LISTENING TO THE CALLING OF YOUR INNER TEACHER ♡

Lava Lotus Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training program led by Lee Cardona certified E-500ryt instructor is a program that offers optimum training along with respected and knowledgeable guest teachers.

Our 200-hour In-person & Online Training program is an initiation into a deeper understanding of Yoga. It’s an infusion of wisdom that will empower a lifetime of learning, and also provide a solid foundation to launch your teaching career and deepen your spiritual path.

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

Anyone interested in deepening their understanding of yoga

Yogis wanting to start a career teaching yoga

Professionals who want to integrate yoga into their current profession

Anyone seeking personal health and self-empowerment.

WALK YOUR YOGIC PATH

Whatever Yogic vision you hold for yourself, we will help you walk your path from the moment you begin with Pure yoga fusions through your process of becoming the Yogi and teacher you yearn to be (if you choose to teach!) Straight to the moment your classroom is filled with students who are ready to learn from you.

STUDY WITH EXPERIENCED and CARING TEACHERS

Our teacher training team beginning with our lead teacher Lee Cardona are Yoga Alliance certified and have walked and taught the Yogic path with many years of experience. We know the journey intimately as devotees, practitioners, teachers, trainers, and as our career calling – and we can support you every step of the way.

THE TEACHER TRAINING EXPERIENCE

The Lava Lotus Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training will clarify the basic  art and science of teaching Yoga including modifications. You’ll gather the knowledge and practice to become an exceptional Vinyasa teacher.

The synergy of physical science and ancient wisdom illuminated through the presence of a passionate teacher.. This is the science of exceptional Yoga teaching.

Areas of Study your experienced leaders will guide you thru:

Clarify the Science of the Body

• Nutrition and Lifestyle

• Understand anatomy of asana and alignment

• Relate the systems of the body to a Yoga practice

• Recognize the mechanics of safe sequencing

• Understand teacher/student respectful boundaries

• Know when and how to give optimal adjustments

• Learn In-depth Yoga Equity

• Learn basic asana modifications

Access the Esoteric Teachings

• Learn & make sense of subtle anatomy, including the chakras

• Study basic Sanskrit and correct pronunciation

• Unveil the practical wisdom of the Yoga Sutras & other Yogic scriptures

• Explore methods of Pranayama and Meditation creating a complete Yogic practice

• Learn & appreciate the historical/ philosophical context of modern Yoga

Reveal Your Professional Inner Teacher

• Discover your teaching voice, and strengthen your presence as a teacher with confidence.

• Introduce class themes and refine your presentation

• Develop business savvy and succeed as an ethical professional

• Understand and Respond to the unique needs of students & special populations (kids, prenatal and more)

The Lava Lotus Yoga 200-hour Yoga Training Program will teach you to create a Yoga practice for others and for yourself that consistently delivers the synergy of an indescribable uplifting experience.

WELL ROUNDED SUPPORT

Our Teacher Training program is a life-changing opportunity. As you look deep within yourself and commit to your own evolution, you’ll make subtle shifts in support of your growth. New inspiration will replace old habits. Throughout the process our teachers and support staff will provide a safe and accepting environment for you to step into the you that’s unfolding.

SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY

In addition to the warm welcome of our Lead trainer and our team you’ll also receive the support of your fellow students. You’ll journey through your training with a group of peers who share your passion – a group just big enough to practice with a diversity of yogis and backgrounds, yet cozy enough to get to know your companions, and even form lifelong friendships.

You’ll study deeply, practice intently, and try your new teaching skills on your fellow teachers-in-training. Your peers and teachers will offer valuable feedback, so you’ll recognize your strengths and clearly see your path to improve.

SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRACTICE

Tuition includes unlimited online classes & in studio through our participating sister studios TBA for the duration of your training. You’ll be expected to attend 3 classes via online or in studio each week. Practice feeds the teacher and we support you in establishing the habit of regular Yoga practice. We also encourage you to observe your teachers’ classes so you can see everything you’re learning in action.

