MindBody Centering Yoga Advanced RYT 300 program is a cutting edge program with a vibrant holistic approach to the art and science of Yoga.  

Focusing on enhancing physical, mental, emotional and energetic potential, one comes to understand the mind and body. We investigate the body’s innate intelligences through the various body systems, and with mental clarity understand  how to create transformative yogic practice, for ourselves and  others.

The MBCY 300/500 curriculum includes Classical Yoga (Hatha Raja), Ayurveda, Applied Mindfulness, Nutrition, Yoga Sutras, Restorative Yoga, Kriya, Meridian Asana, Creative Journaling, and Hands-On Assists. This program's  focus is to equip yoga teachers and students with researched  sophisticated and systematic approaches to powerful techniques . The MBCY curriculum is designed  to create highly skilled, exceptional Yoga Professionals.

Enjoy becoming an inspired MBCY professional!



  • Applied Yoga and Mindfulness as a profession
  • Re-languaging into positive potential and peace
  • Ayurveda 
  • Chakra study as a foundation 
  • Restorative Yoga 
  • Yoga Nidra 
  • Kinesthesiology and anatomy integrating consciousness and function
  • Science of embryology and developmental biology
  • Multicultural approaches to support any relationship
  • Neuroscience to support best Brain-Body function
  • Understanding yoga science to support the living body systems
  • Nada Yoga 
  • Mindful meditation and contemplative studies for self-realization
  • Longevity lifestyle practices as essentialsupport


  • Attend at least 3 classes with Nina Be
  • Regular Yoga practice (4-5 times a week) for at least two years
  • RYT 200 certification 
  • Write a 500 word essay describing your previous yoga experience, observations about three conditions within yourself that you wish to transform, and how you would like to serve others through yoga

What is the Advanced Training program, and who is it for?

The MBCY Advanced Training focuses on equipping yoga teachers and students with researched, sophisticated and systematic approaches to powerful yogic techniques. In this training we investigate the body’s innate intelligences through various systems. With mental clarity, we understand how to create transformative yogic practices, both for ourselves and for others. We come to know our minds and bodies by focusing on enhancing our physical, mental, emotional and energetic potential.

The MBCY 300-hour curriculum includes Classical Yoga (Hatha Raja), Ayurveda, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Yoga Sutras, Restorative Yoga, Kriya, Meridian Asana, Creative Journaling, and Hands-On Assists. The MBCY curriculum is designed to affirm the experience of centered wellness in order to create deep physical, mental, and energetic peace.

This program consists of training weekends, specialty workshops, advanced asana classes, and additional hours of self-study and research. 


What are the dates and times for the next MBCY 300-hour training?

The 2016 Advanced Training takes place over 10 training weekends, beginning in February and concluding in August. MBCY 300-hour trainings take place on Fridays from 6-9pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-6:30pm.


MBCY 2016 Advanced Training dates:

Feb 19-21, Mar 11-13, Apr 1-3, Apr 15-17, May 6-8, May 27-29, Jun 17-19, Jul 8-10, Jul 29-31, Aug 12-14

What are the prerequisites for applying to the program?

RYT-200 Certification (the combination of an RYT-200 Certificate and an MBCY 300-hour Certificate provides the credentials needed for RYT-500 Certification from Yoga Alliance)


How do I apply?

Please visit our website, for step-by-step application instructions. In overview, the application will request:

  • Your personal information

  • A 500-word essay about your yoga experience and your intentions for the program

  • A $50 application fee (which is credited towards your program tuition upon acceptance)

  • Documentation of a completed RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training or a description of your experience and proficiency in the practice of yoga or a related discipline.


After I submit the application, what can I expect?

  • You will hear back from an MBCY staff member within a few days to schedule a 15-minute personal interview (by phone), to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, and to plan you 1-hour private meeting with Nina

  • During your 1-hour private meeting, you will have the opportunity to practice some yoga, talk about your application, and to make sure that the program is right for you. At the time of this meeting you will be able to pay your $500 (non-refundable) deposit (to hold your space), which goes toward your tuition. You may also choose to pay the entire tuition at the time of this meeting. You can pay by cash, check or credit card (please note that there is a 3% surcharge for credit card transactions).

