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Lotus Yoga Centre Teacher Certification Course
teaching teachers ~ teaching yoga
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Sharing timeless teachings rooted in the ancient Himalayan tradition. 

In Person Comprehensive Training
This program has an emphasis on Ayurveda, Alignment, Meditation & Philosophy
Next session begins ***9/30/2023***
Limited Spaces | In Studio Training

Have you been thinking about deepening your practice?
Learning more about Yoga and/or sharing your passion with others? Now is the Time!

Start Your Journey Here

Gain a deeper understanding of your body and yourself, improve your practice, enhance your confidence and awaken the authentic teacher within! 

This comprehensive curriculum covers Ayurveda, Anatomy, Alignment, Postures, Mediation, Philosophy, History, Teaching Methodology, Vedic Sciences and many other facets of Yoga

So much transformational information shared in a life friendly format!

Held over 12 months, 1 weekend per month.

(150 Class Room Hours)

Saturday & Sunday 11:00a-6:00pm

 This Hatha Yoga based course includes:

  Language of Yoga/Sanskrit

  The Yoga Sutras

  Science of Breath

  Introduction to Meditation

  Chakras, Nadis and Koshas

  Fundamentals of Teaching/Tradition of sequencing 

  Yoga Asana/Postures (Movement & Meaning)                       

  Actions, alignment & Anatomy

  Accommodations, Adjustments & Use of props   

  Teaching to Special Groups and Styles

  Learn to use your voice to empower others

  Develop tools to nourish your body, mind and spirit

  Yoga ethics, traditions and best practices

2023/2024 Dates: 

9/30 & 10/1, 10/21 & 10/22, 11/11 & 11/12, 12/2 & 12/3, 1/27 & 1/28, 2/17 & 2/18, 3/9 & 3/10, 4/6 & 4/7, 5/4 & 5/5, 6/8 & 6/9, 7/13 & 7/14, 8/3 & 8/4


 This program provides a solid foundation giving you the confidence
as a qualified yoga instructor. 

Study with skillful teachers educated within the traditions of yoga sciences.

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​This is a 200 hour certification course approved by Yoga Alliance

The Program

      ~Saturday 11:00-6:00pm Training Day - 75 hours   

      ~Sunday 11:00a-6:00pm Training Day - 111 hours (75 classroom and 36 home study/virtual). 

      ~Workshops* (10 hours) develop your niche/ area of focus

      ~Quarterly Moon Meditation (4 hours)

      ~Required Yoga Classes* 25 hours (15 hours required thru Silver Lotus Yoga & included in tuition. 10 hours are suggested to experience other Yoga class styles)

*all not included in tuition (resource suggestions will be provided)

Program Investment:

The program includes: 12 Weekend Training Seminars, teachers manual, required books, 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lotus Yoga, 1 year of HYMTA** membership, private training forum, discounts and access to free downloads.


$2795 {full payment}

Payment Plan*** {11 payments of $225, $375 deposit upon application}

*Suggested Books, Weekly Classes, Workshops and additional course hours are not included in tuition.

**HYMTA Meetings qualify for 10 workshop hours 

***2.5% Credit Processing Fee

****3% finance charge included


A supportive environment inspiring your yoga studies and encouraging growth while developing your teaching skills.

Yoga infuses light into all facets of life! We aim to provide a full spectrum of the authentic teachings and practices in a modern way. 

We invite you to join the community of Lotus Yoga graduates today.

Contact Us | (847) 772-9204

Established in 1972...

Our training is of the Himalayan tradition following a lineage that goes back to the ancient roots and principles of the purest teachings of Yoga. Lotus Yoga Centre was originally founded by Shirley Walter under the direction of Swami Rama in 1972. Shirley studied under Swami Rama from 1969 until his death in 1996. Swami Rama trained Shirley to teach yoga and meditation in her Rolling Meadows home until a property was purchased in Glenview, IL. which became the headquarters for the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. Shirley as director created the teachers training program and has certified hundreds of yoga instructors. Lotus Yoga Centre moved to Lake Zurich, IL where Anita Maher went through that training with Shirley in 2004 and in 2010 when Shirley decided she was ready to retire she trained Anita to become the director of Lotus Yoga Centre. In February of 2011 Anita and Shirley certified the first class of yoga instructors with Anita as the new director. In 2016 Anita found a new home at Silver Lotus Yoga. 

Lotus Yoga Centre is a registered school with Yoga Alliance since 2003. 

After completing the program you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200RYT.

visit yoga alliance for reviews.

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