"I couldn't have picked a better program.  Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!"

– Maria Calo,
Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Counselor, Reiki Master,
Consulting Hypnotherapist and Intensati Leader

"You truly changed my views on yoga and becoming a teacher.  You are a fantastic instructor and a great support system."

–Jennifer Lizotte,
Owner, Tula Family Enrichment Center

"I thank you for the wonderful training from you five years ago.  You gave me a strong practice that has stayed with me... I feel like I am teaching and learning every day. " 

–BJ Mocarski,

"This comparative approach makes it very valuable to make the best decision of what path to walk on as a teacher." 

– Cuahtemoc Dominquez,
IT  Consultant

"This program gave me the tools to broaden my own practice and my teaching ability.  My love for yoga blossomed so much more than I thought possible. I feel like the program opened so many doors for me physically, mentally and spiritually."

– Bri Sherer,
High School Teacher

"It was the best experience of my life."

– Tracey O'hara, 
Yoga Teacher

"I don't think you left any stone unturned, you have equipped us with plenty of everything
we'll need."

– Holly Gillotti,

"I feel I am extremely well prepared thanks to the program.  The manual was excellent.  And the content and presentation were great."

– Stephanie Mancini,
Corporate Executive & Yoga Teacher

"Every time I teach a Gentle Yoga Class I remember a coaching word or phrase from one of your Yoga Teacher Training Classes. You inspired me to reach into everything I've ever learned and intuitively teach so that the student has the optimum experience."

– Kathleen Greco,
Retired Executive & Yoga Teacher

"You always pushed us to think and probe deeper into our studies and findings. I feel very grateful to have had you as a teacher!"

– Ela Legasse,
Real Estate Portfolio Manager

"Thank you for such a wonderful training. You are very real and have a gift in your teaching skills – especially for up-and-coming yoginis and yogis. You are firm but understanding and are a real inspiration to me."

– Marianne Adamo

"The curriculum was very complete with clear directions, meaningful handouts, texts, and a sense of continuity throughout."   

– Elaine Andreson
Retired Educator

"I would recommend the Lotus Gardens training to others. It was a wonderful and fulfilling experience."

– Beth Abriles,
Corporate Manager,
Fitness and Yoga Teache


200 Hour Teacher Training

Join Us For A Free Meet & Greet Sat, July 26 * 11-Noon

Yoga Center of Collinsville * 10 Front Street, Canton, CT.

Lotus Gardens Yoga School is one of the first comparative study schools in the U.S. Our curriculum covers the best of the major styles instructed today: Alignment, Ashtanga, Gentle, Hatha, Hot, Kundalini, Restorative, Vinyasa and Yin.  Yoga Therapy has always been a part of our curriculum with additional research and hands on student teaching for medical concerns and special needs such as pre-natal, back & neck problems, arthritis, menopause, seniors, anxiety, depression and more.

Our teacher training is offered in 3 elements; Philosophy & Culture, Anatomy & Asana, and Teach What You Love. Elements 1 & 2 will each require eight dates per module of 8 classroom hours. Element 3 will require six module dates also of 8 class room hours.  In addition, each candidate will be required 4 hours of mentoring and 20 hours of home study.  

In Lotus Gardens Yoga School's 200 hour training you will learn: Yoga Alliance Logo

  • Element 1: Philosophy & Culture
    History, Culture & Development
    Prana & Energy Flow
    Breathing & Meditation Techniques
    Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas…
    Sun Salutations

  • Element 2: Anatomy & Asana
    Alignment Clinics
    Posture Assessment
    Science of Sequence
    Class Design
    Hands-On Assists

  • Element 3: Teach What You Love
    Art of Cuing
    Mai Cobra Special Populations
    Private Clients
    Business of Yoga
    Assistant Teaching

We are confident, upon completion of your training, you will have the ability to guide classes and private clients through various levels of instruction from gentle to power.

Interested in Sharing the Gifts of Yoga & Deepening Your Yoga Practice?

Here are our upcoming programs:


          Currently: 5 mat spaces remain open

Location:  Yoga Center of Collinsville
                   10 Front Street, Canton, CT.

 Times:    Sat & Sun 11:00am-7:30pm

    ELEMENT 1#Root
       August 23 & 24, 2014
       Sept 13 & 14 & 27, 2014
       Oct 11 & 12 & 25, 2014

     ELEMENT 2#Nurture
        Nov 8 & 9 & 15 , 2014
        Dec 13 & 14, 2014
        Jan 10 & 11 & 31, 2015       

    ELEMENT 3 #Bloom
        Feb 1 & 21 & 22, 2015
        March 7 & 21 & 22, 2015  
          + 4 hours mentored teaching 

(inclement weather make up date March 8 & 29 , 2015)


    Currently: 10 mat spaces remain open

Location:  Lotus Gardens Studio
                  26 Spring Lake Road, Sherman, CT

 Times:    Sat & Sun 9:30am-6:00pm

    ELEMENT 1 #Root
        Jan 24 & 25, 2015
        Feb 14 & 15 & 28, 2015
        March 14 & 15 &  28, 2015
     ELEMENT 2 #Nurture
        April 11 + 25 & 26 , 2015    
        May 16 & 17 , 2015
        May  30 &  31 , 2015
        June 13 , 2015

   ELEMENT 3 #Bloom
         June 27 & 28 , 2015   
        July 18 & 19 , 2015   
        August 1 & 2 , 2015
        + 4 hours mentored teaching

(inclement weather make up date August 22 & 23 , 2015)

Teacher Training Application & Fee: 

Application Fee: not included in tuition fees below                                        $160.00
On or Before 60 Days of 1st Element Start * please note programs often sell out      
Download 200-Hr Teacher Training Application here. To be sure applicants have the required 1 year minimum practice before they are charged the application fee, we do NOT have on-line registration. Please snail mail with check, email with credit card info, or attend next meet & greet. 

Teacher Training Tuition Fee And Optional Payment Plans * Tuition Includes Books, Materials and CT Sales Tax.  

PAY IN FULL REGISTRATION * SAVE $460          $2,790.00          On or Before 30 Days from 1st Element Start
3 ELEMENT PAY PLAN * SAVE $370          $2,880.00          On or Before 30 Days Prior To Start of Each Element          

10 WEEKED PAY PLAN          $3,250.00          On or Before 30 Days Prior To Start of Each Weekend

Upon Graduation you recieve:

  1. 200 Hour Lotus Gardens Yoga Teacher Certificate
  2. Free Graduate Website Listing
  3. Return to our 200 Hour Training for a Refresher at Any Time!
  4. Free Business Consultation for Studio Owner

 Not ready for training this year? Let us know and we'll put you on our future training mailing list. 

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