July 2022

200 hour and 300 hour mentorships for the Yoga Alliance Approved programs in Yoga Teacher Training. The online program is economical and self - paced at your schedule with videos and one on ones scheduled with me so that the cost can remain low. Mentorship program is also available and scheduled with a little more accountability and structure to keep you on pointe.

Email me at Happy Summer!

February 14, 2022

Back in the south! Be Yoga Teacher training 200 hour Hilton Head Island and Marietta, GA February-June, 2022

Sept. 30, 2020

Hey all. I'm back in LA and running 200 hour and 300 hour mentorships for the Yoga Alliance Approved programs in Yoga Teacher Training. It is all self - paced at your schedule with videos and one on ones scheduled with me so that the cost can remain low.

Email me at to book or you can book here at a slightly higher cost. Let me know if you have any questions and stay safe, centered and sane!


June 2020

So, this happened?! Everyone's lives turned upside down like a yogi headstand and as we navigate the new normal we are becoming more clever on how to survive.

Here are my offerings for the rest of the year. I love seeing everyone in person but that's just how it is these days. Check out my weekly classes on Patreon on my upcoming virtual retreat and teacher training. Links below. If you book through this site or Facebook - there is 10% discount!

Hey gang, 
So I’m going back to LA for a time and hopefully back soon.  I just wanted to thank you for letting me be a part of your community and offer a way for us to connect through Patreon or any of the online trainings or retreats I am offering. 
In the mean time, stay safe, centered and sane!

3 Day Firefly Reboot YOU Virtual Yoga Retreat

27 Day 200-Hour Online Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Patreon Page – Weekly Classes tailor made for YOU – many membership options for the budget conscious

What a year.  6 trainings, several countries and many happy yogis!!

Up Next with Firefly Yoga & Massage and Laurie Searle 2020

April 2020

Coming up next in April and beyond.....

You know that calm, relaxed, yet focused feeling you have after a yoga class?  Would you like to be able to start each day with that same feeling?  Sadhana is a spiritual routine you create for yourself and is different for everyone.  When you create a routine for yourself, even for just five minutes, you will find you have more time in your day.  Join Laurie Searle, aka Lady Yoga, for this creative way to find more time in your day by creating your personal sadhana spiritual routine. This all levels workshop will include movement, meditation and brainstorming so each participant can determine the tools and routines they need to inspire their personal sadhana practice. *This workshop is eligible for  2 contact hour CEUs with Yoga Alliance for RYTs.

September/October - Nothing more romantic than France, am I right?  Fall in love with yourself there and deepen your practice with this 300 Hour Teacher Training - coming September 2020.  Not a teacher?  Come join us for the retreat in October!

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Monthly workshops 2020 can be found here

Take part in these workshops for fun, continuing education or use them to apply towards your advanced teaching certificate for the Yoga Alliance Approved 300 hour YTT Program.  Email for more information.      

Feb. 1st - 300hr Workshop 1 - Anatomy of Asana                                              Feb. 14th Yoga The Musical - Make up/Break up songs - practice and sing along!                                                                                                                         Mar. 7th  - Special Populations
Apr. 18th - Subtle Body - Living the Layers
June 6th - Children/Prenatal
Aug. 15th - Sacred Texts
Sept. 12th - Joint Rehab - Working with Certain Injuries
Oct. 17th - Creating Your Own Sadhana/Practice and Meditation
Nov. 14th - Ayurveda - Living the Yogic Lifestyle...and still having fun!

June-September 2020 200 hour YTT Yoga Teacher training in Cambodia!

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3 intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training retreats in Cambodia - a stunning country and respite within and between your travels.


Tavoos Garden- A venue for inspiration, wellness and gatherings. A much needed group of services all under one roof for the fast expanding town of Siem Reap. Click the pic for more info and all the dates below!

February 1 – February 20 2019


Spring 2019 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training At BE Yoga, Atlanta...dates and info the pic for more info!

 Be Yoga 200YTT 2019 Be Yoga 300YTT 2019

Be Yoga 200 Hour YTT Program August 2019


Holy Crap...Colorado was amazing - the people, teachers and epic beauty.  I'm so grateful to have called Aspen Shakti my home and look forward to going back next summer season

On to the next....

Ayurvedic Weekend at my new home studio, BE Yoga the pic below for registration.

October 13/14 2018

Come Summer with me in Aspen, CO June/July 2018 -  the remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide.  Yoga on the mountain top and massage in one of the most stunning studio spaces you have ever seen.  Click below for more info.

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Back in Hotlanta!  Come fly and float with us!  200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification and Continuing Education units with the below workshops...

November 25th, Light On Lotus Mar Vista, CA - Body P.A.C.T. workshop - introduction to yoga for eating disorders open to all levels and all teachers and FREE!

