Welcome to Lotus Grad School!


Jasmine Tarkeshi, Brima Jah
Astrud Castillo, Senior Lotus Teachers and visiting master guest teachers

Continue Your Studies. Get Your 300 Hour Advanced Certification

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Spark your interests, boost your confidence and step more fully into your path as a teacher.

Here you will be able to enrich your teaching with areas that you are the most passionate about. Lotus senior teachers will lead these popular offerings.

Open to all teachers from all yogic backgrounds with a 200 hour teacher training certificate.

August 1-16, 2020 (Orientation July 31st 6-8pm)

40 Hour Advanced Teacher Training - Adapting our Teaching & Practice in 2020 with Brima Jah, Astrud Castillo, Jacq St. Pierre, & Senior Lotus Teachers

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Sat&Sun 10am-12:30pm and 3-5:30pm // Wed&Fri 5:30-7pm

Adapting and Adjusting Teaching and Practicing in 2020 and Beyond

Our 40 Hour Online Advanced Teacher Training will focus on adapting your practice and teaching to issues we are facing globally and personally through the novel coronavirus pandemic and anti-racism movement.

Cultivate trust in your voice as a teacher, step out of your comfort zone and explore practicing and teaching in a new way through an exploration of language, sequencing integrated with yoga philosophy.

Brima will be joined by senior Lotus teachers tuning in from across the country: Astrud Castillo, Jacq St. Pierre, Keith Borden, Ali Cramer, & Kate Duyn

These incredible teachers will bring their skills set, impart wisdom from their years of personal practice, study and teaching, in addition to their life experience, to facilitate a safe space for inquiry, inspiration and initiation into supporting you to become a more confident, compassionate and socially aware teacher as you deepen your commitment to becoming a teacher.

Join us to learn through bold, skillful and seasoned instruction as we create an environment that nurtures your curiosity, self-discovery and self-empowerment in order to connect more purposefully with your students—both in person and via online platforms.

Reignite and sustain your passion for practicing, teaching authentically from your practice and in service to your students who await your transmission of yoga practices that are available to and inclusive of members of all communities navigating the current pandemic and social inequities.

This training is open to teachers with a 200 hour teaching certificates from ANY teacher training program and serves as a path to teaching Lotus Flow® Vinyasa Yoga.

Curriculum will include:
-The art and architecture of Lotus Flow® sequencing
-Navigating social equity through the chakra system
-Teaching for livestream or recorded classes
-Energetic and verbal assists and alignment through dual/balanced action
-Cultivating creativity while preventing injury
-Sharing authentic, heartfelt themes
-Trusting your voice through mantra chanting, kirtan and basic harmonium accompaniment

This program will be in 2 or 3-hour modules at 10AM and 3PM on weekends, and two Wednesday & Friday evenings 5:30-8pm.
Orientation Friday 7/31 6-8pm PST.

cost: $1,200

Lotus Grads: email zoe@laughinglotus.com for your 20% off discount code
Lotus Premium Members receive automatic 10% discount

*scholarships & work-trade available

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Step Into Your Strength as a Teacher

Create your own 300 hour program with our 50 hour and 150 modules that most align with your personal interests and schedule.

Open to all teachers from all yogic backgrounds with a 200 hour teacher training certificate. We also offer a unique Apprenticeship program with Lotus Senior Teachers to help you continue to hone your craft and progress on your path as a teacher. Learn More

  • Advanced Sequencing & Alignment
  • Hands-On Assists
  • Yoga & Social Justice
  • Prenatal & Yoga for Kids
  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative & Reiki
  • Meditation
  • Bhakti Practice: Chanting & Mantra
  • Yoga + Injury Prevention
  • Yoga Philosophy & Sanskrit

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