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Lotus Yoga Centre Teacher Certification Course
teaching teachers ~ teaching yoga

Sharing timeless teachings rooted in the ancient Himalayan tradition. 
This program has an emphasis on Ayurveda, Alignment, Meditation & Philosophy

200 hour Teacher Training
Next session begins 2/12/2022
Offered In Person

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

A life friendly format, this Hatha Yoga based course includes 12 seminars held 1 weekend per month (144 Class Room Hours)

Saturday 12-6:00pm & Sunday 11a-6:00pm

February 12th & 13th, 2022

  Fundamentals of Teaching  

March 12th & 13th, 2022

  Standing Postures and Sun Salutation – (Surya Namaskar) 

April 9 & 10, 2022

  Sitting Postures and Forward Bending Postures

May 14th & 15th, 2022

  Backward Bending Postures & Twisting Postures

June 11th & 12th, 2022

  Leg Lifts and Abdominal & Inverted Postures                      July 9th & 10th, 2022  

  Adjustments/props Student lead yoga class

August 13th & 14th, 2022

  Anatomy Body and their functions     

September 10th & 11th, 2022

  The Yoga SutrasStudent lead classAnatomy Exam

October 8th & 9th, 2022    

  Science of Breath Student lead class

November 12th & 13th, 2022

  Introduction to Meditation & Chakras, Nadis and Koshas

December 10th & 11th, 2022     

  Teaching Special Groups & Student lead class

January 14th & 15th, 2023              

  Graduation day!!          


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

Program Investment:

The program includes: 12 Weekend Training Seminars, teachers manual, 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lotus Yoga, private training forum, discounts and access to free downloads.

The cost is $2795 {$2995 after 1.30.22}. (required books are an additional cost)

A $395 deposit is required, affordable payment option available.


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

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. 

Contact Us

info@silverlotus.yoga | (847) 772-9204

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.