Teach Yoga For The Whole Person


Get Certified with Integrative Yoga Therapy, A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Approved by Yoga Alliance

Teach Yoga For The Whole Person


Get Certified with Integrative Yoga Therapy, A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Approved by Yoga Alliance

So you want to become a yoga instructor, or enhance your current teaching practice? At Inner Light Yoga Studios, we love helping every individual rediscover and cherish the wholeness within themselves … including those who teach yoga! We offer the internationally recognized pioneer Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) program, which blends ancient Yoga insights with wisdom from modern wellness.

Our school concentrates on helping you cultivate your body, mind and spirit, and those of your students, through a balanced teaching practice


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Integrative Yoga Therapy at Inner Light Yoga Studios


We believe that the ancient practice of Yoga should be applicable for the Modern Mind. We also believe that yoga is for every body: not just every body type, but also the five bodies as developed in the 5 Koshas teaching of Yoga philosophy. In our training program, we see a yoga teacher’s ideal role to be helping individuals of every size, shape and physical ability level reconnect with the wholeness that’s deep inside themselves. 

Our Students


IYT at Inner Light Yoga Studios is 200 RYT Teacher Training Program is likely for you if you desire to teach yoga as a form of emotional, spiritual and physical healing. You will learn to teach Yoga for a wide range of complementary settings, including health care and Yoga classes for the general public. This program is open to anyone with a basic foundation in Yoga and is especially suitable for body-workers, health care professionals, therapists and anyone with a desire to teach this ancient healing art. 

This program may be perfect for you if you identify as:

The Future Yoga Teacher

Yogi's who are excited to learn how to teach Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga for every body type, many levels and multiple populations. 

The Yoga Enthusiast

Yogis who Love Yoga and are eager to deepen their practice and understanding of Yoga and do not have a desire to teach Yoga. 

The Professional Therapist

Yogi's who have experienced the transformational power of Yoga and desire to add Yoga Techniques to their Therapy Modality. Our program has attracted Physical Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counselors, Nurses, Doctors, Art Therapists, and Speech Therapists. 

The Yoga Teacher Who Loves to Learn

People who already have completed a 200 hour training program but are eager to deepen their teaching skills and knowledge through a second training program. 

Our Instructors


All of your instructors in this program are seasoned yoga professionals who believe in the Inner Light of every person. They are committed to sharing the healing practice of Yoga within our community. Their advanced Yoga studies have taken them across the country and beyond to study with some of Yoga’s most inspiring teachers. Now, they are excited to share what they have learned from years of practice, study and teaching Yoga through our amazing program. 

Our School


We offer a comprehensive approach that teaches new and seasoned yoga instructors how to integrate traditional Yoga practices including asana, pranayama, mudra, medita on, chakras, the elements, ancient texts, chanting, Yoga Nidra, and more into a Yoga class or private session. Special focus is given to rekindling the Inner Light within each student so they can live out the balance and bliss we are each meant to have. 

Our Curriculum


The IYT curriculum is full integrated and covers every aspect of yoga instruction:

Module 1: History of Yoga & Intro to Integrative Yoga Therapy

Module 2: Yoga Teaching Essentials & Sequencing

Module 3: Chakras & Healing Energy

Module 4: Philosophy, Yoga Sutras, & Hands On-Assists

Module 5: Anatomy

Module 6: The 5 Koshas, Inversions, & the Business of Yoga

Module 7: Pranayamas & Pranavayus

Module 8: Additional Yoga Texts, Mudra's, & Hands-On Assists

Module 9: Ayurveda, The Elements, & Bhakti Yoga

Module 10: Special Audiences & Modifications/Props 

IYT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM DETAILS


We offer 3 Tracks to complete our program. Each student can select the track that is best for their body, mind, spirit . . . and schedule.

TRACK 1: Weekend Program


Complete your RYT in 10 months.

This program meets 1 Weekend/month.

This program begins in January.

Classes are, 8a-6p on Saturday & Sunday. 

Module 1:

  • January 28-29, 2017
  • January 27-28, 2018

Module 2:

  • February 25-26, 2017
  • February 24-25, 2018

Module 3:

  • March 25-26, 2017
  • March 24-25, 2018

Module 4:

  • April 29-30, 2017
  • April 28-29, 2018

Module 5:

  • May 20-21, 2017
  • May 19-20, 2018

Module 6:

  • June 24-25, 2017
  • June 23-24, 2018

Module 7:

  • July 29-30, 2017
  • Jul 28-29, 2018

Module 8:

  • August 26-27, 2017
  • August 25-26, 2018

Module 9:

  • September 23-24, 2017
  • September 22-23, 2018

Module 10:

  • October 28-29 2017
  • October 27-28, 2018

INVESTMENT: $3300. ($100 (non-refundable) Application Fee + $3200.)

$200 discount given to WAC, Recreation Center, and YMCA Employees/Teachers


*Split payment option available! 

TRACK 2: Thursday Program


Complete your RYT during the week. This program meets on Thursdays from 8:00a-6:00p. 

