2020 Yoga School Program -Learning How To Teach Yoga

yoga training 2019-12

 Our school is not a cookie-cutter approach, like those offered in many studios. This program is NOT for students who are only interested in a quick certification or a spa-like vacation. If you attend each class, arriving on time and remaining for the duration of all sessions, complete all homework and requirements, and if the school feels that you have earned it, yes; you will receive a certificate of completion from Yoga at Connie’s. Just remember, by attending this program you are not buying a certificate. You are buying an experience. This is not a certificate mill.
This program is NOT for students who are only interested in a quick certification or a spa-like vacation. We’re interested in working with students who have a genuine desire to grow, teach, and/or take their physical practice and lives in a deeper place. These students will possess a sense of grace, HONESTY, humility, respect, and love for the art of yoga.
You will develop a full toolbox of fundamentals—postures, breathwork, meditation, anatomy, sequencing, philosophy, history, adjustments, and the business of yoga.
Once you have received the minimum requirement of 200 hr according to Yoga Alliance standards – that is just the beginning, and I do mean the beginning. There will be years of practice and much more education. Most studios don’t tell you that, but I do.
We practice yoga because it makes our lives better – healthier, happier, more holistic.  This practical, foundation program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice.  If you aspire to teach, you are in good company: many of the Central Illinois Yoga Teachers started their journey here. We want you to master the fundamentals, so completing our program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher.

If you have additional questions about our school, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. Connie Pease 217-620-3306

Please fill out the application and return for a Welcome Interview: 2019 TT Application

Cost 1200.00 ( $200.00 nonrefundable application fee)

MANUAL: The manual is revised and current for 2020-. Written by Connie Pease
Two years of consistent asana practice and a letter of recommendation from a teacher before accepting students into the teacher-training program.
DAYS: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Saturdays 8:30 am-1:30 pm
You can start right now after the Welcome Interview.
Classes are held at the Barn.
2020 Modules Dates: To Be Announced
125 hr Class Study and + 50 hr Yoga Practice at the Barn

20 hr Practicum
25 hr Personal Study
2 hr Testing and Video


Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
Hands-on adjustments
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
The Business of Yoga


Teaching Tradition Lineage: Krishnamacharya, TK Desikachar, Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy,” and Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga.
Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
Learn to teach truly: Our program is not about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead, an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
Find Yourself: We give you space and opportunity to find your teaching style.

School Holiday Closures (no TTC classes on the following days): Labor Day Weekend, Halloween Evening, Thanksgiving (Weds – Fri), Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Easter, Memorial Day Weekend

Program cost $1200.00

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $200.00

Payment plan or a Work Program is available.

Refund Policy:

All payments must be paid when due.

Once the student begins the training, there will be no refunds issued.

If Yoga at Connie’s cancels the teacher training, a full credit or refund will be given.

Yoga at Connie’s reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.

YS Make-up Policy:

Although 100% attendance is highly encouraged, please note the following regarding making up missed work.  If a participant misses all or a portion of a YTT scheduled classes, it is their responsibility, at their own expense, to make up the missed work by the next YTT scheduled classes.  These hours are part of the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification requirement.  Depending on the time missed, make-up work may include any or all of the following:  participation in additional classes/downloads missed, journal writing assignments, paper writing assignments, phone conversations with the instructor and private lessons with the instructor or other assigned teacher at that teacher’s private lesson fee.