Lotus Flow University

200 Hour Teacher Training FAQs

Our expert teaching team will guide you on your journey to uncover the meaning of yoga and transform your life. Through asana, self inquiry, group discussion and sutra study you will develop teaching skills that will enrich and inspire you for a lifetime.

25/50/300 Hour Advanced Training Intensives

200HR TT July 9- Aug 4 NYC

(NYC) Jul 09 - Aug 04

200HR TT July 9- Aug 4 NYC

  • (NYC) Jul 09 - Aug 04 8am - 4pm M-F*

INFO Session: June 2, 2017 @ 7p:  Please RSVP.

Orientation Sunday July 9  2.30pm-4.30pm

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center has been an innovator in teacher training since 1999. Over the past fifteen years we have graduated over 2000 students. Many of our alumni have become some of the most respected teachers in the world.

Celebrated as a Teacher of teachers, Director Dana Flynn has designed a powerful program infused with creativity. Dana brings her passion and wisdom to every teacher training, sharing the principles of Lotus Flow.

Lotus’ expert teaching team will be your guide on this life-changing journey to uncover the meaning of yoga and transform your life. Through asana, self-inquiry, group discussion and sutra study you will develop teaching skills that enrich your personal practice and inspire you on your path toward spiritual progress.

Yoga is about relationships and our time together asks for your active participation in our community. You will be assigned a mentor and partnered up with another soul seeker for weekly reflections. Expect homework, personal projects, in-class presentations and karma yoga that reflect our explorations and uphold our celebrated reputation. You must be able to fulfill ALL of the above requirements to complete your certification and receive your diploma.

For more info see FAQ

Our Curriculum

  • Art of Lotus Flow Sequencing
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Asana
  • The Chakra System
  • Alignment and Anatomy
  • Intro to Sanskrit
  • Hands on Assists
  • Pranayama
  • Practice Teaching

Teaching Team

  • Dana Flynn
  • Alison Cramer
  • Sheri Celentano
  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Kenny Frisby
  • Deb Langley
  • Lauren Magarelli
  • Jamie Skolnick
  • Felipe Gonzalez
  • Christine Chen
  • Victor Colletti

Requirements

A longing to inspire your practice and life!

Tuition

200hr TT FALL NYC

(NYC) Oct 06 - Dec 17

200hr TT FALL NYC

  • (NYC) Oct 06 - Dec 17 Fridays 6-9 PM, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 2:30 - 7:30 P.M.

To learn more about our Fall Teacher Training, attend our Info Meeting August 25th at 7p.  Attend the 5:30 class ahead of time for FREE –  RSVP today!

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center has been an innovator in teacher training since 1999. Over the past fifteen years we have graduated over 2000 students. Many of our alumni have become some of the most respected teachers in the world.

Celebrated as a Teacher of teachers, Director Dana Flynn has designed a powerful program infused with creativity. Dana brings her passion and wisdom to every teacher training, sharing the principles of Lotus Flow.

Lotus’ expert teaching team will be your guide on this life-changing journey to uncover the meaning of yoga and transform your life. Through asana, self-inquiry, group discussion and sutra study you will develop teaching skills that enrich your personal practice and inspire you on your path toward spiritual progress.

Yoga is about relationships and our time together asks for your active participation in our community. You will be assigned a mentor and partnered up with another soul seeker for weekly reflections. Expect homework, personal projects, in-class presentations and karma yoga that reflect our explorations and uphold our celebrated reputation. You must be able to fulfill ALL of the above requirements to complete your certification and receive your diploma.

 

Our Curriculum

  • Art of Lotus Flow Sequencing
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Asana
  • The Chakra System
  • Alignment and Anatomy
  • Intro to Sanskrit
  • Hands on Assists
  • Pranayama
  • Practice Teaching

Teaching Team

  • Dana Flynn
  • Alison Cramer
  • Sheri Celentano
  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Felipe Gonzalaz
  • Jamie Skolnick
  • Deb Langley
  • Kenny Frisby

Requirements

A longing to inspire your practice and life!

