LI Kula Yoga 300hr Advanced TT

Refining the Art of Teaching Yoga

Calling ALL Spiritual Ambassadors!!

Enhance your Skills & Inspire your community!

This 300 hr. Advanced Yoga training will focus on refining the sacred art of teaching yoga; while deepening your own Sadhana (Spiritual Practice). The Art of teaching Yoga relies on experience, creative expression and refining your skills as a teacher. This program has been specifically designed to offer teachers a deeper exploration into the ancient art science of yoga, while developing the essential skills to become a more proficient teacher. The LI Kula Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program will offer trainees the opportunity to work directly with experts who are extensively trained in their field. This program was created to fulfill the needs of aspiring and experienced yoga teachers to maximize their impact as Yoga Professionals, Spiritual Ambassadors, and Community Leaders!

Training will include:

  • Advanced Asana Practice & Sequencing
  • An assessment to define your goals &/or dharma in order to find your niche as a yoga teacher/spiritual leader
  • Internship opportunities
  • Learn how to read the Subtle Body
  • Exploration in developing effective class themes- for all levels
  • The Development of strong Community Leadership skills & Community Activism
  • Education in Astrology
  • Education in The Anatomy of Movement
  • Education in Yoga Therapeutics
  • Education in Ayurveda Therapy & Nutrition
  • Focus on Refining Teaching Skills-which include observation & verbal skills
  • Advanced Studies of Yogic & Tantric Philosophy to serve your teaching
  • Learn advanced hands-on adjustments
  • Deep Exploration in Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Sanskrit language enhancement
  • Learn how to create a transformative and inspiring class
  • Deepen your understanding of various healing modalities to enhance your teaching
  • Learn how to make a living as a yoga professional
  • Study with accomplished Body-workers, Healers and Energy Medicine Professionals


$3200 due the first day of the training (in full) OR $3400 with payment arrangements

**Prerequisites: Please be aware that in order to participate in this 300 hour course you will be required to have already attended a 200 hour yoga teacher training course with us or any other yoga school first.


LI Kula Yoga TT Schedule:

November 2013-September 2014

2013-2014 Tentative Dates/Schedule :

Please note that the training days & times will typically be 2 Sundays a month from: 9am-7pm & 2 Mondays a month from: 7pm-9pm

**For the Months of November & December 2013 there will be an abbreviated schedule due to the holidays.



Mon, November 4th 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship Group}


Mon, November 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship Group}


Mon, Dec 9th 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship Group}


Mon, December 16th 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship Group}

*Training resumes on January 12, 2014*



Sun, January 12th & 19th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, January 13th & 27th 7pm-8:30pm{Mentorship group}


Sun, Feb 16th & 23rd 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, Feb 3rd & 17th 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship group}


Sun, March 16th & 30th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, March 24th & 31st 7:00pm-9:00pm{Mentorship group}


Sun, April 6th & 27th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, April 14th & 21st 7:00pm-9:00pm {Mentorship group}


Sun, May 11th & 18th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, May 12th & 19th 7:00pm-9:00pm {Mentorship group}


Sun, June 8th & 22nd 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, June 9th & 23rd 7:00pm-9:00pm {Mentorship group}


Sun, July 13th & 27th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, July 14th & 28th 7:00pm-9:00pm {Mentorship group}


Sun, August 3rd & 17th 9:00am-7:00pm


Mon, August 4th & 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm {Mentorship group}


Sun, Sept 14th, 21st & *28th 9:00am-7:00pm

*Graduation on Sun, Sept 28th

Makeup sessions available upon approval.

*Training includes free classes with Program Director, Desiree Palanisamy (during the TT program), up to "5" Specialty workshops for Teacher Trainees, a yoga/seva-related field trip, internship opportunities, and much more*

Desiree Palanisamy, Faculty Director

Desiree Joy has been teaching yoga and wellness programs for over 12 years. A born animal lover, lover of nature and humanity, Desiree was destined to serve. Desiree started her path in healing as a Social & Human Services Professional. After earning a degree in Social Work, Desiree served as an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Desiree's professional career in Social & Human Services spanned over 15 years. It was during her work in this field that she discovered the countless benefits yoga had to offer.

In 2001, Desiree became a 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher in the style of Sivananda Yoga. She then began teaching yoga to her clients with developmental disabilities and later the general public. From there, Desiree continued on her Yogic Path, receiving many certifications & training in various styles of yoga which included: Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Children's Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, Power-Vinyasa Yoga and over 500hrs of formal training in Anusara Yoga.

Desiree has been featured on the television network TLC and various publications which include Essence and Fitness Magazine. Desiree has taught wellness and yoga programs to children, teens and young adults in various settings which include: camps, colleges and elementary schools.

Desiree also has over a dozen certifications which includes: Pilates, Mind-Body Fitness, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Raw Food Nutrition and Wellness Coaching. Desiree is also the Owner and Program Director of The LI Kula Yoga & Wellness Center located in Bellport, Long Island (NY), where she also acts as the Faculty Director of The LI Kula Yoga Teacher Training Program and School.

Desiree's classes and programs integrate counseling, coaching, meditation and yoga to inspire and invoke awareness and consciousness beyond the yoga mat. Desiree is grateful to all her teachers for their guidance and inspiration. These teachers include: Doug Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, K. Pattabhi Jois as well as Anusara legends, John Friend, Lois Neisbitt, , Zhenja La Rosa, and Tara Glazier. In addition, Desiree would like to acknowledge her family who offer her the greatest lessons and inspiration for her life and teachings.

The LI Kula Yoga & Wellness Center

Monday, Nov. 4th, 7pm

146 S Country Rd

Bellport, NY

  • Convenient Evening & Weekend Schedule for working adults
  • 300hr training that meets & exceeds YA standards
  • Enhance your skills
  • Stand out as a Yoga Teacher & make your mark as a Community Leader

LI Kula Yoga TT~a kula of light, love & learning

To apply contact us today!!