Innerlight 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for 2020

Faculty:  Janne Roehm, founder Yanna Yoga & Kim Chandler, founder Innerlight Yoga

Our 200 Hour Teacher Training begins January 25, 2020

Our training provides a comprehensive foundation in asana alignment and anatomy, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, energetics, and professional ethics. The core study is classical hatha yoga. The program includes progressive teaching practicums and personal mentoring so that graduates leave with abundant and meaningful knowledge and experience. Our faculty’s personal approach helps trainees develop their unique voice and special interests as a teacher. Program graduates are ready to begin their yoga teaching career with confidence.

The Innerlight Yoga Teacher Training exceeds the 200 hour YTT requirements. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to present the different components of teaching yoga in relation to each other and to everyday life. Asana, pranayama, philosophy, and anatomy will be taught as an integrated experience that allows trainees to gradually comprehend the rich and deep system that is yoga.

We encourage growth and self development. Graduates continually express how life changing the Innerlight training experience has been.


  • Our co directors offer rich and diverse knowledge and expertise, combining over 45 years of yoga teaching and experience among them. The expert faculty includes other local professionals who contribute an exceptional, multi-dimensional perspective on yogic practices and teaching.

  • The curriculum is seamlessly woven into an integrated whole. Each area of study is developed to connect to what is relevant to the student’s experience and practical to teaching.

  • Trainees begin teaching from the start of the program. This builds confidence and comfort in the teaching role and allows the material to come alive. Trainees develop classes, starting with a five-minute class.

  • Trainees receive ongoing personalized mentoring, feedback, direction, and support.

  • Most importantly, with guidance and keen observation from the faculty, trainees discover and develop a unique voice, teaching style and special gifts.

  • Graduates are ready to teach in a wide variety of settings and to various populations.

  • The teacher training includes a seva project or independent study in which trainees develop a level of expertise in an area of interest through research, practice and teaching. Specific population have included: children, the elderly, sailors, pregnant women, cancer recovery, athletes.... Trainees graduate with a strong basic foundation and experience of their choice.


Our teaching style is experientially based. We learn by discussion, reading, demonstration, and other techniques, and then reinforce the lessons by applying what we have just learned. Each weekend builds on the knowledge and experience gained in the weekends before as well as in home practice and homework. Assignments between weekends deepen the experience and begin the process of life-long learning.
Curriculum includes:
- Practice of more than 50 yoga asanas including all categories of asana
- Analysis of asanas, including principles of alignment, benefits, precautions, contra-indications, and modifications, including pre-natal
- Pranayama practice and techniques
- Mindfulness and other meditation techniques
- Sanskrit chants
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yogic philosophy and psychology, including study of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yamas and niyamas, the Bhagavad Gita, the history of yoga, koshas, and chakras
- Teaching methodology, including relationship with yoga students, planning a yoga class, sequencing of poses, teacher demonstrations, hands-on assists, the use of language in a yoga class, creating context and larger meaning for students, and professional ethics
- Restorative and partner yoga
- Teaching practicums
- Personalized mentoring


  • Dedicated yoga practice of at least 1 year (class or home practice, multiple times per week)

  • Strong desire to learn more about yourself

  • Sound health

  • Recommendation from a yoga teacher

  • Commitment to attend all teacher training sessions (no exceptions)

  • Commitment to daily practice during teacher training

  • Commitment to do homework between weekend sessions

Note: Many people who participate in Innerlight Teacher Training are not advanced yoga students, but have a sincere longing to deepen their understanding of yoga for personal enrichment.


Certification is dependent upon completion of all requirements to the satisfaction of the faculty. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. Completion of homework assignments, projects, teaching practicums, and passing a written test on Sanskrit terms are required. One class per week either at Innerlight is required as part of the training hours. (a total of 30 classes to be completed by Nov 1). Non local students can make arrangements with the directors for attending a class conveniently located. (Please note weekly classes are not included in tuition.)

Come meet the Directors and learn more about this teacher training journey filled with world-class yoga instruction, thought-provoking discussions and a  mindful community with plenty of opportunities for self-discovery and exploration. 


Non refundable Application Fee $50, must accompany application and is not included in tuition. 

Tuition for the Innerlight Training:
- $2900 with early-bird registration paid in full by December 1, 2019 / $3,000 after December 1, 2019.
- Partial Scholarships available please email
- The tuition fee includes the Training Manual. (Does not include reading materials, props, food, lodging, or weekly required class.)

Download Application Here

Download Checklist Here

Download Scholarship Application Here

Payment options:
- check to Innerlight Center for Yoga
- Visa, Master Card or Discover
- Tuition is fully refunded if an application is not accepted for any reason. Application fee is non refundable.

Payment Plans available:
Eleven monthly payments of $280: first payment due upon acceptance, second payment at program start followed by remaining nine payments Feb 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, July 1, Aug 1, Sept 1 and October 1. Payment plan requires a credit card on file, the card is auto charged.
For your convenience we do offer registration through our online store.

Teachers in training receive these discounts during their training year:
Discounted classes ($10 per class). 10% discount on Innerlight workshops (excluding workshops marked as no-discount programs)

Refund Policy
Until course start 100% refund of tuition.
After course start: No refund is available.


Meets Saturdays 1:00-6:00pm and Sundays 9:00am-6:00pm at Innerlight.  In the event of weather cancellations some days may have extended hours.

January 25/26
February 29/March 1
March 28/29
April 25/26
May 30/31
June 20/21
July 18/19
August Off
September 12/13
October 17/18
November 14/15
December 5/6
December 12/13 weather date

Please Download and Print our APPLICATION & CHECK LIST and mail to:
Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation
850 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842

You will be contacted shortly after your application is received and a pre-program interview will be arranged. The interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have. You can register in the studio or secure payment may be made through online.

The YTT program is open to all serious students who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga for personal enrichment.
A PDF of the above information is available here

What our graduates say:

Awesome. After every weekend I felt overflowing with ‘Light’. The flow and cadence of the 10 months of training was beautifully balanced. The exploration of emotional, physical and spiritual possibilities was dynamic and graceful.”

“I never expected this program to change me so profoundly. I am not the same person I was at the start... This exceeded my expectations in every way possible!”

“I recommend this program 100%. I learned so much about yoga and about myself.