"My deepest gratitude for guiding me on my Yoga Teaching journey."

– Mary Conway

"Still teaching and LOVING it.  I am eternally grateful for you and your training program."

– Terri Jennings

"I have been a stay at home Mom for 14 years so to do something for myself has been great.  It has given me more confidence outside the role of Mom.  Your course has enable me to grow and become a better person"

– Amy Doyle

"When I decided to take the YTT I looked around at different places and I'm so happy I chose this one."

– Alex Attolino

"Wonderful people to share the journey with."

– Anne Falcone

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

– Maria Calo

"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

"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

"It was the best experience of my life."

– Tracey O'hara

"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

"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

"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

"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

Learn of our programs:  8/16 7:30p at Phoenix Yoga or 8/31 2:30p WCSU or 9/12 11:30a WCSU

Lotus Gardens Yoga School (LGYS) is one of the first comparative study schools in the U.S. and one of the first to be Yoga Alliance approved in Ct.  Our curriculum evolves with the needs of our every blooming yoga community.  We prepare our trainees to guide classes in the best styles of yoga instructed today: Alignment Based, Traditional Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Yoga Nidra.  LGYS has always taught trainees how to modify their yoga teaching to work with clients varying levels of conditioning and physical abilities.  We prepare you to teach private sessions as well as group classes from beginners to dedicated yoga clients.  

Our teacher training is offered in 3 elements; Tradition  & Roots; Asana & Sequencing; and Teach What You Love. The three elements cover a minimum of 180 class room hours, plus 15 hours of self study, 5 hours of class observation and one NYC field trip day.  

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

  • Element 1: Tradition & Roots
    History, Culture & Development
    Kundalini, Prana, Chakras
    Nadis, Mudras & Bandhas

    Breathing & Cleansing Techniques
    Relaxation, Meditation & the Nervous System

    18 Traditional Hatha Poses

    Classic Sun Salutation

    Sanskrit & Mantras for Yoga Teaching
    The Yoga Sutras

    Bhagavad Gita


  • Element 2: Asana & Sequencing
    Foundations of Vinyasa Flow Yoga
    2 Sun Salutations for Vinyasa Flow
    40 Postures for Flow/Vinyasa
    Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
    Art & Science of Sequencing
    Postural Assessment
    Hands On Assists
    Smooth Transitions
    Gentle Flows

    Restorative Yoga
    Yoga Nidra

    Yin Yoga

  • Element 3: Teach What You Luv
    Honing Your Cuing
    Mai Cobra Teaching Beginners
    Modifications for Various Levels
      Private Clients
    Business of Yoga
    Assistant Teaching

    Teaching What You Love

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?

Upcoming Programs:

WEEKENDS * SEPT 2016 - JUNE 2017

* Registration Open * 6 mat spaces open

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

Sat & Sun 10:30am - 7:00pm

  ELEMENT 1: Traditions
  Sept 10 & 11 * Oct 8 & 9 * Nov 5 & 6 

  ELEMENT 2: Asana & Sequencing
  Dec 3 & 4 * Jan 7 & 8 * Jan 21 & 22
  Feb 4 & 5 * Feb 25 & 26

   ELEMENT 3: Teach What You Luv
   March 11 &12 * April 1 & 2
   May 6 & 7 * June 3 & 4
      + 4 hours mentoring

*Schedule includes 2 dates reserved for weather cancellations.

FRIDAYS * OCT 2016 - APRIL 2017

* Registration Open *  9 mat spaces open

Location:  Western CT State University
                     Berkshire Hall * Studio B

                     Institute for Holistic Health Studies
                     Midtown Campus * Danbury, CT

Fridays, 9:00am-5:30pm

    ELEMENT 1: Traditions
    Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
    Nov 4, 11

    ELEMENT 2: Asana & Sequencing
    Nov 18 (no class 25th)
    Dec 2, 9, 16, (no class 23rd & 30th)
    Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
    Feb 3, 10 (no class 17th)

   ELEMENT 3: Teach What You Luv
    Feb 24
    March 3, 10, 17, *, 31 (no class 25th)
    April 7, 14, 21
       + 4 hours mentoring

*Schedule includes 2 dates saved for weather cancellations

Free Meet Up to Ask ?s & Learn About LGYS's Sucessful Certification:
Tues, Aug 16 at 7:30pm * more to come or call for private appointment.
Phoenix Yoga & Wellness
39 New Haven Rd, Seymour

Free Meet Up to Ask ?s & Learn About LGYS's Successful Certification:
Wed, Aug 31 2:30pm or Mon, Sept 12 11:30am
WCSU Midtown Campus
* 181 White St
Berkshire Hall
Inistitue of Holistic Health Wellness Center
Danbury, CT
 To Apply...
1. If you have the minimum 6 months regular yoga practice then request an application or come to a Meet & Greet.

2.  Complete the application and scan, email & pay 
apply fee $50 with PayPal link below (will add $3.51 Ct Sales Tax) or mail app & with $53.18 check to Lotus Gardens, LLC PO Box 651, Sherman, CT 06784
         (drop us email or text let us know you've applied )

The $50. application fee is not included in your total tuition fees below; however books are!
Applications are not reviewed without the application fee

Click Here to Apply & Begin Your Yoga Teacher Training Journey!
WHEN USING PAYPAL you should NOT be directed to a login page, but to a payment page.  If you are brought to a paypal log in page the link is broken, please let us know and we will help you asap!

3.  Once your application has been received, Lara Ward, LGYS Director will contact you to set up a time to discuss your application.
  This is an opportunity to be ask questions,  talk about the program 1 on 1, and review your personal goals. 

4.  You will receive an official acceptance & detail information on the program via email.
5.  Make your 1st Element Payment or Pay in Full on or before 21 days and your books will be sent to you.
 You will be on your way to becoming a certified Lotus Gardens Yoga Teacher!

REGISTRATION FEES include BOOKS! * Fees do NOT include Apply Fee & include CT sales tax.

Early Pay In Full $2600.~ On or Before 60 Days Prior to Training Start  
Standard Pay In Full $2700.~ On or Before 10 Days Prior to Training Start ( if space permits)
     3 Element Pay Plan $3,000
~ 3 Payments of  $1000 On or Before 30 Days Prior to Each Element's Start Date
    Late Registration Fee $75 for registrations after 10 days Prior to Training Start.

Select the Correct Fee From the Pull Down Menu. 
*if paying Late Fee it must be a separate transaction.

Yoga Teacher Training

Are eligible for a $100 discount * must have valid ID
  Fees listed include BOOKS! * Fees do NOT include $50 Apply Fee &
CT sales tax.
   WCSU Early Pay In Full $2500.
~  On or Before Sept 1st
    WCSU Standard Pay In Full $2600.~ On or Before Oct 1st
        WCSU 3 Element Pay Plan $2,901.
~ 3 Payments of  $967 On or Before 30 Days Prior to Each Element's Start Date
    Late Registration Fee $75 for any payment received after above dates.

Select the Correct Fee From the Pull Down Menu. 
*if paying Late Fee it must be a separate transaction.

Yoga Teacher Training

Upon Graduation you Earn: 
  1. 200 Hour Lotus Gardens Yoga Certification
  2. Eligible for registry with Yoga Alliance
  3. Free LGYS Graduate Website Listing
  4. Return to our 200 Hour Training for a Refresher at Any Time!
  5. Free Business Consultation for Studio Owners

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

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