IYI 200 Weekends Only – Teacher Training

200 Hr. – Toledo, Ohio

Laying the Foundation for an empowered practice and teaching of Ashtanga Vinayasa Yoga


It’s Yoga International – USA HEADQUARTERS – our new downtown studio location in what is affectionately called, “Holy Toledo!”


July 9 – 14th 6 day Intensive, Then 4 additional weekends Fridays 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturdays 10 – 6, Sundays 9:30 – 4:30 + August 18,19,20 + September 15,16,17 + October 6,7,8 + November 3,4,5


Deposit: 650 USD
Full Tuition: 2600 USD
Full Tuition Early Bird Special (Paid in Full by May 15): 2400 USD

Program Components

The Purpose of the IYI 200 Hr. Program is to be supportive, so that you can learn and integrate the main ingredients of the It’s Yoga System of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga,  in order  to have the confidence, independence and freedom to share the practice in your community.

History of Ashtanga Yoga

Learn about the lineage and philosophy of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga beginning with Sri Pattabhi Jois, T.Krishnamachayra, B.K.S Iyengar, and Larry Schultz.  Explore the Yoga Sutras: The Eight Limbs of Patanjali.

Theory and Practice

Learn Pranayama, Ujjayi breath, Sun Salutations, The It’s Yoga System, and Breathing within Ashtanga Sequences


Name and locate muscles, bones and joint. Understand spinal integrity and functional movement

Chakras, Naulis, and Bandhas

Yoga as an Energetic System: Names, functions, locations and importance.

Become a Teacher

Understand the principles of teaching etiquette/responsibility in the classroom.  Find your own voice as a teacher. Develop a personal teaching philosophy.  Market yourself as a teacher.


Engage yourself as you observe, assist, and teach classes as well as develop your personal teaching philosophy

World Class Facilitators

Marie Russel, Director of IYI & Malena Caruso.  Marie Russel is the Director of It’s Yoga International, and is THRILLED to be in Toledo to share the LOVE.  Living a bi-continental lifestyle between the USA and The Canary Islands of Spain, Marie’s expertise in the It’s Yoga System and The Rocket® will be sure to inspire YOU to greater heights.  Having the privilege of teaching for over 13 years, she has supported hundreds of students to manifest their dreams, on and off the mat.

About the Location

Our new studio location has abundant natural light, beautiful floors and a zen atmosphere. Plenty of space to spread out, and close to lots of little eateries and coffee shops.

Who is This Training For?

Our 200 Hr. Program has been certifying lovers of Ashtanga Yoga since 1989! This training offers participants the time to lay a strong foundation from which to practice and teach. We cover all the basics, and much more, to ensure YOU are ready to serve in the world. Be ready for transformation, on and off the mat!

Accommodation Information

Email info@www.rocketyoga.info for a list of recommendations regarding your accommodations and stay in Toledo..

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