Take your passion
to the next level
Join a training filled with wacky trainees, master instructors, and a soulful mission. Our Yoga Alliance certified 200hr teacher training immerses you in the history and philosophy of the ancient practices of yoga and meditation. Our training focuses on Vinyāsa Flow yoga, however you will be exposed to many styles such as Yin, Restorative, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Prenatal, Yoga for Seniors and Trauma Informed Yoga. You will not only learn to teach yoga – you will dive into the language of Sanskrit, anatomy, prāṇayama, chanting, and much more. Our training is comprehensive, fully immersive, and designed to work with your life.
In Person Training
When you join us in person at the Collective you will be in our beautiful and supportive environment as you learn from masters in their field. You will have 50 hours of online lectures to move through at your own pace, and 150 hours in person at the studio. You will experience 5 weekend intensives held every other month. Community is foundational to our training, so come meet your new best friends. It’s no exaggeration to say that this experience will change your life.
2024 Training Dates:
February 15th- 18th
April 11th – 14th
June 13th – 16th
August 15th – 18th
October 17th – 20th
Payment: Reserve your spot with a $300 non-refundable deposit
Program dates, details and FAQs.
Virtual Interactive Training
Virtual with us is personal. You can join our 2024 training live during our weekend intensives! You are projected onto the wall into the room, your voice comes through the speakers, and a real human is supporting our virtual students the entire time. There is nothing we do in the space that our virtual students don’t also participate in. Our virtual students are expected to be engaged, ready to be called on, and eager to teach each other. If you miss, you can watch the videos later for maximum flexibility. Join our 2024 training held February – October of 2024 live online. We are here to support you every step of the way.
When: 2024 Dates and Details in the FAQ’s below
Payment: Reserve your spot with a $300 non-refundable deposit
Program dates, details and FAQs.
Why join us for the Collective Teacher Training?
At Home Training + Study
This option is for students looking to deepen their practice, and aspiring teachers who need maximum flexibility. If you are a student, get the chance to experience teacher training lectures and dive deeply into your practice. For aspiring teachers, this on demand style training utilizes recordings of previous trainings, so you receive the exact same content as our live and in person trainings. You can graduate from this at home training with the same certification, as long as you pass your graduation requirements. For students and teachers enjoying this experience, you will own this content to refer back to for two years. Enjoy this treasure of online content when it works for you!
We are here to support you.
One of the most surprising parts of yoga teacher training, are the friendships you leave with. Community is core to everything we do. Come meet others who want to learn, reflect, connect and serve.
This training just rocks. Classes, lectures, staff, all on point.
We learned topics like the business of yoga, so I felt ready make a living in the wellness world.
The training environment was everything I could have wanted. The community is exceptional.
I didn't know if I wanted to be a teacher, but it helped me grow immensely in my own practice.
I loved the diversity of the teaching staff, they were so passionate.
The connections you make are incredible, there is a such a strong community.
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What will we be studying?
Your training syllabus is extremely comprehesive. You will be exposed to many styles of yoga such as:
Hot 26 Yoga
The content of your training will be diverse to ensure that you have a full appreciation of the history of this practice and the meditative aspects that help to make it so powerful. You will learn topics such as:
The History of Yoga
The Yoga Sūtras
Yamas and Niyamas
Cakra and Kosa’s
How to Teach with Props
How to Sequence Postures
Trauma Informed Training
Business of Yoga
Voice of a Teacher
How to Theme a Yoga Class
How to teach Meditation
What if I need to miss anything?
Thanks to the virtual option, you can make up any missed lectures via videos of your lectures, on your own time! This training is designed to work with your life and family. In person students and virtual students alike have access to all the videos for make up, as needed. Videos are posted after your weekend concludes.
For our virtual students our goal is to provide you the option to spend as much time as you choose connecting and learning live, while also knowing that you have the flexiblility to watch later and make this training adapt with your life.
We do ask that our in person students only miss if it is truly necessary, as there is usually a waitlist for in person spots.
Who will be teaching us?
You will have a diverse teaching staff, both locally and from around the the country. We will epose you to experts in their field to ensure you experience a wide range of teaching philosophy’s and styles. Within that teaching staff, you will have a few lead instructors who you will spend a good amount of time with. Below are some of the instructors you will experience both in your virtual content and live at your intensives.
