We want to wish our Summer 2019 Intensive graduates congratulations on a serious accomplishment! Getting up a 7am every day and immersing themselves in the practice was not always easy. We have loved having your beautiful yogic presence in our studio, and we can’t wait to see where you go next! Did you miss the 2019 immersion? There’s always next year!

Om Shala Yoga and Soma Yoga Institute Present

2020 Summer Intensive Format 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

With Peggy Profant and Samantha Akers

June 18-July 6, 2020

Details TBA

Note the information below this line is for the 2019 Immersion. We are working to get our 2020 season schedule details up to date, but this will give you a great idea of what a summer immersion program is all about! Please do not hesitate to reach out to our program coordinator with any questions.

Om Shala Yoga is pleased to bring this 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program to the Arcata, California community. Includes Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Alignment Principles & the Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health. This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework. The instruction will cover a wide range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life-affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in yoga poses.

Are you ready to immerse yourself into supported practice, join a loving community and take the first steps toward sharing Yoga with others?

We hope you will join us on the beautiful redwood coast and find community, friendship and a transformative intensive program—whether you are ready to teach or simply feel called to a deep dive into your personal practice.


About Peggy:

Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500, and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Is on a lifelong path of yoga and taking its insightful teachings into all areas of her life. She first discovered the practice in 1980 and began teaching it to others in 1997. Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara are the schools in which have influenced her practice. As one who lives courageously from her heart, she passionately teaches her classes with meaningful yogic themes while keeping a keen attention to alignment. In addition to yoga, being in nature and with her family is where she finds her deepest joy and peace. Peggy is the founder and previous owner of Om Shala Yoga in Arcata and has been leading workshops, retreats and trainings since 2003.

About Sam:

Samantha Akers began practicing yoga in 2000, after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. She credits Restorative Yoga and meditation, to her healing. She began teaching yoga in 2002, receiving her first certification in Hatha and Kundalini with Karuna Yoga in Los Angeles. She went on to graduate from her 500 hour program in 2009. She then became increasingly interested in the Therapeutic Style of Iyengar Yoga and studied Therapeutics with Judith Lasater, Leeann Carey and Russ Pfeiffer. Samantha is also a massage therapist, specializing in combining mindfulness with bodywork, earning her certification from one of the only 1000 hour programs in Los Angeles, in 2009.

She is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and sees over 50 private students a month, mixing modalities of yoga, meditation and bodywork.

She began studying mediation with Pema Chodron in 2000. Her current teachers are Shinzen Young and George Haas at Against the Stream in LA.


Tuition and Payment Plans


Price includes yoga teacher training program tuition and a Yoga Teacher Training manual.

Early Bird Tuition: $2,450 (if $500 paid by April 15th, and full balance paid by start date)

Regular Tuition: $2650 (after April 15th)

Payment Plans are available with a $500 Deposit.

Daily Schedule


Our Graduates Say:

"It was very challenging in the beginning, but it felt amazing to commit to something, honor myself, and love myself. I learned so much about my body, how to ground myself and how to trust my intuition even when I am scared."

"I really enjoyed this training. I feel so much more confident in myself and my yoga knowledge. I feel strong and beautiful."

"I would most definitely recommend this training to others, whether thy want to teach or not."

"Thank you both, this pushed me far beyond the ways that I see the world and approach it" JJ

"I got so much more out of this than I could have imagined was possible in 3 weeks"CW

"I really appreciate the patience, constant positivity and support. Peggy and Sam are great teachers and role models for us." CW

"I love the yoga training. I feel confident in my ability to teach people how to protect their bodies. I 100% recommend this training to others! The space, love and the program itself is nurturing and I personally have felt so safe here. " KS

" I learned that even as an elder I am able to "start where I am" and I feel empowered by this practice. Elders tend to feel they are ending and it's good to now that  we can begin where we are no matter what our age." LR

"Peggy and Sam are even more amazing, deep and wise than I knew them to be and I am so very fortunate to share time and space with them." LR

"Thank you and I love you both so much! I really felt like I got one of the best YTT experiences out there.It's a lot to take in and I feel there is a long road ahead, but I feel well equipped and prepared to start then next chapter of this quest" BR

The greatest teachers gift us with simple truths, in ways we can easily understand, through their empathy, through their language. We need teachers of every kind of voice, from all walks of life, so that inner freedom may be tasted by all.

What will you share with the world?