Foster a more balanced state of being. Catalyze your personal growth. Learn to share the wisdom of yoga with others. Become a certified yoga teacher for the first time or simply refine and strengthen your current teaching skills.

Road To Yoga Teacher Training

The ‘Road to Yoga’ teacher training program is an experiential, practical and contemporary approach to the heart of yoga. It is designed for those practitioners who want to uncover their hidden potential and deepen their understanding of the ancient practice. The teachings are creatively woven into a hands-on experience, bringing you home to the best version of yourself.

This program is a paradigm for transformation and growth for the body, mind and spirit. It follows the path of traditional Hatha-Raja Vinyasa Yoga, which includes the eight limbs system. Surrounded by the healing beauty of nature, the weekend retreat style sessions offer a truly unique experience and develop your practice into a lifestyle. Living your practice is the greatest teacher!

Would you like to enrich your practice and your life? Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Well, this is your chance to embark on a life changing journey.

Topics of Study

  • Asana, which includes Energetics and Alignment Principles
  • Class planning & Sequencing
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Sanskrit & Chanting
  • Body Anatomy & Physiology
  • Subtle Anatomy, which includes Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas, Vayus
  • Yoga Philosophy, which includes the study of The Yoga Sutras & The Bhagavad Gita
  • Yogic Diet, Nutrition & Vegetarianism
  • Kriyas & Fasting
  • Adjustments & Assists
  • Yoga Therapeutics
  • And much more!!

Photos from 2016

Teacher Training Testimonials

"The 200 Hour BambooMoves Teacher Training is impossible to sum up in just a few words. Steph and Scott were incredible teachers that dedicate their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. They embody the meaning of yoga and live every day with selfless wisdom and love. The training, although mentally and physically challenging at times, was a beautiful blend between kirtan, asana, meditation, scripture, learning, teaching and living. As you watch yourself develop, you also see your fellow sadhakas growing and joining together as a family free of judgment and filled with compassion. That family and BambooMoves became my home that I can return to at any time."

 -Victoria DeSalvo
RYT, 2012 Graduate, Instructor at BambooMoves Baltimore

2016-07-07T09:40:09+00:00

 -Victoria DeSalvo
RYT, 2012 Graduate, Instructor at BambooMoves Baltimore

"The 200 Hour BambooMoves Teacher Training is impossible to sum up in just a few words. Steph and Scott were incredible teachers that dedicate their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. They embody the meaning of yoga and live every day with selfless wisdom and love. The training, although mentally and physically challenging at times, was a beautiful blend between kirtan, asana, meditation, scripture, learning, teaching and living. As you watch yourself develop, you also see your fellow sadhakas growing and joining together as a family free of judgment and filled with compassion. That family and BambooMoves became my home that I can return to at any time."
The Bamboomoves teacher training completely exceeded my expectations. Inspiration, deep inner knowledge, and amazing life long friendships are but a few things you experience throughout this training. For anyone who is looking to deepen their yoga and or spiritual practice, or looking to be a yoga instructor, I highly recommend this program. I feel truly blessed to have been guided and trained by the Bamboomoves owners and staff. I learned so much about yoga, and myself. I look forward to inspiring and sharing my knowledge through my teaching. When you graduate from the Bamboomoves teacher training you not only receive a certification, but gain an extended family as well."

-Jessica Diktas 
RYT, 2011 TT Graduate, Owner Soul in Motion Yoga

2016-07-07T09:42:08+00:00

-Jessica Diktas 
RYT, 2011 TT Graduate, Owner Soul in Motion Yoga

The Bamboomoves teacher training completely exceeded my expectations. Inspiration, deep inner knowledge, and amazing life long friendships are but a few things you experience throughout this training. For anyone who is looking to deepen their yoga and or spiritual practice, or looking to be a yoga instructor, I highly recommend this program. I feel truly blessed to have been guided and trained by the Bamboomoves owners and staff. I learned so much about yoga, and myself. I look forward to inspiring and sharing my knowledge through my teaching. When you graduate from the Bamboomoves teacher training you not only receive a certification, but gain an extended family as well."
"Bamboomoves is where I truly began my journey as a yogi. Words prove insufficient to describe the benefits of the Bamboomoves Teacher Training. My body awareness grew daily while attending classes on anatomy, healing, fundamentals of the philosophical underpinnings of yoga, not to mention deepening our practice and understanding of proper placements for asanas.The training offered more than learning how to teach yoga: I grew, and continue to grow, physically and spiritually. Close bonds formed with both teachers and students go beyond the teacher training and I am so grateful to all the teachers I have been blessed to know and from whom I continue to learn."