Tuition

200Hr TT Brooklyn 2018

(BK) Jan 12 - May 20

Brooklyn Edition

  • (BK) Jan 12 - May 20 Sat & Sun 2-8pm/*Thur 7:15-8:15p

Attend an INFO meetings to learn about our expanded 200hr Lotus FlowTeacher Training BK – RSVP HERE

Our celebrated 200 hour program is now delivered in a stretched out 5 month format at our Brooklyn Center.  Soak up your yoga study while giving yourself the extra time for it to sink in.

School meets for 10 weekends, each weekend tagged with a bite-sized module on the following Thursday evening.  5 months total.  For QUESTIONS email BK@laughinglotus.com

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRI Jan 12, 7-9p Orientation

SAT AND SUN 2-8p
Jan 13 & 14
Jan 27 & 28
Feb 10 & 11
Feb 24 & 25
March 10 & 11
March 24 & 25
April 7&8
April 21 & 22
May 5 & 6
May 19 & 20
PRACTICE TEACHING DAYS THURSDAYS only 1 per month (the group is split 7:15-8:15)
Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 15, Feb 22, March 15, March 22, April 12, April 19, May 10, May 17

**Please note there are NO missed sessions.

Our Curriculum

  • Art of Lotus Flow Sequencing
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Asana
  • The Chakra System
  • Alignment and Anatomy
  • Intro to Sanskrit
  • Hands on Assists
  • Pranayama
  • Practice Teaching

Teaching Team

  • Sheri Celentano
  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Ali Cramer
  • Victor Colletti
  • Ilana Zaken
  • Deb Langley
  • Felipe Gonzalez
  • Cathy Dirkx
  • Lizzie Falkner

Requirements

A longing to inspire your practice and life. Must commit to an extended 5 month weekend program.

Tuition

200hr TT Nola 2018

(NOLA) Jan 06 - Jan 27

200hr TT Nola 2018

  • (NOLA) Jan 06 - Jan 27 8am-4pm (Saturdays Off)

Welcome to Lotus Flow 200 Hr Teacher Training Intensive, in the heart and warmth of New Orleans. If you are ready for deep sadhana (self-study), and are feeling the call to expand your yogic knowledge, or to teach, then this program is for you.

This Intensive is designed for focused learning.  Potent and regular yogic practices & philosophical studies are the platform from which we teach.  Your commitment to our 6 day/week syllabus will have you steeping in the yogi’s sacred toolbox for enlightened living.

The scene is set for you to merge with the mystical energy of New Orleans & step into the next level of your light, and life.   You will have Saturdays off to explore the soulful vibes and music of this magical city.

DATES

Jan 6-27, 2018
Jan 6: Orientation 4-8pm
Daily Timings: 8am-4pm (Saturdays Off)

Our Curriculum

  • Lotus Flow Sequencing 
  • Chakras
  • Anatomy
  • Sanskrit
  • Mantra
  • Philosophy

Teaching Team

  • Dana Trixie Flynn
  • Ali Cramer
  • Sheri Celentano
  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Deb Langley
  • Kenny Frisby

Requirements

A longing to inspire your practice and life.

Tuition

Laughing Lotus Apprentice Program

Laughing Lotus Apprentice Program

Laughing Lotus offers a 3 month (12 Week) Program to graduates of our 200 & 300 Hour Yoga School Modules.

As a graduate, you are offered an intensive learning opportunity with the Laughing Lotus senior teacher. This is a space for you to immerse yourself in the Lotus Flow teaching style, under the guidance of an experienced Laughing Lotus teacher.

Graduates are invited to submit an application to be considered for acceptance. Considered applicants must have completed a 200 or 300Hr training program and a Hands On workshop (or 50hr module) with Laughing Lotus.

Apprentice Program Commitments

Initial Orientation Meeting

As a selected Apprentice, you are required to attend an initial Group Orientation with

Apprenticeship Director. During this session expectations and personal responsibilities of the Apprentice are made clear. There is time for Q&A.

