Open Doors Power Yoga Teacher Training
Boston Area & South Shore

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Nationally Registered
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The Power Yoga Teacher Training is where yoga, fun, and creativity come together! This program is designed to give you a strong understanding of yoga anatomy, and functional movement, but also to get in touch with your creative side in order to build strong and impactful sequences. Our team of highly trained, master yoga teachers will work with you to develop all of the skills you need to be a confident and successful power yoga teacher.

Open Doors has Certified 1,000s of the Best Yoga Instructors around! Contact us with questions or for more information on this or our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Programs.


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The Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training has 3 month intensive and an 7-8 or 12 month schedule depending upon location. Our 200 hour experiential power yoga teacher training program has a strong focus on teaching skills.

The program meets all core Yoga Alliance competencies including:

-designing creative, balanced, and engaging power yoga sequences 

-a strong understanding of human anatomy and function, and how to see poses anatomically

-teaching you the skills to deliver a class in an authentic way

-developing a daily meditation practice

-learning the basics of breath, yoga philosophy, and the energetic body

Upon full completion of this program students will be able to establish themselves as full or part time instructors in a variety of setting. Interested candidates must have at least 6 months of dedicated yoga practice of any style.

Graduates will receive Yoga Teacher Certification through Open Doors Yoga Studios, a registered Yoga Alliance program. Registration also includes a lifetime membership to our Open Doors Teacher Training Resource Center, an online library of videos and materials specifically designed for the yoga teacher. 

To register: 

1. Complete our easy online application.

2. Secure your space by paying your deposit online or mail check as per instructions on registration form.


What our recent graduates have to say...

"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

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

Upcoming 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Trainings 2022

Fall 2022 Power Yoga Teacher Training Program

Weymouth & Duxbury Studios

7 Month Program Start Date: October 15, 2022
Early Bird Discount Deadline: July 1, 2022
Application and Deposit required to hold your place in the program. Tuition includes a lifetime membership to our Teacher Training Resource Center.


Dates & Times: 

Every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm at Open Doors Weymouth Studio

Saturday dates 12-6pm at Open Doors Duxbury Studio

Saturday dates: 10/15,11/19, 12/17,  1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 3/4, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/3

(no classes on public holidays)



$500 deposit to hold your space

Standard Tuition: $3,400 paid in full by the start of the program

Payment Plan: $3,600 paid in payments* 

Early Bird Registration: $3,200 paid in full by July 1, 2022 (Only need $500 to save your space prior to that date.)

*Payment plan available: deposit of $500, plus 4 payments of $775 due the 1st of November & December 2022, and  January & February 2023.

Payment by cash, check or credit card.


Refunds: Refunds are available 30 days before the program starts.  After that, no refunds will be available. 

Makeups:  We strongly encourage you not to miss any classes but you are allowed to miss one day of class (3 hours module) and not have to make it up.  On a limited basis, we will record the class if the student missing class gives a 48 hour notice.

For further questions, please contact Marissa Delisle at 781-850-5132.






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Program Instructors for 200hr Power Yoga Teacher Training
Marissa Delisle, Program Director, Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training, Boston, South Shore MA, Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training, Certification


I discovered yoga 20 years ago leading me on a journey of self discovery and deep spiritual growth. I invite yoga students to unearth their true self through creative expression in their yoga practice. I believe yoga is in each moment, each breath, both on and off the mat. I have received by 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and have been certified in Marma Nadi Chakra Yoga and Trance Dance by Shiva Rea. I also hold a certification with YogaMedics, a modality that works with those challenged with chronic pain and other serious health issues.


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Yoga helps me to step outside the box of my busy life and find freedom in mind, body, and spirit. I teach so that I can help others relax and connect to that same sense of space. As both an experienced yoga teacher and personal trainer, my classes are fluid, thoughtful and fun! I hope to make you curious about your own body, and help you learn to move and feel better both on and off the mat. CYT-200 Open Doors Yoga Studios 2011, CPT Academy of Sports Medicine 2013-2020, National Academy of Sports Medicine 2021. Additional studies through advanced yoga training with Todd Skoglund and Georgia Reath of South Boston Yoga 2013, Empowered Performance with Katie St. Clair 2022.


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B.F.A. in Dance & Physiology from Connecticut College Masters Education from Suffolk University , Studied with: Rolf Gates, Jason Crandall,  Ana Forrest, David Vendetti, Meaghan B. Currie, Training; Jivamukti Yoga with Sharon Gannon, N.Y.C.,   Laughing Lotus Yoga, N.Y.C.

I’ve been teaching Yoga at Open Doors for over 15 years. My whole life has revolved around movement. I danced professionally with Boston Ballet for 3 years. I studied at American Ballet Theater in N.Y.C., and then transitioned to Broadway and traveled with several touring companies. During my travels, I found Yoga! It blended the discipline of ballet with a workout for the mind. I listened inwardly and acted on those feelings. Yoga can leave you emotionally cleansed and physically balanced. My classes are fun and challenging,  a time to explore your body and to heighten your awareness. Yoga is a journey to be enjoyed! Looking forward to sharing my classes with you.


Tammy Friend


Tammy has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has worked for several different studios in Massachusetts and New York.  As a former dancer and competitive endurance athlete, she combines strength and creative sequencing into her teaching.  She also has a masters degree in counseling and loves to work with teachers helping them find their unique styles and coaching them to confidently and successfully lead classes. 


Cindy Bowser


Cindy Bowser is a 200hr CYT through Open Doors- 2013, 300hr CYT through Sacred Seeds with Jacqui Bonwell-2015. I began my yoga journey in 2010 taking my first class at Open Doors and have been hooked since that class. I’m proud of leading a fun focused, challenging vinyasa flow with rocking upbeat music. My main goal for students leaving my class is to feel better than when they came in and to really help them let loose and have some fun.




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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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!




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.