Y O G A  S T U D I E S  2022

Spring 2022



In addition to our traditional 200-hour format, BYS offers a longer form program called Yoga Studies every other year. Because many modern yogis wish to study yoga without any desire to teach, we split the program into two modules to include students looking to simply deepen their own practice as well as those students considering a career as a yoga teacher.

Module 1 will encompass a thorough study into the history, philosophy, ethics and anatomy of yoga. Module 2 will focus primarily on cultivating the ability to teach yoga with confidence, intelligent and ease. Those hoping to teach yoga professionally must complete both modules. Those simply interested in understanding the practice of yoga may enroll in module 1 without module 2 (ALL are welcome to participate in both). 

Yogis of all levels, backgrounds, ages and abilities are welcome. The curriculum is designed to enrich one’s understanding of yoga through classroom study (lecture, dialogue and practice), reading and writing assignments, and time spent with resourceful and gifted teachers. If accepted, students should be prepared to steep themselves in yoga for the duration of the program, both within the scheduled hours and outside of the classroom. While in the program students have unlimited access to all BYS Online classes and resources.

To apply, go here. To read more about the faculty, go here

Module 1 is FULLY ONLINE for all students, via Zoom, and synchronous, on camera attendance is required (exceptions can be made for emergencies and previously arranged travel). Module 2 is hybrid so students are welcome to stay online or attend in person at The Arlington Center in Arlington, MA. Fridays in module 2 will remain online. 


​If you complete both modules, you are eligible for certification. This program meets and exceeds 200-hour teacher training standards as defined by Yoga Alliance.



  • Yoga Asana & Architecture: Crafting a Sustainable Practice

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Movement 

  • Living the 8 Limbs: Yoga Philosophy & Ethics

  • History of Yoga: Text & Tradition Study

  • Yoga & Social Justice: Taking Yoga Off the Mat

  • The Art of Pranayama: Breath as an Investment in Health & Wellness

  • Mindfulness & Meditation Methods

  • Energetic Anatomy, Boundaries and Sensitivity

  • Self-Practice: Tools to Maintain Homeostasis

  • The Science of Stress: Yoga as Nervous System Balance

  • Yoga as Medicine: East meets West



  • Yoga Sequencing: How to be Safe/Smart & Build a Template

  • Training Your Voice & Aligning Your Words

  • Sanskrit 101

  • Being an Anti-Racist Yoga Teacher: Knowledge & Action

  • Cultural Appropriation & Yoga

  • The Business of Yoga & Making Yoga Inclusive

  • Student-Teacher Dynamics & Holding Space

  • Avoiding Burn-Out & the Ongoing Practice of Svadyhaya (Self Study)


Module 1: Virtually via Zoom

Module 2: hybrid online & in person at The Arlington Center, in Arlington, MA



Ame Wren & Jonathan Holmes

Assisted by

Sara Basile & Matt Vedder

Guest Faculty

Dr. Lida Hariri, Chip Hartranft, Meghan Vivieros, Johnathon Holmes, Jeff Percacciante, Karden Rabin and Ben Chused



In this revolutionary online program, you will take part in synchronous meetings via livestream on the 9 weekends listed below and smaller team meetings twice/month (to be scheduled with your team captain). We also encourage you to take class on BYS Online twice per week (included in your tuition). In addition to the scheduled hours, there will be outside learning through reading, writing and a case study. 


Program Hours

Module 1

  • Fri: 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Sat & Sun: 9am-12:30pm, 2pm-4:30pm

Module 2

  • Fri: 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Sat: 12pm-3:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm

  • Sun: 10am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-6pm


Module 1, 7 weekends

  • Mar 4-6

  • Mar 18-20

  • Apr 8-10

  • Apr 29-May 1

  • May 20-22

  • June 3-5

  • June 17-19

Module 2, 4 weekends

  • Aug 12-14

  • Aug 26-29

  • Sep 9-11

  • Sep 23-25


  • Earliest bird, paid by December 1
    Both modules $1895
    Module 1 ONLY $1195

  • Early bird, paid by Jan 15
    Both modules, $2295
    Module 1 ONLY, $1595

  • Enrollment after Jan 15
    Both modules, $2695
    Module 1 ONLY, $1995

Refund Policy:

Cancellations made more than 3 weeks prior to the start of the training may receive a full refund less the non-refundable less deposit. Cancellations made within 3 weeks or during the training will not receive a refund. This policy is firm.To discuss this policy in relation to emergency and unforeseen situations please speak with your program Director(s) privately. 


*at any point we are prepared to move online should circumstances require