Yoga Teacher Training eRYT 200 offered by Lila Tandava Teacher Training at Tovami Yoga with Colleen Breeckner, Laurice Nemetz and Christopher Tompkins 

Whether you want to become a teacher or just deepen you practice, teacher training is a beautiful way to transform your life to create more possibility. In teacher training you will not only learn how to teach Yoga, you will also explore your own unique inner landscape through meditation, breathwork and contemplation. In this training we will delve deeply into diet, lifestyle, ethics and what it means to become a community leader.

Cost & Payment: $3,500

Payment options available, $750 deposit holds your spot
Financial Aid is available through Yoga Alliance, apply in advance at:

You Will Learn...

  • How to sequence and teach
  • How to assist and adjust
  • How to recognize and modify injuries and illness
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • The history of Yoga with Christopher Tompkins
  • Yoga philosophy and meditation
  • Chanting and breathwork (pranayama)
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring to help set your focus and uncover and refine your teaching message
  • The business and ethics of Yoga (understanding common pitfalls, how to avoid politics and the diluting of Yoga by staying true to your authentic self)

Our 200 hour course is comprised of 120 hours of curriculum spread over six weekends (see schedule below), plus 50 hours of attending selected teacher enhancement workshops and classes, plus 30 hours of home work. All students enrolled in teacher training have unlimited access to relevant Tovami courses and workshops for the duration of the training period. 


To be announced


Teacher Enhancement Workshops

Teacher training participants get free access to most of these special workshops below, except those with a ** which are available for a discounted price. For more details on all workshops visit our Events Page.


Colleen is a true Yoga Master and has extraordinary talent as a trainer. She can take an individual at any level and help them to achieve degrees of flexibility that one would think impossible. Her gracefulness in demonstration both stimulates and amazes the student.
— Mike Hopkins
Colleen’s abilities and talent are clearly evident the minute she enters a room. Her energy is so positive and calming that her students will keep their overpriced gym memberships just to have the opportunity to train with her. I have trained with others, however Colleen remains the first and single most important influence on the “beginning” of the rest of my life. She is simply amazing. It cannot be stated any other way.
— Jennifer Flowers Maldonado
I am so so excited Lauri will be part of the 200 hour training at Tovami. Lauri’s warm and inviting personality creates such a beautiful space to learn and grow within. As a student and teacher of yoga, I follow Lauri as much as my schedule will allow. For me, she delivers anatomy and the connection to the intricacies of movement in a way that I am able to grab so many pearls of understanding and wisdom. And while we may be on the mat to learn an anatomical theme, Lauri infuses to each teaching a higher connection to a philosophical intention. She is a teacher for all levels and the ultimate teachers teacher! What a gift for us!
Lauri is a skilled, imaginative teacher who draws on her deep knowledge of anatomy, movement, and yoga to provide her students with a uniquely valuable experience. She shows us how to look into the body to see how it works—and she applies the study of anatomy to yoga by taking poses apart and putting them back together from the inside out. It’s fascinating, and she makes it fun, as well. Lauri’s classes are the opposite of dry and boring. Her teaching is dynamic and engaging.
— Sharon AvRutick

For more information, contact Tobi Kundid at or

About The Instructors

Cost & Payment: $3,500

Payment options available, $750 deposit holds your spot
Financial Aid is available through Yoga Alliance, apply in advance at:


For more information, contact Tobi Kundid at or
914-618-4887 or submit your application