200-HOUR IN-DEPTH STUDY AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Next Program Begins January 2023
Next Program Begins January 2023
Since 2012 Indra’s Grace has been offering an in-depth study and teacher training program to empower our students’ growth and development through the art and science of Yoga. It is our mission to offer clear, integrative practices to support our students in awakening to the deeper meaning of life and contribute to flowering consciousness. If you are inspired by what could be – by connection, by finding deeper meaning – this program provides the scaffolding for growth and development.
Indra’s Grace In-Depth Study and Teacher Training Program is an opportunity to transform how you relate to the world. Whether you want to deepen your yoga practice, focus on spiritual growth and self-development, or become a teacher, our training will take you on a journey of self-discovery this is supported by a caring community of teachers, mentors, and fellow seekers. In other words: immerse yourself in yoga study, find your path, make friends for life, and share your insights and realizations with others.
This program is facilitated by our lead teacher trainers E-RYT 500 and IYTA certified yoga therapist Sandra Vanatko and E-RYT 500 Jenny Reitz. As part of the program, supplemental videos are sent each week and monthly check-ins with mentors are scheduled to enhance your training. All times are CST and all meetings will be held via Zoom unless you choose the in-person option.
Guided support makes all the difference. Students are eager to learn yet all too often fail to progress without proper support. Indra’s Grace In-Depth Study and Teacher Training Program offers a loving setting that allows for exploration within a supportive environment.
Will you join us?
“We are profoundly grateful to be able to offer this program again in 2023 which is going hybrid for the fourth time so that we can reach further and wider in safe and effective ways. It is my intention to empower students of this training with tools to successfully navigate these uncertain times – we need to be calm and grounded when the world is in chaos. You will learn effective techniques in staying anchored and attuned to the felt sense of the body so that you can make decisions from a more grounded, neutral, and whole-bodied place. You will learn how to self-regulate your nervous system so that you can come out from overwhelm and be a pillar of calm connection for others. You will learn ways to grow your window of tolerance so you can stay steady in times of chaos, shifting the way you relate to the world which in turn will shift how the world relates to you.
This training is trauma informed, rooted in mindfulness, and focuses on training teachers to be adept guides for our times.
We are going to need more guides in the future helping people cope with all the long-term effects of the pandemic and the increasing intensity of our times. We are starting to see the longer-term effects of the pandemic: Anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and a sense of divisiveness are all on the rise. These all stem from the fundamental forgetfulness of Being. It’s my intention to help you make contact with the mystery of Being that can hold all experience regardless of whether it is neutral, pleasant, or unpleasant. This is beautiful art and science of Yoga.
Taking this training doesn’t mean you won’t experience the ups and downs of life however you will have new capacity to meet life’s events with more clarity, more resilience, a wider view, and a new understanding of how to be in the world. As you embody this way of being, you will be a gifted yoga guide with depth to hold others. And it is needed now more than ever.”
– Sandra Vanatko
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Indra’s Grace In-Depth Study and Teacher Training Program in Hatha Yoga, is designed for:
The Indra’s Grace certification program is open both to yoga students ready to become teachers, and those who wish just to immerse themselves in the science of Yoga for their own personal growth and development. This program offers the scaffolding for both. We often have teachers from other yoga trainings participate in our program. We also have students that fly in to take our training and we can offer ideas for housing and transportation needs.
Now more than ever, the world needs us to wake up and recognize the precious opportunity in this lifetime to elevate human consciousness.
Embrace a yogic lifestyle taught in an atmosphere of inspiration, joy, love, and reverence. Learn an ancient practice that elevates and enlightens in a supportive yogic community.
This foundational program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice to teach. This course is a six-month immersion into the art and science of yoga. Our intention through this training is to build a safe container for self-discovery with your fellow peers. We want to empower you with different forms of self-care, self-management, and self-regulation that you can use and share with others. Gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of Yoga, advance your practice, develop radiant confidence, and find your voice. For those who want to teach, our comprehensive teacher training program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a Yoga teacher!
This course culminates in receiving a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Indra’s Grace. Teachers completing the Indra’s Grace in-depth study and teacher training program are also eligible to apply for the 200-Hour Level of Registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. This program is open to any student wanting to deepen their yoga practice. All ages, skills, and levels are welcome.
