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200-Hour "Satsanga" Yoga Teacher Training & Practitioner Immersion Program

Apply Now for 2024

Yoga Alliance Certified Program 2024

Supernova Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) is pleased to be inviting applications for our  “Satsanga” 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Practitioner Immersion Program. Our 2023 program provides in-depth study of yoga and mentorship for experienced practitioners pursing Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification and excellence in teaching. It is also open to anyone interested in deepening practice and study of yoga (svatyaya). Teacher Training students will participate in all classes and will complete all requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification. Practitioner Immersion students will have access to all classes and will forego all teacher certification requirements such as assessments, student teaching, etc.

As part of the program, all students will have unlimited access to all Supernova yoga classes for the duration of the program at no additional charge.


Program Ethos & Essence

Our program is inspired by the notion of “Satsanga,” a Sanskrit term meaning, in the company (sanga) of purity or truth (sat). Oriented by this ethos, we foster a rich learning environment and a supportive community based on thoughtful and open inquiry, mutual respect, and focused study. We share dedication to the pursuit of truth and expanded awareness through the study and practice of yoga’s wisdom tradition.

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Program Teachers

Christina Hermann (Ph. D., RYT-500, YACEP, Owner, Lead Trainer) and Jill Kalcich (M.D., RYT-500, Trainer) lead the program. It will be structured to be sensitive to participants schedules and responsibilities. It is roughly organized into a 14-16 week model. The in-depth and integrative nature of our program intends to provide confidence in teaching with diverse groups of students. The experience is an opportunity for personal transformation irrespective of whether you aspire to gain teaching certification or whether you mean to and deepen and refine your practice.   

Christina Hermann (Ph.D, RYT-500, YACEP, Owner, Lead Trainer)

Christina holds a B.A in History and Anthropology, an M.A. in American History, and a Ph.D in Atlantic History from Michigan State University. She has in-depth training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and over a decade of devoted daily practice. She approaches practice and teaching as a healing art, one that was fundamental to her own recovery from a debilitating injury. She sees the transformative power of yoga not only as a vehicle for greater self-awareness but also as a fundamental means to act in our world, one divided against itself, and unravel the unbridled patterns and conditioning driving mass extinction and as a way to realize a way of being that honors all existence.



Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification Teacher Training: $3,000



Classes will be held in-person at the Supernova Yoga studio located in downtown Calumet at 220 5th Street Calumet, Michigan 49913

* Prices include unlimited access to all Supernova yoga classes for the duration of the program.

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Basis for Study and Practice

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are our basis of study. This foundation is not only fundamental to practice and teaching. It is also definitive of yoga itself. We draw from Ashtanga Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga as fully embodied traditions. By creating linkages between these styles, we offer a distinctive approach, one adapting classical forms to modern conditions. In this effort, we combine The Four Pillars, posture (asana), dedicated breathwork (pranayama), chanting (mantra), and meditation (dyana) into daily practice.  Instruction in postural practice draws from the intelligent design of Ashtanga Vinyasa’s therapy yoga (yoga chakitsa) and nerve cleansing (nadi shodana).  Honoring yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, we pay mind to self-practice, modifications, and accessibility for everyone. We also deepen understanding of yogic lifestyles (Ayeurveda). We meet students and ourselves exactly where we are at with progressive, systematic, and individuated postural awareness and sequencing. Our work means to our integrate practice into our daily to lives  and diminish suffering for ourselves and in the world.  

Jill Kalcich (M.D., RYT-500, Trainer)

Jill has studied and practiced yoga for over twenty years.  It was essential to her ability to manage stress during medical school and her residency.  In 2014, she took her first Kundalini Yoga class and found a way to deeply connect to the energetic and therapeutic aspects of the practice. She is passionate about sharing yoga with others.  She completed her first formal training in Hawaii and has been teaching yoga since then. She has continued study with Kia Miller. When Jill is not doing yoga or practicing medicine, you can find her hiking with her family, gardening, or enjoying a good book

To Apply:           

Applications are on a rolling basis.

Applications can be submitted online here or downloaded for printing through this link.



Have questions? Feel free to call or email us! (810) 908-3370

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