Yoga Teacher Training

Grow your practice

About Blackbird

At Blackbird Yoga Studio we combine elements of many traditions including vinyasa, hatha, alignment-based and restorative to create a yoga that is functional. Our sole mission is to help our students move, breathe, and feel better in their own bodies. This Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) will prepare you to lead a safe and effective group class as well as provide private 1:1 sessions.


You will learn about the history of yoga and the traditions that have shaped the modern landscape of postural yoga. You will come to understand yoga as lifestyle; and explore in depth The Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Yoga Sutras as set forth by Patanjali. You will also learn about the energetic body, the chakra system, Ayurveda, bhakti yoga and chanting.

You will learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology as they pertain to yoga postures as well as safe and thoughtful class sequencing techniques. You will learn to give effective hands-on assists, and to practice and teach pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.

We will discuss the ethics and business of the yoga industry, and you will learn to market yourself should you choose to teach.


We pride ourselves on your readiness to teach by the end of the training, and ample time will be spent practice-teaching with feedback by our experienced staff. However, many students choose to complete a teacher training with no intention of ever leading a group class; they simply wish to deepen their personal understanding and practice of yoga and we welcome this with open arms.


Our YTT staff is a hand-picked team of experienced and respected teachers including our own Nicole D'Andrea and Steve Dessimone as well as guest teachers Jamie Surya and Amanda Vanwinkle. As a trainee, you will be assigned a Blackbird Yoga Studio teacher as a mentor who will help facilitate and guide your experience.

The training is immersive and requires a significant amount of dedication, study and personal commitment. However, we believe that through deep self-study, intuitive movement and meditation, yoga can change your world. Come see for yourself!


Alternating weekends beginning 1/12/19 and ending 6/15/19

Saturdays 12-7 pm, Sundays 12-6pm.

Selected Friday evenings TBD.


$200 required to hold your space

$3000 Earlybird rate if paid in full before the future date

$3200 regular rate

Free Unlimited yoga classes at the studio for the duration of the training

Payment plans are available. Please contact for details.

Sign up today and reserve your spot!