Learn the ancient science of Yoga &
change the world, one thought at a time


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Too often people think: “I can’t teach Yoga.” It’s too big, too complicated and too much to add to my already busy life. I'm here to tell you, you absolutely can – and you can learn how to do it in a matter of weeks.

That’s why I developed the 815Yoga School. So you can learn to speak the language of Yoga and get the tools you need to APPLY it to your life and the lives of others.

When you learn Yoga the right way, it can be easy, powerful and transformational. Why? Because it’s all about you FIRST!

In over 10 years of doing this work, I’ve watched people:

Fall back in love with their partners… heal chronic diseases… start their own businesses… develop closer relationships with their kids… and everything in between.

Whatever is standing in the way of you living YOUR most fulfilling life, 815Yoga School gives you the foundation to help you clear your path towards innate health, unconditional love and limitless joy.

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815Yoga School is a fully in-person, 200+ Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with extensive curriculum in Vedantic and Yoga philosophy that you won't find in other programs without spending a month or more living at traditional yoga ashrams.

It’s designed to help you quickly learn and absorb the ancient science and wisdom of Yoga and apply it to your life, relationships and career – without giving up your weekends, like most 200 Hour programs require.

The training consists of two 100 Hour Modules that build upon each other. The first is a yogic lifestyle retreat in Baja, Mexico where you'll be immersed in daily practices and begin to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga into your everyday life - this part is all about YOU. The second is a teacher training course in Rockford at our brand new yoga center at Edgebrook - this part is where you'll learn how to share Yoga with others.

You'll be taught by a highly advanced team of instructors with more than 100 years of combined experience living at ashrams; learning from monks and Swamis; studying Vedantic philosophy, Ayurveda and Sanskrit; and traveling the world teaching Yoga.

With its progressive curriculum, master instructors, life-changing immersion retreat, and easy-to-manage home schedule, this training surpasses any other you'll find locally or online.


ISVARI MARY ANN JOHNSON  [Ayurveda Practitioner]
Isvari's background in Ayurveda and its sister science, Yoga, spans more than two decades learning from well respected swamis and vaidyas (ayurvedic physicians) from around the world. She has also served and taught at the Vasant Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India for Dr. Vasant Lad, a leading pioneer of Ayurveda in the world today.

PREM SADASIVANANDA  [Vedantic Philosophy + Sanskrit Scholar]
Prem Sadasivananda is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, the disciple of Swami Sivananda. He started his path in the Sivananda Organization where he served for over 24 years as a sannyasi. He served as the Director of the Sivananda Center in New York City from 2003 to 2014 and the London Center from 1990 to 2003. He is a scholar of Vedantic Philosophy, Hindu Scripture and Sanskrit, well-known for his lively and humorous talks, his accessible teaching style and his unique ability to bring the ancient Yogic scriptures and texts to life in the modern world. He has taught hundreds of Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Courses for the Sivananda Organization at their Centers and Ashrams throughout the world.

LILA LOLLING  [Yoga Therapist, EcoYoga Philosophy Instructor]
Līlā (Leela) Lolling is a classically trained yoga instructor, yoga therapist, environmentalist and author joining us from Kingston, New York. For over two decades she has trained yoga teachers and yoga therapists in the nuances of classical yogic wisdoms. Lila has lived, studied and taught at traditional yoga monasteries throughout the past 20+ years. Her primary education is in Advaita Vedanta, a non-dualistic philosophy propagated by Sri Adi Shankaracharya (780 CE) and Swami Sivananda (1887-1963).

ALLY UBIPARIPOVIC  [Lead Instructor]
Ally is the founder of 815Yoga and has been stewarding the 815Yoga community for seven years. With a background in Classical Hatha Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Usui Reiki, and Esoteric Astrology, she is equipped with a multitude of healing tools to nurture your body, mind and spirit. She completed her first yoga teacher training in Costa Rica in 2016 and her advanced yoga teacher training in New York in 2022.

bringing you 100+ years of combined experience


- Addie F.  (13 years old)
"This training was outstanding! It helped me to start transforming my life in a manageable way. Most people today often think that you can’t really start changing your life and growing your spirituality until you reach a certain age. But this training proved just the opposite. The things I have learned in this training are things that I will be implementing into my life, both inside and outside of the studio. I have noticed that after doing this training my heart has grown in compassion for others and for myself, which to me is one of the most powerful things I have taken away from this yoga teacher training."
- Jaime F.
"At one point in my training, I looked at Ally and asked, 'Is this really the same training that all 200-hour teachers receive? Because this training is so rooted in ancient yoga wisdoms and philosophy... It just seems so clear to me that this training stands apart from the trainings that other local teachers have received. Exercise is just the smallest portion of the Yoga picture!' This training has changed my entire perception of Yoga."


  • The ancient science and wisdom of Yoga and Vedantic Philosophy, a non-dual spiritual science
  • The 3 Gunas, 3 Bodies, 5 Koshas
  • Dharma, nature & humans' role on Earth today
  • The Four Paths of Yoga: Karma, Jnana, Bhakti & Raja
  • Classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practical human anatomy to help you understand your own body and the bodies of your many unique students
  • Subtle body anatomy including chakras, nadis and Kundalini
  • Chanting & Mantras
  • Teaching methodology including language skills, hands-on assists, understanding trauma, and working with all levels and stages of life
  • Intro to a variety of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, Prenatal, and Kids Yoga
  • The business of Yoga including ethics, leadership and marketing
  • Intro to Sanskrit and Ayurveda


