← View all Events

Oct 21, 2017 – May 6, 2018

200-Hr KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training

A Comprehensive Program for Students and Aspiring Teachers

Location: East Hampton, NY   With: Jessica Bellofatto & Lois Nesbitt  Cost: $3950 ($3450 before April 30)

Dive in to the KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training program on a journey of self discovery that promises to take you deep into the heart of yoga. This course is not just for teachers, but for anyone committed to deepening their practice and cultivating a deeper connection to this ancient tradition. It is a comprehensive course that spans Fall through Spring, but we also offer the first three weekends as a standalone Fall immersion for students wishing to explore and experience the training without committing to the full program.

This comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified training (300 actual hours) occurs as a series of nine weekend mini retreats from October through May, set amid the splendor of The Hamptons on the East End of Long Island. Led by two of New York’s premier yoga teachers Jessica Bellofatto and Lois Nesbitt, it is a unique opportunity to come together with other like-minded yogis and feel yoga’s transformative power shift your life and practice to the next level. Jessica and Lois have led recognized teacher-training courses independently for over a combined 45 years, and are thrilled to be offering this program together for the fifth year in The Hamptons.

The Program

The program explores all aspects of yoga, from philosophy and history, to anatomy, pranayama, Sanskrit, and beyond. Learn why we chant, the fundamentals of transformative meditation, how to stay injury-free, the importance of sequencing, how to cultivate a solid and evolving home practice, and learn the tools to grow into a gifted teacher, should that be a path you decide to follow. Included in the Curriculum:

  • how to use your voice and your verbal instructions to inspire students to make shifts that can change their lives
  • how to weave life-affirming philosophy into classes that students will remember for a lifetime
  • how to guide students deeply and safely into poses using physical adjustments
  • how to sequence poses so that students can move safely into challenging asana
  • how to plan ongoing courses that encourage students to grow
  • how to teach students of all levels
  • how to work with injuries and special conditions

The course is spread out over 9 months to give you time to absorb our teaching techniques and put them into practice. The small-group format insures that you will receive continual supportive feedback and coaching from Lois and Jessica. Click here to read our frequently asked questions.

Lois Nesbitt & Jessica Bellofatto

With two decades of practice and study of Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar Yoga, Jessica and Lois are uniquely prepared to guide you toward practices that will best serve you and your students. In addition to thousands of hours of yoga training, Lois holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and credits her fine teachers at these top universities for showing her how to make the most complex ideas clear and exciting to students of all levels. Jessica, who started out as a dancer in New York City, is a highly accomplished triathlete and even creatively teaches yogis how to practice on standup paddleboards. The two share a lighthearted approach to life that infuses their teaching with playfulness and humor.

Guest Teachers

We are thrilled to announce that faculty includes the following highly-esteemed guest teachers, renowned in their respective fields:
Sinead Fitzgibbon teaching Anatomy
Manorama D’Alvia teaching Sanskrit
Roey Ficaro teaching Restorative Yoga
Adam Kelinson teaching the Yoga of Eating

Course Dates & Location

This training occurs as a series of nine weekend mini-retreats set amid the splendor of The Hamptons’ exquisite natural beauty. Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga studio and Lois’ studio in East Hampton. Between sessions you’ll have time to roam the beach, hike the woods, or simply curl up by the fireside or laze on the porch. The weekend schedule will include class session on Saturday and Sunday 7:30-11:15am and 1:00-5:30pm. Weekend dates are as tentatively as follows (to be confimed): October 21-22, November 4-5, December 2-3, December 16-17, January 6-7, February 17-18, March 3-4, April 7-8, and May 5-6.

Certification

While our Teacher Training comprises 300 hours of training sessions, classes, and home study, graduates of this course qualify for Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training (first level) Registration.

Not planning to teach? Our Deepening Your Practice option allows you to participate fully in this course without the commitment to becoming a certified yoga teacher. The course is packed with great tips on how to practice, why there are so many different styles of yoga, where yoga comes from and why it’s so popular today—all things that will take your understanding and your practice to the next level! Or, just opt for the Fall Immersion and enjoy the first 3 weekends.

Tuition

Tuition for this program is $3950. There is a $500 Early Bird discount for applications received by midnight, April 30th, 2017. Tuition includes all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment; and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton for the duration of the training. Payment plans are available.

A $350 application fee is required to apply. This is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program but will be applied towards your tuition. Upon acceptance, the balance of $3600 will become payable. Students wishing to pay the balance by credit card, or enroll in our payment plan option, will incur an additional $125 fee. The payment plan consists of an an initial payment of $1500 upon acceptance, with five subsequent payments of $445 on the first of each month, commencing on November 1st, 2017. You can indicate your payment preference on the online application.

Application Process

Please complete our online application using the button below. An initial non-refundable application deposit of $350 is required upon submission of your application. This will be deducted from your tuition if you are accepted into the program. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. Click here to read our frequently asked questions, and do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions about the program.

Apply online for this training program

Apply online for this training program