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BMYI YTT 2022 Graduation Cohort


2024 Virtual & In-Person Training
January 8th, 2024 - October 27th, 2024
Virtual & In-Person Class Schedule


(monthly payment plans available after $400 deposit)

On-line classes
Self-Paced Learning with pre-recorded lessons or take virtual and in-person classes at scheduled times.

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.)
$500 deposit + (10x monthly payments of $225.00)
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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 7th cohort of +200 RYT-certified instructors.

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 our online learning platform on Thinkific.

  • Trainees will automatically become part of our online community of support The LifeForce Nexus Network. 

  • 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 days a week. Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 10am. Homework and study must be completed each week before next week’s practice.

  • Each session is led by Lead Trainer, Changa Bell. Some guest classes will be led 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 2024  

January 8th, 2024 to October 27th, 2024


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
6:45 pm - Meditation
7:00 pm - Homework Review

5:30 pm - Restorative Yoga class
6:45 pm - Meditation
7:00 pm - Homework Review
9 am - 60-minute Intensive Study

Includes Nationally and Internationally acclaimed guest presenters and speakers.

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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

Our teacher training program offers a unique opportunity to learn from experienced yoga teachers and practitioners who share their 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.

Our program is designed to help you:

  • Develop a deep understanding of yoga philosophy and practice

  • Learn how to teach yoga in a safe and effective way

  • Cultivate the skills and qualities of a successful yoga teacher

  • Find your voice and unique perspective as a yoga teacher


In addition to our core yoga training curriculum, we also offer a variety of elective courses and workshops on topics such as:

  • Post-Traumatic Growth Yoga

  • Yoga for Kids and Families

  • Yoga for Social Justice

  • Yoga for Self-care

  • And the Business of Doing Yoga

We invite you to join us on this transformative journey of becoming a yoga teacher.


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