  • The unveiling of your True Self, behind all the layers of memories, traumas, experiences, highs and lows that have shaped your personality
  • The realization that Yoga is so much more than exercise
  • A complete transformation of your body, mind and spirit from the inside out through easy, consistent, daily routines and rituals
  • An increase in frequency and in consciousness that makes peace inevitable
  • What it feels like to lean on and learn from a diverse community of people who will become a second family for you
  • Confidence and ease teaching yoga classes to individuals and groups through regular practice and supportive feedback
  • The nudge to step into your power as a leader and make positive change in our world


  • A consistent, daily sadhana (spiritual practice)
  • Radical presence that naturally lends itself to reverence and gratitude for the little things in life, every single day
  • Inner and outer peace through living in harmony with Dharma (the laws of nature)
  • Big-picture awareness of emotions, thoughts and energetic frequencies that makes the highs and lows of life less overwhelming
  • Deeper relationships with all of the people in your life through compassion and an understanding of what it means to be human, through the lens of Yoga
  • Innate, ever-present health and wellbeing
  • Unconditional love (for yourself and others!), unbounded joy and eternal bliss


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@ 815Yoga at Edgebrook (Rockford, Illinois)
1-2 Weeknights per Week + 1 Immersion Weekend + 1 Graduation Weekend

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Thursday, June 29 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, July 5 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, July 12 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 9 @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 12 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 @ 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday, August 25 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM + 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

15-25 hours -- homework and reading
10-20 hours -- class attendance at 815Yoga
(A FREE 3-Month Unlimited Yoga Pass is included in your tuition)
30+ hours -- daily sadhana at home
10 hours -- teaching practicum
Final Exam
* Mexico Retreat is open to anyone completing the TTC or not! For those completing TTC, all classes and workshops on the Mexico Retreat Schedule are required for final certification. For non-TTC students, all classes and workshops are 100% optional, and we recommend lots of beach time, pool time, smoothies and hammock naps. If you're participating in TTC but have a friend interested in joining for the retreat, encourage them to come and treat it like a "Yoga Vacation!" No experience required in order to enjoy all the benefits that Yoga has to offer.
MODULE 1  (110 HOURS)  = The Seeker's Training
Mindset Reset Retreat
Baja, Mexico
June 10-17, 2023
$2300-3600 all inclusive (depending on accommodation selection)

Topics Covered:
  • Advaita Vedanta & Yoga Philosophy
  • Gross & Subtle Body Anatomy
  • 50+ Hours of Guided Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

MODULE 2  (120 HOURS)  =  The Teacher's Training
Teacher Training Course
815Yoga at Edgebrook (Rockford, Illinois)
June 21 - August 27, 2023

Topics Covered:
  • Teaching Methodology, Tools & Techniques
  • Teaching Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
  • Hatha, Vinyasa, Power Yoga & Hot Yoga Classes
  • Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga & Yin Yoga
  • Prenatal, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Business of Yoga & Ethics
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Intro to Sanskrit
  • 50+ Hours of Guided Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
  • 10 Hours of Paid Practice Teaching Hours + Final Certification


STEP 2:  REGISTER for module 2

STep 1:  register for module 1

  • MODULE 1 (Mexico Retreat) = $2300 - 3600
                 +  Price depends on accommodation selection
                 +  Includes 7 nights' accommodation, all meals, all programming
                 +  Pay in full by April 1st to SAVE $500
  • MODULE 2 (TTC in Rockford) = $2000
                 +  Includes advanced training with five master teachers, high-level                       experts, classically educated scholars and monks
                  Includes a 3-Month Unlimited Yoga Pass to 815Yoga during the                       training
                  Pay in full, or payment plan of four $500 installments due (1) 
                     upon registration, (2) June 1st, (3) July 1st, and (4) August 1st.

                +  Other local trainings run for $3600 on average
                  For $900 more, you'll receive an all-inclusive yoga retreat in 
                     Mexico and access to a team of world renowned teachers

MODULE 1 (Mexico Retreat) = $2300-3600
     +  Price depends on accommodation selection
     +  Includes 7 nights' accommodation, all
         meals, all programming
     +  Pay in full by April 1st to SAVE $500

MODULE 2 (TTC in Rockford) = $2000
      Includes advanced training with five
         master teachers, high-level experts,
         classically educated scholars and monks
      Includes a 3-Month Unlimited Yoga Pass
         to 815Yoga during the training
      Pay in full, or payment plan of four $500
         installments due (1) upon registration, (2)
         June 1st, (3) July 1st, and (4) August 1st.

      + Other local trainings run for $3600 on
      + For $900 more, you'll receive an all-
         inclusive yoga retreat in Mexico and
         access to a team of world renowned


  1. Check your calendar and be sure you're available for all training dates.
  2. Attend a FREE online information session (dates below) if you're on the fence or have any questions.
  3. Pay your deposit for the Mexico Retreat now to save your spot -- they're filling up quickly! (OR SAVE $500 by paying in full before April 1st)
  4. Pay for Module 2 (TTC) in full or select a payment plan. Total balance must be received by August 1st.
  5. If you're not already, start attending classes and practicing at home at least 4-5 times per week to prepare your mind and body.
  6. Get excited for what's ahead! Congratulations on taking the first step! We cannot wait to spend the summer with you.


sign up for a free info session

Join an information session with lead instructor, Ally, to chat about the training, its team of instructors, the schedule, and ask all your burning questions. We're ready to support you in taking this next step on your spiritual journey!

Wednesday, March 29th   @  6:00 - 6:45 PM
Friday, April 7th  @  5:15 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 15th  @  12:00 - 12:45 PM


“ To transform the world, you must transform yourself first. ”

– Swami Sivananda