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Join Our GAP Session May 2021: 


Join the GAP

Group Apprentice Program at Zen Yoga Garage

The GAP: What is it?

This program is designed to fill in the gap between Teacher Training and actually teaching.

In Teacher Training you received an introduction to poses, language, different styles and so much more.  Now in The Gap we will give you the next step. A chance to go in depth and practice hands-on assists in an actual class, advanced poses, creative sequencing techniques, strategies for landing your first opportunities, and teaching actual classes on the schedule at ZYG. Put your skills to the test in a classroom environment; build confidence and feel prepared to teach an entire class by yourself!

The Short List

Dates: May 21,2021-June 27, 2021

Times: Fridays 6:30pm-9:00pm, Saturdays OR Sundays 2:30pm-4:30pm (class at 3:00), No classes May 29, 30

Program includes: Advanced Lectures, Group Teaching and Feedback, Unlimited Yoga
Cost: $469

Sign Up: E-mail Melissa@zenyogagarage.com

Program Details

Every Friday from 6:30pm-9:00pm you will meet as a group to delve into advanced lectures on: Sequencing, Business of Yoga, Advanced Asana , Authentic Voice and Holding Space, and Teaching Special Populations.

You will be assigned a teaching day (either Saturdays or Sundays at 3) where you will teach community yoga classes as a group (1 practice teach, 4 Public Group Classes). You will receive immediate feedback from your mentor after each group teaching experience. 

After group teaching, you are welcome to sign up for dates in July, August, or September to teach Community Class class all by yourself! 

Each GAPer will also be assigned a senior teacher mentor to apprentice under. You will get real feedback from students and your senior teacher. The best part...you will receive unlimited yoga during the program May 21-June 27. If you haven't yet completed your 200 hours, you can use these lectures towards completion.

Questions? Want to join the group?
E-Mail Melissa@zenyogagarage.com

Our newly reimagined Teacher Training program designed specifically for a livestream experience. In person sessions will be offered whenever available, but the entire session is available virtually. We will meet In August 2021- Dates TBD.

Join our 200 HR  Yoga Alliance Registered TT and complete it from home from anywhere on the planet.  Immerse yourself in learning at your own pace with the option of joining in person. Enjoy the journey to becoming a teacher customized to your unique schedule.


Click here to learn more.

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Zen Yoga Garage is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance for 200 hour Training (RYS200), and the program has been running since October 2013.

As students learning more about yoga on the path to possibly become a teacher, we can offer you our knowledge; simple breakdowns where it makes it easier to digest, and our in depth analysis where it's important. Our program is touted as one of the most well-rounded in Chicago.

While we emphasize Vinyasa style, we will introduce several different styles of yoga and offer you awesome opportunities to try teaching in real world environments. You will be introduced to Kids Yoga, leading Meditation, given a breakdown of Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini and so much more! We try to help you find your unique voice rather than give you a script. Exposure to different viewpoints, schools of thought, and styles helps to get you there.We are so proud of our graduates. They teach all over Chicagoland and at the most prestigious studios in the city. The word is out and our program has garnered a great reputation. We would love you to come and be a part of it!



Program Dates:

Next Session TBD

Scheduled Days:
Saturdays 2pm- 4pm

Sundays 10:30am-4pm

Mondays 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday OR Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm

Regular Tuition Paid in Full: $1725 ($1599 Early Bird)

Payment Plan:
3 payments of $625 to be made by the last day of the program


Call: 773-227-7748

Space is limited! Reserve your spot!

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We utilize the strengths of our very best teachers to lead you in the moment. They bring their own voice to the material and present it as they see fit. Their input into what they provide comes from their own passion and their own perspective, which keeps it fresh and exciting for you as students. And between all of us, you will not find more real hands on experience and actual teaching time in all different scenarios.

You will love your decision to complete your TT at ZYG. We would love to have you!


What sets us apart?

You will not learn a set sequence in this training.
Rather than have you memorize a script, we are teaching you to "think" about sequencing. We will give you a basic framework so that you are successful, but we want you to tap into your own creative spirit and learn the whys behind the choices we make.

We will provide you with more information rather than less.
One of our most popular aspects of the program are the Intros to styles of yoga. While our focus will mainly be Vinyasa, you will learn about many other styles including Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hot, and Kids Yoga. Learning about other styles gives you a more comprehensive approach.

You will actually teach a class together on your final graduation day.
You and your fellow teacher trainers will create a sequence to co-teach on your graduation day!


Next Dates TBD

Saturdays 2pm-4pm

Mondays 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday OR Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm
Sundays 10:30am - 4pm

(some holiday exceptions apply, detailed calendar will be send upon registration)

  • We accept hours from other local studios for workshops/classes.

Optional Additions:

To fulfill your 200 hour Yoga Alliance Requirement we offer additional workshops and events. You are also encouraged to explore other studios and take class here at ZYG with your unlimited yoga benefits!



  • The cost of the program is $1725 ($1599 early bird)

  • Payment Plan: 3 payments of $625 

Program Cost Includes:

  • Unlimited classes for the duration of the program (8 weeks)

  • All in house workshops

  • Opportunities to participate in ZYG special events at no cost

  • Opportunity to sit in on any future TT lectures at no cost

***It is possible to complete your 200 hour requirement with dedicated study during your 8 weeks, but the journey is yours! You may take unlimited classes during your time in teacher training, but are welcome to join us as a member, or for drop in classes once your time has finished to complete your required contact hours. We will start counting your 200 hours from the time you register*** 

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