Yoga Teacher Training

Begins August 25th, 2017 SOLD OUT!

Designed to inspire personal growth through the study of Yoga…  The program is built with one of two endpoints – to create beginning teachers who lead classes which inspire, or to heal & deepen one’s personal connection with yoga asana and philosophy.  

Why is our training unique?  Because we focus on enabling strong teachers right out of training so that your skills can be put to use whether by working in the community, advocating for yoga in corporate environments, teaching in a studio setting or simply improving your personal practice and connection to yoga.  If you are not interested in teaching, we view this as personal development.  Our goal is to cultivate YOUR voice.  

Our training unique is directed by Annelise Lonidier, owner of {sacred} thread’s three Atlanta studios and assisted by {sacred} thread teachers .  This year’s program is a 200HR Immersion that gives a foundation in anatomy, sequencing, philosophy, subtle body anatomy, mantra, meditation, trauma-sensitivity, hands on adjustments, prenatal yoga, yin yoga and a strong vinyasa structure, which will earn you a 200HR Yoga Alliance Certified RYT.

Faculty for 2017 include:

Annelise Lonidier; alignment, sequencing, philosophy, chakras, and mudras

Meryl Arnett; pranayama, meditation, seva, and trauma-sensitivity training

Octavia Raheem; yin & restorative

Stefanie Boettle; mantra & hands on adjustments

Vanya Francis; prenatal

Malerie Golgan; finding your voice as a young teacher & partner yoga


Our program is weekend-based so we ask you block off Friday evening from 6:00-9:30PM, Saturday from 10:00-8:00PM and Sunday form 11:00-7:00PM on training weekends.

Hours and Studio Location will Occasionally Vary but will ALWAYS fall within these times.  Most Modules will be in the Old Fourth Ward space, however we may occasionally rotate to our East Atlanta or Hapeville studios.

Training Weekends are:

Aug 25-27

Sept 8-10

Sept 22-24

Oct 7-9

Oct 22

Nov 3-5

Nov 17-19

Dec 1-3

Dec 5-17

Jan 5-7

Jan 19-20

Feb 2-3

Make Up Dates are:  Oct 21st, Jan 13, Jan 28th.  You will be allowed to attend up to 10 hours of make up time during one of these weekends. Additional time (up to 20 hrs) can be made up through private (at cost to student) sessions with lead teachers.


We carefully select participants so that they are prepared for the curriculum.  Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  We typically require 18 months of practice..  If you’re newer to yoga, please contact us to set up a face-to-face meeting.  The most important piece is the willingness to commit fully to this process!  We’ve had yogis of all experience levels and even ages (our youngest graduate was 15 when she started training!) but the common thread is commitment.

This is a small-group style training with a max participation of 14 students.  Most groups end in the 8-10 person range so you will be assured to receive a high level of exposure & interaction during this process.

Click for a PDF of our Application or email us at  APPLY EARLY as we prefer to maintain a small, intimate training environment and spaces will fill up fast.


$3200 Total Price includes training, binder & 25 Mandatory Classes at STY.  Save $ by securing your spot early.  The deposit price is $500 and will go toward your total.

Beyond your $500 Deposit, Payments will be 5 even installments on Aug 15th, Sept 15, Oct 15, Nov 15, and Dec 15

Included in Pricing:  Training Binder, 25 classes at {sacred} thread yoga, Trauma-Sensitivity training, & a Yoga Alliance Recognized 200 HR Certificate for RYT.


Our last Spring Info session is Saturday May 20th in East Atlanta from 12:30-1:00PM.  Come join us!

If you attend one of our spring info sessions and deposit before May 30th you’ll receive $450 Off your training!