Ahimsa Yoga Studio

Yoga Teacher Training

teacher training

Would you like to become a yoga teacher? Through the vessel of Ahimsa Yoga Studio’s 200hr. Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training program Kelly Merydith, Cassandra Justine, and an eclectic blend of yoga experts will take participants through an intentional experience.
Immerse yourself in yoga for 6 months. This training will impact your life in the best of ways. You will complete training feeling renewed, refreshed, and ready to share the gift of yoga in your om way.

The training is split into 3 phases.

Phase 1: Foundations Immersion with Kelly, Cass, and guest anatomy teacher, Olu
Thursday 5pm, August 17– Monday 12pm August 20, 2017
Location: El Regalo Farm, Galena, IL

During the Foundations Immersion students will learn fundamental postures, alignment, the history of yoga, philosophy including the 8-limb path, ethics, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, sanskrit, mantra, chanting, teaching techniques, and bhakti yoga.
Enjoy special experiences including a potluck, a morning hike, a rounding Yin & Restorative Practice, a Candle Meditation & Yoga Nidra, a Chakra Meditation & Sound Bath, and a Fire Ceremony.
View Immersion Agenda

Phase 2: Weekend Intensives with Kelly, Cass, and Guest Teachers
September 8, 2017 - January 28, 2018
10 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-7pm

  • Sept. 8-9, Sept. 23-24
  • Oct. 7-8, Oct. 21-22
  • Nov. 4-5, Nov. 18-19
  • Dec. 2-3, Dec. 16-17
  • Jan. 13-14, Jan. 27-28

Weekend Intensive Topics and Sample Schedule here.
Trainees must attend 3 Master Teacher Workshops including Dr. Avanti - Intro to Ayurveda, and 2 more to be announced soon! Weekend Dates: TBD. These courses will be an additional fee. No more than $300 for all 3.

Phase 3: Apprentice & Teach
November 2016 – February 2017
Final Phase Details:
Practice Teaching - 5 lessons/classes
Apprenticeship/s - two 5-week Apprenticeships or one 10-week Apprenticeship
Seva Classes - teach 2 seva classes
Thesis Project - You will have the entire teacher training to work on your Thesis Projects. Share a topic you are passionate about This will help you find your niche and become highly educated on a specific topic.
Closing Celebration Sunday, February 26 7:30-9pm

$2900 which INCLUDES your all-inclusive stay at El Regalo for the Immersion, discounted classes or membership at Ahimsa, your manual, all Weekend Intensives, and the ability to study with featured teachers involved in the Weekend Intensives. Includes $500 non-refundable deposit. 

Payment plans: we allow payment plans with an online credit card. 

Early Bird Special: $2600 before June 1
Additional Costs: 3 Master Teacher workshops (noted in Phase 2. No more than $300 for all 3). Required Reading: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Satchidananda, Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda, The Language of Yoga - Nicolai Bachman, You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay.

Space is limited to 25 students.

Questions? Please call Cass (708) 369-3375 if you'd like to discuss the training, or email Cass & Kelly at ahimsateachertraining@gmail.com.

Next Steps: Apply online below. If we accept your application we will let you know and you can make your $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your space in the training.