Yoga Teacher Training

Teacher Training Video


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Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

The Midwest’s Premier Yoga Teacher Training Institute

Are you ready to transform your life? Our foundational 250-hour program will advance your practice, build your confidence, and be a lot of fun as you make lifelong friends. This program is designed for both those wanting to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers. Our advanced 300 hour program is for 200+ hour graduates who want to master their teaching skills and earn 500 hour certification.


Established in 2006, Prairie Yoga’s Registered Yoga Alliance School has certified over 600 yoga teachers in the Midwest. When you train at Prairie Yoga, you are poised to become one of the best instructors in your area. Employers know this. They seek our graduates because of our high standards and deep curriculum. When our graduate yoga instructors put into practice what they have learned, they express a 5-star satisfaction rate with our yoga teacher training. And so will you. Here’s why:

  • Our Training focuses on Authentic Yoga: Our training is a blend of multiple traditional styles that combine the precision of alignment-based yoga, the breath-synchronized flow of vinyasa and adaptation to the individual. You will learn and experience all 8 limbs of yoga.
  • Our Training incorporates Current Principles of Anatomy and Physiology: You'll learn how to incorporate the latest principles of healthy alignment and movement patterns into the practice of yoga. We are constantly updating our training materials as the application of yoga expands and research on movement and biomechanics evolve.
  • Our Training is Comprehensive: Our Foundation and Advanced yoga teacher trainings are rich, in-depth studies that provide a foundation for all styles of teaching and practicing.
  • Our Training teaches you how to Modify and Adapt the Practice for Yourself and Others. Yoga is for everyone of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. You will learn the classic postures as well as how to make them accessible to those with limitations or more challenging for those who want to go deeper.
  • Our Training is Supportive and Ongoing: From the moment you walk through the doors to the moment you graduate, you will receive ongoing support and mentoring from our yoga faculty. Graduated students continue to learn beyond the curriculum with our mentoring opportunities.
  • Our Training is 5-star Rated and Reputable: Since 2006, Prairie Yoga has been a 5-star rated Yoga Alliance Registered School at both the 200 and 500 hour levels.Our programs far exceed the requirements established by Yoga Alliance
  • Our Founder wrote the Curriculum: Lori Gaspar is a leader in the field of yoga and developed the 250- and 500-hour curriculum used at our facility and others across the Midwest.
  • Our Training is Approved for Public School Teachers: We are an Illinois State Board of Education professional development provider (# 090129102221607).
  • Our Graduates are Notified of Job Opportunities from a wide-range of Employers. Once you complete a training with Prairie Yoga, you will automatically receive job postings from employers that seek our graduates.  

Upcoming Trainings

Select 250 hour or 500 hour training in the dropdown menu above. Then click on the SCHEDULES link on the right side of the page for upcoming programs and schedules 
Download 250 Hour Overview flyer PDF

Download 500 Hour Overview Flyer PDF  




Taste of 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Information Meeting

One of the best ways to learn more about our 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs is to attend our Sampler Class and Information Meeting. In the workshop, you'll get a taste of what a teacher training class is like. In the informational meeting afterwards, you can meet the teacher, review the requirements for certification, meet others who have taken the training before, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Register here 
Download Flyer PDF

250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sampler Classes & FREE Information Meetings


with Reeny Linstrom and Rebecca Stiles
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Sampler Class: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
FREE Information Meeting: 12:30- 1:30 pm

with Tricia Fiske
Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, May 1, 2020
Sample class 6:00 - 7:15 pm
FREE Information meeting 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Sampler Class: 1:00 - 2:15 
Information Meeting: 2:30 - 3:30 pm


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