Celebrating 10 years of yoga teacher training!

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

500 Hour Requirements and Tuition

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Prerequisite

200 hour yoga teacher training from a registered Yoga Alliance school or approval of the Director, Lori Gaspar

 

Program Structure

The core courses of the training are offered in modules which can be taken in any order. Additional required and elective courses are outlined below. 

All courses may be taken without pursuing a certificate.

 

Program Requirements 

4 Core Course Modules 

Elective Courses 

Not a 200 Hour Prairie Yoga graduate? Prairie Yoga has a very strong emphasis on alignment and anatomy. To aid in your understanding, Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy with Marinda Stopforth is highly recommended (but not required). This Course does not count toward your advanced certification but it may fill in some missing holes if your previous training was not with us. See our website under the workshops tab for schedule options: (6) Tuesday evenings or one weekend are available.

  

500 Hour Certification

  • All certification requirements must be completed within a maximum of 3 years.
  • Submit the Advanced Training application for approval to follow the full coursework toward 500 hour certification at http://prairieyoga.org/500-hour-registration
  • You are required to review and sign the trainee agreement provided.
  • We will provide you with a checklist to keep track of your courses and requirements as you go through the program. The teacher of each course must confirm that you “passed” with 90% and above attendance and your full and active participation in the course.
  • You will be assigned an advisor for guidance on your requirements.

 

CORE COURSE MODULES

Our core courses meet on Tuesdays or weekends. Choose the schedule that works best for you. Register for Advanced Training modules here

 

Teaching Skills, Sequencing and The Teacher/Student Relationship 

45 hours / $945 early price 4 weeks prior, $1040 thereafter

Required Book: (purchase on your own)
Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
• The yoga teacher training manual is included in your tuition

Schedule Options:

Weekends with Marinda Stopforth
(4) Weekends in Winter 2018: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:35 pm
Jan 13-14 / Feb 10-11 / Mar 11-12 / Apr 14-15, 2018

Tuesdays with Marinda Stopforth
(10) Tuesdays in Spring/Summer 2018, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
April 17 - June 26, 2018 (no class May 15)


Yoga Philosophy, Yoga History and Meditation 

36 hours / $755 early price 4 weeks prior, $830 thereafter

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, any translation you prefer. Edwin Bryant is recommended.
The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran or Graham Schweig
The Upanishads translated by Eknath Easwaran
• The yoga teacher training manual is included in your tuition

Schedule Options:
Weekends with Marinda Stopforth
(4) Weekends in Spring/Summer 2017: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 4:30 pm
May 6-7 / June 3-4 / July 8-9 / Aug 5-6, 2017

Tuesdays with Lori Gaspar
(12) Tuesdays in Fall 2017, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sept 19 - Nov 7, 2017

Weekends with Marinda Stopforth
(4) Weekends in Fall 2018: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Sept 15-16 / Oct 13-14 / Nov 10-11 / Dec 8-9, 2018





Energetics, Pranayama and Ayurveda   
45 hours / $945 early price 4 weeks prior, $1040 thereafter

Required Books:
(purchase on your own)
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
The Hidden Secret of Ayurveda by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
• The yoga teacher training manual is included in your tuition

Schedule Options:

Tuesdays with Lori Gaspar and Alison Larkin
(12) Tuesdays in Spring 2017, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
April 4 - June 6, 2017

Weekends with Tricia Fiske and Alison Larkin
(4) Weekends in Summer 2018: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:35 pm
May 12-13 / June 9-10/ July 14-15 / Aug 11-12, 2018

Tuesdays with Tricia Fiske and Alison Larkin
(10) Tuesdays in Fall 2018, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
September 11 - November 13, 2018




Adaptation: Common Conditions and Special Populations 

54 hours / $1135 early price 4 weeks prior, $1250 thereafter

Required Books:
• The yoga teacher training manual is included in your tuition

Schedule Options:
Tuesdays with Lori Gaspar
(12) Tuesdays in 2016, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sept 13 - Nov 29, 2016

Weekends with Linda Troutman
(5) Weekends in Fall 2017: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:25 pm
Sept 9-10 / Oct 7-8 / Oct 21-22 / Nov 11-12 / Dec 2-3, 2017

Tuesdays with Linda Troutman
(12) Tuesdays in Winter 2018, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jan 16 - April 10, 2018 (no class March 27)

Weekends with Linda Troutman
(5) Weekends in Winter 2019, Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:25 pm
Jan 12-13 / Feb 9-10 / Mar 9-10 / Apr 13-14 / May 11-12, 2019

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  

  • 12 Hours of The Art of Teaching Therapeutics with Linda Troutman, $275
  • 24 Hours of Advanced Anatomy Events at Prairie Yoga taught by teachers such as Tias Little, Gill Solberg, Judith Hanson Lasater, Julie Gudmestad, Baxter Bell and Jules Mitchell. (Lori will approve which events qualify each year) Cost of anatomy events varies
  • 3 hours of community service donating your time to a cause or purpose you support.
  • Complete all homework assignments and pass any quizzes provided in each course. 
  • Certification Bundle of 3 items below: $275 
    • Video Review: Teach with a group of your peers and receive feedback – 6 contact hours
    • Final Culmination Teaching Project: Research, develop, market and teach 9 hours of a specialty yoga topic of your own interest as approved by the Director – 40 non-contact hours 
    • Teach 5 private lessons and write 1-2 page overview of each - 10 non-contact hours 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES
Choose any combination totaling 48 contact hours:

  • 24 Hours of Tantric Hatha Advanced Yoga Training with Tricia Fiske, $475
  • 24 Hours of Therapeutics Apprenticeship with Linda Troutman, free
  • 24 Hours of Workshops/Specialty Classes at Prairie Yoga, cost of workshops vary

 

TUITION PAYMENTS 
You have the option to pay for each item separately as you go (see price of each module here)
or pre-pay for all 4 core courses + certification bundle = $3700*  (save $355)

Due 4 weeks prior to first core course.

Prices stated are for cash or check only.  4.5% transaction fee added to online and credit card payments. Save by paying by by cash or check!

*Fees for The Art of Teaching Therapeutics, Tantra Hatha Yoga, Anatomy Training and Master Teacher Electives are not included in the pre-pay option.

 

REFUNDS FOR CORE COURSE MODULES
Refunds are limited. Fees below are per course.
$75 administrative fee for refunds two weeks or more before first class.
$150 fee for refunds less than 2 weeks before first class.
$250 fee for refund requests on first day of class.
No refunds after first class.  

 

Application »

Upon acceptance into the 500 hour program, you are required to read and sign the Trainee Agreement provided.