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

- William Arthur Ward


We are delighted to launch our very first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program


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 (aka The Dream Team). 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 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
  • Restorative and 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: instruments and holding a safe space
  • Playlist Curation – creating a sonic journey
  • The Human Voice, The Teacher Voice, The True Voice
  • Vocal meditation

Tool Box

  • Introduction to kids’ yoga
  • Introduction to prenatal yoga
  • The creative mind: Guided Techniques for Somatic and Emotional Pain Relief
  • Lymph cleansing practices
  • The power of Kundalini yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and the Chakras


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. The certificate can be used to apply to be a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. You will also be eligible for all future WOOM CENTER advanced training programs.


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.

MARCH 3 - MAY 27, 2018

Easter Weekend, March 30 – April 1
(11 Weekends Total)

10am-5:30pm, including a 1-hour lunch break

APRIL 23 – MAY 27
2-7pm, including a 30-minute break

Early bird

$3,200 by January 15, 2017

Early(ish) bird

$3,400 by January 31, 2018

Just a Bird

$3,600 from February 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.