200 Hour Teacher Training/Develop Your Practice

 Contact us for more info on the Fall 2018 session


Brandy Hill, RYT500/Banyan Tree Yoga Founder


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 include 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, RYT500 Yoga NH Program Director and Empower Yoga Director, 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
  • stay tuned-more guest teachers may be joining us for the upcoming session!


October 2018 to May 2019 Information Session Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 6th – 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 12th – 6:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 5th 6:30-7:30pm

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 2018 to May 2019 Dates:

  • October 6-7: Saturday at BTY, Sunday in Bow
  • October 19: Friday night at BTY
  • November 3-4: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • November 16: Friday night at BTY
  • December 8-9: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • December 14: Friday night at BTY
  • January 5-6: Saturday at BTY, Sunday in Bow
  • January 18: Friday night at BTY
  • February 2-3: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • February 15: Friday night at BTY
  • March 2-3: Saturday and Sunday at BTY
  • March 15: Friday night at BTY
  • April 4-7: 4 day intensive – Thursday & Friday at BTY, Saturday & Sunday in Bow
  • April 26: Friday night at BTY
  • May 4-5: Saturday at BTY, Sunday in Bow for graduation!


One of the unique benefits of joining the Yoga NH program is that we have three 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 2018, there are ways to attain some hours towards the program this Spring/Summer, including attending Deepen Your Practice classes and/or other workshops scheduled this Spring/Summer.


2018 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 10/1/18:  $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 main textbook in the cost of the program:

  • Yoga for Toolbox book/binder: Joseph and Lilian LePage, value: $60

Investment options above do not include the following:

  • Online Anatomy Module fee: David Keil of Yoga Anatomy (includes access for 12 months): $55
  • 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 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)


“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)


“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) 


“After taking a few classes, I began to feel that this returning to yoga and finding a home at Banyan Tree Yoga was the right decision. I really enjoyed all of the classes with the different teachers, and Brandy (the owner and teacher of the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program) seemed so knowledgeable and open. Fast forward to 1 year later.  I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hours).  I am 18 hours away from becoming a Registered Child Yoga Teacher (95 hours).  I recently gave birth to my first miracle child.  The Yoga Teacher Training program through Yoga NH with Brandy gave me the tools to let go of my fears.  The tribe I met through my program supported me through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and all the crazy ups and downs that come with it.  I learned the correct way to cope with stressful situations that I have no control over.  I learned to have faith in the universe.  I also learned all about the eight limbs of yoga and taught adults yoga- all the stuff you’d expect to learn in a yoga teacher training program!  I found my path and I have learned to become the best mama to my 8 week old son.  My career as a Child and Family yoga teacher has taken off (minus the hiccup from having a baby, but it’s a hiccup that is worth it).  I still can’t do an arm balance or unsupported inversion and I am okay with that!  If you are thinking of learning more about yoga or are looking for something more fulfilling in your life- attend a yoga teacher training program.  It won’t only make you a yoga teacher, but it will change your life.“ – Lauren Y. (December 2016 Graduate)