Begins October 7, 2023



Our teacher-training course offers a unique exploration into the evolution of Hatha yoga

Led by JEANI MACKENZIE and an experienced teaching faculty, our program will accelerate your journey towards becoming an exceptional teacher.  We offer a successful mentorship program to refine your teaching skills during and after the training.  Our experienced teachers help students understand their own physiology and how to impart this essential wisdom.   Our trainees have the opportunity to evolve into accomplished, confident, and knowledgeable instructors.  We are a


I have been practicing yoga since 1974, teaching since 1979. Practiced with BKS Iyengar in India in l977.

For over 27 years , DSY has lovingly served the eclectic community of the Quad Cities.    I began doing teacher training in 2003.     I was a presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival and the Radish Yoga Fest. I teach workshops regularly on the west coast of Australia.  Many of the teachers presently teaching in the QCA have been certified by me.  My mission is to inspire people to practice and heal as individuals in all areas -mind, body, spirit, and want you to embrace a responsibility to include the diversity of students. We are ‘body positive’.


The program follows the methods outlined in “Light on Yoga” by BKS Iyengar and other important publications. There will be numerous teacher training articles by John Friend and Ester Meyers. We will study Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This training program, by exploring your potential, will open you to personal growth and transformation.    You will learn more about yourself which will help to become an inspirational instructor.  What you already appreciate about yoga will be enhanced..  It is a very important decision you are making in deciding to choose this program..  Our faculty will be teaching yin, therapy, pranayama, partner, props, and philosophy, energywork . chakra balancing. We will also do some aerial yoga.


Fundamentals of posture and alignment

Proper executions of asanas and their benefits

How to verbalize poses effectively

How to look for and correct common mistakes

Conducting a class, sequencing

How to assist

Basic use of props, , blocks, and straps

Understand anatomy, how body moves

Yoga philosophy

Breathwork and meditation

How all yoga is therapy

The course consists of 10 training sessions    It will require 5 hours of personal practice weekly, to be journaled.

  The first two months, we will meet in the afternoons.   The last months, attendance will be the full day.   Those mornings will be assisting in three level classes, so you will learn to modify for all levels of student. Also, during those sessions, courses will be offered in CPR, as well as ‘guest’ faculty sessions.

There will be required reading, exams in anatomy and reviews on reading materials as well as much discussion.  We will do energy work with clearing chakras, etc.   All materials are included as well as unlimited classes during the training months.  In the beginning, class time can count toward 5 hours weekly.      A final project and a class taught to me as final exam.

It is recommended that you have had a practice for some time prior. Sometimes exceptions. Upon completion of requirements, you will receive certification at a 200 hour level acceptable by Yoga Alliance.  I am registered through Yoga Alliance at ERYT 500 hrs ,also a Continuing Education Provider.


Cost of the course is $2,500 with $1,000 down payment.   Arrangements can be made for paying.

DATES 2023

Classes begin Oct 7 and meet every other week until January 27th 2024

for more details, contact

 Jeani   563-357 5407


I would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have.