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Teacher Training Begins October 12, 2024

Registration is now open for the Pulsation Yoga 2024-2025 Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Studies programs. These programs begin on Saturday, October 12, 2024, and will meet 11 weekends, ending April 6, 2025. Weekends are spaced to give you adequate time for assignments and personal time in between.

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

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program will fully prepare you to take the seat of the teacher. It covers history, philosophy, styles of yoga, anatomy, class planning, sequencing, theming, cuing, and more. This training will also 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 (Saturdays and Sundays), and will include studio classes each morning we meet. Trainees may opt to observe if you are unable to practice. Your tuition also includes select workshops and guest presenters, as well as additional free studio classes and meditations. Books for required readings are not included in your tuition.

We also offer two Yoga Studies programs as a solution for students who want to deepen their knowledge but not attend all 200 hours. For yoga studies, you can choose between a 50 hour or 100 hour program. These two programs were developed to immerse you in yoga philosophy, history, and traditional practices, and to strengthen your asana knowledge.

Neither of the yoga studies options result in a certification, but hours can be applied toward a future 200 hour training through Pulsation Yoga, as long as it is still offered. The Yoga Studies programs will meet with the 200 hour program for the first several weekends. 

2024-2025 Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

We will meet 11 weekends October 2024 through the first week of April 2025. Training days will start with a morning practice during studio classes (you may opt to observe if you are unable to participate), with the hours of 10:30-5:30 on Saturdays and 9:00-5:00 on Sundays. The location for all training will be at Pulsation Yoga Lake Zurich. Several of the weekends will include workshops and guest presenters who are experts in their field of study.

The 200 Hour Teacher Training dates are listed below. In addition, the 50 and 100 hour Studies programs will meet on the first several weekends of this schedule:

  • October 12, 13
  • October 26, 27
  • November 16, 17
  • December 7, 8
  • January 4, 5
  • January 25, 26
  • February 8, 9
  • February 22, 23
  • March 8, 9
  • March 15, 16
  • April 5, 6

In addition to these classroom hours, all trainees will be required to complete class observations and class assists, as well meditation sessions and 5 additional classes at the studio, all included in your tuition. There will also be assigned readings, class planning, journal entries, a practicum study and other homework to fulfill your 200 hour requirement.

Many of you are asking now, “Is Yoga Teacher Training right for me?”  Don’t worry, this is a question so many people ask, and we have many of our past yoga teacher training trainees here to answer that question and more:

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200 Hour Teacher Training

$3000 if paid in full by August 12, 2024

$3400 after August 12, 2024, payment plan available ($3200 if paid in full cash/check/Zelle) 

$300 non-refundable deposit to hold spot

Meets 11 weekends, October – April

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

100 Hour Yoga Studies

$1800, paid in full

Meets the first 7 weekends (through that Saturday only)

Does not result in certification

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

50 Hour Yoga Studies

$900, paid in full

Meets the first 3 weekends

Does not result in certification

The 50 training hours, and applicable fees, can be applied toward future 200 hour certification training with Pulsation Yoga

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 of the weekends may include workshops, which are included in your tuition. 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

All trainees will receive a package of free classes as part of training. In addition, trainees will observe regularly scheduled classes as well as assist in teaching classes at the studio. Journal entries and readings are assigned as homework between training weekends, books are not included in the tuition. For a full list of required books, please click here.

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

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We're taking applications now for our 2024/2025 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. Pulsation Yoga’s Teacher Training and Yoga Studies programs are led by Sandy Smith (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Anusara Inspired) and Susan Burns (E-RYT 200, YACEP). Both are graduates of the Pulsation Yoga teacher training that was led by Kathy Simonik. We also welcome several guest teachers and presenters who are experts in their field to help deepen your knowledge and experience. 

Sandy Smith
Sandy SmithCo-Owner, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP
Sandy had been teaching classes at Pulsation Yoga for 5 years when she became co-owner of the studio. As a graduate of Pulsation Yoga’s 200 hour and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs, a Professional Certified Coach, and certified in Precision Nutrition, her knowledge and experience runs deep. Sandy primarily teaches All Level and Fundamental Yoga 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.
Susan Burns
Susan BurnsCo-Owner, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Susan had been practicing yoga for over a decade before receiving her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Pulsation Yoga. Susan’s practice originally started as a supplement to her distance running, but over the years she realized she got much more from yoga than simply stretching and strengthening, and it has become her central focus. She emphasizes a balanced practice to build strength, stamina and peace through a flowing style suited to her students’ needs, while pushing them to their highest potential.