Jessica Lynne Trese traveled to India to study at KPJAYI with R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India and was blessed with the Authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2013. Jessica is passionate 500hr instructor who dedicated her life to sharing the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. She will lead you on many topics including history, philosophy, chanting, meditation and Ashtanga Yoga.
Ashley Adams is the founder of Black Prāṇa Magazine and dedicated herself to changing the landscape of yoga instructors in America. After training over 4,000 instructors of color, she merged with the Collective, so that we can make a global impact together. Ashley is a 500hr instructor known for her laid back style and hip hop yoga classes. Some topics you will explore with Ashley are the Virtual Business of Yoga, 12 Laws of the Universe, Diversity in Wellness Spaces and more.
Tina Tidwell Bedore is a former professional Dancer and an owner at the Bella Prāṇa Collective. She is a 500hr instructor with certifications in Meditation, Prenatal, Yin, Seniors, Yoga as Therapy, Yoga and Ayurveda, Restorative and Kids Yoga, to name a few. You will join Tina for topics such as Sequencing, How to Teach with Props, Teaching Pregnant Students, Posture Breakdowns and more.
Megan Weathers is Reiki Master and 500hr instructor who specializes in Adaptive Yoga and is certified in the Hatha Yoga style. Megan works with students with disabilities and focuses on Restorative, Gentle, and Yin yoga styles. Megan will share her expertise on each of those styles, meditation, hand mudras, and more.
Roni Harris is a 500hr instructor and the Founder and Owner of the Bella Prāṇa Collective. After first being in ministry, she then spent over 13 years as the owner of the Collective, a saught after yoga teacher, and leader of international retreats. Now living in Denver, Colorado Roni will share with you about the power of themeing a yoga class to bring greater meaning, the brick and mortor Business of Yoga for those who hope to make a living in wellness, and will join you for various topics during your live intesives.
These are only a few of the many instructors you will be learning from throughout your training experience. We are committed to exposing you to some of the most qualified and passionate instructors in their fields.
Online and live course content?
All students will have 50 hours of virtual lectures that are on demand, to take at your own pace. Then 150 hours of the training are held in person at our studio, and is also streamed live virtually.
In-person spots are limited, and are first come first serve.
What is required to graduate?
To graduate this program officially you must experience or watch all 200 hours of course content. You will be given some smaller written homework throughout the training, and you must submit recorded videos of you teaching. We show you exactly how to do these recordings step by step, so no worries if technology makes you nervous. We got you.
Fulfilling the graduation requirements, and being deemed a safe and thoughtful instructor by a leader teacher, is how you will receive your official certificate of completion.
What dates will the training meet?
Our next training begins in February of 2024! Below are the dates for our live intensive weekends. If you reserve an in person spot, we expect you to join us for the dates below. We usually have a waitlist for in person spots, so if you believe you might not be able to attend the grand majoirty of the training in person, than we ask that you consider joining us virtually for maximum flexibility. Virtual students will join us live as we stream from the studio, and all students can watch videos of our weekend intensives afterward as needed.
Intensive Dates for 2024:
February 15th- 18th
April 11th – 14th
June 13th – 16th
August 15th – 18th
October 17th – 20th
Daily Schedule on Intensive Weekends:
Thursdays 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 10:30am – 6:30pm (1 hour lunch break at 11:45am)
Saturday 8:00am – 6:30pm (1.5 hour lunch break at 11:45am)
Sunday 8:00am – 6:30pm (1.5 hour lunch break at 11:45am)
How much does the program cost?
There are two ways to join our 2023 Teacher Training! You can attend in person or virtually. Below are the costs for each.
In Person tuition is a total of $2,200 with a $300 non-refundable deposit. The deposit amount goes toward your total cost. This includes your entire training experience, digital 200 page manual, and one year of unlimited yoga in our virtual studio.
Virtual tuition is total of $795, with a $300 non-refundable deposit. The deposit amount goes toward your total cost. This includes your entire training experience, digital 200 page manual, and one year of unlimited yoga in our virtual studio.
At Home Training + Study tuition will be $850, paid in full with no deposit. You get access to your entire training at the time of purchase. This option includes all 200 hours of training, our digital 200 page manual, and a year of unlimited access to our virtual studio.
