teacher enhancement program

The next TEP will take place April to July, 2021

3 Saturday afternoons and one Weekend Workshop
Led by Julia Howe and guest teachers Sofi Dillof, Emily Garrett, Malaika DosRemedios and Deb Sherrer.


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:

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Theming classes

  • Advanced sequencing

  • Sanskrit chanting

  • Teaching pranayama

  • Skillful physical assists

  • Basics of Trauma-informed teaching

  • Restorative and Yin Yoga

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."

When I started the program, there was a small part of me that wondered, is this right for me? At my age? Will I be able to do it? The training challenged me and rewarded me in ways that I didn't expect. I would recommend the training to anyone, regardless of age or ability. - Michelle

The Laughing River Yoga Teacher Training Program is the best thing I ever did for myself.




One weekend workshop 

Friday 7: 15- 9: 15 pm, Saturday 12:00- 6:00 and Sunday 10:15- 3:45

with Julia and Sofi Dillof

This workshop will cover the history of yoga, theming, chanting, intelligent sequencing, and assists.

Three Saturday Afternoons with guest instructors:

1:00- 4:00 pm at LRY

Specific Dates will be determined in January.


The above components will provide 23 contact hours and 76 non contact hours.  


The hours are broken down as follows:

23 contact hours – 3 afternoon sessions and one required weekend
75 non contact hours – 15 hours homework/teaching/teaching methodology per month


The cost of the program is $625.

A $150 non-refundable deposit can hold your spot. Payment Plans are available.  VSAC grants are accepted.  Scholarships available. 

Email emily@laughingriveryoga.com for more information.

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