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White Lotus Foundation

4.86

Based on 189 reviews

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Los Padres National Forest, 2500 San Marcos Pass Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

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About White Lotus Foundation

White Lotus Foundation is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance...

White Lotus Foundation is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).

First Registered April 2009

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Emily Wolbers Apr 05, 2021

    I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for yoga teacher training. The retreat-style training offers a yoga submersion that is a true gift!

    • General Comments

      I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for yoga teacher training. The retreat-style training offers a yoga submersion that is a true gift!
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Teresa Lee Mar 15, 2021

    I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for any Teacher Training Certification. I received my 200-hour certification at the White Lotus Foundation Teacher Training in 2016 with Kent Bond and Sven Holcomb. This was a 16-day immersion filled with incredible insights and impactful information. Lectures and classes with Ganga White and Tracey Rich as well as guest speakers are all part of the sweet nectar this training offered. I loved the non-dogmatic approach that integrates both the Art and Science of Yoga. As I continue to evolve in my yogic journey both as a teacher and as a student, I am grateful for the strong foundational knowledge I received in yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignment principles, and Sanskrit from the White Lotus Foundation. Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, the ground on which White Lotus sits deeply nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The vegetarian meals all lovingly crafted and cooked in house were amazing. Sleeping accommodations were peaceful and comfortable. Attendees from all over the world lend to learning from one another and giving us a variety of perspectives. I am so grateful for the people who were involved in this very special part of my journey; I have many long-lasting friendships and will forever cherish my experience at White Lotus Foundation.

    • General Comments

      I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for any Teacher Training Certification. I received my 200-hour certification at the White Lotus Foundation Teacher Training in 2016 with Kent Bond and Sven Holcomb. This was a 16-day immersion filled with incredible insights and impactful information. Lectures and classes with Ganga White and Tracey Rich as well as guest speakers are all part of the sweet nectar this training offered. I loved the non-dogmatic approach that integrates both the Art and Science of Yoga. As I continue to evolve in my yogic journey both as a teacher and as a student, I am grateful for the strong foundational knowledge I received in yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignment principles, and Sanskrit from the White Lotus Foundation. Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, the ground on which White Lotus sits deeply nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The vegetarian meals all lovingly crafted and cooked in house were amazing. Sleeping accommodations were peaceful and comfortable. Attendees from all over the world lend to learning from one another and giving us a variety of perspectives. I am so grateful for the people who were involved in this very special part of my journey; I have many long-lasting friendships and will forever cherish my experience at White Lotus Foundation.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Danielle Lebens Sep 01, 2020
    Training Program held on Oct 13, 2018—Oct 28, 2018

    Training from White Lotus was a completely immersive experience that left me feeling confident in my core yoga abilities and inspired me to dive further into my practice. This was a beautiful foundation for my training from proficient teachers and experts in the field.

    • General Comments

      Training from White Lotus was a completely immersive experience that left me feeling confident in my core yoga abilities and inspired me to dive further into my practice. This was a beautiful foundation for my training from proficient teachers and experts in the field.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dana Taussig PT, DPT Aug 27, 2020

    I considered this training to be the Small Liberal Arts College of YTTs. "Here are some basics, learn how to learn, and question everything."

    • General Comments

      I considered this training to be the Small Liberal Arts College of YTTs. "Here are some basics, learn how to learn, and question everything."
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Vanessa Rason Jun 17, 2020
    Training Program held on Mar 08, 2014—Mar 23, 2014

    Ganga, Tracey and Steve were excellent leaders and guides for y Yoga Practice. The foundation is beautiful and a wonderful setting for teacher training.

    • General Comments

      Ganga, Tracey and Steve were excellent leaders and guides for y Yoga Practice. The foundation is beautiful and a wonderful setting for teacher training.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Laurie Bonucci Apr 30, 2020
    Training Program held on Oct 13, 2018—Oct 28, 2018

    The White Lotus School is an incredible experience . Tracy And Ganga are the best teachers and an immersive program is the way to go. The time was well structured and the balance was metered out between teaching techniques , practice , learning . You feel like you are drinking from the source . Their staff of Sven and office person - Whitney - will make you feel comfortable and help with any questions. Sven is the third edge to the White Lotus triangle.- an excellent teacher as well as Tracy and Ganga. The meals were delicious and our yurt was the perfect shelter for our training journey. I wanted to stay!! I would say anyone is lucky if they are able to spend time in Santa Barbara at White Lotus

    • General Comments

      The White Lotus School is an incredible experience . Tracy And Ganga are the best teachers and an immersive program is the way to go. The time was well structured and the balance was metered out between teaching techniques , practice , learning . You feel like you are drinking from the source . Their staff of Sven and office person - Whitney - will make you feel comfortable and help with any questions. Sven is the third edge to the White Lotus triangle.- an excellent teacher as well as Tracy and Ganga. The meals were delicious and our yurt was the perfect shelter for our training journey. I wanted to stay!! I would say anyone is lucky if they are able to spend time in Santa Barbara at White Lotus
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Stephen Winters Nov 27, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 08, 2014—Mar 23, 2014

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Marina Mazhukhina Nov 20, 2019

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kirsten Gum Nov 15, 2019

  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Jill White Lindsay Nov 10, 2019

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Yoga Alliance Registry’s Policy on the Use of Yoga therapy Terms in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered April 2009

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 189

By Emily Wolbers E-RYT® 200

Apr 05, 2021

I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for yoga teacher training. The retreat-style training offers a yoga submersion that is a true gift! Full Review

By Teresa Lee E-RYT® 200

Mar 15, 2021

I highly recommend White Lotus Foundation for any Teacher Training Certification. I received my 200-hour certification at the White Lotus Foundation Teacher Training in 2016 with Kent Bond and Sven Holcomb. This was a 16-day immersion filled with incredible insights and impactful information. Lectures and classes with Ganga White and Tracey Rich as well as guest speakers are all part of the sweet nectar this training offered. I loved the non-dogmatic approach that integrates both the Art and Science of Yoga. As I continue to evolve in my yogic journey both as a teacher and as a student, I am grateful for the strong foundational knowledge I received in yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignment principles, and Sanskrit from the White Lotus Foundation. Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, the ground on which White Lotus sits deeply nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The vegetarian meals all lovingly crafted and cooked in house were amazing. Sleeping accommodations were peaceful and comfortable. Attendees from all over the world lend to learning from one another and giving us a variety of perspectives. I am so grateful for the people who were involved in this very special part of my journey; I have many long-lasting friendships and will forever cherish my experience at White Lotus Foundation. Full Review

All Reviews (189)

Teaching Staff

Sven Holcomb

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Kent Bond Kent Bond

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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