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Since 2000, The Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies (IIYS) has offered a liberal arts education program that includes the study of many yogic traditions, not holding one style over another. Our purpose is to empower those who want to learn, study and maybe even teach yoga at many levels. We support education learning opportunities at local studios who desire our support. We believe the more opportunities that a community creates to learn, the more we raise the awareness of everyone.

So choose, make your learning path yours...learn from them all.

The 200 Hour program is offered in weekend modules in the Kansas City area and the immersion is offered periodically outside the US. 

To apply for our 200-hour Program, please click here for the application. This training is offered through Dharma House School of Yoga, with Heather Rama, RYT500, being the lead trainer. She offers classes throughout the Kansas City Area and the modules are offered monthly at the Muchnic Art Gallery, 704 North 4th Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002. 

To apply for our traditional Ashtanga 200-hour Program,  please click here for more information. All Ashtanga programs are offered at Maya Yoga, 215 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108 in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, or through the adjunct faculty. 

To apply for the Advanced Programs, our 300 or the complete 500-hour certificate, please complete the form on the left and email a copy of your 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate to Renée DeTar at after you have read our requirements below. Once received, you will be directed to pay your non-refundable application fee of $250.00.

In the advanced programs you must be willing to complete 135 teacher contact hours by attending the  following weekend modules held in Kansas City, Missouri:

1) All of the Insights Modules 1-5 offered at various locations throughout the Kansas City metro area. 

2) The Essence of the Yoga Sutra Weekend Module - location TBA in Kansas City.

3) Attend two (recommended) BandhaYoga Anatomic Yoga Workshops with Ray Long, MD.

 4) And finally, the 4 day Retreat for Serious Students & Teachers at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA that is held annually. 

5) Enroll and complete our Ayurveda Yoga Specialist program in conjunction with Yoga International for an additional fee. 

Once your materials are received and your application fee has been paid, a plan of study will be designed and sent to you. As of March 2018, 165 hours of elective study, known as the bridge program, is a part of the 1000 hour KC Yoga Therapy IAYT school and is mandatory (you may not workshop your way through the remaining 165 hours). The remaining 165 hours must be completed with ReneeYoga teachers that includes mentoring, practicum and restorative teacher training. 

After the successful completion of the program, you are certified at the 500 Level and can register with Yoga Alliance. 

  We are a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider


We are a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider