Celebrating 11 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216     prairieyoga@comcast.net

Lori Gaspar

Lori Gaspar, BFA, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MovNat® Level 1 Trainer, is the Director of Prairie Yoga. Known as a "teacher of teachers," she is a certified yoga therapist, served on Yoga Alliance’s Ethics and Standards Advisory committees and was named by Yoga Chicago as an outstanding woman leader in Chicago’s yoga community. She has been featured in Mantra Yoga+Health, Yoga Chicago, and Yoga Teacher Magazine. Lori’s dynamic teaching emphasizes alignment of the body, mind and spirit; mindfulness; and cultivating inner wisdom. Unfazed by the latest yoga craze, she guides students to look within to realize their dharma. Lori has a B.F.A., magna cum laude, in visual communications and a M.A. in design management. She is certified by the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL in Home Landscape Horticulture. She is very active in local issues and served for seven years as President, Board of Education, Community Consolidated School District 89. 

Lori Gaspar instructs the following:
  • ADV TT: Yoga Philosophy, Yoga History and Meditation Tuesdays 2017
  • 36 hours
    Advanced Training Core Course Module
    Counts toward 500 Hour certification or you may enroll without pursuing certification

    Prerequisite: Completion of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program or permission from instructor
    (8) Tuesdays
    September 19 – November 14, 2017
    11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    No class on Oct 24 
    • Plunge deep into key concepts and readings in classical yoga philosophy, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the primary Upanishads in detail.
    • Understand the principles of yoga psychology and Samkhya philosophy.
    • Learn the history of yoga and how it relates to modern teaching.
    • Explore a variety of meditation techniques and learn how to teach meditation effectively in a yoga class.
    • Course will include a yoga practice each meeting.
    There is in-depth reading required for this course. Please allow time in your weekly schedule for homework.
    Required Books (purchase on your own):
    Light on Life by B.K.S Iyengar
    Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Edwin Bryant's translation is is recommended.
    The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran
    The Upanishads translated by Eknath Easwaran
    $755 early price paid in full by Tuesday, September 5, 2017;
    $830 thereafter
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments

    Auto-pay monthly payment option now available!  Pay your tuition in 3 affordable monthly payments of $289.00 each!