March 2018 - 200 Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training Certification Be Yoga, Marietta, GA

Basic Massage Intensive: From May 21 to May 30, 2018
200hr Yoga Alliance Approved Certification in Hatha Vinyasa Flow: From June 1 to June 21, 2018

Yoga Cabarete Dominican Republic


The Training Includes:

2 delicious and healthy farm to table meals per day (breakfast and lunch)

10 day (Basic Massage)/ 21 day (200hr Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training) accommodations in paradise (room choices available for your budget)

Manual for Yoga and/or massage

Techniques/Training and practice sessions in Yoga and/or massage
Daily asana and meditation

A variety of excursions you can enjoy at an extra cost on your days off

Stunning white sandy beaches, rejuvenating wellness escape in between training sessions and studying,

Affordable and easy to get to, deep and rich culture, lasting friendships!

Daily Schedule:

5-6 days per week we meet at 7-8:15am for Yoga Practice

Breakfast at 8:30-9:30  Lecture at 9:45am-1pm

Lunch from 1:15-2:30pm

Lecture and practice teach from 2:45-5pm

5-6pm short asana practice and meditation

Past Workshops and Trainings include....

Indianapolis City Yoga Indianapolis August 2017

Exploring Ayurveda with Laurie Searle

Location: Nourish Wellness-64th & Hoover​


August 25th, 26th, & 27th

Complete Weekend: $180/$140 until July 31st
Individual Session: $45/$35 until July 31st

CEU's available for all sessions

Ayurveda is the ancient, holistic approach to health and wellbeing and is commonly known as the "sister science" to yoga. Formed in India 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda focuses on the individual's constitution to bring balance to the individual's physical, emotional, and mental health. Ayurveda uses diet, yoga, meditation, pranayama, wellness techniques (such as the neti pot), and lifestyle routines to bring balance into the individual's life. There is no one size fits all method, and techniques for wellbeing can change with season, age, and lifestyle changes. Join Laurie Searle in exploring the basics of Ayurveda, different aspects of this ancient practice, and how to bring these techniques into your personal life.
Laurie Searle, E-RYT500, has been teaching for over twenty years and leads teacher trainings in the Los Angeles area and internationally through the Sphota Yoga School. She is the founder of F.E.D.(Fight Eating Disorders), a 501c3 humanitarian non-profit organization offering assistance for those suffering from eating disorders who are unable to afford medical support. Laurie is also the creator and writer of Lady Yoga, Superhero, featured monthly in LA Yoga Magazine, and Miami Yoga Magazine.

Ayurveda and Yoga: The Basics of Ayurveda  with Workshop Teacher at Nourish Wellness-64th & Hoover​
FriDate: 8/25/2017From: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ayurveda is the ancient, holistic system of medicine and sister science to yoga.  Our dosha (constitution) is affected differently today than it was in ancient times.  Learn and explore your dosha (constitution) and how we can navigate those societal norms in a healthy way. Having a deeper understanding of others' behavior and doshas is another important part of wellbeing.  Participants will learn how to properly sequence a class for yourself and/or others for the  time of day, year, age, physical, and/or emotional issues.  Workshop will include lecture and asana practice.
Kitchadi Kitchen: A Savory Staple Dish in Indian Culture  with Workshop Teacher at Nourish Wellness-64th & Hoover​
SatDate: 8/26/2017From: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ayurveda, the science of life, provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies.  Kitchadi is just one of the recommendations for living and being yoga. It is a sattvic or balanced food for all body types, providing the perfect combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It is 100% vegetarian, natural, and wholesome and provides a great base for your favorite vegetables and other dishes.  Join Laurie Searle for a step-by-step class on how to prepare this staple dish.
This workshop includes two hours prep plus one hour on enjoyment.
Yogassage: Abhyanga Self Massage & Self Care  with Workshop Teacher at Nourish Wellness-64th & Hoover​
SatDate: 8/26/2017From: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yogassage combines the work of yoga and massage to work the body from the outside to the inside.  In this all levels workshop, we merge dynamic flow, static holds, and self massage to restore the body to its original open and supple space.  Deep breath is the foundation of this practice, dynamic flow warms the body, static holds deepen the opening of joints and soft tissue, and self-massage techniques are introduced to relieve pain and deepen the experience.  In addition to movement, we will be exploring Marma Points of Ayuveda: The Energy Pathways for Healing the Body, Mind, and Consciousness.  Workshop will conclude with a tri-dosha deep relaxation.
Creating A Daily Routine & Practice with Workshop Teacher at Nourish Wellness-64th & Hoover​
SunDate: 8/27/2017From: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sadhana is a daily practice specially designed to work for your needs and desires on and off the mat. This easy to access workshop is for anyone looking to deepen their physical practice while also gaining a deeper understanding of the philosophy, tradition, breathing, and meditation involved in a well rounded daily practice. Notice how techniques of Ayurveda enhance self care and daily practice (including neti pot,  tongue scraping, nuali, and more).
Workshop includes lecture and discussion in addition to one hour flow using Hatha Yoga Pradipika postures.

