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300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
in The Hamptons, with Lois Nesbitt
and Guest Teacher Jessica Bellofatto

October 2014 - May 2015

Alternative 'YOGA IMMERSION' also available
Participate in the first 3 weekends of this program as a 'Deepening Your Practice' intensive.
Join individual, or all 3 weekends! (Note: This alternative participation will not qualify participants as yoga teachers.) Click here for full details about this option.

Ready for a change? Ready to share the yoga you love with others? Or maybe you just want to learn about how and why we do yoga? (This course is not just for teachers but for anyone who wants to deepen his/her practice.) Dive in! Now’s the time!

We all know that yoga’s popularity keeps on growing. And as students learn more, they are seeking out better teachers who can attend to their individual needs and help them to advance in their practices. Allow Lois Nesbitt, one of the world’s most experienced teacher trainers, bring out the teacher within you! And star Hamptons teacher Jessica Bellofatto will join in to share insights from her years of practice and teaching.

This training is packed with the wisdom and skills you need to stand out from the crowd. This hands-on course will give you all of the tools to grow into a truly gifted teacher.

Apply online now!

You Will Learn

  • 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

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 Yoga Immersion and enjoy the first 3 weekends.

This training occurs as a series of ten weekend mini-retreats set amid the splendor of The Hamptons’ exquisite natural beauty. 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. Out-of-towners are guided to free or affordable housing. The Hamptons is easily and cheaply accessible from New York City by Long Island Rail Road, the Hampton Jitney (bus), or car.

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.

**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. Those interested in completing a 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training, please contact or (917)975-8009.

About Lois and Jessica

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.

Schedule & Location

We will meet on the following weekends:

APRIL 11/12
APRIL 18/19
MAY 16/17

Our weekend will be as follows:

  • Saturday 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-6:00
  • Sunday 8:30-12:30 and 1:30-5:30
  • Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton and Lois' studio in East Hampton.

Travelling From Out of Town?

Accommodation: Here are some other options of places to stay for those of you traveling from out of town.

  • Enclave Inn have rates that are very low off-season, so call to see if there is a special.
  • The Cozy Cottages also possibly offer low off-season rates.

Transportation: We recommend having your own transportation while you are here. There are Budget and Enterprise car rentals at the East Hampton Air Port. To get to East Hampton, if you are not coming by car:


Tuition: $4450 (Payment plan is available—see below). Tuition includes all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment, and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga for the duration of the training.
Balance payment: Upon acceptance, the balance of $4100 will become payable. Students wishing to pay by credit card, or enroll in our payment plan option, will incur a $125 fee. You can indicate your payment preference on the online application.
Payment Plan: The payment plan consists of an initial payment of $1150 due upon acceptance, and 3 auto-payments of $1025 on the 15th of November, December and January.

To Apply

Please complete our online application to apply for this program. Applications will be read in the order they are received. 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. The balance payment, or a commitment to our payment plan, will be due upon acceptance into the program.

Apply online now!


Contact (917) 975-8009 or (917) 301-6919.


"When I heard about the yoga teacher training being offered by Jessica Bellofatto and Lois Nesbit, a little voice inside said "Do it!" I had never contemplated taking a yoga teacher training course but was a regular at KamaDeva and interested in taking my practice to another level. Taking the yoga teacher training was an incredible experience and the connections I made with my fellow trainees will last a lifetime. I am now on a path to teach yoga privately to people 50+ and to teach chair yoga, something I would never have imagined for myself. I've even started teaching a class at KamaDeva Yoga. Whether you believe you will eventually teach or not, taking this training is an extremely rewarding experience on many levels. It will enrich your life!"
Emily Herrick
TT Program 2012/13

"I had been going on a yearly yoga retreat with Jessica (and Lois the first year) for a few years. Each time, I emerged with a rising feeling of power, a clarity in my heart and an unmistakable sense that I WISHED I didn't have to wait until next year to experience this again. I ALSO left with some profound connections and life changing experiences. Sitting here and reflecting on my commitment to yoga, I realize over these past few years that at some point I stopped trying to control every single thing that happened and I gained a deep trust in my own intuition, granting myself the permission to just be. So when an email arrived in August of 2012 announcing a teacher training in East Hampton with Jessica & Lois. My first reaction was- "I don't want to be a teacher- but 10 weekends of instruction and hands on practice, now that may be even better than a one week retreat!" I knew I wanted to invest in the deepening of my practice because as anyone who commits to yoga can say- it is the answer. I can not compare my time spent on my mat to anything else, and now with the knowledge I have gained- bringing it into my daily life- driving the kids around, washing the dishes, dealing with people- has made all my interactions and life work so much better. If you are considering this teacher training- go with your gut, trust yourself, invest in yourself- doing so will take you to new heights. Trust Jess & Lois. Don't underestimate you."
Shira Barzilay
TT Program