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Taking the Seat of the Teacher

Registration for our 2019/2020 Course is closed. Please check back for 2020 dates.

Now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Teacher Training Course.  Founded in 2010 Bija Yoga School at The Yoga Bar has graduated many of the area's most respected and knowledgeable yoga teachers.  

We practice so that we might be healthy in body, calm in mind and useful in daily life. Then, we long to inspire the same in others.

The Yoga Bar/ Bija's 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Recognized Certification is a comprehensive yoga teacher training program with ten years of experience certifying some of the Midwest's most beloved teachers. Through our practical curriculum, we create a foundation for teaching yoga skillfully and effectively.

At Bija we embrace a holistic approach to yoga, combining the wisdom of traditional yoga practices with contemporary understandings of the body. The yoga taught is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but draws from the healing traditions of the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage.

Our Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 hour training qualifies you to teach in the U.S. and all over the world.

Bija's teachers possess deep knowledge offered in the tradition of parampara, and their passion for teaching means that they teach from the heart. Students and teachers create an accepting environment for learning and transformation.

2019-2020 Required Dates and Modules

Intensive Modules: These modules meet four consecutive days between 8a-6p

September 19-22 Module 1

January 9-12 Module 2

February 6-9 Module 3

Workshop Modules: (Certification track only**): These modules vary in days and length - please check events page for specifics.

September 29 | Ayurveda 

October 26-27 | Ashtanga 

November 9 | Iyengar

*Attendance at any Bija Yoga retreat may be substituted for ONE of these elective modules

**There are two track options: Certification and non-certification, pricing varies.

Registration in the TT course includes unlimited practice at The Yoga Bar September 2019 - February 2020. Students must attend a set number of classes and complete assigned class observations during the program.

Is this the course for me?

If you have found your way this far down the page, then, yes, it likely is.
This fulfilling and life-changing journey is for both those who wish to teach yoga and those who feel drawn to embark on a personal journey of self-inquiry and personal development.

Each of our trainings has a blend of students with the desire to become yoga teachers, and students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but have a sincere desire to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and self.

If your desire is to teach, the training will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to lead classes and private lessons. You will gain the skills to teach safe and engaging classes to share your love of yoga with the world.

For all students, this training provides an incredible opportunity to connect to your true nature, embrace new relationships and acquire tools to empower you to move through life with greater joy, passion, and ease, all while being fully supported by a like-minded group of yogis and new friends.

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