Continue To Commit To Your Growth! Become a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor!
Starts October 10th, 2020 and ends December 5th, 2021

Original and locally created, Yoga Body Institute unveils and is proud to announce its very own 300 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training starting October 10th, 2020!

Like our 200 hour Teacher Training, this 300 hour training is locally created, inspired and rooted in the Baptiste Methodology. Ron and Linda Sambursky, Owners of Yoga Body Shop since 2007, have been under the tutelage of Baron Baptiste where they continue to train, most recently over the past two years, in the FIT to Lead Baptiste Program. Along with 17 other FIT to Lead Participants, Linda and Ron train directly with Baron to go deeper into the Baptiste Methodology and to become powerful leaders and change agents within the local community and across the planet. 

Join Yoga Body Institute for this 300 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training! Formerly known as 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training—the 300 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training combined with a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification will result in a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour certification.

Hands On Learning

Now that you have your 200 Hour Yoga Alliance training under your mat, and you are teaching students in classes, it is time to continue your journey into growth. There is nothing more important in life than growth! Take your teaching to the next level, hone your skills as a masterful teacher, and feel more powerful as a leader and human being. 

If not now, when? If you are already certified (in any tradition) at the 200-hour level, with teaching experience, then you are eligible for this transformative program. You will learn to listen, observe, and give tools in a way that makes a difference with your students in an authentic and powerful way. This program is designed to take you out of your comfort zone and challenge you and give you access to unrealized potential. The rigorous nature of this Advanced Teacher Training produces results immediately and creates space for unlimited possibilities on your mat, in your teaching, and in your life. 

After completing this rigorous and life changing 300-hour program, participants will be certified at the 500-hour teacher level as a Yoga Body Institute Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. This training will take place on weekends over 12 months. The 500-Hour Advanced Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification Training consists of 300 hours of Yoga Alliance-approved content that, when combined with your 200-hour training delivers a comprehensive and advanced 500-hour certification in Power Vinyasa Yoga.

What can you expect? 

This program is 12 months in duration and consists of 12 two day long weekends from October 10th, 2020 through December 5, 2021 along with various homework assignments between meetings. 

As a student in this program you will explore the foundational tools and techniques such as:

  • Understanding the misalignments in your own body and be able to see misalignments in others and how to teach to them effectively
  • Delve deeply into the Principles of Alignment
  • Learn to give feedback that empowers others and how to receive and implement feedback
  • Learn to teach based in alignment
  • Learn to teach with a philosophical theme
  • Learn to teach weaving the alignment and the philosophical theme together
  • Design a workshop to be presented to the public
  • Learn to workshop poses as well as demonstrate effectively
  • Dive deeper into the practical anatomy of yoga poses
  • Understand how the Chakras relate to each other's way of being
  • Become experienced in demonstrating Asana
  • Discuss Ethics and Philosophy
  • Delve deeper into the Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Discover your unique skills as a yoga teacher
  • Delve deeper into the Yoga Sutras
  • Explore unique ways of being of service



Application Fee: $50 (to be used toward tuition payment-no application fee refunds) 
Application Deadlines: Friday, September 11, 2020 

Once an application is received and reviewed, the applicant will go through an interview process either in person or on the phone. It is through the interview process that the applicant truly learns what the program entails and commits to the program and its rigorous requirements. If the applicant is accepted and agrees to the commitments of training program they will be notified of acceptance. 

For those wanting a payment plan option, be sure to get your application in by the deadline date of Friday, September 11, 2020. 

  • Teacher Training Tuition: $3900 – $1000 due upon acceptance into the program and due no later than Friday, September 11, 2020. The remainder of $2900 due on 1st day of training.
  • Books of required readings approximately $100-$150 (buy online)


Early Bird Special 

$250 off Tuition if application and application fee are submitted by Saturday, August 14, 2020.

