The MasterCourses

"Yoga is the fulfillment of your soul's purpose.

It is aligning with the creative power of life."

–R.R. Shakti, PhD 

Live in Alignment.
  • ENTER a powerful dimension of yoga experience to amplify your practice.
  • EXAMINE the limiting messages that inhibit you...and learn to heal them.
  • ENHANCE your courage, creativity, emotional resiliency, and abundance.
  • ADVANCE your teaching skill and yoga studies for more in-depth and inclusive offerings.  
  • ALIGN your world, your relationships, and your life's purpose so that you can truly...
  • AWAKEN your Inner Power. 
Nine hybrid MasterCourses released monthly

MasterCourses are HYBRID yoga education programs, including One/One Mentorship, Live Zoom Practice/Discussion + Pre-recorded Sessions Online. Register for an individual MasterCourse weekend or apply to attend the entire MasterCourse Series toward 300-hour Certification*.
(CEUs are available for Certified Yoga Teachers.)

Develop Your Voice & Vision.
Clarify your personal myth. Strengthen your voice. Develop a teaching strategy that inspires your students seek deeper knowledge and to feel empowered by the learning journey.
Awaken Your Inner Power.
Clarify your personal myth. Strengthen your voice. Develop a teaching strategy that inspires your students seek deeper knowledge and to feel empowered by the learning journey.
Enjoy the Fountain of You.
Explore Yoga history like a family tree...or like a fountain with different springs, leading from Indian origins to your practice, today! Survey the teachings of yoga through various texts. 
Sanskrit & Sacred Sound
Learn pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet. Feel its sonic resonance as a sound meditation. Recognize and write the Devanāgarī script. 
Subtle Body Alchemy
Experience the subtle energy body through prana, vayu, bandha, mudra, spanda kriyas, and mantra. Glimpse the alchemical roots of the chakras.
Yoga & Ayurveda 
Learn Ayurveda principles for holistic wellness with an intro. to the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tibetan healing systems.
Tantra & the Jungian Dream

Examine myth, symbol, and archetype. Activate deep wisdom from shadow work and dream analysis. Celebrate the practice as an evolution of psycho-spiritual development.

Yoga Stories & Symbols

Discover treasures embedded within the Indian stories. Weave story into your yoga classes to ignite imagination and inspire deeper contemplative practice.

Yoga & Social Activism
Yoga as Seva and Social Action. Study the Bhagavad Gita to identify its value in the world today. Review the Yoga Sutras for real-life leadership and community activism.

*Upon satisfactory completion of all MasterCourse modules and 3 live, Seasonal Immersions, graduates are eligible to register 300 hours of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance. Completion of accredited 200-hour and 300-hour courses qualifies graduates to register as a Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.

Meet your guide.
R.R. Shakti, PhD is the founder of Inner Power Yoga®. She holds a doctoral degree for her work in Mythology and Depth Psychology and is an international yoga teacher, ritual facilitator, speaker, and writer. Shakti presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.
For the 300-HOUR MasterCourse Series, Shakti offers a comprehensive approach to the Indian origins of yoga and the fundamentals of Sanskrit texts, Tantrik teachings, and Esoteric Alchemy that have inspired and informed the practice. You will learn the Inner Power Yoga® approach to physical āsana anatomy and alignment which includes the 4 cores & Spanda Kriyas, as well as a Yogic approach to Depth Psychology. Shakti also guides the study of subtle energy body practices of Hatha Yoga, including pranayama, mudras, vayus, bandhas, and mantra. She is stoked to work with special guests to provide a comprehensive vision of yoga as social activism for the current cultural climate and beyond...
Compliments from a few STFs (student-teacher-friends).
The vast breadth and depth of Shakti’s wisdom and knowledge is perfectly matched and balanced by her expansive heart. She uses psychology and myth, holistic wisdom, experience, and the ancient texts and stories of yoga to infuse all of her teachings. She possesses a profound understanding of life and living as well as of death and dying. Shakti is thoughtful, spiritual, and sage. She teaches with grace from the depth of her own eternal light and shines it radiantly on everyone she meets. She IS Inner Power. She is love. I am continually grateful for the fortune that brought her into my life. It will be a lifelong connection.
Ingrid Sepahpur | Lincoln NE
My experience of Shakti cannot fully be put into words. I’m always left with a profound sense of being loved, included, ‘up-leveled’ and empowered whenever I work with her. She not only is an amazing wealth of knowledge, she also embodies the depth of yoga and lives it in all aspects of her life. She has cultivated an exquisite capacity to lead, relate, and transmit the wisdom of her studies through living it, living in integrity with it and walking the path through her life experience. She is a true diamond in today’s evolving world and human consciousness.
Thomas Radtke | Sedona AZ
Being a student of Shakti’s for more than ten years has given me the tools I need to face my shadows and expose my true light. Her innate wisdom to teach from the heart coupled with her genuine love of teaching, constantly inspires me to want to live my life from its highest potential as authentically as I can. Her gift and ability to share through storytelling makes learning from her a unique privilege unlike any other student/teacher experience. 
Colleen Rose | Miramar Lake FL
Studying under Shakti was an amazing spiritual awakening! She is the most studied individual I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. She empowered each of us to find our own path as an instructor by educating us with science-based information. I am more then prepared to lead others to the wonderful path of yoga! 
Traci Rocho | Angola IN
Shakti has this unique joyously maternal intensity that provides a balance rare in practice. She is generously gentle and powerful in equal measure, teasing students to stretch their tolerance for the sweet and the hidden aspects of themselves. As she guides you through class, she leads you on a journey colored with myth, tantra, science, love, and likely many giggles—and you follow her every step of the way. She is the teacher who reminds you of your true nature and reflects that back to you: she offers you an experience of yourself as love...and patiently waits for you to take it.
Gretchen Fruchey | Fort Wayne IN
My life began feeling quite different after my first experience with Shakti, her energy and teachings are ones I will take with me all through life.  I learned the modality  of  love from Shakti and if we are going to change the hearts of others then we have to be the embodiment of love.  In a world desperately seeking love,  Shakti has managed  to be an effortless and endless wellspring  for others and herself.  I am forever grateful to not only be student but as Shakti says “a student/teacher/friend
Casey McVay | Crested Butte CO
Shakti is the kind of teacher you can practice and study with time and time again. Her unique transmissions encompass a multitude of layers. She is infinitely interesting and interested. In just one encounter, you’ll feel enriched and the teachings, the breadth she is capable of imprinting, will continue to expand and reveal itself for many moments to come.
Erin Watkins | Leadville CO
Unlimited Access
With full enrollment in the MasterCourses, you get  Unlimited Access Membership–that means full access to all Soul Artist Academy course modules, Myth & Mystic soul story subscription, live-stream classes and growing on-demand video library in the CommUnity Practice forum.