200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Yoga Alliance Certified

January 13th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher Instructor

Get Your Early Bird Discount now until October 31st, 2017 APPLY NOW

What You Will Learn :

From a psychological standpoint, Yoga is about our mental health, finding where our peace and happiness lies within.

We take time to focus inward onto our thoughts, our self-worth, our faith, our dreams, and goals.

It’s about bringing a connection to mind, body, and spirit. In this training we will dive deep into how to the body and mind work together from the inside out.

Teaching Methodology

  • Language
  • Adjusting
  • Prenatal
  • Business of Yoga
  • Sequencing
  • Using Props During Practice

Techniques Training and Practice

  • Ujjayi
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Different Styles Of Yoga
  • Posture Seminars
  • Practice Teaching

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics of Yoga Teacher

  • Mythology
  • History of Yoga
  • Eight Limbs
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • A Special Karma Yoga Project

Anatomy Led By: Dr. Kris Tohtz (Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Owner of Serenity Family Wellness)

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Bandhas
  • Principles of Alignment
  • Anatomy
  • Chakras
  • Yoga Pose Benefits and Contraindications

Figure our how to work the body and mind from the inside out, allowing everything else to fall into place.

Get comfortable with leading a class, and using verbal cues, as well as hands on adjustments, to get your future students into proper alignment, for a safe and successful Yoga practice.

Group Classes, Guest Speakers, and Special Workshops will be included in your training.

Make Up Hours :

If a student misses a day of class time at EOL, they are responsible for researching and writing a paper on the listed topic of that particular day, the topics and dates will be listed in the syllabus and given to the students on the first day of class.

Yoga Teacher Training in Chicago

Next Date: January 13th, 2018 to May 20th, 2018 APPLY NOW


200 Hour YTT Program

10 Weeks Of Intensive Training

Leads: Taryn Moraga (E-RYT 200), Dan Gottlieb “Yoga Dan” (E-RYT 200 + Detroit Pistons Personal Yoga Teacher)

Anatomy Led By: Dr. Kris Tohtz (Chiropractor + Acupuncturist + Yoga Teacher, Owner of Serenity Family Wellness )

Affordable Tuition

Jodie Baudek Productions: Hosted at Essence Of Life Chicago
Early Bird Discount : Register by October 31st to receive $500 off Tuition

*minimum of a $500 deposit to reserve a spot / payment plans available * *see application for full pricing details*

Full Cost : $3,997

Phone: 815-741-4117

Class Dates

Jan 13 + 14th

January 27th + 28th

February 10th + 11th

February 24th + 25th

March 10 + 11th

March 24th + 25th

April 7th + 8th

April 21st + 22nd

May 5th + 6th

May 19th + May 20th (Graduation Day!)


Course Dates and Times

Start Date : January 13th
End Date : May 20th

Saturdays and Sundays: 7AM - 5PM  (meeting every other weekend at our Chicago Studio)

Location and Transportation : 643 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

We are located close to the Red-Line. There is easy access to the Red Line from the Lasalle Street Metra Station.

Lead and Assistant Lead:

Lead Teacher: Taryn Moraga (E-RYT 200)
Dan Gottlieb “Yoga Dan” (E-RYT 200 + Detroit Pistons Personal Yoga Teacher)

Assistant Lead: Jonathan Villacres (RYT 200)

Special Guest Teachers

Anatomy Led By: Dr. Kris Tohtz (Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Owner of Serenity Family Wellness)

Jodie Baudek (Yoga Teacher,  Meditation / Breathwork / Reiki Specialist, Owner of Essence Of Life )

Dr. Jim Lopez (Chiropractor, Co-Owner of Universal Wellness Source)

Dr. Sonia Kennedy (Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LSW, E-RYT 200)

Jeff Styba (Retired Chiropractor, Essential Oil Activist) & Megan Styba (Yoga Teacher, Essential Oil Activist)

Yoga Teacher Training in Chicago

Next Date: January 13th, 2018 to May 20th, 2018 APPLY FOR OUR PROGRAM NOW

Our mission is to bring harmony to your everyday lives, one class at a time.

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Essence Of Life Shorewood

401 E. Earl Rd. Unit F
Shorewood, IL

Phone: 815-741-4117

Essence Of Life Chicago

643 W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL

Phone: 312 - 995 - 0744