Teacher Trainings

Larry Thraen (E-RYT 200 ERYT 500) conducts a 200 and 300 Hour Integrative Therapeutic and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings at locations throughout the world.  He utilizes curriculum meeting the standards established by Yoga Alliance.

The main focus of the asana is grounded in the Krishnamacharya lineage with a focus on Vinyasa (Hatha) flow. This in-depth training also includes specialty areas of teaching such as leading a restorative classes, yoga for beginners, introduction to prenatal yoga and yoga therapeutics. The program integrates the cultivation of skills, passion and intelligence to teach authentically with yoga’s complimentary sister sciences including Ayurveda, the subtle body, and functional anatomy specific to yoga.

Like yoga, this course is a transformative experience and is invaluable for those wishing to teach or seeking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.  Trainees will be encouraged and empowered to develop as individuals and as teachers.  Students who complete the course will feel confident in their ability to teach safely and effectively with insight into the full breath of yoga.

This course is one of the best investments students could make in themselves physically, mentally and spiritually.  Like alchemy, the kula (intentional group)  works to create a sealed container for the transformation to take place.  Through this quality learning experience, lasting friendships will develop and trainees will have information to draw upon long after the program is over.  Students will leave with a stronger asana practice and deeper understanding that yoga is a way of life and a way of BEing!


It is recommended that students have had at least 6 months of regular practice prior to the start of the course. Participating in this training will be a profound experience, taking you to places in your body and mind that you never thought possible. We will be doing lots and lots of yoga, and you will be required to practice for at least 12 hours per week.

A flexible body free of injuries is NOT a requirement for this training. People with all body types and those with physical challenges are encouraged to consider this program. Yoga is at heart a practice of meeting the body where it is at, and then working within yourself to slowly and respectfully move deeper. The struggles and challenges you may face through the course of this training will only make you a better teacher. If you are waiting for the day when you can finally get your foot behind your head to become a teacher or commit to take your practice to the next level, you may be denying yourself the opportunity of a lifetime.

This is an intimate journey as such, class size is strictly limited to under 15 students.

What you will receive from this training:

The foundation of this course is the practice and study of yoga asana and intelligent sequencing. Students will have the opportunity to:

• Deepen one’s own yoga practice: Teaching from the inside out amplifies your own practice.

• Study, tailor and improve their own yoga practice by learning to balance the energetic/ emotional body and Ayruvedicaly balance themselves.

• Gain a greater understanding of the asanas and their effect based on chakra anatomy, and scientific research.  Teaching an alignment based

• Instruct alignment technique- active/passive use of language of methodology and deliver primary/secondary instructions

• Plan intelligent sequencing – the process of aligning poses in a way to evolve into progressively deeper poses smoothly, without a kink or injury.

• Gain insight into their own habitual behaviors and aversions, and learn the tools and skills needed for personal transformation.

• Give adjustments: verbal and physical enhancements to bring students deeper into their practice.

• Assist a yoga class: Observation, shadowing, and full assisting

• Use a theme: Conceive, develop, and skillfully weave life-affirming themes into the practice

•  Effectively facilitate the art of demo: yourself, on a students, and partner demo

• Finding and strengthening their own authentic voice and cultivating stage presence.

• Learn to work with injuries & prenatal students and special populations .

• Enhance communication skills.

• Teach clearly and specifically.

• Develop personal and professional ethics and boundaries in teaching.

• Experiential Learning – Opportunities throughout the course and at the end of the training for students to teach and be provided with feedback.

This course provides a very strong, practical foundation of yoga. As such, it is an important and highly valuable course for yoga practioners and teachers alike. Feedback from this program’s graduates and word of mouth about the program is exceptional. This course is very well rounded with its main focus on learning how to be a safe teacher as attending to students’ needs and creating a safe environment for any size or level of class will ensure your longevity as a teacher.

Weekly guest instructors will host 3-4 hour workshops to deliver  the highest caliber of inspiring,  practical, and applicable information for today’s modern yogi.

Included in this training is 30 hours of Kristina Keller’s Sacred and Somatic Yoga anatomy where students learn functional anatomy and as guided through asana ‘labs’.

Cheryl Scoglio, one of Brene Brown’s senior faculty trains therapists on ‘The Daring Way” and shares a few key components with the teacher training group.

Marci Izard from Feelfoods shares her passion of healthy living foods with the t

and Amanda Field of Republic Yoga leads the group in ‘Radically Honest Yoga’.

LOCATION:  The Good Space Yoga and Pilate Studio, 5757 Woodway, Suite 150 Houston, TX 77057

Time 6-9PM Friday evenings

8-6 PM Sat & Sundas with a 1-hour lunch break and several small breaks.  There is movement throughout the day, asana labs, philosophy (Dharma talks) Anatomy intensives, peer teaching, outside instructors lead specialized workshops.

Current offerings for 200 hr trainings:

Sept. 10 – 12 2015 .

OPTIONAL Sept 16-20th Silent retreat at Margaret Austin Center.  (Additional $150)

Oct. 2- 4

Nov. 6-8

Dec. 4-6

Jan 8-10

Feb 5-7

March 4-6

Early Bird Registration: 10% off if registered by Aug 15, 2015

Investment:  $2,950 (Online payment)

Contact Larry for information about attending or scheduling your teacher training.