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teacher enhancement program
take your teaching to the next level

March 17-June 10, 2023

Led by Christina Fornaciari and with guest teachers Emily Garrett, Julia Howe, Malaika DosRemedios, Lauren Gernady, Sasha Finnell and Kim Jordan, the Laughing River Yoga Teacher Enhancement Program is designed to build upon the skills of yoga teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training program. Through community, continued guidance, mentoring, and shared knowledge we aim to provide tools to empower professional and personal growth.  We create a supportive community in which yoga teachers will deepen their skills, make friends and develop a network of support.

Yogis have known for ages that there is great power and potential in gathering with like-minded people in satsang. Participants will have the opportunity to share what they are most interested in learning about in order to finetune the curriculum to fit the interests of the group. Be prepared to ask for what you want!


We will explore the following areas of study:

  • Yoga philosophy

  • Theming classes

  • Skillful physical and verbal assists

  • Posture labs and biomechanics of asana families

  • Principles of Ayurveda

  • Sanskrit mantra

  • Teaching and practicing pranayama and meditation

  • Restorative and Yin Yoga

  • Basics of Trauma-informed teaching

  • The role of yoga in the modern world

  • Developing a personal sadhana

A collaborative learning experience, participants can expect a blend of discussion, lecture, asana, pranayama, meditation, self-inquiry, mentorship, and practice teaching. You'll leave each session feeling inspired and supported. Between sessions, participants will have homework, reading, and personal assignments related to a specific topic of interest. The group will be a network of support to share wisdom, receive feedback, and learn together in the company of friends.


What makes the TEP different than a YTT?
Is there a certification rewarded?

The Teacher Enhancement Program is designed to meet the needs of those teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training program. While there is no certification given for the TEP, it is required for those participating in the LRY 300 hr Teacher Training Program.

Can you tell us a little bit about the LRY 300 hour Teacher Training?

Students who participate in the 300 hr YTT program have the opportunity to accumulate the necessary hours through approved workshops, classes, mentoring and studies over a three year period. This format will give students the time and space to complete the program in a way that fits their individual needs and interests.

More about Christina:

"I am a 500hr, full-time yoga teacher that values yoga as a way of moving through the world with more self-awareness, lovingkindness, and skillfulness. As a full-time yoga teacher, I've found that sharing yoga with others is also a pathway for connecting more deeply with my inner, truer Self. I particularly enjoy connecting with yoga teachers (aspiring and established) so that together we can share our wisdom from a place of love, contribute to affirming and nourishing yoga spaces, and ultimately serve the collective wellbeing of our community and world. 

I was teaching one 7 am class a week to just a few students and feeling much like an impostor (people are paying for this class?!). Now, I'm confidently teaching 2-3 classes a week, and much more aware of how I want to grow my teaching.
 I enjoyed hearing the different perspectives from all the seasoned teachers and finding new ways to look at things. It was refreshing to have such open conversation on all of our topics.
Thank you very much Julia for bringing together a community of yoga teachers to collaborate with and learn from, and for putting your heart into it as well! This experience has truly improved my teaching skills and I am so grateful! 


Program Dates:

 March 17-19, 2023

  •  Full weekend (14hrs):

    • Friday 3/17 6-8pm

    • Saturday 3/18 12-6pm

    • Sunday 3/19 10:30-4:30

  •  3 seven hour weekends (Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 12-5)

    • April 14+15

    • May 12+13

    • June 9+10


This training will be held in-person at the Chace Mill. 

The total cost of the training is $875. A non-refundable deposit of $275 is required to hold your space in the training, with the remaining balance paid before the first session.

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