Connection. Tradition. Mastery. TM

Yoga Teacher Training Program in Fairfield County, CT

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance® registered trainings prepare you to practice and guide Vinyasa, Open Level, Yin Flow, Yin, and Meditation practices with integrity & equity for all.

Fall 2023 In PersonSept 30 & Oct 1 , Oct 14, Oct 21 & 22
Nov 4 & 5 , Nov 11 & 12
12:30 – 3:30pm
Plus Personal Mentoring

Limited Spots Available

OnlineSelf Directed
100% Online
Interactive Learning Platform
Instant Access Upon Enrollment

Lifetime Downloadable Manual


This training offers a sophisticated education with personal mentoring on the philosophy, movement, anatomy, and all 8 limbs of yoga to enrich your practice and your life. Includes 1 year access, downloadable study manual, paper manual, lectures, media guide, class plans and sequences, along with unlimited in-studio and online live classes. Choose to study in 100% online or in person – in person offers small group setting, enhanced learning tools, personal coaching, monthly check ins and if you live locally, the opportunity to interview for a teaching position here at Sama. We know how much it takes to get to this point and warmly welcome you.

Apply online so that we can hear more about you and your wishes. Once you enroll, get instant access to unlimited classes, all courses, study materials and book list. To graduate, we prepare you to teach your 30 minute sequence, complete your tally of 50 classes taken – 25 at Sama Online or In Person – and submit your open book exam. Graduate with your Award Certificate, lifetime tools and connections, and become a RYT200 with the nationally accredited organization Yoga Alliance®.

Join to receive or share what you’ve learned.

We can’t wait to work with you and are here to support you.

“We co-created Sama Yoga Academy so that we may offer the traditional, philosophical wisdom of yoga alongside modern, anatomical knowledge to make yoga inclusive, accessible and empowering for every body, age and ability.”
– Rebekah & Angie

Rebekah Jacobs CPT, E-RYT®, YACEP® Founder, Owner Sama Yoga Center

Co-Founder Sama Yoga Academy, Nationally Accredited Training Program, Yoga Alliance ®
Co-Founder Sama Yoga Experiences

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT®
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP®
Certified Physical Trainer CPT
AMI Montessori Assistant Teacher Certified

Additional Training
Restorative & Anatomy, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT
Applied Psychology, Livia Cohen-Shapiro, M.A.
Hatha & Therapeutics, Ross Rayburn
Meditation, Sally Kempton
Pilates, Physical Mind
Prenatal, Mary Barnes, Jennifer Pettit
Somatic Awareness, Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga for Youth, Christine McArdle-Oquendo

Awards, Honors
2023 Local Love Award
2023 ‘Brilliant Woman’ Grown Brilliance
2022, 2021 ‘Best Yoga Studio’ Best of the Gold Coast
2019, 2018 Mindbody Visionary Award
Accessible Yoga Ambassador
Lululemon Ambassador
Leadership Summit Whistler

Personal Statement
With over 15 years of studio management, development and teaching experience, I credit my teachers and you for this opportunity to contribute. We developed Sama Academy for you-to support your education, well-being and life. From my first training until today, I continue to be an avid student and share what I’ve learned becuase I believe that a shift in mindset, breath, connection and movement brings us closer to ourselves and ultimately, to each other. Thank you for showing up for yourself, the people you love and in the world. We are so happy that you are here.

Angie Mandl, E-RYT 500®, YACEP®

Co-Founder Sama Yoga Academy, Nationally Accredited Training Program, Yoga Alliance ®
Co-Founder Sama Yoga Experiences

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT500®
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP®

Additional Training
Anatomy & Physiology, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT
Restorative, Jillian Pransky
Sanskrit, Terry Coe

Personal Statement
Having lived and studied in New Delhi, India for three years, yoga has become an integral part of my life. I believe that the practice of yoga contributes to a person’s well-being and contentment and am honored to share all my teachers have generously shared with me in our trainings.

Join This Teacher Training Program to Become A 200-Hour Yoga Alliance® Certified Yoga Teacher and Immerse in Your Own Well-Being. We are here for you.

What you need: A love of learning.

What you don’t need: To be able to touch your toes or balance on your hands!

What we ask of you: Observe, receive and breathe.

What you gain: A renewed sense of self, purpose, connection and action that will benefit you, your relationships and your life, forever.

What you receive: A certificate of completion and opportunity to register with the nationally recognized yoga teacher’s organization, the Yoga Alliance®.

Sama Yoga Academy offers the highest standards, registered with the Yoga Alliance®. We are here to help you nurture your practice, help you gain confidence, and empower you with the tools needed to have a more intimate relationship with your yoga practice, both in the classroom and in your life. Led by Sama Founder Rebekah Jacobs and Sama Academy Co-Founder Angie Mandl. With their shared experience of over 20 years of teaching, training and studying, they blend their unique gifts of ancient yogic wisdom alongside modern anatomical knowledge to offer you the best and most comprehensive yoga teacher training. This program invites you to create a lifelong connection to yourself, your practice, and prepares you to share traditional yoga as a Sama-trained 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Certified teacher. If you have been practicing for about a year, you are ready.