250 Hour Teacher Training
The Yoga Sangha is partnering with one of the mid-west’s most highly respected yoga schools, Prairie Yoga. Graduate, Prairie Yoga faculty member and the Yoga Sangha director, Ellen McKenzie, leads our 200 Hour teacher training. Click here for a bio: Ellen McKenzie, E-500 RYT
Our next training will begin March 2019. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our 2019 Course Catalog here.
View our 2019 Informational Flier here.
Praire Yoga Teacher Training: Mission Statment
We are committed to helping people understand, practice and teach yoga in it's most authentic forms. We train teachers from a contemporary approach based on current principles of anatomy and physiology, while remaining deeply rooted in the ancient wisdom of traditional yoga. Our multi-style teaching integrates techniques from; alignment-based yoga (Iyengar), vinyasa flow (Ashtanga), restorative yoga, Ayurveda and yoga therapy. We emphasize the use of props as a teaching tool, and provide intelligent sequencing guidelines to safely guide students to deep levels of awareness.
We believe that yoga is for everyone - the young and the old, the stiff and the flexible, the novice and the experienced. We will teach you to engage students at an appropriate level, whether it is making yoga more accessible or taking the practice to the next level. We do not teach fast-paced yoga. We believe moving fast only reinforces bad habits. To transform yourself into a healthy vibrant being, you need to slow down, pay attention, align your self and establish new healthy habits. By challenging your students' bodies to move with intelligence you generate the inner heat that creates long-term and optimal health.
What People Are Saying...
"The 200 hour Prairie Yoga Teacher Training Program with Ellen was an exceptional learning experience that exceeded my expectations on every level. The educational aspects of the training are comprehensive and provide knowledge and insight into all aspects of Yoga—including asana, pranayama, mediation, philosophy, and history. The training also provided precise tools for teaching—cueing, sequencing, language, and interactive skills. What I had not anticipated was the depth of insight and self discovery that I got from my year of study with Ellen. I think her breadth of knowledge, wonderful communication skills, humor, curiosity, and personal commitment to Yoga and her students, make her a uniquely gifted teacher. Ellen’s unique blend of wisdom and warmth also provide a supportive “community” (Sangha) for rigorous study and personal growth. I would enthusiastically recommend her teacher training to anyone interested in teaching Yoga or deepening their personal Yoga practice.(Not to mention that it was so much fun and I made wonderful friendships with my fellow trainees and mentors!)" - Mary W. (2016)
"If you’ve ever been able to take class with Ellen, you know she is a rare gifted teacher that brings depth and dimension to all her teachings. She brings incredible intention to her words and actions, so you not only learn what you need to know to teach and practice yoga safely, intelligently, and effectively, but you’re guided into discovering the lessons from within yourself. The training offers a principled approach and the support to be a confident and responsible teacher. It also fosters an environment for you to find, honor, and fall in love with your authentic self, so you can also be an inspiring teacher to yourself and others, and just a more peaceful, contented person. It’s a permeating experience and an immersive program I’m deeply grateful to share in!" - Carly M. (2015)