200 Hour Teacher Training/Develop Your Practice

 Contact us for more info on the Fall 2017 session


Brandy Hill, RYT500/Banyan Tree Yoga Founder


Current Session Dates – January to June 2017:

  • January 20-22: Friday night & all day Saturday at BTY, Sunday all day in Concord
  • February 18-19: all day Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • March 10-12:  Friday night at BTY, all day Saturday and Sunday in Concord
  • April 1-April 2: all day Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • April 21-23: Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • May 18-21: Thursday/Friday/Saturday (18th-20th) at BTY and Sunday (21st) in Concord
  • June 2-4: Friday night & all day Saturday at BTY, Sunday all day in Concord for graduation!


Yoga NH Teacher Training/Develop Your Practice (TT/DYP) Programs are designed for students who want to become yoga teachers as well as for those who are interested in deepening their personal practice. The Yoga NH 200-hour TT/DYP Program foundations includes the 8-limbs of Yoga, the History of Yoga, the 7 main Chakra System, Anatomy of the Spirit, Reiki I, Asana Exploration – including teaching all levels, modifications, alignment, adjusts/assists, sequencing, practice teaching and so much more!

The 8-limbed path of Yoga is a yogic system that can have a profound impact on the choices we make, how we act and react to circumstances and people in our lives and it has the possibility to transform our lives on and off the mat…


Current 2017 Guest teachers include:

  • Maureen Miller, E-RYT500, Yoga NH Founder and Director
  • Christi Trabucco, Yoga NH Program Director and Empower Yoga Center Owner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Rev. Stephanie Rutt, author of An Ordinary Life Transformed: Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita and Tree of Life Interfaith Temple founder and Presiding Minister
  • Romulo (Romy) Valdez, Jr., Ph.D, psychologist, energy/vibrational medicine therapist, kundalini yoga instructor, and bodhisattva in training
  • Martha Roberts, Buddhist meditation teacher
  • more guest teachers may be joining us in 2017!


October 2017 to May 2018 Program Information Session Dates:

  • Thursday, June 15,  6:30-7:30PM
  • Wednesday, July 26, 5:30-6:30PM
  • Wednesday, August 9, 7-8PM
  • Saturday, September 9, 1-2PM

Register on our website for the Information Session date that works for you and email Brandy at Info@BanyanTreeYogaNH.com for a complete information packet and/or to set up a private meeting.


October 2017 to May 2018 Dates*:

  • October 7-8: Saturday at BTY, Sunday in Concord
  • October 20: Friday night at BTY
  • November 4-5: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • November 17: Friday night at BTY
  • December 9-10: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • December 15: Friday night at BTY
  • January 6-7: Saturday at BTY, Sunday in Concord
  • January 26: Friday night at BTY
  • February 10-11: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • February 23: Friday night at BTY
  • March 3-4: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • March 16: Friday night at BTY
  • April 5-8: 4 day intensive – Thursday & Friday at BTY, Saturday & Sunday in Concord
  • April 20: Friday night at BTY
  • May 5-6: Saturday at BTY, Sunday all day in Concord for graduation!

*Some dates are subject to change and will be finalized by June 2017


One of the unique benefits of joining the Yoga NH program is that we have four 200-hour locations running simultaneously, therefore if you cannot attend all of the dates at Banyan Tree Yoga, you can easily make up hours at another location – at no additional cost! We have structured the weekends at each location to give you flexibility most months.


Although the next program begins in October 2017, there are ways to attain some hours towards the program this Spring/Summer, including attending Josh Summers’ Yin Yoga Teacher Training (July 20-23 at BTY), Master Your Practice classes, and/or other workshops scheduled this Spring/Summer.