  • You will also be able to purchase your books from Global Breath Studio supporting local independent bookstores.

  • Please note that payment of the balance is due no later than 14 days before the first day of the training.


How much does it cost, and what is included?

Tuition for the MBCY RYT-300 is $3,700.  Included in the cost of tuition:

  • The MBCY Manual  

  • MBCY Centering & MBCY Series Level One, Two, & Three

  • Private Mentorship upon request

  • Unlimited free classes at Global Breath Studio during the time of the training  

  • Discounted workshops  

Not included in cost of tuition: 

  • Course books & meditation CD can be purchased at a 10% discount  at Global Breath Studio. Purchasing your books from Global Breath Studio supports Letters, a local independent bookstore.


Are there any discounts available? Do you offer any financial aid?

  • Some opportunities for some work trade may be available to select students.

  • There are no discounts available at this time.

  • We do offer 0% interest personalized payment plans to accommodate your personal schedule & financial situation. If you feel this applies to you, please send an email to to discuss.

  • MBCY graduates wishing to repeat their YTT experience may do so at a 30% reduction of tuition fee


What is the refund policy?

Cancellations made more than 30 days before the first day of training will be allowed a full refund of any payments made, minus the $50 application fee and the $500 non-refundable deposit. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days before first day of training.


Who are the teachers?

All modules are supervised by Psycho-Somatic Therapist Nina Be (MEd, MA, NBCC, E-RYT-500).

Other teachers include:

  • Glenna Batson (PT, SCD, MA Master teacher of Alexander Technique and Somatics )

  • Rose Erin Vaughan (E-RYT, MSAC)

  • elliott turnbull ( RYT-500, fibre artist, yoga therapist, contemplative embodiment educator)

  • Jessica Vellela (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Bachelor's of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery)

  • Bart Westdorp (Mindfulness Coach)

  • Rachel Niketopoulos (Alexander Technique)

  • Cheryl Fenner Brown (Yoga Therapist)

  • Dr. Maurice Werness (ND; specializing in longevity health and chronic disease)

  • Isabel Castellvi (Nada Yoga)

  • Shaleigh Comerford (Anatomy and Inhabited Movement)


What if I have to miss a weekend of training?

Up to 20 classroom hours can be made up, but only in case of medical emergency. Additional charges apply. As always, please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with an MBCY staff member or the program director.


What do I receive at the end?

Completion of the 300-hour MBCY program qualifies you for an Advanced MindBody Centering Yoga Certification. If you wish, you may use this certificate to register with the Yoga Alliance as RYT-300 or RYT-500 (provided that you have also completed a 200-hour teacher training and registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 prior to your acceptance in this program.)  


I don’t want to teach yoga; is this the right program for me?

The Advanced MindBody Centering Yoga Teacher Training provides you with the tools to free your unlimited potential and to manifest the life you want to live. It allows you to build a meaningful relationship with your Self, empowering you to become a teacher in all fields of life. Many people take part in a teacher training to deepen their practice and to arrive into a fuller understanding of yoga.


What will I learn during the MBCY 300-hour training?

Advanced MBCY training incorporates: 

  • MBCY Series l, ll, lll & Gentle 'Centering'

  • Asana techniques: Creating freedom by understanding yoga as dynamic mindfulness and curative movement

  • MBCYT Chakra Studies: Integrative approaches to creating balance in the whole body & mind

  • Pranayama Techniques

  • MBCY Restorative Yoga Nidra

  • Nada Yoga: Resonance, mantra, and freedom

  • Yoga Sutra studies: Practical interpretations of master teachings

  • Applied Mindfulness, Meditation, & Contemplative Studies

  • Explorations of the Emotional Body: Understanding Humanism, Archetypes of the Interior and External World

