Sage Roots

Foundational Tantra Yoga 200hr
Sept 9-Dec 16, 2022




The Sage Apprenticeship was born from a love of yoga and nature. It is the kind of program I sought for years, where I could be guided by a dedicated practitioner (a woman even!) into the fine mysteries of spirituality that would support my life and my heart. Tantra is a vast compendium of wisdom that gives this support. We just need someone to give us the tools and then initiate us into the practice.

What this means is that yes, at first our guide must hold our hands a bit. Our guide must be experienced and clear enough (and in Tantra, have the shakti) to understand where we are at physically and mentally, and from what place to begin. Our guide is also a listener, one that can help us reveal both our blocks and innermost desires, to set better goals for what lies ahead. Practiced on the soil of Ayurveda, nurtured by sacred texts, timeless practices of the Himalayas and continued self reflection, tantra helps awaken the flame of our intelligence. Like a deep taproot it connects us to what matters most in our hearts. We become nourished in ways we never knew possible.



But this nourishment often comes at a price. The time and dedication needed to 'get there' is our ‘sacrifice.’ Our dedication to practice and living in alignment with nature is fuel for the fire of awakening. It may seem to “burn” a bit to let poor habits go. But with patience, trustful surrender and dedicated time, we are able to shift our perspective to see that the “burn” no longer hurts.  We feel good. We feel empowered and whole. Our ‘sacrifice’ of letting go of old ways becomes a potent flame that instead of burning us, shines on and  illuminates us. This flame of inner knowing is "the Sage within." It frames our new worldview, an empowered view for navigating life.

When we are steady in our practice (which is supported when one has a guide) we are able to strengthen our resolve and our courage. The support we receive helps us to face the unknown, and brings a pillar to strengthen us during our transformations. The Sage Apprenticeship is a program that offers both the guidance as well as the tools, while being a unique training in that we meet weekly. So for 4 months (at the foundational level) and then again for 6 months (at the advanced level) students are held by the container of our sangha and their practice of tantra. This weekly meet up helps every person build resilience and wisdom for challenges that arise from within their own lives and world change. These tantric practices then, saturate one with experience, an empowered worldview, guidance and a beautiful community of like hearts. The apprenticeship then becomes the vehicle, a pushpaka, for one to better reach self-realization and fulfillment in the world.

Students are nurtured, freed from past bondages of suffering and transformed into seeds of love-wisdom-power that can then be shared-in their own way, style and fusion of interests-to their families, friends and communities.

It is in this seeding that I firmly believe the authentic, empowered wisdom of Tantra Yoga can help have impact to benefit and help heal our world.

xobrooke

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“With individual support and the company of like minds, the Sage Yoga Teacher Training Program will guide you towards your own growth and evolution while deepening relationships to both your inner and outer world.”
- Brooke Sullivan
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Join me this Fall for this unique opportunity to receive practical wisdom and guidance, with the powerful teachings of Sri Vidya Tantra- otherwise known as Shakta Yoga.

You may join us for the Sage Roots Foundational 200 Hour portion, or if you already have a solid practice and background of yoga and ayurveda, you may join us for Sage Wisdom Advanced 300 Hour portion. 

Sept 9- Dec 16, 2022 Sage Roots
Jan 13-Jun 23, 2023 Sage Wisdom

*Take the whole 500hrs for a complete + powerful training in Tantra*


The Sage Apprenticeship offers personal and group guidance that supports each individual in understanding and embodying the power and therapeutics of classical Tantra Yoga. The time we spend together goes well beyond intellectual knowledge. It offers the energetic and physical science to craft personal practices, and through our weekly gatherings, a steady taste of the power of the infinite. The light of the sage within takes root as embodied knowledge- which becomes exalted knowledge -the seed for one's personal empowerment and relational healing.

Sage Roots supports positive transformation through embodied practice, which builds a solid foundation for the advanced practices. Students graduate with a deep understanding of how to wisely sequence practices for personal as well as professional use. One of the main goals of this training is Self Transformation.

