200-Hr. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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200-hr. Hatha yoga teacher training with global yoga center

2019 Schedule:
August 23rd: 6:00p-9:00p
August 24th: 9:00a-6:00p
August 25th: 9:00a-6:00p
1 Week off for Labor Day

September 6th: 6:00p-9:00p
September 7th: 9:00a-6:00p
September 8th: 9:00a-6:00p
September 15th: 9:00a-6:00p
September 22nd: 9:00a-6:00p
September 29th: 9:00a-6:00p

October 4th: 6:00-9:00p
October 5th: 9:00a-6:00p
October 6th: 9:00a-6:00p
October 13th: 9:00a-6:00p
October 20th: 9:00a-6:00p
October 27th: 9:00a-6:00p

November 1st: 6:00p-9:00p
November 2nd: 9:00a-6:00p
November 3rd: 9:00a-6:00p
November 10th: 9:00a-6:00p
November 17th: 9:00a-6:00p
November 24th: 9:00a-6:00p
1 Week off for Thanksgiving

December 6th: 6:00-9:00p
December 7th: 9:00a-6:00p
December 8th: 9:00a-6:00p

Wildlight Yoga
4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641


  • $500 non-refundable deposit due to hold your spot.

  • $3000, paid in full

  • Payment plans are available at $525/mo. for (5) months after $500 deposit has been paid.

  • $2,700 if paid in full by May 15, 2019 - OR - 10% discount for members. Payment plans are not eligible for discounts.

  • 3% fee added to all credit card payments.

5hr. Business Planning + Consultation:

Upon completion of the 200hr. yoga teacher training, graduates are invited to work one-on-one with Kelli Wefenstette to develop their own individualized business plan which may include business identity creation, financial development, creation of a marketing plan, personal assistance and plan implementation.

Cost is $250.

Globalyogacenter.com is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.


Experience an intimate, immersive, transformative opportunity to deepen your physical practice, broaden your interest and understanding of the yoga tradition, begin or grow your spiritual or meditation practice, and gain knowledge and tools from experienced and seasoned teachers to learn how to share the journey and lifestyle of yoga with others.

About the training:
Wildlight Yoga believes in yoga as a lifestyle and journey and will partner with Global Yoga and Wellness to offer a 200-hour teacher training in a traditional Hatha style with focus on alignment, anatomy, and making yoga accessible for all bodies while respecting the deep lineage of yoga as it’s migrated to the west.

Pre-requisite: Students must have a regular practice of at least one year to be eligible for enrollment.

Requirements: as determined by Yoga Alliance

  • 180 in-studio classroom hours

  • 20 hours of elective study and student teaching

  • 2 book reports, midterm exam, and pose review

  • Completed weekly homework

  • Mini exams (open book)

  • Practice, participation, and attendance in all classes

  • Outside attendance in yoga classes with submitted reviews

  • Final Teaching Exam and Evaluation

  • Karma Yoga Class and Evaluation

  • Complete readings from the required books


  • Rhonda Kantor

  • Rita Knorr

  • Kelli Wefenstette

  • others

Class Size:  There will be a maximum of 15 people in this training to ensure professionalism, private attention, and high quality of instruction.

Attendance:  Attendance for all days is required. Trainees will need to schedule make up sessions with the Director. Extra fees may apply and/or trainees may not be eligible for graduation.

Yoga styles:  Due to the varied backgrounds of our speciality instructors, we are able to offer many styles of traditional Hatha Yoga including pose alignment training in Anusara Yoga and additional training in Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Mantra and Chakra Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama breathing forms and much more.

Course Outline:

  • Techniques: 100 hours.

    • Training and Practice of Asana: Hatha Yoga Poses, Hatha Yoga principles, Pranayama Breathing Techniques, Chanting, Kriyas, and Meditation

    • Yoga Therapeutics for special needs using props and modifications.

    • You will also receive classes in forms of Prenatal and Vinyasa yoga.

  • Teaching and Methodology: 25 hours.

    • Demonstrations, Observations, Adjusting and Communication, Instruction, Teaching practice and Class Sequencing.

  • Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours.

    • Physical Body Systems and Structures, Subtle Energy Body (Nadis and Chakras), Location, Common injuries and knowledge of the bones and muscles.

  • Philosophy and Ethics: 30 hours.

    • The Yoga Sutras and the 8 limbs of Yoga

    • Yoga Philosophy (including Koshas, Gunas, Doshas, Elements)

    • Ethics for Yoga Teachers

    • Marketing and Business for a yoga career

    • Liability and Legal Concerns, Lifestyle and Practice, History of Yoga

    • Living your yoga

    • Intro to Ayurveda & Wellness

  • Practicum: 10 hours.

    • Student Teaching, Observation, Assisting in Class.

  • Electives: 15 hours.

    • Home work study

    • Classes and workshops

    • Karma class servie

    • Prenatal

    • Vinyasa study

Books:   A comprehensive training manual will provided to all students in the training.

Additional Benefits: Trainees will receive access to unlimited classes at Wildlight Yoga for the duration of the training.

Application Process:  To apply, interested participants should complete the application below. Upon receipt and review of your application, you will be notified of your acceptance status. Upon acceptance, you will be sent an invoice for your tuition. a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your position in this training.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Prior to July 1, 2019: a full refund will be given minus the $500 non-refundable deposit.
After July 1, 2019: studio credit may be applied toward participation in a future training.

If a student fails to complete the training for any reason, no refunds will be available, but students may be invited to participate in a future training to complete their 200 hour yoga teacher training.

In the event the minimum amount of students is not met, registered students will be offered the opportunity to apply their payment to the next training or receive a full refund.

about the director

Rhonda Kantor, BSN, BS, RN, HNB-BC, HWNC-BC, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, the founder and director of the Global Yoga Center received her Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago in 1996. She owned and managed the Global Yoga Center for over 10 years and continued to specialize in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and Prenatal Yoga Training Workshops.  She has studied with numerous senior teachers in trainings and workshops all over the country in the last 20 years. 

Rhonda has taught yoga classes and workshops at conferences and in business settings as well as consulted for teacher trainings and studios. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 20 years and directing teacher trainings for 15 years.  Rhonda teaches Hatha Yyoga for all levels, Vinyasa yoga for beginners, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, Restorative yoga and relaxation, Chair yoga, and Hatha yoga for special needs. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) at the 500 hour level, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) through the Yoga Alliance. She combines her knowledge of alternative health and wellness with her yoga experience and teaching methods to create innovative yoga teacher trainings, workshops and classes. 

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By entering my name and submitting this application, I understand that I must submit an application and pay tuition in full to be accepted into this 200-hour yoga teacher training. I understand that I am required to attend all sessions in full in order to complete this training and receive a certificate. I fully understand that there is no refund for any reason at any time and if I miss a session, fully or partially, I understand that there are no makeup sessions, that I am no longer eligible to receive a certificate and that I forfeit my tuition payment.