Alpha Omega Yoga gives quality training at a price lower than most other studios. Due to our low overhead we pass this savings on to you.
Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee MBA, E-RYT500, RCYT Founder and Director
Chidanandi Sheri, Founder and Director of Alpha- Omega Yoga, has been practicing yoga for over 40 years and teaching for over 30 years and is an internationally renowned teacher of Yoga. She has continually furthered her education in many areas related to the yoga way of life. Chidanandi is a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher with over 100,000 hours of Teaching Experience) She holds a Bachelors degree in Body Science, two degrees in Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy, and a Masters in Business Administration. In addition, Sheri holds four certifications in Ayurveda and travels to India annually to further advance her understanding of the ancient practice of yoga. Chidanandi is experienced in a wide variety of yoga styles, such as, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Tantric Yoga, Vinyasa Style Yoga, Heated Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, and the Yoga Sutras. Practicing yoga has brought Sheri so much joy and it is her mission is to inspire, encourage, and improve the lives of those who would like to embark on the path to better health and spiritual awareness
Si (Saskia) Murray, E-RYT200, RYT500 Associate Instructor
Si Has been practicing yoga since 2003, and she retired from a busy corporate job in December, 2004. Today, She is a full time instructor, and teaches a variety of yoga styles, such as: Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Heated Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and Pilates Yoga Fusion. Si practices and teaches her classes with focus on the breath and mindfulness of movement. She is passionate to pass the message of yoga on to her students and to those who are interested in learning. She has continually furthered her education in many areas related to the yoga way of life. Si is a graduate of Alpha Omega Yoga School, Dallas and is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She holds certifications in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Kids, Strength Yoga, Yin/Yang Yoga, Yoga for Addictions and Mat Pilates. Practicing yoga has placed Si on a path of Non-Excess, Non-Possessiveness, Contentment, Surrender, and Living in the 'NOW'. When Si is not teaching yoga, she is spending time with friends, cooking her favorite curry, indoor cycling, and spending quality time with her loving chihuahua, Chui
200 hour/200 RYT
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (Yoga Certification)
What sets Alpha Omega Yoga teacher training apart from other yoga teacher training's is that it will provide you with the ability and foundation to be more than an exercise instructor.
Yoga teaches self-awareness, transformation, and, ultimately, Self-realization. In this course, you will be able to master the art of sequencing that brings body, mind, and spirit together in a state of balance. Yoga is a therapy for body, mind and spirit
This is one of the most authentic yoga teacher training program that includes the many facets of the ancient teachings of Yoga.
Take the Yoga journey of transformation located in a quiet, serene, & peaceful part of town surrounded by a Zen Garden
Graduates of this program will receive traditional training in:
The Different Paths of Yoga
History of Yoga
Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Seniors, and Chair Yoga
Understanding the Chakras
Aromatherapy for the Chakras
Pranayama Breath Control
The Afflictions of the Mind
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Science of Yoga, including Ayurveda
Anatomy for Yoga
Benefits of Postures
Sequencing of classes and Modifications of postures (including pregnancy)
Hands-on assisting and adjusting
And Much More!
200 hour/200 RYT - Info
Weekend program – 9 weekends (monthly); Intensive program – 4 weeks (Mon – Fri). There is a required $200 deposit that is non-refundable. The $200 deposit will go towards the first month of training. Monthly payments are $188 for 7 months due each month. The fast track has to be paid off by the second week
The cost of the program$1,500.00
Book and manual fee$90.00
To Start your training, please download and follow the instructions on our Student Training Application
includes all required books and training manual
Pricing and Payments
All Payments are made through PayPal. An initial deposit of $200 is required if you are utilizing one of the payment plans. If you are paying the Full Course Cost, no deposit is required. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for cancellation. Credits can be used towards workshops, events, or future training's with Alpha Omega Yoga. 200 hour course intensive (M-F) tuition
200 hour/200 RYT - Pricing
All Payments are made through PayPal. All Students are required to pay the initial deposit. 200 hour course weekends tuition.All Payments made through PayPal. Full Costs – No Deposit Required. Due on each training weekend.
Full Course Cost
Saturdays and Sundays
Our 200 hour weekend program meets Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am- 6:00 pm
Dates for 4 Week Fast Track
This fall fast track will be broken up into 2 months. Dates subject to change. Dates for upcoming 200 hour weekend training program Dallas:
The training that I received at Alpha Omega yoga far exceeded my expectations. The passion that Sheri has for yoga and her students is so contagious. I came here to gain a better understanding of yoga but what I got was so much more. I found joy again and got my peace of mind back. I left feeling so knowledgeable, confident, and ready to share the gift of yoga with others. I'm so incredibly thankful and grateful for my teacher Sheri Cherokee. God has sent her to pass on this wonderful gift of knowledge to others through Alpha Omega Yoga Teacher Training. She offers a very hand on approach and is very patient and understands all the different learning styles of others. I'm so grateful for my experience here at Alpha Omega!
