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


Davenport School of Yoga 2020 Teacher Training 

Our Yoga Alliance Certified 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. Our experienced teachers help students understand their own physiology and how to impart this essential wisdom.   Our students evolve into accomplished, confident, and knowledgeable teachers.

I have been practicing yoga since 1974, teaching since 1979. Practiced with BKS Iyengar in India in l977.  I opened the Davenport School of Yoga in l996, began doing teacher training in 2003.    I was a presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival and I teach workshops regularly on the west coast of Australia.




The program mainly follows the methods outlined in “Light on Yoga” by BKS Iyengar and “Yoga for a New Age” by Bob Smith. There will be numerous teacher training publications by John Friend and Ester Meyers. 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 teacher. 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, kundalini, and philosophy.   We will also do some aerial yoga.


Fundamentals of posture and alignment

Proper executions of asanas

How to verbalize poses effectively

How to look for and correct common mistakes

Conducting a class, sequencing

How to assist

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

Functional anatomy

Yoga philosophy

Breathwork and meditation

How all yoga is therapy

The course consists of training sessions over five months.   It will require 5 hours of personal practice weekly, to be journalled.

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

There will be required reading, exams in anatomy and reviews on reading materials as well as much discussion.   All materials are included as well as unlimited classes during the training months.

It is recommended that you have had a practice for some time prior. Upon completion of requirements, you will receive certification at a 200 hour level acceptable by Yoga Alliance.


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


If you think this is something that you are looking for, contact

Jeani   563-357-5407

and we can discuss more.

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.