Rising Lotus Yoga

200 hour Teacher Training

February 2024

Excellence in Yoga Training Since 2008

Next Sherman Oaks Session

Will Be February 2025

February 2025| Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA

A Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

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.

1. Applications open soon. Fill out waitlist HERE.

2. 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.


2 Modules, 200 Hours


A 7-weekend intensive that meets Friday

evenings, Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

Fridays, 6-8:30pm

Saturdays, 12:00-5:00pm 

Sundays, 12:00-5:00pm

Module 1 

Deepen your Practice 

7 weekends
Feb 2 to March 17

Daniel extra day March 23



A 4-week intensive that goes beyond the practice

and prepares you to teach.

Fridays, 6-8:30pm

Saturdays, 12:00-5:00pm 

Sundays, 12:00-5:00pm

Module 2

The Seat of the Teacher

4 weekend
April 12- May 5.


*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 may be 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

"It's a life-changing

experience! The program is

incredibly comprehensive

covering the history,

tradition, language,

philosophy, anatomy, and

asanas in such depth it will

so much deepen and expand

your knowledge and

relationship with yoga and

yourself. And through it all,

you will make an incredible

circle of yogi friends. Do it!"

Zeljka Grabovcic  

"Teacher Training at Rising

Lotus has been

transformational for my

practice. I joined teacher

training the day before it

started and it was a quick

decision. I had taken Claire's

class for the first time that

morning, and decided to join

right away. It ended up being

one of the best decisions and

most important sources of joy,

community, and grounding I'd

said yes to in 2022.  I'm so

grateful to have met all of the

yogis in my class, and to be part

of such a supportive community.

Together we learned everything

from alignment and anatomy

to philosophy and giving dharma

talks. As a philosophy nerd,

this was such a FUN part of

the teacher training process.

There were so many things

to gain in this experience,

whether it was emotional,

physical, spiritual; everyone

had a unique experience that

benefited them. Claire makes

a wonderful teacher and leader.

She gives you the tools and

confidence to take care of your

body and others, while also 

preparing you to teach. Couldn't

recommend more, and it's fun!"

Jordan McGuire 

200 hours in 2 modules


Deepen your practice

A 7 week intensive that meets Friday evenings,

Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

During this time you will study: Asana For All Levels~ Yogic

Philosophy~ The Art of Sequencing-Anatomy~ Mantra~ Breathing

For Health and Stability-Meditation ~ Hands-on Adjustments ~ Practice Teaching

Non-contact hours will include reading assignments and homework.

Those wishing to complete our 200 hour certification will continue on

to 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.

The second module includes:

An optional mentor program where trainees will be assigned to a senior teacher to assist once a week for ten sessions in the classroom. Teaching others outside of the program will be required to complete your hours.

Practice Teaching - Finding your authentic teaching voice.

You will begin to refine your teaching skills consistently throughout this module - Voice Projection and Presence- Preparing Dharma Lessons for your classes Sequencing - Further refining and creating safe sequences for all levels-Therapeutic Yoga.


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 owns RLY and co-founded it in 2006

Daniel Stewart

Director of philosophy

Daniel has a Masters in Counseling Psychology

with an emphasis in Jungian and Depth


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


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


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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