The Davenport School of Yoga is much more than yoga classes and workshops.



Begins March 6,2021



                        JEANI MACKENZIE  -program designer and primary instructor in technique of asanas.

I have been practicing yoga since 1974, teaching since 1979. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as EYT500 and also as Continuing Education Provider.    Practiced with BKS Iyengar in India, in 1977,  Martyn Jackson 8 years, Shandor Remete 6 years.    Have attended workshops with Erich Schiffman, John Friend, Ana Forrest, and for the last 10 years, my teachers have been Diane Long and Jim Gallas.  We all need a teacher.

I opened the Davenport School of Yoga in 1996, I became a teacher of teachers in 2003.   I have trained approximately 200 instructors, many of them exceptional, and they teach throughout the QCA and beyond.     I have been a presenter at the Iowa Yoga Festival and the Radish Health Festival.   Also, I have also taught workshops on the west coast of Australia.

                        PROGRAM will mainly follow the methods outlined in “Light on Yoga” BKS Iyengar     and “Yoga for a New Age” Bob Smith. There will be numerous publications by scholars of yoga.   This program, by exploring your potential will open you up to personal growth and transformation.   You will learn more about yourself which will help you become an inspirational teacher.   What you already appreciate about yoga will be greatly enhanced.   It is a very important decision you make in deciding to choose `this’ training.    There are many very knowledgeable  instructors, some teach at the studio, others will come in from other places to  teach Yin, yoga therapy, pranayama (breathwork),  partner yoga and philosophy, energy and auryvedic work.  And we will do some work with aerial yoga.


                                                 – Fundamentals of posture and alignmen

                            –  Proper executions of asanas

                                         –   How to verbalize poses effectively

                                               – How to look for and correct common

           – Conducting a class

                                       – How to assist students in poses

                                                                   –  Basic use of props, rope wall, blocks, straps

                   – Functional anatomy

             – Yoga philosophy

                                      –  Breathwork and meditation

                       –  How yoga is therapy

                        THE COURSE consists of training sessions over six months.    It will require 5 hours of personal practice weekly, to be journaled.

   We gather on the first and third Saturdays.  If there is a fifth, we use that one also.   The first two months, we will meet in the afternoons.  The last two months attendance will be the full day.  The morning will be assisting in public classes, with three levels so you can learn to modify for different level of student.

                There will be required reading, with a project due in the last month on any related yoga topic.   There will be exams in anatomy and reviews on reading materials as well as discussion about said materials. All materials are included as well as unlimited classes during training months.  It is recommended that you have been practicing yoga for one year prior to enrollment.    Upon completion of requirements, which includes teaching a private class to instructor, you will receive a  certification at a 200 hour level.  The studio is registered with Yoga Alliance and I am a continuing education provider.

      COST is $2,500 with deposit of $1,000 and arrangements can be made for payment.

             If you have questions or need more information …..  phone Jeani      563-357 5407 or



Massage and Other Therapies

Recent studies have shown massage to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase circulation and lymph flow, relax muscles and increase endorphins (enhancing medical treatments). It is estimated that up to ninety percent of disease is stress related. Massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress and increase overall health and well being.

Getting a massage can do you a world of good, and frequent massage can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking advantage of regularly scheduled self-care, can play a huge part in how healthy and youthful you feel. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.

Reiki Treatment

Reiki, a specific type of subtle energy work, is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source (God Force) to the client via the Reiki practitioner.
Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to relax and harmonize.
Unlike other therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.

Reiki energy can have several basic effects: it can bring about deep relaxation, destroy energy blockages, detoxify the system, provide new vitality in the form of universal like energy, and increase the vibrational frequency of the body.  Contact Dan David  at 309-269-1746 or for more details

Reflexology Treatment

Reflexology treatments are based on the principal the certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Points, which correspond to all parts of the body, can be found in the feet, hands and ears. When gentle, massaging pressure is applied, the body’s own healing processes are stimulated. The body progressively clears blockages, and refines balance and energy flow. This is a subtle yet powerful technique.


Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching

According to Ayurveda, we are made up of the five elements (Ether,Air,Fire,Water,Earth)and those elements determine our Doshas of Vata, Pitta, Kapha or a combination of them. During our life, our lifestyle habits and other environmental influences cause our Dosha to become imbalanced. Those imbalances over time bring about dis-ease in our bodies and life. Working with the client, though a process of confidential interviews the Ayuvedic Yoga Specialist will identify the weak and strong points of your individuality. From there an individualized program combining both yoga and other lifestyle changes will be provided that will be used to apply its balancing elements to your diet, lifestyle and environments.   Contact Dan David  at 309-269-1746 or for more details

Shirodhara Treatment

Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Warm oil pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘third eye’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to a deep meditative state.  Shirodhara can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. It relieves tension, worry, fear and headache as well as depression. It regulates mood and gives feelings of pleasure and relaxation.

Cost is $50/session, by appointment.

Contact Sarah Barten at 319-400-5973 with questions or to schedule an appointment.