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2023 Virtual & In-Person Training

January 9, 2023 - October 30, 2023

Virtual & In-Person Class Schedule

Mondays - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesdays - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturdays - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Cost for Yoga Teacher Training
(Does not include books -- Deposit must be paid before training begins.)

Santodanta Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Online


Founded in 2015, our yoga teacher training is one of the premier African-American-owned and led organizations in the country! We train teachers in partnership with our Black-owned and operated affiliate, Sunlight & Yoga, LLC.

To date, we are serving our 6th cohort of +200 RYT certified instructors.

In 2019, we moved headquarters to the Maryland countryside to provide a more bucolic experience for our trainees. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have yet to enjoy the rolling hills and fresh air together. But in 2023, that all changes!

Students who reside in Maryland, Baltimore City, including many southern Pennsylvania counties, and Washington DC will be able to meet in person at our Sunlight Yoga Studio. The studio is located in our sheep meadow at The Bell Valley Homestead. Participants from outside the home area can simultaneously join training sessions online as part of our extended, global community.

How it works

  • All classes are taught LIVE through Zoom.

  • We will help you transform a portion of your living place into a mini yoga center for spiritual growth and transformation. This will encourage consistent practice even when your instructors are not around “virtually.”  

  • The online training, is just like the in person training. Please show up 5 to 10 minutes early to have your mind-body and area ready for practice. The program is three day a week. Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 10am. Homework and study must be complete each week before next week’s practice.

  • Each session is lead by Lead Trainer, Changa Bell. Some guest classes will be lead by former Santodanta students who are now professional +200 RYT yoga instructors.

  • Once the course is completed you will earn an internationally recognized certification that is in compliance with The Yoga Alliance. Your certification is accepted worldwide as the standard 200 required by Registered Yoga Schools (RYS),


Dates for 2023 

January 9, 2023 to October 30, 2023


Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9 am to 10 am


All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

Daily Schedule:

5:30 pm - Hatha Yoga class
6:30 pm - Meditation
7:00 pm - Homework Review


5:30 pm - Restorative Yoga class

6:30 pm - Meditation

7:00 pm - Homework Review


9 am - 60-minute Intensive Study



Includes Nationally and Internationally acclaimed guest presenters and speakers.

Classic yoga teachings at home in real-time.

When we heal we don't heal alone.

Make a difference in your life &
the lives in your community!

The Online Experience

The pandemic has given us an opportunity to transform and transmute our personality from bondage and mundanity to one of balance.


In the face of uncertainty and remarkable change, yoga science and lifestyle provides us with tools to cultivate awareness and strength. With a new understanding and perspective in which to view life, all we know, changes -- including ourselves.

Guest Presenters and cherished members of the yoga community share knowledge, skills, and experience in the industry as well as provide inspirational testimony.


Lead Trainer, Changa Bell, a Georgetown University Certified Life Coach offers an integrated methodology to support positive change in each student's life.


Yoga Teacher Training Application
Please check all that you have practiced before:

Thanks for submitting!         Please make your deposit here.

Questions? Contact or call 443-519-2251

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