Clio Manuelian and Brent Laffoon

Clio Manuelian and Brent Laffoon instructs the following:
  • SoCal Equinox + Pure Yoga | 200 Hour Teacher Training
  • Whether you aspire to instruct, or simply wish to grow your practice to a new level, Pure Yoga's Teacher Trainings will evolve and enhance your existing yoga routine under the guidance of world-class instructors.

    Beginning with the fundamentals of Iyengar-based alignment, explore the dynamics of vinyasa, delve into philosophical studies of the classic texts, and discover your inner power. Through the exploration of diverse practices you will experience your one true path.


    • Focus on practice of asana and alignment technique
    • Yoga Tune Up® Anatomy course by Jill Miller
    • Introduction to pranayama and meditation
    • Teaching Methodology
    • Sequencing Classes
    • Manual Adjustments
    • Effective Communucation & Presentation Skills
    • Teaching Practicum and Development
    • Applied anatomy and kinesiology
    • Basic Sanskrit and chanting
    • Yoga ethics and philosophy
    • The business of yoga


    September 13th - November 18th 

    Wednesdays | 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Saturday & Sunday | 12:00pm - 7:00pm


    Equinox Century City


    Equinox Member | $3750
    Non Member | $4000

    *Early Bird: Save 10% if you register by August 10th

    *Payment plans are available. 

    *Registration for 200 hour Teacher Training is not open online.

    For more information or to register, please email Angela Leigh at 

    A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. 

    A three-month all-access yoga membership to Equinox is included if you are not already a member of Equinox. 



    Clio Manuelian is a yogi, a mother, a wife, an ex-NY’er, a former fashionista, a Sutra student, an enlightened mind-in-training, a recovering type A, an emissary for joy and a 500 ERYT through YogaWorks. Practicing since 1995, yoga continues to challenge her body, calm her mind, call her attention, creates her community and serves as a guiding north star in the great navigation of life. Clio’s successful career in Fashion PR with top posts at Elle Magazine and Salvatore Ferragamo left her well paid, well dressed and highly stressed. When her son was born, she stepped off the fast track to follow her heart path (the dharma) and began her journey from spinning to centered. At the core of her teachings there is a celebration for the human capacity to expand, love and live more fabulously. She teaches public classes and Teacher Trainings at Equinox and Wanderlust Hollywood and regularly hosts retreats in gorgeous locations. Infused with humor and soul, Clio is a storyteller with a devotion to philosophy. Her classes are physically demanding, energetically empowering, mentally focusing and spiritually up-lifting. They are designed to transform lives. She is ever grateful to all her teachers: Lisa Walford, Tias Little, Joan Hyman, Annie Carpenter, Ruth Lauer-Manenti and Elena Brower, as well as every student who appears to teacher her how to look, listen and connect more joyously.


    Devoted student and passionate teacher, Brent Laffoon is a Los Angeles based yogic messenger. His easy-going personality, encouraging attitude and unique approach to yoga have made his classes popular among yogis of all levels in L.A. and beyond. Trained in a variety of styles – including Ashtanga, Bhakti and Iyengar – his classes are a fusion of traditional yoga philosophy and postures mixed with a creative blend of conscious movements designed to challenge the body and wake up the mind while providing a safe place for students to explore and grow beyond their perceived limitations