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24 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in New England

  • Bethel Farm, 34 Bethel Farm Road, Hillsborough, NH 03244, New Hampshire, USA


Yoga Retreats in New England

Sadhana Yoga School invites you to let go of all of your daily responsibilities and step into the quiet stillness of mother nature, enjoying the summer sun, allowing her to nourish you, guide you back to the home in your heart. In this serene landscape, we will live together in community, sharing all aspects of daily life, while incorporating the wisdom of yoga into each step.


  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Daily pranayama sessions
  • Daily teaching workshops and lectures
  • Daily meditation and chanting sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Fresh organic vegetarian meals
  • 23 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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We have simple shared accommodations for those who would like to have a relaxing getaway. All rooms have shared baths in the hall.

Yoga shala

Join us in our natural wood yoga space, heated by a wood stove (but not in the summer), with amazing views of the grounds. Our main yoga studio, with its warm textures and many windows, feels right for any size group, accommodating up to 40 yogis on their unfurled mats, or over 100 cushions seated participants for a candle-lit kirtan.

Food from our Grow Tunnel

  • Enjoy health-conscious meals prepared from fresh garden ingredients. We use organic produce grown in our own garden, as well as other local growers.

The yoga of spiritual practice

Sadhana yoga means yoga as a spiritual practice. We offer two variations of asana practice that are a blend of various traditions. The Vinyasa flow practice is derived mainly from Ashtanga yoga and is a fast-paced flow.

The second is a Hatha practice derived from Sivananda tradition, which is more meditative with longer held poses. Both sequences together provide you with a great foundation to build any type of yoga class upon. After graduation, you will receive a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate, will be able to register with Yoga Alliance, and teach anywhere in the world.

Course overview

The course will cover chanting, meditation, pranayama, and asana, in addition to yogic philosophy, physical and energetic anatomy, ethics, and the business of yoga. Cleansing practices of kriyas will be incorporated throughout the program, including fasting and silence.


  • Yoga asana
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga sutras
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga in daily life
  • Yoga business
  • Kriyas
  • Chanting
  • Yoga diet (yoga philosophy)
  • Chakras and energetic body (yoga philosophy)
  • Karma and reincarnation (yoga philosophy)

Typical day

We begin with chanting, breathing practices, and meditation, followed by asana class. You will then have a break for brunch and karma yoga. The afternoon will be composed of a light lunch, lectures, and teaching workshops. We share family style vegetarian dinner and end the day with satsang, our community gathering.

Required reading for the course

  • Sadhana Yoga School Teacher Training Manual (available for pick up on-site)
  • The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Suggested pre-course reading

  • Means to Liberation by Dennis Hill
  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

General reading recommendation

  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyenger
  • The Wheels of Light by Anodea Judith
  • Autobiography of a Yoga by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle


Bethel lives in Bethel Farm, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. His favorite pose is whichever one he is in. His favorite food is freshly picked fruits and vegetables. The best thing about his teaching is the community.

Carrie Goldsmith

Carrie comes to join the Sadhana School with gratitude and a wide variety of life experience. Born and raised in Southern California, Carrie has traveled extensively, picked cherries in Oregon, operated a cross-country ski resort in Mammoth Lakes, managed an apartment complex for stressed out grad students, and most recently opened a small fitness studio, Body and Soul, in Keene, New Hampshire. Along the way, Carrie has also earned degrees in English and Education, taught high school English and literature, given birth to two wonderful children, and helped parent three other wonderful children. Carrie enjoys all this bounty (which now includes SEVEN!!! grandchildren) with her soulmate and husband, Gary. And, of course, their two dogs, Birdie and Saki.

Carrie has been a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1983. Early on, she realized the benefits of regular physical activitywhat movement did for health and vitalityand for the past 30 years plus has shared her passion for fitness through teaching. But Carrie also realized that there was something else, something more that physical effort can be an expression of reverence and devotion. She embraced the study and practice of yoga 15 years ago to realize that union, but waited until recently to add a yoga teacher training to her roster of fitness and education certifications. Carrie is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200 RYT, and continues her lifelong, in-depth studies of yoga with trainings and her association with gifted facilitators of the Sadhana School.

Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis has been dedicated to her practice since discovering yoga in 2001. After years of dreaming about becoming a yoga instructor, in 2013 Ashley pursued her RYT-200 through School Yoga Institutes Fiji program, studying under Bryan Russell, Anjili Russell & Anita Sundaram. Born and raised in rural Illinois Ashley is proud of her Midwestern roots. However, at a young age she quickly discovered she was meant to travel the world. Ashley worked as a professional Radio Personality through and after her college career, taking her to the mountains of North Carolina. When she decided to leave her career in the fast paced world of radio, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she began to get deeper into her yoga practice, and spent most of her time surfing. After a few years in Hawaii, Ashley decided it was time to pursue her dream of becoming a yoga instructor.

Bethel Farm is a small yoga and living arts center in the woods of Hillsborough, New Hampshire. It is a unique place that offers a special opportunity to live close to nature, as you take rest from your everyday life and immerse yourself into the practice of yoga.


  • Manchester - 1 hour
  • Boston - 1.5 hours
  • Hartford - 2.25 hours
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden

All of our food is vegetarian and prepared with loving hands. Our vegetable garden nourishes us as often as possible and the food is always fresh. We share two main meals per day, with a light snack at lunch time.

There are many great moments to share at Bethel Farm; from sunning on the dock to tending the garden; from swimming to relaxing sauna; from climbing Mt. Monadnock to trips to town. There is something for everyone to participate in on the free time during the training.

Optional activities during the yoga certification

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Vegetarian cooking classes

Optional tours

Mount Monodnack: Spend the day climbing the most climbed mountain in North America. Complete with yoga, meditation, lunch, and spectacular views of four different state sides.

  • 23 nights accommodation with shared bathrooms
  • Daily fresh and organic vegetarian meals
  • Treatments, day trips, etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Travel expenses including airfare and airport transfers
For information about the booking conditions, please send Sadhana Yoga School an inquiry.
  • Review by Andrea

    "Sadhana Yoga School is truly is a well-rounded way to learn and understand not only what yoga does for you physically but spiritually, consciously, and wholly for the complete mind, body, soul experience. I recommend this course for anyone embarking on the path of wanting to not only learn how to teach yoga, but also develop a compelling understanding of the ancient principles of yoga that make it what it is today."

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  • Review by Sarah

    "I am half-way through my eight-month teacher training program and I can already say it has been life-changing. Each monthly weekend is so rich and full of inspiration, knowledge, and peace. I love seeing the path that lies ahead begin to unfold and thanks to this program and the wonderful facilitators, I am inspired on a daily basis. Namaste."

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  • Review by Alexandra Carvache

    "This program is, without a doubt, life-changing. Not only do you leave with an immense awareness and new understanding of a yogic lifestyle, but also you yourself are positively and spiritually transformed. I expected the anatomy course and the asana workshops but I was unaware how much of a supportive and therapeutic community I was entering. I will forever feel connected to the sangha we created, to Bethel Farms for being a true haven, and to Sadhana Yoga School for giving me the skills to further pursue my dreams. It's by far the best thing I have ever done."

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  • Review by Jeanine Talento

    "Getting my 200-hour certification with Sadhana Yoga School was the best decision I ever made. It was a life-changing experience that introduced me to my true potential. I am forever grateful for the knowledge I gained from the facilitators and the lifelong friendships I made!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I came in looking for more spirituality and I found it, it was inside of me, I just wasn't looking. I am finding out all sorts of things about myself, and with theses new findings, I feel I am becoming much more authentic, much more at peace with who I am. I feel like my yoga classes are much more alive, have more energy, and it feels good!"

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  • Review by Emily Rendinaro

    "For me, it has been an on-going cycle of learning, changing, and growing. I'm learning one lesson after another and without yoga, I would be lost from my path. My body craves the breath, the practice. Yoga and meditation have shown me many different worlds, but the most beautiful part is we are all connected are all one."

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Arrival: Saturday July 8, 2017
Departure: Monday July 31, 2017

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