2023 will mark the beginning of our ninth teacher training program. Indra’s Grace has graduated over 200 teachers since 2012. This is a popular program that fills up quickly. Space is limited. We hope you might consider this program. We encourage those that are wanting to teach and those wanting to deepen their own knowledge of Yoga to join us! Yoga teachers that are already certified and want more education please join us! Get to know us by taking classes with us before training begins to make sure we are the right fit for you. What can you expect? You will be committed to eight weekends in addition to taking group classes monthly online or in-person.
You will be learning multiple styles yet all rooted in classical hatha yoga. Your base will be a unique classical style of Hatha Yoga that comes from the Sivananda lineage. In addition you will introduced to modern hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, chair yoga, senior yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and kundalini yoga which will all be interwoven throughout the training to give you a well-rounded experience. You will be training to be able to teach all populations from children to elders, beginner to advanced students.
*If you have any hesitation about signing up please schedule a time to come in and visit one-to-one with Sandra or Jenny about the course to help you decide if this course is right for you. If you are thinking “I’m not ready” or “I can’t afford it” or “I’m too old or too young” or “I don’t know enough Yoga” please make time to go over your questions with us. We want to empower you to make the best decision you can for yourself.
Below are our 2023 training dates (these dates are subject to change):
Lunch from 11:15am-12:15pm daily
As part of the program this year, supplemental videos will be sent monthly and monthly check-ins with mentors will be scheduled to enhance your training. All times are CST and all meetings will be held via Zoom unless you choose the in-person option.
*Please note, in-person spaces are limited for this training so sign up now to reserve your spot.
We do have unlimited space online.
Guided support makes all the difference. Students are eager to learn yet all too often fail to progress without proper support. Indra’s Grace Teacher Training offers a loving setting that allows for exploration within a supportive environment.
We are now offering the option to audit our program. The course audit option is only available to previous graduates of Indra’s Grace 200-hour teacher training program. Graduates must have fully completed previous program and be in good standing in terms of all academic and financial commitments. Course audit option does not include a class pass unless you choose the premium package upgrade. Otherwise, classes must be purchased separately.
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My passion for Yoga and its profound effects in my own life inspired to me to open Indra’s Grace in 2010. After the sweet loving nudges of students desiring a more in-depth learning experience I developed Indra’s Grace teacher training programs in 2012. We continually update and refine these offerings to bring you the most high quality experience possible. It is truly my greatest joy to offer this program. There is nothing more satisfying than to sit with others that love yoga and explore these teachings together. Our teacher training program is the heart of Indra’s Grace.
My mission is to empower students with yogic tools to support them to live their most awake and fulfilling lives. I love to see students have a variety of practices to support their well-being, to be able to self-regulate, and self manage their mind and emotions, and awaken awareness to move beyond the chains of ego consciousness. I have realized through offering this program several times that the best learning format is complete immersion. Expect to be immersed in all aspects of Yoga for the length of training and held by the sangha. My intention is for you to have your own personal experience of the power of Yoga and the only way that can be done is through direct experience. My intention is to offer a safe set and setting, and support system for self exploration, self-inquiry, and learning.
Through this teacher training journey you will be better equipped to serve as a guide to future students. Dedicated students make excellent Yoga teachers! If you approach this program whole-heartedly you will come out transformed. Through your own experience you will be a power-filled teacher for others! You will share from your personal experience. There is a place for everyone in this training. I am calling all seekers, movers and shakers, all those that want to be a light in the world, the children of the earth that want to make a difference and help heal the planet. I want to serve as a guide in flowering consciousness in a way that will serve you and all those around you. You will learn tools for healthy living and become a more balanced individual. I hope you might choose to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
I’m so honored and excited to be a part of the Indra’s Grace teacher training program again this year. I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Sandra at Indra’s Grace in 2013 and am so delighted to have been involved with the teacher trainings in some capacity since then. In 2014, I received my 500-hour teacher training certification from Sadhana Yoga in Hudson, New York.
My 200-hour training at Indra’s Grace was focused on the fundamentals of traditional, Hatha yoga including a rich and thorough coverage of Pranayama and the subtle and sometimes understated aspects of the yoga practice. My 500-hour training was focused on the Vinyasa style of yoga with a strong emphasis on philosophy, in the form of studying the ancient yoga texts; Bhakti, the yoga of devotion; and Naad yoga, the yoga of sound including chanting, mantra and harmonium. My teaching style is a light-hearted blend of all of these elements.