Going through the 200 hour teacher training at Alpha Omega Yoga was one of the best life choices I've ever made. I grew so much as a person, spiritual seeker, and yoga practitioner under Sheri's guidance. Not only do I feel more confident and prepared to teach yoga to others, I feel better equipped to navigate through life as a whole. I would recommend Alpha Omega Yoga to anyone looking to deepen their practice and understanding of the Yoga teachings
My teacher training at Alpha Omega was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did it provide a deeper understanding of yoga but as a living example of how LIVING yoga can benefit your life, Sheri as an instructor was invaluable. She brings a genuine desire for her students to see the truth of yoga so the spiritual contribution is there from the beginning. For me personally, of all of the life positive things that I am taking away from this program-I am most grateful that Sheri encouraged us to meditate. I started the program not realizing how cynical and jaded I had become-being introduced to the teachings of yoga and meditating has helped me start to overcome this and as a result, my relationships both personal and professional are growing again. Because the program allows us to actually visit Sheri's weekend classes where she teaches, I became a more confident teacher as I was able to actually witness her apply her teachings to her practice–such an important part of the training for me. I took the 9 month weekend training vs the fast track so at first I worried that I wouldn't stay connected during the weeks away but the homework assignments were about applying the principles on a daily basis so you can't help but stay connected. The teacher manual provided is detailed and practical; Sheri is open, approachable and available so again the connection is there. She is also extremely generous with her time and totally unselfish with it -budget wise, the program is very affordable. I am looking forward to my 300 hundred hour training at Alpha Omega next year and staying connected by attending the women and India retreats each year–I found my place and my teacher with this training and I'm grateful
If you are considering doing a yoga teacher training Alpha Omega is the best. I attended the 3 1/2 week fast track and the experience was truly life changing. Other programs do not emphasize the history of yoga, meditation or how to live a yogic spiritual life on a daily basis. (Which Sheri lives on a continual basis.) The training is also presented in a manner that holds the attention of the student that also brings out each students style of teaching. Like other training's there are no scripts to learn. The program simply lets you be yourself in the here and now as the student grows personally and spiritually. Whether you are on a personal or spiritual path, I recommend this teacher training for anyone whether you want to teach yoga or simply grow into yourself. I'm sad this chapter of my journey is over and I miss my yogini tribe. To tell the truth words can't express the experience of this training. I look forward to future training's with my new found yogini guru-Sheri Cherokee. There are pivotal people come along your lifetime that forever change you~ Sheri is tops on my journey
Yoga Teacher Training at the Alpha Omega Yoga class was literally "a life changing experience" for me. I feel so lucky to meet my master, teacher, and guru, Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee. I had many opportunities to take this training in the past but it didn't work out. I suppose it was not my time then, it seemed like it was my destiny to take this training from her. The timing and alignment were just right. I was born and raised in Japan until I was 26 years of age. Although I have been living in the US for over 21 years, English is not my primary language, therefore giving the simplest queues and physically demoing at the same time can be very challenging. Sheri completely "got" how difficult it was for me and understood how to help me throughout the training. She was very patient with me and always gave me encouragement. I really appreciate her support for me to overcome this language barrier and fear that I had been feeling all these years. I will continue to practice teaching in English even after I move to Japan and start teaching in Japanese. My list of "positives" will be much too long, but a few (of most importance) are She taught us to be "mindful" toward anybody and anything. She has many years of experience practicing Yoga and teaching. She is a very spiritual person.She is dedicated, devoted, and committed to Yoga. Living by example: She let me come early so that I could have some quiet time alone in the morning. She burned the incense to welcome me and my co-students. In closing: She is, and will always be, my teacher and a guru to me. She will always have a special place in my heart. I still hear her voice and see her smile in my head saying "Chant to be happy". I dedicated my one hour class to Sheri I prayed and asked for Divine guidance for the class, I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude to her
500 hour/500 RYT
500 Hour Yoga Training Program (Yoga Cetification) (For those who have completed a 200 hour training program, and it can be from any 200 hour program)
Graduates of this program will receive training in:
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras
Advanced Chakra Studies
Internalization of Energy
Bodily Structures & Application of Asanas
The Energetics of the Asana Practice
Asana and Sattva Guna
Ayurvedic Aroma Therapy
Divine Shakti Mantras
The Science of Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Tattwas & The Five Elements
The Healing Energy of Tantra
The Hidden Forces of Life
Beyond Yoga Asanas
The art of sequencing advanced asanas
Anatomy for Yoga
Anatomy and the systems of the body
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
500 hour/500 RYT - Info
Weekend program is 10 weekends (monthly)
For 500 Hour Teacher Training
To Start your yoga certification training, please download and follow the instructions on our Student Training Application
500 hour/500 RYT - Pricing
Course Cost after Deposit
Full Course Cost
This training will be held at: Alpha Omega Yoga (call for location) 214-226-5247
Saturday – Sunday
Our 500 hour program consists of nine weekends of training, Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 am- 6:00 pm
The Living Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Your Body Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
Discover the true essences of Yoga Teachings trough Alpha Omega Yoga Teacher Training.
