Advanced Teacher Training

Kula for Karma provides specialized, in-depth trainings for yoga teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work with clients recovering from Trauma or Addiction, as well as a standalone training in Yoga for Eating Disorders.

Our trainings are founded on our 11 years of clinical experience working with patients and students in hospitals, rehab centers, shelters, prisons, yoga studios, and other environments, and informed by the latest research and treatment methodologies. Each training is led by qualified experts in the field, and includes both theory and practical applications that are vetted by our medical advisory board. Students finish our trainings with a deeper awareness of the issues their clients face, how to modify traditional therapeutic yoga and meditation practices to suit client needs, and how to work with client triggers and special needs in real-life settings.

Kula for Karma instructors are required to complete a Kula training (or demonstrate equivalent training and experience) in order to teach to these sensitive populations.

Kula for Karma teachers are required to have a 200-hr yoga teacher certification, along with additional training and experience.

Practicum includes:
Lesson plan development, mentoring, observing, & teaching
CEUs are available

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Upcoming Trainings

Yoga for Recovery from Eating Disorders
with Melanie Struble and Jen Kraft
Saturday, April 6, 2019

 Advanced Teacher Training: Yoga for Mental Health: Trauma and Addiction
with Dr. Deborah Lubetkin
February 9th 2019 & February 10th 2019
11 AM-6 PM

Mindful Meditation Immersion: Inspiring Well-Being from the Inside Out
with Michele Sapanaro
Five Webinar Sessions
January 8, 2019 - February 5, 2019

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"I cannot imagine what would be happening with this class had I not had [Charlotte's] training. I just cannot thank you enough for putting a training program together that gives us what we need to know and what we need to do in a way that allows us to apply it successfully right out of the gate." - Student of Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients Advanced Teacher Training


Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training

Yoga for Recovery from Eating Disorders

A Workshop at The Body Positive Works Studio: 96 East Allendale Avenue, Saddle River, NJ. 07458
Saturday, April 6, 2019: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM

While offering a solid overview of the clinical aspects of Eating Disorders and Negative Body Image, this training focuses on the practical application of yoga techniques. Training provides 10 CEUs with 8 Contact hours

We explore:

  • Why Yoga is Beneficial for Eating Disorders and Negative Body Image

  • How to use Yoga to heal and not harm

  • Connecting the eight limbs of Yoga and the Chakras to body image

  • Essential concepts including: Cognitive Shifting, Body Shaming & Mindfulness

  • How to incorporate Pranayama, Asana, & Meditation

  • The mind-body connection

  • And more

Melanie Struble, LCSW, LCADC, and owner of BIB
Jen Kraft, 200-Hour RYT and owner of BIB

Investment: $200 ($100 for Kula volunteer teachers)

Advanced Teacher Training for Mental Health: Trauma and Addiction

with Dr. Deborah Lubetkin
When: Saturday February 9th & Sunday February 10th: 11:00-6:00
LocationBody Positive Works 96 East Allendale Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458
For: Yoga Teachers, Therapists, Medical Caregivers, and anyone interested in an immersive training in this subject.
Training provides 14 CEUs with 12 contact hours
There will be a two hour practicum following the training. Completion of the practicum is necessary for certification.

In this training, we explore:

  • The benefits of yoga for Trauma & Addiction

  • The physiology of Stress, Trauma & Addiction

  • Current research on the effects of Yoga for T & A

  • Application of Yoga Philosophy to T &A

  • Developing a new framework for teachers to “read the room”

  • Application of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Meditation & Yoga Nidra

  • Transformative Themes for Specialized Yoga classes

  • Self-Care for the Yoga Teacher

Faculty: Dr. Deborah Lubetkin (click for bio)

Investment:  $400  ($200 for Kula for Karma volunteer teachers)

Mindful Meditation Immersion: Inspiring Well-Being from the Inside Out

Five Live Webinar Sessions with Michele Sapanaro

Training Objectives:

  • Learn how to teach Kula’s Mindfulness Meditation based on the 3 Pillars of Practice: Commitment, Consistency, Accumulation

  • Develop Teaching Skills for leading groups and guiding students with confidence and authenticity

  • Gain skill and knowledge to teach classes meditation practices in a secular manner

  • Investigate the obstacles of meditation, brain science of mediation, and explore simple mindful movements to prepare for practice

  • Deepen your own practice: Get in touch with your own vulnerability and learn how to view it as a source of power.


  • Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5

  • 7 PM – 9 PM

  • Mandatory class attendance

  • Practice time and homework approximately 2.5 additional hours per week

  • Total course approximately 18 hours

Faculty: Michele Sapanaro (click for bio)

Registration: $325.00 ($150 for Kula volunteer teachers)

Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Trainings
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Trainings
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training