200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Meets select weekends January – June Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. Society teaches us to live externally, while yoga teaches us to live internally. It’s what makes exploring the teachings so profound. While teachers in training will learn how to teach yoga poses and sequences, this training focuses on teaching yoga students. Teaching others begins with our own personal, internal integrity, which is why we place great importance on studying yoga’s code of ethics first. Coursework includes yoga humanities, in-depth instruction on teaching postures and, sequencing classes. Great emphasis is placed on ethics, anatomy, physiology, and the meditative quality of this ancient yet timeless practice.

Held at Life Force Health Center 450 N. Seymour, Mundelein, Illinois. Learn in a supportive environment with ongoing mentoring opportunities for graduates. The latest principles of movement, alignment, and biomechanics will be taught. Small student/teacher ratio. Two years of consistent yoga practice is required to enroll. Inquire/Apply julia@tbyyoga.com


Next class begins January 2022

This training is currently full. Please check back in June 2022 for future dates. 

TBY Yoga School’s 200-hour program gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of yoga and to enhance their personal yoga practice. This comprehensive training gives students a foundation for understanding the system of yoga through in-person intensive training, lectures, videos, reading assignments, and discussion.

Features of TBY Yoga School Training:

  • Small student/teacher ratio
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Ongoing mentorship post-training
  • Trusted, professional instruction
  • Held at the lovely Life Force Health Center

TBY Yoga is a registered yoga school. Upon completion of training, students are welcome to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. Click on the TBY Yoga Teacher Training Program Flyer for more details.


About the Lead Instructor

Julia Jonson, E-RYT 500: Julia has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation since 1991 and teaching since 2007. With more than one thousand hours of training, Julia offers an alignment-based approach with a therapeutic feel. Julia specializes in Restorative & Gentle Yoga and is also well-versed in Intermediate. Julia worked for more than a decade as a newscast producer in the South Bend, Orlando & Chicago markets. She writes and blogs about mindful living. Her written works include a children’s book, Just Me & The Trees: A Children’s Guide to Meditation. Julia earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell and is currently undergoing plant-based cooking training. She’s been passionate about creating and eating plant-based foods for thirty years.


What You Will Learn

Philosophy & History

  • Roots & Western Influence
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Ethics
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Anatomy & Physiology

  • The Spine
  • Muscles & Nerves
  • Skeleton & Connective Tissues
  • The Bodily Systems
  • Feet, Knees, & Hips
  • Shoulders & Arms

The Asanas/Poses

  • 50 + Poses, Modifications
  • Benefits, & Cautions
  • Principles of Alignment
  • Sequencing & Cueing
  • Creating a Safe Class Environment

Pranayama & Meditation

  • Science of Conscious Breathing
  • Teaching Breath work Techniques
  • Science of Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Basic Meditation Techniques
  • Cueing & Sequencing

Time Commitment and Dates

Upon completing this training, you will have tracked 205 hours toward your certification.

140 Classroom Hours ~We will meet from January through June, on Saturday(9 am-5 pm) and Sunday(9 am-4 pm).

  • January 8th & 9th*
  • January 22nd & 23rd*
  • February 6th
  • March 5th & 6th
  • March 12th & 13th
  • April 2nd & 3rd
  • April 23rd & 24th
  • May 14th & 15th
  • May 21 & 22nd
  • June 11 & 12th

30 Online Anatomy & Physiology Hours

15 Elective Hours

20+ Homework Hours

Cost and Payment

  • $2800 if paid in full
  • $3000 monthly payment plan ($500/month is due 1st of each month,$25 late fee)
  • $25 non-refundable application fee (email julia@tbyyoga.com to apply)
  • $300 non-refundable deposit holds a spot
  • $25 Training Manual
  • $30 Online Anatomy Training Fee
  • Coursework Materials Estimate: $150 Required Reading List  
  • Elective Courses Estimate: $50 – $200
  • Total Estimated Costs: $3100 – $3300
  • (Estimated costs are based on payment plan, cost of books and electives)