Take the Yoga Journey of transformation located in a quiet, serene, & peaceful part of town surrounded by a Zen Garden.
Upcoming training's dates 2017
I have been training with Sheri since 2012. Every training I always set an intention to face a personal fear and Sheri uses the beautiful system of yoga to help me overcome them while also showing me how to better share yoga with the people that come across my path. I am shy by nature and was scared to teach in front of other teachers. Through the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and her gentle encouragement I was able to overcome that fear. Alpha Omega Yoga is such an important part of my life!
The 500 hr Teacher Training by Sheri Cherokee and Alpha Omega Yoga has truly given me a deeper understanding of the entire 8 limb Yogic philosophy including meditation, Asanas and Ayervedic healing techniques that allow me to get deeper into my own practice and spirituality, and of course be of better assistance to others while teaching yoga. Incorporating the yogic lifestyle has altered my life for the better and helps me help others de-stress, heal and get in tune with themselves. The positive feedback from those I teach and my deep connection with yoga make this course completely rewarding. Thank you Sheri!
When I 1st started the 500 hour Teacher training at Alpha Omega. I had know idea that as soon as I walked in I was immediately comfortable in hour 1. That makes a huge difference when you are learning and trying to grasp a deeper understanding, language and the depth of Yoga. I am so thankful for Sheri and how she nurtured my belief and gave resources and guidance in how Yoga and my faith harmonized. I now feel so very grounded as a yoga teacher. I respect every aspect of it and I can do so much more for the practitioners in my classes. It feels like Alpha Omega was a door that I opened and when I stepped in, growth was waiting for me on the inside, of me. Many Blessings; Elena Jaxon
If you are wondering if Alpha Omega is for you, it is! I looked at so many places to train and Sheri knowledge and devotion to yoga is what attracted me. I've noticed how watered down yoga has become and so many different kinds have been introduced to the west but Sheri has kept the true intention of yoga in her teachings. She is devoted to this ancient practice and devoted to teaching her students to carry this tradition on in the purest ways. Aside from learning a great deal about the anatomy, asanas and meditation etc, I learned how to live my life in a better way. I believe I have become softer, kinder gentler to myself as well as others. When I would leave my training on Sundays to drive 3 hours home, I would have an overwhelming feeling of happiness, energy and desire to live the most honest , non harming, accepting, peaceful, devoted life that grew and grew every time I left. If you want this and want to pay it forward then you have been drawn to the right place. I love being a teacher but I love being a student most. I always want to learn and grow and Sheri set that desire within me. Go out in kindness and be an inspiration to others . Namaste; Camie Garvey
India Retreat - Aruna Chala Sacred Mountain
10-Day Yoga and Sacred Sites Tour with Chidanandi Sheri September 12-22, 2017; Contact: Sheri Cherokee 214-226-5247
Fly to New Delhi, India
When traveling long distances to exotic foreign lands, people tend to want to have a look around and see the mysterious, incredible new country they find themselves in.
For this reason, we combine a retreat-like environment – practicing yoga and meditation – with tours of the surrounding places of interest. You will gain tools to increase Peace in your daily life, in an atmosphere of exploration & cultural immersion
This sacred journey provides a safe and comfortable avenue to explore sacred South India.
In addition to your native tour guide, Saran, you will be accompanied by Chidanandi Sheri
Chidanandi Sheri has over 40 years experience with yoga, and 30 years in instruction.
You will benefit profoundly from her expertise during your tour
India Retreat - Aruna Chala Sacred Mountain - During your stay with us you may
Enjoy yoga classes with Sheri Cherokee.
Visit ancient temples, ashrams, and Aruna Chala Mountain, which has said to be life changing.
Explore powerful sacred sites in South India, led by expert native guide, Saran.
Saran is very knowledgeable and he has a passion for these places, which makes for memorable tours. Pilgrimage to sacred sites does wonders to enhance any spiritual practice
Relax at Sri Puram, home of Avatar Sri Shakti Amma who performs daily puja, or offerings, to the Divine.
It is a time that is best used to meditate or pray, and savor the unconditional love that Amma bestows upon us all
Visit Auroville. Meditate in the Matri Mandir, created by Sri Aurobindo's consort, The Mother.
Visit Pondicherry. See the French Quarter, and enjoy some down time walking along the promenade next to the Bay of Bengal, shopping and sight seeing.
During your stay in India, you will be fully looked after.
