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The Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health

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6201 Lynn Road

Tampa, FL 33625, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

Other Locations

The Art of Living Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd
Boone, NC, United States

About Lotus Pond Center For Yoga and Health

The Lotus Pond 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs deliver  nationally recognized master teachers and a beautiful and serene setting . We have been certifying teachers since 2006. The Lotus Pond's joyful Teacher Training is designed...

The Lotus Pond 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs deliver nationally recognized master teachers and a beautiful and serene setting. We have been certifying teachers since 2006. The Lotus Pond's joyful Teacher Training is designed to allow the teachings of yoga to unfold in a manner that is inspiring, uplifting & powerful.

Lotus Pond offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance Certified 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with a deep study in the following areas:

- The 8 Limbs of Yoga, with focus on Pranayama, Asana, and Meditation

- Alignment, Anatomy and Physiology

- Teaching Methodology, Sequencing, and Techniques

- History and Philosophy: The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita

- The Sublte Body and the Chakras

 

200hr YTT Tuition: $3,200 (payment plan available)

Includes full training, all required books & materials

 

The Lotus Pond's 200hr Teacher Training gives you the community, the tools, and the wisdom not just to be a yoga teacher, but to live the yogic path and truly help others along their own paths. You won't just be another yoga teacher: you'll discover how to access the teacher within. This unique Hatha Yoga Certification provides you with a balanced training that weaves together the discipline of Iyengar alignment and the heart of Kripalu Yoga.

 


\Lotus Pond's Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
can be done through immersive weekend workshops at the studio or through online on demand training workshops: https://app.heymarvelous.com/lotuspondyoga/shop
*Pre-Requisite: Completion of a 200 Hour YTT at a Lotus Pond or another Yoga Alliance accredited school.

View our in studio 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training workshop schedule: https://www.lotuspondyoga.com/teacher-training-courses-yacep.html

Tuition is $5,400 with interest free payment plans available over 12-18 months. Take up to 2 years to finish your Advanced 300 Hour Teacher Training and upgrade as a 500 RYT on Yoga Alliance.

 For more information about our Advanced Teacher Training:
 https://www.lotuspondyoga.com/300-hour-ytt.html

First Registered November 2006

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alison Nicholson Sep 13, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2022—Jun 19, 2022

    Attending the YTT 200hr training at the Lotus Pond was an amazing experience! The teachers were extremely knowledgeable, very welcoming and created a safe environment to learn in. This program has helped me grow as a person in many ways and I'm walking away from it with a great community and support system. Would definitely recommend attending this program. It will change your life!

    • General Comments

      Attending the YTT 200hr training at the Lotus Pond was an amazing experience! The teachers were extremely knowledgeable, very welcoming and created a safe environment to learn in. This program has helped me grow as a person in many ways and I'm walking away from it with a great community and support system. Would definitely recommend attending this program. It will change your life!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kaitlyn Tracey Sep 09, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2022—Jun 19, 2022

    From my first class, The Lotus Pond felt like home to me. Knowing I got to spend a good 6 months there for several days a week was a blessing. While it was not always easy, I believed in myself because of the fantastic environment and mentorship created by the teachers at The Lotus Pond. I was supported and loved throughout the entire journey. I truly have grown into a new and improved version of myself and I feel more capable than ever. This program taught me that the answer to everything is balance. I am grateful that those at The Lotus Pond guided me towards this teacher program as I made an abundance of new friends who are also on a similar journey and have my back always. I know that my practice may wax and wane, but through The Lotus Pond Teacher Training I have gained a newfound trust in myself and life; as long as I continue to do the work, everything will fall into place. So thank you to the teachers at The Lotus Pond, for helping me pave this path and giving me all the tools I need to succeed and more!

    • General Comments

      From my first class, The Lotus Pond felt like home to me. Knowing I got to spend a good 6 months there for several days a week was a blessing. While it was not always easy, I believed in myself because of the fantastic environment and mentorship created by the teachers at The Lotus Pond. I was supported and loved throughout the entire journey. I truly have grown into a new and improved version of myself and I feel more capable than ever. This program taught me that the answer to everything is balance. I am grateful that those at The Lotus Pond guided me towards this teacher program as I made an abundance of new friends who are also on a similar journey and have my back always. I know that my practice may wax and wane, but through The Lotus Pond Teacher Training I have gained a newfound trust in myself and life; as long as I continue to do the work, everything will fall into place. So thank you to the teachers at The Lotus Pond, for helping me pave this path and giving me all the tools I need to succeed and more!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Chris Wilkinson Sep 01, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 18, 2019—Aug 04, 2019

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lindsay Newton Aug 30, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2016—Oct 23, 2016

    My training at the Lotus Pond FAR exceeded my expectations! Not only did I receive extensive training on postures, verbiage, chakras, history, anatomy, and the mind-body connection, I was forever changed by the experience. I learned how to see and feel the souls and energies of others. I learned what a great impact teachers can have on the lives of those they teach. It was a beautiful experience. The training at Lotus Pond was thorough. The instructors LOVE what they do and it shows in the time and energy they devote to their craft. I would highly recommend the Pond to anyone considering certification or just a workshop or class.

