Teacher Training: Prairie Yoga, the Premier 200 Hour TT in the Midwest

“I’m a proud graduate of the Prairie Yoga Teacher Training (2011). I had done my homework when choosing a Teacher Training program, because.. it’s a commitment in both time and money, to be sure.
After two months of training, my concerns vanished. Prairie Yoga itself is far too modest, but I will say this unequivocally: PYTT is the most rigorous, comprehensive and demanding Yoga Training program in the country.
And the hiring rate for all PYTT graduates is…..100%. Really.
Please consider this if you’ve ever thought about teaching or merely deepening your practice. And best of all, it’s now right here on the northwest side of Chicago, at the Yoga Shop!”
–Jim Cogan, owner of TYS

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Yoga Teacher Training with Praire Yoga Institute at the Yoga Shop!


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Prairie Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training will deepen your own personal practice and prepare you to intelligently teach beginning and intermediate yoga classes from your own heart-felt path. The training is designed for those who want to become yoga teachers as well as for those who want to deepen their own personal practice and immerse themselves in the study of all aspects of yoga. One year of consistent yoga practice is required to enroll.Your commitment to learning and dedication to your own personal transformation is key to enjoying the benefits of this training.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Include all eight limbs of yoga in your practice and teaching
  • Understand the energetic effects of asana, pranayama, bandha, meditation and the basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Rid ourselves of habitual patterns, create a healthy balanced state and restore energy
  • Train the mind to become still and develop self-awareness
  • Sequence to emphasize different energetic effects, themes and intentions
  • Apply key alignment principles
  • Integrate the intelligent use of vinyasa (breath-synchronized movement)
  • Understand anatomy of the physical and subtle bodies
  • Balance the opposing forces of grounding/lightness; stability/ease; and strength/flexibility
  • Introduce sound based yoga practices such as chanting and simple mantras • Refine your teaching language so it is clear and specific
  • Demonstrate visually to emphasize key actions
  • Adjust students manually to reinforce alignment principles in a safe and appropriate way
  • Modify for common student issues • Organize a yoga class to create a supportive environment for transformation
  • Market yourself as a yoga teacher; understand common yoga financial agreements and insurance; and build healthy business relationships
  • Gain insight into the ethics of teaching yoga View certification requirements, schedules, registration information and application

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About your instructor

TRICIA FISKE, 500 E-RYT YACP, Level 3 ParaYoga Instructor, has been a teacher since 1999. She is primary faculty for Prairie Yoga’s Teacher Training programs. Tricia is a leader in the west suburban yoga community and continues to train and influence yoga teachers in the area. She has been studying with ParaYoga founder Rod Stryker since 2000 and is one of the first Level 3 certified yoga teachers in the ParaYoga tradition.


DATES FOR TYS/PY 200 hour TT, 2018-19

2018 Teacher Training Dates:  September 2018 – May 2019
Sept 15, 16
October 13,14
November 10,11
December 8, 9
January 12,13
February 9, 10
March 9,10
April 13,14
May 18,19

Master Class Dates (2018-19)
*Required Events:
*Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy with Marinda Stopforth
Friday evening – Sunday September 28-30, 2018
$300 by Sept. 7, 2018; $350 thereafter
Held at Prairie Yoga

*Yoga Therapeutics with Gabriel Halpern (12 hours)
Saturday/Sunday, January 26-27, 2019
$300 by January 18, 2019; $345 thereafter
Held at The Yoga Shop

Nicolai Bachman – Yoga Philosophy Training
Friday evening – Sunday
Oct 26-28, 2018 or Nov. 1-3, 2019
$300 one month prior; $345 thereafter
Held at Prairie Yoga

Tias Little – Prajna Yoga Anatomy and Wisdom Training
Friday evening – Sunday Nov. 9-11, 2018 or
April 26-28, 2019
$410 one month prior; $460 thereafter
Held at Prairie Yoga

Tami Robinson – Restorative Yoga Training
Saturday/Sunday, April 6-7, 2019
$200 by March 29, 2019; $230 thereafter
Held at The Yoga Shop

*Please note: Schedule & requirements subject to change.

$3250 if paid in full by 8/10/18
$3500 thereafter (See reverse for details)
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments
$150 fee for payment plans
(ContactTheYoga Shop for details)
Trainees get 50% off all class packages and drop-in fees at The Yoga Shop!

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Upon acceptance into the training program, you are required to read and sign the Trainee Agreement provided.

Contact us with any questions info@yogashopchicago.com