Education and Teacher Training Programs

Chaturanga offers ongoing innovative educational programs in Pilates, Yoga, and Functional Anatomy.

600-hour Pilates Teacher Training Program

We are now accepting applicants for the 2016 Pilates Teacher Training Program.  We are offering two tracks for comprehensive training.  A 10-12 month program with monthly weekend intensives, or a slower-track training program in which students progress at their own pace (2 or more year-track).  Completion of Module 1 (28 hour classroom training total) qualifies students to teach Pilates Mat classes, both a more traditional Pilates approach as well as Chaturanga's unique "Pilates' Therapy" mat, which accommodates those with underlying orthopedic conditions.  Module One may be taken as a stand alone, or as part of the comprehensive teacher training program.  For more information, call 773 358 2998, or email

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2016 Chaturanga Pilates Teacher Training Weekend Intensive Dates

July 8-10    Module 1A:  Pilates Mat, History of Pilates

July 15-17    Module 1B: Pilates Therapy, Contraindications and Modifications

August 5-7     Module 2A: Level 1 Pilates Group Equipment, Intro to the Pilates Fundies

September 16-18     Module 2B: Level 1 Pilates Group Equipment, Intro to the Pilates Fundies (continued)

September 23-25     Practice Weekend Available OR Module 1B Repeat

October 14-16     Module 3A: Anatomy and Kinesiology in Clay

October 21-23     Module 3B: Intermediate Pilates Equipment

November 18-20     Practice Weekend Available

December 2-4     Practice Weekend Available

Are you interested in teaching Pilates, or simply deepening your Pilates practice in an intensive learning environment? Email us at to learn more about upcoming training opportunities.

Chaturanga will offer a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in Fall 2016.  

This innovative program will emphasize Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, and Critical Examination of Yoga in Contemporary Society.  Classes will meet on the weekends beginning in September/October, and will be led by Lucia Cordeiro-Dreiver (, along with Carol Horton (author of Yoga PhD) and Chaturanga studio owner, Marylee Bussard (Author of Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core).  For more information about the program, please contact Lucia at

Congratulations to our 2014 YTT Graduates!

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Chaturanga's Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training program is a special opportunity to learn the professional skills required to be an authentic teacher, and leader, in the diverse and evolving field of yoga in America.  We are solidifying dates for the next program, which is slated to begin in the fall of 2016.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can be a part of Chaturanga's unique teacher training experience, please email Lucia at


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