200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
This Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training will help you deepen your own practice and grow into a Yoga teacher that is able to lead a group or an individual seeker on the Yogic path from a place of a well-rounded knowledge of Yoga fundamentals, daily Yoga living, and inner wisdom. Your training, daily Yoga practice and personal experience will help you skillfully address and assist the individuality and the uniqueness of each student.
This is a healing yoga teacher training program in Batavia, IL. In an intimate group setting, you will be exposed to the transformational aspects of the practice while developing a deeper connection and understanding of your highest potential and a realization of your authentic Self. This training relies heavily on ancient wisdom from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama. These provide the structure of authentic essential teachings in Yoga science, theory and philosophy.
Karen Weber E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, LMT has been teaching since 2002 with 1500+ hours of Yoga training and over 14,000 teaching hours. Her intention is to enrich your understanding and widen your perspective. She offers the wealth of her teacher's knowledge through her unique and effective methodology. Mentors from previous training are a large part of this program. They provide additional, personalized support and encouragement. Group projects and community building adds richness to your experience, linking you with life-long co-workers and friends. Practical, applicable, hands-on experience and early encouragement of teaching allow for quicker integration and confidence.
We just can't say enough! It's an incredible training experience.
NEW FALL PROGRAM DATES!!! Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
(Early bird discount save $200 if paid in full by 9/01/21)
*Optional on-line Zoom available as needed
Dates: Sept 15th 2021 - May 18th 2022 (no class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29, 3/30)
Anatomy Training Classes included!
Days/times: Wednesdays from 9 am - 3 pm
Location: The Garaj-Mahal Studios -270 Ozier Dr. Batavia, IL
Special Guest Teacher: Anatomy Training dates (11/10, 12/8, 1/12)
Special Guest Teacher: Shatkarmas date TBA
Fox Valley’s Yoga Teacher Training has been training teachers since 2014
What makes our training unique:
Our Training is Rooted in an Ancient Lineage: Living lineage refers to an unbroken, direct line of teacher to student instruction through a process called Parampara. This important relationship provides us with the means to recognize and utilize the tools that support our highest good. This level of time-tested, pristine guidance is a rare find and a huge blessing.
A Deep Well of Knowledge: Our program covers, history, foundational Ayurveda, Koshas, Yama, Niyama, Asana, teaching skills, adjustments, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Chakras, Vayus, meditation, Mantra, Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, business and ethics and so much more.
Yoga For Healing: This Hatha Yoga program provides a practical foundation for safe and effective sequencing and yoga as a healing practice. Krishnamacharya is often referred to as the father of Yoga Therapy. Our program uniquely combines the work of his students, son TKV Desikachar who focused on teaching to the individual, BKS Iyengar for correct alignment and Patabhi Jois’s Astanga and Vinyasa flow.
Yoga for Awakening: Our program is rooted in the Himalayan Sri Vidya lineage. My teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker of Parayoga and his teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (head of the Himalayan Institute) have passed down teachings and practices that when purposefully applied, lead you to your highest expression. Though these teaching are woven throughout both of our programs, these more subtle, sublime, energetic, and meditative techniques help us reach far beyond the foundation into greater mental, emotional and spiritual freedom.
Experienced Owner and Original Curriculum: Karen Weber-Manz E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, LMT & Certified Ayurvedic Educator, has been teaching Yoga in the Chicagoland since 2002 acquiring over 14,000 hours of teaching experience. She wrote the curriculum after 10 years of intense study with top teachers, including the lineages mentioned above. Her reputation is well-known for having a depth of knowledge, dedication and impact. She leads with a heartfelt sincerity for spreading the message of Yoga with integrity.
Establishing Your Personal Practice: As part of the program our teachers receive a private practice personally developed for their specific needs. This provides you with a dependable, daily practice that in turn helps you serve the greater community from a place of fullness.
Mentor-Student Relationships and Supportive Community: Once you have graduated you can come back at any time and repeat the program at no cost. In exchange you will be the mentor for that program. This incredible opportunity helps you deepen your knowledge while providing an important service to new students. Mentors are experienced guides that can become life-long friends. Our trainings build this supportive community through our Alumni page, small group Seva projects and private alumni classes.
Above and Beyond Yoga Alliance Requirements: Yoga Alliance is an overseeing governing body that attempts to uphold basic standards for Yoga Teachers and Schools. As a YA school, we choose to go far beyond their standards. 200 hours merely reflects our in-person contact hours. The 500 hour program introduces the deeper practices to be personally applied and then skillfully and safely incorporated into your classes.
Adjust and Modify to Reach a Variety of Students: We train you how to meet your students where they are and how to safely and skillfully guide them toward greater possibilities. We understand that there is a wide range of shapes, sizes and capabilities. Adjustments and modifications allow everyone to participate at their comfort level.
Professional Anatomy and Physiology: We are dedicated to the importance of anatomy and physiology. Included in the program is an outside A & P teacher who brings their specialized knowledge to you, also going above and beyond the required hours of Yoga Alliance.
Our Training is Top Notch: Fox Valley Yoga Teacher Training receives the highest marks for quality and overall satisfaction through the Yoga Alliance Website with an NPC score of 5 Stars. Our graduates rave about their experience for being both personally transformational and effective. Employers love our teachers for their knowledge, responsibility and integrity.