Become a Yoga Instructor

Certified Yoga Teacher Training CYT

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The cornerstone of our training is to make yoga available to all by offering approachable, inclusive classes. The training is arranged in snippets for ease of learning. Many teachers find that transitioning from one pose to the next is the most challenging component of instruction. By providing training in segments of three (snippets) much of the work is done for the instructor. This approach is the hallmark of our training program. It provides interchangeable snippets so that the instructor is not so dependent on class plans. We believe this makes for a more versatile instructor that can respond to the group class element with ease.

Edge Yoga Teacher Training® is committed to providing you a comprehensive knowledge base of yoga asanas (poses.) These asanas can be taught in an array of formats from the stillness of Hatha Yoga to the seamless flow of Vinyasa Yoga. The poses remain the same, while the pace and order of the snippets are decided by the instructor. We focus on a style of yoga that aims to improve the physical health of the body, while stilling the mind.

So whether you are looking to hone your craft and become a teacher, or enhance your personal practice, we welcome you!

  • Yoga styles will include Gentle Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Salutations;
  • Emphasis will be hands on experience for the students, right from the first day of training and throughout the training;
  • Training will include studies of the 8 limbs of yoga, Ayurveda fundamentals, breathing and meditation techniques, and so much more; and
  • Includes training manual and corresponding video of the program for ease of learning.

We look forward to walking alongside you in your journey. It is said that the best instructors remain students throughout life.

Required Reading:

Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
The Anatomy of Yoga by Leslie Kaminoff (2nd edition, iPhone app available
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswat.

Did you know this is the same course we offer as our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, a Yoga Alliance approved program?

Your Instructor

Michelle Rae Sobi
Michelle Rae Sobi

Michelle Rae Sobi has been involved in fitness since age 14. She has been teaching yoga for almost a decade. She specializes in all levels classes so that anyone who comes to class can enjoy yoga, regardless of experience.

She offers yoga teacher training nationally. Her yoga teacher training program is endorsed by The American Council on Exercise and Yoga Alliance. She is a published author of The Yoga Asana Handbook, Yoga Snippets, and A Glimpse of Yoga. She has presented at the SWC Fitness Mania in Rosemont, where her program coreXyoga® was nominated “Best Program.”

She holds an ACE certification in Group Fitness, a Fitness Instructor degree, Precision Nutrition, and numerous specialty certificates. She holds the RYT-500 distinction and founded Edge Yoga School®, a Registered Yoga Alliance School. Her yoga studio, Power Edge Yoga Fitness, LLC is a member of the Association of Fitness Studios.

Edge Yoga School® offers 200-hour, 500-hour, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as university level prep courses for The American Council on Exercise to include the newly renowned Health Coach Certificate

Her passion is teaching others what she knows, and her specialty is training others to become a Yoga Teacher Trainer. When she’s not teaching, she can be found playing with her puppies or creating a new dish made of whole food.

Michelle Rae Sobi
Owner, Edge Yoga School®

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does CYT stand for?
Certified Yoga Instructor

What are some of the benefits of taking the Online course?
Learn the same information as the In-person 200-hour course but on your schedule. Another benefit of earning the Online certification is that you can learn at your own pace, rather than that of an instructor. We include all kinds of teaching to reach all kind of learners. So whether you learn best audibly, visually or by doing, we've got you covered.

Is the Online course recognized by Yoga Alliance and the American Council on Exercise just like the In person training program?
No. The benefit of taking the Online course is that it offers the same education as the In-person course. Remember, everyone takes this program for different reasons. Some to advance their knowledge of yoga, others to become an instructor. Students find that after taking the Online course, it helps build their knowledge, confidence, and ability to obtain employment. You will have plenty of time to fine-tune your craft in this course.

Once I start the Online course, is there a deadline I have to finish?
Edge Yoga School understands you have a busy schedule. That is why we have developed the On-line course so you can learn at your own pace. Since we are teaching you at up-to-date industry information, meaning your education will be trending and relevant, we request that you finish within 24 months.

Are there any additional costs aside from tuition?
There are five books required for class:
The Anatomy of Yoga by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Light On Yoga by B.K.s. Iyengar
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Is there any open conversation or support if I have questions about the On-line material?
Yes! Weekly email support is provided. If you want further support, we offer fee-based private sessions available via Skype.

May I attend in person?
Join our destination training retreats, as your schedule allows. Trainees enjoy VIP preferred enrollment and reduced tuition for these.

Are refunds available?
Unfortunately not. Once the course is accessed, we have no way to "return" intellectual information. You can, however, transfer it once to another party.

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