choosing your yoga education


Welcome to The Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies, a Yoga Alliance registered school (RYS) at all three levels (200, 300 and 500) offering a liberal arts curriculum since 2000. We believe that the process of becoming a teacher in the yogic sciences begins with a commitment to personal growth. Our objective in your life, if you choose to study with us, is to expand your capacity to be open, to reveal yourself to yourself. This means being totally committed to the truth, in speech and action, supporting a life of integrity. Our goal within all of our programs is to get to the truth with ourselves, and then, help our students get to their truth. In doing this, we can begin to create change and help our students create a balanced life. 

Our programs include a traditional Ashtanga Yoga teacher training that brings some of the most revered Ashtanga teachers in the world to Kansas City for weekend modules, as well as study with long-time teachers at Maya Yoga, the premier Ashtanga studio in the Kansas City Metro Area.

Our advanced traditional yoga studies (our bridge program & 300 hour program) are steeped in the Iyengar tradition, the work of Mukunda Stiles, creator of Structural Yoga Therapy and the teachings from Swami Rama, founder of the Himalayan Institute. These programs are offered in a residential module format so that teachers can take a pause from their everyday lives and immerse themselves in the teachings and include mentorship, so you have a guide along the way. 


Some of the greatest yoga teachers in the world have been on our faculty to inspire you. We also bring in guest teachers to educate you about the most current innovations in traditional and alternative medicine that can support your teaching style. 

We believe that including the study of Ayurveda is important to all yoga teachers, and include the Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (AYS) program as a part of our 300 hour advanced certificate. This is an open enrollment, meaning that any 200 hour teacher, from any yoga school, is eligible to enroll for the AYS program.  

For advanced teachers, our professional yoga therapy program is offered by KC Yoga Therapy,and is undergoing the accreditation process at this time with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Any teacher completing the bridge program, or our 300 hour advanced program is eligible for admission. 

 For beginning teachers, our 200 hour is offered through Dharma House School of Yoga  and will prepare you to go into the advanced programs.

What makes the IIYS different? You choose your path of study with some of the greatest teachers in the world. Study a variety of yoga traditions or focus on one.  So make your yoga teacher training experience unique for you as you discover the truth about yourself. 

Photos featuring Aro Hā