Alignment Based Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training | January – July 2020

200hr Alignment Based Vinyasa YTT Program
Lead by Cindy Phillips 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 mini-courses (labs) in Yin, Restorative and Chair Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Chakras (subtle body anatomy), Auyrveda, Hands on Adjustments, and the Business of Yoga are also studied.  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.

This program is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hr level. Upon completion of our program, you can register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.

Program Dates 2020:

  • January 17-19
  • February 14-16
  • March 13-15
  • April 17-19
  • May 15-17
  • June 12-14
  • July 11-16 (6 day in-depth module culminating in graduation from program)

The training consists of 6 weekend modules and one 6 day in-depth module all to be held at Island Yoga Space.

Weekend Module Schedule:  (Times may vary)

  • Fridays – 6-9pm
  • Saturdays –  8:30am-1:30pm, 3-7pm
  • Sundays –  8:30am-1:30pm, 3-7pm

July 11-16 In-Depth Module Schedule:

  • Saturday – 6-9pm
  • Sunday – Wednesday  8:30-1:30pm, 3-6pm
  • Thursday –  8:30-1:30pm, 3-6pm

Investment: $2950

includes all training hours at Island Yoga Space and 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

Additional books and weekly yoga classes are not included in the program tuition.

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

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Pre-requisite: 1 year of yoga experience

Rental accommodations:

Good times & Tan Lines Rental


Meet your Lead Trainer:

Cindy Phillips Owner of Island Yoga Space

Cindy Phillips E-RYT200

Cindy is the Owner an 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 on 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 continues her study of yoga in the Ashaya Yoga method with Todd Norian and Cheryl Chaffe.