Teacher Student Relationship
Sunday, December 4, 2016
YogaWorks - Costa Mesa

Teacher Training

200hr. Teacher Training
March 18, 2017 to June 4, 2017
YogaWorks - Woodland Hills, CA


California Weekend Escape
October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Ojai Eco Sanctuary - Ojai, CA

What People Say

Lainie sees potential in her students before they can even see or accept it them self. She pushes, she cares, she tends, she encourages, she works with each student until they see their own potential.

Natasha Capretta

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program, 2016

Lainie Devina’s passion for educating, helping and empowering her students is unparalleled. Her unwavering belief in my highest potential pushed me to expect and accomplish...

Beth Hazelton

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2011

Lainie was my inspirational 300hr. Professional Program mentor. She is a strong and powerful teacher, yet loving and compassionate. She is knowledgeable and readily available...

Christi O’Connell

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program, 2013

Thank you sharing your truth & light and for doing so with such candor and integrity. And for the beautiful reminder that there is "room for all" and our privileged place in this...

Christine Engelfried

Business of Yoga Workshop, 2014

Lainie's years of experience in teaching yoga, combined with her huge heart and passion for her student's success, is what truly made this program so amazing. I am so thankful for all that I learned because...

Corrin Fox

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2015

Lainie's willingness to open her heart and share so much of her own humanity creates an atmosphere for a tremendous sense of community, self growth, acceptance and humility for her students...

Debbie McAllister

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2015

Lainie Devina provided the inspiration to navigate the program’s intensity. Intelligent, genuine, humorous, approachable, Lainie is a true expert in her field. Deeply knowledgeable in the many facets of yoga, Lainie clearly instructs yoga philosophy...

Jennifer Wickwire

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

 Lainie has a way of leading you outside of your comfort zone to embrace your potential, though she is not purely inspirational but also exceedingly practical.  She gives you concrete, realistic tools...

Kate Beletic

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program, 2016

I knew I was in excellent hands, because during the very first weekend, she was able to pinpoint strengths, habits, and tendencies in my body that I was not even aware of...

Kate McClellan

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2012

Lainie's work ethic is inspiring and kept our program consistent and smooth. She also added fun and laughter to the process of learning a great deal of information in a short period of time...

Kathy McCrary

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

Thank you for bringing your wonderful spirit to Maui for all of us. It was an incredibly memorable and enjoyable trip because of your care and attention. You work hard to take care of the details and it showed...

Latonya Slack

Hawaii Yoga Retreat Guest, 2014

ThThe YogaWorks Teacher Training with Lainie is something so magical. She puts so much into the program her skills far exceed your standard teacher—she’s got this gift of sharing the profound knowledge with each person on a level that meets their specific needs...

Bridget Buckley

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

Thank you for giving so much of yourself so that we could smile, we could laugh, we could breathe, we could sweat away the bad, we could deepen our practice, we could reach our fingers higher, we could cry, we could hug, we could heal...

Alexis Mersel

Hawaii Yoga Retreat Guest, 2014

Teacher Training with Lainie has helped me understand the practice of yoga in ALL aspects, and also provided me with teaching tools that I utilize in my own everyday practice...

Laura Jung

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2015

Lainie’s high standards provided a foundation for me to develop a strong practice and have the confidence to start my own career as a yoga teacher.  Her teachings and insight have allowed me to keep an open mind and focus on learning a little bit more every...

Leticia Willingham

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program 2016

Thank you for the amazing workshop yesterday! The combined chakra meditation & pranayama is a tool I look forward to incorporating into my practice. Today I accept the mediation...

Carrie Sherwood

Beyond Asana Workshop, 2014

Lainie is a brilliant yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She sees the uniqueness in each of her trainees and gives individualized guidance. She knows how to make learning and teaching...

Connie Ni

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program, 2013

Lainie fully embraces her role as a teacher, a leader, and a coach. She shows up 100% for her students, and in turn you want to show up and give her 100% back! She is firm, focused, and yet is also soft, connected...

Danette Estrella

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2015

Your honesty, passion and knowledge on the Business of Yoga is so so valuable and appreciated. What a blessing to have your knowledge shared and for the amazing reminder: "If you want it, go for it!"..

Erin Dunphy

Business of Yoga Workshop, 2014

Your instructions are so well defined and you are so encouraging that it takes us to the heights of our ability and to our ultimate potential...

Leah Cohen

YogaWorks Westlake Student, 2012

Lainie's skills as an academic teacher, spiritual guide, and practical educator are unparalleled. She takes her responsibilities incredibly seriously and embodies all the characteristics that a true teacher...

Gabriella Gordon

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

Thank you Lainie for such a spiritual & inspirational weekend! I left with hours of amazing Yoga, a feeling of being refreshed knowing that I could go back into the real world standing a bit taller in life...

Jeannie Fantasia

Ojai Retreat Guest, 2014

Lainie is an incredible teacher and mentor. I felt seen, and valued, as a student and more importantly as a person. Things I most appreciate about Lainie: her precision and...

Jessica Schmidt

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2011

Thank you for such a magnificent weekend. I loved every minute of it! Please put me on the list for next years retreat - it's something I will look forward to all year...

Kathleen Bowen

Ojai Retreat Guest, 2013

"With love, patience, support, passion and knowledge Lainie cultivated an environment that was warm, inviting, encouraging, respectful, and filled with gratitude. Being part of her teacher training was life enriching and soul changing...

Kelly Lee

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

I happened to try Lainie’s class and it quickly became the class I built my practice around. Her passion, presentation, and depth of knowledge was exactly...

Ken Marshall

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2012

She puts her heart and soul into each and every one of her students. She has helped me live up to my potential and, through her belief in me, I've been empowered to believe in myself...

Liz Blanding

YogaWorks 300hr. Professional Program, 2013

IIt has been a privilege to work under the guidance of a woman that cares so deeply for her students and her practice. Her vulnerability allows for intimacy. Her humor and straight up spunk fuels discussions alive with purpose and direction. She cannot be overpraised because she...

Shanna Holako

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2014

I had to write to say "Thank You" for a wonderful workshop experience. You always have a way of shaking fears/uncertainties away... It is with your explicit instruction and caring...

Susan Wachtel

Inversions For ALL Workshop, 2013

Lainie is extremely knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make sure you understood all of what was taught. She teaches with love and kindness; extremely motivating and has a...

Tracy Fink

YogaWorks 200hr. Teacher Training, 2015