yoga teacher training Costa Rica retreat Soul Nourish Atlanta Decatur

Coming Soon in 2021

Igniting & transformative personal growth through yoga, soulwork, and
a deep dive into our mind-body connection.

This comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training will set your soul on fire. Join our experienced yoga teachers and retreat leaders, Mandy Roberts and Shari L Fox—yoginis, friends and soulful women leaders.

Apply to join us here
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What makes an inspirational leader?

We believe it starts with coming together to form intimate, personal connections. That’s why we steep our training in soulwork—to connect you more deeply to yourself and to facilitate and guide you in your journey to do the same for others. We want to be fully present to share this important, enriching time with you. Our innovative approach to this transformative journey is personal, authentic, co-creative and embodied (and so, so much more!).
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“At heart we are all powerful, beautiful, and
capable of changing the world with our bare hands.”
― Dianne Sylvan

We will commit to a dynamic curriculum that is focused on growth, self-development and personal transformation. We will dive deep into ourselves and make great personal discoveries. We will relish in training features like coaching and guidance throughout our journey together.


We will re-discover our authentic selves. On this journey we will discover our strengths, learn how to overcome our roadblocks to growth and hone our authentic voice. Through the teachings of Yoga and using the lens of the Enneagram we will learn to tune into ourselves and find our passion and purpose.


We will become creative participants of life. As we each join in the conversation of yoga we will experience a deep dive into Yoga as a living, breathing and evolving art form based on ancient teachings. We will practice asking questions and listening, we will practice being alive and in person, we will learn to collaborate with ourselves, our students, and the world around us.


We will deepen our awareness through presence-based teachings to form a deeper sense of connection to our own authority and our place in the world. We will explore our relationship to our personal power as we mindfully inhabit our body with ease and acceptance. With heartfelt engagement we will share these life-changing teachings.

In this training you can expect:

    • Safe, compassionate & emotionally supportive environment for transformation & learning
    • Opportunities to teach throughout the training plus opportunities for mentorship upon completion
    • Exploration into a broad variety of yoga & meditation teaching styles
    • 200+ hours of hands-on learning with a high teacher to student ratio
  • Expert guest facilitators and curated retreat-like soulwork exercises
  • To deepen your personal practice and understanding of yoga & learn to share the gift of yoga
  • To build confidence & find your authentic voice
  • To step into your power and learn to share all your gifts

What Sets Us Apart (and What’s Included for You)

Highly Qualified, Professional &
Inspirational Senior Instructors
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour
Registered Yoga School
In-Depth Look at the Business of Yoga &
How to Start Teaching
Live Soulwork Coaching Sessions
Private Trainee
Facebook Forum
Soul Nourish Yoga Manual with Postures, Alignment Guidance, Benefits, Contraindications, Yogic Theory
and Best Teaching Practices
Interactive & Transformative
Personal Development Exercises
“Ready to Lead” Package with Written Meditations, Quotes, Playlists and More Sources of Inspiration to Ignite Your Soul
Expert Guest
Faculty Professionals
Private 8-Day All-Inclusive Retreat for our Trainees in Costa Rica
Sample Programming for You to Use
in Your Own Classes
25 Included Classes at FORM Yoga
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Our Focus

Transformational Methodology

Discover how your personal experiences inform what you have to offer the world and learn our tried-and-true best practices to uncover these hidden talents.

Learning by Practicing & Applying

Start practice teaching in week 1 in a supportive environment that will build your confidence to share your gifts whether you wish to teach yoga or not.

Universal Alignment

Learn the physical and energetic alignment of yoga postures to practice safely and to deepen the practice for yourself & your students.

Subtle Energy

Understand the mind, heart and body connection on the energetic & chakra level to bring healing to yourself and others.

Enneagram & Spiritual Psychology

Integrate powerful self-knowledge to experience & create truly transformational experiences.

“Truly a transformative and life changing experience. From the moment I arrived I felt at peace and a sense that I was right where I needed to be. I found myself in ways I didn’t expect and I believe it is from the intentions of Shari and Mandy. Thank you for everything.” – Lauren R.

Shari L Fox and Mandy Roberts Yoga Teacher Training and Retreat Leaders

“The program was put together with intention; it left an impression. Not only was I able to reconnect with my practice, I got to connect with and amazing community that facilitated my growth and healing on this journey. I am leaving with a sense of well-being, of groundedness, of awareness and awakening.” – Bee P.
“If you are seeking space to shed all pretenses and reconnect with the essence of who you are and who you aspire to be, this is the place!” – Kristen B.
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“Even more so than reconnecting with my body, I have reconnected with my heart, my spirit, and what sets my soul on fire. This has been a spiritually and emotionally awakening journey.”
– Meghan B.


This sounds amazing!…But what if I just want to deepen my practice & I don’t plan to be a yoga teacher?

