RYS200 TriBalance Yoga School

This 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will create the space for you to study the history and the practice of yoga, but to also excavate what is at the root of your own being and bring out the best version of you.

This creative and comprehensive training features input from other teachers with strong backgrounds in diverse styles of Hatha Yoga including Vinyasa, Alignment Based Yoga, Power, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin, Prenatal, Therapeutic and Restorative, and teaches a fusion of styles and movement techniques that have led the way in the evolution of Western Yoga. The Tribalance Yoga School is certified by Yoga Alliance®.The goal of the program is to provide trainees with a strong foundation in all aspects of yoga from which they can develop a style of teaching most suited to their interests and aspirations. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be certified as 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teachers and are eligible for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 registration.

Next session begins Jan 7th


Contact Joy Antipow

at Joy@tribalance.com 

or 847.301.7305

“Wonderful teachers/trainers who understand and explain the practice, beauty and importance of yoga study and teaching. Prepared us with the tools needed and support to grow through your training.”

— Jen Felcan Smith

Discover The Teacher Within

Fill out our application and join us on this 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. Journey with us and fellow students as you learn the roots and practice of yoga while becoming the best version of yourself.


Meet Our Team

Read about our lead instructors below. We also have a team of teachers who will be stopping in to mentor and assist with the program.


Joy Antipow

Lead Teacher E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Joy has always been into sports, fitness and health. She grew up playing every sport under the sun and got into bodybuilding in 1995. Joy was able to change a lot of things in her life physically, mentally and emotionally through having a stable fitness practice, but she still struggled with her self image, which was limiting her in many areas of her life.

She attended NIU, graduating with a degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. She started personal training and got into management in the nutrition, health and supplement industry.

Joy found yoga after a back injury back in 2001. But it wasn’t until she started a consistent practice that she really understood the benefits that yoga could offer. “Physically yoga has helped to heal my body, but there are not words to describe how much yoga has helped me to heal the relationship I have with myself. I think yoga helps to soften the view we have of ourselves and in turn helps to soften the view that we have of the world. Yoga has become such a strong positive force in my life and I feel it is my duty to share it with others.”


Jennifer Cowan

Physical Therapist Anatomy Guru • Yoga Teacher/Trainer

Yoga has played a significant role in my life since my undergraduate years. My time in class was how I stayed calm and focused during grad school, stayed healthy and centered during my first job, and explored who I was and who I wanted to be as I transitioned into adulthood. It was sitting on my mat with my mom before a yoga class that I verbalized my desire to teach yoga.

As a pediatric physical therapist, I knew the benefits I experienced on mat would help my patients but didn’t know anyone in the community to recommend. It occurred to me that my background in anatomy and movement was the perfect foundation to begin teaching kids yoga. I enrolled in Rainbow Kids yoga training and began teaching weekly kids yoga classes the next week. Over the past few years, I have loved teaching kids of all ages from preschool to teens in a variety of settings including the school, clinic, and private home sessions. I saw that I was growing as a therapist and as aa yoga teacher, but also knew that I wanted more knowledge for myself and to share with my students.

In the summer of 2016, I excitedly began the life changing journey they call yoga teacher training. Throughout the summer, I challenged myself to grow beyond my mat and was thrilled to teach my first adult class.

One year later, I was back at Tribalance teaching yoga anatomy to the next class of students. It combines my love of movement with my passion for yoga. I have taught anatomy to every YTT class since then and look forward to connecting with the students each year!


Ellen O’Malley

Program assistant/mentor, RYT 200, M.S., Nutritionist

Jennifer Swets

Trauma informed yoga, RYT 200

Patricia Dziubla

Prenatal and kids yoga, RYT 200


TriBalance Series

Getting down to the core of the major yoga poses where you will learn the foundation of the physical practice of yoga. This section will include precise anatomical alignment, transitions, modifications, variations, prop usage, verbal corrections, hands-on adjustments, contra-indications, benefits and developing a self-practice.


Study the history and philosophy of yoga that provides a foundation for your entire yoga practice. Learn how to bring this philosophy into your own life and into the practice you share with your students. This section will incorporate the study of traditional & contemporary texts, eastern philosophy and theory, and the ethics and responsibility involved in becoming a yoga teacher.

Pranayama & Meditation

Discover the power and the healing components of the breath and learn how to intergrate this into your practive. Through breath awareness and specific breathing techniques you will learn how to effectively combine pranayama into your own practice and how to guide others in unifying breath, movement and meditation.

Doing Privates & One-on-ones

In addition to the Teaching Skills module, you will also be introduced to the world of private yoga instruction. The ‘One-on-One’ Teaching practicum prepares you to give personalized instruction with intelligence and attentiveness to your students’ individual needs.

