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Teacher Training

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Dedicate this time to YOU.
Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Yoga by becoming a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher!

Training Led By: Meghan Rohde, E-RYT, Colleen LaConte, E-RYT 500, Juliet Low RYT 500, Jenny Thiede, E-RYT, Katie Martin E-RYT, Ruth Day RYT 500, and Meg Febel RYT 500.

2024/2025 Teacher Training Schedule:

Every Tuesday, 6pm – 9:30pm in Western Springs

  • September: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

  • October: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

  • November: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

  • December: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

  • January: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

  • February: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Two Saturdays/Month, 12:30pm – 6pm in Downers Grove

  • September: 9/7, 9/21

  • October: 10/5, 10/19

  • November: 11/2, 11/16

  • December: 12/7, 12/21

  • January: 1/4, 1/18

  • February: 2/1, 2/15

Community classes 2/22, 2/23, 3/1, 3/2 Times/Locations TBD

Satsang 3/4

200 Hour TT Curriculum Includes:

  • Opening Meditation
  • Pranayama – Breathing
  • Asanas – Poses
  • Teaching Skills
  • Sequencing
  • Teaching In Small Groups
  • Yoga For Special Groups
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Koshas – Sheaths
  • Gunas – Qualities of Nature
  • Chakras – Energy Centers
  • Ayurvedic Healing Techniques
  • Anatomy
  • Yoga Ethics Business of Yoga
  • Practical Test
  • Written Test


  • 5 Classes of Observing a YBD Teacher
  • 10 Hours Elective Off Site Yoga Workshops
  • 50 YBD Yoga Classes
  • 10 Hours of YBD Workshops
  • 16 Hour Anatomy Workshop
  • Teach Two Community Classes
  • CPR Training
  • Monthly Homework Assignments
  • Written Thesis

Required Reading:

  • YBD Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • “Heart of Yoga- Developing A Personal Practice” – T.K.V. Desikachar
  • “The Key Muscles of Yoga” – Ray Long
  • “Inside The Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Source Book For The Study & Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” – Jaganath Carrera
  • “Light On Yoga” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Pricing, Plans, and Discounts

Course Fees

  • $250 Deposit to reserve space (applied towards tuition). Minimum of 10 students. Class Size Limited To 20.
  • Tuition – $3300 – Due at least three weeks prior to training start date (Includes Anatomy Training)

Additional Costs

  • 5 YBD Workshops – Free for Platinum Members, $40 each for non-members
  • Offsite Yoga Workshops – Approximately $200
  • Book Costs – Approximately $100

Payment Plans

Based on your individual situation, we can arrange a monthly or bi-weekly auto-payment plan. First payment due at least three weeks prior to training start date and last payment due at least three weeks prior to training end date.


  • Early Bird Discount – $3000 if you sign up by July 31, 2024
  • Platinum Members – $3100
  • Platinum Member Discount Optional – $89.50 Platinum Monthly Membership for the months during training (Reg. $179)
  • Specialty Discount Drop In Rate: $28 per class
  • 10 Class Packs: $240


In the event of cancellation, we will refund the total amount paid, minus the following cancellation fees:

  • Before Classes Begin – $150
  • After 1 Week – $250
  • After 2 Weeks – $500
  • After 3 Weeks – $750
  • No Refunds After 3 Weeks From Start Date

Question about pricing or the program? Contact

Space is limited to 20 Students; Stop by any Yoga by Degrees location or call for more info.



##### YBD Yoga Teacher Training Program Application #####

Please answer the following questions below and send your responses to  Upon receiving your completed application, we will review and you will be notified of your acceptance status within 5 business days. 


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  1. How long have you been practicing yoga?
  2. Why do you do yoga?
  3. Why do you want to take a yoga teacher training?
  4. What do you want to do once you finish the training?
  5. Why did you choose the Yoga by Degrees teacher training program and how did you hear about it? (If somebody referred you, please let us know who.)
  6. What is the most important thing you want to learn during the training?



241 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-690-9642 (YOGA)

Western Springs 

4700 Gilbert Ave, Suite 16
Western Springs, IL 60558

Downers Grove

54 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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