Registered Yoga Alliance School 200, 300, 500 & RPYT

Yoga Education • Prenatal • Ayurveda Yoga Specialist • Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. - BKS Iyengar


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Upcoming Programs

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Finish your 500 hour Certificate

Learn about finishing up your advanced certificate with us! Modules in April, May and with Ray Long in October near the Kansas City Area.

become an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist

Our Ayurveda Yoga Specialist program begins in November 2019.

KC Yoga Therapy Professional Training Program

Our 800 hour professional yoga therapist program prepares you to be a certified Yoga Therapist.

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Upcoming Workshops

Yoga On The Wall Workshop

Join Renee DeTar at Triple Om Ranch for Level 3 Yoga on the Wall!

BandahYoga Workshop with Ray Long, Oct 5-6, 2019

Join us for our annual workshop with Dr. Ray Long, author of the world famous BandhaYoga Books!

KC Yoga Therapy Professional Training Modules

Join Doug Keller and Renee DeTar for yoga therapy education.

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Great Yoga Wall Intensives

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Renee teaching at Bryan Legere's studio in Oregon.

Renee teaching at Bryan Legere's studio in Oregon.

July 2019

Classes on the Great Yoga Wall

Program Content:

ૐ spine strengthening

ૐ core strengthening

ૐ shoulder balance, strengthening and rehab

ૐ hip strengthening and opening


Triple OM Ranch, Terrebonne, Oregon - home of the Great Yoga Wall.

Kansas City Yoga Wall Intensives with Yoga Therapy Focus

with J. Renée DeTar

IIYS Program director

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Yoga & Meditation Retreat

The Himalayan Institute

November 13 - 16, 2019

Treat yourself to a yoga immersion in the heart of the Poconos. The focus will be on you utilizing mantras and chakras with other tools from the yogic sciences. All participants can choose if they want to receive a mantra, go through mantra initiation and learn how to incorporate the practice of japa into your meditation practice. Time will be allowed to indulge yourself into PureRejuv, the wellness center at the Himalayan Institute. They provide a rich menu of different therapies, traditional and Ayurvedic, that can be found here. Incredible food, practice, fellowship and nature create the perfect environment for you to rejuvenate your system, refine your teaching skills and prepare for the holiday season. This retreat is required for those enrolled in any of our programs. A working knowledge of yoga philosophy and practice is advised. 


Achieve greater self-compassion, joy, and lovingkindness through meditation, yoga and a deep look into yourself. Developing a compassionate relationship to your body and mind enhances emotional resiliency and well-being. Based on Iyengar Yoga, as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar teacher Renée DeTar shares essential tools for learning to treat yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.

Through a combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breath practices), guided meditations, writing exercises, and group discussions, you will:

* Practice targeted asanas that help manage depression and anxiety
* Discover how Iyengar Yoga asana and pranayama work together as “meditation in action”
* Explore how anger, fear, grief, sadness, and shame manifest in the body, mind, and emotions and         identify archetypes at work
* Learn a variety of skills to cultivate lovingkindness, decrease stress, and counteract negative states of     mind
* Have the opportunity to experience mantra initiation and learn the practice of japa You return home       with practices to address specific challenges in your life.


Accommodation & Rates

For Accommodations, please call The Himalayan Institute at 800.822.4547 X 1 and use booking code IIYS1119. 

Visit the site and and look at the available accommodation before you call by clicking here. 

Travel & Prepare for your workshop

Make your flight arrangements to arrive Wednesday, November 13 by 4:00pm if possible.

Getting there! 

Reading recommendations

Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar

Advanced Energy Anatomy by Carolyn Myss

The Power of Mantra and Mystery of Initiation by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait


WHAT'S the schedule?

Download pdf here. 



Refunds are available 30 days prior to event for any reason. 


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Begin Your Exam

Only those enrolled in the Advanced Studies and the professional KC Yoga Therapy program are eligible to access this link after successful completion of each module. This link is available only at certain times. Registered teachers will be emailed access codes for each exam.

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Receive Your Module

Visit Yoga International and click in your code received for the the Module.

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for BandhaYoga Workshop with Ray Long


My X-Rays Stunned My Doctor 8 Weeks After I Broke My Arm

After our Therapeutic Wisdom Training intensive with Doug Keller this past weekend, I was reminded of the work that saved me a year ago, during the recovery process of breaking my upper right arm.

I fell and I am right handed..go figure. Think about all the things you do with your dominant arm, let alone having a regular yoga and intermediate Pilates reformer practice. Brushing hair, teeth, dishes, sweeping, toilet duties, showering, opening doors, sleeping on your right side, picking up your puppy…..I am sure there are more moments I took for granted not listed. Transverse fracture of the upper humerus and vertical lateral fracture that left my rotator cuff insertions hanging in space on the x-ray. Pain, pain and more pain.

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