Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.
— Brene Brown


Perhaps you have always wanted to lead yoga classes, maybe this is a new inspiration, or perhaps you’re still not sure that you are ready to lead, but you’re yearning to deepen your yoga practice with an intensive training program. Well, you have come to the right place!


Sculpted Lotus Yoga is based on the belief that we can carve out and shape our lives in whatever manner we choose. We design our life as though it were a piece of art, fluid, dynamic, shifting and changing like a sculpture that is never quite completed. Completion is not the goal. The aim is to fall in love with the process of refinement while we learn and grow. We are committed to expansion and becoming lifelong students.

Yoga is a practice of remaining open and available for our lessons both obvious and subtle, so that we can continue to show up truthfully in our lives. Yoga practice helps us observe habitual patterns of thought and movement that inhibit efficient flow of energy (prana) through our body which contributes to discontent in our lives. The practice of yoga will make you more mindful of what you put in your mental and physical space, and the outcome is a more comfortable experience with your body, your thoughts, and authentic relationships.

The application of practice should be challenging enough to be enchanting,

approachable enough to be sustainable,

and frequent enough to be auspicious.

A consistent personal connection to practice is necessary for the individual to be successful in their practice.

The teacher is there as a guide handing down traditions, and offering experience to align and enhance. The student is required to do the work consistently, repeatedly, with the intention of being there.

About your teacher, Lauren Danner 

Lauren begin practicing yoga in 2000 little did she know at the time that this practice had the power to change her life. In 2007 she trained with Baron Baptiste and began teaching yoga full-time at Yoga Pearl in Portland, Oregon and at Nike world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. She fell in love with cross training athletes, teaching yoga in the workplace, finding presence in the practice, and helping others explore their fullest potential.

What you can expect from completing SLY YTT

After completing the Sculpted Lotus Yoga teacher training, you can expect to be able to:

-Confidently lead a yoga class in the styles of Vinyasa, gentle flow, power Vinyasa, detox flow, and restorative yoga.

-Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and modifications/enhancements to postures

-Learn the history of Yoga including yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and the ethics of yoga

-Develop a personal practice with self study

-Understand the energetics of breath, postures, sequencing, and meditation including familiarity with the central nervous system

-Create a plan for sustained growth of your own teaching and personal development for the future.

-Acquire well-rounded knowledge of the business of yoga, the requirements for teaching, and how to get work as a yoga teacher.

This training is very thorough. We will cover everything you need to know about leading a yogic inspired lifestyle as well as the information and education you need to develop personally and professionally as a yoga instructor. For this reason, please only apply if you are looking to genuinely participate in the whole course AND take the time to do all of your home assignments/self study.

Because of the material covered and the time we spend learning, no weekends can be missed. If you must miss any sessions, you will need to purchase make up time for an additional cost.

Total investment: 

$2500 early bird pricing

$2600 after 9/28/19

$2400 if paid in full in cash up front

$500 Fee will hold your spot in the training, if you need a payment plan, please email Lauren Danner and we will absolutely work something out to make this possible for you. This can be paid online or in studio by cash or card.

What is included in this total: 

Total training cost includes unlimited yoga classes at Sculpted Lotus Yoga Studio regularly scheduled classes, class assisting opportunities and lead instructor feedback, teacher training manual and a practice guide.

What is NOT included in this total cost:

There will be additional books to purchase that we will read and study for this teacher training that will need to be purchased prior to the start of training.

Book list:

How Yoga Works by Gense Michael Roach

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Starbucks Experience by Joseph Michelli

The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele

The Yoga Sutras of Paranjali by Chip Hartranft

Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Body by Judith Hanson Lasater

Recommended additions:

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

How to Apply:

You can apply to hold your spot with a $500 deposit and an essay that describes:

1. Why you became a student of yoga and how your yoga practice has inspired and supported you up to this point in your life.

2. Why you would like to teach yoga and the qualities that you possess that you believe will make you a great yoga teacher.

3. Write about a teacher in your life who has inspired you; this can be a teacher of any subject. What were the qualities of this teacher that you found inspiring and how did they impact your life?


Please email essay to Lauren Danner at

Schedule of Training:

This teacher training takes place every other weekend for 5 months.

November 8-10

November 22-24

December 6-8

December 20-22

January 3-5

January 17-19
January 31- February 2
February 14-16

February 28-March 1

Friday Nights

6 pm-9:45 pm


8 am-5:30 pm (lunch break)


10 am -6:30 pm (please pack a lunch to minimize break time)