Yoga Teacher Training

We at Be Joy Yoga School welcome and invite you to come as you are and join us on this magnificent ride.  Whether you want to teach, are currently teaching or simply want to expand your knowledge of yoga, the fertile ground of this training will support your growth - the direction of that growth is up to you. Here are the Yoga Teacher Training offerings:


RYS 500 hour


Our all-inclusive 500 hour curriculum will take you well beyond the basics through a vibrant, creative, enlivening exploration of you and yoga. Through this immersion in the study of yoga, you will awaken and brighten your truth, find your authentic voice, and embody yoga.  A truly transformative experience!  

The training is a journey through the eight limbs of yoga, using the mind, body, spirit as the vehicle.  We begin with the Whole Heart, Whole Being training, where we embark to discover deeper truths about ourselves and access the deeper nuances of yoga.  We will:  study the powerful effects of pranayama and meditation, experience the subtle, energetic body and delve deeply into the study of anatomy, looking at the body through physical, physiological, kinesthetic lenses;  become versed in the practice of hatha yoga, learn a bit of Sanskrit, understand principles of alignment and the nuances of intelligent, creative, effective sequencing;  know how to teach safe, skillful practices, and comprehend basic, practical principles to grow your business. Through a long lingering with the yamas and niyamas and intimate time with the sutras, we will gain understanding of yogic philosophies and the workings of the mind and heart, which will create a strong foundation to support individual growth; a strong foundation from which to arise a confident, mindful yoga instructor, a confident, mindful yogi!

Tuition:  $3,900    paid in full by January 1: $3,800 

Tuition includes:  All sessions and materials, master workshop, weekend retreat and unlimited yoga at Mudita throughout training. 

Dates: Jan 13-15; Feb 3-5;  March 3-5; March 31 &  April 1-2; May 5-7; June 2-4; June 23-25; July 14-16; Aug 4-6; Aug 25-27
 Master workshop:   April 28-30 (subject to change)
Friday 7:30 -10:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm


Whole Heart, Whole Being Yoga Training - well being in mind, body, spirit

This training is designed for those who desire to use yoga as a modality to support well-being in mind, in body, in spirit.  There is much to be gained from this training as we examine our own biases, prejudices, limiting beliefs, and patterns in an effort to assist others with the same.  Significant to the training is creating a space to allow you to strengthen your intuitive nature toward learning to teach and live from more insightfully.  Through this deep self- inquiry you will obtain a greater awareness, understanding and acknowledgment of your authentic self.  Empowered you will lead others to see possibility in their darkness, remember who they are and embody their own light. 

In that space, we will study how trauma, PTSD, addiction, anxiety and stress can all be affected by the practice of yoga.  Within that scope, you will understand the universal symptoms, the physiology and neurology of addiction, depression, stress, and other psychological disorder.  The benefits of meditation, pranayama and asana on the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual levels will be explored and taught. Through the study of philosophies of yoga, Buddhism and recovery, you will connect common themes and learn how to weave them within your teaching. Skills will be developed to design safe, supportive, compassionate spaces for all.  Accessing those skills, and comprehending the benefits of yoga, you will feel confident to sequence classes, assess needs of students, and work one-on-one with clients to create wellness in mind, body,spirit.  All of this and more will help you create your own vision of yoga therapy.  

Tuition:  $850
Tuition includes:  All sessions and materials, 10 yoga classes 

Dates:  Jan 13-15; Feb 3-5;  March 3-5; August 6

Friday 7:30 -10:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Be Joy Yoga School is committed to providing you the most accessible, comprehensive, individualized, quality training. 
Class sizes are small to create an intimate setting and provide personalized attention;
meeting times are one weekend per month, payment plans available to meet your needs.




Who should attend:  Yoga teachers, health care professionals, counselors, seekers of open hearts and healing!




Be Joy Yoga School

This quote fully encompasses the philosophy of my teacher training:


 The teaching skills I am interested in cultivating

in both myself and others are about

sitting in the questions more than finding the answers.  

                                                                             ~Amy Matthews


I am interested in cultivating within you, within me, a space that we can be confident and comfortable in the questions. This will be your invitation – to travel with me and explore the many facets, nuances and paths of yoga; to be in a place of open ended questions allowing room for intuition, illumination, for infinite possibilities.

The training will offer space for a tangible experience through experiential learning - exploring anatomy, studying asana, creating sequences, hands on adjusting or practice teaching.  Within that space, we will leave room for deep inquiry, for the journey to reveal to you your profound truth.  As one student said ‘you will get access to parts of yourself you may not know.’  My hope is to lead you, through the study of yoga, to rediscover, remember and reconnect with You!

500 hour

Yoga Therapy Training