Teacher Training

program information


September 13-16, 2018 (Opening Immersion - Thursday to Sunday)
October 5-7, 2018
October 19-21, 2018
November 2-4, 2018
November 16-18, 2018
December 7-9, 2018
January 11-13, 2019
January 25-27, 2019
February 8-10, 2019
February 22-24, 2019
March 8-10, 2019
April 4-7, 2019 (Closing Immersion - Thursday to Sunday)


Taking applications now

September 19-22, 2019 (Opening Immersion - Thursday to Sunday)
October 4-6, 2019
October 18-20, 2019
November 1-3, 2019
November 22-24, 2019
December 13-15, 2019
January 10-12, 2020
January 24-26, 2020
February 7-9, 2020
February 21-23, 2020
March 6-8, 2020
April 2-5, 2020 (Closing Immersion - Thursday to Sunday)


Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm


Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
1:30 - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm


This 200-hour program is completed over the course of 6 months. Completion of the full program is intended to satisfy the requirements for Yoga Alliance certification at the 200-hour level. The modules are open to students who wish to deepen their practice, to those who want to learn to teach yoga, and to teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge and satisfy continuing education requirements. The weekend modules are intense, full weekends. The full program requires a significant time commitment so please consider your availability before registering.

  • A minimum of 1 year of consistent vinyasa flow yoga practice is required
  • To meet Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a 200-hour Registration, attendance at all modules is mandatory.
  • Prior to acceptance into the program, each applicant will be required to attend a class with Daphne or Tom. (exceptions can be made for out of town students)
  • All written assignments and projects must be completed to receive certification


  • Attendance at all modules is mandatory. Credit will not be given for partial attendance. Missed modules can be made up during the next program session.
  • A certificate will be issued once all requirements have been met - successful completion of all modules in their entirety, all assignments and full payment is received.
  • Program fees include all program modules and the following during the course of the program
    • 15% discount on retail purchases
    • 15% discount on all Sanctuary workshops and events
    • 50 free classes with Tom &/or Daphne during the program


  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice – T.K.V. Desikachar (required text)
  • Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar (required text)

  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing – Vasant Lad
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation - Stephen Mitchell
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Dynamic Yoga - Godfrey Devereux
  • Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness - Erich Schiffmann
  • The Ramayana – Ramesh Menon
  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated – Martin Kirk/Brooke Boon
  • Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation – Harish Johari
  • Ayurveda: Life, Health & Longevity – Robert Svoboda
  • Yoga & Ayurveda – David Frawley
  • The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems - Coleman Barks
  • Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West - Various and Daniel Ladinsky

Required reading list will be assigned upon acceptance in the program.


Core Faculty

  • Daphne Larkin, E-RYT 500 — Director of Teacher Training Founder, Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit
  • Tom Larkin, E-RYT 500 — Director of Teacher Training Founder, Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit

Guest Faculty

  • Sonje Mayo  --- Anatomy
  • Jessalynn Hakanson — Pre-natal Studies 
  • Melissa Eltringham — Special Needs Studies & Mentor
  • Nicki Doane - Foundations of Maya Yoga


Full Program investment: $2,875.00
Pay-in-Full: $2,675.00 (paid on/before Thursday of 1st module)
Pay-per-Module: $375 1st Module, then $250 each remaining module 

$150 Non-refundable deposit (deposit used towards payment of program)


No cash refunds.

When applicable, refunds will be credited to your Sanctuary Account and may be used for classes, workshops, teacher trainings or boutique purchases.

Registrations for all event types without payment cannot be guaranteed.

Payment for all event types must be made in full on or before first session of the event, unless alternative payment options have been arranged in advance with Sanctuary for Yoga

No refunds will be issued after the workshop/training begins.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Teacher Trainings

Cancellations seven (7) days or more before start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations in the six (6) days prior to start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit plus 10% (of total training cost) Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee plus 25% of total training cost will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

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