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Online Classes

All classes are conducted via GoToMeeting or Zoom. Faculty share their screen for many classes, so we recommend that you download the free application on your PC or phone to get the full classroom experience. Recordings, handouts, and other information for each class will be posted to  You will receive the access code for both GoToMeeting/Zoom and Schoology prior to the start date of the class. Email JJ if you have registered for class but have not received these access codes. All classes are recorded and made available to registrants on Schoology in case you can't make it to the live class.   

We require at least 6 participants to run a class - class will only be recorded if at least one person calls in.


If a class is cancelled for any reason (other than no one calling in), we will announce it on Schoology. The time will be made up, a class added, or we will issue a refund/credit.


  • 8-week session $120 ($108 for early registration)

  • 10-week session $130 ($117 for early bird registration)

DISCOUNTS: To receive the early registration discount (10%), please register at least 2-weeks prior to the start of the class, or be a senior. Class sessions are advertised via our email newsletter, please sign up to stay abreast of our upcoming course offerings!

USE CODE: EBONLINE by June 11th, 2019 to receive Early Bird Pricing for the summer session. Early bird registration applies when you register two-weeks or more before the start date of the session.


Taking two classes? Enjoy 10% off by using CODE: MULTI-TWO at checkout.

Taking three or more classes? Enjoy 20% off by using CODE: MUTLI-THREE at checkout.

2019 Sessions

  • WINTER SESSION: January 8 - March 14 (no classes January 22-31) - 8 weeks $120

  • SPRING SESSION: March 25 - May 16 - 8 weeks $120

  • SUMMER SESSION: June 25 - August 15 - 8 weeks $120

  • FALL SESSION: TBD (tentatively scheduled for September 17 - November 28) - 10 weeks $130

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Course Planning 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
from 100.00

Pre-Requisite: Courses need to be taken in order: CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, then CP5

In this class, JJ will lead students in sequencing class plans that include appropriate preparatory poses, counter poses, rests, transitions, etc. We will use the Asana Reference Manual (available for purchase).

In CP5-spring 2019 session, we will finish up pranayama and then we head back to asana—this time we focus on asana-s in a chair and modifications in general for various asana-s.

Tuesdays, 11:15a-12:15p ET

  • Spring Session 2019 - CP5

  • CP1, CP2, CP3, and CP4 available via recording

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Yoga Sutra Study
from 100.00

Join us as we read a seminal work of yoga - Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra-s. In this class we will compare and contrast translations and author commentary of each of the 196 sutra-s. You are welcome to join, even if you have not participated in previous sessions! It is recommended, but not necessary, that you have at least one translation of the Sutra-s on hand during the call. Prior Sessions are available as a pre-recorded set for $100 per session).

Tuesdays, 1:00p-2:00p ET

  • Fall 2018 (YS I.1 - I.40)

  • Winter 2019 (YS I.41 - )

  • Spring 2019 (YS -we pick up where Winter 2019 leaves off)

  • Summer 2019 (we pick up where Spring 2019 leaves off)

  • Fall 2019 (we pick up where Summer 2019 leaves off)

Students in Year 2 of the current Illinois Yoga Therapy Program are required to take this class - it is included in your tuition—you will be automatically enrolled—do not register here.

Contact for purchasing prior sessions.

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yoga sutra study


Join Cynthia on a journey through the worlds of India (pre-Hinduism and Hinduism). Explore ancient Vedic ceremony, dabble in the philosophy of the Upanishads, consider a few gods and goddesses, identify traditional stories found in the Epics and Classics of Sanskrit literature, and explore the concepts and practices of yantra, mantra, and tantra -- all of which enhance our understanding of yoga, its history, and all that it entails.

Tuesdays, 2:15p-3:15p ET

  • Winter Session: focus on Vedic Period

  • Spring Session: focus on early Epic Period

  • Summer Session: focus on later Epic Period

  • Fall Session: focus on Yantra, Mantra, and Tantra (Vedic & Epic)

There are no pre-requisites for any session. Prior sessions will be available via pre-recorded set.

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Enhancing & elevating your philosophy experience with Cynthia snodgrass



This is an online class series of three where students will enjoy an introduction to prenatal yoga, infertility issues, and discuss yoga in the first trimester in Prenatal 1. The second session, Prenatal 2 in this series focuses on yoga in the second trimester, and the third in this series, Prenatal 3, will focus on yoga in the third trimester and post-natal yoga.

Students may be interested in obtaining their Prenatal Yoga Certificate (PYC) through SCHYS and all three of these Prenatal Online Courses are required. Students who wish to obtain their PYT and have registered and paid for that Certificate Program will be automatically enrolled in these courses, please do not register/pay here.

Wednesdays, 11:15 a-12:15p ET

  • Spring 2019 - Prenatal 1 (PG1)

  • Summer 2019 - Prenatal 2 (PG2)

  • Fall Session 2019 - Prenatal 3 (PG3)

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Prenatal yoga


This is an online class series of two where students will learn to use yoga’s tools to help those who have experienced trauma in their life. In Trauma Healing 1, students will enjoy an introduction to language and specific ideas for teaching yoga to this population in general and veterans specifically. During Trauma Healing 2, we will focus on women and children recovering from trauma, as well as families of those who have trauma.

Students who wish to join SCHYS’s Trauma Healing Yoga Certificate Program, where these two online classes are required, may register and pay for that certificate program and then will be automatically enrolled in these online classes—please do not register here in addition to the Trauma Healing Certificate Program.

Wednesdays, 1:00p - 2:00p ET

  • Spring 2019 - Trauma Healing 1 (THY1)

  • Summer 2019 - Trauma Healing 2 (THY2)

If you have applied for the Trauma Healing Specialty Certificate do not register for this online class. As part of the certificate program you are automatically enrolled.

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Trauma healing

bhagavad gita

Bhagavad Gita
from 100.00

Join us for enlightening discussion on the relevance of the Gita in today’s world. In this class we compare and contrast translations and author commentary of the Gita. You are welcome to join, even if you have not participated in previous sessions! It is recommended that you have at least one translation of the Gita on hand during the call.

Wednesdays, 2:15p-3:15p ET

  • Spring 2019 - Continuing from Winter 2019 session

  • Summer 2019 - Continuing from Spring 2019 session

  • Fall 2019 - Continuing from Summer 2019 session

Prior sessions are available as a pre-corded set for $100 per session, please contact to purchase.

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vedic chanting for yoga therapy

STARTS 4/18 and ENDS 6/2

Pre-requisite: Vedic Chant 1, Introduction to the Power of Sound, or by permission


Building on the basics from Vedic Chant 1 and/or Vedic Chant 2, this course will delve into chants that may be used for therapeutic purposes in the Yoga Therapy setting. Students will learn the meaning and suggested usage of chants in their therapeutic context. This course is for those who have completed Vedic Chant 1, or by permission of the instructor.

Thursdays, 11:00a-12:00p ET - Spring 2019 Session

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Sound vibrations are a powerful way to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This course introduces the basics of the power of sound and healing through chant. Cline will teach students about the principles of pronunciation, notation, breath, continuity, and the somatic experience of chanting. Students will also learn the meaning and history of chants in their cultural context. This course is for beginners interested in sound and vibrations.

Thursdays, 1:00p-2:00p ET - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions 2019

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introduction to the power of sound

STARTS 4/18 and ENDS 6/2