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----Teacher Training---


TT Begins June 1st!!

Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher or deepening your practice?  Our teacher training will accomplish both goals. 

Our program is a unique and inspired curriculum that will lead you on an ardent journey into the classical and authentic roots of yoga!!  The heart of the program lies in blending the ancient with the modern.

 Our program is a 6 month intensive training, meeting two times a week, Thursday evening and Saturday afternoons for 6 months.

Our training covers:
-Yoga Techniques and Philosophies
-Anatomy and physiology
-Yoga ethics
-Ayurvedic Principles and techniques
-Teaching methodology and Practical applications

Rey Candelaria, BS, ERYT will lead the training along with Master Teacher Daren Friesen, Founder of Moksha Yoga Chicago

Fran Candelaria, LMT, MPH, RYT will provide anatomy and physiology seminars.
Please call Rey at 219-712-5253 for any questions related to Teacher Training.
An application can be sent to any one inquiring about teacher training.

Early Bird - $3,000.00 due by May
$300 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance to Program
Two payment plan
$300 Non-refundable deposit and Payment in Full by June 1st - -$3,200.00
Six payment Plan
$300 Non-refundable deposit and six equal payments

Daren Friesen is the director and founder of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, an independent and authentic source of yoga classes, workshops, and trainings. An enthusiastic student and passionate teacher, his challenging style of vinyasa flow incorporates the full scope of Tantric techniques, including asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas. For over 25 years, Daren has taught in Chicago and the suburbs and has trained hundreds of teachers, of which over 20 have opened and run studios around the Midwest. Daren travels to South India every winter to study with his teacher, Acharya Shankaranarayana, in Mysore, South India, going deep into Vedic studies and practices. He also travels to Kovalam, Kerala, South India for Ayurvedic treatments and studies with Dr. Unni of Agastya Heritage Ayurvedic Retreat.

Moksha has hosted a variety of master teachers which have had a deep influence on Daren’s teachings. These master teachers include Aadil Palkhivala, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Saul David Raye, Ana Forrest, Maty Ezraty, Tim Miller, Leeann Carey and many others. Daren’s teachings are an eclectic mix and influenced by primarily Astanga and Vinyasa. He has taught since 1994 and has been practicing since 1989.

CALL REY AT 219-712-5253 FOR 



Shanti Wellness believes in providing opportunities for the entire community to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Through leadership, collaboration and teamwork we will continue to develop a fun and supportive environment filled with a wealth of options through which students, clients, patients, and web users can empower their mind and spirit while nurturing their physical self.  Shanti Wellness aspires to inspire our community to make a commitment to health and well-being through personalized attention and services designed to foster participation in regular physical activity, connection to self, access to information, connection with providers that foster continuous personal physical/mental improvement and enlightenment.



Shanti is focused on personalized services fostering connection to an array of providers focused on the health and wellbeing of the ENTIRE person.


  • We welcome you to arrive at the center 15 minutes before every scheduled class.

  • No Cell Phone Usage beyond lobby.

  • Please silence all cell phones upon arrival.

  • No Cell Phones are permitted in the yoga room.

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to class start time to peacefully arrive and check in for class.

  • Please know that doors are closed and classes are closed for check in 5 minutes after every scheduled class time. If you arrive 5 minutes after a scheduled class, we welcome you to attend the next offered class.

  • Please keep all conversations and voice levels low once checked in to respect the space of other students or clients receiving wellness services.

  • Please refrain from conversation or keep speaking voices at a whisper inside the yoga room supporting the preparation of a calm, focused mind, connected body, and a peaceful space to practice your journey within.

  • Please arrive to practice with clean clothes, clean mats, clean bodies, clean feet, and hands.

  • No gum chewing is allowed beyond studio lobby, please dispose upon arrival.

  • Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes, or strong colognes, in practice space to respect others who may have allergies or aromatic sensitivities.

  • Please be mindful to always wipe down and clean any rental mats and/or studio props that you use with provided all-natural cleaning wipes located in every practice studio.

  • Please respect the space we all share and wipe up any sweat or moisture around your personal practice space helping us to continually keep and provide clean, healthy space for all students to practice in.

  • If you are unable to remain present for the full practice length of class please notify teacher of your need to leave early prior to the start of class to see if this is permissible.

  • Please keep all valuables at home as Shanti Wellness Center regrets that we are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property.



Mon: 9:00am - 8:30pm

Tue: 9:00am - 8:30pm

Wed: 9:00am - 8:30pm

Thurs: 9:00am - 8:30pm

Fri: 9:00am - 6:30pm

Sat: 8:30am- 5:00pm

Sun: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Massage cancellations are subject to a same day cancellation fee of $25.00

No call/No show appointments are charged for the full price massage.


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