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300-Hour Hamptons Yoga Teacher Training
with Jessica Bellofatto & Lois Nesbitt

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 (exact dates TBA)

Alternative 'YOGA IMMERSION'
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? Dive in! Now’s the time!
Allow Lois Nesbitt, one of New York’s most experienced teacher trainers, and star teacher Jessica Bellofatto to bring out the teacher within you! 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. 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.Graduates of this course qualify for Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training Registration.

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

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 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. We’ll also be featuring guest teachers from the Hamptons and New York City offering expertise in specific areas of yoga practice and living.

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 teachers at these top universities for showing her how to make the most complex ideas clear and exciting to students of all levels. Jessica, also a mother of two kids, as well as a doula, has been teaching and practicing Yoga for 20 years and is also an all around lover of movement; competing in triathlons, standup paddleboard racing, surfing, training to become a member of East Hampton Ocean Rescue, and more. The two share a lighthearted approach to life that infuses their teaching with playfulness and humor.

Schedule and Location

We will meet for a total of 10 weekends (exact dates TBA). 160 classroom (contact hours—as required by Yoga Alliance), plus 40 non-contact hours.

Our weekend will be as follows:

  • Saturday 8:30-1:00 and 2:30-6:30
  • Sunday 8:30-1:00 and 2:30-5:30

Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton and Lois' home—a 3 min drive from the studio.

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:


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $3950 if paid in FULL by July 1, 2014
Full tuition after July 1, 2014: $4450 (Payment plan available)
Tuition includes: all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment; snacks, coffee and tea; beach outings, and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga for the duration of the training.

To Apply

We are now accepting applications for our 2013/2014 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 of $4200 will be due by October 26, 2013 unless you are on a payment plan option.

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