Program Fee

Pay in Full = $490
12 Week Installments = $44/wk

*Program Fee includes class access at Laughing Lotus for the duration of the program ; a Lotus tee.
**Apprentices are given priority to attend and assist any external Laughing Lotus events that fall in their intake period. E.g. Bryant Park, Rooftop, Summer Solstice.

Our Curriculum

Teaching Team

  • Lotus Senior Teachers

Requirements

Open to graduates of our 200 & 300hr Yoga School Modules.

1. Apprentices are assigned to assist one (1) weekly class with their mentor.

-  You are required to arrive 20 minutes before class starts wearing proper attire (explained at orientation);
-  Help set up the room & greet students;
-  The Apprentice will be briefed on the class intention by their mentor, and provided anyinformation relevant to the Apprentices role as a class assistant.
-  Post-class the Apprentice & Mentor will debrief the class. This session is to be a 5 minutecheck-in. The purpose is to gauge the level of learning experience.
-  The Apprentice is responsible for attending all 12 classes. In the event of inability to attend,there will be a sub-procedure in place.

2. Each Apprentice is required to teach a Community Classes during their 12 Week Program. The Mentor will attend and provide a 30 minute coaching session post-class. Coaching will be documented and given to apprentice.

3. Each Apprentice participates in the scheduled monthly filmed class series. Minimum attendance is one class per monthly film series.

25/50/300 Hour Advanced Training Intensives FAQs

Our advanced trainings attract, challenge and cultivate independent thinkers with the longing to create meaningful lives. Laughing Lotus has created a unique path toward advanced certification with 50-hour intensives, offered in either 5-day or 4-weekend formats throughout the year. Fly solo with any one program, or combine six to create a customized 300-hour certification, allowing you to register at the 500-hour level with the Yoga Alliance (see FAQ for program requirements).

200 Hour Teacher Training

Ayurveda for Women’s Health

(NYC) May 15 - May 21

Ayurveda for Women’s Health

  • (NYC) May 15 - May 21 MON - FRI 9A - 3P/ SAT & SUN 10a-1 & 2:30-4:30p

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of wellness that brings balance to body, mind and spirit. This unique program for women is designed to specifically address the common and not so common health issues we face through the Ayurvedic perspective of four stages of life.

Each morning we will practice Lotus Flow according to Ayurvedic guidelines, and cover the basics of physical self care with regards to Ayurvedic diet and herbs, as well as treatments for the skin, hair and body. Our afternoons will address the more subtle practices to cultivate peace of mind through meditation, pranayama, and lifestyle choices. Each session will close with a group meditation or Q&A to foster community and Sacred Space. Our week will be an opportunity to learn, inquire, observe and connect through this Sister Science to Yoga! This will be a perfect training for all yogis, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, or anyone ready to shift into a healthier, happier Life-no previous experience with Ayurveda necessary*

If you are new to Ayurveda, please write to Alison@laughinglotus.com in addition to filling out your application. You will need to do some pre-course reading.

Weekend workshop with Dr. Claudia Welch (Sat & Sun 10-1p & 2:30-4:30p) is included as a required part of the 50 hour Ayurveda for Women’s Health Certification.  For more info on Dr. Claudia Welch and the Women’s Health and Hormones Weekend Workshop click HERE

Our Curriculum

  • Protocols for Cultivating a Healthy Menstrual Cycle and Fertility
  • Periomenapause and Menopause
  • How to Address Hormonal Imbalances and Adrenal Fatigue
  • Thyroid Care
  • Skin issues like Eczema, Rosacea, and Acne.
  • Diet and Nutrition for all Phases of Life
  • Dinacharya and Ritucharya

Teaching Team

  • Alison Cramer, Director
  • Special Guest Dr. Claudia Welch
  • Anastasia Nevin
  • Dana Slamp
  • Ally Bogard

Requirements

Open to All. If you are new to Ayurveda, please write to Alison@laughinglotus.com in addition to filling out your application. You will need to do some pre-course reading.

*Space is limited so sign up in advance!