A: Then this training is still for you! We believe that we should always follow our heart and if this training sounds amazing then there is something calling you here. Our focus is on personal enrichment and deepening the connection to yourself and the world around you. Even if you have no plans of teaching yoga this training will be a deeply transformative experience. And hey…who knows where life may lead you in the future?!

I’m a psychologist, massage therapist, social worker, etc—can I take this training?

A: Absolutely. We designed this training to be a deep dive into personal development. You’ll learn embodied tools and techniques to enhance your own life (because as light workers, we’re called to grow) and offer greater benefits to those you currently serve. Our programs often include many people in helping professions other than just yoga. Your presence in circles like this deepens the experience for everyone!

I’m already a yoga teacher—I wish I had found you sooner!

A: We always trust divine timing…And we’d love to have you! In fact, many of our programs are filled with yoga teachers looking to go a step beyond and enhance their offerings in new ways. We created this training in response to what we saw and heard was needed in our beloved national yoga community, and we are 100% sure you’ll experience new depths of self-knowledge, inspiration and empowerment (not to mention amazingly supportive, sincere, abundance-minded community)!

What styles of yoga will I learn?

A: Our training is based in alignment and you will be guided through alignment practices which are energetic, physical and emotional. Yoga is a living and breathing art form and together we will explore this ancient practice with innovation and curiosity. While we focus the asana on alignment based postures, you will be guided through exploring & teaching multiple styles of asana including breath based flow, stretch, restorative as well as how to teach all levels of students including beginners, those with injuries and those who are pregnant. During this experience we will guide you into discovering your gifts and talents in teaching as well as help you uncover your unique teaching style and authentic voice. How amazing is that?!

Do I have to be “good” at yoga to do this?

A: Absolutely not. We will dive into the practices together and come out on the other side able to levitate! All kidding aside, you are in great hands with our expert facilitators and by the end of our time together you will be amazed at how you and your practice will shift, grow and change. That said, for your own benefit we do suggest a minimum of 6 months of a steady weekly asana practice prior to beginning this training.

What if I am not based in the Atlanta area?

A: Due to the demand of this sort of in depth training we get this question a lot! Our facility is located a short 20 minute drive from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. With our weekend sessions and plentiful lodging options nearby you will be able to view each weekend as a little getaway. If you are traveling for the training feel free to message us and we will do our best to support you.

Is this training open to men and women?

A: Absolutely, we love our Soul Sisters and Soul Misters equally!

What if I miss a session?

A: Yoga Alliance requires that you complete 200 hours of the teacher training to get your Yoga Alliance certification. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up. Please note that you can miss a certain amount of the training as permitted by Yoga Alliance and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you happen to miss a session we will offer private session at a mutually agreed upon time to make up your hours. Make up hours will be billed at an additional cost.

Are there any additional costs?

A: We wanted to keep the training straightforward, cost effective and affordable so we cover pretty much everything! You will need to provide your own flight to Costa Rica, and know that any optional activities like massages or snacks in Costa Rica are on your tab. In addition, you’ll be responsible for transportation to FORM yoga as well as bringing your own yoga mat, food, drink and snacks. You’ll need to purchase the required reading materials for your use during our training. Note: These required books will be our favorite, most impactful sources perfect to grow your own soulful and inspirational library!

Sounds amazing, can you tell me more about Costa Rica?!

A: Pura Vida, baby! We are guiding you on the path to live your very best life, so why not end our time together in the land of living your best life?! A lush tropical getaway specializing in wellness, our host retreat center is located atop a mountain near Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Soak in peace and tranquility on this eight-acre slice of paradise with gorgeous yoga studios, a holistic garden, solar pool and Watsu pool, and open-air café. Wake up to freshly roasted coffee from the surrounding plantations, work up a sweat in the panoramic yoga studio and take a rinse in the outdoor stone showers. Wind down with a YTT workshop and dinner with friends (sourced right from the garden!) then enjoy an evening in the jacuzzi under the stars.

Okay, I think I’m in!

A: Great, let’s schedule a call so that we can get to know each other a bit better. We want to make sure this training is the right fit and will fully support your dreams and goals moving forward. Send us your application below and we’ll be in touch soon!

Shari L Fox Mandy Roberts Soul Nourish Retreat Leaders

Training Faculty

Mandy Roberts


FORM {yoga} Owner,
Soul Nourish Institute Co-Director
& Senior Retreat Leader

The inspiration and driving force behind Atlanta’s FORM {yoga} Mandy is always learning, adapting and growing. As a studio owner Mandy has built a beautiful, inclusive community that focuses on empowerment, trust and connection. As a single mom, Mandy leads by example teaching her two kids to (playfully) grab life by the horns and to live life to the fullest. And as a yoga teacher and retreat leader Mandy encourages her students to face their fears in class, online and out in the world while exploring humility, playfulness and laughter.

