Join us for 200 Hour Teacher Training! 

Upon completion, attendees will receive a certificate from I Heart Yoga. The training is designed for those who want to have a deeper understanding of the yogic path or wish to teach yoga. I Heart Yoga offers a hands on learning experience mixed with reading, group conversation, workshops and teaching small classes. Training is taught by Angie Berthelsen along with several other instructors specializing in various areas of yoga. To learn more about Angie and her background, click HERE.

Training inlcudes a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop where students wil recieve a certification. Other intructors will offer their expertise:

Joey Diehl

Joey is a Jiu jitsu instuctor at Curran Jiu-Jitsu Academy/Team Curran, Founder, Director, CEO at Real Wellness. He specializes in  Movement & Martial Arts and also is a certified tahi massage therpist and a Certified Yoga Teacher.

He has extensive knowledge of anatomy and mobility, which he incorporates into his classes.

During his workshop, students will learn how to incorporate thai bodywork into their yoga classes and work with students on mobility and relaation techniques. 

Erin Murphy

Erin has been teaching yoga and meditation since graduating from the Himalayan yoga and meditation center in 2013. Over the years she has continued her education by self study, workshops/ seminars and yearly retreats. She has developed a solid understanding of Yoga Philosophy and meditation by learning from a wide range of teachers and Masters throughout the Chicagland area as well as other states and countries. She has a diverse knowledge that reflects in her training. She loves to break down the otherwise complex and sometimes overwhelming topics to make them more relatable to students new to Yoga. 

Rebecca Thiegs

(RYT 200 Hour / RYT 500, Masters of Education, Bachelors of English, National Writing Project Certified, Co-Founder of Stageoflife.com) teaches Hatha yoga and emphasizes themes her students can take off the mat and into the world. To her, yoga is a metaphor for life, and she strives to give new insights to her students in each class. Rebecca began practicing yoga in 1998 and started teaching yoga full time in 2014.  After spending 15 years as a high school English teacher focusing on literature, creative writing and public speaking, she switched her path to share her love of yoga as a yoga teacher. She combines her skills gained as a classroom teacher and her passion for all facets of yoga and mindfulness to give her students classes which are thoughtful and empowering.

In her workshop, you will learn the basics of the Chakra system through asana practice, pranayama, and meditation.  We will delve deep into self-inquiry through journaling and discussion exercises using the chakras as a map. 

This workshop will teach you: 

-the 7 basics of the main chakras

-what it means to blocked, dialed up, or dialed down in a chakra

-how to achieve greater balance in the chakra system

-what svadhyaya means in relation to the chakras

-asana practices, pranayama exercises, and meditations related to the chakras

-journaling exercises for deeper discovery

Bhante Sujatha

Bhante has always known he was born to serve humanity and he wakes up everyday committed to this noble cause, teaching meditation and helping people access the deeper parts of themselves so they can feel radiant joy and peaceful happiness. With a single robe and some leftover food, Bhante left his home country and eventually found his way to America, where he learned a new language and culture and discovered the aching desire people have for a more meaningful life.

Bhante’s humanitarian work spans the globe and most recently oversaw the re-fitting of five hospitals with significant need. In 2013, Bhante Sujatha was awarded the highest honor within his lineage, as a recognition for the incredible impact he’s made to spreading Buddhism across America, being named the Chief Sanhga Nayaka of North America.

On any given day, you’ll find Bhante on the West Coast leading retreats, in the Midwest running his temple, or on the other side of the planet providing refuge for those who suffer and inspiring others to give and do even more to help the world. 

During Bhante's workshop, students will elarn about the art of mediation, its roots, as well as different techniques to use while teaching anf guiding students through meditation. 

Dates, Cost, Requirements...

Class meets the first Sunday of every month from 10 AM - 5 PM starting the first Sunday of October and ending the first Sunday in May (no class the month of December).

Make ups sessions are available. There will be 3-4 required workshops during the 7 months (online or in-person). Cost is included in tuition. Along with the Sunday classes, each trainee will be responsible for class observations, class assists, and completing homework consisting of reading, journaling, and writing class plans.

Trainees are also offered a discount on yoga classes at the studio during their training. There will also be teaching and shadowing requirements throughout the 7 month training period. 

Cost: $2900

*Payment plans are available upon request. A $500 deposit is due by September 15th to reserve your spot.

Refund Policy

If we receive written notice of your need to withdraw from the program by September 30th, you may receive a refund minus the $250 nonrefundable deposit. Credit card refunds will be subject to an additional 4% processing fee. There will be no refunds after September 30th.  If you withdraw from the program for any reason afterwards, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, regardless of any partial payments that have been made to date.

 

FAQS

*Each class features hands on learning

*Class size is limited to 10 students to allow for individualized learning

*Students are required to teach classes at the studio or on zoom, which will count towards their 200 hours of training.  

*All students are required to practice yoga for a minimum of 2 hours a week throughout training. 

*All teacher training students receive a 15% off discount on I heart yoga classes and packages.

*Rather than subscribing to one particular style, I Heart Yoga's training draws from various respected traditions to provide a balanced and individualized approach to yoga.

*Many students apply for a program with no intention to teach. The training is also a wonderful way to deepen and broaden your own understanding yoga.