Trainings + Events

We’re always working to bring intrepid teachers, awesome workshops and inspiring thought leaders to our studio. Here’s who and what is on the docket.


with Darren Rhodes + ELLEN NIEDRIGNHAUS

February 15th - 17th

a: consisting of or abounding in the essential part, substantial quality
b: having substance and point
Synonyms: concise, succinct 

This efficient and effective 9 hour teacher training immersion is designed to provide continuing education, tools and technologies for current yoga teachers. 

This is a weekend long yoga teacher training and attendance is expected all 3 days.

Friday, 2/15, : 6-9pm
Saturday, 2/16: 2-5pm
Sunday, 2/17: 2-5pm

Sign up here!


WITH Darren Rhodes

February 16th - 17th

Barefoot BootCamp (BBC) aims to educe the more badass than bendy BEST in you! Dharma do approximately 200 poses in a mere 3.5 hours of play and powers. Geared toward students with a regular practice for 6 months or more.

Saturday, 2/16 + Sunday, 2/17: 9am - 12:30pm

Saturday will have an arm balance emphasis and Sunday will have a backbend emphasis.

Sign up here!


200-Hour teacher training
with ellen Niedringhaus, Bluebird Yoga + candace glass, southtown yoga

May - December 2019

Immersion encourages personal development and modalities are used to create an immersion experience. Our 200-hour Teacher Training has a strong focus on alignment-based sequencing using mindfulness as a guiding principle as an approach to teaching and self-growth. During training, students will experience asana practice, mindfulness and meditation, mantra, pranayama, and self-reflection as ways to delve deeper into the practice of yoga. This training is designed to encourage personal growth through study and connection of physical practice, philosophy of yoga, and spiritual practice. Our aim is to provide a strong foundation, steeped in tradition with an awareness of the present, that will support, sustain, and uphold the integrity of the yoga practice while allowing space for each student to experience personal growth that will aid in their teaching and their life. 

Fridays : 5:30-8:30
Saturdays : 8:30- 4:30 
Sundays : 8:30- 4:30 

1 hour lunch on Saturday and Sunday

*Training weekends will alternate between BlueBird Yoga + Southtown Yoga

May 3-5
May 17-19
June 7-9
July 19-21
Aug 9-11
Sept 6-8
Sept 27-29
Oct 18-20
Nov 15-17
Dec 6-8


Ellen and her dear friend, Sarah, opened BlueBird Yoga in 2011.  Since then, she's trained more than 100 people to teach yoga.  She is passionate about fostering inspirational, knowledgeable, and confident teachers who are able to share their unique voices with the world.  Ellen is a devoted student and practitioner of asana, meditation, and wellness.  Her personal mission is to share light, hope, and humor with those around her. 


Candace is a 500hr RYT with certifications in hatha yoga, children’s yoga, yogahour, prenatal yoga, and mindfulness. Candace’s teaching is informed by the knowledge, experience, and wisdom that over 20 years of teacher experience provides. She continues to teach children, educators, and yoga practitioners and those who want to teach yoga. As a student, on her mat and off, Candace delves deeper into self-growth, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation as a practice. Candace remains a student first, which she believes is vitally important to being a strong teacher.

Tuition: $2700

Register online with a full payment of $2700 ($500 deposit included), OR with a $500 deposit with 2 payment plan options:
- 1 time payment of $2200 due by May 3rd
- 4 payment plans of $550 on Jan 2nd, Feb. 2nd, March 2nd, and April 2nd

Refund policy:
- Full tuition minus your $500 deposit is refundable up until 4 weeks prior to the start of the training. 
- 75% of tuition minus your deposit is refundable in the final 4 weeks prior to the start of the training.
- Once training starts, tuition is non-refundable.

Register Here!


sacred vibrations sacred music : gong wash & sound healing
with Shaman Jay

Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Join us for this special magical evening of sacred music and vibration healing. The evening will begin with devotional Kirtan music as we set the tone and intention for our deep immersive trance journey through textural sounds and healing tones.

This journey through the Vibrations and the senses combines: Sound Healing Therapy, Brain Entrainment, ASMR, and a variety of instruments to create a safe and intention based environment for mind space exploration, energy release, and channeling of inspiration. 

About Shaman Jay: 
Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay”was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience. He is a student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple and leads qi gong/tai chi classes.


sunday wine + Unwind
with Erin Cavedine + cottelville wine sellers

Sunday, October 14th at 10am



Saturday, September 22nd


Workshops with Darren Rhodes + Ellen Niedringhaus

Saturday, June 15th – 17th



Yogahour 200-hour Teacher Training 2018

Yogahour is a flow style of yoga that emphasizes form via shape, safety, and refinement instructions. It is an affordable, expertly taught class that offers clear and specific instructions without inhibiting the flow. Yogahour aims to be the most doable yet difficult one-hour flow class offered.

The Yogahour Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance®  approved program at the 200-hour level.  Graduates of the training get two things: the ability to register as a 200-level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance  AND Yogahour certification (to achieve Yogahour® certification, the YogaHour test at the end of the program must be passed). This registry makes you a good candidate for getting hired to teach many expressions of yoga. So you can take the training to become a Yogahour teacher. You can also take the training and not teach Yogahour but instead use the teaching technology to empower your teaching.