The Immersion was simply wonderful. While I expected the improvements in my physical practice, I had no idea how much my emotional and spiritual understanding would grow. I am amazed at how increased physical strength has translated into increased inner/emotional strength.
- Sandra O.

The teacher training has helped me deepen my studentship and asana practice, expand my knowledge of yoga (physically, mentally, emotionally) and gain the skills to teach the practice that I love, all in a supportive, fun-filled environment.
- Courtney H.

My knee is literally 100% healed!!! I tell the story of how you helped me every time I meet someone about to have knee surgery. I'm eternally grateful for your gift of healing and knowledge.
- Paul O.

Teacher Training

Bhava Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance registered school and offers RYT 200 hour Teacher Trainings. The RYT 200 program has the components of deepening a personal yoga practice while learning how to teach passionately, skillfully, and effectively.

Teacher Training

Teacher Training Meet and Greet coming up Saturday, Aug 6th 3-4:30 pm. Marisol and Sarah will be there with snacks and refreshments happy to meet you and to answer your questions about the program and payment options. Come by at any time.

Ready for a Life Transformation?

Do you want to learn how to teach yoga effectively and safely?

Do you want to build strength and flexibility in your yoga practice? 

Do you want to share yoga with others?

Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice?

Do you want to learn healthy and safe alignment?

Are you curious about yoga philosophy and history?

Do you want to learn with the support and momentum of a group?

Do you enjoy the Bhava community?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a great candidate for the Bhava Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program.

The 2016/17 program meets for 12 weekends, September 9, 2016 – April 8, 2017

Bhava’s Faculty of Teachers:  Marisol Brito,  Sarah Gorham Silverman,  Tim Butler, Darcy Cooke, Kim Lewis, Kendra Rickert, and Ben Kramer. Guest teachers include Linda Spackman, Carlos Pomeda, and Darci Lobdell.

Deepen your personal practice and share your LOVE for yoga

The RYT 200 Teacher Training Program begins with an immersion into yoga’s philosophy, method and practice, where you will deepen, advance and refine your understanding and practice of yoga. Then learn how to safely and effectively share the gift of yoga with others, and how to guide students in connecting to the beauty of their hearts. The 200 hour Teacher Training Program at Bhava spans an 8-month period to allow ample time for you to integrate the teachings, so that the training is not separate from your life, but very much a part of it. We find that students retain more and grow more confident as teachers and practitioners with this approach. You will learn from some of Albuquerque’s most successful and beloved teachers, advance your practice, and take home a skill set for teaching effective and authentic yoga classes. The program is appropriate for any interested yoga student looking to deepen their experience and understanding of yoga, even if not interested in teaching yoga.

Curriculum Includes

  • Alignment techniques for safe and strong postures
  • Gross and subtle body anatomy related to yoga
  • Sequencing strategies for all levels of classes
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Sanskrit studies and chanting
  • Finding your voice
  • Ayurveda studies
  • Yin yoga basics
  • Restorative yoga basics
  • Prenatal yoga basics
  • And more!

Book List

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long, MD
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume 2 by Ray Long, MD (optional)
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda (optional)
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eashwaran, Eknath
  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews – Optional
  • Any version of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Optional


Investment $2,950 due September 8, 2016  Payment plan available. $2,800 if paid by August 26, 2016 Payment includes unlimited classes during the duration of the program and a lifetime of $79/month membership after training; tax and text books not included.

Program also includes a requirement of attending 40 hours of yoga instruction at Bhava, which comes out to about 1 class/week throughout the training. All workshops at Bhava can be counted towards the 40 hours.  Students will be eligible for Yoga Alliance registration upon completion of the program and the 40 hours of classes. Missed weekends or sessions can be made up in trainings to follow or by working with Sarah and Marisol to set up the equivalent of the missed training.

Application/Schedule/Payment Plan

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for the Immersion, teacher trainings and mentorship programs. Any time missed may be made up the following year without an additional charge, if the program is offered.  Refunds for personal or medical emergencies may be considered on a case-by-case basis with written notice, less a 15% admin fee.

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