Rising Lotus Yoga

200 hour Teacher Training

February 2023

Excellence in Yoga Training Since 2008

February 10, 2023| Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA

Application and registration opens Oct 7, 2022

Waitlist for 2024

How to apply

We are really excited you're considering joining us on this extraordinary journey.

Space is limited to ensure a personalized experience so please apply and register ASAP.

  • Fill out an application HERE.
  • Take a class with either Claire, Daniel, Micki or Nina to get approval. You do not need an advanced yoga practice to participate in the training.
  • The first 10 people registered are eligible for a $500 scholarship. (Must register for both modules to be eligible.)

2 Modules, 200 Hours


A 7-weekend intensive that meets Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

Fridays, 6-9pm

Saturdays, 12:00-5:00pm 

Sundays, 12:00-5:00pm

Module 1 

Deepen your Practice 

7 weekends

Feb 10-March 26 

plus Saturday April 8th



A 4-week intensive that goes beyond the practice and prepares you to teach.

Fridays, 6-9pm

Saturdays, 12:00-5:00pm 

Sundays, 12:00-5:00pm

Module 2

The Seat of the Teacher

4 weekend

April 14th-May 7th


*The first 10 people who register will be eligible for a $500 scholarship when they register for both modules. Unlimited yoga membership is included during module 1 and 2.

*Additional hours required to complete the full 200 hour program which include submitting practice teaching sessions. Must complete both modules, homework and teaching practice to be eligible for the 200 hour teaching certificate.

Financing Available thru AFFIRM


Deepen your practice, share the gift of yoga.

"The Rising Lotus Teacher Trainer program was an exciting, transformative, enjoyable, and deepening experience of my heart, mind, and soul. My life and practice have become one... a journey on the yogi path filled with awareness and gratitude.  Much appreciation to Daniel and Claire who taught with so much wisdom, integrity, and great care."

Lindsley Allen

200 hours in 2 modules


Deepen your practice

A 7-weekend intensive that meets Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

During this time you will study:

Asana~Yogic Philosophy~ The Art of Sequencing Anatomy~ Energy Anatomy~ Mantra~ Pranayama Meditation~ Hands-on Adjustments~ Practice Teaching

The first phase is 120 hours.

Non-contact hours will include reading assignments and homework.

Those wishing to complete our 200 hour certification in adherence to Yoga Alliance standards will enter module 2.


The seat of the teacher

The second part is for all those wishing to continue on and receive the Rising Lotus Yoga 200 Hour Teaching Certification in adherence to the Yoga Alliance Standards.

The second module is an 80 hour program which includes:

Practice Teaching - Finding your authentic teaching voice. You will begin to refine your teaching skills consistently throughout this module

Voice Projection and presence

Use of Music

Preparing Dharma Lessons for your classes and how to thread them throughout your class to deepen the experience.

Sequencing-further refining and creating safe sequences for all levels.

An optional Mentor Program is available. The opportunity to assist a class once a week for 10 sessions. Teaching others outside of the program will be required to complete your hours.

Two workshops with guest teachers are required for completion. (not included in the price)


Claire Hartley

Director of teacher training and owner of Rising Lotus Yoga

British born and raised, Claire Hartley has been teaching for over two decades.

She has trained many teachers in LA and continues to discover and refine the practice for herself and her students.

Claire has a thriving private practice in movement rehab using the modality of Neurokinetic Therapy.

Claire co-founded RLY in 2006

Daniel Stewart

Director of philosophy

Daniel has a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian and Depth studies.

He currently works as a mind body psychotherapist in private practice. He co-founded Rising Lotus Yoga in 2006. 

Nina Siemaszko


Nina Siemaszko, completed her 200 hour training from Rising Lotus Yoga and is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

Her wit, skill and compassion guides the students into a deeper understanding of their potential not only on the mat but into the world.

Micki Duran


Micki Duran is a 500 hour certified Yoga teacher. She completed her 200 hour with Rising Lotus Yoga and a 300 hour with Noah Maze. 

She is Rising Lotus's handstand queen! And brings joy and understanding to even the most difficult of poses.

Contact Us

Rising Lotus Yoga: 14148 Magnolia Blvd, 2nd Floor, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Phone: 818-990-0282

Email: info@risinglotusyoga.com

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We have a limited amount of spots open for our 200 hour training. 

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