Yoga Cabarate at eXtreme Hotel Dominican Republic

The Early bird gets the deal.....

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Firefly Yoga and Massage, Little Corn Island Nicaragua -  Yoga Teacher Training in Paradise!!! 

Training in Little Corn Island at Firefly Yoga & Massage hosts a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training beginning March 1st-31st, 2017.  Please note, our massage training has been canceled.  Email 

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Firefly Yoga & Massage is a mentorship/small group 200/300/500 hour Yoga Alliance approved program in Hatha Vinyasa Flow based in Santa Monica, California, taught virtually and internationally on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua.
Rates are competitive and payment plans are available.

Continuing education units are also available for those accruing hours toward their 300/500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification program.

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Lady Yoga aka Laurie Searle in Atlanta

June 11th at Evolation Yoga from 12:30-2:30

Evolation Yoga

June 17th and 18th at Be Yoga

 Be Yoga Atlanta

HELLOOOOOOO Colorado!!!!!

Join me in Vail in April 2016......

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Sunstone Academy 200 Hour Program and Workshops

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December 2015

-Dallas!! What's up y'all?!

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November 2015 Hey Indiana....Get ready to burn up your Turkey and Stuffin'...CardiYoga comes to Terre Haute!!!


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-200/300/500 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Mentorship.

Set your own hours.  Change your life!  6-12 weeks depending on the time you have available to commit to your studies.
Continuing education units are available for teachers who want to work with special populations including eating disorders in/out patient clinics in tandem with F.E.D. Fight Eating and as well as the at-risk population with
In person in Santa Monica, CA or via Facetime/Skype -wherever you are.
HERE for syllabus and application.

Previous Training & Workshops


Indianapolis, Here I come!! Join me for this delicious workshop where we get to enjoy the sense of touch, enhance and advance our postures from the inside out.  City Yoga Indianapolis!


-If you have ever wanted to get certified in teaching Yoga, now is the time.  Sign up for our small group or individual mentorship program beginning October 24th and running from 8-10 weeks.

Email for more information.


-We hiring teachers for the 2016/2017 season at Firefly Yoga and Massage in Little Corn Island Nicaragua.  Firefly Yoga And Massage

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Email if you are available for 3 months to live in paradise, have fun and work living your dream!

JULY 2015

-Laurie is teaming up with one of her favorite teachers, Isabelle Casey from Be Yoga Studio in Atlanta and the online Yoga resource -  This beautiful retreat will be one not to miss!!

Email for questions.

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JUNE 2015: Laurie Searle and The Sphota Yoga School are accepting applications for the 200, 300 and 500 hour Yoga Alliance Approved training in Hatha Vinyasa Flow....wanna flow deeper into your practice?  Teach kids, pregnant mommies or seasonally based yoga classes steeped in Ayurveda?  Don't have a ton of time to join a formal training and want to schedule on your own terms through a mentorship and get one on one coaching in the time you have, need and in the way you learn?  Email for more information.  Rolling admission is always...rolling! So don't wait, start now, change your life and change the life of so many others!

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Sphota Yoga School: Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Hatha 200/300/500 Hour

Flow deeper into your practice with this 4- to 12-week program that will steep you in Yoga as a way of life – to work out, work in, build awareness, and build income.

Sphota, in sanskrit, literally means "to burst." It is creative, unstoppable, and indivisible. Burst from where you are and tap into a deeper love of yoga and your practice.

AdjustmentsPlease use the CONTACT for more information, to sign up for one-on-one mentorship, small group or virtual teacher trainings or for payment plan options.

Join our community, led by Laurie Searle, a.k.a. "Lady Yoga." From Pranayama, Anatomy, Philosophy, to the science of Ayurveda, you'll explore and leave this program with a thorough understanding of what Yoga means to you, and the healing it can bring as a day-to-day physical and mental practice. You will have a nationally esteemed certification you can take anywhere from your home mat to your local studio, or any place where Vinyasa Flow/Hatha are offered.

A portion of the proceeds of each teacher training go towards F.E.D. (Fight Eating Disorders), a non-profit organization set up to assist those without medical insurance find the help they need to heal their eating disorders.

Sphota Yoga is a school based in Los Angeles, but travels to individual studios to provide their teachers and practitioners with the most qualified experience necessary to lead classes and soothe the body and mind.

The independent study/Mentorship program is available for busy people who cannot take time off for a weekly structured schedule. We will find the time for you to fit in your practice and your training.


