yoga teacher training

RYT 200


Yoga Alliance RYS (Registered Yoga School) dedicated to bringing essential and core teachings of yoga into their trainings, going beyond the physical practice, to inspire a deeper understanding of what yoga really is.

Our main priorities are to help trainees to experience and understand the depths of yoga, to inspire them to bring the teachings of yoga into every day living, and to give them the tools they need to feel confident in a classroom, encouraging them to find their own voice and teaching style. 

Our main training topics include: Yoga History (including modern yoga influencers), Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Sutra's, 8 Limbs, Bhagavad Gita), Into to Ayurveda, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, Breath Centric Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Energy Anatomy "Chakras", Safe Yoga Practices, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

2023-24 Training Schedule: 4 Immersions (2 in the fall, 2 in the spring) 

Each immersion will be 5 days long. Dates TBA. If you are interested in attending, please EMAIL Pamela, owner of Yoga Samadhi. Registration Deadline is August 1, 2023. The cost of the training is $3,000. Application and $500 non refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Space is limited.

crystal borup


Crystal is the lead teacher in our RYT 200. She is E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga Alliance certified. Crystal is a teacher of spirituality, meditation, and yoga. She is a subtle energy activist, a reiki master, and the author of Yoga Beyond the Physical. Crystal has been teaching, guiding, and mentoring students for over a decade.

"What I know to be true in my heart, is that yoga is so much more than a physical practice. Yoga's knowledge and wisdom is endless and when we devote ourselves to this practice, we can never stop learning and growing into our authentic true self, which is pure love and light. 


I am here today as a teacher and a student of this eternal practice in hopes to share what I've learned, experienced and embodied with all those who are ready to join me."

- Crystal Borup

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kathy kacena


Kathy is the founder and inspiration of Yoga Samadhi Columbia Gorge. Before moving to the Gorge in 2005, she was co-founder/director of Yoga Samadhi Atlanta, Georgia. Kathy’s teaching style is warm and welcoming. She combines traditional active yoga poses balanced with yin style poses, which are long held passive stretches that work deeply to open connective tissue. By offering pose options and individual attention, Kathy makes her classes accessible to all skills levels.


Kathy has been teaching since 1999. Her training includes: 

  • Viniyoga apprenticeship (Krishnamacharya /TKV Desikachar lineage), Pierce Program, Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • Yin Yoga training with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers at Peachtree Yoga Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Vipassana meditation with Phillip Moffitt.