Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216

Linda Troutman

Linda Troutman, BS, 500 E-RYT, C-IAYT has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 30 years, teaching since 2000. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga North and International SomaYoga Institute, meeting high standards by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Linda believes that yoga meets you where you are and can be adapted for any person. Her teaching style is a therapeutic mix of Somatics, SomaYoga, precision of alignment, and the breath-synchronized practices of Viniyoga and vinyasa. Linda is certified 500 CYT by Prairie Yoga and teaches students of all ages. She is also a Certified YogaKids® teacher and has a certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine for Integrative Yoga for Senior Professional Training. Linda is a certified Yoga for Healthy Aging teacher and she recently completed Reiki Level 2 Attunement. Linda has been dedicated to mentoring yoga teachers for many years and is a teacher trainer in the All Embracing 250 & 500 hour Prairie Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Linda Troutman instructs the following:
  • Multi-style Yoga 1-2
  • This multi-style class is for experienced beginners and intermediate students looking to build strength and flexibility and improve their overall well-being. A wide variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques are taught. The teacher will give options and provide guidance so that all students can participate safely. 

  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • For those who want to work on healing from injury, chronic conditions, or any other issue that needs extra-special attention. Each class will allow you to work within your capacity and be adapted for the needs of those who attend. Give yourself this time to focus on healing your body, mind and spirit.

  • All-Embracing 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Fridays 2018-19
  • Registered as a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. (Our 250 hour training exceeds the YA requirements)

    All-Embracing is a variation on our 250 hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training for those who prefer a modified approach to the physical postures. Learn the essence of the classical postures and how to adapt them to support your own personal practice and the individual abilities of others. This variation is ideal for those who:
    • have health challenges
    • prefer a therapeutic approach
    • want to teach a modified yoga approach to others
    With a special emphasis on making the physical postures more accessible, the overall content of the training is the same as our regular 250 hour program. You will learn how to use the tools and techniques from all eight limbs of Yoga. Our philosophy is non-dogmatic. We offer a contemporary approach deeply rooted in the ancient wisdom of classical Yoga.

    Teacher Training Classes
    (26) Fridays, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (This is the correct time. The time listed in box above is incorrect)
    October 5, 2018 - May 17, 2019
    No class: 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 1/25, 3/29, 4/26

    Trainees must attend both events at an additional charge (fees are not included in the teacher training tuition). Several schedule options available for each event.

    Marinda Stopforth: Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy
    Weekend: Friday evening - Sunday
    September 28-30, 2018
    March 22 -24, 2019
    September 20-22, 2019
    $300 due 3 weeks prior; $350 thereafter

    Tias Little Prajna Yoga Anatomy and Wisdom Training
    Friday evening - Sunday
    April 26-28, 2019
    $410 one month prior; $460 thereafter

    Additional Certification Requirements

    • Complete 15 hours of Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy training with Marinda Stopforth plus 6 hours of non-contact anatomy workbook.*
    • Attend 15 hours of Tias Little/Prajna Yoga Anatomy and Wisdom Training*
    • Attend 15 hours of elective yoga teacher workshops.*
    • Observe and assist a senior teacher:15 hours.
    • Complete all homework assignments (approximately 3-5 hours per week).
    • Teach 2 community classes.
    • Read 4 of the 6 required books and write a 1-2 page review for each.
    • Teach 2 private yoga lessons and write an overview.
    • Teach yoga to a needy group at no charge (community service/karma yoga).
    • Provide proof of CPR certification.
    • Complete a 20-hour self-study project in a specialty area of yoga that interests you. Present your exploration as a document, video, class or other medium appropriate for your topic.
    • Demonstrate the ability to teach an inspiring Level 1-2 yoga class clearly, safely and appropriately.

    $3500 early price paid by Friday, September 14, 2018;
    $3750 thereafter
    $150 additional fee for payment plans.
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments

    10 FREE yoga classes at Prairie Yoga are included with your tuition!

    Pay your tuition in 5 affordable monthly payments of $814.00 each!
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    *Required and elective workshops, anatomy and philosophy training, props and books not included in fees.
    *Schedule and requirements subject to change

  • The Art of Teaching the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga
  • Through the prism of yoga, pure light breaks down into a tool kit of techniques to help the individual reach their optimum unfolding and maximum potential. In the normal course of life, it is inevitable that people get unexpected and unwanted initiations into a variety of bodily ailments. It is imperative for any skilled yoga teacher to be able to guide their student when these health problems, whether acute or chronic show up.
    • Awareness of the breath and centering
    • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
    • Therapeutic adaptations to address limitations or concerns
    • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
    • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
    Sessions will focus on feet, posture and balance; knees, hips and low back; shoulders and neck; and restorative poses to relax and renew. We will cover the fundamentals of how to sequence classes to enable each student to reach their full potential.

    This course is open to all teachers, trainees from all traditions. Required course for 500 hour certification. Counts as 12 hours of electives for 200 Hour Prairie Yoga trainees.

    $275 by Friday, September 28, 2018
    $325 thereafter
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

  • Head-To-Toe Yoga: Feet/Posture/Balance
  • Feet/Posture and Balance

    Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease. Each class includes:
    • Awareness of the breath and centering
    • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
    • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program 
    • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
    • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
    • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
    • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.
    This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
    This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

    Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at

    $35 each paid one week prior;
    $45 thereafter
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment