at The Bellingham Yoga Collective

A RYS300 Track to Become RYT500





The Bellingham Yoga Collective's Advanced Studies Program is offered to yoga instructors seeking to deepen their skills and offerings. Students who enroll in this program need to have graduated from a 200 Hour Teacher Training (RYT200). Upon successful completion of 300 hours in our Advanced Studies Program, you are able to register as a registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level (RYT-500) through Yoga Alliance.



  • All continuing ed workshops, retreats, immersions and trainings at The Bellingham Yoga Collective with senior faculty and guest faculty count towards the 300 hour log

  • There is no time limit to complete the hours

  • Students enroll in the programming that interests them

  • Upon successful completion of 300 training hours, students can register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 Hour level.


  • Sequencing + Adjustments Immersion- 20 Hours

  • Advanced Skills Teacher Tune Up - 25 Hours

  • Advance Your Asana Workshops- 3-20 Hours

  • Advanced Anatomy and Alignment Training - 20 hours

  • Yin Yoga Immersion - 50 Hours

  • Inversion Immersion - 20 Hours

  • Local and International Retreat Experiences (Yoga/Meditation/Lifestyle Immersion) - 20-60 Hours

  • Yoga Philosophy Immersion - 20-40 hours

  • Mentorship - 15-40 Hours

  • Independent Study - 20-80 Hours 

  • Bhakti Yoga Trainings

  • and more...

INVESTMENTEach course varies in price depending on location, amount of hours and teacher trainer. 

ENROLLMENT -  Complete this application HERE and we will be in touch!


Traditional Chinese Medicine & Yin Yoga

VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM with Leah Adams (10 CE HRS)

Dec 17, 18 2020



3-5pm and 6:30-9pm

This immersion dives deep into the energetics of the season of winter and the element of water and explores the relationship between Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. We'll workshop the classic forward bend and backbend poses that are offered in Yin Yoga class and discover posture variations that honor skeletal variation. You can expect to leave with an embodied understanding of the spinal flexion and extension pose group as well as the key acupressure points for the KI/UB, used for intuition and longevity. The immersion also includes a brief history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a discussion on the formal translation of the characters for qi and meridian.

What we'll explore together:

  • A brief history of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • The translation of the characters for qi and meridian

  • Classic yin spinal flexion and extension postures

  • Acupressure points for winter wellness and grounding

  • Journal prompts on the essence of being in flow

  • The specific medicine of winter and water through the lens of TCM

  • The relationship between qi and breath


This immersion is focused on nourishing the tissues of the spine and grounding the energetic body. It is appropriate for both teachers and students of Yin Yoga alike. Within our Zoom room, using intention and directed awareness, we can tap into our interwoven energetic system to feel into the wisdom of community.

Investment $225

(10 CE available for Yoga Instructors and students in BYC Advanced Studies Program)

Yoga Into the New Year:

Ritual in Community



Saturday mornings in January

January 2, 9, 16,23 and 30 (2021)


Gather in community and create powerful habits for the new year. In the yoga tradition, early in the morning is considered an important and 'auspicious' time for practice. Join Claire for all five Saturday mornings in January for meditation, breathwork, chanting mantras, exploration of yoga philosophy and asana practice.

Sample Schedule:

6-6:30 Meditation and Breathwork

6:30-7 Morning Mantras

7-8 Guided Yoga Philosophy Discussion

8-9:10 Asana practice



$240 // In Studio (space very limited)

$179 // Live Zoom 

(20 CE available for Yoga Instructors and students in BYC Advanced Studies Program)

Teacher Tune Up:

Sequence & TBD

with Claire Stetina 

(20 CE hours)

Coming Soon

Friday 6-9p

Saturday 11-7

Sunday 12:30-4

Investment: $208 before

More info will be available soon.  

Teacher Mentorship

with any BYC senior instructor

CE hours are variable depending upon committment


This is a custom tailored 1:1 mentorship with one of BYC's senior instructors. A mentorship might look like receiving private lessons on cueing, assisting, sequencing or other valuable teaching skills, working on business plans, resume feedback, tips on auditions and getting hired as a yoga instructor, assisting in mentors busier classes when appropriate, language development, and much more.

Bali Yoga & Meditation Immersion

with Claire Stetina (50 CE Hours)

January 15-22, 2022

This yoga retreat spans 8 days, 7 nights and two locations. You will arrive in Ubud, the wellness hub of Asia to stay at an Ayurvedic wellness center and spa for 4 days to explore the unique culture and traditions of Bali. Next you will transfer as a group to the rural Northern Balinese coast for 4 days to dive into practice while relaxing on the beach and exploring the jungle. All Inclusive Experience.

(40 CE available for Yoga Instructors and students in BYC Advanced Studies Program)

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