2018-2019 200 hr Teacher Training


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.

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

Cost 1900.00 ( $200.00 nonrefundable application fee)

MANUAL: The manual is revised and current for Learning How To Teach Yoga. Written by Connie Pease
Two years of consistent asana practice and a letter of recommendation from a teacher before accepting students into teacher-training program.
DAYS: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
You can start right now after the Welcome Interview.
Classes are held at the Barn.
2018-19 Modules Dates:
Module 1: November 5- December 26
Module 2: February 25 to March 25
Module 3: April 8 to May 8
Module 4: May 20 to June 19
Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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 $1900.00  

Non refundable Application Fee: $200.00

Payment plan 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.

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 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.