Virtual Yoga Teacher Certification

Now is the time. This is the place. You belong here.

Nectar Yoga Studios  “Lucky 13” Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program is here!

Thank you for your patience as we evaluated the current status of the industry – and built out our 13th yoga teacher training offering in response!

Achieve your Yoga Alliance Yoga Certification through a powerful, customized VIRTUAL experience.

Want to be a leader for positive change in your cOMmunity?
Need an anchor – a group of kindred spirits to connect with during these uncertain times in our world?
Seeking a respected, and established, yoga teacher training program to deepen your practice and prepare you to teach?

You have come to the right place.

Nectar Yoga Studios: We are 7 years strong in the DC area, and 12 successful 200-hour yoga teacher training classes are in our portfolio. Look no further!
We’ve created a comprehensive guide to our 200-Hour Teacher Training that provides everything you need to know!

Join our industry-wide recognized yoga teacher training from ANYWHERE in the world with our robust online program!

Registered as a yoga school with the Yoga Alliance, our 200-hour yoga teacher training program is the foundational training designed to produce leaders in the field. We hold space for the necessary physical, mental, and spiritual transformation required of yoga teachers. We educate, inspire and empower our yoga teacher trainees to find their unique calling, and support trainees to apply their talents with intention after graduation. 

The 2021 VIRTUAL ONLINE training program will engage learners every other weekend with lecture, workshops, experiential learning, and practical experience with both live sessions and on-demand video recordings. This program exceeds the Yoga Alliance requirements under the supervision of Jane Bahneman, Founder of Nectar Yoga Studios, and experienced lead faculty members. You will be required to minimize personal distractions, engage fully, and participate in all sessions with your video turned on. After all, the success of our program has always depended on the contributions of our beloved trainees!

Ready to start your journey? Register now!

Topics of study include, but are not limited to:

Roots and History of Yoga
Creating Sacred Space
Learning Styles
Meditation and Mindfulness
Science of Breathing
Breathing Practices
Pose Breakdown
Concepts in Class Design
Sequencing Workshops
Movement Science and Biomechanics
Anatomy and Physiology
Yin Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Virtual Yoga
Business of Yoga
Private Yoga Sessions

What We Offer:

Convenience and Flexibility

The NEWEST presentation of our 200-hour program is convenient for those with busy schedules – it is 100% virtual and accessible from anywhere on the globe! Have a schedule conflict with one of the modules? Make it up next go around, or schedule private training. We specialize in educating adult learners, and handle make-ups on a case-by-case basis.

Expert Faculty

Authored by Jane Bahneman, M.S., (E-RYT 500, RPYT, Trained Doula, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Group Fitness Instructor), the training is taught by respected educators hand-picked for their professionalism and expertise. In addition to extensive yoga education, the lead facilitators boast years of diverse teaching experience in the industry – and hold advanced formal degrees.

Program Design

Curriculum is intelligently designed, and presented in an easy to digest format. Participants will embark on a complete journey – building both the hard and soft skills required of successfully teaching yoga in the field.

Internship opportunities are available exclusively for our graduates. Investment in the internship provides new instructors with the opportunity to gain real-life teaching experience, assist seasoned instructors, and learn more about the business of yoga. Interns also receive preference for job openings with Nectar Yoga Studios when available. Additional information is provided in our Comprehensive Guide to YTT, and during the training.


You can participate fully in this training from any place on the globe. Live sessions are taught in Eastern Standard Time, out of the Washington DC, United States region.

Required Tools:

  • Computer
  • Reliable internet
  • Zoom application (downloadable for free)
  • Google email account
  • Facebook account
  • Headphones with a microphone (suggested)
  • Yoga mat and basic yoga accessories (strap, blocks, etc.)
  • Text books, see below
  • All trainees will receive a robust digital teacher training manual

Each required resource will be used extensively during our program.

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
Nourishing the Teacher by Danny Arguetty
Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
The Bhagavad Gita

The number of students accepted into this training will be capped in order to deliver a training that maintains a personal feel. Our faculty interact deeply with each trainee, and we pride ourselves on the relationships we build at NYS. We are devoted to your growth. Each seat is valuable, so please plan accordingly.

Deposit: A $499 non-refundable deposit is due at registration to secure your seat. This amount will be deducted from your tuition payment(s).

Early Bird tuition rate is $2,499 (place your deposit before Feb. 28) and must be paid in full by March 12, 2021.

Regular tuition rate is $2,699. Deposits placed after Feb. 28 at 11:59pm pay the regular rate and must be paid in full by March 12, 2021.

Payment plans are available at the Regular tuition rate. A student requesting a payment plan must place the $499 deposit to secure a seat in the training. Payment plans are then made in four equal installments on 3/15, 4/15, 5/15 and 6/15 to a credit card on file, plus a 5% surcharge p/installment. Please inquire.

Refund Policy: The $499 deposit is non-refundable. The balance of any tuition paid will be refunded if a student cancels out of the training by March 6, 2021. After March 6, 2021 no refunds will be provided.

All yoga teacher training students have a 2-class per week practice requirement with Nectar Yoga Studios. This can be done in-studio at Power Nectar Yoga or in the Virtual nectar Yoga Studio. It is recommended that trainees retain an UNLIMITED Nectar Yoga Studios Membership during the teacher training, which includes membership into the Virtual Nectar Yoga Studio.

Do you have any special questions? We’d be happy to answer any further questions that you have in an individual conversation, via phone or video chat. Please feel free to request a one-on-one conversation by emailing us at

Dates and Times:

Live Virtual Training Sessions
WEEKEND ONE: March 13-14, 2021
WEEKEND TWO: March 27-28, 2021
WEEKEND THREE: April 10-11, 2021
WEEKEND FOUR: April 24-25, 2021
WEEKEND FIVE: May 8, 2021* (Saturday only)
WEEKEND SIX: May 22-23, 2021
WEEKEND SEVEN: June 5-6, 2021
WEEKEND EIGHT: June 19-20, 2021

The program runs in Eastern Standard Time.
Saturdays 9:00am-7:00pm and Sundays 9:00am-7:00pm.
There is a required weekly discussion meeting each Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm during the training term.

A typical training day looks like:
9:00-10:00am Practice
10:00-2:00pm Educational Content
3:00-4:00pm Lunch Break
3:00-7:00pm Educational Content 

Short breaks are given throughout the training day(s). Educational content is a mix of lecture, interactive discussions, workshops, and practice.  Make-ups for missed live virtual training sessions are handled on a case by case basis.

Pre-recorded Virtual Training Sessions
Our training program includes an on-demand video component. Trainees are required to watch the video content on an assigned timeline, and to submit quizzes and/or reports upon completion.

Private Facebook Group
Our private Facebook group is an important part of our experience and connection.

Social Opportunities
There will be pre-scheduled group meals and happy hours on select training weekends in the outdoor breezeway at Power Nectar Yoga. While not required, we understand that many of you want live, in-person connection! These dates and events will be announced. If out-of-towners wish to join and visit the DC area and Power Nectar Yoga, lodging options will be shared.

Independent Study and Project Requirements (Due June 20, 2021)
Watch required on-demand videos and submit quizzes and/or reports
Complete community service work
Complete professional networking project
Complete homework readings and journal assignments
Complete final teaching requirements



Jane Bahneman, Founder of Nectar Yoga Studios and Lead Faculty Member

Jane’s formal education includes an MS from Illinois State University and a BS from Canisius College in her hometown of Buffalo, NY.

Jane serves on the Industry Advisory Panel for the American Council On Exercise and sits on the Advisory Council for the Association of Fitness Studios; she has served in leadership positions in the fitness and wellness industry for two decades to include positions at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and CENTERS. Jane continues to speak nationally, she authors articles and blogs, and consults across the industry. Jane was a proud Athleta Brand Ambassador and remains active in the pursuit of working to empower women and girls in the community.