Juicy Joints
We have 360 joints in the body. Learn the most practical ways to keep the joints of the body lubricated and juicy, reducing pain and inflammation allowing us to be flexible, strong and balanced. All ages and levels welcome.

Sweet Hearts
Great one for February - Whether you are in love with your mate or your job - this is s good one to keep the shoulders and heart open. Happy Valentine’s Day everyday!!

Learn the anatomy of the knee and the most practical ways to keep ‘em healthy and happy whether recovering or avoiding injury.

Creating the Daily Practice
Sadhana is a daily practice specially designed to work for your needs and desires on and off the mat. This easy to access workshop is for anyone looking to deepen their physical practice while also gaining a deeper understanding of the philosophy, tradition, breathing and meditation involved in a well rounded daily practice.

Hip-Hop yoga
No, we don't listen to Kanye but we do get the hips moving and shaking in a way that will leave you hopping out of the studio.

Learn the best ways to enjoy open hips, free emotional blockages and prevent or recover from injury.

A great way to torch calories, stretch AND strengthen the body in one complete class. This is the gym and studio in one. CardiYoga is based in the Ashtanga primary series and is infused with cardio interval bursts to raise the heart rate, detox, energize, tone and elongate the body. All levels welcome but should be familiar with basic yoga poses.

Pranayama Workshop
Pranayama allows us to direct our energy to the deepest part of the self. Controlling and maintaining our energy gives us the ability to savor each moment we have and spend it wisely in our every day life providing us with a deeper sense of understanding of ourselves, each other, our purpose and our passion.

Advanced Posture Workshop
Asana is one of the most fun of the 8 limbs of yoga. You don’t have to be the bendiest most acrobatic yogi to benefit from challenging postures.

The advanced posture workshop is a spring-board jumping off foundational postures and leaping through fear without attachment to result by allowing our bodies and minds to take flight, push our edges and limits on and off the mat.

Adjustments Workshop
Proper alignment is key for the body and mind. This workshop is for teachers and students to learn the appropriate physical alignment for each individual and how to self adjust in your own personal practice. Keeping the bones, muscles and joints in the right position allowing space to stretch, engage and restore.

Yogassage works the body from the outside, inside out. You know your body best. In this all levels class we merge dynamic flow, static holds and self massage to restore the body to it's original open and supple space. Deep breath is the foundation of this class, dynamic flow warms the body, static holds deepen the stretch and self massage techniques are introduced to relieve pain and deepen the experience.

Kitchadi Kitchen
Kitchadi is a savory staple dish in the Indian culture.

Ayurveda ‘the science of life,’ provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. Kitchadi is just one of the recommendations for living and being yoga. It is a sattvic or balanced food for all body types, providing the perfect combination of fat, protein and carbohydrates. It is 100% vegetarian, natural and wholesome and provides a great base for your favorite vegetables and other dishes. It's delish!

Body P.A.C.T –
Reflecting Your Best Self Through Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga
Learning to love the physical body from the inside out, e learn to make a pact with ourselves and manage our day-to-day stress by healing and recovering from issues with food through yoga, meditation and breathing. We reignite our Purpose; Appreciate what we are given and how we use our bodies, minds and souls; remain Compassionate to our bodies by treating it with respect; and Trust that we are doing what we need to fuel ourselves towards our highest good for ourselves and others. This four-part system is an accessible way to deal with the everyday stresses of life by identifying the triggers that set us off while finding healthy ways to navigate through to the other side of stress – arriving back to our original form of peace, calm, tranquility and openness.

Teen Empowerment Bootcamp
Find your individuality and define your deepest wishes, goals, and dreams. We begin with deep breathing and seated stretches to get focused. We decorate our visualization journals with pictures we can draw or collect from magazines. We create spirit statements that we can look to whenever we need inspiration or motivation. Each girl will leave with her own personal visualization journal and spirit statement to use daily to record her progress toward her goals.

Fit Fete
Fit Fete is a fantastic feel-good way to have fun. Whether its your graduation, bachelorette, birthday or any day to celebrate, invite the girls over for a sweaty soiree that’s filled with heart pumping, muscle strengthening, energetic stretching and most importantly, rejuvenating laughter and maybe a little gossip. This two-hour session’ll work you from the inside out. Guided with an awesome soundtrack inspired by your event, we’ll bring over and teach you how to use and experiment with exercise equipment you can use in your home anytime you want. It’s a guilt free way to pre-party while torching calories and blissing your way into the night with friends.

Guest teaching Hatha Vinyasa Flow Complete 200, 300 & 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved programs and/or

Modules in Philosophy & History

Anatomy, Alignment & Adjustments Asana and Sequencing Business of Yoga
The Subtle Body Nutrition, Lifestyle

For more information please email us, call us at 917-300-9774 or download the workshop brochure below!

Sphota Yoga Workshop and Continuing Education Brochure

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