SUPPORT FOR YOUR SCHEDULE

We will offer multiple course formats taught in-person & online so your training can best fit your life’s schedule. Offering timeline Choices from either our summer immersive with solid weeks of intensive learning, or a more measured approach, with several weekend sessions over a season or two and plenty of time to practice in between. We will have courses beginning in 2022 thru Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall so whenever you’re ready, we’re here to welcome you!

IMMEDIATELY TRANSITION INTO TEACHING

When you complete your course, you’ll have the solid foundation you need to begin teaching online or in your community right away. Our program offers a Mentorship program & Karma yoga teaching opportunities for graduates who wish to gain live teaching online experience & in a studio environment.

In the process you will:

• Practice your teaching and presentation skills

• Develop confidence as a teacher, and as a Yoga professional

• Lead real students with diverse bodies and backgrounds

• Recognize your teaching strengths, weaknesses and polish your technique

• We will cover the experience of working in a studio environment including Front desk & basic knowledge of the Mind body  popular platform.

• Create connections in the yoga community

• Build your Yoga resume

• Support a good cause! Karma yoga classes donate 50% of the proceeds from your class to a nonprofit charity which we rotate monthly in hopes of helping others as much as we can.

CURRICULUM AND FACULTY

COURSE TOPICS

ASANA TEACHING METHODOLOGY & TECHNIQUES

Basic introduction to teaching yoga

• What makes a good teacher and how to teach effectively

• Public speaking: Voice, language and presence – how to find the best method for YOU!

• Basic asana alignment

• Breath in movement: Vinyasa and sun salutes

• Breath in Stillness: Meditation/ Mind-body connection

• Actions of the spine & observing student limitations

• Art of sequencing for different student levels and class lengths

• Components necessary to a well-rounded practice

• How to teach private classes and corporate classes

• Differentiating between Asana levels

• How to use props

• Teaching beginners

• Advanced poses

• Adjustments and corrections

• Class themes and presentation

• Meditation and pranayama

• Kriyas

• Various Styles of Yoga/lineages

• The business and ethics of teaching yoga

INTRODUCTION TO

• Prenatal yoga

• Bikram yoga

• Kids yoga

Yin yoga & Restorative

 

ANATOMY

• Introduction to human anatomy

• Forms of movements and planes

• The skeleton

• Muscles

• Spine

• Body systems: Respiratory, circulatory, digestive, lymphatic and endocrine

• Connective tissue and skeletal considerations for specific asanas

• Anatomy of sequencing

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

• What is yoga?

• History and text overview: The Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika

• History of modern postural practice

• What is hatha yoga?

• The subtle anatomy of hatha yoga: Pancha mayas and chakra system

• The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

• Chanting the Yoga Sutras

• Pronunciation of yoga asana names

• Basic ayurvedic principles

*REQUIREMENTS TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATION:

200 min. Hours needed to complete for Yoga Teacher Training include:

Techniques, Training and Practice- (78 Hours)

Professional Essentials- (65 hours)- includes Teaching Methodology/Practicum

Anatomy and Physiology- (30 Hours)

Yoga Humanities- (30 hours)

Ayurveda- (2 hrs)

Karma Yoga- (non-contact hours TBA)

Additional Workshop: 1-2 hours * Sound Healing
Remaining Non- contact Hours: Assist in 3 classes, Observe 3 classes, Self Study practice

Students must attend 20 classes during the training program record on a provided sign sheet submit a short written reflection of the class.

LAVA LOTUS YOGA WILL PROVIDE A TEACHER TRAINING MANUAL, ASANA FLASH CARDS & BONUS LITERATURE INCLUDED WITH YOUR PAID IN FULL TUITION.

REQUIRED BOOKS

The following books are required reading, and can be purchased on Amazon.com via the links provided below.

