Yoga Immersion and 200-Hour KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training
with Lois Nesbitt and Jessica Bellofatto
KamaDeva Yoga, East Hampton NY
9 Weekends: October 2017 – MAY 2018
$500 Early bird discount for applicants who register by April 30th.
Do you love the practice of yoga and want to experience more of it in your life? Have you considered the possibility of teaching, or felt that you want to cultivate a deeper connection to this ancient tradition? Now is the time! Dive in to the comprehensive KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training program this fall, on a journey of self discovery that promises to take you deep into the heart of yoga!
The program curriculum 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.
This 200-hour* Yoga Alliance certified course is spread over nine weekends, from November through May, and is taught by two of the most experienced teachers in the country. Jessica Bellofatto and Lois Nesbitt have taught recognized teacher training courses independently for over a combined 20 years, and are thrilled to be offering this program together for the 3rd year in the Hamptons.
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.
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.
Weekend dates are tentatively set as follows (to be confirmed):
- Weekend 1: October 21-22
- Weekend 2: November 4-5
- Weekend 3: December 2-3
- Weekend 4: December 16-17
- Weekend 5: January 6-7
- Weekend 6: February 17-18
- Weekend 7: March 3-4
- Weekend 8: April 7-8
- Weekend 9: May 5-6
Weekend schedule will be: Saturday and Sunday, 7:15-5:30pm, with lunch break 11:15am-1pm.
Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton and Lois' studio in East Hampton.
Sinead Fitzgibbon teaching Anatomy
Manorama D’Alvia teaching Sanskrit
Roey Ficaro teaching Restorative Yoga
Adam Kelinson teaching the Yoga of Eating
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.
There is an Early Bird discount of $500 for applications received by April 30, 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. Upon acceptance, the balance of $3600 (tuition less the deposit) 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, 2016. You can indicate your payment preference on the online application.
Please complete our online application to apply for this program. Applications will be considered 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.
Learn More: Attend One of the Following Events or Workshops
- February 11-12: FREE morning taster sessions all weekend at KamaDeva Yoga
- Saturday, March 4th: Sanskrit Studies Workshop with Manorama at KamaDeva Yoga
- April 22-23: Art of Touch: Hands-On Adjustments Weekend Training at KamaDeva Yoga
- Saturday, April 22nd: FREE Afternon Open House Q & A Session at KamaDeva Yoga