teacher enhancement program
Registration is OPEN for the 2024 Teacher Enhancement Program!
March 15 - June 8, 2024
The Laughing River Yoga Teacher Enhancement Program (TEP) is designed to build upon the skills of yoga teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training program. Through community, continuing education, mentoring, and shared wisdom, we aim to provide the tools and learning environment to foster depth, inspiration, and growth in both personal and professional arenas. TEP is facilitated by Christina Fornaciari and features an array of experienced guest teachers to support participants in refining their skills, building confidence, and deepening the connection to their own practice.
"It helped me begin to understand my unique voice in yoga: what I have to share that is deeply personal and true to my experience with these practices and teachings."
"Amazing! I can't recommend this program enough."
"It was beautiful to experience one another share what is meaningful to them about their practices and passions related to yoga. The size of the group allowed for this and it was so special -- and I learned a lot."
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:
The TEP is designed as a collaborative learning experience, where participants will both share and receive. 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.
Theming and sequencing classes
Skillful physical and verbal assists
Posture labs and biomechanics of asana families
Sanskrit mantra and chanting
Teaching and practicing pranayama and meditation
Creating welcoming and inclusive spaces
The role of yoga in the modern world
Developing a personal sadhana
Finding your authentic voice
What makes the TEP different than a YTT?
Is there a certification awarded?
The Teacher Enhancement Program is designed for teachers who have already completed a 200 hour yoga training. While there is no certification given for the TEP, it is required for those participating in the LRY 300 hr Teacher Training Program.
What is Laughing River Yoga's 300hr Teacher Training program?
Students who participate in the 300 hr YTT program accumulate the necessary hours through approved workshops, classes, mentoring and studies at their own pace. The TEP is a requirement for the 300hr YTT program. Learn more about the 300hr program here.
I'm unsure if I want to pursue the 300hr program. Can I still participate in TEP?
Is financial aid available for the Teacher Enhancement Program?
Yes. The Teacher Enhancement Program is a standalone program, and you will get a lot out of it even if you are not interested or unsure if you will continue with the 300hr YTT program.
Yes. VSAC offers advancement grants towards the TEP and 300hr program. Please note that if you receive a grant from VSAC you will still need to register directly with us. Once you are approved for the grant, send us an email to let us know you would like to register for TEP.
dates + registration
We meet one weekend per month for four months. The first weekend (March) is Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. The following three months meet just Friday evening and Saturday. All sessions are held at the Chace Mill.
Weekend 1: March 15-March 17, 2024
Friday 3/15 6-8pm
Saturday 3/16 12-6pm
Sunday 3/17 10:30-4:30pm
Weekends 2, 3, and 4: Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 12-5pm
April 12+13, 2024
May 10+11, 2024
June 7+8, 2024
A non-refundable $275 deposit will save your spot in the program, with the remaining balance due at the start of the program.
Upon registration, you will receive a link to complete an Intake Form.
Questions? Want to discuss if this program is a good fit?
Reach out to Teacher Training Director Christina at email@example.com