200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

One Weekend a Month, February 2019 – February 2020*

Inspire others by sharing your passion and teaching from the heart. Join registered yoga therapist Laura Jane Murphy and registered yoga teacher Julie Pate for a very unique program that will deepen your knowledge of yoga holistically and act as a gateway to open your heart to transformation.  Perfect for everyone including nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, and others in health professions.  Recommended Prerequiste: minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice

What you can expect to learn

  • How to incorporate yoga’s healing tools into your life, and the lives of your students

  •  Form and function of over 85 yoga poses

  • Anatomy of yoga poses, to support a deep understanding of asana

  • Subtle anatomy that will allow you to go much deeper into your own practice, and teach from a place of deep awareness  

  •  Energetic effects of asana

  •  Effective lesson planning, class themes, language and demonstration for teachers

  •  How to bring yoga philosophy into the 21st century to enhance your live and the lives of your students

  •  Business of yoga tools to help you succeed

  •  Meditation, pranayama, bandhas, chakras, gunas, doshas, and other tools of healing

  •  Ayurveda, yoga therapy and diverse styles of yoga from special expert guest teachers

Why choose our yoga teacher training program


Our teachers come from the Krishnamacharya linage, which is a profound yet practical approach to Yoga, where all the tools of Yoga are implemented and wisely adapted to meet the needs, abilities, goals and requirements of each student.  You will learn to approach the body not just as a physical construct, but as part of a holistic entity.

We are a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance.


The cost of the training is $3605  with a $100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. The full payment is due no later than January 25, 2019.  A discounted rate of $3500 is available, if paying by cash or check in full. Payment plans are also available - call the studio to inquire.

Payment methods: PayPal, credit card, cash, check. 

Refunds available on full tuition payment minus $500 after the first module, February 3, 2019.  No refunds after February 3, 2019.

Online Payment 

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment 

Mail your check for the $100 deposit (or the $3500 full payment) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Space is limited! Registration deadline January 1, 2019!

185 Contact Hours from 5 Categories of Learning

  1. Training and Practice 100

  2. Teaching Methodology 25

  3. Anatomy & Physiology 20

  4. Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics 30

  5. Practicum 10

Required Texts

  • The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar (available new or used on Amazon)

  • Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews (available new or used on Amazon)

  • The Anatomy Coloring by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson (available new or used on Amazon)

  • Liberating Isolation by Frans Moors (purchase from kym.org)

Required text book fees are not included in tuition

Additional Responsibilities

  • Monthly homework assignments (approximately 5-8 hours per month)

  • 5 Hours of observation

  • Attend a kirtan or gong healing

  • Teach 2 community classes

  • 10 hours in workshops or electives of students choice

  • Attend 26 hours of asana classes with faculty

Any fees incurred in additional responsibilities listed above are not included in tuition





Saturday, November 10, 2018 1-2pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 1-2pm

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2019-2020 Schedule

*13 weekends: 1 weekend per month
February 1-3
March 1-3
April 5-7
May 3-5
June 7-9
July 12-14
August 2-4
September 6-8
October 4-6
November 1-3
December 6-8
January 3-5
February 7-9


Friday 6-9 pm
Saturday 12:45-5:45 pm
Sunday 12:45-5 pm

2018-2019 Schedule

13 weekends: 1 weekend per month
January 5-7
February 2-4
March 2-4
April 6-8
May 4-6
June 1-3
July 6-8
August 3-5
September 7-9
October 12-14
November 2-4
November 30-Decemer 2
January 4-6