200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

One Weekend a Month, September 2019 – September 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

2019-2020 SCHEDULE

*13 weekends: 1 weekend per month

  • September 6-8
  • October 4-6
  • November 1-3
  • December 6-8
  • January 3-5
  • February 7-9
  • March 6-8
  • April 3-5
  • May 1-3
  • June 5-7
  • July 10-12
  • August 7-9
  • September 11-13


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

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.

What our students are saying…

  • I chose to enroll in Yoga Among Friend’s 200 Hour Teacher Training based on your stellar reputation.  Wow, did I make the right choice!  I’ve had the privilege of learning from your combined 35+ years of learning and teaching experiences, as well as from your network of friends in related fields (Ayurveda, Sutra study).  Thank you both for sharing your knowledge, experience and patience with me as I journey along my yoga path.
    — Mary Kay LaGuardia, Class of 2019

  • Thank you Laura Jane and Julie for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us! This has been such an amazing experience that has transformed my life both on and off the mat. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity!
    — Sharon Burkemper, Class of 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 

Principal Faculty



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 August 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, September 6, 2019.  No refunds after September 8, 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 August 25, 2019