Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

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

Tricia Fiske

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.
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Tricia Fiske instructs the following:
  • Koshas: The 5 Layers of Being – Pancha Koshas
  • (5) Tuesdays

    According to the Upanishads, our human nature or prakriti is comprised of five different layers. Five distinct energy shealths called “koshas”. The pancha koshas (five sheaths) provide us with a road map for a better understanding of our psychological and spiritual development.

    They are described in the Taittiriya Upanishad:
    • Human beings consist of a material body built from the food they eat.
    • Inside this is another body of life energy.
    • Within the vital force is yet another body, this one made of thought energy.
    • Deeper still lies another body comprised of intellect.
    • Hidden inside is yet a subtler body, composed of pure joy.
    According to Linda Johnsen of the Himalayan Institute: “You are a multidimentional creature. From the hatha postures that strengthen and tone your physical body to the breathing exercises that balance and vitalize your life force, from the meditation practice that quiets and clears your mind to the self-study and selfless love that opens up an inner world of knowledge and unity, yoga is a holistic system that develops and integrates every part of your personality.”

    Join Tricia for hatha yoga practices to penetrate each koshas from the outer layer: Annamaya Kosha to the innermost layer: Anandamaya Kosha. These practices will include asana, pranayama and meditation.
    $115 by Friday, January 4, 2019;
    $125 thereafter
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments

  • Tantric Vinyasa
  • Tantric Vinyasa utilizes breath-synchronized movement and sequencing to direct energy toward a specific intention. For example, the focus of the class may be on a particular vayu, guna, or chakra. Practice includes the use of asana, pranayama, chanting, bandhas, mudras, and meditation. Geared toward experienced students who want to move their practice deeper and explore the subtle energy body. 

  • 250 Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training: Weekends 2019
  • Registered Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

    One weekend per month
    Saturday - Sunday

    February 2-3, 2019
    March 2-3, 2019
    April 6-7, 2019
    May 4-5, 2019
    June 1-2, 2019
    July 6-7, 2019
    August 3-4, 2019
    September 7-8, 2019
    October 5-6, 2019

    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 StopforthFundamentals of Yoga Anatomy
    Weekend: Friday evening - Sunday

    • March 22-24, 2019
    • September 20-22, 2019

    $300 due 3 weeks prior; $350 thereafter
    Required: Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students by Ellen Saltonstall

    Tias Little
    PRAJNA YOGA WORKSHOPS (12 Hours required)
    Options: 18 hours of workshops are available per weekend - you must attend at least 12 hours
    Friday - Sunday

    • April 26-28, 2019
    • April 24 -26, 2020

    $320 one month prior; $360 thereafter
    (fee for 12 hours of workshops)

    Nicolai Bachman
    Friday evening - Sunday
    November 8-10, 2019
    November 6-8, 2020
    $300 one month prior; $345 thereafter

    Fees, schedule & requirements subject to change

    Additional Certification Requirements

    • Complete 15 hours of Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy training with Marinda Stopforth plus 6 hours of non-contact anatomy workbook.*
    • Attend 12 hours of Tias Little workshops at Prairie Yoga*
    • Attend 12 hours of Sanskrit and yoga philosophy with Nicolai Bachman at Prairie Yoga.
    • Attend 15 hours of elective master 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.

    Fees for required and elective workshops are not included in tuition.

    $3500 paid in full by January 4, 2019;
    $3750 thereafter
    $150 additional fee for payment plans.
    4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments

    Auto-pay monthly payment option now available!
    Pay your tuition in 5 affordable monthly payments of $814.00 each!
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    10 FREE yoga classes are included with your tuition

    * Required and elective workshops, anatomy training, props and books are not included in tuition fees.

    *Schedule & requirements subject to change