The Lotus Pond Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Certification

 Payment & Cancellation Policy


Tuition / Schedule Options:

Tuition includes 200 hours of required training to meet Yoga Alliance certification standards.

Tuition also includes the required books.  

Lotus Pond Retreat House and Mountain Retreat accommodations are priced separately.

Tuition - $2,800: Monthly weekend programs & weekly classes at the Lotus Pond.

Additional costs with Mountain Immersion:

additional expenses start at $1,204.00 (see below).



A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due upon registration to the program.

The balance of the tuition may be paid in monthly interest-free bank withdrawals.


Certificate of completion is only issued when payments are made in full.



The deposit of $350 is non-refundable. There is no refund for voluntary withdrawal from the program. If withdrawal is due to a medical condition and required by a doctor, the following will apply: A service fee of 25% of the full non-discounted tuition rate will be assessed for early departure from the program (the $350 deposit is non-refundable and is not included in this calculation). The cost of training hours completed that exceeds the service fee will be charged at the rate of $15.00 per hour.  No refunds are issued for hours already completed or partially attended. Make up sessions may incur additional fees.  If a student withdraws from the program, continued training must be initiated within 18 months of withdrawal or the student must reinstate training from the start and pay full current tuition fees.
Students registered in Mountain Immersion program can only change to a local program with the approval of the director (no price adjustment will be made for the transfer).
Mountain Intensive:  In the case of cancellation made by the Lotus Pond, airline fares would not be reimbursed, however, the airline change fee (maximum $175) would be reimbursed by the Lotus Pond.

Lotus Pond Retreat House for Tampa Weekends:

Rooms are available at the Lotus Pond Retreat House at rates ranging from $65 to $125 per night.  

See the “Lodging” tab at

Mountain Immersion at Art of Living Center, Boone NC:

Additional expenses start at $1,204.00, inclusive of Mountain Training fees, room, and 3 meals per day.  Prices vary depending on the style of the room.  Follow the link from the Lotus Pond Teacher Training page to the Art of Living Retreat Center to view the room choices.  Book early to secure your room selection




The Lotus Pond / Teacher Training

200-Hour Certification Criteria


Certification Criteria:

This course is intended to result in your certification as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  Certified teachers must possess the skills and abilities necessary to safely and competently teach Hatha yoga.  The majority of students will complete this program and be certified.  We reserve the right, however, to withhold certification from any student who fails to develop the skills necessary to competently and safely teach Hatha yoga.  Every attempt will be made to provide input throughout the program about teaching deficits that might impede certification.  The program director and teaching staff will use the following criteria to establish student eligibility for certification:


Graduation/Approval will be based on completion of the required 200 hour standards:

-Knowledge of the material as expressed in discussion groups and private sessions-

-Ability to communicate clearly and utilize effective teaching techniques-

-Understanding of teacher ethics-

-Ability to correctly and safely demonstrate and verbally direct students into asanas-


Non-Approval would be the result of an inability to demonstrate the basic teachings of a yoga class; a demonstrated lack of knowledge of safety in the classroom; or deviation from the code of ethics.


Practice Teaching:

Full participation in every practice-teach session is mandatory for certification.



100% attendance is required for all sessions, including the on-time arrival to classes.  If you need to miss a session, prior arrangements must be made with your teacher.  After three absences, students are required to have a consultation with the Program Director.  After four absences, there is an assessment of the student’s program qualifications.  Make-up sessions may incur additional fees.  


Required Reading:

Written reviews or participation in group discussions on the required reading material must be completed prior to certification.


Course Fee:

All program fees need to be paid in full prior to receiving certification.

6201 Lynn Road

Tampa, FL 33625


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