The mediocre teacher tells.The good teacher explains.The superior teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires.

– William Arthur Ward


We are delighted to launch anohter 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program,

September-December 2018!

The program will cover and break down into detail the various elements that create the WOOM Yoga Experience. Primarily, a deep dive into the physical and esoteric aspects of yoga and sound, and how to integrate them into one cohesive transformative practice.

The program will be led by WOOM Yoga Director Francesca Bove and co-founders Elian and David Zach-Shemesh. Together with our trio of master teachers (aka, The Masters), a panel of visiting lecturers (aka, The Guest Stars), and our group of devoted mentors (aka, The Spirit Guides), you will learn to incorporate the therapeutic qualities of vinyasa yoga with sound vibration to create challenging and nurturing sequences.

The WOOM CENTER Yoga Teacher Training will provide you with a blueprint for integrating the physical, psychological, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga, meditation and sound vibration into your life and sharing this experience with others.

The program meets and exceeds yoga alliance 200 hour requirements, and will allow you to register as a 200 hour YA-certified teacher upon completion.


The WOOM Yoga Experience is complete mind-body-spirit immersion combining the therapeutic properties of vinyasa yoga and sound vibration.

Our signature experiences include vocal toning, the use of overtone-emitting instruments, and a strong focus on creative asana sequencing and repetition. Hands-on assists, blindfolded segments, our essential oil mist, and fresh elixirs, and an audio/visual system are also featured in order to facilitate a stimulating, sense-enhancing environment for the practice.

Seamlessly blending ancient practices of yoga and meditation with a futuristic flavor for technology, the method creates a space for practitioners to experience higher states of consciousness and cultivate a passion for the complexity of the journey, the simplicity of its essence, and the undeniable connection of everything and everyone.


WOOM Method

  • WOOM Sequencing
  • Anatomy
  • Pranayama
  • Supportive practice: Intelligent use of props
  • Katonah Yoga philosophy and practice
  • Reading the WOOM: Adapting sequences to fit both beginners and advanced practitioners
  • Assists: Using touch effectively in yoga asana
  • Setting a cohesive intention for the practice and threading it through

Sound School

  • Sound Theory: The therapeutic and psychedelic properties of sound
  • Sound Practicum: Playing instruments and holding a safe space
  • Playlist Curation: Creating a sonic journey
  • The Most Powerful Instrument: How to use your voice
  • Vocal Meditation

Tool Box

  • Introduction to Prenatal Yoga
  • The Creative Mind: Guided Techniques for Somatic and Emotional Pain Relief
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Sutras, Chakras and Koshas
  • bodyART®: Functional movement based on the traditional Chinese Medicine and physical therapy principles
  • Introduction to Restorative Yoga
  • The Business of Yoga: How to make a living as a yoga teacher


The training program will hold a strict attendance policy. All sessions must be fully attended. For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private session with one of the leading guides, for the rate of $150. For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2-hour private session with one of the leading guides, for a rate of $250. We will not grant a certification for a participant who missed more than 2 days of training, and will need to make it up over the following training.


WOOM Yoga Teacher Training includes the required weekend sessions below in addition to
25 hours of Spirit Guide groups, practice sessions, and observe/assist several WOOM Yoga
Experiences. You’ll be provided with The WOOM Testament, our ofcial training manual, and
there will be additional readings you will be responsible to purchase.


Thanksgiving Weekend, November 23 – 25
(11 Weekends Total)


Early Bird$3,250

By August 10, 2018

Early(ish) Bird$3,450

By August 31, 2018

Just a Bird$3,650

From September 1, 2018

We require a $300 deposit. It is non-refundable, and will be due within a week of acceptance notice.

Please inquire about our payment plan options.