Tuition

Restorative Yoga Level 1

(NYC) Jun 02 - Jun 04

Restorative Yoga Level 1

  • (NYC) Jun 02 - Jun 04 Friday 5pm-9pm, Sat/Sun 8am-4:30pm Weekend

Restore and Renew your body temple with our 25 hour training devoted to Restorative Yoga Therapy.

Restorative Yoga is a quieting, supportive practice using well-placed blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and chairs to safely guide the body and breath into relaxation and ease. It’s a yoga of un-doing the knots and non-doing. Rasa is a Sanskrit word that is defined as juice, flavor, or the essence of one’s heart in its pure state. This practice awakens the deepest layer which is the body of bliss!

Our deeply therapeutic intensive will equip yoga teachers of all traditions with a comprehensive understanding of a restorative practice, as well as give teachers the tools and knowledge to teach a primary series of all the basic restorative poses to group and private classes.

Awaken Peace and Joy with Restorative Yoga and learn the essential art of relaxation.

 

Our Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Basic Props
  • Central nervous system and Subtle body
  • Philosophy and Applications of Restorative Yoga Asana
  • Basic Restorative Yoga Sequencing
  • Incorporating Restorative Asana in a Hatha or Vinyasa class
  • Pranayama and Meditation

Teaching Team

  • Jamie Lyn Skolnick

Requirements

200hr Certification OR healthcare professionals looking to incorporate a new healing modality/anyone with a deep interest in healing.

Tuition

Restorative Yoga Level 2

(NYC) Jun 09 - Jun 11

Restorative Yoga Level 2 (25hr)

  • (NYC) Jun 09 - Jun 11 Fri 5-9p; Sunday 8a-4:30p Weekend

Grow your knowledge and advance your teaching through the profound power of Restorative Yoga.  Build on the foundations from Level 1 with this specialized 25hr training and expand your repertoire of healing therapeutics.  We will explore advanced postures that benefit fatigue, chronic stress, and dis-ease, such as depression, anxiety, infertility and more.  Get expertly equipped with rejuvenating modalities, including aromatherapy and yoga nidra to deepen your practice.

Complete your Restorative Level 1 (25hr) and Advanced Restorative Level 2 (25hr) for 50hr Restorative Certification

Our Curriculum

  • Advanced Restorative Postures
  • Relaxation Response Theory and Application
  • Specialized Sequencing for Depression, Anxiety and More
  • Full Spectrum Modifications for Pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Touch Techniques with Minimal Props
  • Aromatherapy and Yoga Nidra

Teaching Team

  • Jamie Lyn Skolnick

Requirements

Restorative Yoga Level 1 (25 hrs) plus 200hr Certification/ Healthcare professionals looking to advance their healing practice

Tuition

Bridge to Lotus Flow

(NYC) Jul 28 - Jul 30

Bridge to Lotus Flow

  • (NYC) Jul 28 - Jul 30 FRI 5-9; Sat & Sun 8-4:30p

This 25hr Lotus Flow™ Immersion is designed for Certified yoga teachers ready to dive deep into the unique Lotus Flow™ tool box for inspired teaching.  Lotus Flow™ threads powerful yogic philosophy through bold sequencing, devotional singing and ecstatic community connection.

Steeped in the lineage of innovation and transformation, we share timeless practices in a fresh and liberated way.   With this training you will learn the structure of Lotus Flow and how to sequence thoughtfully and creatively.
Transform your practice, ignite your teaching and connect more truly to the teacher within.
***Bridge to Lotus Flow TM 25hr is a prerequisite to the Lotus Flow Super Sequencing 50hr Program.
 

