200-Hour Teacher Training Program

Buffalo, NY | October 4, 2019 - March 22, 2020

Ready For A New Yoga Adventure?

Looking to Deepen Your Yoga Knowledge?

Have A Desire To Share Your Passion?


Whether you want to enhance your yoga practice — or teach and inspire others — our 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is your opportunity to achieve your goals. 
Get ready to learn, grow and thrive
In each class, you’ll gain new perspective and valuable abilities. Throughout the course, we’ll guide you through a core set of in-depth lessons, including: 
  • Asana
  • Meditation
  • Practice-teaching
  • Practice-hands-on assisting
  • Self-discovery
You’ll also forge lifelong connections with your classmates, as you create a strong, uplifting community. 
Learn the foundations — and so much more
Throughout the training, you’ll learn everything you need to start teaching, including:
  • The foundation of poses and alignment
  • Assisting techniques
  • Sequencing
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Philosophy
You’ll also establish essential professional skills, including:
  • Clear communication
  • Confident public speaking
  • Extensive personal development
The Mind Body Flow difference: more skills, more confidence 
Most yoga schools only show you what to teach. At Mind Body Flow Yoga, we teach you the why and the how. Our course is carefully designed to give you the knowledge, insight and confidence you need to keep taking your practice to the next level and — if you choose — to teach classes as a powerful leader and impactful instructor. 
At Mind Body Flow, you’ll get the in-depth tools and hands-on experience to empower you as a future teacher, a skilled yogi, and a leader in your community. This is your life — and your opportunity to shine.


The training will consist of six weekends (one weekend per month, beginning in October of 2019), spanning over the course of six months

The weekends are “intensive,” meaning that the days will be packed full in order to give you the ultimate training experience!

Be prepared to devote your entire days to the trainings.

While schedules vary somewhat from day to day/weekend to weekend, here is what a typical day of the intensive program looks like:

Fri- 5:45pm-11pm
Sat- 7am-9pm
Sun- 7am-6pm

Breaks will be given throughout the day and start and end times may vary.

Unleash The Teacher Module

Weekend 1

The Awakened Practice Module

October 4th – 6th, 2019

  • Create an exciting and limitless new future for yourself.
  • Gain concrete tools to create confidence in public speaking and in presenting a yoga class
  • Give and receive empowering feedback
  • Be a confident leader in action and discover your power
  • Get practical experience implementing the Baptiste Methodology
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Demystify yoga poses and alignment
  • Learn modifications to adapt your practice
  • Hands-on assisting tools and practice
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice

Weekend 2

The Fundamentals Of Flow Module

November 15th – 17th, 2019

Weekend 3

Unleash The Teacher Module

December 6th – 8th, 2019

  • Gain concrete tools to create confidence in public speaking and in presenting a yoga class
  • Give and receive empowering feedback
  • Be a confident leader in action and discover your power
  • Get practical experience implementing the Baptiste Methodology
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Learn more about Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
  • Learn how your body is working in yoga poses through sound physiological principles, anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology with hands-on practice and enlightening lectures.
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice

Weekend 4

The Yoga Body Module

January 10th – 12th, 2020

Weekend 5

The Enlightened Practice Module

February 7th – 9th, 2020

  • Discover the roots of yoga, including its history, philosophy, and the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
  • Develop and strengthen your meditation practice.
  • Gain concrete tools and practice to guide meditation for others.
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Learn about holistic living and well-being, including mindful nutrition and how to Live Your Practice both on and off your yoga mat.
  • Strengthen your organizational and teamwork skills while learning about the business of yoga.
  • Take a look behind the scenes into the business of yoga
  • Work in a team environment to create a service project to support the local community
  • Daily asana practice
  • Daily meditation practice

Weekend 6

Live Your Practice Module

March 20th – 22nd, 2020



A minimum of 6 months of consistent practice. We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our participants to guarantee a higher level of proficiency.

READY for a new adventure?

Please fill out and submit your application below.


Space is limited
$ 3,200
  • Full Program
  • 200-Hr Certification

Your Instructors

This program is being led by Baptiste Trained Teacher, Derek Waddy, and Mind Body Flow Yoga Studio Owner & Certified Baptiste Teacher, Marina Mukandala

Derek Waddy

Derek Waddy, has been a student of yoga since 2010 and his yoga journey began shortly after playing collegiate football at Towson University. Yoga was recommended to him by a former teammate as a way to stay in shape and as a tool that can be used to help heal his body. Initially, extremely hesitant, Derek, decided to give yoga a try and now it is a practice that he considers to be a key resource for his health and well-being.

Derek, completed Art of Assisting, level 1, and level 2 training with the Baptiste Power Yoga institute. He completed his 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with Sid McNairy and has served as a lululemon Ambassador. Derek acknowledges Sid McNairy, Patty Ivey, Luca Richards, Kiersten Mooney, and Alice Riccardi, for their support and mentorship which has helped Derek evolve as teacher/leader. Derek went on to work closely with Kiersten Mooney, in leading Teacher Trainings and retreats.

Derek, has lead Teacher Trainings and retreats in various parts of the United States and abroad. Derek, enjoys using yoga as a tool to increase awareness, confidence, and enhance life skills with inner city youth.

Derek, has a passion for being with and encouraging people. He is known for his contagious smile and sweaty, fun, challenging classes. You will leave Derek’s class feeling renewed, strengthened, and inspired.

Marina Mukandala

Marina took her very first yoga class in 2004. She remembers never having felt such immense peace, stillness, relaxation, and clarity, as she had that evening following her first class.

For the first time in her life, Marina, learned she had the ability to carry this state of euphoria with her everywhere she went. She learned how to show up in her life off of the mat, just as powerfully as she did on my mat. Marina, discovered that she was stronger and more capable than she ever imagined or gave herself credit for…not just in a yoga posture, but in her life.

It was then that the dream of one day becoming a yoga teacher and opening up her own yoga studio emerged. Marina, wanted to share this practice with the world.

In 2009, Marina, attended her first ever yoga teacher training – in the Bikram method, and began teaching yoga. In 2012, Marina, attended Baptiste Foundations in Action, opened up her own yoga studio, Mind Body Flow Yoga, in East Amherst, New York, and attended Baptiste Level One Training.

In 2013, Marina, attended Baptiste Level Two Training and Art of Assisting. In 2014, Marina, became certified as a Baptiste Yoga Teacher. In 2015, Mind Body Flow Yoga, was awarded the SBA Small Business of the year award. In 2018, Marina, along with her dear friend, Pino Rizzi, released their very own power yoga DVD, which was highlighted and featured in the Buffalo News and Buffalo Magazine.

This all has been an incredible journey, all while raising three young children, along with Marina’s husband, Magezi.

Marina, is committed to touching countless lives through this powerful, life changing practice all of the days of her life.


The training will consist of six weekends (one weekend per month, beginning in October of 2019), spanning over the course of six months

Mind Body Flow Yoga
9390 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051

Tel: +1 (716) 218-3167

Participants will be responsible for their own food (meals and snacks) and accommodations, if traveling from out of town.

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga block
  • Yoga strap
  • Refillable water bottle, gatorade or other electrolyte replenisher
  • Plenty of yoga clothes and towels for sweaty asana practice
  • Meals and snacks for each day

*There is a limited supply of yoga mats, blocks, straps, towels, and water at the studio. So, please plan to bring your own.

Teacher Training is refundable in full until October 1st, 2019. No refunds after that point.

To get the full impact of the program you must attend all parts/modules of the training. Each module builds and the previous and reinforce each other.

Questions? Contact US