Sankalpa Shakti Yoga

... is dedicated to educating teachers and students so that they can instruct or develop a home practice that is an inspiring and powerful class that utilizes the ancient technologies of  the Himalayan Masters including Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Ayurveda and more.  Our Yoga Teacher Training graduates have the unique ability to lead a yoga class that weaves asana, mantra, meditation, deep relaxation, ayurveda, subtle body energetics, visualization and pranayama into a dynamic vinyasa practice to offer a more potent and effective yoga experience that leads to transformation, freedom and joy in the everyday.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

Register for an Information Session

The Info Session Gives You:

  • A chance to meet your teachers

  • The ability to ask specific questions

  • Time to consider if this training is right for you

  • The opportunity to meet other interested students

Next Info Session

August 17th at 10am
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IN-PERSON in Topanga or ONLINE via zoom.

Learn More About the 200-Hour Training

Sankalpa Shakti Yoga is informed by the lineage of ParaYoga® and the desire to deepen the aspects of shraddha (faith), sankalpa (intention), willpower, svadharma (one's unique purpose), smarana (self-remembrance), svadyaya (self-study) and compassion.
This unbroken living lineage of self-mastery has been passed down from teacher to student for over 3000 years.  Tracee has been taught in this lineage and continues to be in direct relationship with teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker and his teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait by continuing advanced studies and spending time at the lineages spiritual homes, The Himalayan Institutes in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and Khadjuraho, India.

Who are the teachers?

The teaching faculty is comprised of some of the most senior teachers in Los Angeles. This collective of teachers brings forth the best in offering an integrated understanding of the philosophies and practices of the science of energy management known as Tantra. 

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Sankalpa Shakti Director - Tracee Stanley

Natalie Backman

Lead Trainer - Natalie Beckman

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Training Assistant - Christine Johnson


Training Assistant - Shivani Mehta


Training Assistant - Liesl Maggiore


What are the types of yoga that will be covered?

Tantra Vinyasa Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Restorative Yoga

What topics are covered in the 200-Hour Training?


The Four Desires- Living a Life of Purpose
The Secret of the Yoga Sutras  
Energetics of Sequencing
Vinyasa Krama
Anatomy of Yoga                  
Chakras, Koshas, Vayu's

Yoga Nidra
Parayoga Dynamics
Ayurveda- Lifestyle of Wellness
Taking the Seat of the Teacher
Empowering Your Voice
Sound Healing

What is the format of the training course?

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is scheduled over 10 monthly sessions. See above for the next scheduled training.

Who is this training for?

This training is for dedicated students and teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of the teachings of Yoga and Tantra from a place of embodied experience. The experiential nature of this training immerses the student into practices and teachings which will give them tools to understand themselves more deeply, allow them to transmit the teachings to others and to teach yoga as it was originally envisioned. 

Why is the training taught in 10 monthly modules?

Unlike other trainings where there may be a lot of information delivered and taught in a short amount of time, SSYTT training is offered in a style that allows the student to digest and process the material more thoroughly. Over the course of the 25-30 days between each module, students will be encouraged to practice the techniques for a concentrated period of time in order to understand and feel the effects of the practices and to more fully embody the teachings.

What is Vinyasa?

The word vinyasa has come to mean “flow” in todays modern yoga. But one of the other meanings of vinyasa is “to place in a special way”. It is how the postures are linked together that makes the difference. In ParaYoga® we link dynamic postures together with pranayama, bandha’s, mudra’s, mantra, kriya, meditation and bhavana and in so doing we create a “vinyasa krama” or wise progression that brings an alchemical formula into our teaching that allows us to deliver a desired effect. It is knowing what to teach, when to teach it, for how long and to what effect that is the “vinyasa” that is important in SSYTT. It is with this knowledge that we can sequence a practice that suits the needs of the individual. And we start that process by turning the mirror on ourselves and learning what practice is best suited for us as the student. 

What if I miss a session?

Sessions can be made up with home study, book reports and in person make up sessions. All sessions will be recorded and there is a Skype in option if you are out of town. 

Will I be certified after this training?

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 SSYTT teacher. 

Is a payment plan available?

Yes, after the $750 deposit is paid, you can begin . Please email Tracee to make an inquiry about the payment plan. Your deposit is non-refundable and can be used for private sessions with Tracee.


Earlybird Price


Reserve your spot with a $750 deposit. Must be paid in full by August 5th. Full Price after August 5th is $3250 and is due in full by August 30th.

Payment Plan

$750 Deposit + $250/month for 10 months

Reserve your spot with a $750 deposit. Begin your ten monthly auto-payment plan beginning the following month that the deposit is paid.

Training Location:

Topanga, CA


September 14-15. 2019
October 12-13, 2019
November 9-10, 2019
December 14-15, 2019
January 11-12, 2020
February 22-23, 2020
March 28-29, 2020
April 25-26, 2020
May 23-24, 2020
June 13-14, 2020

Taking Applications for September 2019