-Betsy Gelb
RYT, 2011 Graduate

2016-07-07T09:45:35+00:00

-Betsy Gelb
RYT, 2011 Graduate

"Bamboomoves is where I truly began my journey as a yogi. Words prove insufficient to describe the benefits of the Bamboomoves Teacher Training. My body awareness grew daily while attending classes on anatomy, healing, fundamentals of the philosophical underpinnings of yoga, not to mention deepening our practice and understanding of proper placements for asanas.The training offered more than learning how to teach yoga: I grew, and continue to grow, physically and spiritually. Close bonds formed with both teachers and students go beyond the teacher training and I am so grateful to all the teachers I have been blessed to know and from whom I continue to learn."
"Participating in the Bamboomoves Teacher Training became a transformational journey for me. I not only learned how to spread the wonderful message of yoga methodology, but I also grew tremendously each day inside and out. Being around like-minded people and going through the experience together created a bond that will never be forgotten. I acquired grace and strength in my physical practice along with confidence and clarity off the mat. I recommend this to anyone that is open to positive change."

-Carisse Bickram
RYT, 2011 TT Graduate

2016-07-07T09:46:13+00:00

-Carisse Bickram
RYT, 2011 TT Graduate

"Participating in the Bamboomoves Teacher Training became a transformational journey for me. I not only learned how to spread the wonderful message of yoga methodology, but I also grew tremendously each day inside and out. Being around like-minded people and going through the experience together created a bond that will never be forgotten. I acquired grace and strength in my physical practice along with confidence and clarity off the mat. I recommend this to anyone that is open to positive change."
"I chose to do Bamboo Moves Teacher Training, not because I wanted to teach, but to become more versed in my practice. The experience was an amazing life changing experience for me. I now understand the anatomy and philosophy behind the asana which has strengthened and enriched my practice. I highly recommend the Bamboo Moves Teacher Training."

-Alison Ahrens
RYT, 2011 Graduate

2016-07-07T09:47:16+00:00

-Alison Ahrens
RYT, 2011 Graduate

"I chose to do Bamboo Moves Teacher Training, not because I wanted to teach, but to become more versed in my practice. The experience was an amazing life changing experience for me. I now understand the anatomy and philosophy behind the asana which has strengthened and enriched my practice. I highly recommend the Bamboo Moves Teacher Training."

Upcoming training dates

Yoga teacher training will run from April to August 2017, one weekday night once a week and on the weekends listed below. Weekday evening sessions will meet every week from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at BambooMoves Baltimore. Weekend sessions will take place at the beautiful Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Weekend sessions begin every Friday evening at 6pm and end on Sunday at 2:00pm.

Weekend Dates:

  • April 7-9
  • April 21-23
  • June 9-11
  • July 14-16
  • August 4-6
  • August 25-27

Requirements

STEP 1: Have a passion for yoga and have been practicing for at least 1 year.

STEP 2: Fill out the application. Click here to apply online!

STEP 3: Make deposit (non-refundable): $50 to reserve your space.

STEP 4: Make full payment of tuition fee before training begins, total of $3,000 before January 20, 2016.

Early Bird Tuition Special: $3,250, paid before February 20, 2015 or the full price of tuition $3,500 paid anytime after February 20.

Tuition includes 200-hours of training and teaching manual. Does not include additional required textbooks.

Teacher Training F.A.Qs

When do I find out if I was accepted to the training?

Upon completion of the application and payment, you will receive an email response within 3 days.

Are books and materials included in the price of the training?

Tuition covers training course, instructor’s binder and shawl. Tuition does not include other required books and materials.
Additional books and materials cost around 50 dollars.

What is Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios throughout the world are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500 hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a teacher.

How long should I have been doing yoga in order to do the teacher training?

The Bamboomoves teacher training is a vigorous program; often trainees are participating in two hours of asana practice at a time.
We recommend that individuals have a year of practice under their belt. However, individuals are not excluded from the training if they have less than a year, but these individuals should have a basic understanding of Yoga Basics and Level I postures because it is difficult to learn Yoga Basics while at the same time learning how to teach.

Do you organize accommodations?

We do not organize accommodations for the weekday evening sessions, but we can refer you to hotels in the area where students have stayed in the past. For our weekend sessions that occur once a month, we do provide accommodations at the Himalayan Institute at no additional cost.

How much homework do I have to do to graduate?

In order to achieve certification, participation must be to our satisfaction for the following: complete all written assignments, perform required class assist hours, perform class teaching requirements, attend all the contact hours in the 200hr teacher training course, complete all of the assignments given during the training where applicable, achieve a passing score on the final exam and the graduation.
For individuals out of the country, certificates will be sent through US mail so long as requirements are met.

Do I have to pay my entire tuition fee by the start of the training?

There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Upon acceptance into the Bamboomoves teacher training, applicant can choose to pay tuition in full or make a $200 non-refundable deposit and the remaining tuition must be paid by the start of the training. Payment plans are available;
please speak to BambooMoves staff member.

What if I want to teach at BambooMoves?

Taking the BambooMoves teacher training does not guarantee employment at BambooMoves locations. In many cases, the trainees’ internships are done at BambooMoves and in some cases, have led to teaching opportunities and/or employment.

What if I am absent from a training day?

Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability. At the conclusion of the training there are make-up hours for unexpected circumstances.