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Teacher Training Begins October 22, 2022

Registration is now open for the Pulsation Yoga 2022-23 Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Studies programs. These programs begin on Saturday, October 22, 2022, and will meet 13 weekends, ending May 7, 2023.  

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 class planning, sequencing, languaging and cueing. 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, 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, depending on the final class size, and Fridays are typically done over Zoom.  Your tuition also includes select workshops. Books for required readings are not included.

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 certification through Pulsation Yoga. The Yoga Studies programs will meet with the 200 hour program for the first several weekends. 

2022-23 Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

On select Fridays, you will meet from 6-9 pm, typically over Zoom. On Saturdays and Sundays you will meet from 12 – 6 p.m, typically in the Lake Zurich studio, though sometimes in Arlington Heights depending on class size. Times may vary based on class schedules and workshops.

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 22, 23
  • November 11, 12, 13
  • December 10, 11
  • January 6, 7, 8
  • January 21, 22
  • February 4, 5
  • February 25, 26
  • March 11, 12
  • March 18, 19
  • March 31, April 1, 2
  • April 22, 23
  • April 29, 30
  • May 6, 7

5 Star Reviews for Pulsation Yoga Teacher Training:

“The entire program was valuable information presented in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply. This program strengthened my yoga practice both on and off the mat, exponentially. Aside from the plethora of yoga-based knowledge I was able to absorb in these 200 hours; I was also overflowed with inspiration, endlessly reminded to believe and trust in myself, and blessed with the deep connections and friendships formed during this time. I am forever grateful for this experience with these individuals and cherish every moment spent at Pulsation’s YTT. ” – Paula W, 2019 YTT Graduate 

Read this entire review and others about our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program here.

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

200 Hour Teacher Training

$2800 if paid in full by September 1, 2022

$2950 after September 1, 2022 

$280 non-refundable deposit to hold spot

Meets 13 weekends, October – May

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

100 Hour Yoga Studies

$1625, paid in full

Meets the first 9 weekends

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

$813, paid in full

Meets the first 5 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

Reserve Your Spot Today

We’re taking applications now for our 2021/2022 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, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP
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, YACEP
Sandy has been teaching classes at Pulsation Yoga for 5 years. 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 Basics and Level 1 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.