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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
FEBRUARY 28/MARCH 1
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:
- The Hampton Jitney bus to East Hampton. Reservations are essential.
- The Long Island Rail Road train to East Hampton. This is the cheapest option.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $3900 if paid in FULL by September 1, 2014
Full tuition after September 1, 2014: $4450 (Payment plan available)
Tuition includes: all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment; coffee and tea; beach outings, and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga for the duration of the training Payment plans and work-study/barter options are possible.
We are now accepting applications for our 2014 Program. Applications will be read in the order they are received. An initial non-refundable application deposit of $250 is required upon submission of your application. This will be deducted from your tuition if you are accepted into the program. The full balance payment will be due by October October 1 unless you are on a payment plan option.