ACCESS 250-Hour Training

ACCESS is the first step in revealing and unleashing your talents. The program is intense. The coursework is rigorous. The results are up to you.

About the Program

The ACCESS core curriculum builds a solid understanding of the tools of yoga – asana, meditation, and self-inquiry. The goal is to give students a firm grasp of broad-based fundamentals as the foundation for developing awareness.

Through rigorous practice, persistent self-reflection and insightful discussion, ACCESS engages students in an in-depth experience and exploration of the Baptiste Yoga Methodology. Beyond cultivating the skills to teach and assist yoga, students practice teamwork, participate in personal leadership and self-discovery activities, and break down the asanas into their biological and mechanical form in an anatomy and physiology component written and created by Dr. Philomena Behmer.

ACCESS brings theory, practice, experience, and talent into focus, into action, offering the student an opportunity for deep learning.



$500 off when you enroll by 9/1/20

Special Combo Offer (ACCESS & EMPOWER): $6495

*Custom payment plans are available


Live Digital + In-Person Instruction

  • We have adapted this program to function fully in-person, hybrid, or entirely in live-digital format.
  • We understand the changing dynamic of what is accessible to everyone. For this reason we offer both in-person and live-digital instruction throughout the program.

Classroom Learning

  • Instruction on Anatomy, the Baptiste Methodology, the Asanas and Meditation
  • Personal reflection, conceptual exploration, and group discussion
  • Scored Evaluation

Anatomy Component

  • ACCESS includes our breakout Anatomy of Yoga Course; an accredited Continuing Education Course also available to take individually created by yoga instructor and Anatomy & Physiology professor; Dr. Philomena Behmer.
  • CEU’s offered:
    • Athletics and Fitness Association of America: 15 CEU 
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine: 1.9 CEU 
    • Physical Therapy: 24 CEU

Practice Learning

  • Practice teaching: studio instruction & virtual instruction
  • Leading meditation
  • Observing, practicing, and assisting public classes
  • Video recording and self-evaluation
  • Practicum evaluation

Group Learning

  • Peer evaluation and feedback
  • Small group break-out learning sessions
  • Large group event planning & hosting

Included in the Training

  • Unlimited practice at all locations (virtual + studio) for the duration of the training
  •  The ACCESS training manual*: written and created by a Baptiste Faculty Member and World-Class yoga instructor, to serve as your guide to the core curriculum of the program

The ACCESS training manual is not included in your cost of tuition and is due by the first day of program.

promise of the program

By committing to the work of the ACCESS training, you will:

  • Complete the program with the ability to successfully begin leading and instructing yoga to others. 
  • Have an understanding of the technical knowledge, foundational skills and practices of Baptiste Yoga and how to apply these principles to your practice and your life. 
  • Experience a shift in your default ways of being and gain access to personal growth and development allowing you to empower yourself as well as others.

Yoga Alliance: After 15 years of a relationship, we are no longer paying membership dues to Yoga Alliance. During our time as paying members we saw little to no interaction or oversight and therefore we have determined there is no value. You are eligible to submit your training certificate and an outline of the program to YA at the completion of your training if you wish to register as a 200 RYT.

Training Schedule

ACCESS is offered 3 times a year in either Live-Virtual, Hybrid, or In-Person

Classic: An 8-weekend training that meets 1 weekend a month, offered every Fall and every Spring

Condensed: A 3-month Summer training

Weekend Schedules:
Friday 5:00-9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Spring 2020 | Cycle 26

Lititz Studio - Hybrid Format (Live Virtual + In-Person)

Week 1: May 29, 30, 31
Week 2: June 26, 27, 28 
Week 3: July 24, 25, 26
Week 4: August 21, 22, 23
Week 5: September 18, 19, 20
Week 6: October 16, 17, 18
Week 7: TBD
Week 8: TBD

Summer 2020 | Cycle 27

Harrisburg Studio - Live Virtual

Week 1: May 15, 16, 17
Week 2: May 22, 23, 24
Week 3: June 5, 6, 7
Week 4: June 12, 13, 14
Week 5: July 10, 11, 12
Week 6: July 17, 18, 19
Week 7: July 31 – August 1, 2
Week 8: August 7, 8, 9

Fall 2020 | Cycle 28

York Studio - Hybrid Format (Live Virtual + In-Person)

Week 1: October 9, 10, 11
Week 2: November 6, 7, 8
Week 3: December 4, 5, 6
Week 4: January 8, 9, 10
Week 5: February 5, 6, 7
Week 6: March 5, 6, 7
Week 7: March 26, 27, 28
Week 8: April 23, 24, 25

Spring 2021 | Cycle 29

Lancaster Studio

Week 1: TBA
Week 2: TBA
Week 3: TBA
Week 4: TBA
Week 5: TBA
Week 6: TBA
Week 7: TBA
Week 8: TBA



Special Combo Offer (ACCESS & EMPOWER): $6495

*Custom payment plans are available