RYT-300/500 MBCY Immersion :: The Science of Practice

This vibrant holistic approach to the Science of Yoga will usher you deeper into your asana and meditation practice and is supported by our membership with Yoga Alliance (YA). Our cutting edge curriculum is founded on many years of professional experience with Yoga as a curative art and science.  Upon completion you will receive a MindBody Centering Yoga RYT-300 Certification along with a  MindBody Centering Yoga Therapy Certification .

The RYT-300/500 MBCY Immersion incorporates: 

  • Personal mentoring and individual instruction with Expert Teachers.
  • MBCY Series  l, ll, lll & Gentle 'Centering'
  • Pranayama Techniques
  • Yoga Sutra
  • Restorative Yoga 
  • Yoga Nidra Fundamentals
  • Nada Yoga Basics
  • Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies
  • Meditation
  • Conscious Alignment:: Cueing with Language & Hands-on Support
  • Ayurveda Principles
  • Neuroscience
  • Kinesthesiology & Anatomy
  • Nutrition for Longevity
  • Sustainable Business Ethics
  • Specializations include Yoga for Athletes :: Yoga for Injury Recovery  &  Restorative Yoga for Stress.

The prerequisite for this program is an RYT-200 Certification. The combination of an RYT-200 Certificate + an MBCYT-300 Certificate will provide the credits needed for RYT-500 Certification from the Yoga Alliance. 

The RYT-300/500 MBCY Immersion is centered around curative themes rooted in yoga's 8-limbs and consists of (12) 25-hour weekends, specialty workshops, advanced asana classes, plus additional hours of self-study research. 

The Advanced levels of MindBody Centering Yoga allow for  an immaculate amount of clarity, supported by over four decades of inspired technical detail and knowledge of the  grace of moving into one's power.  Focusing on potential, one bridges the spiritual gaps between mind and body, mindful practice and how it applies to our lives off the mat. The foundation of all curative MBCY techniques are rooted in exploration of anatomical mechanics for deeper, injury free and more informed practice.  During each weekend we deeply investigate the body’s innate intelligence's through the various body systems and how those relate to advanced yogic practice. To explore the relationships between the mind and body, we blend techniques from Classical Yoga (Hatha Raja), Ayurveda, Humanistic Psychology,  Mindfulness, nutrition, Yoga Sutras, Restorative Yoga, Kriya, creative journaling, and healing hands-on assists. With this broad and deep base knowledge of the science of Yoga, MBCY empowers self-exploration into Positive Proactive Possibility.

Additional Requirements :: 

  • 30 hours of Yoga Technique Classes
  • 15 hours of Workshop Labs
  • 10 hours of MBCY Class Observation, Supervision, and Assists
  • 15 hours of Karma Yoga

We reference works of various mentors such as T.K.V. Desikachar, Thich Nhat Hanh, M.C. Richards, Carl Jung, Dharma Mittra, Anodea Judith, Dr. Robert E. Svoboda, Andrea Olsen, and John O’Donohue. 

MBCY-300/500 is supervised by Yoga Therapist Nina Be (MEd, MA, NBCC, E-RYT-500).  Master teachers include Jessica Vellela (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Bachelor's of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery), Bart Westdorp (Mindfulness Coach), Rachel Niketopoulos (Alexander Technique), Dr. Maurice Werness ND (Doctor specializing in longevity health and chronic disease), Isabel Castellvi (nada yoga expert), and Shaleigh Comerford (Anatomy and Inhabited Movement ).


Dates :: Jan. 15-17, Jan. 29-31, Feb. 19-21, Mar. 11-13, Apr. 1-3, Apr. 22-24, May 6-8, May 27-29, June 17-19, July 8-10, July 29-31, Aug. 19-21

Tuition :: $3900  

*Please note that the combination of an MBCY RYT-300 Certificate and an RYT-200 Certificate provides the credits needed for RYT-500 Certification from the Yoga Alliance.

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 7:30 am - 6:30 pm (plus additional workshop & class hours)

Location: Global Breath Studio :: 119 W Main St #300 :: Durham NC 27701

Included in cost of tuition: MBCY Manual * MBCY Centering & MBCY Level One, Two, Three Series * Private Mentorship * unlimited free classes at Global Breath Studio during the time of the training * discounted workshops * 6 month free class pass at Global Breath Studio after completion of Yoga Alliance requirements

Not included in cost of tuition: Books & meditation CD . Can be purchased with a 10% discount at Global Breath Studio (supporting local bookstore 'Letters' in downtown Durham).

Tuition Cost: See above. 0% interest personalized payment plans available. MBCY graduates may do so at a 30% reduction of tuition fee.

Refund Policy:

A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Payment of the  balance is due no less than 14 days before first day of the training. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days before first day of training. Interest-free payment plans available.


MindBody Centering Yoga welcomes students of all ages, creeds, religious beliefs, physical abilities, and gender orientations.