Our Mission:

  • To offer an integrated curriculum that provides a comprehensive course of study in the art, science and philosophy of Yoga.
  • To provide a program designed to preserve the wisdom of the ancient tradition of Hatha, Tantra and Raja (Ha~Ta~Raj) Yoga while adapting the principals to meet the needs of our contemporary society and lifestyles.
  • To prepare yoga teachers and yoga therapists skilled at modifying and adapting the techniques from the yoga traditions to best address the needs of their students and clients.
  • To encourage practice, self-reflection and personal growth.

The Yoga Center of Louisiana,llc offers:

Yoga School,llc
    (RYS - Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance)

200-hour Foundational Teacher Training
300-hour Advanced Teacher Training
College of Yoga Therapy, llc
    Supporting School of International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
650-hour Yoga Therapy Training

Therapeutic Clinic
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
General Public Classes

The Yoga Center of Louisiana, llc host many highly qualified teachers with specialized training, including Teacher Graduates of Yoga School, llc for week-end seminars, residential retreats, private therapeutic sessions and intensive workshops.

entrance of the schoolThe Yoga School was established in 1991 in a small strip mall near Claiborne Hill in Covington, Louisiana and successfully became the first yoga studio in the area. At that time the focus of the teaching was in the Iyengar tradition with several senior teachers from abroad and the U.S. coming and providing much needed support and encouragement. The school continued to grow and moved into downtown Covington, just off Lee Lane on Walker Alley, a converted quaint wooden cottage with the space to develop an enchanting flower and herb garden, inviting to all passing by. The Yoga School continued to grow moving into its present location on the hospital corridor three years after it was founded.

The intention has always been to offer to the local community the opportunity to experience the benefits that the practice of yoga offers. In addition to the strength and flexibility gained from the practice of the postures, and the stress reducing breathing techniques, it also provides a time for reflection and self inquiry. Fostering a safe environment where a student feels valued, respected and free from verbal, emotional, physical and sexual coercion or abuse; a place for the personal exploration of body, emotions and mind - a place designed to systematically evolve one's consciousness.

Becky GelattBecky Gelatt, eRYT 500,
American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) certified

Becky is the director and primary teacher with over thirty years of teaching experience, twenty of which has included training teachers. She has studied extensively in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya's students including B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar. Her primary teacher is Gary Kraftsow, director of American Viniyoga Institute.

Yoga Teacher Training Center

The Yoga Center of Louisiana, llc offers a space that fosters personal growth, a place to turn to for inspiration, an established yoga community that offers encouragement and support providing an opportunity to network and share life experiences.

The school is housed in a fully equipped facility, located on the medical corridor of West St. Tammany Parish. The natural colored brick structure situated on the corner of West Sixteenth Avenue and South Tyler Street (an extension of Hwy. 21) has convenient access to I-12, Hwy. 190 and downtown Covington, the parish seat of St. Tammany.

The building contains over 2,000 square feet of floor space with ten-foot ceilings, providing a spacious practice room, comfortably accommodating fifteen students, with wood floors and windows offering a view of the landscaped grounds. A combination office, classroom and library has ample windows with lots of natural light. A clinic for private therapy sessions, gathering room, and two baths completes the indoor space. The enclosed back garden includes a labyrinth for reflective meditation, walking paths and secluded, outdoor picnic area.

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Yoga Center of Louisiana, llc
603 South Tyler Street
Covington, LA 70433

Take Madisonville/Covington Exit 59 off I-12; head north on La. State Hwy 21, (becomes TylerStreet when crossing the bridge over the Tchefuncte River);St.Tammany hospital will be on the right between 8th and 11th Avenue; continue northon South Tyler Street;Yoga School, llc is located on the southwest corner of South Tyler Street and Sixteenth Avenue