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

– William Arthur Ward



The program covers and breaks 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 is led by WOOM Yoga Director Francesca Bove and co-founders
Elian and David Zach-Shemesh. Together with two master teachers (aka, The
Masters), our senior WOOM Guides and 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 provides a blueprint for
integrating the physical, psychological, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga,
meditation, and sound vibration into life, and tools on how to share 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 a 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 expanded 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 training program will hold a strict attendance policy and all sessions must be fully attended. Every
absence of over 1 hour will need to be made up by scheduling a private session with one of the leading
guides, for the rate of $150-$250 per hour. 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 official training manual, and
there will be additional readings you will be responsible to purchase.

October 3 – December 20, 2020

Saturdays + Sundays


The program will break on Thanksgiving Weekend


Early Bird
by March 25

Early(ish) Bird
by July 25

Just a Bird
from July 26

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.