December 15th, 1pm at the Arlington Heights Studio

Stop by for an open Q & A session to get your questions answered about the upcoming Teacher Training program. This informal open house is an opportunity for interested students to learn more about teacher training and certification process.

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Teacher Training Begins January 11, 2020

Announcing Pulsation Yoga 2020 Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Studies programs. The programs will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and will meet 12 weekends, ending June 14, 2020. Pulsation Yoga offers three program choices to suit your needs and schedule:

  1. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  2. 100 Hour Yoga Studies Program
  3. 50 Hour Yoga Studies Program

The 200 Yoga Teacher Training hour program will fully prepare you to take the seat of the teacher. It covers class planning, sequencing, languaging and cueing, and will help you discover your unique style and voice as a teacher. Upon completion of the 200 hour program, you will be eligible for your yoga teacher certification. 

Training will take place on weekends, typically Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with occasional Friday evening sessions. The location for training sessions will vary between the Lake Zurich and Arlington Heights yoga studios.  

We are also offering two Yoga Studies programs, for students who want to deepen their knowledge but not attend all 200 hours. You can choose between a 50 hour or 100 hour program developed to immerse you in yoga philosophy, history, traditional practices, and to strengthen your asana knowledge. These options do not result in a certification, but hours can be applied toward a future 200 hour certification through Pulsation Yoga. The Yoga Studies programs will meet with the 200 hour program for the first several weekends. 

2020 Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

On select Fridays, you will meet 2-3 hours in the evenings, and on Saturdays and Sundays you will meet 4-6 hours during the day. Saturday and Sunday times will vary based on class schedules and workshops but will typically wrap up by 5:00 pm. The 200 Hour Teacher Training dates are as follows, and the 50 and 100 hour Studies programs will meet on the first several weekends of this schedule:

January 11, 12

January 24, 25, 26

February 1, 2

February 15, 16

February 28, 29 and March 1

March 13, 14, 15

April 4, 5

April 17, 18, 19

May 2, 3

May 15, 16, 17

May 30, 31

June 13, 14

Photo of Yoga Teacher Training adjusting student in a pose.

Pulsation Yoga’s Teacher Training and Yoga Studies programs will be led by Alison Tseng (RYT 200, RYT 500, Anusara Elements) and Sandy Smith (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP), both graduates of the Pulsation Yoga 300 hour teacher training led by Kathy Simonik.

200 Hour Teacher Training

$2500 (payable in 2 installments of $1250)

or $2400 if paid by January 4, 2020

Meets 12 weekends, January – June

Upon completion, trainees will be eligible for their 200 hour yoga teaching certification

100 Hour Yoga Studies

$1400, paid in full

Meets the first 9 weekends

These 100 hours, and applicable fees, can be applied toward future 200 hour certification training through Pulsation Yoga

50 Hour Yoga Studies

$700, paid in full

Meets the first 5 weekends

These 50 hours, and applicable fees, can be applied toward future 200 hour certification training through Pulsation

The Pulsation Yoga 200 Yoga Teacher Training program will be a wide-spectrum study, leaving you feeling well-rounded and prepared to teach the style of yoga you feel passionate about. Weekends will include lecture, practice, hands on training and discussion. Some weekends may include workshops. The topics covered include:

  1. History, Philosophy, and Practices
  2. The Subtle Body: Meditation and Chakras
  3. Asana and Studentship
  4. In the Anusara Tradition: the Universal Principles of Alignment, Kula (community), and Tantric Philosophy
  5. Anatomy as it Relates to Yoga
  6. Essence of a Great Teacher
  7. Putting a Class Together
  8. Modifications and Adjustments
  9. Developing Skills of a Teacher
  10. Teaching to Different Levels and Styles
  11. Teaching to Special Populations
  12. The Yogic Lifestyle: the Next Steps on Your Journey

Along with attending the weekends, you will be responsible for class observations, class assists, and completing homework consisting of reading, journaling, writing class plans. All trainees will also complete a 20 hour practicum, studying your individual interest area in yoga. We also offer a discount on class packages to all trainees to continue your yoga practice. 

Pulsation Yoga Teacher Training

Reserve Your Spot Today

We’re taking applications now for our 2020 Teacher Training and Yoga Studies Programs. Get started today by providing your name and email, and we will be in touch with the application and next steps.


We offer the highest quality training you can get, with attention to detail, unique curriculum and hands on learning. Training will be lead by co-owners, Alison and Sandy, with guest teachers.

Alison Tseng
Alison TsengCo-Owner, RYT 500
Alison’s yoga experience is centered around Ashtanga and Anusara based practices. She started to practice simply as a way to get exercise, but as time went on yoga became critical in helping to deal with her General Anxiety Disorder. As a teacher, Alison strives to help students feel and see the benefits that yoga offers their mind, their self-confidence, and their lives, even when they step off the mat. She believes it is important to build strength, flexibility, and balance through proper alignment. She tries to inspire a sense of community that creates a fun, rejuvenating, and relaxing environment.
Sandy Smith
Sandy SmithCo-Owner, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Sandy has been working at and teaching classes at Pulsation Yoga for 4 years. As a graduate of Pulsation Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training program, a Professional Certified Coach, and certified in Precision Nutrition, her knowledge and experience runs deep. Sandy primarily teaches Basics and 101 classes for our studio, assisting those new to yoga to build a regular yoga practice by focusing on the foundations of poses and alignment. She is also a Wellness and Weight Loss Coach, bringing the benefits of yoga to her clients to develop strength, breath/body connection, and appreciation of their bodies regardless of where they are on their journey.