Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Akasha’s yoga teacher training programs emphasizes teaching techniques, but it isn’t necessary that teaching yoga be your ultimate goal. Participants gain a fuller understanding of yoga theory and practice, history and philosophy, and how yoga relates to and enriches their own lives. Often, participants discover working with other people is itself the greatest learning experience.

The programs includes:

Philosophy and psychology of yoga
Anatomy and physiology of yoga
Teaching and practicing asanas
Asana class structure with sequences
Teaching and practicing pranayama
Relaxation techniques
Diet, nutrition and ayurveda
Meditation techniques

02-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200Upon successful completion of the programs, participants will be 200-hour certified and 300-hour certified yoga instructors. They will also be eligible to become Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance for an additional fee.

02-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300Akasha Yoga Center’s 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings are registered with the Yoga Alliance. Instruction is led by director Jennifer Ewert with Dr Scott Roos and Dr Chris Allen. The 200-hour program is held over ten weekends in the course of nine months. The 300-hour program is held over eight weekends and two week-long sessions consisting of eight days over the course of one year.

200-Hour Program 300-Hour Program
Three day sessions meet: Week sessions meet:
Fridays 7 to 9 pm 7 am-9 pm everyday (3 meal breaks)
Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Weekend sessions meet:
Sundays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturdays 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Two day sessions meet: Sundays 8:30am-6:30 pm
Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sundays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
200-Hour 2017 Program Dates: 300-Hour Program Dates:
September 15-17 2017 2018 schedule coming soon!
October 21-22
November 10-12
December 1-3
January 13-14 2018
January 26-28
February 16-18
March 16-18
April 13-15
May 4-6
200-Hour Program Tuition: 300-Hour Program Tuition:
Total Program Tuition-$2900
Total Program Tuition-$4000
Early Bird-Pay $200 Save $200 by April 15th
Early Bird-Pay $300 Save $300 by Feb 15
Application Fee-$50 towards tuition
Application Fee-$50 towards tuition
First Installment-$1450 by Sept 1
First Installment-$1500 by Feb 25
Second Installment-$1450 by Jan 1
Second Installment-$1250 by Aug 28
Paid in Full-$2700 tuition by Sept 1
Third Installment-$1250 by Feb 24
Any amount towards your tuition
Paid in Full-$4000 tuition by Feb 25
  • Application fees are non-refundableYoga Teacher Training program of 2016
  • No refunds after the program has begun
  • All sessions are held at Akasha Yoga Center
  • Each person will receive a manual at the start of the program
  • Book lists are provided when the application fee has been paid


JJennifer Ewert Yttennifer Ewert, Director

Jennifer began doing yoga in 1995 and became so enthusiastic about the practice that within three years she had earned her certification and was teaching classes. She has attended yoga conferences and workshops throughout the country ever since, studying with many noteworthy teachers. She is dedicated to a personal daily practice of yoga, meditation and ayurveda, and teaches both public and private classes weekly and many yoga workshops throughout the years.

She is compelled to share her passion for yoga more widely, and in 2005 opened Akasha Yoga Center. In 2009 she started the Akasha 200YTT and now adding the 300YTT in 2017. Learning and bringing yoga to all who are interested gives her great joy.

Scott RoosDr. Scott Roos, Instructor

Scott is an expert in the three Vedic disciplines of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotisha.

He began his study of yoga in 1996 with renowned instructors and has completed three years of teacher training with Gary Kraftsow in the Viniyoga methodology—the appropriate application of asana, breath control, prayer, meditation and ritual respecting the individual in the lineage of T. Krishnamacarya.

Scott has also completed extensive studies in Ayurveda, western and eastern healing modalities, and advanced Jyotisha (Indian astrology). He has studied two years of Sanskrit at the University of California at Berkeley. He also has a Masters Degree in Classics from San Francisco State University and is receiving his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco.

DDr Chris Allinr. Chris Allin, Anatomy Instructor

Dr. Allin’s career began as a competitive gymnast for 15 years.  He was forced into early retirement two years into his athletic scholarship at UIC due to injuries.  This event catapulted him into the field of health and wellness.  He completed his Licensed Massage Therapy Certificate in 2005, Bachelors in Biomedical Science in 2008, and Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in 2012. He has over 250 hours of post doctoral education in human nutrition and functional medicine.

Dr. Allin has instructed courses in massage techniques, anatomy and physiology at his alma mater and College of DuPage from 2010-2014. He left the teaching field to open Woodstock Natural Health Care, an integrative health center focusing on massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutrition, acupuncture and chiropractic medicine.