200 Hour Teacher Training


Tapas Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance-certified program that offer the opportunity for an immersive yoga experience, learning and refining the crucial tools for sharing yoga with others while deepening each trainees personal practice and knowledge of the yoga tradition.

Limited to 15 trainees and aimed at both teaching skills and personal growth, this course is an immersive yoga experience. This program is not specific to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, but a general yoga training touching on many traditions and styles. 


Expect to learn all the skills essential to successfully teaching yoga to others
  • postures, anatomy, sequencing, adjustments—as well as the origins, philosophy, schools, and gurus of yoga’s long history and profound, contemplative roots.
  • Posture instruction, modification, & use of props 
  • Therapeutic posture application 
  • Postures: names, types, meanings, etc 
  • How to compose a class 
  • Adjustments: physical, verbal, visual 
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Yoga: philosophy, history, culture and context 
  • Meditation & pranayama (breath exercises) 
  • Develop your personal yoga practice 
  • Guest instructors & unlimited classes 
  • Weekly public teaching experience 
  • Most thorough & complete training in the area 
  • Two 500 hour E-RYT instructors

Schedule – Quad Cities

September 25-26, 2021
October 16-17, 2021
November 13-14, 2021
December 4-5, 2021
January 8-9, 2022
February 5-6, 2022
March 5-6, 2022
April 2-3, 2022
May 7-8, 2022
June 4-5, 2022 Retreat (TBD)
Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hour lunch break each day)

Schedule – Peoria

October 1-3, 2021
October 29-31, 2021
November 19-21, 2021
December 17-19, 2021
January 21-23, 2022
February 18-20, 2022
March 18-20, 2022
April 22-24, 2022
May 20-22, 2022
June 25-26, 2022 Retreat  (TBD)
Friday 5:30-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm (no lunch hour), Sunday 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hour lunch)


Tapas Yoga trainees receive 200+ hours of training hours, the 200 Hour Training Manual, and unlimited access to all in-person, livestreamed, and on-demand classes at Tapas Yoga Shala and Tapas Hot Yoga. Graduates will be fully equipped to teach a yoga public yoga class at nearly any facility and will have all the materials necessary to register with Yoga Alliance. 
This is a 200-hr Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training program. Check out our profile and read reviews here. All graduates are qualified to register as Registered Yoga Teachers, which continues to be the industry standard.
I did my 200 hour training at Tapas and returned for my 300 hour training. Evan and Kelly always provide excellent trainings and experiences for their teacher trainers. This training provided me with a deeper sense of myself as a teacher and I know I grew and changed as a teacher during the process. The community that was created and the collective knowledge that was shared was invaluable during the training.

– Clarissa Thompson, 500hr RYT

This training was very thorough and informative and was led by great people who have grown an exceptional yoga community in Rock Island. The texts used were extensive, but every one of the reading assignments were relevent. I had read a lot of teaching literature and had a good amount of teaching experience prior to the training and wasn’t quite sure if it would be worth the time commitment. It was very much worth every minute. I looked forward to each session and learned something useful each time. To be involved in Tapas Yoga Shala and see two experienced and dedicated teachers in action has added so much to the way I approach teaching yoga. Do this training!

– Aaron Dickerson, 200hr RYT

Evan and Kelly are amazing! Their program is well organized and they both have so much knowledge to share with the yoga community. They also bring people who specialize in other areas of yoga to share their knowledge, which really adds to the overall experience. I loved my experience at Tapas. I highly recommend their YTT program!

– Julia Gefell, 200hr RYT

Tapas Yoga Shala provided an excellent RYT 200 training. Evan and Kelly are extremely knowledgeable and approachable. As a team, they worked together well to offer expertise in many areas, resulting in a well-rounded training. I definitely felt comfortable and ready to teach by the end of the training.

– Katie Roth, 200hr RYT

Evan & Kelly at Tapas provide a learning environment that is both supportive and challenging, I am so grateful to have taken my 200 hour with them. The small class size creates a tight-knit community between the students and instructors, and really allows each student to flourish. Evan & Kelly go beyond teaching out of the books- they take lessons and have students apply them to real practice, teaching classmates, and public classes. After completing this course, my personal practice transformed and I was confident to begin teaching classes- which was my goal in taking the course.

– Heather Smith, 200hr RYT