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200 Hour Yoga Alliance Nationally Registered
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Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training Program
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Earn your 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Open Doors™ Yoga Studios.

We have been training instructors through our Yoga Alliance Programs for over 20 years. 

Welcome to the Open Doors™ 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, where your journey to becoming a skilled and confident yoga instructor begins!


Earn your 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification through our Yoga Alliance Nationally Registered Program at Open Doors™ Yoga Studios. With over two decades of experience, we have been at the forefront of training passionate individuals like yourself to become exceptional yoga instructors.


  • Strong Focus on Teaching Skills: Our program emphasizes teaching skills to ensure you graduate with the confidence and expertise needed to guide others on their yoga journey.

  • Comprehensive Modules: Dive deep into various modules, including Anatomy, Asana rooted in functional movement, Intro to Breath, Sequencing, and more. From anatomy to breathwork, our syllabus is designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of yoga philosophy, postures, and teaching techniques.

  • Holistic Approach: Explore topics such as the yoga sutras, mudras, yoga philosophy, and the anatomy of the chakras to enhance your understanding of yoga's rich traditions.


  • Teaching Philosophy: We prioritize teaching asana through functional movement, providing you with a solid foundation to inspire and guide others.

  • Real-Life Teaching Experience: Gain valuable experience by teaching to your peers and the public in community classes, ensuring you are well-prepared for your future as a yoga instructor.

  • Life-Changing Experience: Our program is designed to be enlightening and educational, serving as a pivotal turning point in your life.

Join us at Open Doors™ Yoga Studios for an immersive and transformative experience. Our mission is to support and educate you on your journey to becoming an outstanding yoga instructor. Enroll today to embark on this fulfilling and enriching adventure!


For inquiries and registration, please email us at We look forward to guiding you on your path to becoming a certified yoga teacher!



Marilva Wedge, Program Director


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Weymouth Studio | 8 Month Program
October 26, 2024 – June 14, 2025

Every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm (Exceptions: No class on Wednesdays November 27, December 25, January 1, February 17, and April 23)

The following Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm: October 26, November 16 & 30, December 21, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5, May 3 & 17, June 14


Please note: *Sunday, January 19 is an additional day added to the schedule for a full weekend immersion experience.


Dates are subject to change. No classes on public holidays.


Makeups: We strongly encourage you not to miss any classes but you are allowed to miss 6 hours without having to make it up. If you miss more than this we do offer makeups by attending the missed module with one of the other 200hr programs that we offer throughout the year.


Payment by cash, check or credit card.
$2900 (Pay Early Registration Tuition by September 21, 2024)

$3200 (Pay Standard Tuition in full by the beginning of the program on October 26, 2024)


$500 deposit to guarantee

$375 per month for 8 months

TOTAL: $3500

Contact Marilva regarding payment plans.



Full Refund minus $250 Admin Fee is available 15 days after the program starts. After that, no refunds will be available.


For further questions, please contact Marilva Wedge at 781-405-2393 or


Application and Payment are required to hold your place in the program.





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For more information, questions, or to request a call back: Contact Marilva Wedge, Director | 781-405-2393

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Marilva Wedge is a prominent figure in the yoga community, wearing various hats as the Owner of Open Doors Yoga Studios, Director of Yoga Teacher Training Program, and Owner of the Open Doors Gift Shop in Taunton. After attending Open Doors Yoga Studios Yoga Teacher Training in 2015, Marilva opened the Taunton studio the same year and expanded to East Bridgewater in 2017. In 2022, she took over the franchise, solidifying her commitment to spreading the transformative power of yoga.

In 2020, Marilva pursued advanced training, completing her 300 hours with Shawn Cornelison and Richard Lanza, emphasizing her dedication to continuous learning. Her extensive certifications in Yin Yoga, somatics, sequencing, and restorative practices showcase her commitment to a holistic approach.

Beyond yoga, Marilva brings a diverse professional background in Project Management with an engineering degree, underscoring her ability to facilitate programs and serve as the Program Director.

Marilva's community involvement in business improvement districts, chambers of commerce, and non-profit organizations that integrate arts reflects her dedication to holistic community wellness. Her multifaceted journey underscores her commitment to making yoga a transformative experience for all.