Finding yoga in 2004, Mandy had no idea she was embarking on a life-long journey of personal growth. Her divorce just a few years later was the catalyst for a complete dissolution of her former life and the beginning of what is now FORM {yoga}. At that point life led her into a new career teaching yoga and owning a yoga studio {yep, it really did happen that way}. During the extremely challenging times surrounding her divorce Mandy found that the teachings of yoga were one of the only things that could help her keep her focus on moving forward and choosing life.

A graduate of the 12-month Urban Priestess movement, Mandy is always looking to deepen her connection with the Divine found in all of creation. A lover of all energies psycho-spiritual and subtle, she has studied Pranic Healing with Master Stephen Co, the Enneagram with Russ Hudson, Intuitive Development with Janet Raftis, and Yoga & Functional Movement with Mitchel Bleier. In addition Mandy has studied yoga with numerous accomplished national and international teachers from various traditions. More recently Mandy is honored to be a virtual teacher of online videos through GatherYoga. Mandy is twice a Lululemon Athletica ambassador in Atlanta and represented Atlanta at the Lululemon Ambassador Summit in Whistler. She has been a proud presenter at the Dirty South Yoga Fest, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Yogathon, Wigwam Health and Wellness Festival, and a co-chair of the first annual Atlanta Yoga Rave.

You can find Mandy in Decatur, Georgia, teaching her weekly classes at FORM {yoga}. When not teaching you can find her writing for her blog, galavanting around the world, leading yoga retreats, drinking wine and eating delicious food.

Shari L Fox


Soul Nourish Institute Founder,
Co-Director & Senior Retreat Leader

Thriving on heart-warming experiences and honest conversations, Shari is the founder of Soul Nourish Institute, full-time retreat company. At retreats, workshops, in teacher training and one-on-one work around the world she witnesses self-aware women and men waking up to their innate strength, grace, and peace.

Shari focuses on igniting transformative soulwork and emotional health. She fuses yoga, meditation and energy techniques with a cutting-edge understanding of personality theory and psyche development. Specializing in a yogic tradition that nourishes the body-mind, Shari leads soothing, presencing meditations and deeply freeing guided relaxation. Her teaching style flows with energy and awareness.

A student and teacher of the Enneagram—a dynamic system of integrated psychology and spirituality—Shari weaves soulwork with daily life. Trained and Certified with Honors by the Riso Hudson Enneagram Institute, she creates spaces to experience the power of this applied knowledge live and in-person. She received her yoga training under the tutelage of the one of the first American yoga teachers, Ashtanga’s Tim Miller, the Yandara Yoga Institute, and other world-class yoga and meditation teachers. Shari is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher and a specialist in psycho-spiritual development at advanced yoga teacher trainings. Her interest in spirituality and the subtle body led her to trainings in Reiki, the Pachamama Alliance’s Shamanism, EnneaMotionSM Emotional & Physical Intelligence, Proprioceptive Neruomuscular Facilitation and Functional Movement. Her teachers in psychology and yoga include Angela Farmer, Rod Stryker, A.H. Almaas, Sarah Powers, Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT and various Fourth Way teachers. She is a speaker and member of Compassionate Atlanta, an International Enneagram Association Professional member and a founding member of the International Enneagram Association Georgia Chapter. Recently Shari has been a proud presenter at Dirty South Yoga Festival, Wigwam Health and Wellness Festival and the Global Enneagram Summit.

She wakes up daily to a cup of hot white tea, a soulwork journal and a healthy dose of sunshine. Shari gets particularly jazzed about creating the platforms, tools and support we need in human transformation and spiritual movement. She works best with a superfood smoothie and a view of nature at her home in Charleston, South Carolina.

2020 Training Schedule

Module 1

April 17-19, 2020

Module 2

May 29-31, 2020

Module 3

June 26-28, 2020

Module 4

July 17-19, 2020

Module 5

August 7-9, 2020


August 29-September 5, 2020

Training Time Modules 1-5


6pm – 9:30pm


8am – 5pm


8am – 4pm

Training & Retreat Location

For modules 1-5 we’ll meet at FORM {yoga} in Decatur, GA. The YTT Retreat will be held at the gorgeous Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica amidst volcanic mountains, coffee plantations, orchids and butterflies. Please note that some dates and times are subject to change.



Payment Schedule:
$400 Application Fee
This fee is refundable if we determine this training is not appropriate for you at this time. Once you are accepted this fee is applied as a credit to your tuition, at which time it is non-refundable and your space will be confirmed.

Installment payment plans are available in installments or you may pay the balance in full. Due to the intimate nature of this training all installment and balance payments are non-refundable. Payment is due in full by April 1, 2020.

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