Upcoming Chicago Teacher Trainings

Virtual Options Available For All Trainings

200-Hour Teacher Training

Our traditional 200-hour teacher training is a Yoga Alliance-approved curriculum that focuses on all 8 limbs of the practice including adjustments, alignment, anatomy, philosophy and basic Sanskrit vocabulary to teach an all-level Power Yoga/Vinyasa Flow Class. While most students complete the training with a desire to teach, regardless of the outcome, the training is an empowering experience of self-discovery physically, emotionally and spiritually. Students are required to read several books and complete written homework. *Please note, 500 hours are required to teach at Hilltop Yoga. During the 200-hour training, students may be invited to continue on to receive the additional hours needed. The cost of the additional hours is not included in the cost for the 200-Hour HYTTP.

Upcoming 200-Hour Programs

Summer 2021

200-Hour Program at Hilltop Yoga in Chicago, IL

June 4 – July 24, 2021 (9 weekends of training)
Friday 6:30-10
Saturday 7-5

Attendance required each of the weekends of training at all of the above times.
*Training dates, schedule and times are subject to change at any time. Upon being accepted, a final schedule will be communicated to you.*

Cost

$3,000 ($500 deposit plus $2,500 tuition)

Click here to download the Chicago 200hr Teacher Training Application

Save $1,000 off the regular price of training when you commit to training all 500 hours at once! Email Amy Rowland at Hilltopyogateachertraining@gmail.com for details. 

300 and 500 Hour Teacher Trainings

Our 300-hour training is for instructors who have already earned 200 hours through a Yoga Alliance-approved school and would like to achieve RYT 500. Also a Yoga Alliance-approved curriculum, the 300-hour training covers adjustments, alignment, anatomy and Sanskrit vocabulary for more advanced postures and sequencing. This training focuses more deeply on the philosophy of the practice with reading and essays.

Upcoming 300 Hour Programs

Summer/Fall 2021

500-Hour Program at Hilltop Yoga in Chicago, IL

August 6 – September 25, 2021
Friday 6:30-10
Saturday 7-5

Attendance required each of the weekends of training at all of the above times,
*Training dates, schedule and times are subject to change at any time. Upon being accepted, a final schedule will be communicated to you.*

Cost

Needing 200 more hours:

Regular : $3,000 ($500 deposit plus $2,500 tuition)

Needing 300 more hours:

Regular : $4,000 ($500 deposit plus $3,500)

Click here to download the Chicago Advanced TT Application

750 Hour Teacher Trainings

Our 750 hour training’s are for instructors who have already earned 500 hours through a Yoga Alliance-approved training program and would like to add continuing education hours to their existing certifications. A total of 750 hours can be earned by doing Part 1 of the continuing education program (250 hours), and a total of 1000 hours can be earned by doing Part 2, a second 250-hour program offered a year after the first. 

 
Both levels of advanced training at Hilltop are Yoga Alliance-approved continuing education curriculums, the 750-hour trainings dive deeper than most trainings. These trainings set teachers apart by focusing more intensely on the ancient philosophies of the practice and their relation to the modern world.
 
Part 1 focuses on the Upanishads, the essence of the Upanishads, gaining a depth of understanding surrounding the koshas, exploring the third book of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras as well as advanced sequencing and primary series.
   
Part 2 focuses on the Bhagavad Gita, the Dhammapada, exploring the fourth book of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, delving into the kleshas as well as advanced sequencing and second series
Upcoming 750 Hour Programs

Summer 2021

250-Hour Program at Hilltop Yoga in Lansing, MI (for a total of 750 hours)

October 1, 2021-November 20, 2021 | Fridays 630-10 and Saturdays 7-5

Attendance required each of the weekends of training at all of the above times.
*Training dates, schedule and times are subject to change at any time. Upon being accepted, a final schedule will be communicated to you.*

Cost

$3,000*

*New pricing for 2020 includes all of your practice requirements for these 250 hours

Click here to download the Chicago Advanced TT Application

***Please note: Per Hilltop Yoga Teacher Training Program guidelines: A certificate of completion is at the sole discretion of Hilaire Lockwood, and will not be given without proof of full, completed requirements, regardless of when training occurred. Upon graduation, trainees have three years to claim their certificates.***

For more information or if you have questions, email Amy at hilltopyogateachertraining@gmail.com

 

Teacher Training Testimonials

From our Teacher Training graduates.

“The integrity of the Teacher Training program offered by Hilaire Lockwood at Hilltop Yoga is beyond reproach. It is always evident that the first goal of teaching is to keep students safe, then to keep teachers safe. The TT programs are excellent – and the Hilltop studios are a magnificent place to practice, learn and grow.” – Deb Hart, 200-hour program graduate

Deb Hart

200-hour program graduate

“I currently own my own yoga studio and even run a 200 hour teacher training program myself so looking for a 300 was difficult as I wanted to be challenged. Needless to say I was and got so much more out of the experience than I ever thought possible. Hilaire is an amazing teacher and inspiration and this process changed my life. I would recommend it to anyone considering any of her training programs. She is truly inspiring on so many different levels. I am 100% happy I did this.” – Christa Smith, advanced teacher training graduate

– Christa Smith,

Advanced teacher training graduate

"This is an amazing teacher training program. I could not speak more highly of it or of Hilaire. "

Becca Williams

200-hr program graduate

Ready to take Yoga to the next level?

Hilltop offers Teacher Training in Lansing and Chicago. Click the appropriate location for more information.

We are now also offering the opportunity to apprentice with Hilaire at the 200-, 300-, 500-, 1000-hour or prenatal level. These apprenticeships run for a full year and include:

  • 8 weeks of consecutive one-on-one training with Hilaire on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Flexible Schedule
  • A permanent assist position with Hilaire on our schedule
  • All of Hilaire’s classes free to you for the year
  • Monthly free private sessions with Hilaire