Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Studio Downtown, Registered Yoga School (RYS) is pleased to offer:

Essential Yoga Teacher Training,
Discovering the Eight Limbed Path, with Lisa Tokarz, ERYT200

Winter/Spring Teacher Training
Beginning:  Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:00 am 


Our Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS200) is pleased to offer The Essential Study of Yoga,  200-hr. Yoga Teacher Training Program for all levels of practice.  Our advanced learning program consists of two (2) Modules, a Week-end Retreat, 20 hr. Mentoring and 10 hr. of Practicum sessions, you will also become connected to (not only) a strong but a long standing Sangha.

This teacher training is for you, if you have a hunger to understand what is going on in our World and With-In Yours and you want to live a healthy, happy, well connected life. With increased costs of healthcare, and the declining quality in benefits, people are interested, more than ever, in natural, organic preventions and Lifestyle Adaptations.  In addition, we want and need continuous support from a like-minded Yogic community (Sangha).

If you’re interested in deepening your knowledge of an Authentic Lineage of Yoga, the Essential Study of Yoga, Teacher Training & Yoga Lifestyle Course will reveal the ancient, traditional practices and disciplines.  This course will help unearth the secrets of mental patterning & how health issues keep us locked and blocked from our pure potential, and it will introduce ancient ideas of cultivating Inner Self-Discipline to maintain excellent health through Subtle Body Awareness & the Eight Limbs of Yoga.  This science helps us reach improved health in the body, increased happiness of the mind, and ultimately greater success in all areas of life.

Module I:     The Eight Limbs of Yoga – Living the Yogic Lifestyle

  • All Chapters of the Yoga Sutra
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • How to Skillfully and Safely Align Asana
  • Ayurveda, Nutritional Coaching & a One-Hour Private Session with Lead Teacher
  • Subtle Body: 7 Chakras, 3 Nadis, Meridian Theory
  • Grosse Anatomy: Bones/ligaments, muscles/tendons, Body Systems, Disease
  • Psychology: Movements of the Mind, Karma, Intentional Planting of Seeds

Module II:  How Yoga Works – The Secret Teachings

  • How to utilize Universal Principals of Alignment & Muscular Energy for

Basic Hatha Yoga, Mixed Level Flows inspired by the designs of Short Form Ashtanga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga & Yin Yoga.

  • How to Sequence Postures for Optimal Results
  • Meditation
  • Four Types of Learners
  • Adjustments & Contraindications
  • Mentor Program consisting of 20-Yoga Classes with Mentor Teacher
  • A Weekend Retreat (Mid-September)

Winter/Spring Session 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020 through May 2020

Meeting every Monday and Wednesday evening 6:00-10:00 pm, two Sundays in January 9:00 am-1 pm. Break for Easter Observance.

Retreat May 2020.

Course Fee: $2,500

Register by November 15, 2019 for this discount: $2,300

$100 non-refundable deposit and application to reserve space.

Books are not included in tuition cost.

Contact us at to receive Suggested Reading List, Application & Payment Agreement.

Lisa Tokarz, Founding Director, ERYT200, Senior Teacher, has accumulated over 1,200 hours of professional training since 1993.  She has taught 18,000+ classroom hours serving 6,000 students world-wide and has professionally trained 50+ Yoga Teachers through her Yoga Teacher Training Program, The Essential Study of Yoga.  See Lisa’s bio on the “instructors” tab for a list of her Master Teachers.

Mommy & Me Yoga with Julia Laity, RYT

Mommy & Me yoga will allow all mama, whether they’re a first time mother or fifth, to go away with new knowledge and comfort with practicing yoga with baby.

We are working with young babies here, though, so mamas should know crying/feeding/diaper changes are expected. We have babies!

Don’t worry if your little one needs a break. I will be available after class for questions or further explanations.

Stay tuned for upcoming dates

Register for Mommy & Me Yoga