Chi-Town Shakti

Yoga + Meditation

Application Process + Financial Obligations:

We know that making an investment in becoming a yoga teacher is a big decision and respect anyone who takes the time, energy and resources to complete that journey!

We do our best to keep our tuition reasonable, while respecting the investment that our trainers make in each trainee’s development. In an effort to help those challenged to financially invest in their training, we offer discounts for early registration and a very reasonable payment plan with low monthly installments.

For those deeply interested in a full immersion in yoga we also offer a Work Study program in collaboration with The Chicago Ashram. This program is 6 months long and must be completed before teacher training begins. Once completed, the work study student receive 50% off all training costs. Details about that program can be found here.

  • Step 2: Email us at to receive an Application

Once your Application has been approved, your deposit secures your space in the program.The date your deposit is received locks in your tuition rate. You are now “Registered”! *Note that the deposit is a separate fee from the tuition.

Chi-Town Shakti Yoga + Meditation
ATTN: Elena Tinaglia & Aasha Elliott
1343 W Devon Ave
Chicago IL 60660

  • Step 5: Tuition Payment: Tuition for the Shambhava Yoga™ Teacher Training after making your Application Fee and Deposit is graduated based on when you submit your Deposit. Tuition may be paid anytime after enrollment up to two weeks prior to the start date or via payment plan (see below)

  • * Enrollment closes when the training is full or two weeks prior to the start date.

The Shambhava Yoga Teacher Training Manual is a complete guide to your training experience. Compiled over many years of training and contributed to by many leading teachers, this book serves as an enormous resource to all of our trainees well beyond graduation.
$109.50 + tax

Payment Plans:
Payment Plans are available and must be arranged ahead of time. They can be applied to the balance after the Application Fee and Initial Deposit. Add $150 for payment plans. The remaining balance is divided evenly into monthly payments due on the first training day of each month. To arrange a payment plan contact us at

Work Study participants are entitled to 50% off the tuition price at the end of their 6 month commitment.

Refund Policy:
Application Fee: Once accepted, non-refundable or transferable but is applied to your tuition. It cannot be applied to your deposit. If you are not accepted, you will receive a full refund.
Deposit: Once accepted, non-refundable or transferable in order to secure a space in the program you need to place this deposit.
Remaining Tuition Balance:
• Written withdrawal up to one month prior to the Training Start Date Full refund minus the deposit and application fee.
• Written withdrawal up to two weeks prior to the Training Start Date 50% refund minus the deposit and application fee.
• Written withdrawal anytime two weeks prior to the Training Start Date to the first day 25% refund minus the deposit and application fee.
• Written withdrawal anytime after the Training Start Date no refunds.

"My experience with this training has been incredible. Bhakti and the other teachers did a wonderful and effective job transforming a bunch of yoginis into ready-to-be-Yoga-Teachers! Thank you so much for the love and care you have provided us with." -Madlena I.