The Art of Living Center


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639 Whispering Hills Rd

Boone, NC, United States

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

Weekends only

several, shorter immersions

trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat



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The Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health
6201 Lynn Road
Tampa, FL 33625, USA

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:
*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:

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:

First Registered November 2006

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Financial Assistance


We have a scholarship that is awarded to one student each term at a 1/3 discount of regular tuition.

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The Art of Focusing

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A Lesson on the Fifth Chakra

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First Registered November 2006

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 427

By Sarah Granger RYT® 200

Sep 08, 2023

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By Beth Harris RYT® 200

Aug 06, 2023

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to the teachers, staff, and community at The Lotus Pond! I couldn't have made a better choice for my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. From the highly-skilled teachers, master-teachers with specialized experience, asana practice, philosophy discussions, to the hours of "teach-backs" woven throughout – every aspect helps students to gain knowledge, confidence, and hands-on experience. This program enabled me to make meaningful connections, experience valuable insights, and to grow as a student, teacher, and as a human being in general. I am so grateful and humbled to have studied at this special place with such a beautiful community of inspiring peers and teachers. I highly recommend The Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training program to those seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga. 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® 500, YACEP®

Anne Curtis

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Carla Jimenez Carla Jimenez

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Manasa Kanithi

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (8)
Katie in Padmasana (lotus)
Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training - Katie in Padmasana (lotus) [54]
Manasa in Sukhasana (sweet seat)
Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training - Manasa in Sukhasana (sweet seat) [57]
Amy in Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand)
Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training - Amy in Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) [47]
the lotus pond
Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training - the lotus pond [47]

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