We are overjoyed to offer the first official LAAIC 200-hour Teacher Training!


Over the course of seventeen days together, we will establish a rigorous daily asana practice, dive into yogic scripture and self-study, and surrender to our higher Selves as we watch all that is coming.

We will be nestled amidst Europe’s highest Alps, surrounded by cedar and pine forests, lush green prairies and breathing in some of the cleanest air in the world. Gazing at the mountains stills the mind. Our hope is that this sacred environment will support your journey inward. By being close to nature, we remember who we truly are.

In the spirit of ahimsa, we are happy to say that LAAIC TT will be a fully vegan retreat training. We will live, eat and sleep in four beautiful chalets that are interconnected—which will create a community atmosphere while still holding space for privacy for each of us. There will also be a traditional European spa where we can heal our bodies with sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and a heated pool.



  • Daily Hatha Vinyasa yoga practice—drawing teachings from Bishnu Ghosh, Bikram Choudhury, Pattabhi Jois, Dharma Mittra and B. K. S. Iyengar

  • Daily chanting from Sadhana Pada Yoga Sutra

  • Introduction to pranayama, bandha and mudra practices

  • Introduction to study of yogic scripture—focus on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

  • Introduction to seated meditation

  • Talia’s Method to Backbending, Flexibility and inversion

  • Foundations of Ayurveda

  • Ahimsa—exploring a vegan lifestyle

  • Study of chakra system

  • Yoga history and philosophy

  • The art of sequencing a class

  • Sanskrit and English names of postures

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology

  • Understanding of adjustments, alignment and use of props

  • Practice teaching and receiving feedback

  • Professionalism & ethics

  • Social media—the business of yoga


Tuition: $5,400*

Dates: September 28-October 14, 2019

Location: Blue Rise Mountain Yoga Retreat in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Retreat website: blueriseretreats.com

*Tuition includes:

  • LAAIC 200-hour TT

  • LAAIC Training Manual

  • 17 day / 16 night accommodation at Blue Rise Mountain Yoga Retreat

  • Two organic vegan meals daily

  • Fresh fruit, snacks, tea & coffee

  • Access to traditional European spa

  • Transportation to / from Geneva airport