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Best Yoga Teacher Trainings in Chicago

For a comparable price to local trainings, you can immerse yourself in our Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training at all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica, Thailand or Bali!
At Sama Yoga House we bring together globally recognized, top-tier yoga instructors to create immersive and transformative yoga training experiences.
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Bloom Yoga Studio Teacher Certification

Whether you’re looking to become a yoga instructor or simply want a deeper experience in your personal practice, the curriculum they offer focuses on the complexities of the modern yoga tradition to the key fundamentals so you’ll come away with a foundational understanding of a safe, inspiring, and authentic approach to practice and teaching.

With a strong attention in alignment, yogic philosophy, and practical teaching skills, experienced teacher trainers will help you find your unique teaching style. Upon completion of the training, the trainers` hope is that students feel prepared to share a life-changing practice with others in an accessible way.

Bloom Yoga Studio has a 10-month long program that will only require you to dedicate 2 evenings per week to the program and will provide you with a Yoga Alliance approved certificate.

  • Price: $3250 (early bird discount) – $3450, payment plans available
  • Duration: 6 months – Wednesdays evenings and Sunday afternoons + 3 weekend intensives
  • Website: http://www.bloomyogastudio.com/
  • Yoga Style: Hatha

Moksha Yoga Certification

The Moksha Yoga Center Teacher Training is a unique curriculum that will lead you on a journey into the classical roots of yoga. At Moksha, they believe in the power and strength of knowledge and find it their task to marry the principles of theory and practice together throughout the course.

Over the 9 month program, you will delve into yoga’s ancient past and withdraw all the information from the masters that will lead you on this journey of becoming a teacher. Bringing together traditional and contemporary theory, the heart of the program lies in offering a rather large scope of yoga as a whole.

Covering aspects from asana to pranayama to philosophy, our programs are designed to be inclusive, ensuring accessibility for students at all levels who seek to deepen their personal practice and teaching journey. At the heart of their program is the fusion of traditional and contemporary theory, reflecting a broad perspective of yoga as a holistic discipline. Guided by a strong belief in the synergy of ancient and modern wisdom, participants are challenged as both educators and practitioners. The program encompasses a wide array of topics, yogic styles, techniques, as well as diverse worldviews and perspectives. By integrating traditional and modern approaches, we aspire to transform and invigorate the lives and teaching practices of their students. 

  • Price: $3200 – $3600, depending on paying in advance or last minute. Payment plans available
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Website: http://www.mokshayoga.com/
  • Yoga Style: Hatha + Vinyasa 

 

Tejas Yoga Training

Tejas Yoga has a 5 month long program for those who would like to deepen their practice or for those who are already teachers and are looking for refinement. This isn't a 200hr but is a great way to dive deeper into your journey with more intention. 

Refine your teaching skills and increase your personal knowledge in yoga and ayurveda. This 5-month program is a unique approach to fulfilling a teacher’s desire to continue their education with an individualized program and a 1:1 setting . Build on a formal foundational teacher training, gain more experience in subject matter foundational teacher trainings aren’t able to delve into deeply, and/or improve your practical application of more subtle practices in the classes you teach.

Through consultation, they discuss your previous training and experience, get to know your interests in further learning, and together reveal components of your skill set that could be improved upon.

Reading, practical exercises, and written assignments are given based on agreed-upon curriculum. Individual sessions can either be held in-person or remotely with two sessions per month. Unlimited classes are offered online, until further notice.

Zen Yoga Garage 200 Hour Teacher Certification

Zen Yoga Garage is a 200 hour registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Immerse yourself in learning at your own pace with the option of joining in person. Enjoy the journey to becoming a teacher customized to your unique schedule.At this training, the focus will be on Vinyasa Yoga, and will also include introductions to styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Anusara, Kundalini, Iyengar, Bikram, Pre-Natal, and Kids Yoga.

There are extensive lectures on yoga sequencing, posture dissections, anatomy and philosophy. Students will have the opportunity for practical application in teaching real live classes at the Garage as well.

It is a truly comprehensive and spirituality influenced program if we want to summarize the program in a nutshell. Looking at the reviews by students, we have to say no doubt you`ll be in good hands if you sign up for your training at the Garage. They are noted as one of the most well-rounded in Chicago.

  • Price: $2,229 (early bird) - $2599
  • Duration: 3 months – Thursday evenings & weekends
  • Website: http://www.zenyogagarage.com/
  • Yoga Style: Vinyasa

 

Yoga Loft Chicago 200 Hour Training

This foundational training is ideal for those wanting to teach yoga or the serious yoga student looking to go deeper by full immersion in the study of yogic practice and lifestyle. You will learn to teach and fully embody Vinyasa Yoga as this training and asana practice draws upon the principles and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

In addition to asana practice you will learn pranayama, meditation techniques, attend relevant workshops with visiting teachers, participate in community outreach, and complete assigned readings, writings, and assignments.

You will also be introduced to Yin and therapeutic yoga and all its benefits so you`ll be able to design a class according to your student’s needs. As a bonus, they`ll share ideas with you about the business of teaching yoga, marketing, teaching privates and career options.

  • Price: $2700 (early bird discount) – $3300
  • Duration: 3 months –  Thurs evenings and alternating weekends
  • Website: https://www.yogaloftstudios.com/
  • Yoga Style: Vinyasa

The Chicago School of Yoga YTT

The Chicago School of Yoga offers a very unique training program that could fit those who want to finish their yoga education within a few month’s time or the ones who want to invest in it little by little over a longer period of time. For the full training to be finished you will have to do 10 modules of different topics.

You can do the modules right after one another, or delay them and finish them at a time when it`s most comfortable for you! You have 2 years to complete all modules and gain certification. All the way through your journey you will have a mentor whom you will meet regularly. He/she will give you a personal practice for you to do daily according to your needs and will also guide you and answer questions you may have along this beautiful journey.

If you pay the full course fee before the beginning of the course you can save $1000 so it`s worth considering this deal! Otherwise, you can pay little by little when taking all the modules.

  • Price: $2950 – $3690, depending on paying every module separately or all together
  • Duration: 5 months, every other weekend or up to 2 years
  • Website: http://www.chicagoschoolofyoga.com/
  • Yoga Style: Hatha +Vinyasa