All activities, travel, accommodation and meals are provided, including bottled water. Sit back, enjoy the uncommon scenery. We take care of the details so you can fully enjoy your stay. "
You will relax and take in wondrous new experiences that you will surely have on your journey through South India.
"Perhaps you will make new friends. You will certainly see sites and have experiences you have never had before. Most of all, you will also get the chance to meet You, the most authentic You, that lives inside as pure Peace and exquisite Joy."
Airport pick-up and drop-off
All travel during the 10 days of the tour
Accommodation in a clean
Comfortable retreat center, three healthy, vegetarian meals per day
Bottled water, all classes and tours.
Airfare New Delhi
Airfare to Chennai
Amenities, tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Personal incidentals like tips and laundry.
India Retreat - Aruna Chala Sacred Mountain - Cost
hold your spot non-refundable
2017 Women's Retreat
See why Women come to our retreat every year! Next Years dates to be announced. Contact: Sheri Cherokee 214-226-5247
staying in a sharing room with double occupancy in Mexico and in the retreat
Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee 214-226-5247
Dates Women's Retreat Mexico
June 10, 11, &12
Applying the Science of Yoga for Addictions TBA
This is a 4 month certification program for those who want to teach yoga for addictions, for those who want to deepen their practice and for those who want to understand how the science of yoga applies to recovery. Healing Emotionally, Physically, and Spiritually
Payment arrangement available upon request
Non-refundable deposit is required upon registration and will be used towards your tuition. Tuition is non-refundable
1 weekend per month for four months
Hours each weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
Dispel Myths – Eight Limb Path and 12 Steps
Roles of Family in Addictions
Afflictions and Chakras
How the Physical Body, Prana Body, and Mind work together
Impurities of the Mind
Behaviors of Addiction
Ayurveda for Healing
Healing Sound Vibrations
Meditation – Mindfulness
Issues in the Tissues
The Power of Thought
Pranayama for Healing
Asanas for Healing
Ayurveda and the Mind by Dr. David Frawley
The 12 Step Restorative Yoga Workbook by Jon Platania PhD
Cheryl Edinbyrd is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern, EMDR Clinician, Fitness Professional and Yoga & Reiki Therapist specializing in working with individuals and families suffering from chemical dependency, eating disorders, trauma, domestic violence, marital issues, anxiety and depression, families in the aftermath of suicide as well as working with teens, and those dealing with life transitions. She works with individuals teaching them how to taking care of their mind and body, feel better about where they are on their journey, and feeling better about themselves. Joining them on their journey to their best selves. Living Life on Purpose
Kristen Vrabel RYT 200
On June 10, 2010 I walked in to my first yoga class with a friend of mine. Even though it was a horrible experience for me something in my soul knew that I needed to go back. I had just begun a journey to escape and heal from some very self-destructive behavior and I knew that this practice was going to over the healing that I desperately needed. A Baron Baptiste studio opened up right next to my job and I spent so much time there that I began to work exchange for a teacher there. This woman taught me how to value my body and to treat it with love and respect instead of hatred and disgust. I then got involved with an organization called Studio to The Streets were some of my yoga friends and I would take yoga in to a homeless shelter and I knew this was what I wanted to do. On October 28th, 2012 I completed my 200 Hour teacher training. After that I completed training in Applying the Science of Yoga for Addictions. My goal is to use the knowledge that I have acquired to teach people to connect with their bodies and minds and to learn to expect themselves exactly as they are
Britt J. Ellis RYT 200
Britt J., is a longtime member of the 12-Step recovery community, experienced group facilitator, 200-hour RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, and graduate of Alpha Omega Yoga School. Here are brief descriptions of segments I will present: De-Mystifying the 12-Step Experience for Sustainable Recovery Courage to Change the Things We Can: Blending the 12 Steps with the Yamas & Niyamas as tools for self-inquiry and personal inventory False Evidence Appearing Real: Understanding Kleshas and the Afflicted, Addicted Mind
Sheri Cherokee E-RYT 500
Chidanandi Sheri, Founder and Director of Alpha- Omega Yoga, has been practicing yoga for 43 years and teaching for 33 years and is an internationally renowned teacher of Yoga. She is skilled in applying the science of yoga for addictions and has studied addictive behavior for 18 years. Yoga when practiced can heal the pain that lurks in the dark corners of one's being. It can shine the light of hope and healing one the soul level
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Our mission: “Alpha Omega Yoga is committed to facilitating the student’s experiences as they progress on their journey in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. Our mission is to promote self-awareness through the honored teachings of the Yamas and Niyamas (ethics). We believe the practice of yoga plants the seed of personal growth thus establishing a firm foundation in order to connect the mind, body, and spirit. We encourage students to be the witness and participant in their life and practice in turn contributing to the greater yoga community, spreading peace, self-acceptance and global awareness.”