Sage Wisdom brings the student into deeper folds of the energy and power of Tantra, Yoga and Ayurveda. Students learn about Kundalini Shakti, what it is, how to access it and how to prepare for it (Sage Alchemy). The course also helps students refine and strengthen their knowledge of Who they Are and What their Life Purpose is. One of the main goals of this training is to become so lit by the intelligence and tools of Tantra, that one is able to share it to the world. In this manner Sage Wisdom has the goal of Seeding Tantric Wisdom. We do this through personal "dharma" projects that strengthen the student's unique skills, talents, and practices to bring into their communities.

We explore the path of dharmic living through personal inquiry, community development, and an understanding of kundalini shakti. Our goal is to empower individuals to be living flames of wisdom that they can bring healing, growth and transformation to their own communities and professions.



Our International Classes will be streaming Online from Asheville, NC:

Sept 9-Dec 16, 2022

Fridays + 3 Weekend Workshops: 10-5pm ET
Sept 24/25; Oct 22/23; Nov 19/20; 


*All Classes Are Recorded If Missed*

**This program is followed immediately by Sage Wisdom, our signature level 2 Tantric Apprenticeship (a 300hr YTT course). For those who desire to teach, taking both programs together will certify one to become registered as a 500hr Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. These programs are for self transformation, dharmic alignment and healing prior to busting out teachers. We welcome people of every diversity and support the uniqueness of every voice and each individual. Partial scholarships are available for our BIPOC  and marginalized community members.**


They say that when the student is ready, the teacher shall appear. If it is the time for you, please do not hesitate to give me a call. Together we can see if this program is a good fit for you.

To schedule a 15min chat with me click this link:
brookeshannon.as.me







Our spectrum of focus includes (but is not limited to) classical Yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic nutrition, Tantric practices, crafting wise sequences (based on physiology, energetics, nature and mind) and consecrating a steady home practice in a constantly shifting world.

The Sage Roots Foundational 200 YTT is a certified program, whereupon completion, one can take a final exam to apply as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr. level with Yoga Alliance.

This virtual program allows students from all over the world to come together in community and learn ancient wisdom from the comfort and ease of their own home.




With the addition of the Yoga of Ayurveda, Sage Roots offers a deeper dive beyond the basic framework and foundational practices offered in most yoga trainings. Below is a list of topics we cover over the 200hr+ course:

  • What is Tantra: 5 definitions
  • Overview and Applications of Classical Tantra Yoga
  • Overview of Ayurveda: Intro to and how to live this sister science of yoga for health, stability and enhancing one’s practices (beyond the books, into embodiment)
  • What is Source Consciousness/Higher Reality/Ishta Devata (personal belief)
  • What is Svadharma + SvaTantra: Tantra as keystone practice for the one's soul purpose
  • The Ceremonial Journey of Consciousness into Matter: Samkhya Philosophy
  • Ancient Text: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (Classical vs. Tantra Yoga)
  • Ancient Text: Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Tantra + Kundalini)
  • The Royal Path of Raja Yoga: One complete spiritual path 
  • The Yamas + Niyamas: Foundational Guidance for Being a Good Human
  • Kriya Yoga: The Middle Path of Practice
  • The Anatomy of Breath 
  • Anatomy + Physiology: Key teachings for Yoga *Taught by guest anatomist
  • Wise Sequencing (Vinyasa Krama) skillful understanding of biodynamics + bioenergetics: The role of the 'families', safety, alignment, therapeutics, organs + organ systems, energetics, gunas (mind), prana vayus, chakras + dosha application
  • Architecting a Practice: Form, Function + Creative Integration (Tantric Weaving)
  • Sage Techniques for Shakta Tantra Yoga: pranayama, tantric meditations, cleansing techniques, the use of mantras, mudras and bandha for intelligent design
  • Yoga Sadhana: Developing a consistent, adaptive + supportive home practice 
  • Yoga Chikitsa (yoga therapy breakdown of postures, breathing techniques, etc...) 
  • Dinacharya (Self Care Practices): the importance of one’s daily rhythm, routine and basic lifestyle habits that support one's individual constitution
  • 10 Daily Habits of Ayurveda: A bi-weekly practice for ease in transformation
  • Teaching Methodology: Alignment, risks + safety, use of language + verbal cues
  • The Ritual of A Classroom
  • Herbal allies for the practice of Yoga: see The Yogis Apothecary for additional study
  • Shakti Mantras specific to the Himalayan Sage Tradition
  • Pranayama: Key breathing techniques and their therapeutic value
  • Yoga + the Doshas: Understanding constitution + lifestyle within one's practice
  • Yoga + the Mind: methodologies for stabilizing and sharpening mental acuity.
  • The Business of Yoga-from capitalism and appropriation to community outreach and honoring authentic, traditional yoga
  • What is Dharma + Dharmic living

