200-Hour Teacher Training



The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program is designed to meet the needs of those looking for teacher training of the highest quality. Trailhead Healing Arts Center has been leading a 200-hour yoga certification program for 11 years. We offer a challenging yet fun and enriching curriculum that includes:

I. Asana
  • Theory and Practice of Hatha Yoga
  • Principles of structural alignment
  • Principles of energetic alignment
  • Assisting, working with injuries
  • Physical and subtle body anatomy
  • Yoga models of the subtle body (chakras, koshas, nadis)
  • Structuring and sequencing classes
  • Practice teaching in small and large groups
  • The business and ethics of Yoga
  • Sequencing
  • Introduction to prenatal, kids yoga and adapted yoga
II. Practice and Teach Pranayama, Pratyahara, and Meditation
  • Systematic breath training
  • Pranayama practice and teaching
  • Relaxation techniques and teaching
  • Theory and practice of meditation
III. Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy
  • Study of the Yoga Sutra
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The yogic model and functions of the mind
  • Introduction to Sanskrit, chants, and mantras
  • Overview of history of yoga tradition
  • Ayurvedic nutrition and guidelines

And much more!

Yoga aims for complete awareness in everything you do.  B.K.S.Iyengar


Illinois does not require a license or certification to teach Yoga. Trailhead offers a 200- hour Yoga Teacher Certification program registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT). This means that upon receiving your 200-hour certification you may apply for Yoga Alliance registry.

Yoga Alliance is a national registry for Yoga training programs and teachers of Yoga.


Trailhead Healing Arts Center is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School.


I’m nearing the end of my 200-hour yoga teacher training with trailhead, and it has been the most amazing experience beyond my expectations. I had been practicing yoga a few years prior to enrolling and wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised to find that we were learning much more than just teaching postures. We dove deep into yoga philosophy, history, nutrition, anatomy, and much more. Justina brought in many guest teachers that specialized in different types of yoga ( prenatal, yoga for diabetes, Iyengar, supported yoga, etc..). I will be graduating having learned far more than I paid for, and bonds with the other students that will last a lifetime, so thank you Trailhead and Justina! It’s been an amazing journey. KM

I will complete the 200-hour teacher training in the next month, and continue to be impressed with Trailhead’s commitment to developing its students.  The depth in the philosophy, anatomy, and asana curriculum have enriched the program and provided great rigor.  I have felt supported by Justina and the Trailhead staff in this endeavor, and have had multiple development opportunities.  Though I recognize how much I still have to learn and grow as a teacher, I feel the preparation Trailhead provided me far exceeded my expectations.  As another lovely bonus, our group of teachers in training has formed a strong, supportive bond.  Justina also is generous in her time and spirit with us.  I am excited to move forward with my certification, yet will dearly miss our training weekends.  This program would benefit not only the aspiring teacher but also students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of yogic philosophy and “the journey within. AS

View more testimonials on our Testimonials Page or our Yoga Alliance School Page HERE.


2020 Class Schedule

January 10-12

February 7-9

March 13-15

April 17-19

May 8-10

June 12-14

July 10-12

August 7-9

September 11-13

October 9-11


2020 Teacher Training Fee Schedule 

 Option 1

Regular Tuition  – $3000 (Early payment $2700-before January 1, 2020

Option 2

Four payments of $769 (January, April, June, September)

 Option 3

 Ten monthly payments of $325 due the first of each month

*Tuition does not include the price of books or 3 required elective courses. 

Contact Us For Your Application and Enrollment Agreement