If you chose in person or virtual, than you will have the ability to choose a payment plan. As your training approaches you will be sent the option to pay the remainder of your tuition in full or choose a 3 part or 5 part payment plan where your payments will be made every 30 days.
If you do not make a payment on your payment plan, you will not be able to access your online content until that payment is made.
Return Policy: Your deposit is non-refundable. Once you have been given access to the content of our training and our manual, there are no refunds for any payments that have been made toward your training experience.
How long is the training program?
This is a 200hr training program that will take 10 months to complete. There are 50 hours of virtual lecture and 150 hours of live intensives. You will complete 5 intensives every other month, either virtually or live with us in-person. If you need to miss an intensive, no worries, we will record them and make those videos available to you so you can still graduate on time.
During the months in between your intensives, you will have the 50 hours of on demand lectures to complete at your own pace, an at home reading list to move through at your own pace, and we expect you to be commited to physical yoga practices to supplement what you are learning in those lectures.
You may take longer than 10 months to complete if needed. We find that 10 months is an ideal length of time to allow the training to work with your family and lifestyle, while also allowing time for the knowledge to build and integrate, as well as time to practice teach.
After your 10 months of training, you have up to one year to turn in your graduation materials and be approved to recieve your certificate.
This means you have access to all of your training video lectures until October of 2025. Your manual is yours to keep permanently.
How do I sign up?
When you are ready to expand your community, serve others, and grow in immeasurable ways – than choose one of the above training options!
Our 2023 trainig is full. However, our 2024 training sign ups just opened!
Choose the “reserve my spot” option next to the training style of your choice. You will be taken to our virtual studio, where you will create an account and follow the prompts.
Within 48 hours you will receive a welcome email with all of your next steps.
Who should sign up for this training?
This is a Vinyasa Flow-based training that will also expose you to many styles of yoga. This training is wonderful for those who would like to teach yoga in their communities. We expect trainees to be open minded, kind, and commited to the experience.
You do not need to be able to achieve “fancy” postures or be super flexible. This training is for real people and real bodies. Our focus is on teaching you how to instruct others, so we ask that you do have a personal practice and are able to practice confidently and safely on your own.
Training is also open to students who would like to expand their practice and knowledge. You do not have to want to teach yoga to join teacher training. Though, please note, you will be expected to partcipate in every aspect of the training, as you learn how to teach others together. If you do not want to practice teach with your fellow trainees then please choose our At Home Training + Study option, created just for you.
Is the Training Yoga Alliance Certified?
Yes! We are a Yoga Alliance certifiend 200hr training program. During this training, you will learn how to register yourself as a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. Feel free to search for our school on the Yoga Alliance website, and check out reviews from our graduates!
Whom should I contact with questions?
If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We are here to help guide and support you throughout this entire experience.
Most interactive virtual training!
Virtual with us is PERSONAL.
Your face is projected onto the wall so we can get to know YOU and your name.
Your voice comes through the speaker system. Because with us you have a VOICE.
A person is on TECH support the entire time, so you can let us know if you experience any issue.
A HUMAN is there for you the entire training. Reach out any time for support, and we are there for you.
Being virtual does not mean checking out. Engagement is required, and we will help hold you accountable to achieve this life changing goal! If you do not want to fully participate, but still have access to the information, than try our At Home Training + Study option!
Please send any questions to [email protected].
What is the virtual experience like?
When you join us live virtually during our training intensives, you will enjoy a fully interactive experience! We project all virtual students on the wall, and your voices come through our speaker system. Instructors will refer directly to you and expect you to interact. We require that you have your camera on since students in the room can see you just like the other students around them. If a good reason arises, and you feel unable to interact visibly in this way, we ask that you speak with us first or watch the videos of these lectures later on your own time.
Anything that happens in the room, you will participate in at home. For instance when we practice teach you will be put into breakout rooms and will teach each other directly, an instructor will jump in and out of those rooms for guidance, just as the folks in the room will experience as they teach their partner.
Virtually you also have the benefit of designing your space as you like, your own restroom, snacks always available, total safety if you are immune compromised, or need more physical space to care for yourself.
If you have any questions about the virtual experience please email us at [email protected].
Difference of Virtual & At Home Training + Study?
In short- virtual means you are streaming live in the moment with us, and at home training means you are watching videos of training on your own.
