Our teacher training is meant for anyone who wants to become an instructor as well as for practicioners who aspire to advance and deepen their practice.  In this course, you’ll gain knowledge and awareness of alignment, anatomy and philosophy, as well as learn how to teach a fun, safe and effective class. Additionally, your training will teach you skills in leadership, listening and facilitation that will serve in other aspects of your life.

July 5 – 28, 2023

The teacher training at yogaview is about more than just teaching.  While the success rate of motivated students becoming teachers through this course is exceptionally high, many take the training mainly to deepen the experience of yoga in their lives. The capacity to be a good teacher has a lot to do with understanding how to be a good listener and learner, as well as understanding the nature of yoga. The content of this course encourages open mindedness not only because of its focus on meditation, but because the traditional approaches to yoga asana and philosophy are not just presented but investigated. Exploring the rich history of yoga in a realistic way and modern approaches to traditional ideas gives participants the opportunity to creatively uncover and sharpen their own ideas, which can then serve as a deep and solid foundation for sharing ones love of yoga with others.


Jenny Kaufman
Tom Quinn
Deb Wineman

One of the advantages of the training being led by several instructors is the exposure to various experiences and perspectives. In this training we will cover and explore to various degrees the following topics: meditation and the nature of mind, pranayama, anatomy, the history of modern yoga, Sanskrit terms, alignment, sequencing, how to organize and teach a well-rounded and effective class, the use of hands-on and verbal adjustments, various approaches to asanas, teaching one on one as well as group classes, using music or not during class, and the business of yoga.


Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

We will meet at yogaview Chicago Monday – Friday, July 5 – 28, 2023. In addition to the weekday class times, participants are required to meditate by themselves or with the group for at least 1⁄2 hour a day, observe 2 classes during the course, and complete all required reading to receive the yogaview teacher training certificate. Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level


Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White
The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
How to Meditate by Pema Chodron
Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukunda Stiles


$2950 if paid in full by June 5, 2023
$3250 after June 5, 2023

September 5 – December 13, 2023

Tuesdays  9:00am – 2:30pm
Wednesdays 11:15am – 2:15pm


Inquiries: Please contact Jenny Kaufman, 847-919-0533 or [email protected]

yogaview Teacher Training FAQS


How long has yogaview been doing Teacher Training programs?

 We started our program in 2007 and have been offering 2-3 programs annually since then. We usually run a weekend program for those with full time jobs, a weekday program during the school time hours, and a 4 week summer intensive each year.


What level of yoga experience do I need to participate in the program?

To participate in yogaview’s 200 hour Teacher Training program we require students have a minimum of 2 years of consistent yoga practice. There are no requirements to be an intermediate or advanced practitioner. All skill levels of yoga capability are welcome. We learn so much from each other.


Is it OK to take the teacher training if I don’t want to teach in the near future?

Definitely. While many of our students take the training to start their journey of teaching yoga right away, many also have no desire to teach. They take the program as a way to go deeper in their practice of yoga and to learn more about how the poses work, sequencing, meditation, pranayama, anatomy and yoga philosophy.


What differentiates yogaview’s program from others?

A key difference at yogaview is we have four highly experienced teacher trainers with decades of experience involved in the program. Another important part of the yogaview training is our focus on meditation. We believe that this is an essential skill that needs to be cultivated for teaching excellence.


If I know I can’t make it to some of the classes during the training, can I still be part of the program?

For each of our programs we allow students to miss a small number of classes and still be qualified to get the yogaview certificate


What are the requirements to get the yogaview Teacher Training Certificate?

  • Complete the weekly class requirement of 2 per week (1 for the summer intensive)
  • Meditate by yourself or the group for 30 minutes a day
  • Observe 3 classes during the course of the training
  • Complete all the required reading


How do I get certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level?

Students who successfully complete the requirements for our training will receive the yogaview Teacher Training  Certificate. Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT 200 hour level.


What does the tuition cover?

The program tuition covers all training instruction and unlimited classes at both studios for the duration of the training. Books are not included in the tuition.


How many students are in a typical training group?

We generally have between 12 – 20 students in a training.


Is there a particular style of yoga for the training?

We utilize a Vinyasa Flow All Levels template for the program. With a focus on precise alignment, intelligent sequencing and the  proper use of breath you will learn to guide students through a well-balanced and fun yoga class.


How do I apply for the yogaview program?

Simply fill out the online application with a brief statement of your intention for taking the program and submit the $500 deposit. We’ll get right back with your enrollment status.

yogaview Teacher Training Scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

yogaview is committed to making our studio and the yoga community at large more inclusive and accessible. There is extreme underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the yoga world. We are determined to do what we can to change it, and we believe an impactful starting point is to train more BIPOC yoga instructors.

yogaview’s BIPOC teacher training scholarship program offers partial scholarships to at least 2 qualifying individuals per training. To qualify, prospective students must:

  • Self-identify as a BIPOC
  • Be able to attend all dates of the training
  • Have a consistent yoga practice for at least 2 years


  • To apply, email a 1-2 page application letter addressing the following to [email protected]:
  • How long have you been practicing yoga, and who or what have been your primary influences?
  • What is your intention behind taking the teacher training?
  • How has yoga benefited you?
  • How much help do you need with tuition and what are your circumstances?
  • Please tell us something about yourself that you think will help you be successful in the training.

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The teacher training program at Yogaview is amazing. I can’t say enough about the instructors (Tom, Quinn, Geri, and Claire). They’re extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Each instructor offered something unique to the table so I got a well rounded perspective on yoga. In addition to the fantastic training I received, I also made some great friends and created strong bonds with my fellow teacher trainers. Yogaview is great at fostering a sense of community and family. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with genuine smiles and it’s a great feeling to feel so welcome. It’s by far my favorite yoga studio in Chicago.
– Maureen

After taking my very first class at yogaview I knew I found something special. I felt like a light went on inside me. I’ve been part of the yogaview community for a number of years now and have developed my personal practice of yoga, made great friends and have had a number of transformative experiences including classes, workshops, retreats and even yoga teacher training. The instructors are experienced and knowledgable but also open-hearted and caring. Classes always feel welcoming. I have experienced so much since I began coming to yogaview, but I never felt rushed or pressure to do anything more than what I wanted to. I think one of the things that makes yogaview so special is that it is a place to find your own yoga practice in a supportive environment of teachers and fellow students. Yogaview has a special place in my heart and I am so grateful to practice there.
– Kate

I’ve been practicing with yogaview for close to 10 years. I come for the warm, welcoming community. I come for the stellar, dedicated teachers. I come to let go of the daily grind and to reconnect with myself. the results are amazing; I am calmer, I am stronger, and I am a more compassionate being.
– Kjristin

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