Yoga is the journey of the self,
through the self, to the self.
— The Bhagavad Gita

About Our School

Bloom Yoga Center in Bartlett is a Yoga Alliance accredited YTT school. Lead instructor, Lisa Marie Trunkenbolz is a certified Experienced 500 hour Teacher Trainer (E-RYT 500). She brings her passion for the science and philosophy of Yoga as a way of living to the classroom with an in depth practical intensive that encompasses all facets of the practice. This program is designed to be completed in 6 to 9 very transforming months, where you can expect to receive the thorough education necessary to develop both in personal practice and in your career, should you choose to go that direction.

At Bloom, we feel that it is important for the students to choose our program because it fits their goals. Our program was carefully designed to be a thorough and complete training program that helps guide all aspirants of the Yogic path down their personal and authentic path. We do not teach you a prescribed sequence script. Instead, you will receive the best in education about the traditional practice of the 8 fold path of Hatha Yoga. You will learn various styles and how to safely teach and practice in the depths of this healing art, but most of all you will discover your truest offering based on your goals, your natural inner teacher. Whether your goal is to become a teacher or to delve deep into your own personal practice, you will have the opportunity to do both through this program.

Our head trainer, Lisa Trunkenbolz, has been practicing from the early age of 10 and has been teaching since 2008. She was trained under Ganga White, a student of K Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar, and credits her keen teaching skills and knowledge to her teacher, for his emphasis on diversity and the joy of Yoga. 

During this course, we will learn in both structured and creative ways. Meditation, Philosophy, Yogic eating and cooking, Asana, and the subtle layers of Yoga will be explored deeply. You will have a chance to study under other experienced teachers of Yoga and meditation as well. Expect to grow and expand on all levels of your life.

Types of Certification Programs

We have both apprenticeship programs and structured classroom programs that are designed to fit your budget, schedule and personal needs.

Classroom Courses For 100, 200 and 300 hour programs

Our classroom program for YTT-200 runs from March to October annually. The cost for our classroom course is $2850. Payment plans are available.

Classroom programs for the 100 hour program runs October to February. The cost for our classroom course is $1550.

The 300 hour course is completed by combining these 2 programs, or combining one with another approved program.

Deposits are required to hold space. All payments are non-refundable for YTT courses.

It is important that all who are interested in taking this step in their Yoga journey thoroughly investigate their teacher and the studio they will learn in. Please call to schedule an interview with Lisa and a tour of the studio. 630-412-0220.

Click here to view our 2019/2020 YTT and AYTT schedules


You can begin your apprenticeship at anytime, following a student interview. Apprenticeships are completed with mostly one on one time with the lead trainer and self study, with some group classroom time and events outside of the studio as well. The program length depends on the student growth and time availability, but it is encouraged that you plan on completing your program within one year, though special considerations will be made.

The cost for our apprenticeship program is $4,250.  Payment plans are available. Individual apprenticeships can begin today!

RYT Continuing Education

If you are a registered Yoga teacher, you can accomplish continuing education hours at Bloom. See our workshop schedule to find a course that fits your needs and interest.