FREE 200-Hr. Teacher Training Meeting Sunday, Oct. 19th, 7-8 p.m.!


January 7, 2021 – June 10, 2021!  

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 Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is nationally accredited by Yoga Alliance and has been proven to be one of the most creative and comprehensive in the state of Indiana.  We go above and beyond the minimal national standards, giving our trainees the ability to implement their creativity by sequencing a yoga class they can call their own.  Our students not only learn the basics of how to develop safe yoga sequencing, but also learn how to sequence according to one’s nature during different seasons, affecting mood and overall health.


Our teachers offer classes based on the foundational teachings of Krishnamacharyia’s Vini-Yoga, Iyengar, Anusara & Ashtanga Yoga, which are all based  on Hatha yoga.  This program is directed by Chris Yovanovich, proprietor of the Indiana Yoga Studio and its senior teacher.  She has been developing and   teaching 200 and 300-Hr. advanced yoga teacher trainings full time over the past 13 years.  She has graduated over 170 talented yoga teachers in the state of Indiana in several yoga studios and Butler University.  Chris also serves as adjunct professor at Christian Theological Seminary assisting Dr. Helene Russell teach their 200-Hr. Teacher Training, ‘Yoga and Spirituality’.


Our staff lovingly directs our students one simple step at a time.  It is a journey as unique as each individual.  We simply serve as a field guide, respecting where  each student is on their path of learning.  While we realize we are all connected, we also know that we all learn differently and have different paths by which we fully develop.  It is for these reasons that we use many modalities of learning.  Reading, discussion, art, music, humor, movies, dance, field trips and journaling are  just some of the activities students enjoy during their training. There are a total of 5 senior guest speakers throughout the semester that have taught nationally and globally. It is our passion to allow students to not only learn about the deeper aspects of yoga but to experience it for themselves! Students have the entire course available online for those wishing to quarantine. All online course content is available to all students whether they are taking the course online or in person. A total of 8 spaces will be available for in person instruction.

                                   COVID-19 precautions set forth by Gov. Holcomb is observed. 


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The Winter/Spring semester consists of meeting one time per week on Thursdays either online or at our Lebanon location from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Four additional weekend intensive workshops/retreats are lead by senior staff either online, at the studio, or both. 


Weekend Yoga Workshop/Retreat Times & Dates   

Fridays 6-9 p.m.
Saturdays 9-4 p.m.
Sundays 2-6 p.m.

Weekend Yoga Workshop/Retreat Dates

February 26, 27, 28 

March 12, 13, 14 

April 16, 17, 18 

(There are 20 hours of regularly scheduled yoga classes included in our 200-Hr. Tuition that may be taken at any time as part of our 200-Hr. students’ practicum hours)!






   Techniques | Training |Practice 


Yoga Asana/poses: Safe verbal cueing in and out of asana & proper alignment 


Modifications for correcting & deepening the pose 


 Movement of Energy for Optimal Health | Viniyoga 


Movement of Subtle Energy through the Practices of Pranayama, Asana, Bandhas & Mudras 


Teaching Methods: Effective Verbal Cueing, Hands-On Adjustments, Props and the Art of Timing 


Proper Safe Alignment for the 8 Major Joints 


The Art & Science of Sequencing 


Fundamentals of practicing and teaching Meditation & Pranayama (Breath work ) 


Discovering your Own Voice: Teaching Methodology 


Fundamentals of practicing and teaching Meditation & Pranayama (Breath work ) 


Fundamentals of 7 Specialty Yoga Classes (Kid’s, Restorative, Chair, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, Acro/Partner Yoga)


 Anatomy | Physiology 


Anatomy | Physiology | Kinisiology 


The Physiological Effects of Sound | Nada Yoga 


Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mudras & Bandhas 


Ayurvedic Medicine & the Importance of Pancha Karma 


Understanding of Compression vs. Tension in the 8 Major Joints 


Effectiveness of Pranayama, Mudra & Asana on the Endocrine, Lymphatic, Digestive & Nervous Systems


Yoga Humanities 


Ancient yogic archetypes: Understanding the Hidden Jewels Found within these Allegory characters 


History of Yoga & Yoga Lineages Influencing the West 


Ancient yogic archetypes: Understanding the Hidden Jewels Found within these Allegory characters 


Psychological, Sociological and the Ethical Implications of Yoga in the West 


Yoga & Spirituality 


Authenticity: Living Your Truth & Establishing Faith  



 Professional Essentials 


The Business of Yoga 


Practicing the Art & Science of Teaching Yoga for Your Peers 


Continuing Hours & Credentialing through Yoga Alliance 


Fundamentals of 7 Specialty Yoga Classes (Kid’s, Restorative, Chair, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, Acro/Partner Yoga)!


                                                                          Required Texts 


Indiana Yoga Studio Teacher Training Manual by Christine Yovanovich (Included with tuition) 


The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar  


Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff  


Yoga For Wellness by Gary Kraftsow  


Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens  


Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens  


Yoga Adjustments by Mark Stephens


The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox by Joseph and Lilian LePage  


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda  


The Shambhala Encyclopedia of YOGA by Georg Feuerstein, PH.D.  


(Texts may be found at Amazon.com.  Typical costs for all texts is around $150.)




 Teacher training should not break the bank, and that is why we chose to offer our course at such an affordable rate.  We believe everyone should have the   opportunity for self-discovery whether they plan on teaching yoga, or simply by going deeper into their own practice.  We hope you can join us on this quest for self-discovery.  Changing the mind can, indeed, change the world! 


 Application Fee 


    A $200 deposit reserves your space & applies to your tuition. Please click on the 200-Hr. Teacher Training Registration tab to reserve your space today! Register early as in person space is limited to 8 students. We will contact you within 1-2 business days. 


    Winter/Spring Tuition: $2,500