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Events, Workshops and Retreats



Lois Nesbitt with Jessica Bellofatto
KamaDeva Yoga
East Hampton NY

OCTOBER 2014 – MAY 2015

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 or (917)975-8009.


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.


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

Space is limited! Do not delay!
Applications will be read in the order they are received.
Please complete the application form at or

Full tuition is $4450

Early-bird Discount (through October 1) $3950

Yoga Immersion (first 3 weekends only) $1500
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. Please contact or for more information.
QUESTIONS?? Contact: (917) 975-8009 or (917) 301-6919



November 10-23 and March 19-April 1
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All sessions in English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin

November 25  - December 1
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All sessions in English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin

March 16-17
Yogasana Center
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All sessions in English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin
contact lois@blueskyyoga. com


About Lois

Lois Nesbitt, voted one of New York City’s Top Five Yoga Teachers by New York magazine, awakens a love of yoga in students of all ages and abilities. A seasoned teacher with more than 20 years of experience, Lois travels the globe to share her wit and wisdom in playful practices infused with precise instruction and a joyful life-affirming worldview. Widely respected as a “teacher’s teacher,” Lois has also trained hundreds of teachers. Possibly the world’s best educated yoga teacher, in addition to her many yoga certifications, Lois holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Princeton.


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