Teacher Training & Ongoing Studies

Register for YS Teacher Trainings and Immersions


January 26th-28th 2017
Friday: 6-9pm; Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: $350 by 1/1/18; $400 after(This training is open to all YA certified teachers for 30 hours of continuing education. It is ALSO open to any students and wellness/ healthcare/caregivers professionals who want to learn more about restorative practices: for non credit hours. Certificates of completion are presented after all outside classwork and assignments are completed. )This three day training will give all 200 hour certified yoga instructors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of restorative yoga. The hours spent in training, plus the take home project due within 30 days of the training’s end, will give the instructor 30 CEUs through the Yoga Alliance; as well as the confidence and skill to teach restorative to their yoga communities!This training is very extensive and expansive; connecting to restorative yoga from more than just the physical dynamic of asana. We dive into deep and yet simple practices to build your restorative toolkit; and create a more dynamic practice for yourself and your students.

We will cover 15 common restorative asanas, as well as some unique variations and a list of preparatory asanas. Each pose will be experienced using a wide variation of props and assisting; as well as appropriate sequencing and timing for restorative classes.

We will cover over a handful of pranayama practices (breath work) to help connect students to softening and restfulness, as well as to the subtle body. This training will include learning several meditations that are applicable to restorative classes, both seated and reclined; including a basic yoga nidra.

We work with mudra practices and mantra practices as well, to build a deeper connection to vibration, energy and elevated consciousness. This training will also include an Ayurvedic component, giving the instructor a whole new viewpoint to restorative from the perspective of the doshas, the seasons, and the time of day.

We will also discuss scents and poetry and sacred, soothing music to create an even more restful and delightful atmosphere for our restorative setting.

Each participant receives a 20+ page manual, designed by Rachel, that includes all that we cover in the training. Participants also receive access to an online database Rachel has created over years of leading this training; filled with imagery of each posture variation, assisting photos, recordings of all meditations and practices, as well as the video and audio from their own training.


Our Yoga Alliance certified Advanced 300 Hour Training begins September, 2018 and runs through May, 2019!

Early Admission Program~ Want to get a head start on our next 300 Hr Advanced Teacher Training Program? Our Early Admission Program allows you to apply now for an upcoming training. Upon acceptance, you can begin taking eligible workshops and trainings and accumulate credits toward the 150 Elective Credit Hours required for Yoga Alliance certification. This will give you more time to accumulate the necessary credits, 10% off qualifying workshops/trainings at Yogasphere, and is perfect for you if you are interested in the advanced training, but want to spread out the elective hours over a greater time period. The cost to enroll in this Early Admission Program is $250 (payable with application), $200 of which will be applied toward the tuition of the Core 150 Hour Program of the Teacher Training in which you enroll. Certain restrictions apply on qualifying credits, please email cathyyogasphere@gmail.com or call 215-579-6130 for more information!

Curious if the Advanced Training is right for you? email cathyyogasphere@gmail.com.


Our unique 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program includes 150 Hours of Advanced Teacher Training distributed over 10 core weekends that are rich in the teachings of our lineage between our Surya, Chandra, Yantra and Sadhana modules, plus mentor meeting, practice teaching, class observations and assisting that span a 12 month period. The remaining 150 hours are distributed between elective workshops over a 2 year period that you select and pay as you go. You may take up to 50 hours of this part of the training outside of Yogasphere (with pre-approval) as we recognize you may have an interest that our training does not cover. It is designed to give you the tools you need as a teacher to bring the many aspects of yoga out into the world with confidence, strength and creativity. Prereq is a 200 Hour Certification from an accredited Yoga Alliance School. Upon completion of this training (in combination with your 200 Hour Certification) you will be qualified to be registered at the 500 Hour Level with Yoga Alliance. The core program has a cost of $1750 (early bird) or $2000 (standard), with the additional hours accumulated by paying for the additional workshops and trainings as you go.

