Yoga Sculpt Training


We are so very lucky to have this guy as part of our YBD family. You may have seen him welcoming you with a warm smile while studio attending at any one of our 6 studios or maybe have taken one of his kick butt sculpt classes! George goes above and beyond – always. He’s completing his 200 hour teacher training here at Yoga By Degrees so you’ll soon be able to take a Vinyasa class with him! He is a true rockstar! Here’s where you can find him:


MONDAY          8:30am Sculpt ELMHURST

TUESDAY         4:30pm Sculpt WESTERN SPRINGS


THURSDAY      4:30pm Sculpt Fusion DOWNERS GROVE

                            7:15pm Sculpt ELMHURST

FRIDAY              6:00am Sculpt Fusion ELMHURST

SATURDAY       2:00pm Sculpt ELMHURST

When and how did you come to yoga?

After over 25 years of full contact martial arts, my battered body required back surgery. In my recovery state, my wife Linda suggested I try yoga. It didn’t really spark me until after my first class with Meghan that I was hooked. I immediately went to the front desk asking how can I work at Yoga By Degrees.

Why did you start teaching yoga?

I found that being a part of a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit atmosphere is a blessing in and of itself. So being able to teach and inspire others to reach for those things that make us better human beings is inescapable. I love it!

What is your favorite pose?

Crow…I find it challenging and I have slowly learned how to stop trying to muscle myself up and instead focus, breath and balance. Long way to go to perfection though. 

Who inspires your teaching?

In actuality all of the teachers at Yoga By Degrees inspire me. Each one has something that they bring to the table to share with all of the students and teachers alike. I am impressed by them in every class I am lucky enough to take.

Tips for beginners…

Don’t worry about how you think you appear to others in the classroom. Just focus on what you can do. Everything takes time and the only competition in the room is with ourselves. Nobody is paying attention to you anyway, everyone is focused on what they themselves are doing.

What is your favorite quote?

There are so many quotes I can be inspired by…I can’t really pick one. But to share something I will go with:

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

– Bruce Lee

Winter 2017 YBD Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training

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Discover what Sculpt Training is all about, meet the facilitators and get all of your questions answered.  No pre-registration required.

Yoga By Degrees Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training

Winter 2017

Sculpt Teacher Training Sessions

Saturday, January 7th -9:00am-4:00pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Sunday, January 8th -10:00am-6pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Tuesday, January 10th -6pm-9pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Tuesday, January 17th -6pm-9pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Saturday, January 21st  -9:00am-4:00pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Sunday, January 22nd  -10:00am-6pm at the Elmhurst Studio

Tuesday, January 24th – 6pm-9pm at the Elmhurst Studio


Certificate Requirements

Attend all 7 Class Lectures (successfully makeup any missed sessions)

Attend 6 YBD Sculpt Classes

Attend 4 YBD Sculpt Fusion Classes

Attend 2 YBD1 Classes

Attend 2 YBD2 Classes

Observe 3 YBD Sculpt Classes

Observe 2 Sculpt Fusion Classes

Complete 4 Homework Assignments

Successfully complete Practicum (Final) Exam

Teach 1 Group Community Class (scheduled by Sculpt TT Leads)


Karma Yoga

Group Fitness Class with weights and music


Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training Leads

Carole Gatsch 200 Hour RYT and Yoga Sculpt Certified

Meghan Saada 200 Hour RYT and Yoga Sculpt Certified

Nadja Lalvani Yoga 200 Hour RYT and Yoga Sculpt Certified

Teresa Larem 200 Hour RYT and Yoga Sculpt Certified

Jacqueline McBride 200 Hour RYT and Yoga Sculpt Certified


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$1199 (includes 1 month of free yoga)

$1100 early bird and YBD Teacher Training Alumni (includes 1 month of free yoga)

$999 for Members (auto pay, annual and annual plus)

$840 for current YBD Teachers

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*Yoga by Degrees wants to offer you any help we can in being a part of our teacher training programs. We will work with your individual financial situation to help give you the opportunity to be a part of the program.