding and vision of the Yoga landscape, you’ll offer an embodied teaching practice that enables you to stand out from the crowd as a unique and transformative teacher.
  • You’ll enjoy an expanded and deepened connection to self and to your practice, showing up in a more powerful and compassionate way.
  • You’ll join a global community of like-minded heart-led yogis.

client love

"Karina is my compass in this very confusing yoga world. I live on the other side of the world but she has always been there when I needed her. 

It is amazing to have a teacher who is so knowledgeable and also has an amazing way of sharing her knowledge. She never uses mystical language to create an illusion of ‘yogicness’. She is a genuine yogi, walking her path, continuously questioning and expanding. 

I am very proud to be trained by her and I am still seeking ways to learn from her."

ZEYNEP, TURKEY

"I’ve never experienced classes with more depth and wisdom. One of my favourite things about her teaching might be her gift to put sensations that are normally hard to describe into words. I used to call it Karina’s ability to “paint pictures with words“, which you can experience not only in her classes and lectures but also in written form online. 

I’m very grateful to call Karina my teacher. I highly recommend learning from her. It’ll help you to dig deeper not only in your personal practice or your own way of teaching, but to evolve as a person and in life itself.”

SARAH, GERMANY

"As a teacher, Karina’s attention to detail and intentional teaching style sets her apart, but it is her knowledge, experience, and way of communicating that makes her an incredible trainer and mentor. 

Karina is professional, down to earth, funny, and shares the tradition of yoga in a way that is tangible, digestible and relatable. I feel so honoured to learn from someone who demonstrates such integrity as a teacher and as a human being.

Karina embodies the teachings of yoga, which I believe is a true reflection of her own dedication and commitment to practice.  

BECS, CANADA

AN ACT OF PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL SELF CARE

This 300 hour training, guided by the correlation between the Yoga Sutra and Mahavidyas, includes all the major (and minor) traditional teachings. You’ll embark on a journey of transformation, developing and refining your skills and knowledge as a yogi and teacher to embody advanced traditional teachings.

In completing this course successfully, you’ll receive a 300-hour certificate registered with Yoga Alliance.

INVESTMENT

The investment total for this training is $5,108, which includes;
10 months of tuition, individual mentoring support and accommodation during our week long in-person retreat in March 2022.

Initial Deposit: $500 

Tailored payment plans for the remaining investment.

We are offering two scholarship placements for this course, so if that’s something you’re interested in, please make a note of it on your application form.

Got any questions?

Send me an email and I'll happily share more info with you!

karina@karinaguthrieyoga.com

@karina.guthrie

Frequently Asked Questions

The course content will be available from 3rd September 2021

At the end of the 10 month training you will have access to the content for a further 3 months, and can revisit the content as often as you wish.

Once you have successfully completed your training and assessment you will receive a Certified Yoga Teacher certificate and be eligible to teach yoga at the 300 Hour level, with the option to register with Yoga Alliance.

End the end of the 10-months course you'll be required to complete a knowledge assessment, a summary of your practice journal and a video submission of your teaching. We'll share a knowledge assessment for each month/module to help you stay on track with integrating the learnings as we progress together. 

Yes, absolutely! Although it is a high level of commitment, we’ve designed the course to allow time for integration and embodiment of the learnings, as well as flexibility to work through the assigned content at your own pace ahead of the live session each month.

We are open to payment plans, so if that’s something you’re interested in, just make a note of it on your application form.