Our 2018- 2019 schedule and  detailed curriculum is here :

Yogasphere 300 Hr Adv Teacher Training 2018 – 2019

To apply, please email completed application to cathyyogasphere@gmail.com:

Advanced Teacher Training Application


Our distinctive, Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training 200 Hour program is designed for students interested in a thorough, invigorating exploration of the practices of yoga, which includes asana, meditation, pranayama, philosophy and more. Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, students will be eligible for certification by Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour Level. our next training begins in October, 2018!

Our highly successful and inspirational teacher training is in its 12th year of producing beautifully radiant teachers that are knowledgeable,  joyful and skilled in transforming their love of yoga to an empowering expression of service to a wide variety of communities. This training explores and strengthens the body and mind, and is taught by certified, experienced teachers from the Yogasphere staff. Our program provides a rich and profound learning experience from which balanced, radiant teachers naturally emerge.

Our early action program for enrollment is open now and allows for significant discounts on classes and tuition upon enrollment and acceptance from Jan 1- Aug 1, 2018. Or register into the program by August 1 to get the early bird discount ($300 off full tuition) and begin the perk of included classes from August 1 through graduation in March 2018!

For details of our Early Action Program:

Early Action 2018-2019


For our curriculum, check out our 2018- 2019 brochure:

200 Hour Yogasphere Teacher Training Brochure

To apply, please email completed application to cathyyogasphere@gmail.com:

200 Hour Teacher Training Application

Please call us for more information at 215-579-6130or email cathyyogasphere@gmail.com

CEUS ~ Information given for eligible workshops and teacher trainings in individual descriptions on our website where applicable.


11 Weekend Training begins April 2018  
Full schedule of weekend dates and times TBA!
Vedic Astrology can you help us understand many things about our lives. It can help us make the best use of the precious time we have in this life, by working with the natural cycles in our universe. This 200-hour program will prepare you to read Vedic astrology charts with clarity and confidence, including the birth chart and the major harmonic charts. You’ll learn to understand the strengths and vulnerabilities, values, habitual patterns and goals of each person whose chart you read, whether you’re reading as a service, a profession, or both. You’ll learn how to provide information and guidance in a useful, non-judgmental way. The course is offered live over 11 weekends, and you can attend in person at Yogasphere Doylestown, or online from wherever you are. Videos of all sessions are also included, so you can study on the schedule that works best for you. Professional certification will be provided to everyone who passes the final examination. Participants will receive personal guidance and feedback on assignments throughout the course, and those desiring certification will have three opportunities to pass the final exam. Each weekend features 12 hours of instruction: Fridays from 7-9pm, Sat/Sun from 1-6pm.

All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.

Tuition: Contact RaeAnn Banker at raeann@vedicplanets.com for more information.
RaeAnn Banker focuses her practice of Vedic Astrology on supporting the process of awakening. Her intention is to provide the clarity needed to deepen the experience of awareness in each moment. RaeAnn has been an ongoing student of Parvathi Nanda Nath, master teacher and yogini adept, since 2001. She is certified with the Vedic Academy of Art & Science.

Yin Yoga 15 Hour Teacher Training and Immersion

RaeAnn Banker Location: Doylestown

Upcoming dates TBA!


Yin Yoga is a quiet and serene practice, accessible for all levels. Poses are passive and long-held, supported by a meditative focus which awakens a brilliant state of health. The practice of Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to Yang (vinyasa) Yoga. This practice derives much of its wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine; incorporating the meridians in order to direct the flow of prana to specific organs systems.
Would you like to share this deep, healing practice with your students, or deepen your personal understanding and practice (or both!)? Join RaeAnn Banker to explore the beauty and healing power of Yin Yoga. You’ll leave with a foundational understanding of the postures and meridian theory of Yin Yoga, and 10 class sequences for your students or for your own use in practice. Certified yoga teachers will receive 15 CE Hours. Open to teachers or interested students with some background in Yin Yoga.
RaeAnn has been a full-time yoga teacher since 2001, and has led 200 and 500 Hr Training Programs at River Yoga. She is certified in Yin Yoga, to which she brings her own blend of experience, humor and practical wisdom. She is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-500 level, their highest level of certification.