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Lyn Pompeo (E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga since 2006.  Over the years she has taught vinyasa style yoga to a diverse population and is a big believer that the practice is ultimately a personal journey.  You can expect a strong, slow class from Lyn focused on moving functionally and with purpose and intention.   Since completing her 200-hour training at Open Doors she has studied with many teachers throughout the New England area.  She completed a 300-hour training with yoga and mindfulness educator Stacy Dockins of the Yoga Project and is excited to continue to study both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga.  Lyn has been a core teacher in Open Doors 200-hour teacher trainings programs since 2018 and is passionate about helping students find their authentic self as a teacher.


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With great enthusiasm and dedication, Radhika Priya Sakhi (E-RYT 500) has been learning the compassionate practice of yoga for over twenty years.  She is devoted to joyfully serving all beings with unconditional love, and this is the core concept that shapes the way she shares her understanding of the practice of yoga and meditation with others.  She teaches a variety of styles, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Slow Flow, and Power, while adjusting each to suit the environment and the needs of the practitioners present.  She has certified knowledge and experience in teaching to a rich diversity of students, from children to those who are differently abled, to those who are recovering from trauma.  She also serves as the lead teacher for several Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Trainings every year. Radhika Priya’s personal learning and experience have shown her that yoga slowly reveals a treasure of infinite contentment within the heart, and that this is available to all who seek it within, with guidance.  She’s happily anticipating the opportunity to practice with you!


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Richard Lanza, ERYT-500, has been exploring the different branches of yoga and forms of holistic health for over 54 years, with a special focus on meditation, energy healing, accessing and developing intuition, and spiritual philosophy. His background includes studies in Yoga, Eastern Philosophy & Non-Dual Philosophy, training in Hypnosis, Acupuncture, Massage, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Energy Healing, Essene Therapy, and Therapeutic Touch. In the United States, he is the originator and owner of Open Doors™ Holistic & Metaphysical Center, founder of Open Doors Yoga Studios & Open Doors Yoga Franchising Co., Originator and Instructor of the Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training Programs (200 & 300 Hour), Co-Director of the Open Doors School of Energy Healing, Creator and Instructor of the Intuitive Mastery Program, producer of Guided Meditation audio series, and creator of Trance-Formation Workshops. He also has received training and certification from Tolly Burkan as a Fire-Walk Facilitator.

Richard teaches nationally and internationally, with a focus on yoga classes and yoga teacher training programs, non-duality meditation, self-healing, and psychic development workshops. His passion is vinyasa yoga, using creative & playful sequencing, by creating classes that allow one to experience a deeper connection to self. Richard’s purpose is to provide the space to allow individuals the opportunity to transform their lives, to empower oneself and others while lightening up, enjoying life more fully, and exploring one’s own unique self-expression. For more information about Richard, visit and




Shawn has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years in both the United States and in Europe and Japan.  In addition to being an E-RYT500 certified Yoga teacher, he is also a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT.  He is also well trained in Yin Yoga, Somatics, Yoga & Anxiety, and Yoga Philosophy.

Shawn teaches diverse styles of Yoga as well as teaching 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings in person and privately.  He also teaches certificate programs in Yin Yoga, Somatics, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety, as well yearlong programs on Breath.

As a Yoga instructor, Shawn teaches classes that are focused on breath and functional movement of the body.  His classes are for students who want to explore the inner spaces of the body and the mind.  He uses his knowledge of the energetic body, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Breathing and his fascination with Yoga’s rich history to create classes which are informative and allow students to move in ways that support their unique structure.




It took me sixteen years of dreaming, and four years of planning, to become a yoga instructor. My classes are open-hearted, friendly, and accessible to all; my teaching style mirrors my personality. I love creating community through yoga. My inclusive style of instruction invites students to explore movement and breath with safe physical alignment and energetic awareness, allowing participants to discover their own peace, power, and presence. I believe that the practice of yoga teaches us skills to become compassionate citizens of the world. RYT500 Sacred Seeds Yoga, Jacqui Bonwell, 2017 RYT200, Open Doors Power Yoga, 2015 Certifications: Yin Yoga, SPA Yoga, Balanced Athlete Level 1, Reiki I Additional training hours in teaching yoga to beginners. Judith Hanson Lasater Restorative Yoga Certification, anticipated June 2018.




Moira Congdon, RYT-200, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), NASM-Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

Through her various backgrounds in yoga, dance, personal training and her specialization in corrective exercise, Moira has always been a student of human movement, and the connection between mind, body, breath and spirit.

