200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING  



August 6, 2020 – December 17, 2020! 


“be in the moment” 

    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 12 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’.   The CTS’s summer session begins May 15, 2020. Teacher Trainees from     Indiana Yoga Studio and Christian Theological Seminary come together for a few workshops with guest speakers throughout the semester.  


   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 theses reasons that we use every modality of learning possible.  Reading, discussion, art, music, humor, movies, dance, field trips and journaling       are  just some of the activities students enjoy during their training. We are hopeful that by our fall semester, a portion of the teacher training can be experienced in     person using social distancing. As of now, students will have the entire course available conveniently online even when we open our doors again. 

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                                                                                                    SCHEDULE OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CLASSES  

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

                                                                                                            Weekend Workshop Intensive Dates & Times  

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

                                                                                                                         September 11th, 12th & 13th  

                                                                                                                              October 9th, 10th & 11th   

                                                                                                                          November 13th, 14th & 15th



   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) a! 


 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  

Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

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: Philosophy, Principles And Techniques by Mark Stephens

Yogabody by Judith Lasater

The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox by Joseph and Lilian LePage  

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda  

(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 download the application below and email it to csyo66@gmail.com or mail it to 116 N.             Lebanon Street, Lebanon, IN. 46052.  We will contact you within 3-4 business days.


   (Make your $200 deposit now through June 27th & receive an additional $200 to make tuition $2300!) 

Go to our “Schedule” tab and click on “Memberships & Packages” near the top of the screen. 

    Fall Tuition: $2,500