There's Yoga, Then There's YogaZama

शम Zama (n) ~ balance, equanimity (Sanskrit)

YogaZama's 200-hour RYT program balances eastern tradition with western neuroscience to bring its students next-level yoga. 

Based on our psychotherapeutic yoga curriculum at The LISPY School, YogaZama steeps neurobiology and psychology into traditional yoga teacher training — with instruction in asana, pranayama, Ayurveda, mudras and more.

In addition to learning the necessary yoga foundations to be a successful instructor, YogaZama students will also explore:

  • Biomechanics of Movement and Physiology
  • Mantra Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Psychopathology and Yoga


In just 9 weeks you can walk away with a 200-hour RYT that goes deeper than standard yoga training. With YogaZama, you'll learn how to use yoga to transform both the brain and the body. And, in times like these, you know everyone can use some mind-body love.

YogaZama | Strong Body, Strong Mind


Already a yoga therapist or mental health clinician? Try our 200-Hour Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Yoga RYT, designed for use in clinical settings!

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Course Schedule

Weekend 1: Oct. 9-11

  • Assigned self-study due on Oct. 9
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 2: Oct. 16-18

  • Assigned self-study due on Oct. 16
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 3: Oct. 23-25

  • Assigned self-study due on Oct. 23
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 4: Oct. 30-Nov.1

  • Assigned self-study due on Oct. 30
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 5: Nov. 6-8

  • Assigned self-study due on Nov. 6
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 6: Nov. 13-15

  • Assigned self-study due on Nov. 13
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 6: Nov. 20-22

  • Assigned self-study due on Nov. 20
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Nov. 23-30: Thanksgiving Break


Weekend 7: Dec. 4-6

  • Assigned self-study due on Dec. 4
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend 8: Dec. 11-13

  • Assigned self-study due on Dec. 11
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Note: Due to COVID-19 and its resulting complications, our class make-up policy for the Fall 2020 term will be flexible. Ideally, each weekend should be attended live -- whether that be in-person at our office or via video. We recognize that may not be possible for all students at this time. Please reach out to our team at yo@yogazama.com if you anticipate missing more than two weekends of live study. 

Meet the Faculty

Head Instructor

Lisa Scheller

Lisa Scheller is a 200-hour RYT and a Certified Personal Trainer with 12 years of experience. She has worked for Equinox in New York and Dallas for the past 8 years. In 2012 she attended a Mindfulness Retreat at Plum Village, a Buddhist Monastery, and studied meditation under Thich Nhat Hanh. Her background is in dance, with 15 years of formal ballet training and an 8-year career as an office coach and Yoga Teacher for competitive figure skaters. Lisa attended Joschi International School of Yoga for her 200-hour training and has continued her yoga education through workshops at Pure Yoga and Equinox in New York.

200-hour LISPY RYT, LPC-intern

Alana McCraw

Alana McCraw is a LISPY 200-hour graduate from the September 2019 cohort. She is furthering her study and knowledge of yoga through courses at Yoga International. Alana graduated from the Integrative Nutrition Health Coach program in March 2017 and is furthering her education and skills with Precision Nutrition. Alana is currently a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate who graduated in May 2019 where she earned her Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The institution was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche; meditation and contemplative self-reflection were the core elements of Alana's training and continue to guide her not only on her personal journey, but in her clinical discernment and application of counseling.

200-hour LISPY RYT, LPC-Associate

Amber Ambriz

Amber Ambriz is a 200-hour RYT who graduated through the LISPY program. She is continuing her yoga education through mentorship and online training. Amber is currently a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate at Lifeologie Dallas where she originally began interning as a graduate student. During her time at Texas Woman's University, she was a graduate assistant for the Health and Wellbeing Initiative, she has always lived her life holistically but it was during this time that she deeply understood that mind, body, environment, and financial wellness are what she sees as a healthy lifestyle for herself. This realization guided her training to learn more about the intersection of mind and body.