Educate the mind, empower the body and enlighten your spirit with the yoga teacher training program at Akasha Yoga Center.

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 Program 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 program, participants will be 200-hour certified yoga instructors. They will also be eligible to become Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance for an additional fee with them.

Program Fees:

Full Tuition: Our 200 YTT tuition rate is $2900 – If you pay in full by September 15th; you save $100.

Installments: We do offer installments! You pay $1450 by September 15th & $1450 by January 8th.

Manual:  The manual is included. Our book recommendations are not included.

200YTT Program Dates 2021-2022:
September 17, 18 & 19 2021
October 22, 23 & 24 2021
November 19, 20 & 21 2021
December 3, 4 & 5 2021
January 8 & 9 2022
January 22 & 23 2022
February 25, 26 & 27 2022
March 25, 26 & 27 2022
April 22, 23 & 24 2022
May 13, 14 & 15 2022
200YTT Sessions
All Fridays meet from 7 to 9 PM  
All Saturdays meet from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm  
All Sundays meet from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm   

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-Application fees are non-refundable

-No refunds after the program has begun

-All sessions are held at Akasha Yoga Center

-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.

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.

Dr. 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.

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 Allin. 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.