February 9 – May 20, 2018
(off March 31- April 1 for Easter/Spring Break)
Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm-6pm
October 28th at 12 RSVP
Welcome to our internationally renowned 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training!
Celebrated worldwide, our beloved Yoga School has trained over 5,000 yogis in the past eighteen years to teach, practice and live their Yoga from coast to coast!
Join Jasmine Tarkeshi, Co-Founder and Director of Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, along with some of Lotus’s Senior Teachers in NYC and SF and expert teachers in Anatomy, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and Meditation as your guides for the transformative journey that is Laughing Lotus Yoga School. Asana, philosophy and teaching skills are taught by our Senior Teachers, infused with creativity and the unique approach to sharing the yoga practice that is the Center’s signature Lotus Flow teaching style. Our philosophy focuses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the “road map” to liberation and the Bhagavad Gita, the Path of self transcendant action and Devotion. Through self-inquiry, group discussion and chanting of the texts, we uncover and experience the meaning of yoga and how this rich philosophy relates to our daily lives.
Jasmine and Dana bring their passionate wisdom to every teacher training, sharing the principles of our signature style of yoga and how to incorporate them into your unique expression as a teacher.
Yoga School is a weekend program, but you will also be assigned a mentor and partnered up with another soul seeker whom you will meet with on a weekly basis. Along with weekly hOMework and other assignments, like karma yoga, your full focus is required while leaving enough space for your daily lives. In this way, you will learn to balance and ingrate your spiritual practice with life responsibilities.
Art of Lotus Flow Sequencing
Intro to Sanskrit
Hands On Assists
Yoga for Kids
“Yoga meets You in the present place, time and state of mind. Laughing Lotus is a sacred space exemplifying this yogic quality by beautifully connecting the ancient Raja Yoga practice to the here and now. After Yoga School at LL, I found enrichment in my personal asana practice, spiritual navigation, and creative expression. This immersion is an invaluable opportunity to find intimacy with the present moment and foster citta vrtti nirodah in the midst of the 21st century city hustle and bustle. “ ~ Steven Shepard
Jasmine and the other teachers do an excellent job distilling the great Yogic practices into the 200-hour training, which comes and goes seemingly as quickly as the breath. On top of learning a brilliant way to teach Yoga through Lotus Flow, the YTT helped me find and add fuel to my divine spark. That spark has grown into a radiant and powerful sun, waiting to shine light on truth for others to grow and developed based on the knowledge accrued and introduced in this training. I have learned and will continue to develop a lifelong practice, skills, and knowledge and for that, I am forever grateful.” ~ Kris Evans
Yoga School gave me so much more than I ever thought possible. I was introduced to teachers who became my friends, and friends who became my teachers. Everyone became family. A circle of support who help you understand YOU better. Yoga itself is so much more than the physical and now I have so much more direction in how to channel the teachings of Yoga into all aspects of life. Now I understand what it means when people say to continue practicing yoga off the mat! ~ Yurina Stinner
“For five years, I was searching for the right yoga studio to do my teacher training program, and when I found the lotus in 2014 I knew I had finally found it. Walking into the inviting colorful doors, I knew I was home. Jasmine and her team of inspiring, talented, and heart centered teachers have created a teacher training program that is nothing short of transformational. While diving deeply into the ancient texts of yoga and deconstructing each chakra and posture, we were also encouraged to search inside of ourselves and our own truth- and with this I found myself diving even deeper into my connection to spirit. ~ Liz Gilbert