Our Curriculum

  • Lotus Flow Architecture
  • Chakras & Super Sequencing
  • Threading the Spiritual Theme
  • Practice Teaching (25 Hours includes required homework & assignments)

Teaching Team

  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Kenny Frisby

Requirements

Minimum 200hr Certification from any registered 200hr School of Yoga

Super Sequencing

(NYC) Aug 06 - Aug 11

Super Sequencing

  • (NYC) Aug 06 - Aug 11 *Sun 4-8p; Mon - Fri 8a - 5p

This Intensive focuses on the architecture of Lotus Flow and the art of setting up the flow to set it free, allowing your personal expression of the asana to come through.  We start each day getting physical, exploring how the container of Lotus Flow allows for your creativity to shine. The afternoon lectures will cover a variety of topics including the use of music, movement and mantra in your classes. Discover how these tools can elevate and amplify your classes while allowing them to become a true reflection of your passion for yoga.  Electrify your practice and soul!

 

Our Curriculum

  • Asana Architecture: Design and Structure
  • Playful Namaskars & Deity Shapes
  • Lotus Flow Sequencing and The Chakras
  • The Momentum of Music in Your Classes
  • Vinyasa Krama: Transitions and Advanced Asana
  • Mantras, Mudras & Rhythm

Teaching Team

  • Mary Dana Abbott
  • Kenny Frisby
  • Alison Cramer
  • Sheri Celentano
  • Deb Langley

Requirements

• A 200-hour Certification from Laughing Lotus
or 25hr Bridge to Lotus Certification
• 1 year of teaching

Tuition

Bridge to Lotus Flow (Savannah)

(Savannah, GA) Aug 11 - Aug 13

Bridge to Lotus Flow (Savannah)

  • (Savannah, GA) Aug 11 - Aug 13 FRI 6-9:30p; SAT & SUN 8-5:30p

This 25hr Lotus Flow™ Immersion is designed for Certified yoga teachers ready to dive deep into the unique Lotus Flow™ tool box for inspired teaching.  Lotus Flow™ threads powerful yogic philosophy through bold sequencing, devotional singing and ecstatic community connection.

Steeped in the lineage of innovation and transformation, we share timeless practices in a fresh and liberated way.   With this training you will learn the structure of Lotus Flow and how to sequence thoughtfully and creatively.
Transform your practice, ignite your teaching and connect more truly to the teacher within.
***Bridge to Lotus Flow TM 25hr is a prerequisite to the Lotus Flow Super Sequencing 50hr Program.

WEEKEND TIMINGS:
Friday, Aug 11: 6:00-9:30pm (Come ready to practice!)

Saturday, Aug 12: 8:00-5:30pm

Sunday, Aug 13: 8:00-5:30pm
LOCATION:
Savannah Yoga Center 1319 Bull St. 2nd floor, Savannah, GA
WEEKEND PARTICULARS:
Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start times.  We suggest bringing snacks and lunch. There are a few small cafes near too. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle & notebook!
SAVANNAH CONTACT:
Any questions please contact Kelley Boyd (Savannah Yoga Center) 912-232-2994.

Our Curriculum

Teaching Team

  • Dana Trixie Flynn
  • Deb Langley

Requirements

Minimum 200hr Certification from any registered 200hr School of Yoga

Hands-On

(NYC) Aug 13 - Aug 18

Hands-On

  • (NYC) Aug 13 - Aug 18 *SUN 4-8P; MON - FRI 8A - 5P

One of the most profound and accessible ways to develop confidence and skill as a teacher is through the study and practice of hands-on assists. Learn Mary Dana’s integrated approach based on anatomy, precise alignment, and reading bodies. Our mornings begin with a Lotus Flow practice that you will take turns assisting, followed by a few hours of breaking down the assists.  Our afternoons will be spent learning healing modalities from expert body workers, and more specific techniques for partnering, savanna and working with boundaries and intention. The cumulation of the week will give you the tools to connect more deeply with your students, fostering a practical understanding of asana and alignment for both them and you.

