200 Hour Teacher Training

Expect to learn all the skills essential to successfully teaching yoga to others

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Training Overview

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


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

Posture names, types, meanings, etc

How to compose a class

Adjustments: physical, verbal, visual

Origins, philosophy, schools, and gurus of yoga’s long history and profound, contemplative roots

Anatomy and physiology

Yoga philosophy, history, culture and context

Meditation & pranayama (breath exercises)

Develop your personal yoga practice

Posture instruction, modification, & use of props

2022/2023 Schedule

Quad Cities

  • September 16-17, 2022
  • October 15-16, 2022
  • November 5-6, 2022
  • December 3-4, 2022
  • January 7-8, 2023
  • February 4-5, 2023
  • March 4-5, 2023
  • April 1-2, 2023
  • May 6-7, 2023
  • May 28-28, 2023
Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hour lunch break each day)


Early Bird – By August 15, 2021


Regular – After August 15, 2021



Why Choose Us
Guest Instructors
Unlimited Classes
Two 500 hour E-RYT instructors
Most thorough & complete training in the area

Our Students

Speak for Themselves

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

200 hr 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

200 hr 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

200 hr RYT

Teacher Training Application

Deepen Your Practice. Expand Your Knowledge.
Apply to the renowned Tapas Yoga 200 hour and 300 hour Teacher Training Programs!
If you have any questions, please contact Evan or Kelly at [email protected]