Texts & Online Connection:
1. Teaching Yoga, by Mark Stephens (Read Ch. 1-5 prior to Training)
2. Science of Breath, by Swami Rama, Rudolf Ballentine MD, Allen Hymes MD
3. Yoga sequencing Deck, by Mark Stephens ( Provided by Program)
4. Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
5. Bhagavad Gita: A new Translation, by Stephen Mitchell
6. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda & Edwin Bryant. (Any translation that resonates with you is accepted however our recommended translations include the above and Mukunda Stiles)
7. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book), by Don Miguel Ruiz (PROVIDED BY PROGRAM)

SUGGESTED READING:
1. Yoga Sequencing, Mark Stephens
2. Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and to Perfect your practice, by Ann Swanson
3. Art of Happiness, by Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
4. The Wisdom & Way of Astrology, by Goswami Kriyananda
5. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra
6. Practicing Mindfulness, by Mathew Sockolov                                                     7. Anatomy of Hatha yoga, By H. David Coulter                                         8.Yoga: The Iyengar Way: by Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta                               9. Light on Yoga: B.K.S Iyengar

 

Online LLY Teacher Training Connection:
1. ZOOM: Lava Lotus Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training
2. GOOGLE CLASSROOM: LLY 200-hour Training
3. FACEBOOK: Lava Lotus Yoga
4. INSTAGRAM: Lava Lotus Yogis (private group)
5. INSTAGRAM: Lava Lotus Yoga

*Trainees also required to bring a binder or journal to maintain lecture notes.

The studio will be available for optional practice teaching time and mentoring throughout the program. There may be occasional offsite classes. In general, classes will run on scheduled times each day, but may be subject to change to accommodate teaching methodology. Trainees are expected to take at least three yoga practice classes per week, one of which must be with one of the program’s teachers.

All requirements and course work must be completed for certification.

COURSE DATES AND TUITION

PREDICTED 2022 DATES

*ATTENTIVE WINTER 2022 DATES & TUITION

Our 200-hour Teacher Training Program will consist of 6 weeks;
Monday thru Thursday from 5:30- 9:30pm Est. (No official break)
(Course may include 1-2 Fridays)
Saturdays & Sundays from 9am-8pm Est. (1 Hour Break)
*Online contact hours are live & pre-recorded, availability previously advised.
Sign in & completion of Quizzes/Essays are required for This section of TT

INVESTMENT: $2,400. / Early bird rate: $2,000. / Payment Plan rate $2,800 ( Must be requested).

Non-Refundable Deposit: $400.

Tuition includes unlimited classes during Training

WINTER 2022 TT Course: Jan. 24th- March 13th

 TT HOURS:

Monday thru Thursday from 5:30- 9:30pm Est. (No official break)
(Course may include 1-2 Fridays)
Saturdays & Sundays from 9am-8pm Est. (1 Hour Break)

Spring 2022 TT Course: April 4, – May 15th

Spring TT HOURS:

Monday thru Thursday from 5:30- 9:30pm Est. (No official break)
(Course may include 1-2 Fridays)
Saturdays & Sundays from 9am-8pm Est. (1 Hour Break)

Summer 2022 4 week Intensive TT (July 11th – August 7th)

The program will meet Monday through Saturday starting July through August.

Weekday M-F hours are 9:00am-6:00pm (12-1:00pm Lunch break).

Saturday hours are 9:00am-2:30pm. (30 min Lunch Break)

DATES

Monday, July 11 – Saturday, July 16
Monday, July 18 – Saturday, July 23
Monday, July 25 – Saturday, July 30
Monday, August 1 – Saturday, August 6

Graduation: TBA

TUITION

$2,000 Early bird rate if paid in full by TBA
$2,400 Regular rate if paid in full by TBA
$2,800 with payment plan (please inquire for details)

Tuition includes unlimited classes  starting July 1 through August 31.

Non–refundable $400 deposit required.

*FALL 2022 TT COURSE TBA

*FINAL 2022 TT COURSE TBA

 

Start Your Journey Today!

Many Blessings,

Lee Cardona