The 2020 CHAKTI Yoga Teacher Training is officially happening in January 2020. This 50-Hour certification is intended for those students seriously interested in learning to teach the practice of CHAKTI Yoga. All pre-requisites are listed below and it is also highly recommended that you are a regular attendee of CHAKTI Yoga classes.


CHAKTI Yoga is an energetic, empowered flow of yoga. Good beats. Wild. Free. Inspired to fuel your chakras and fuse your mind and body into a powerful relationship of self-love. From Kundalini foundations to HIIT, be prepared for conscious and free movement. You will sweat, strengthen and smile. All levels welcome.

ABOUT Lauren McAbee

Lauren is the owner of Essential Thrive, a company that promotes wellness from every angle of life – CHAKTI Yoga, doTERRA essential oils, Holistic Living. Her passion is to help other people achieve optimal health through a wellness approach that encompasses the mind, body & spirit.

“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel…. I want to change that,” says Lauren.

Lauren is the creator and founder of CHAKTI Yoga, a Yoga Alliance, E-RYT instructor, CHEK exercise coach, ACE personal trainer and PowerHouse Pilates Instructor.

A strong, tattooed yoga instructor leads a group of radiant women in a CHAKTI Yoga Teacher Training

Lauren McAbee leads CHAKTI Yoga Teacher Training in Charlotte, NC.

REQUIREMENTS (50-Hour Certificate)

  • Letter of Intent that acts as your application
  • 200 RYT (or currently seeking certification)
  • Attend CHAKTI 101 (offered 2x per year)
  • Attend Shakti Awakening (offered 2x per year)
  • $10/month ongoing education with monthly group call/meditation



  • What is CHAKTI Yoga
  • Energetic Anatomy
  • Practice & Movements of CHAKTI Yoga
  • Shakti Awakens
  • CHAKTI Yoga Virtues
  • Yamas & Niyamas


  • Freedom in Movement
  • Teacher Development
  • Sankalpa / Mantra
  • Demo Day


Location: the space | 933 Louise Ave. Charlotte, NC
January 10: 5-9pm
January 11: 10am-7pm (break 11am-12pm)
January 12: 10am-4pm (break 12:30-1:30pm)
January 17: 5-9pm
January 18: 10am-7pm (break 11am-12pm)
January 19: 10am-4pm (break 12:30-1:30pm)

***Upon completion of the 2nd weekend, each student must offer and teach (5) Community Practice Classes in order to obtain their final certification. Lauren will sign off on the 5th class and at that time an official certification will be granted (with proof of insurance and 200 HR RYT). Note: These (5) classes to be completed within four months of the Teacher Training.

COST | $950
Deposit: $150 (non-refundable) due upon signing up.
1st Payment: $400 Due October 1, 2019
2nd Payment: $400 Due January 1, 2020


Venmo: @essentialthrive
Please send $150 (non-refundable) deposit
***In the “NOTES” section of either PayPal or Venmo, please add:
Your first and last name
Your email address


Love & gratitude, always <3