Her industry certifications include:

  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
  • Yoga Alliance R-PYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher)
  • Trained Doula (labor and birth assistant)
  • Certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Instructor
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • American Council On Exercise, Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Spinning certified
  • Jane has 20 plus years of extensive yoga education behind her including teacher trainings and intensives in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal / postnatal yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and more. She has authored numerous training programs and has taught as teacher training faculty across the globe.

Today, Jane teaches group classes in the studios, and accepts a limited number of private clients. She leads entrepreneur and yoga/wellness retreats a few times per year. Jane remains active in directing studio operations, and is steering Nectar Yoga Studios’ course now and into the future.

To learn more about Jane Bahneman, please visit or find her on Instagram @janebahneman.

Hillary Spruell, Lead Faculty Member

Hillary currently holds her E-RYT 200 hour certification; her background in formal education includes a dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Education.  Hillary loves that she has been able to successfully marry both her passion for yoga, and enthusiasm for guiding learners. Her down-to-Earth approach and incredible sense of humor keep trainees fully engaged!

Hillary began her journey as a Blue Nectar Yoga instructor in 2014.  She looks forward to participating in the 13th class of teacher training!  Hillary has been an essential faculty member, and lead facilitator, for the previous 12 cohorts of teacher training at Blue Nectar and Virtual Nectar Yoga Studios.  

Hillary also has Thai Massage Level 1 Certification and is currently participating in a virtual course with Janet Stone Yoga School.  She continues to relish being a learner and a teacher; Hillary can’t wait to reach out and welcome you into her hOMe yoga studio via Virtual Nectar Teacher Training. 

Christa Brolley, Faculty Member

Christa completed her RYT 200-hour training at Blue Nectar Yoga in Falls Church, Virginia, and began teaching part-time at Nectar Yoga Studios immediately thereafter. As a faculty member of the NYS Yoga Teacher Training, Christa played a pivotal role in successfully transitioning the program virtually during the pandemic. 

Christa loves helping students on their journey, especially those first discovering yoga or returning to yoga after an absence.  She believes, first and foremost, yoga is for every body and needs to be adapted to the student, wherever they are right now.  She also enjoys exploring the chakra’s and helping students on their energy journey.  

Christa believes in the power of education; during the 2020 COVID lockdown she completed her perinatal yoga teacher training with NYS and the RYT Uplifted 300/500 yoga teacher training and will soon be starting Yoga. Psyche. Soul’s RYT 300-hour training and Uplifted’s RYT 200-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training.  She also completed the YOGABODY® 200-hour teacher training during the pandemic lockdown, teaching their Ashtanga-based yoga flows.  She is also certified to teach YOGABODY® Gravity Yoga (targeted mobility training) and to be a YOGABODY® Breath Coach.  To continue to expand her education and be able to provide overall wellness support to students, she’s begun a yearlong Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Support Staff

Rema Shebaro, Coordinator

As the Coordinator for Nectar Yoga Studios, Rema is usually working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. She completed her 200-hour yoga training with NYS in the spring of 2019, and has been with the studio ever since. She currently teaches online in the Virtual Nectar Studio, but you can often find her over at Power Nectar as well, catching up on studio tasks or re-merchandising the retail area.
Rema is here to support you through your YTT journey and in your practice with Nectar Yoga Studios, so feel free to reach out with questions or simply to chat!


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Want More Information?

We’ve created a comprehensive guide to our 200-Hour Teacher Training that you can review. This guide will provide more information and answer many questions you may have.

Here at Nectar Yoga Studios we like to keep it personal. In the spirit of being who we are at our core, we do not offer group info sessions. Rather, we’d be happy to answer any further questions that you have in an individual conversation, via phone or video chat. Please feel free to request a one-on-one conversation by emailing us at We look forward to speaking with you!