    • General Comments

      My training at the Lotus Pond FAR exceeded my expectations! Not only did I receive extensive training on postures, verbiage, chakras, history, anatomy, and the mind-body connection, I was forever changed by the experience. I learned how to see and feel the souls and energies of others. I learned what a great impact teachers can have on the lives of those they teach. It was a beautiful experience. The training at Lotus Pond was thorough. The instructors LOVE what they do and it shows in the time and energy they devote to their craft. I would highly recommend the Pond to anyone considering certification or just a workshop or class.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Apex Yoga Aug 26, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jessica Stratton Aug 25, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2022—Jun 19, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Tia Mukherjee Aug 15, 2022
    Training Program held on Jun 03, 2018—Dec 23, 2020

    I fully enjoyed my training experience at the Lotus Pond. I felt fully prepared to teach after completing my 200 hour training. I continued my learning and completed my 300 hour training. The teachers are experienced, knowledgeable and inspiring. I have gained practical knowledge and teaching techniques that support me in my teaching every day. I am grateful to the owner Val Spies and all of the incredible teachers at the Lotus Pond for sharing the teachings of yoga in such a skillful and passionate way.

    • General Comments

      I fully enjoyed my training experience at the Lotus Pond. I felt fully prepared to teach after completing my 200 hour training. I continued my learning and completed my 300 hour training. The teachers are experienced, knowledgeable and inspiring. I have gained practical knowledge and teaching techniques that support me in my teaching every day. I am grateful to the owner Val Spies and all of the incredible teachers at the Lotus Pond for sharing the teachings of yoga in such a skillful and passionate way.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Gayle Pauletti Aug 12, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2022—Jun 19, 2022

    I'm so grateful that I did my teacher training at The Lotus Pond. The studio and online courses were invaluable.The staff is very attentive and supportive. I'm fortunate to have trained with so many wonderful teachers. They offer many options in which to complete the trainings. I'm honored to be a part of Lotus Pond family and have recommended them to numerous yoga students and teachers.

    • General Comments

      I'm so grateful that I did my teacher training at The Lotus Pond. The studio and online courses were invaluable.The staff is very attentive and supportive. I'm fortunate to have trained with so many wonderful teachers. They offer many options in which to complete the trainings. I'm honored to be a part of Lotus Pond family and have recommended them to numerous yoga students and teachers.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Hunter Rohm Aug 04, 2022
    Training Program held on Jan 15, 2021—Aug 01, 2021

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Amanda Rotella Jul 27, 2022
    Training Program held on Oct 21, 2016—Jun 06, 2021

    I had a wonderful experience at Lotus Pond. I loved the variety of teachers they brought in for trainings as well as the availability or trainings so I could complete my training at my own pace.

    • General Comments

      I had a wonderful experience at Lotus Pond. I loved the variety of teachers they brought in for trainings as well as the availability or trainings so I could complete my training at my own pace.
First Registered November 2006

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 392

By Alison Nicholson RYT® 200

Sep 13, 2022

Attending the YTT 200hr training at the Lotus Pond was an amazing experience! The teachers were extremely knowledgeable, very welcoming and created a safe environment to learn in. This program has helped me grow as a person in many ways and I'm walking away from it with a great community and support system. Would definitely recommend attending this program. It will change your life! Full Review

By Kaitlyn Tracey RYT® 200

Sep 09, 2022

From my first class, The Lotus Pond felt like home to me. Knowing I got to spend a good 6 months there for several days a week was a blessing. While it was not always easy, I believed in myself because of the fantastic environment and mentorship created by the teachers at The Lotus Pond. I was supported and loved throughout the entire journey. I truly have grown into a new and improved version of myself and I feel more capable than ever. This program taught me that the answer to everything is balance. I am grateful that those at The Lotus Pond guided me towards this teacher program as I made an abundance of new friends who are also on a similar journey and have my back always. I know that my practice may wax and wane, but through The Lotus Pond Teacher Training I have gained a newfound trust in myself and life; as long as I continue to do the work, everything will fall into place. So thank you to the teachers at The Lotus Pond, for helping me pave this path and giving me all the tools I need to succeed and more! Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Larissa Carlson

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Ryan Devin

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Valerie Spies

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Karin Stephan

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Katie Beene

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

Anne Curtis

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Carla Jimenez Carla Jimenez

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Manasa Kanithi Manasa Kanithi

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

All Teaching Staff (8)

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