 

**New York training will be held at our Chelsea Location. Timings are: *Sunday 4-8P  & Mon- Fri, 8A – 5P

Our Curriculum

  • Principles of Assists
  • Assists for Every Asanas
  • Intro Thai Yoga Massage
  • Intro to Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy & Acupressure
  • Modifying & Creating your own Assists

Teaching Team

  • Mary Dana Abbott, Director

Requirements

A 200-hour certification

Tuition

Chakras

(NYC) Aug 20 - Aug 25

Chakras

  • (NYC) Aug 20 - Aug 25 *SUN 4-8P; MON - FRI 8A - 5P

Dive deep into the Chakra System, the cosmic energy centers in the body that manifest physically, mentally and emotionally in our lives. Each chakra will be explored individually so that we can understand how to work with our imbalances as well our strengths. Investigate this timeless spiritual technology and how it becomes a powerful map for manifestation.

Get ready to create the balance, healing and happiness you desire, NOW!

Our Curriculum

  • Interactive & In-depth Lectures
  • Lotus Flow Chakra Sequencing through the Chakras
  • Guided journaling and exercises to release physical, mental & emotional blocks
  • Sonic healing through live music & other sacred sound frequencies
  • Kundalini Pranayamas & Kriyas

Teaching Team

  • Ali Cramer, Director
  • Sheri Celantano, Director
  • Nancy Elkes
  • Jamie Skolnick

Requirements

A 200-hour certification or permission from Director Ali Cramer or Sheri Celentano

Tuition

Bhakti

(NYC) Aug 27 - Sep 01

Bhakti

  • (NYC) Aug 27 - Sep 01 *SUN 4-8P; MON - FRI 8A - 5P

Chant until your heart explodes, learn the different ways to worship God and experience signature Lotus Flow through Bhakti, the Yoga of love and devotion. In the mornings, we will explore ecstatic movement, using asana to spiritualize the physical form. Our afternoons will be spent cultivating the Divine mood, or Bhav, through chanting mantras, learning basic Harmonium, studying myths as metaphor and falling in love with devotional poetry. By combining asana with sound, ritual, pranayama and guided meditation you will access your authentic voice and merge with the Divine.

Our Curriculum

  • Indepth Introduction to Bhakti Yoga
  • Raising the Vibration: Mantra, Chanting and Kirtan
  • Creating Daily Ritual and Sadhana
  • Basic Harmonium and Bhakti Poetry
  • Movement as Medicine
  • Deities: Storytelling, Myths and Movement

Teaching Team

  • Lauren Magarelli, Director
  • Dana Flynn
  • Felipe Gonzalez
  • Ilana Zaken
  • Betsy Davis
  • Alanna K
  • Lisa Ferraro

Requirements

A 200-hour certification, or a devoted yogi with a consistent practice of over 2 years

Tuition

Super Sequencing (Seattle)

(Seattle) Sep 17 - Sep 22

Super Sequencing (Seattle)

  • (Seattle) Sep 17 - Sep 22 Sun 3-7p; Mon-Fri 8-4p

Hosted at the esteemed yoga center The Grinning Yogi, this 50 Hour Laughing Lotus Super Sequencing module is designed for certified yoga teachers ready to dive deep into the unique Lotus Flow™ tool box for inspired teaching.

Lotus Flow™ threads powerful yogic philosophy through bold sequencing, devotional singing and ecstatic community connection.  We will explore on the architecture of Lotus Flow and the art of setting up the flow to set it free, allowing your personal expression of the asana to come through.  We start each day getting physical, exploring how the container of Lotus Flow allows for your creativity to shine. The afternoon lectures will cover a variety of topics including the use of music, movement, mudras and mantra in your classes. Discover how these tools can elevate and amplify your classes while allowing them to become a true reflection of your passion for yoga.  Electrify your practice and soul!

Our Curriculum

  • Lotus Flow Architecture
  • Chakras & Super Sequencing
  • Mantras, Mudras & Rhythm
  • Threading the Spiritual Theme
  • Playful Namaskars & Deity Shapes
  • The Momentum of Music in Your Classes
  • Vinyasa Krama: Transitions and Advanced Asana
  • Practice Teaching

Teaching Team

  • Sheri Celentano
  • Jamie Silverstein
  • Guest Teachers

Requirements

200-hour Teacher Training Certification from any Certified Yoga School
1 year of teaching

Tuition