A self-professed “Type A Yogi”, she was originally drawn to her true love, Vinyasa Flow, in her prior hectic life in financial services, raising young children and competing as a triathlete. The aspect of meditation in movement was the perfect antidote to her clenched jaw, tight neck, raised shoulders, sore muscles and shallow breath..and was transformative in both the physical and emotional release it provided.

Her studies in corrective exercise, focusing on the kinetic chain within the human body addressing muscular imbalances leading to compensations, tightness and injury, have a great influence on her classes. Expect a healthy dose of corework, strength-building, and muscle endurance as well as a focus on flexibility in areas that have developed a need for special love in our sedentary lives during Covid - neck, shoulders and hips. Her flows are an energetic, upbeat rhythmic dance of breath and movement.

Moira’s practice includes meditation, breathwork, thematic readings and a connection with yoga philosophy. She looks forward to providing you with a practice that leaves you with a calm and steady energy to move forward in your day with presence and intention.


Slava Kolpakov


Slava Kolpakov, originally from Siberia, Russia, is a fiction writer, marathon runner, Thai massage master, and a yoga philosophy teacher in the Vedanta tradition of Swami Satchidananda.

Slava has been a yoga teacher since 2002, completing several Integral Yoga certifications, and the 750-hour Structural Yoga Therapy training in 2005. He started teaching Hatha Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City in 2002, under the guidance of the late Yoga Master Swami Satchidananda. 


Since then, Slava has taught yoga, the Yoga Sutras, and Vedanta philosophy at multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings in Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA. In 2017, he wrote a book of inspiring stories and practical applications of Yogic principles: Threads of Light (available on Amazon). He is currently working on a historical novel. 

In addition to teaching yoga, Slava has been a Thai Massage therapist since 2004, and has taught Thai Massage since 2009. He had owned two sports massage centers in Boston for 11 years, certified hundreds of massage therapists around the country in the art of Thai massage, and has worked with thousands of professional and recreational athletes to treat and prevent athletic injuries.  


Recently relocated to San Diego, Slava is happy to be back on the West coast.

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After 15 years of doing yoga, I decided it was time to become a teacher…but I had no idea what I was in for.  The Teacher Training program at Open Doors has had a significant impact on my life.  I walked in with a perspective that was completely changed over the course of the seven months I was there.  The teachings were as diverse as the teachers and I learned more than I ever anticipated.  The group of souls that I spent all that time with is now like a family to me, supportive, connected, and forever in my heart.  While the details of movement have become paramount to my practice, the philosophy and spirit of the program were what astounded me.  While I knew philosophy would come into play, I never expected to experience it at the level which I did in this program.  My expectations and goals were exceeded. Marissa and Matt have created a wonderful program and business with a beautiful community of souls. As an entrepreneur, I know that it isn't easy to run a business and make it successful. So let me be one who sings their praises and sends an acknowledgment of all their hard work and "heart" work. I am truly blessed to have had this experience and am thankful for the opportunity."

- Sheri Sibley, Teacher Training Graduate 2021

"I am extremely grateful for my experience in the Summer Intensive program. I made new friendships with a wonderful group of individuals which grew deep roots. We spent hours per week learning, laughing and occasionally crying.  We got to watch each other, ourselves and our practices grow almost before our eyes. Such an experience would not be possible without the Open Doors’ faculty. The instructors injected every session with the gentleness and compassion. My yoga practice and life shifted in an extremely positive direction. This would not have been possible without the full immersive experience of the Summer Intensive program."

-Tom Riesenberg, Summer Intensive Class of 2018

"Yoga is something that makes me feel good all over, inside and out. Before signing up for the 200 hr Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training, I was a yoga novice. I had a lot to learn about the art of yoga, but what I did know was that being on my mat gave me a unique sense of self and a feeling of freedom that is hard to find elsewhere. I signed up because I was craving growth in my personal practice, but through the Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training, I gained so much more than I could have imagined. The program gave me a chance to explore and grow in a safe space that garnered not only education but also community and kinship with my fellow students and teachers. The program is an investment in every sense of the word - but it is one that is worth every second and every penny. The friendships you hope to gain and the knowledge you wish to attain are all part of the process. Soon after graduating I began teaching at one of their locations and am so grateful to be a part of the Open Doors family. Sending love and light to all those who may be considering Open Doors for their yoga journey."

-Erica Hermanson, Summer Intensive 2018


For more information or questions: Contact Marilva Wedge, Director | 781-405-2393

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