Holistic 200hr Yoga
Teacher Training

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Yoga is about creating a relationship with yourself.
— Alyssa Pfennig, Lead Trainer, Owner

Our Holistic 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a 9-month foundational program for understanding the therapeutic benefits of yoga, the mind-body connection, anatomy and kinesiology, the subtle body, and how to share these practices with others. In addition, this program is a transformative journey in using the tools of yoga to understand yourself on a deeper level.

With the guidance of experienced teachers and mentors, students will learn how to teach intelligently sequenced, safe and sustainable, and well-rounded classes to a variety of students, including asana/movement, pranayama {breathing practices} and meditation/guided relaxation.

Book a 20-minute chat with Alyssa to learn more, send us a message, join us for an info session or give us a call at (317) 762-9642. You may also contact Alyssa Pfennig with any questions directly at alyssa@embarqueyoga.com.


Get Your Questions Answered by Alyssa

Book time to chat 1:1 with Alyssa, please book online or call/text us at 317-762-9642 to book.

In the meantime, you can learn more about our lead teachers and our philosophy on the Wild Wisdom Podcast or listen on your smartphone on Apple, Google or Spotify.

I would highly recommend this school. I felt some schools around here we only offering how to teach in their specific style. At this school it was about concepts, understanding, and knowing that we will need to continue to learn in order to become good teachers. I feel very close to my teachers and classmates.
— Barbara F.

As a mental health provider, I selected the Embarque Yoga Teacher Training program because of the focus on the therapeutic aspect of yoga. Understanding the body in more depth has enhanced my work with clients as well as helping me connect to my own body. Alyssa and Angelique’s in-depth knowledge and extensive experience has helped strengthen and improve my personal yoga practice. I highly recommend this program!
— Kristen B.

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Ready to Begin Your Journey Into Yourself?

Our foundational, holistic program is…

• A reputable program rooted in the therapeutic benefits of yoga
• Designed to teach you from day one and help you adapt yoga for an individual's and/or group's unique needs
• Steeped in the culture and principles of yogic philosophy
• Strong focus on understanding biomechanics in order to help prevent injury and repetitive stress
• Multiple lead teachers within the program to instruct in their field of expertise and interest
• 9-months of personal mentorship to support your learning experience
• Assist and learn from experienced and passionate teachers and staff
• Become part of a welcoming and healing community


You will learn...


• Learn how yoga can help you create a deeper relationship with and understanding of yourself
• Introduction to the energetic chakra system and self-assessment tools to help you apply principles
• Understand basic principles of Ayurveda and the subtle body
• Understand the mind-body connection and the psychological and physical benefits of yoga
• Introduction to various styles of yoga: Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative and Yin
• Learn about yoga and how trauma can show up in a group class


• Teach intelligently sequenced, safe + well-rounded hatha yoga classes
• Use verbal cues to help your students embody the practice and understand their own bodies
• Lead guided relaxations + meditations
• Teach pranayama {breathwork} to beginners + understand the energetic effects
• Understand basic principles of anatomy + kinesiology in a functional manner
• Observe your students and make simple, and safe hands-on adjustments while protecting your own body
• Use props and alignment principles to assist your students


Transform Your Life and Others in this Hands-On, Interactive Yoga Teacher Training

2020 January to September Schedule

Saturdays: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Sundays: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Module 1: January 17-19, 2020
What is Yoga?
Welcome Gathering on Friday evening from 6-8 pm

Module 2: February 22-23, 2020
Balance Between Effort & Grace

Module 3: March 21-22, 2020
Ignite Your Inner Wisdom: Tapas

Module 4: April 18-19, 2020
Self-Acceptance and Contentment: Santosha

Module 5: May 28-31, 2020 / Wild Wisdom Retreat at Oakwood Center
Understand Yourself: Svadyaya

Module 6: June 13-14, 2020
Change Your Perspective

Module 7: July 18-19, 2020
Restorative Yoga & the Subtle Body

Module 8: August 15-16, 2020
Sequencing & the Art of Assisting

Module 9: September 12-13, 2020
Coming Home: Review & Practicum

Lead Teachers



Alyssa is passionate about sharing the therapeutic wisdom of yoga to help others nourish their path to wholeness. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and was inspired to become a teacher after sharing the practice with her young niece.

Drawn to the therapeutic use of yoga practices that helped her with an injured shoulder and manage work stress, she spent three years immersed in the study of therapeutic yoga through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in Columbus, Ohio. She has trained in using yoga practices such as asana, pranayama and meditation, to help with structural, mental and emotional issues and works with private clients suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, and various issues affecting women.

For three years, Alyssa assisted in research studies on using yoga to manage chronic pain and PTSD with veterans in conjunction with the VA Medical Center and has worked one-on-one with patients in a specialized clinic at Eskenazi Health. She is an E-RYT 200/RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is also certified in enzyme nutrition with the Food Enzyme Institute and certified in Thai Yoga Massage.

The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my C-IAYT designation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from my status as an RYT200/E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.



Angelique was originally drawn to yoga to help ease chronic pain and return to an active and fit lifestyle after her back injury. While training to run half marathons, friends asked Angelique to teach them yoga to aid recovery and improve performance during training. After three years of teaching friends and family, she decided to deepen her yoga practice and completed coursework to gain certification to teach. She has completed her 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified training with Marsha Pappas, and is called to teach a restorative-healing yoga suitable for all levels. All people, bodies, and levels will enjoy and benefit from Angelique's teachings.

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I absolutely love how well-rounded and holistic the 200hr yoga teacher training at Embarque is. The variety of activities and assessments is very helpful not only in learning how to find my voice, but most importantly in creating a healthier relationship with myself. The support from my fellow teacher trainees and lead yoga teachers is unmatched and the enthusiasm presented by everyone is infectious. I have gained a deeper appreciation for various types of yoga and being open to new learning opportunities.
— Julie G.


Tuition Options

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*This includes a non-refundable deposit of $500.


The yoga therapy components of our program are based on Alyssa Pfennig's C-IAYT designation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from her status as an RYT200/E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.