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.
We also are offering a $1000.00 scholarship for teacher training to our vets.
YOGA FOR VETS ($1000 scholarship)
For a veteran interested in learning to teach yoga. The scholarship is open to all veterans, any age, male or female.
Must be a veteran. Please tell us what war and what armed forces you served in.
Have at least 6 months consistent yoga practice (at least once a week). Please specify where you have been studying, with whom, what style of yoga you’ve been practicing.
Write a 1-3 page essay. Essay should be double spaced, Time New Roman font, 12 pt. answering the following questions:
What has the practice of yoga done for you?
What do you hope to accomplish through the study of yoga?
Why do you want to do a yoga teacher training?
Provide two (2) letters of recommendation.
Call for more info- Connie Pease 217-620-3306
Please fill out application and return for an interview :
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM INCLUDES:
Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
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
WHAT MAKES YOGA AT CONNIE’S TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?
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.
Below is a “schedule” for our weekends. I will do my best to stick to it, but please know that schedules are good to have but often have to be put aside when things come up.
7 Weekends, Friday 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(140 contact hours)
Our current schedule is as follows:
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Friday 6:30 -9:00 pm
6:30-7:30 Yoga Class
7:45-9:00 Into and Review
Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:30pm
8:30-10:00 Yoga Class
10:15 – 12:45 Postural Training
3:15 – 4:30 Session
Specific Session weekends:
Special Guest Speakers
Please keep in mind the refund and make-up policy. If you are going to miss any of a weekend, please contact me as soon as possible.
Program cost $1900.00
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.
YTT 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 weekend, it is their responsibility, at their own expense, to make up the missed work by the next YTT weekend. A typical YTT weekend consists of approximately 20 contact hours with an instructor. 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.