  • Phylogeny of Being: Experience and Consciousness

  • Biology: Exploring the interconnections of all of life through experiencing the bio-energetic fields

  • Conscious Kinesthesiology & Anatomy: Understanding the Self by experiencing the living body systems

  • Conscious Alignment: Cueing with Language & Hands-on Support

  • Ayurveda principles: Expert guidance into curative lifestyle practices, including marma, doshas, pancha karma, vayus and gunas

  • Nutrition for Longevity

  • Opportunities to create professional focus in specializations including Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Injury Recovery, & Restorative Yoga for Stress

  • Sustainable Business Ethics

  • Research: Affirming the results of your MindBody Centering Yoga on any condition through valid and creative modes of measurement


How demanding and time consuming is the MBCY 300-hour training?

MBCY’s 300-hour training incorporates specialized readings, mentoring, guest experts, personalized supervision, and active participation in support of students in the MBCY 300-hour classroom and in the world. The Advanced Studies student will be expected to support others with mentoring practices, including meditation, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, anatomy, and ayurveda.  


Do I need to be in good health to participate in a teacher training?

Our MBCY trainings are open to all levels. As you will learn, when we meet people where they are, we attain understanding and compassion. Yoga is much more than a physical practice. That being said, please review the graduation requirements to understand what is expected of all students during the program.  If you have concerns about your ability to complete any of the expected requirements, please feel free to confidentially speak with us any time during your application process so that we can support you in making the best decision for your health and your journey.


How many students do you expect to take part in the MBCY 300-hour training?

Our training cohorts are deliberately small – usually between 4-12 people. A small group allows there to be room for everyone and for everyone to receive individualized attention from our exceptional group of Master teachers to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This MBCYT provides a rare opportunity to study with experts in the fields of Yoga (Classical, Vinyasa, Restorative), Mindfulness (in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh), Ayurveda and Alexander Technique. 


What does Yoga Alliance require for the 500-hour registry mark?

Yoga Alliance, as of their website in November 2015, requires the following for RYT-500 certification: A recognized 200-hour certification, advanced training (totaling 300+ contact hours), and 100 additional hours of yoga teaching experience, either privately or in class settings.


Can you offer any other information?

If you have any questions at all, an MBCY staff member would be happy to speak with you in depth. You can email us @ and someone will get back to you within 5 business days.


Is this an inter-disciplinary approach to yoga training?

Yes. MBCY wants our teachers to be fully equipped to meet a person where they are.

The foundation of the MBCY lineage rests on the principals shared in the yoga sutras and practiced in the social activism of peace taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. We teach primary tenets of yoga technique from the Krishnamacharya lineage of Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and the Hatha Raja Yoga of Dharma Mittra. Other layers of master teachings come from classical ballet, modern dance, theatre, Alexander technique, classical music, art history, meditation and BodyMind Centering.


What is a typical weekend module schedule?

We begin each training weekend with a Friday evening meeting from 6-9pm. We meet Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30am to 6:30pm. A more detailed schedule can be discussed in your private meeting with the program director.  


Can I attend if I am not from the Triangle area?

Yes.  We can help you connect to people in the area for lodging.  Durham is a fascinating place!


How do we track hours?

Your MBCY manual is packed with helpful tools to support your practice. No worries!


Can I get credit for training I have done in the past or at another school?

Everything you do is evident in your Self and we acknowledge your integrity.  Because the MBCY technique is unique all hours for our programs need to be attended.


What are the deadlines?

The sooner you apply the better. This will help you prepare for your training, and save you money on tuition. We will accept applications until 48 hours before a training starts, but keep in mind that the closer you get to the training, the more challenging it becomes to schedule your interview, and the more likely it will be that the training is full.

The deadline for completing all certification requirements is 90 days after the last day of the training.


How do I prepare for the program?

We suggest that everyone interested in this work come and take class at Global Breath Studio so as to become familiar with the language and effects of MBCY technique. Also, it will be of great support to clear one’s life of clutter, noisy media, aggression, junk food and cellular device attachment.

We wish you peace.