*The Sage Apprenticeship includes mentors (student alumni), a group assistant, an office assistant and the group itself as support. We value connection and communication first and foremost, which helps build diversity within community. Students will also be paired with an accountability buddy to work with in class as well as support outside of class.

Our programs often lead to lifelong friendships with diverse people of similar values. We have seen that most students become "seeds" of healing and transformation within their own communities, while still maintaining connection (and therefore also receiving support) to this one they have nurtured during our time together.








~ From Mystery to Mastery ~
Sage Roots

Foundational Tantra Yoga 200hr.


2022 Dates:

Sept 9-Dec 16, 2022

Fridays + 3 Weekend Workshops: 10-5pm ET
Sept 24/25; Oct 22/23; Nov 19/20; 
(held online via Zoom conference call)

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Teacher: Brooke Sullivan
Director of The Wild Temple

Program price: $3600
Early enrollment before June 30, 2022: $1999

Standard enrollment (July-September): $2299

Deposit to hold your place: $350

Payment Plans available!

*BIPOC partial scholarships: Click HERE to apply.*


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Upon completion of the 200hrs, students will be required to take a written exam and demonstrate teaching abilities to receive certification.

The online classes will stream live from the yoga studio in Asheville NC, with the opportunity for partner activities/breakout rooms hosted via our Zoom portal.

Brooke will be presenting this full program along with guest teachers, and local students to show variations of the asana, and beginner/intermediate options for the class.


About Brooke...


BA, c-IAYT, e-RYT500 is a yoga therapist, Tantric Herbalist, writer, retreat leader, practitioner and educator of the Science and Philosophy of Sri Vidya Tantra. She is the director of The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom and lead teacher of The Sage Apprenticeship.

An initiate of the Himalayan Sages, her passion is to empower and to embody the sacred in all aspects of life and her mission is to empower people… sometimes even, radically… to step into their highest, healthiest most powerful selves.

Brooke’s dedication to yoga and the healing arts has been cultivated with almost 20 years of experience in yoga, Ayurveda, herbalism, vitalism, vibrational healing (flower essences, homeopathy, Tibetan Energy Healing) and holistic woman care as well as cultivating the art of self care while traveling internationally.

She has a deep and driving desire to understand and connect to the beauty and joy in all life and in all people while being inspired and inspiring others in  the mystical wisdom traditions that light all hearts.



"I am incredibly grateful to have found Wild Temple Yoga, having seen it intertwine with my own talents and schooling, into a usable form. Before I started studying with Brooke, I did not know how to keep all my tools and skills in the 'same toolbox'.

I had different skill sets and knowledge for different needs when a client or friend would ask for help. This schooling  has taught me a beautiful weaving of all my gifts to offer in service to the world. I have found clarification on my path and the next steps in creating a flow and form of how I can offer all my knowledge.

The Deep level and profound knowledge I have gained from Brooke over the last year has changed my life. I have had amazing insights. The way that she delivers this ancient wisdom of tantra and yoga wrapped and intertwined with herbal and plant knowledge - it is a beautiful delivery with her funky Flair."


- K. Rose,
Santa Rosa, CA


“Brooke and The Wild Temple School have given me an anchor into the world that I have been seeking all my life.

The teachings that Brooke shares in all aspects of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Herbalism are rich in the nectar of ancient wisdom and truth, providing a sacred container for the ultimate transformation of self.

This beautiful co-creative haven of learning has given me a guiding light on the path of understanding how I walk and express my creative individuality in the world and in my community as well as the tools to walk in alignment with my highest self.”



- C. Craft,
Nevada City, CA


If you are ready to dive in to the world of Tantra Yoga, add to your tools of resilience
and wisdom, and step into your life's purpose,

Register now!

We only accept a limited group of people to ensure quality education,
so please register ASAP :)

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