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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.”~ D. Dyer

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program 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/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-hour and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training programs over the past six years.  She has graduated over 125 talented yoga teachers in the state of Indiana in several yoga studios and Butler University.  She will be teaching ‘Yoga and Spirituality’ at Christian Theological Seminary in the fall of 2016.  Christine is eager to pass on this ancient healing art to others in her first yoga studio located in the heart of Lebanon, Indiana.


Our staff lovingly directs our students one simple step at a time.  It is a journey as unique as each individual is.  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 believe that the more you experience and have fun, the more you can truly understand instead of just learning poses through rote repetition.  The more you truly understand, the more you can integrate your life-changing learning and share it organically with others.  Simply listening to lecture does not cut it.  Our training is on a pass/fail basis.  We do not believe in creating undue stress by placing an A-F grading scale on students.  Our teaching style has been inspired by the Montessori method of teaching.

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We offer three 200-Hour Teacher Training Courses per year.  Each six-month semester consists of meeting one time per week on Tuesdays at our Brownsburg location and Thursdays from 5:45 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. at our Lebanon studio. Five additional Saturday workshops lead by senior staff are also offered throughout the semester. These run from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m..

Lebanon Spring/Summer Schedule

Thursdays:  June 13, 2019 – January 23, 2020

*6 Saturday dates to be scheduled by YTT group.

Brownsburg Spring/Summer Schedule

Tuesdays: June 11, 2019 – January 23, 2020

*6 Saturday dates to be scheduled by YTT group.


The prerequisite for joining the program is a steady practice of yoga for at least 6 months and the passion for learning more.


Course Outline

  • History & Philosophy of Yoga
  • Ancient yogic archetype: Understanding the Hidden Jewels Found within these Allegorical characters
  • Discovering your Own Voice: Teaching Methodology
  • Yoga Asana: Safe verbal cueing in and out of asana, Proper alignment, modifications for correcting/deepening, where to sequence & movement of energy
  • Anatomy / Physiology / Kinesiology
  • Movement of Subtle Energy through the Practices of Pranayama, Asana, Bandhas & Mudras
  • Psychology, Sociology and the Ethics of Yoga
  • Authenticity: Living Your Truth & Establishing Faith
  • Teaching Methods: Effective Verbal Cueing, Hands-On Adjustments, Props and the Art of Timing
  • Fundamentals of practicing and teaching Meditation & Pranayama (Breath work)
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mudras & Bandhas
  • Fundamentals of 8 Specialty Yoga Classes (Kid’s, Restorative, Chair, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, Acro/Partner Yoga)
  • and much more!


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

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

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

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.  Stilling 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.

(Download Application Here)

Early Bird Investment


Pay by April 30, 2019 and receive $200 off of tuition= $2,300.

Full Investment

Spring/Summer: $2,500.

*Payment options are available at $450 per month for 6 months.

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