200hr Yoga Teacher Training | Jan – May 2023

200hr Alignment Based Hatha YTT Program
Lead by Cindy Phillips RYT500, Stephanie Cole E-RYT200, and Special Guest Teachers

Why Yoga training at IYS?

Whether you seek to become a certified yoga teacher or simply deepen your own personal practice this training provides you with an opportunity for powerful personal development. Discover a deep sense of purpose that unfolds from the commitment to nurturing self discovery. Our program is a unique, satisfying and life-affirming journey for anyone who is interested in learning how to use yoga to grow and transform from the heart.

The core curriculum at IYS Teacher Training Program includes: Asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, yoga philosophy, and anatomy. Specialty modules in Yin Yoga, Restorative and Chair Yoga, Energetic Anatomy (chakra system), Ayurveda, Hands on Adjustments, and the Business of Yoga are also studied.  Practicum in the form of practice teaching is a significant part of the program. There will be at-home study in the form of homework and reading assignments to enhance the learning process in between each monthly module.

IYS seeks to create a supportive environment for you to learn and live the power of yoga on and off the mat offering you a contemporary, yet authentic approach to this ancient practice for our modern world. From precise alignment techniques to life enhancing philosophical studies you will leave this training well equipped to share your passion with your community and the world!

Practice in Paradise!

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches are the main attraction of this “Old Florida” island. Flip-flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph! High rise condos and fast food chains are pleasantly absent form our pristine tropical paradise.

Island Yoga Space is located directly across the street from the beach on the north end of the island. We are affiliated with Body & Sol Spa, a full service spa offering services ranging from massage to facials to natural nails. Directly below the studio houses Ginny & Jane E’s, a charming shop & cafe offering pastries, coffee, smoothies and a selection of healthy breakfast/lunch. We like to call our space your Om away from home while you immerse yourself in your study of yoga.

Island Yoga Space is a Yoga Alliance Registered school at the 200-hr level. Upon completion of our program, you can register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.

Program Dates 2023:

The training consists of weekend modules.  

Jan 13-15, 27-29
Feb 10-12, 24-26
March 10-12, 24-26
April 14-16, 28-30
May 12-14

Weekend Module Schedule:  (Times may vary and subject to change)

  • Fridays – 5-8pm
  • Saturdays –  8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sundays –  8:00am-5:00pm

Investment: $2950
Early-bird discount of $250 off tuition if paid in full by November 15, 2022 

Includes all training hours and free weekly classes at IYS, plus an extensive IYS teaching manual

Other Financial Responsibilities:

$150 deposit is required with application. Non-refundable and will be applied to tuition once accepted into program.

Payment plan available for an extra fee of $75 (Detailed Payment Plan information is listed in the application)

Additional books for required reading are not included in the program tuition. (Approx. $50)

IYS will offer Work-Study for those who need financial assistance.

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Pre-requisite: 1 year of yoga experience

Meet your Lead Trainer:

Cindy Phillips Owner of Island Yoga Space

Cindy Phillips E-RYT200, RYT500

Cindy is the Owner and Director of Island yoga Space.  She has been a student of yoga since 1998 and a teacher since 2003.

Cindy guides students in Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Gentle and Chair Yoga with particular attention to alignment.  While creatively interweaving underlying heart themes and poetry with world music she encourages students to connect with their own personal inner wisdom and take this truth out into daily living.  She believes yoga to be a life practice.  With dedication and commitment one can truly experience and live a life full of joy and freedom.

Her classes are creative, fun, empowering and healing.

She holds 2 certifications on the 200hr level:  Vinyasa Yoga Certification from White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara and Anusara Style Yoga Certification from Garden of the Heart Yoga Center in Sarasota.

She has recently completed her 300hr Yoga Teacher Certification and is now RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.