Advanced Yoga Alliance RYT 300 Training with Colleen Lila, Christopher Tompkins, and special guest teachers Osi Mizrahi, and others.

Start Date To be Announced

Weekend 1 | What is your Antar Brava 'inner state'? Moving from a place of strength requires deep introspective work. Advanced teaching requires advanced being. Foundation First, how and when to adjust. Learn more juicy assists, partner Yoga.

Weekend 2 | Illuminate Your Spirit. Learn to clean your boundaries through energetics and right alignment both from within and without. Clean it up!
WEEK IN IBIZA, SPAIN | Study The Stanzas of Vibration (Spanda Karikas)
In Ibiza, Spain. May 5-14th, 2017 with Colleen Lila & Christopher Tompkins, (cost not included in the TT price but discounts applied for trainees).

Weekend 3 | Sankalpa as spiritual food. In this weekend we will learn to create themes from our experiences. Find what is relevant and potent to inspire and uplift. We will uplift with arm balances and inversions! Learn to teach and attain advanced postures through proper cueing and sequencing.

Weekend 4 | Regeneration Self love and self care are fundamental to your success as a teacher and it seems to be the first thing to fall away. In this weekend we will bow to she who bestows/grants Shri Balada. Learn techniques from Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and plant medicine to allow you to sustain yourself while still giving. This weekend we will explore; Yin, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Iyengar techniques and meditation practices to revive and renew.

Weekend 5 | Develop Inner Strength The stamba within connects heaven to earth. In this weekend we will delve deep into the source of power through the mantras of Vira Sudani (veera soo-dun-eee). We will learn to assist and adjust, root to rise, and roar (literally). Power practices and internal heat.
WEEK IN CANGGU BALI, INDONESIA | September 9-18, 2017
with Colleen Lila and Osi Mizrahi- Step into the Goddess teachings of Shaiva Tantra with Colleen Lila. Ride the breathe with Osi Mizrahi. Soak in the sun, dance in the surf, nourish yourself Ayurvedic lifestyle practices and macrobiotic foods. During our week together in Bali we will work with higher level teachings to inspire a deeper understanding of the philosophy and practices of the tradition of Shiva Tantra. Learn mantras, meditation techniques, breathe practices, reiki, and lifestyle practices to fully embody all that you've learned.

Weekend 6 | Anatomy/Physiology

Weekend 7 | Creative Power, Kriya Shakti How to harness the creative power of Inspired teaching. Mandala Vinyasa, creative sequencing within the boundaries of smart sequencing & alignment, embrace movement as a ritual meditation.

Weekend 8 |  Humility and Compassion for Teaching and Living In my experience, being a teacher and creating community requires a constant return to compassion. This weekend we will explore how to create spiritual grounding in the state of compassion and teach directly from our own experience by digging up the jewel.

Investment: $4,500 early bird before December 25, 2016. $4,900thereafter.

Students must have a 200hr RYT certification through Yoga Alliance to be eligible to apply.

Payment options available, $750 deposit holds your spot
Financial Aid is available through Yoga Alliance, apply in advance at:

You Will Learn...

  • How to sequence and teach
  • How to assist and adjust
  • How to recognize and modify injuries and illness
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • The history of Yoga with Christopher Tompkins
  • Yoga philosophy and meditation
  • Chanting and breathwork (pranayama)
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring to help set your focus and uncover and refine your teaching message
  • The business and ethics of Yoga (understanding common pitfalls, how to avoid politics and the diluting of Yoga by staying true to your authentic self)

All students enrolled in teacher training have unlimited access to relevant Tovami courses and workshops for the duration of the training period. 

Colleen is a true Yoga Master and has extraordinary talent as a trainer. She can take an individual at any level and help them to achieve degrees of flexibility that one would think impossible. Her gracefulness in demonstration both stimulates and amazes the student.
— Mike Hopkins
Colleen’s abilities and talent are clearly evident the minute she enters a room. Her energy is so positive and calming that her students will keep their overpriced gym memberships just to have the opportunity to train with her. I have trained with others, however Colleen remains the first and single most important influence on the “beginning” of the rest of my life. She is simply amazing. It cannot be stated any other way.
— Jennifer Flowers Maldonado
I am so so excited Lauri will be part of the 200 hour training at Tovami. Lauri’s warm and inviting personality creates such a beautiful space to learn and grow within. As a student and teacher of yoga, I follow Lauri as much as my schedule will allow. For me, she delivers anatomy and the connection to the intricacies of movement in a way that I am able to grab so many pearls of understanding and wisdom. And while we may be on the mat to learn an anatomical theme, Lauri infuses to each teaching a higher connection to a philosophical intention. She is a teacher for all levels and the ultimate teachers teacher! What a gift for us!
Lauri is a skilled, imaginative teacher who draws on her deep knowledge of anatomy, movement, and yoga to provide her students with a uniquely valuable experience. She shows us how to look into the body to see how it works—and she applies the study of anatomy to yoga by taking poses apart and putting them back together from the inside out. It’s fascinating, and she makes it fun, as well. Lauri’s classes are the opposite of dry and boring. Her teaching is dynamic and engaging.
— Sharon AvRutick

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About The Instructors

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914-618-4887 or submit your application