Summer in the Hamptons can be, well, challenging! Whether you’re hosting guests, a guest yourself, spending too much time getting from here to there in the traffic, or dealing with a physical condition that needs more attention than is possible in a group class, the private lessons are the way to go!
Yoga was traditionally taught one-on-one, because no two bodies are alike. And we teachers of group classes face an uphill battle trying to assist and accommodate each student in our classes. Some great reasons to shift over to private lessons (or supplement your group classes with individual attention):
You’ve never done yoga before and want to get off on the right foot (excuse the pun). Yoga is a precise technique requiring refined awareness of body and breath. If you dive into a group class, you may find it all baffling–or even potentially injure yourself. I’m an anatomy geek as well as a devoted yogi, and I want all of my students to find a practice that is both safe and productive.
You practice already, but you’re getting the feeling that something’s not quite right–maybe you find some poses painful, maybe you’ve just hit a plateau. Yoga should not be painful! I’m here to guide you back on the path to a practice that will allow you to advance safely and intelligently (I’ve dubbed my yoga “Smart Yoga,” but just like with smart phones, you gotta know how to use your body properly!
You have an injury or existing condition that is causing you pain and/or limiting your range of motion on and off the mat. I’ve worked with all kinds of stuff from tricky knees to achy shoulders, pre-op and post-op prep and recovery, sprained ankles, flat feet, bunions, protruding disks (especially lower backs and necks), carpal tunnel syndrome, all wrist impediments, tennis elbows . . . okay, you get the picture! Why suffer when there’s almost always a solution?
You’ve practiced for a while or just have a knack for yoga and want a practice that’s more challenging than most group classes. The sky’s the limit on this one!
Convenience–you’d rather have me come to you than spend precious time in traffic!
To celebrate Independence Day, I’m offering a July 4th Holiday special and offering my first private yoga session with you for $150 instead of my usual fees of $175 (at my place) and $200 (I travel to you)–sign up now and reserve your spot! Simply reply to this email to claim your discount or call/text (917) 975-8009 to schedule a session. Offer ends on July 10 so hurry!
Upcoming Teacher Training Program
200-Hour KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training Program with Lois Nesbitt and Jessica Bellofatto
9 Weekends: October 2016 – May 2017
“I cannot speak highly enough about the teachers. Jessica and Lois make an amazing team, perfectly complementing each other with their strengths and areas of expertise.”
– Caroline O’Neill Teacher Trainee 2015/2016
Do you love the practice of yoga and want to experience more of it in your life? Have you considered the possibility of teaching, or felt that you want to cultivate a deeper connection to this ancient tradition? Now is the time! Dive in to the comprehensive KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training program this fall, on a journey of self discovery that promises take you deep into the heart of yoga!
The program curriculum explores all aspects of yoga, from philosophy and history, to anatomy, pranayama, Sanskrit, and beyond. Learn why we chant, the fundamentals of transformative meditation, how to stay injury-free, the importance of sequencing, how to cultivate a solid and evolving home practice, and learn the tools to grow into a gifted teacher, should that be a path you decide to follow.
This 200-hour* Yoga Alliance certified course is spread over nine weekends, from November through May, and is taught by two of the most experienced teachers in the country. Jessica Bellofatto and Lois Nesbitt have taught recognized teacher training courses independently for over a combined 45 years, and are thrilled to be offering this program together for the 3rd year in the Hamptons.
You Will Also Learn:
how to use your voice and your verbal instructions to inspire students to make shifts that can change their lives
how to weave life-affirming philosophy into classes that students will remember for a lifetime
how to guide students deeply and safely into poses using physical adjustments
how to sequence poses so that students can move safely into challenging asana
how to plan ongoing courses that encourage students to grow
how to teach students of all levels
how to work with injuries and special conditions
Course Dates and Location:
Classes will be held between KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton and Lois’ studio in East Hampton. Between sessions you’ll have time to roam the beach, hike the woods, or simply curl up by the fireside or laze on the porch.
Weekend dates are as follows:
1) October 29-30
2) November 12-13
3) November 19-20
4) December 2-3
5) January 7-8
6) February 11-12
7) March 3-4
8) April 22-23
9) May 6-7
Our weekend schedule will be:
Saturday 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-6:00
Sunday 8:30-12:30 and 1:30-5:30
Lois Nesbitt and Jessica Bellofatto
With two decades of practice and study of Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar Yoga, Jessica and Lois are uniquely prepared to guide you toward practices that will best serve you and your students.
In addition to thousands of hours of yoga training, Lois holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and credits her fine teachers at these top universities for showing her how to make the most complex ideas clear and exciting to students of all levels.
Jessica, who started out as a dancer in New York City, is a highly accomplished triathlete and even creatively teaches yogis how to practice on standup paddleboards.
The two share a lighthearted approach to life that infuses their teaching with playfulness and humor.
While our Teacher Training comprises 300 hours of training sessions, classes, and home study, graduates of this course qualify for Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training (first level) Registration.
$500 early bird discount for applications received by July 1, 2016.
Payment plans are available. Tuition includes all training sessions, written and practical assignments, final assessment; and unlimited classes at KamaDeva Yoga for the duration of the training. Upon acceptance, the balance of $4100 (tuition less the deposit) will become payable. Students wishing to pay by credit card, or enroll in our payment plan option, will incur a $125 fee. You can indicate your payment preference on the online application.
Payment Plan: The payment plan consists of an an initial payment of $1500 upon acceptance, with five subsequent payments of $545 on the first of each month, commencing on November 1st, 2016.
Please complete our online application to apply for this program. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. An initial non-refundable application deposit of $350 is required upon submission of your application. This will be deducted from your tuition if you are accepted into the program. Please contact lois@email@example.com (917) 975-8009 or Jessica@kamadevayoga.com (917) 301-6919 with any questions about the program.