3 Bridges School of Yoga

“You are very special. Your legacy will be carried in the hearts of those whose lives you build by giving them the strength to face their own tomorrow unto victory.”
~Yogi Bhajan~

As yoga teachers we believe it is essential to remain open, humble, and committed
to the path of deeper study. One of our highest values is just that~ the commitment
to eternal studentship and continuing education.

Our passion and discipline for our own practices bring integrity and depth to our
teachings. It is through our ability to share our full-spectrum experience of
humanity with confidence, accessibility, and authenticity in the yoga room that we
inspire our students and hold space for alchemic integration of the body, mind, and
heart. If we or another yoga teacher has at one point inspired you to consider the
teaching path, join us! We are here to support your evolution with a variety of
incredible trainings to choose from.

200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 2018/2019 TAKING APPLICATIONS!.

3 Bridges Yoga is pleased to announce we will be hosting the second cycle of the Illumina Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training starting in the fall of 2018. The program will be led by Marla Cinilia (RYT 500), and co-lead by Stephanie Paolini, with help from other 3 Bridges teachers such as Lauren and Gretchen, as well as special guest teachers to be announced. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to design and lead a principled and creative vinyasa yoga class with attention to detail for student safety, alignment and success. You will also be trained in techniques of meditation and pranayama as well as learning the physiological and anatomical systems of the human body including the Chakras. The training includes study of the historical texts and lineage of yoga as well as the modern day application of the path of yoga in our everyday lives. For a detailed overview of the curriculum outline, please send a request to [email protected]

Training Curriculum:
+ Principles, methods and applied techniques of teaching Vinyasa Yoga
+ Techniques of Meditation
+ Techniques of Pranayama (Breathwork)
+ Alignment principles of Vinyasa Yoga
+ The anatomy and physiology of Yoga
+ The Chakra System
+ Simple and complex sequencing
+ Advanced poses and use of yoga props
+ Language, presentation, chanting and music in teaching
+ Theming and spirituality in your classes
+ Teaching modifications for injuries, pregnancies and other special populations
+ Teaching beginners
+ The art of hands-on assisting and adjustments
+ Study of The Yoga Sutras
+ Knowledge of the Eight Limb Path as a path of action
+ The role of the teacher, student and the practice in every day life
+ Ethics, service and the business of yoga

Training Program Format:
Friday Nights (York) – 5:00pm – 8:30pm (3.5 hours)
Saturdays (York) – 11:00am – 8:00pm (9 hours)
Sundays (Portsmouth) – 8:00am – 3:30pm (7.5 hours)
+ an additional 26 Non-contact hours
9 weekends together will consist of yoga and meditation practice, lecture, posture clinics, practice teaching, group projects and discussion.

Training Dates:
(Locations – Friday York, Saturday York, Sunday Portsmouth)

September 21-23, 2018 (opening weekend)
October 19-21, 2018
November 16-18, 2018
December 14-16, 2018
January 18-20, 2019
February 22-24, 2019
March 22-24, 2019
April 12-14, 2019 (graduation weekend)

Please note: If there is a weather related cancelation, the make up dates will be TBA.

Non-Refundable Deposit to Secure Spot ($300), due within one week of acceptance to the training

Early bird pricing ($2,900, less deposit), full amount due by 7/31/2018
Regular Pricing ($3,100, less deposit), full amount due by 9/1/18, students may pay in installments as they wish as long as full payment is in by 9/1/18
Installment Pricing ($3,300, less deposit), payable in 9 monthly installments of $333.33, final payment due prior to certificate being issued

+ Teacher Training Manual
+ Free Yoga at any 3 Bridges studio for the duration of the Program

Costs do not include:
+ Required Reading Books
+ Yoga Alliance Certification
+ 3 Yoga Classes at other local studios

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made 45 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 45 days, but a credit towards a future Teacher Training Program may be available. We do not offer refunds if you do not complete the training.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made 45 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 45 days, but a credit towards a future Teacher Training Program may be available. We do not offer refunds if you do not complete the training.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made 45 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 45 days, but a credit towards a future Teacher Training Program may be available. We do not offer refunds if you do not complete the training.

This program is physically and mentally challenging and will also be life changing. You will be practicing yoga several times each weekend as well as teaching each weekend. It will open you, it will lighten you, it will challenge you. Please be sure you are committed, have a steady physical yoga practice and that this program is a fit for you. We are here to answer any further questions and always open to feedback.


  1. Do I need to have been practicing for a long time?
    No, but a steady commitment to practicing and learning yoga is paramount for this training. This is a physical training and you will be practicing several times each training weekend.
  2. Do I want to be a yoga teacher in order to take the training?
    No, you will learn a lot more about yoga than just teaching it, but be prepared to teach every weekend of the training.
  3. Can I do the training if I have to miss a weekend?
    No, attendance is mandatory and in order to receive your certification and graduate, you must complete the necessary training hours. We do understand that there may be emergencies or that you may have to miss a few hours of training due to other conflicts. We will allow you to make up the hours in future training sessions. Please contact us further about make up hours.
  4. Can I teach for 3 Bridges when I graduate?
    Possibly, we do hope that many of you will want to teach, and we will do our best to provide an opportunity to do so. You will still have to complete the interview process and teaching for 3 Bridges is not guaranteed.

Can I fail the training?
No, but you must complete the hours and commit to the practice of yoga.

Application Process:
Step 1: Fill out the application. Please provide as much detail as possible.
Step 2: The Program Director will contact you with follow up questions and possibly a face to face meeting to make sure the program is a fit for you.
Step 3: Upon acceptance of your application, you will sign the program contract, pay the non-refundable deposit and then select your payment plan option.
Step 4: Practice and prepare. You will receive more information about the program as it gets closer.

