Teacher Training


Bearfoot Yoga & Wellness Center Graduates

We are thrilled to announce our first session of Bearfoot Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training starting in September 16, 2016!

If you have a 200 hour foundation training in any style and are interested in the particular brand and style that Gina has to offer than this 7 month immersion training is for you. It’s also a wonderful addition if you are a new or seasoned teacher looking for guidance in refining your voice, hands-on assisting, workshop creation and marketing skills.

Gina’s many years of intensive training with yoga legend Dharma Mittra along with her close work and co-teaching with Elysabeth Williamson, founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ and 9 month yoga and Shamanism training with Jaguar Path founder Ray Crist influence her offering in this training.

No other training on Long Island incorporates such a broad spectrum of healing modalities ranging from traditional yoga to Shamanism to Partner Yoga and Tantra. You will also learn from her many years of teaching and connecting with a broad range of populations how to work in a variety of settings and cater to specific populations and how to build and nurture your own yoga community.

The training will run from September 2016 to March 2017. There are nine 3 day sessions (Fri/Sat/Sun) over the course of 7 months. Exact dates TBD soon and will be updated once finalized.

Price: $3300 if paid in full by the beginning of the training. Payment plan available for $600 deposit and 3 scheduled installments of $1000.

Curriculm Highlights Include:

• Building from the Basics: Expanded Principles in Sequencing
• Discover Your Dharma: An Exploration of the 4 Aims of Yoga
• The Art of Assisting and Adjusting: Learning to See Your Students Fully
•Crafting and Teaching a Dynamic Workshop
•Crafting Intimate and Effective One-on-One Sessions
•Advanced Asana Labs: Breaking Down How to Teach Advanced Asana in Careful Steps
•Advanced Pranayama
•Yoga Sutras for the Householder: How to Live YOUR Yogic Life
•Practical Anatomy: Learn How to See Your Students Needs and Challenges
• Postural Core & Advanced Mechanics of Breath
• Practical Magic: Yoga & Shamanism Discussion and Practice
• The Business of Yoga: Ethics and Principles in the Yoga Community
• Adapting Yoga for the Workplace: Focus on Chair Yoga & Stress Relief

Call Gina to set up an appointment to interview for admission: 631-921-1049


Spring 2017 Session

Starting March 15, 2017

Join Gina Lee for a transformational experience unlike any other yoga teacher training program on Long Island. The Bearfoot Yoga Teacher Training meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance requirements for a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher training program.

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.


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.

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.


  • Foundational yoga postures: proper alignment, benefits and potential risks
  • Principles of anatomy & physiology
  • Yoga philosophy & history
  • Sanskrit names for the postures
  • An introduction into self reflection & meditation
  • Hands on adjustments
  • How to observe and adjust misalignments
  • The art of using your voice
  • The science and art of sequencing a yoga class
  • Confidence though teaching the yoga practice



Class Teaching Manual

You will 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.


Varied Posture & Style Knowledge

Throughout the training we will touch upon several types of yoga. This will enable you to adjust your classes to the types of people involved in them. Need to tend to someone with an achey back or an aversion to headstands? No problem.


Confidence in Teaching

We don’t want you going out there blindfolded. We will show you how to confidently teach and lead a class of beginners or advanced students. Thorough training and teaching practice in the right environment will prepare you to share what you already know.


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Here is a preview of some of the topics you will learn about.

• Connecting to your Dharma: Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose

• Prenatal and Women’s Yoga

• The Art of Yoga Sequencing for All Levels

• 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

Student Testimonial

“Gina prepared me fully to provide to others the attentive care and compassion she delivers to all of her students with as much grace and finesse as she does.”

“I jumped around studios for years. I tried all different spots and all different types of yoga. It wasn’t until I found Gina, the studio, and Dharma yoga, that I found my home. Her traditional Dharma sequences, coupled with influences from integral yoga, shamanism, and partner yoga, provided me with a deep and vast yogic experience. Gina prepared me fully to provide to others the attentive care and compassion she delivers to all of her students with as much grace and finesse as she does. I would and have recommended this training to anyone searching to take the dive into a yogic lifestyle, someone looking to deepen their own personal practice, and/or fulfill a dream of being a yoga teacher.”
Sam Lennon
Completed Training in April 2015
Sam Lennon Yoga Teacher Training Student | Bearfoot Yoga Bay Shore Long Island

Student Testimonial

“I feel truly blessed to have found this studio”

“I had an amazing experience during my 200 hour teacher training at Bearfoot Yoga. Gina’s depth of knowledge is extensive, and she faithfully channels the teachings of her biggest influences, Sri Dharma Mittra, Swami Satchidananda and Ana Forrest. I feel truly blessed to have found this studio and the community that seems to gravitate to it.”
Dennis Lucenti
Completed Training in April 2015
Dennis Lucenti Yoga Teacher Training Student | Bearfoot Yoga Bay Shore Long Island

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The training also includes time to take a weekend long yoga retreat immersing in a daily Sadhana (Spiritual practice) with Sangha (Spiritual Community)

Gina Lee E-RYT 500 and RPYT has been teaching yoga for 8 years and practicing for 11 with some of the most influential spiritual teachers and lineages in the world. 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’s teacher) Dharma’s influence and expertise in asana and spiritual practice runs deep and has influenced almost every prominent teacher in the West.  She has completed Level 1 & 2 Principle Based Partner Yoga™ with founder Elysabeth Williamson and co-teachers with her at Kripalu Yoga Center for Health a nationally recognized retreat center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is also a certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher as has also trained in Omgym Suspension Yoga. She has also graduated from the 9 month Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanism program lead and created by International teacher and powerful Shamanic healer Ray Crist. She has also done several teacher’s immersions with Ana Forrest, another powerhouse pioneer in the yoga community for her work in emotional healing.

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 from 6:00-10:00 PM
Starting on 3/16/16 and ending Wednesday 6/29/16

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:
3/18, 3/19 & 3/20
4/1, 4/2 & 4/3
4/29, 4/30 & 5/1
5/20, 5/21 & 5/22
6/24, 6/25 & 6/26 2016

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.

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.


Tuition is $2600 tuition if paid in full by September 1st.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

Bearfoot offers a payment plan that works like so:
$500 deposit
+ 5 Payments of $475
($2875 Total)

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.

Q: Are the any additional costs?

Additional costs for food and required reading will be the students responsibility. Books can be purchased directly from Bearfoot yoga. The total cost approximately $175 for all reading materials and manual.

Q: I’m in. How do I register?

For registration and additional information, please contact Gina Lee by entering your information in this form.

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Email: ginalee@bearfootyogacenter.com

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We look forward to serving you on your yogic journey!