top of page

Fri, Apr 17


Studio Gaia Edwardsville

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Interested in taking your yoga practice to the next level? If so, the 200-hour Yoga Training Program at Studio Gaia is for you! Our program is designed for students interested in learning more about yoga & for students who wish to become yoga teachers.

Registration is Closed
See other events
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2020, 5:30 PM – Apr 19, 2020, 3:00 PM

Studio Gaia Edwardsville, 201 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville, IL, USA


About the event

Our focus at Studio Gaia is to create a safe community space for students to explore how the yoga practices can enhance their own lives and their relationships, how to build a strong foundation for a home practice and how to share the practices of yoga through teaching classes.  

Our program focuses on learning the alignment of the postures and ways to modify the poses to make the practice more gentle or more advanced.  Our program also focuses heavily on sequencing using our Three Wave Sequencing Model and concepts we feel our foundational for creating effective practices.  The curriculum of our training is based on both physical anatomy and energetic anatomy, and students will learn how to create greater balance within themselves and their lives and teach others to do the same.  

Students will study a variety of subjects including:

  • Postural alignment
  • Sequencing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Energy anatomy
  • Yoga Ethics
  • Ayurveda and Nutrition
  • Environmental Impacts of Food and Lifestyle Choices

There will be emphasis on the following topics:

Postural Alignment:

Students will learn postural alignment, modifications and advanced variations, as well as the benefits & contraindications of a variety of yoga poses. The focus will be on learning different variations of the yoga poses and how to use them to create specific energetic effects!


Students will explore the science & art of sequencing. Students will learn how to design sequences around specific muscles, philosophical themes, and rhythms of natures including daily, seasonal, and moon cycles. The focus is on finding your own unique voice as you design creative sequences!

Anatomy & Physiology:

Students will explore the nervous system, the role of posture in chronic pain, and gain an understanding of the spine & how to create balance in the opposing muscle groups to increase strength, flexibility, and resiliency in the body!

The program is certified under Yoga Alliance, and students will be able to register with the organization upon program completion.

Book List:

  • Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffman
  • The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
  • Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith
  • The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
  • Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele


Jen Jones, RYT 500, received her 200 hour certification in 2007 and completed her 500 hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center with an emphasis on Yoga Therapeutics. Jen holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, has studied mental health counseling, and has also completed the Mind Body Stress Reduction Program (created by Jon Kabat-Zinn). She has also completed the Living Ayurveda Program with Cate Stillman twice and begins the Ayurveda and Nutrition coaching program with John Joseph Immel this upcoming fall.


Training takes place one weekend per month from March to December.

March 20-22

April 17-19

May 15-17

June 26-28

July 17-19

Aug 21-23

Sept 18-20

Oct 16-18

Nov 20-22

Dec 11-13

Friday Evenings 5:30-9:00 pm 

Saturdays 9:00-5:00 pm 

Sundays 8:30-3:00 pm

Payment Options:

$2300 if you pay in full.

$2400 for those who make a $500 deposit and pay the remainder of three equal payments of $600.

$2500 for those who make a $150 deposit, and make 10 monthly payments of $235





  • Pay in Full





  • Deposit


    $2400 total: $500 deposit followed by three equal payments of $600.




  • Deposit


    $2500 total: $150 deposit, followed by 10 monthly payments of $235.






Share this event

bottom of page