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Maha Mama 20 Hour.

Maha Mama, created by Krissy Shields, is a comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training. Designed for yoga teachers, healthcare workers, doulas, moms-to- be, social workers and more, Maha Mama was created for the great need of serving the great mama through all stages of pregnancy and into the path of motherhood. Women are wildly powerful and in need of educated support during this time of sacred transition, which is why Krissy and all Maha Mama guest faculty offer a full scope of the perinatal period. You will be equipped with both an anatomical understanding and a spiritual appreciation to offer an intelligent, heart-filled practice for a class of all trimesters, private clients in all stages, and the one pregnant woman in your regular public yoga class. You’ll also receive tips to ease common issues, ample resources to draw from, and so much more!

We are thrilled to offer Maha Mama at 3BY to enhance and offer more meaningful support to our abundant community of parents, doulas, midwives, caregivers, and all those passionate about empowering, educating, and caring for women and mothers-to- be. Please note you do not need to be a yoga teacher to participate in this training ~ you need only be a human interested in empowering women through the birth process.

Learn more at www.mahamama.com

About Krissy, in her words:

My path was simple.  I immersed myself in the practices after I finally let go of years of destructive behaviors.  Yoga lifted me physically, mentally and spiritually to another playing field.  The shift was gradual but holding poses strengthened me, breathing deeper and slower calmed me, and a daily practice built my confidence.

My approach as a teacher is to make the practices accessible to you.

I teach everyone from the beginner to the experienced yogi. Also, one of my greatest passions is working with pregnant women through the most special time in their lives.

Postures, breathing and the subtler practices of yoga are a main focus.

While everyone is on a different path, I will guide you to your truth, to what will serve you in your life. Based on these core traditions, we will move at your level to attain your specific goals.

E-RYT 200 hour Sonic Yoga Center for Yoga Studies
E-RYT 500 hour Dharma Mittra
A Khalsa Way Prenatal Certified Yoga Teacher with Gurmukh
Certified in Applied Positive Psychology
Mindful Schools (currently enrolled)


Please note this training is a 20HR offering structured over the course of four intensive weekends.





3 Bridges Yoga, Portsmouth and York locations, details TBA


$325, includes 20 hours of Yoga Alliance CEU’s


  • Postures (asana)
  • Modifications for each trimester
  • Creating a class for all trimesters
  • How to guide the one pregnant woman in your regular yoga class
  • Pregnancy & laboring anatomy & physiology
  • Repetition of sound (mantra)
  • Song & the power of sound vibration
  • Meditations
  • Cultural misconceptions
  • Roles of a partner, doula, midwife, ob, lactation consultant, et al
  • How to include your partner
  • Prenatal & postnatal nutrition & vitamins
  • Common intervention
  • Understanding common pregnancy issues & aiding comfort
  • Empowering women with their choices
  • Conscious conceiving & laboring
  • Natural & synthetic hormones
  • Progression of labor
  • Postnatal care of both mama & baby
  • Pelvic floor care & repair
  • Supporting intuition & all choices
  • Bonding, breastfeeding & nurturing a newborn
  • Importance of community in all stages
  • Resource List
  • Loss & healing
  • Rituals & Blessings
  • Radical Self Care
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Radiant Presence Teacher Enrichment – November 2 – 4, 2018.

Radiant Presence is an advanced teacher enrichment lead by E-RYT 500 Marla Cinilia and E-RYT 500 Lauren Lee designed to refine and elevate your personal practice and teaching methodologies. This comprehensive weekend training dives into building your authentic teaching voice, refining your understanding of alignment through biomechanics, the art of skillfully sequencing and theming, and how to guide students into subtle body practices such as pranayama and meditation with accessibility. Investment is $325 and includes 20 hours of Yoga Alliance certified CEUs.


Sessions include Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, Asana labs, refined teaching methodology, teaching practicums and collaborative group work.

* Students must have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

* Students will receive 20 Hours of Continued Educations hours with Yoga Alliance


November 2 from 8-3:30 in Portsmouth

November 3 from 12-7:30 in York

November 4 from 9-3:30 in Portsmouth


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Illumina Yoga 300 Hour at 3 Bridges Yoga.

We are thrilled to host the Illumina 300HR, full-spectrum, advanced yoga teacher training at 3 Bridges Yoga Portsmouth and York!  This incredible program launches on March 30th. The Illumina 300HR curriculum invites an in-depth exploration of humanity, psychology, one-ness, and the art of teaching energetic asana experiences.  This course offers meaningful and applicable context for the human experience through the lens of yogic lineage and philosophy.  You will be guided by the most integrated and experienced faculty from NYC to New England, and you will leave this journey with teaching skills to set you and your students on an elevated plane of awareness.  Explore more of the curriculum and SIGN UP via the Illumina website here.

March 30th- Apr. 1 – Opening Circle
May 11-13th – Anatomy / Chakra 1
June 16th-17th – Prenatal / Chakra 2
Sept. 14th-15th – Chakra 3
Oct. 12-14th – Chakra 4
Nov. 9th-10th – Chakra 5
Dec. 7th-8th – Chakra 6
Jan. 12th-13th – Chakra 7
Feb. 1st-3rd – Tantra and Closing Ceremony
Practicums – Every other Weds. in York from 6:30-8:30, exact dates TBD
Please note – some immersion weekends will also include Friday evenings, exact dates TBA

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