Yoga Teacher Training

Details about the next training TBA

Program Details

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 will 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.)

Training is scheduled to begin again in October 2017, this year we are offering the 500 hour curriculum for teachers who already have their 200 hours with our school or any other accredited training program.

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.

Beryl has been teaching yoga and meditation for 40 years and is the author of four books on yoga, including the best selling Power Yoga. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors, was written for veterans and was just released by Sounds True Publishing. It is already receiving great acclaim from military members. Beryl is also the Director/Founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, which supports yoga teachers in developing service projects in under-served areas of their communities.

More about the Hard and the Soft Yoga Institute
and Beryl Bender Birch, here.

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.

The program offers an extraordinary opportunity for complete immersion into yoga and all it's dimensions, as well as the yoga lifestyle. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals and follow your dream to become an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher. This program will provide you with the skill, knowledge and confidence to begin teaching yoga, and the weekend format makes it easy to participate. The course is also appropriate for those who may not be interested in teaching but simply wish to advance their training in the study of yoga. For those teachers who already have their 200 hour certification, the program offers the opportunity to gather an additional 200 hours toward 500 hour certification with The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute.

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.
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Sheila Magalhaes
Owner/Director Heartsong Yoga Center