Module 1:

  • October 5 & October 12, 2017

Module 2:

  • October 19 & October 26, 2017

Module 3:

  • November 2 & November 9, 2017

Module 4:

  • November 16 & November 30, 2017

Module 5:

  • December 7 & December 14, 2017

Module 6:

  • February 2 & February 9, 2017
  • February 1 & February 8, 2018

Module 7:

  • February 16 & February 23, 2017
  • February 15 & February 22, 2018

Module 8:

  • March 2 & March 9, 2017
  • March 1 & March 8, 2018

Module 9:

  • March 16 & March 23, 2017
  • March 15 & March 22, 2018

Module 10:

  • March 30 & April 6, 2017
  • April 12 & April 19, 2018

INVESTMENT: $3300. ($100 (non-refundable) Application Fee + $3200.)

$200 discount given to WAC, Recreation Center, and YMCA Employees/Teachers

*Split payment option available!



TRACK 3: Flexible Program


The IYT Teacher Training at Inner Light Yoga Studios is the only teacher training in the Milwaukee area that offers an option to complete a yoga teacher training program at your own pace, over the course of 2 years. 

All students must complete Module 1 FIRST (no exceptions) and Modules 2-10 can be completed in any order over the course of 2 years.

INVESTMENT: Module 1: $100 (non-refundable) Application fee + $550, Modules 2-10: $350

$20/module discount given to WAC, Recreation Center, and YMCA Employees/Teachers

TRANSFER FEE: $50. If a student enrolled in the 10 month track needs to take a module out of order, they have the option to pay the transfer fee and switch to a different date that module is being offered. See course catalog for more details.



Ask us about housing options for out of town students!

HOW TO APPLY FOR IYT AT INNER LIGHT YOGA STUDIOS


1. Complete the School Application and waiver as found at the end of the Catalog. This must be done first. [Download our School Catalog here]

2. Send completed Application, Waiver, and Letter of Recommendation to Inner Light Yoga Studios, InnerLightYogaStudios@gmail.com AND submit $100 application fee via our website. (Application fee is applied towards tuition.)

3. After we have received your Application, Waiver, Letter of Recommendation and Application Fee, we will schedule an interview with you.

4. Once you have been accepted into the program, you can pay online or mail a check to the studio.

ABOUT US: Inner Light Yoga Studios seeks to help every individual rediscover and cherish the wholeness with themselves. We help busy householders and yoga instructors of every size, shape and ability reconnect with this sense wholeness, which we all hold deep inside, but without the practice of yoga, tend to forget or overlook. 

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Why does our program use the term “therapy?”


The Yoga Community frequently debates how the word “therapy” applies to our practice. In essence, whenever a student is matched with the appropriate style of Yoga and an exceptional teacher, all Yoga is therapeutic in nature. But in particular, IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapy) and our training program use the Five Koshas as a foundation for guiding high quality, well- rounded Yoga practices. The koshas are part of a distinctive therapeutic approach we take that is separate from the general therapeutic qualities of yoga.

Why? The word kosha can be translated as “sheaths” or “bodies”. It is the understanding that every individual has a 1) physical body, 2) energy body, 3) mental body, 4) wisdom body and 5) bliss body. Well balanced Yoga practices nurture and feed all five of these bodies.

Most busy modern individuals are not aware of these multiple bodies within themselves. As teachers, it’s up to us to help guide our students into a real experience with and awareness of their koshas. 

In our program, kosha work includes:

Smart Sequencing: The proper order of pose placement with in a class, how to sequence a class with a peak pose or for an area of the physical body. How to sequence classes for beginner to advanced populations. 


In depth Pose breakdown: Deepen your understanding of safe & effective Yoga Postures. Understanding how to modify physical postures for varying physical conditions and body types. Explore the “kramas” of each posture, how to take the traditional Yoga Posture and make in more or less intense based on the population you will be teaching. 


Anatomy of your Energy Body: Education about sequences and instruction in how to sequence with regard to the Energy Anatomy, including Chakras & Pranavayus. Learn which postures activate which chakra and pranavayu. 


Pranayama (Breath Techniques): This includes personal breath work exploration, learning the physical/emotional effects of varying breath techniques, how to incorporate pranayama into classes and how to teach pranayama. 


Mudra (Yogic Hand Gestures): Mudras are Yoga Postures for your hands. Similar to full body asanas such as Warrior 1. Mudras can have profound effects on the physical, emotional and mental body. This training includes personal mudra exploration, learning the physical/emotional effects of varying mudras, how to incorporate mudras into classes and how to teach mudra. 


Yoga Philosophy: We will explore two foundation texts from the Yoga Tradition, The Yoga Sutras and the Gita, and learn how the teachings from these ancient’s texts are applicable to living a life filled with ease and joy in the modern world. 


Meditation: Develop your personal meditation practice. Receive access to over 100 dfferent guided meditations. Practice and learn how to deliver or create your own Yoga Nidra. 


Yoga Teaching Pedagogy: Learn how to teach Yoga. Develop your “teacher voice”, learn and practice how to effectively deliver good physical and energy cues, practice teach every part of a traditional Yoga class and discuss common issues Yoga teachers encounter. 

Yoga Alliance Registered School


The yoga therapy components of our course are based on Integrative Yoga Therapy, not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry

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