My path has been one of applying the spiritual and soulful tools I have learned through my yoga practice to life off the mat. My goal is to effectively translate my experiences into something useful and beneficial for students in their daily lives. It is my most heartfelt desire that these trainings of heart and mind can then ripple out and be a benefit to our world.
Jennifer is an LMT, CST-T, RYT, Karuna Reiki Master. As a professional bodyworker for several years now, one of Jennifer’s deepest passions lies in the understanding of how we tick, as humans, in body-mind-spirit. She has countless hours of hands on bodywork practice of all kinds and has come to understand that within each of us lives a profound Inner Wisdom. This Inner Wisdom knows the exact and perfect treatment plan for our particular body at any given time. To be a successful practitioner, we must be able to be quiet enough to listen and follow where this Inner Wisdom is guiding us.
Within her anatomy teachings at Indra’s Grace Yoga, she shares this holistic science of our human body systems’ anatomy & physiology. She brings an experience with these teachings that allows students to more palpably understand how our body systems and mind & emotions work together. Bringing us into a more conscious relationship with our own Inner Wisdom, and understanding our whole body more fully and intimately.
I am so happy to be part of this wonderful teaching team as a teacher mentor. My yoga practice has influenced every part of my life, and words cannot adequately express how grateful I am to be right here. I am an RTY-500 hour teacher with well over 800 hours of formal training. I began my own practice when I was 22 years old, and I know without a doubt that this is something I will carry with me the rest of my life.
My formal trainings have consisted largely of traditional hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga, with great focus on Pranayama, Meditation, yogic philosophy, Yoga Nidra, and more. My interests are far and wide in this field and my goal is to share this knowledge with as many people as I can.
I enrolled in the Indra’s Grace 2019 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program as my second 300-hour training, and this is where I completely fell in love with teaching teachers. My goal as a teacher mentor is to always show up for the students and guide them to realizing their own inner strength. I strive to help everyone feel safe, comfortable, and accepted no matter who they are. My hope is for us all to rejoice in our individuality.
Nancy Deison is delighted to be part of this yoga immersion. She is an RYT-500 through Indra’s Grace and a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She has been part of every teacher training that Indra’s Grace has offered – either as a student or in a supporting role. Nancy appreciates the body, mind, spirit connections with the practice of yoga. She is so excited to serve as a mentor for another amazing group of future Yoga Teachers.
“Completing YTT through Indra’s Grace has absolutely been one of the best experiences of my life! The depth of information about all things “yoga” was amazing and each time we met, it left me fulfilled but yet wanting more. I don’t believe that there are better teachers than those that provided our instruction and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. If you are thinking at all about becoming a yoga teacher, Indra’s Grace would be well worth your while!”
“Indra’s Grace is above and beyond most teacher trainings. Other students in my training classes had taken training elsewhere but did not receive the in-depth knowledge that is truly required to be an excellent yoga teacher and yogi. Diving deep into the meaning of yoga and how to be a genuine yogi was so powerful. If you are looking to stop the record in your head telling you that you are not enough, this training is for you! Sandra and Jenny are Truly compassionate, caring and provide step by step instructions for yoga, a deeper spirituality of ones choosing which results in self-acceptance and compassion to help heal humanity.”
“If you’re experiencing even the smallest of callings to take the training, I recommend going for it. This isn’t just about learning how to inhabit poses and how to teach. It’s a deep and non-judgmental exploration of self — our habits, our blocks, and our limiting beliefs. Sandra and Jenny are beautiful guides. This training has changed my life, opening me up to living more authentically and with radical self-love. Give yourself this gift!”
“10 Stars! I would recommend Indra’s teacher trainings because you get the FULL yoga training and so much more! It has been truly transformational for me!”
“The ability to take classes on line and on demand made teacher training possible for me this year. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I wanted to deepen my own understanding of yoga, and came out with so much more – also more understanding of pranayama and meditation and feel that the basis of love and respect for others should be shared.”
“A life changing Program for anyone who is interested in self discovery or to become an empathetic/compassionate yoga teacher. Experienced, compassionate, and devoted teachers and fellow yogis. Embarking on this adventure is the best thing I have ever done in my life. So grateful, and thankful. Lots of love!”