Personal Development

Yoga teacher training is a time of self reflection and soul searching. It is a time to dig deep and really get to know where you have been and decide where you are going. Students will evolve down their personal path through journaling, self-study and interactive group discussion. This section creates a space to share your experiences of yoga and the teacher training process in a supportive environment. Ongoing self study and personal growth is nurtured as an important aspect of becoming an authentic teacher.

Sanskrit Studies

Gain knowledge of the beautiful Sanskrit language. We makes this fun by doing it through asana, mantras, and chanting.

Anatomy & Physiology

This is an indepth study of human anatomy and physiology as it specifically relates to yoga. You will explore the components of anatomy, taking an in-depth look at the spine, the major muscles of the body, major joints and systems as well. We will study the major joints like the shoulders and the hips and how to approach moving within the body correctly and safely.

Creative & Effective Sequencing

Creative sequencing will teach you how to combine creativity and wisdom to deliver quality classes that adhere to the alignment principles. This module covers the foundations of sequencing and how to be attentive to the level and capacity of all students in a class. We examine the role of a movement teacher in the safety and longevity of a student and their practice, as well as the importance of correct technique, pace and progression. We also explore creativity and artistry in breathing fresh air into traditional and set sequencing where you are encouraged to find your own voice and style.

Seat of the Teacher

Class composition is what often sets teachers apart – the ability to lead an interesting and informative yoga practice that helps facilitate a student’s understanding and progress. Learn how to create a complete class from start to finish working with common composition tools – templates, philosophical themes, anatomical focuses, ‘peak poses’ and more. You will explore how to set up the yoga space, create an atmosphere, use music/ dialogue and put together a complete class that plays to your strengths as a teacher.

Pre & Post-natal

You will also cover fundamental ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga, and the differences for each trimester. As a yoga teacher of any style, level or population you must be able to accommodate for differences in movement ability as well as individual needs due to specific health conditions.

Restorative, Yin, Hatha, & Iyengar Yoga

Restorative poses use props and techniques that are assessible for any and every body. Knowledge and confidence is crucial for a teacher’s ability to work with students with injury, illness or disability to create a safe space for deep relaxation and healing. Learn and exerience the long benificial holds of Yin yoga. Study the dynamic and flow of Hatha. Learn some of the powerful and proven practices of the Grandfather of Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar.

Business of Yoga

The yoga industry needs successful yoga studios. The world needs more yoga. The industry has a taboo of being a group of ‘struggling artists’. It doesn’t need to be if you have the business know-how. You will discover how to make the transition from trainee to teacher as enjoyable and successful as possible.Students will learn the business behind running a yoga center. Students will get to learn the start up cost on what it takes to open a one room yoga studio to also starting up a 3 studio facility.

Community Classes

TriBalance Yoga will be offering teacher trainees the unique opportunity to teach public classes (posted as ‘Community or Karma Classes’ on the regular weekly schedule) as part of the training to give you ‘real’ teaching experience in a group class setting. It will give you the time & space to discuss your experiences with teaching and to work with your mentor in refining this process so that you are comfortable with teaching in a bigger setting.

Apprenticeship Program

The Apprenticeship Program is designed to nurture and draw out the fire from within you. We will guide you through how to work the room, work the heat, the lighting, the music; all while delivering a powerful and fun class to the students. Learn and apply hands on adjustments in real life scenarios, theme a class and work up to that pinnacle pose. We believe people learn the best by doing- so here is where we walk with you through the fire.


Winter 2023

Next Session Begins Jan 7th

Winter Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun

(4) Fridays 5pm- 730pm | Sat 8am – 430pm | Sun 9am – 4pm


7, 8, 21, 22


4, 5, 18, 19


4, 5, 18, 19, 31


1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30


12, 13, 14, 27, 28


10, 11, 24, 25

PLUS Prior to getting certificate- (10 hours in class observations and 6 hours assisting/posture clinics)

: MINIMUM one-year of consistent yoga practice.



*Early Bird Special Paid In Full By Dec. 31st, 2021 only $2800. Includes $400 deposit and remaining balance of $2400 due 12/31/21

OPTION 1 – PAID IN FULL only $2800
Paid in full by 12/31/2021

($400 Application Fee/Deposit due Dec 31st + four payments of $700 – see application for fee schedule) $3200 total.

Application Fee/Deposit

A $400 application fee holds your place in the training and is non-refundable, but is transferable to another course; those not accepted into the course will be given a full refund.

Tuition Refund Policy

No exceptions

100%* refund if cancelled in writing BEFORE the first training class

75%* refund if cancelled in writing after the first training class

50%* refund if cancelled in writing after the second training class

Absolutely NO REFUNDS after the third training class

*All refunds minus the non-refundable $400 application fee