teacher enhancement program
take your teaching to the next level
The next TEP will take place March to June, 2021
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 knowledge we aim to provide tools to empower professional and personal growth. We create a supportive community in which yoga teachers will deepen their pedagogic skills, make friends and develop a network of support.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring together yoga teachers ready to take it to the next level. Yogis have known for ages that there is great power and potential in gathering with like-minded people in satsang. Through the Teacher Enhancement Program, participants will have a forum to voice which area of study they want to focus on and shape the program according to the group’s specific interests. This is a co-creation where participants have agency and will work together with each other and the trainers to fine tune the curriculum. We will explore the following areas of study:
Skillful physical and verbal assists
Restorative and Yin Yoga
Basics of Trauma-informed teaching
The role of yoga in the modern world
Understanding cultural appropriation and how to stay connected to yoga's roots
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 Julia:
"I am a 200-hr certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and 500-hr certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. My teaching journey began in 2011, but my personal practice took root in 2003. When I started practicing asana more consistently, reading the cornerstone texts, and applying basic yoga philosophy and theory to my own life, a feeling of wholeness and deep connection began to blossom. My goal as a teacher is to ignite the same evolution within the hearts of those whom I meet along my path; to fertilize the seeds of love, truth, and oneness that already dwell within them."
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!
Friday 7: 15- 9: 15 pm
Saturday 12:00- 6:00 and Sunday 10:30- 3:30
with Julia Howe, Kelly Skinner and Sofi Dillof
This opening weekend will examine the history of yoga, theming, chanting, assists, and dialogue about yoga's place in the contemporary world.
Plus.........Three Saturday Afternoons with guest instructors:
April 24 1-4 pm with Deb Sherrer
May 22 1-4 pm with Emily Garrett
June 19 1-4 pm with Malaika Dos Remedios
Optional Celebration and Sharing June 26 10:30 am -12:30 pm
A collaborative learning experience, curriculum for the Saturday afternoon sessions will be determined by both the expertise of the teacher and the needs of the group. Be prepared to ask for what you want!
In addition to the in studio contact hours, there will be assignments, reflections, reading and email support in between the sessions. Each time the group meets in person, you will leave with inspiration and assignments to carry you through to the next session.
This training is in person and will follow all the necessary COVID guidelines, including masks and social distancing, and is limited to 15 people. The later weekends may be held outside if weather permits.
The above components will provide 100 total hours: 25 contact hours and 75 non contact hours.
The hours are broken down as follows:
25 contact hours – 3 afternoon sessions and one required weekend
75 non contact hours – homework, practice, reflection and study
Space is limited! The cost of the program is $675.
A $200 non-refundable deposit can hold your spot. Balance in full is due prior to the first weekend. VSAC grants are accepted for this program and scholarships are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scholarship options.