2017 investment options: $2399-$2699

1)  $2,499 –  paying all at once (or $2,399 if you pay within 7 days of an information session)

If you register/sign up within 7 days of the information session, you are eligible for $100 off the deposit*, which is due at time of application

Deposit:  $699

Deposit, if paid within 7 days of the info session:  $599*

Balance due, by 10/1/17:  $1,800


2)  $2,699 – for the monthly payment plan option (or $2,599 if you pay within 7 days of an information session)

If you register/sign up within 7 days of the information session, you are eligible for $100 off the deposit*, which is due at time of application

Deposit:  $699

Deposit, if paid within 7 days of the info session:  $599*

Then monthly payments start Oct 1: $250

*Sign up for the program (apply and pay the deposit) within one week of the Information Session and and receive a $100 discount!

Investment links can be found here.


Students enrolled in the Yoga NH 200-hour TT/DYP Program at Banyan Tree Yoga are eligible for exclusive discounts on our class passes and monthly unlimited memberships for the duration of the training!

Investment options above include the Anatomy fee and the main textbook into the cost of the program:

  • Online Anatomy Module fee: David Keil of Yoga Anatomy (includes access for 12 months) value: $55
  • Yoga for Toolbox book/binder: Joseph and Lilian LePage, value: $60

Investment options above do not include the following:

  • 10 hours of outside workshops: hours you plan to take that will focus on the specific focus/audience you want to teach. We may consider hours that you have previously completed and want to apply towards the program
  • Yoga books/resources required for the training
  • Yoga Insurance (required at the start of the training)
  • RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) fee if you choose to register with Yoga Alliance upon successful completion of the program


Learn more about Yoga NH here or click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.


Some Recent Student Testimonials:

“I had the pleasure of going through the Yoga NH Teacher Training Program hosted by Banyan Tree Yoga in the fall of 2015-Spring of 2016.  My goal of taking this training was, to gain knowledge so I could expand my personal practice. A month into my 8 month program, I realized that yoga was not just about the asana practice, its beyond that. I can’t say enough about the training lead by Brandy Hill. Her guidance, expertise, and patience made me feel like no matter what I needed during the training, I had her support.  I began training fearful of teaching in a public setting. By the end, I was leading a class on my own with confidence. This program is full of in depth reading and verbal guidance of the anatomy of the body, the breakdown of the asana poses, and the ethical guidelines of the Yamas & Niyamas (the foundation of yoga).  Anyone looking to become a teacher or expand their personal practice, should look into the Yoga NH program at Banyan Tree Yoga. I can’t recommend it enough.” – Stacey G. (April 2016 Graduate)


“I didn’t start the training program with teaching in mind.  I’ve always enjoyed my yoga practice and also enjoyed learning.  This was a great opportunity to put both things together.  I entered the program not knowing what to expect and just went with the flow.  I had no idea that YOGA encompassed so many things which were already a significant part of my life.  The training has provided me with a deeper understanding of myself, my strengths and weaknesses, my areas of improvement.  I left the program with a new confidence, new tools and a sense of calm.  I made lifetime friendships and learned to be kinder to myself and others.  I would recommend Yoga NH Teacher Training at Banyan Tree Yoga to anyone either wishing to become a teacher or those just exploring what Yoga has to offer.” – S.C. (August 2015 Graduate)


“After 43 years of nursing it was time for my 2nd act in life. I always had a passion for yoga and have tried many yoga studios in NH and MA but once I found Banyan Tree I found my “home”. The studio and staff are so warm and knowledgeable you feel like an old friend. After a year of practicing yoga at BTY I decided teaching yoga was going to be my next act in life. Once the decision was made I had a commitment financially and mentally, but one I was willing to take.  Now that I’ve graduated, I miss those weekends and how much I have learned from Brandy regarding yoga. She has dedicated a great deal of her life to the knowledge and practice of yoga. If you’re curious about yoga or becoming an instructor give Brandy a call you will not be sorry! I know I’m not, as I now teach chair yoga to the elderly and those with limited mobility. I LOVE IT!! “ – Roberta M. (December 2016 Graduate)