Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

 Teacher Training


Dedicated yoga practitioners are invited to join The Yoga Loft instructors to explore this special personal growth and development opportunity.

 Alignment Based Flow

with leading Yoga Loft teachers who collectively have decades of experience: Jennifer Craig, Larisa Forman, Anne Gilbride, Julie Helmes and Hilary Richard


Application Deadline: August 31


Join Yoga Loft instructors to develop and deepen your understanding of yoga. This 200-hour teacher training introduces you to the multifaceted world of yoga principles and practice. This training is specifically designed to help curious, passionate students strengthen their practice, and to safely teach yoga to others.

Fridays 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Saturdays 1:30 - 8:00 pm
Sundays 12:15 - 7:45 pm

  • 2019 Dates

    • September 13, 14, 15

    • October (double month) 4, 5, 6  and 18,19, 20

    • November 1, 2, 3

    • December 6, 7, 8

  • 2020 Dates

    • January (double month)  3, 4, 5 and 24, 25, 26

    • February 7, 8, 9

    • March 6, 7, 8

    • April 3, 4, 5

    • May 1, 2, 3 (graduation)

Teacher Training Instructors



Non-refundable deposit: $500 (Required to hold a space. Included in your tuition.)

Full tuition: $3,200

Two installments:
1. Due 9/13/2019
2. Due 1/3/2020


Cancellations made two weeks before the training start date will be fully refunded (this does not include the deposit). Cancellations within two weeks of the training start date (9/13) or after will receive a prorated refund. Cancellations made after November 1, 2019 are non-refundable.

PACKAGE 1 - FULL SIZE W/ SHARED BATH  Features: Shared Bath, Ocean Views, Air Conditioning, Modern Suite, Full Size Bed

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 many of Boston's leading yoga studios, and is a presenter at The Nantucket Yoga Festival.

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Jennifer Craig has always been fascinated with the abilities of the human body, by its movement, its strength, and limitless capabilities. She studied Exercise Physiology and graduated with a degree in Sport Management. It wasn't until her first yoga class that she found a natural healing effect and calming union between the mind and body. “Yoga is so much more than a physical workout~ It’s about letting go, staying present and starting fresh with each new breath.” Jennifer fell in love with the detoxifying qualities and clarity she felt after a hot vinyasa practice and wanted to share this experience with others. Jennifer has studied with Toby Kumin and Natalie Smith of Boston Yoga and also completed Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Trainings with Baron Baptiste. 

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Anne Gilbride discovered yoga 23 years ago while living in Dallas Texas and completing her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She came to yoga as a competitive athlete and initially loved the external physical gains that her body made in flexibility and strength. She soon realized that the true "power" in yoga lies in its ability to cultivate the internal aspects of emotional balance and clarity of mind. Anne has attended teacher training with Baron Baptiste, PranaVayu training with David Magone. Over the past 12 years she has been traveling the world from Costa Rica to Greece attending retreats with Shiva Rea. Shiva's style of practice allowed Anne to develop a unique blend of Power and fluid dance flow yoga. Anne has been a Chiropractor for 22 years and has lived and worked in Marblehead for the past 16 years. Her Doctoral studies included Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. Her extensive knowledge of the body and patterns of dynamic movement give her a unique insight into yoga Asana. "The discipline and practice of yoga has led me to the understanding that my experiences on my mat mimic my life!

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Julie Helmes discovered the whole-body benefits of yoga after years of playing high-intensity sports. Yoga became a mental and physical escape where she found new space to build balance in her life. Some of her first yogic inspirations came from teachers at the studio, including; Jennifer Craig, Ivana Ustariz and Lisa Faia. Over the years her personal practice has evolved, she experimented with different varieties of yoga and is now dedicated to her ashtanga practice under teachers Alicia Orr and Alessandra Miel. Julie completed her first teacher training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica and returned to Boston to teach. It was during her teacher training that she was first introduced to Ayurveda; the ancient Indian health science. Ayurveda is the perfect complement to yoga and a lifestyle that she wanted to pursue. Through her own health journey she chose to study deeper and become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Julie earned her 200-hour certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica and is a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor.


Hilary Richard (E-RYT500) was first certified in 2012 by Claire Este-McDonald and Gregor Singleton of Divine Play Yoga.  She specializes in Vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga, with a fierce passion for vinyasa. She enjoys the freedom of vinyasa’s unique sequencing, individuality, artistic and spiritual style. She felt liberated and overtime her teaching methods evolved into her own unique expression.

Hilary has strayed away from the alignment teachings of older lineages, to embrace the newer ways of teaching with an understanding that bodies are different, and alignment ideas are not finite.

Hilary completed her 300 hour training with Josh Summers and Terry Cockburn of the Summers School of Yin Yoga. She completed more than 50 hours of training in restorative yoga with renowned Jillian Pransky of Yogaworks NYC, and is trained as a Reiki master in the ancient healing modality. She believes that we should never stifle our desire to learn, to ask questions, and to revisit our previous beliefs when it comes to the practice



“I graduated from The Yoga Loft Teacher Training Program in May 2017. When I signed up, I had no idea how profoundly transformative it would be. The depth and vastness of the teaching and material I received prepared me fully, to teach safe and thoughtful Yoga classes. The whole experience also expanded my personal Spiritual journey, enabling me to stand more fully in my authenticity. I will be forever grateful to my teachers. Namaste.” - Gurdeep Bhogal


“It took my yoga practice to a whole other level and the knowledge and kindness that Larissa and Vito showed and shared with us was beyond anything I could have hoped for. We all became a family and cheered each other on and even on the days or nights that you felt it was just too much you kept on going because of the wonderful support and friendship of the other yogis in the class. Two years later I am still practicing and learning and still have that connection with the people in my training session and I am so proud and grateful and blessed to be able to say that I DID IT and you can, too!” - Joan Demakis