The virtual option means that you can join us via zoom LIVE during our intensive weekends. If you sign up for virtual, and then are not able to join live for any reason that is totally fine. You can watch the videos of the intensive later. This give you the option to join us live if you choose. When you are live we ask you to be an engaged trainee, as if you were in the room. You are projected on the wall with your fellow virtual trainees, and your voice comes through the speaker system, so that you are seen and heard like every other student. We work to make it a highly interactive online experience.
At Home Training + Study means that you will watch all of the lectures on your own time. This option means you do not join us live during intensive weekends, but you login and progress through the training on your own schedule. You do not participate in the training with a group, you are utilizing pre-recorded video lectures and āsana classes. This option works better for folks who need maximum flexibility. Lead instructors Roni, Tina, Megan and Ashley are all available to you throughout, so you have support as needed from a real human.
Our Lead Instructors
Roni Elissabeth Harris (she/her) is the founder & owner of the Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective. Roni is an 500hr yoga instructor and has been teaching for over a decade. She is also a certified reiki practitioner, a life coach graduating from the Southwestern University of Healing Arts, as well as a nutrition coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Roni is a certified wilderness emergency medical technician and adventurer who is known for her impactful class themes and life changing retreats around the world, in places such as India and Nepal. Using these skills, she is a sought after consultant, writer and speaker. Previously in full time ministry, with her first year of her masters in divinity, she was drawn to the healing yoga provided in such an efficient and tangible way. She is known for her special blend of spirituality, coaching, and yoga all woven together into moving experiences. When Roni isn’t at the studio she is with her husband Bret, her son Fintastic, and her puppy Winnie Cooper.
Progressive, funny, and 100% real, Ashley Adams (she/her) is an instructor and the founder of Black Prāṇa Magazine, which is in partnership with the Bella Prāṇa Collective Yoga Teacher Training. With family history hailing from the small beach town of Tarpon Springs, Florida, this business tycoon, mother, and eldest sister of four knew fate led her to purpose when doing “the work” didn’t quite feel like working. Ashley says the success of her business is rooted in pure frustration. In response to that frustration, Black Yoga Magazine was born. The only publication of its kind, BYM exists because of the lack of representation for people of color in the yoga world. Ashley also made the conscious decision to lower the barrier to entry when it comes to people of color obtaining their certification to teach Yoga and less than a year ago, Ashley launched her first 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program virtually. To date, Ashley has successfully trained over 4000 yoga professionals.
TINA TIDWELL BEDORE
Tina Tidwell Bedore (she/her) is a 500 E-RYT, an owner at the Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective and professional dancer, graduated from USF with a degree in Dance and Psychology. She fell in love with yoga, through dance, after studying with Michelle Jacobi in Paris. Tina received her 200 RYT in Ashtanga at Yoga on High (OH) with masters such as Tim Miller and Maty Ezraty. She received her 500 RYT through Asheville Yoga Center earning certifications in Meditation, Prenatal, Yin, Seniors, Yoga as Therapy, Yoga and Ayurveda, Restorative and Kids while studying with amazing mentors including Michael Johnson, Libby Hinsley and Stephanie Keach. Tina challenges the body in mindful movement while using the breath as the musical cue. She teaches in the USF’s School of Music as well as at DanceUSF and works privately with professional athletes. She is honored to be one of the first teachers at Bella Prana and a lead teacher of the teacher training program. When Tina isn’t on stage or in the studio, you can find her spending time with her husband, daughter and floppy puppy.
JESSICA LYNNE TRESE
Jessica (she/her) owns and runs our Ashtanga Yoga Program at Bella Prāṇa through her business, Yoga Chikitsa. She is committed to teaching and practicing the Ashtanga Yoga method, as taught in KPJAYI, Jessica began teaching yoga in 2007, and the daily practice of Ashtanga yoga provides her with the healing, uplifting, and insightful benefits of a committed yoga practice. Jessica uses gentle encouragement to guide students along a path of healing self-discovery through yoga. Jessica has traveled to India to study at KPJAYI with R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India and was blessed with the Authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2013. Jessica dedicates her life to learning and sharing the Ashtanga Yoga Method, it inspires her to cultivate peace, inspiration, dedication, devotion and self surrender on and off the yoga mat.