Candy Evans, eryt500, yacep - mindful joy in practice
Yoga Teacher Training
2020 Laughing Buddha Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training
For those wishing to deepen and enrich their practice of yoga  nearly a year of study, discussion, guidance, practice and insight into yoga postures, breathing techniques, history and philosophy, as well as time to put them all together will assist you in building a robust personal practice and will deepen mindfulness to enhance your life off the mat and cushion.  All levels of experience and ability are welcome to participate.  The immersion offers two ways to pa
rticipate.  You can use this immersion as an opportunity to deepen your practice alone and/or you can complete some additional requirements to become a certified yoga teacher.  Laughing Buddha Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).

We will meet one weekend per month. Friday night will beheld 5 pm-8 pm at American Family Fitness in Midlothian, Virginia and Saturday and Sunday will be held from 9 am-6 pm at the Virginia Center Commons American Family location on these dates:

February 7-9, March 13-15, April 17-19, May 15-17, June 12-14, July 10-12, August 7-9, September 11-13, October 9-11, and November 13-15.  

Participants will also keep a practice and meditation journal and will read the following books:
by J and L LePage
Please note: this book is great for those intending to teach yoga.  For those who simply wish to deepen their practice, this is an optional purchase.

by L Kaminoff

by TKV Desikachar

by E Schiffmann

by S Mitchell

(you are welcome to pick any translation)

to Pranayama by R Rosen

Additional suggested reading will be provided each month for those wishing to pursue additional information and learning.

For those seeking only to deepen their practice of yoga and meditation this may be enough.   For those wishing to pursue a yoga teaching certification there will be additional requirements.   There will also be one research project, journaling requirements with some of the reading assignments, quizzes and a final examination as well as a teaching practicum.  Participants will be required to take 30 hours of yoga classes during the training period which will be documented and an evaluation of each will be completed.  Additional requirements may be assigned to comply with the necessary training hours required to register with the Yoga Alliance. These requirements will be given well in advance and participants will be given plenty of time to complete them.  During the final months of training and after you will teach yoga classes/lessons adding up to at least 5 hours and will document those with the provided form. This is in addition to the practice teaching done during the weekends. 

Pricing and Registration 
There are two ways to pay for the training.  You can make one payment in full for $1800 or you can pay in three installments of $625 each totaling $1875.   The first installment will be due by or on the first day of training and additionally  payments will be due on the first day of training in May and in August.  Payments can be made by check, charge or cash on the first day of the training.  A Paypal link will also be sent to you upon registration to allow you to complete your payment at any time. A deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration to hold your place. This will be rolled into your first payment.  

Early Bird Discount!  Pay in full by February 1st and your price will be discounted $200 for a total price of $1600.  

Attendance and Refund Policies

100 % attendance is required to receive a certificate for an RYT 200 yoga teaching designation.  Any missed hours will have to be made up before graduation at a cost of $50 per hour.  You can also attend the missing weekend during the next years immersion.

Students are expected to contact the lead trainer if they intend to withdraw from the immersion.

Should a training be canceled due to weather or acts of god, a make up day or weekend will be added to the end of the training session. 

Refunds will be given should you withdraw from the immersion before the first weekend of training  begins.  There will be no refunds once the immersion begins.  Students may use any funds paid towards a future immersion. 

Please complete the following Registration form.  I look forward to working with you!  Namaste.

Laughing Buddha Yoga Immersion 2020
Phone #
How long have you been practicing yoga? Describe your current level of practice.
Why would you like to attend the yoga immersion? Please describe your expectations of the training.
Please tell us about your physical health (consider current injuries, medications, expected proceedures during training, etc)
Do you currently maintain a home practice in yoga and/or meditaion? If so, please describe your practice.
How would you prefer to be contacted regarding your application?
Is there anything else you would liike us to know about you? Do you have any questions you would like answered prior to the training?