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"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

200-Hour Yoga Teacher-Training

with Jessica Bellofatto & Lois Nesbitt

9 Weekends: October 2017 - May 2018

$500 Early bird discount for applicants who register by April 30th.

Learn More: Attend a FREE taster session, a workshop, or Q&A event!

  • 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

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 45 years, and are thrilled to be offering this program together for the 3rd year in the Hamptons.

You Will Also 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

Course Dates and Location

Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton.
Weekend dates are TENTATIVELY 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.

Lois Nesbitt and 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

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.


Tuition: $3950 ($500 Early bird discount for applications received by April 30, 2017)
Payment plans are available. Tuition includes all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment; and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga for the duration of the training. Application requires a $250 deposit. Upon acceptance, the balance of $3600 will become payable. Students wishing to pay by credit card, or enroll in our payment plan option, will incur an additional $125 fee. You can indicate your payment preference on the online application.
Payment Plan: 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.

Application Process

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.

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Learn More: Attend One of the Following Events or Workshops

Logistics for Students Traveling from Out of Town

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

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

Transportation: The Hamptons is easily and cheaply accessible from New York City by Long Island Rail Road, the Hampton Jitney (bus), or car. We also recommend having your own transportation while you are where. 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:

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