Yoga Teacher Training

Details about the 300 hour Advanced training program

Program Details

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Beryl Bender Birch, director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and Sheila Magalhaes, Director of Heartsong Yoga Center in East Longmeadow, MA, completed the last 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course in May, 2017.  The program consisted of 8 weekends (held monthly with a December break), and ran from September 2016 through May 2017 at Heartsong Yoga (and our adjunct space down the street at the Little Red Schoolhouse.)

This year we are offering the 300 hour curriculum for teachers who already have their 200 hours with our school or any other accredited training program, beginning in January 2018.

The Hard & The Soft is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and offers one of the most prestigious and comprehensive yoga teacher training programs in the United States. This training format is a great opportunity for those who have been looking for an outstanding non-residential program offered on weekends over the course of a year. After graduation from our program, teachers are certified through The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and eligible for registry with Yoga Alliance.

Why train with The Hard & The Soft Institute?
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Our teacher training program offers a unique opportunity to study with not only Beryl and the director of Heartsong Yoga, but with a variety of our senior faculty members, all of whom are outstanding 500 or 1000-hour graduates of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. Many of our staff teachers have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years and all have a strong foundation in the study of classical yoga (with Beryl) and are renowned in their respective fields. As all of us here at Heartsong Yoga and The Hard & The Soft, they continue to grow and study individually and bring to every session, a wide diversity of specialized knowledge and skills.

Heartsong Yoga is located in East Longmeadow, MA, a Western Massachusetts community, less than 2 hours from Boston, about an hour south of the Berkshires, less than an hour north of Hartford, CT, or about an hour south from the Vermont border.