Payment Plans 
Payment plans are available — Payment plans will be developed individually upon request after your phone interview and signature on the enrollment agreement. Payment plans will be structured within the following parameters: $1000 due upon acceptance with the remainder broken into equal monthly payments (at the 1st of each month) so that total payment is complete by Friday, November 5, 2021.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  1. $50 Application Fee is non-refundable. Yoga Body Institute (YBI) will refund all monies paid if the applicant is not accepted (with the exception of the application fee).
  2. YBI will refund all monies (except $50 application fee) as long as the applicant has not begun training.
  3. When calculating refunds, the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
    1. When the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or,
    2. When the student is terminated for a violation of a YBI policy which provides for termination; or,
    3. When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for two scheduled weekends.
    4. All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
Refund Policy & Schedule
Hours Completed Refund Amount
0 – 25 75%
26 – 50 50%
51 – 100 25%
101+ 0%



Weekend Training Dates: 
Main Program Runs October 11, 2019 through October 11, 2020

Friday October 11 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (with breaks included) 
Sundays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (with breaks included) 


Fall 2020–2021 Dates
October 10–11, 2020
November 7–8, 2020
December 5–6, 2020
January 16–17, 2021
February 6–7, 2021
March 13–14, 2021
April 24–25, 2021
May 22–23, 2021
June 5–6, 2021
September 25–26, 2021
October 23–24, 2021
November 6–7, 2021
December 4–5, 2021

Below is a general overview of the hours that will be spent on various elements of the program:

Topic Training Hours
Techniques, Training and Practice  73
Teaching Methodology 22
Anatomy & Physiology 50
Yoga Philosophy / Life Style and Ethics 85
Teaching Practicum 50
Home Study 20

Weekend Expectations 
Our weekends will be packed full from start to finish and they will be both fun and challenging. We will meditate, practice, assist, engage in group discussions, journal and much more. Be open for anything and expect the unexpected. This program is about discovery—show up curious, dive in and get involved. You can pack your snacks, your lunch and dinner or plan to eat at Wegmans which is a short drive from Yoga Body Shop. Yoga Body Shop has a Juice Lounge on site so there is plenty of room to relax during breaks. No need to worry—there is plenty of parking. 

Formal completion of the program and the right to apply to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500 through Yoga Alliance is based on assessment of: attendance, participation, completing assignments, hands-on assisting, and teaching. Assessment rubrics will be given ahead of time so you know what to expect. Short quizzes on anatomy, asana and some key features of philosophy will be given to help you prepare for the final exam. You must pass the teaching practicum and final exam. 

Attending every scheduled training day is very important—not only to fulfill the Yoga Alliance 300 hour requirements, but also to be a support and a stand for the whole group. Working together as a community sharing and participating creates the foundation for growth within the training. You matter because you are a vital part of this powerful training! 

Registered Yoga Teacher 300 through Yoga Alliance is based on a required total of 300 contact hours in various aspects and teachings of yoga which is broken into different required categories (see program and topic categories chart above). All scheduled training days are required to account for your hours. We understand that emergencies arise, or you may need to miss a day for a specific reason. In order to make up missed hours, please contact Ron or Linda Sambursky directly to make arrangements. More details will be given during the 1st day. 

Yoga Body Shop Amenities

Yoga Body Shop has two locations. The teacher training will be located at 765 Harry L. Drive in Johnson City, NY. The Harry L. Drive YBS location is a 4900 sq. ft. facility complete with men’s and women’s locker rooms, showers, juice bar and lounge area with plenty of parking. YBS offers over 40 classes per week. Enjoy YBS Juice Lounge which offers fresh cold pressed organic juices and fresh smoothies daily. YBS has open wifi and also carries hot yoga accessories and apparel.

YBS Exterior

About Yoga Body Shop

Yoga Body Shop is a Baptiste Affiliate Studio. Yoga Body Shop, LLC was founded in 2007 by Linda and Ronald Sambursky. 

Normal business hours are:

  • Monday – Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We are located at:
Yoga Body Shop, 765 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790
Go to for details and to download an application or call 607-677-0490 for more information.

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