"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

200 Hour Teacher Training


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, 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. Each Element is seven dates of 8 classroom hours plus there is one floating field trip date that is added to one of the elements for a total of 22 training dates.  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:


  Location:  Jewish Community Center
                    9 Connecticut 39, Sherman, CT 06784

    Times:  Sat & Sun 9:30am-6:00pm

    Remaining Classes:

    ELEMENT 2 #Nurture
        May 30 & 31                                                                         June 13, 27 & 28
     ELEMENT 3 #Bloom
        July 18 & 19                                                                           August 1 & 2, 22 & 23                                          
            + 4 hours mentored teaching


  Location:  Phoenix Yoga & Wellness Center
                     39 New Haven Rd (Rte 67) Seymour, CT

      Times:  Sat & Sun 11:00am-7:30pm

Registration Now Open

    ELEMENT 1 #Root
      August 29 & 30, 2015   
      September 12 & 13 and 26 & 27, 2015
      October 10, 2015    

    ELEMENT 2 #Nurture
       October 11, 24 & 25, 2015   
       November 7 & 8, and 21 & 22, 2015 
       December 5, 2015

   ELEMENT 3 #Bloom
       December 6, 12 & 13, 2015  
       January 9 & 10 and 23 & 24, 2016    
           + 4 hours mentored teaching

(inclement weather make up dates: Feb 6 & 7, 2016)

Teacher Training Application Fee is $160. 
Click Here To Download PDF Application


Applications are accepted at anytime and you may begin at the start of Element 1 or 2 (or until programs are sold out).  Be sure you have the required minimum 1 year of yoga practice before you apply.  Applications are not accepted without the application fee.  And Application Fee is not calculated in tuition fees below.  TO APPLY: email your application and pay thru paypal link below; or mail the application with your check (paid to Lotus Gardens, LLC); or bring it in person to the next meet & greet or any of Lara Ward's yoga classes or workshops.

 **ALL BOOKS with Registration before July 29th! 

PAY IN FULL REGISTRATION * SAVE $460 =  $2,790.00         
$2,790.00 (includes tax) ~ On or Before 30 Days from 1st Element * please pay in full AFTER you have a written letter of acceptance

3 ELEMENT PAY PLAN * SAVE $370  = $2,880.00         
$960 (includes tax) ~ On or Before 30 Days Prior To Start of Each Element * please make your first payment AFTER you have a written letter of acceptance

10 WEEKEND PAY PLAN  =  $3,250.00          
$325.00 (includes tax) ~ On or Before 30 Days Prior To Start of Each Week


Upon Graduation you Earn: 

  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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