Fall 2014 Session
Starting September 15, 2014
Join Gina Lee for a transformational experience unlike any other yoga teacher training program on Long Island that meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance requirements for a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher training program.
Bearfoot Yoga methodology blends powerful traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and principles with Peruvian and Native American Shamanism to provide a holistic approach to deepening your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
If you are not interested in becoming a yoga teacher but you want to deepen your yogic knowledge and spiritual practice you may attend most sessions and leave out the practice teaching sessions. This option is great if you already have a 200 hour training but want to delve deeper into the stylistic differences that Gina offers as well as learn about Shamanistic healing practices. This option is also nice for anyone who is interested in immersing themselves in yogic lifestyle and self-empowerment and healing practices. The price for this immersion would only be $2000, a $600 price reduction.
Through experiential classes, lectures, and self reflection/meditation, you will receive a yogic education that applies to personal lifestyle as well as how to share yoga with others.
You will also receive a sequence matrix that enables you to competently and confidently modify and vary classes in a dynamic way that addresses spiritual development as well as tending to the physical and energetic bodies.
Some topics of study include:
• Connecting to your Dharma: Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose
• Prenatal and Women’s Yoga
• Omgym Suspension Yoga
• Principle Based Partner Yoga
• The Study and Practice of the Yoga Sutras: A Householder Guide to the Yogic Lifestyle
• Anatomy as it applies to asana (postures) and injury prevention/management
• The Power of Prayer: How Mantra and Meditation can be used to enrich your daily life
• Yoga and Shamanism: Blending Ancient techniques to heal the energetic body and emotional wounds
• An Introduction to Sanskrit: The Language of Yoga
• An Introduction to Ayurveda: The Sister Science to Yoga and how it complements yogic practice and teaching
Gina Lee E-RYT 500 and RPYT has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 10 with some of the most influential spiritual teachers and lineages in the United States. Gina received her 200 hour certification with Integral Yoga Institute NYC, a non-profit yoga organization established over 50 years ago by Swami Satchidananda. She then went on to receive her 500 hour certification with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC (known in the yoga community as the teacher of teachers) Dharma’s influence and expertise in asana and spiritual practice runs deep and has influenced almost every prominent teacher in the West. She has also done teachers immersions with Ana Forrest, another powerhouse pioneer in the yoga community for her work in emotional healing, as well as with Elysabeth Williamson, founder of Principle Based Partner Yoga. She is also a certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher as has recently trained in Omgym Suspension Yoga. She has also recently graduated from the 9 month Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanism program lead and created by International teacher and powerful healer Ray Crist.
Bearfoot’s physical asana practice is heavily influenced by Dharma Yoga amongst others which creates a transformative but safe practice for many levels of practitioner. Each class is interwoven with threads of classical tradition and modern techniques to create a powerful connection to Self that goes far beyond the mat and enriches your everyday life.
Other trainings on Long Island may be less of a financial investment but the value of the work can not be underestimated and you certainly get what you pay for! Bearfoot’s training far exceeds the requirements for registering with Yoga Alliance (other trainings may just meet them) and the smaller class size and personal support received at Bearfoot is simply unmatched.
Upon completion of the program, all required assignments and mentoring sessions, you will be qualified to receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday and Wednesday evenings
starting on 9/15/14 and ending Wednesday 1/21/15
(No sessions on Wednesday 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
5 Weekend intensives are also included in the schedule.
The weekend schedule is Friday 6-10 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-7:00 PM with a lunch break.
The weekend dates include:
9/25, 9/26 & 9/27
10/10, 10/11 & 10/12
11/13, 11/14 & 11/15
12/4, 12/5 & 12/6
1/8, 1/9 & 1/10 2015
To receive your certificate 100% attendance is required. If there are dates or times that are missed due to pre scheduled vacations or illness the hours will need to be made up privately at an additional cost or you can wait until the next training sessions are offered.
Minimum requirements for participation in the program is at least 6 months of dedicated, regular yoga practice.
An interview will be scheduled to discuss your experience and answer any questions you may have before committing to the program.
The investment for the training is:
$2600 tuition if paid in full by September 1st.
$500 deposit plus
5 Payments of $475
Deposit of $500 due upon sign up to secure your spot.
Tuition covers class sessions and all yoga classes at Bearfoot Yoga for the duration of the training program.
Additional costs for food and required reading will be the students responsibility. Books can be purchased directly from Bearfoot yoga, total cost approximately $175 for all reading materials and manual.
For registration and additional information, please contact Gina Lee at
or by email at
We look forward to serving you on your yogic journey!
Om Shanti !!