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Below is a description of our 200hr program. 

Beginning Fall of 2018, we will have a new approach, offering single weekend individual content modules. These will be open to practitioners looking to expand their knowledge, AND  for current certified yoga teachers looking to gain continuing education credits. Click here to be notified as program details are finalized.

Sept. 2017 – May 2018

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

with Larisa Forman and Vito Politano
hosted exclusively by The Yoga Loft of Marblehead

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Aspiring yoga instructors and dedicated yoga practitioners
are invited to join two of Boston’s premier yoga teachers
for this special personal growth and development opportunity.


Over 10 weekends, you will gain a deeper understanding of your personal practice, the path of yoga, and the skills to effectively share it with others. The programming meets The Yoga Alliance 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) standards but far exceeds the requirements. Graduates of this Teacher Training are automatically eligible to register as a RYT with The Yoga Alliance. 200-hour certification will be granted upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. All classes will be personally taught by Larisa and Vito. Additional faculty is brought in to cover special topics such as pre-natal yoga, advanced pranayama and meditation techniques.

Topics Covered:

  • Philosophy of Yoga
  • The Laws of Karma
  • The ancient ethical rules of Yoga and how to implement them in a modern daily life
  • Asana: main postures and variations
  • Alignment-based Vinyasa and extended hold/restorative
  • Sequencing: intelligent design methods for various student levels and class themes
  • Various class/workshop/intensive algorithms
  • Alignment, Cueing and Transitions
  • Assisting : effective hands-on adjustments, including Thai massage techniques
  • Modifying the practice for real bodies
  • Pranayama: breathing techniques
  • Meditation techniques
  • Sanskrit for Yoga teachers
  • Anatomy and physiology for Yoga teachers
  • Therapeutic yoga and safely modifying yoga for specific populations: pre-natal, chair yoga, injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Practice teaching and feedback
  • The business of Yoga, building and sustaining your community, the use of social media, yoga teacher resume

Among the many unique and valuable experiences of this teacher training, you will have a real life, hands-on teaching opportunities at The Yoga Loft through its Community Yoga class. A closed Facebook group will also be established where you can remain in close contact with your teachers and fellow Sadhakas,

Fridays 7 – 10 pm
Saturdays 12:15 – 7:45 pm
Sundays 11:45 – 7:15 pm

Tuition: $3200

  • Tuition includes a complete training manual; required reading books (est. $100-$120), meals and transportation are your responsibility
  • Payment plans are available; please inquire


  • At least 1 year of yoga practice experience
  • A minimum of 6 months practice with either Larisa Forman and/or Vito Politano
  • We hope you are free of major physical injuries going into the program. Minor injuries will be discussed during the initial interview and the decision will be made by your teachers.
  • We expect your full commitment and 100% attendance

Reserve Your Spot in Teacher Training!

Space is limited.  Click here here to email Larisa (larisa@fulltimeyogi.com) to request an application, schedule your initial interview/individual assessment, and for the mailing address for your initial deposit. Your assessment will be held in-person, but if you live out of the area, a Skype interview will be considered. Upon successful interview completion, you must send Larisa a non-refundable deposit of $250 to hold your spot, check payable to Yoga Sanctuary. 

    About Your Instructors:

    Larisa and Vito have 20 years of combined yoga teaching experience in Boston.

    Larisa Forman holds a coveted 600H Life of a Yogi Degree with her beloved Guru Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC. Other certifications include 200 PranaVayu Yoga TT with David Magone, a self realization immersion with Sri Yogi Andrey Ram Om, Sanskrit studies with Anthony Cerulli, The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita Studies with American Indologist  Edwin Francis Bryant, PH.D, Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery and Beyond Teacher Training with Camille Kittrell, M.S, Lebed Method certification with Sherry Lebed Davis, at Dana-Farber, Boston, Ma, Multiple hundreds of hours of immersions, retreats, workshops with leading yoga teachers nationally and internationally. Larisa assisted David Magone, founder of PranaVayu Yoga in teacher trainings, mentorship programs, accelerated module asana practices. Larisa continues her education with master Yoga teacher Konstantin Bazarov,  Krishna Das and Sharon Salztberg. Larisa was recognized as a yoga teacher for The Ultimate Day of Wellness in Boston by Well and Good NYC. Larisa is a founder of Yoga Live, she leads workshops and teaches an extensive schedule at all the leading Boston yoga studios and is a presenter at The Nantucket Yoga Festival

    Vito Politano holds the prestigious 500 Level with Natasha Rizopoulos and also Barbara Benagh through Down Under Yoga. Vito’s 200 hour trainings include study with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks method and assisting David Magone in the Pranavayu method. Additional trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater(Alignment/Physiology, Restorative and Low Back and SI), Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), Elise Browning Miller (Yoga for Scoliosis), Ana Forrest (Teacher Intensive) , Seane Corn (Vinyasa Training), and Marc St.Pierre (Anusara Immersion I). Additional Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutics trainings with Julie Gudmestad, Ellen Heed, Roger Cole, Santosh Karmacharya, Doug Keller and Tom Meyers.

    Vito trained in Thai Yoga Massage with Shai Plonski through Still Light Centre and the Lotus Palm School and initiated Craniosacral Therapy training with Kate Peck to better understand the body and provide a deeper level of healing.

    Vito is excited to offer his own Yoga Teacher Training in partnership with well respected friend and teacher Larisa through the Yoga Loft of Marblehead starting Fall 2016. Vito also teaches and mentors students in Yoga Teacher Trainings through Yoga Works, Barre & Soul, and previously through Charlestown Yoga and B Yoga. Vito was named a Lululemon Ambassador in 2012. 



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is yoga teacher training for me?

    Yes – it will change your life forever.

    What should I expect from the initial interview?

    In a friendly environment we will discuss your goals and expectations, your intentions and motivation.

    Do I have to have an advanced yoga practice?

    No. This teacher training is designed for everyone. We do ask that you maintain a regular yoga practice.

    Is there an age requirement?

    Anyone enrolled in high school on the first day of teacher training will be considered for an interview. There is no age limit.

    Will I be able to teach at the Yoga Loft after I graduate?

    You will have an opportunity to teach/assist within The Yoga Loft Community Class during your Teacher Training. Upon successful graduation we encourage you to apply to be considered for teaching positions. There is no guarantee of placement, but we will keep your resume for consideration as soon as new classes become open.

    What are the attendance requirements?

    We expect 100% attendance, your full focus and commitment to this process.

    Registration, terms and conditions:

    Your deposit of $250 to reserve your space is non-refundable. Full payment (or the first installment of requested payment plan) must be received on or before the first day of teacher training. To request a payment plan, please email Larisa at Larisa@fulltimeyogi.com