Kunga Yoga 3 Week Immersion on the Beaches of the Outer Banks!


Surround yourself with water. Find your flow. Immerse into a deeper practice.

Dive into 200-hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training on the northern tip of North Carolina’s eastern-most and nationally-acclaimed strand of islands surrounded by history and small town coastal charm. Join Kunga Faculty Leaders Jessica Bichler and Trey Barefoot in this unique opportunity for transformative experiences while you delve deeper into your yoga practice.


Check out our Daily Schedule to the right for a typical day-in-the-life view of our teacher training Monday-Friday!

fall dates

FALL 2019 Oct. 13 – Nov. 1

On our first evening together we’ll have…
Group Ceremonial Dinner
Partner Thai Massage & Restorative Yoga

*Schedule subject to change. You will receive schedule updates at your opening orientation on Day One.

*The scheduled days off are Saturday October 19th + Sunday October 20th and Saturday October 26th + Sunday October 27th.


About the Program

While you train and earn your 200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training certificate with us you’ll…

  • Develop your personal practice on and off the mat
  • Gain tools to serve your community
  • Find out how to prevent injuries while gaining flexibility and strength
  • Learn from dedicated teachers with decades of experience
  • Experience a variety of yoga methodologies within one training
  • Create enriching personal relationships for your journey to come!

Students going through the program for personal enrichment will be challenged in a way that is safe, strong, and deeply transformative. Teacher Trainees will learn how to create and offer efficient and effectively sequenced classes using anatomical principles and vinyasa krama theory. You will also receive the Kunga Yoga Teacher Training Manual, a complete 250-page manual with sample class sequences and detailed content guiding you through the entire process for becoming a strong, effective, and impactful teacher.

We’ll also give you time throughout the weekend to spend enjoying the OBX. Saturdays + Sundays–Vacation Days–are a great time to invite your family to join you on the beach!


Click here to view our house, A Great Place, located within walking distance to the beach, Duck Village and the studio.


Lotus + Lentils, a plant-based catering company, will be preparing 3 meals a day on all training days. Each meal will be thoughtfully prepared by Tish Vincent, owner of Lotus + Lentils, and will be a well rounded plant-based (vegan) meal. Tish cooks with passion and heart, mindfully and prayerfully creating each meal. Lotus + Lentils really value a sense of sharing and community around the fun that happens in the kitchen!

For breakfast trainees can expect items such as gluten free avocado toast, smoothies, homemade granola bowls, breakfast casseroles + more! Our lunch menus will include items such as buddha bowls, mediterranean salad bars, tex-mex taco and salad bar, green goddess bowls + more! For dinner, we’ll enjoy meals that will include items such as Kitchari, homemade hearty soups, gluten free vegetable lasagne + more!

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Teacher Training Package Costs

Package Option 1


Quad Room (Shared)

Yoga Getaway + Organic Meal Plan
200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training

$4,600 Standard Tuition


Package Option 2


Double Room (Shared)

Yoga Getaway + Organic Meal Plan
200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training

$4,900 Standard Tuition


Package Option 3


Single Room

Yoga Getaway + Organic Meal Plan
200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training

$5,200 Standard Tuition


Local Option


No Accommodations

Organic Meal Plan
200hr Kunga Yoga Teacher Training

$3,850 Standard Tuition


Save $400! Early bird pricing available through July 12th!

To sign-up please complete the registration form below! We will be in contact with you within 24 hours to complete your registration.

Payment Plans

3 Month + 6 Month payment plans are available!

A $25 administrative fee does apply per month during payment plan.

Payment plans must be completed by the end date of the teacher training program.

To personalize your payment plan, please contact us via email at programs@duckvillageyoga.com or by phone 252-564-2219.



Please inquire by emailing programs@duckvillageyoga.com
or calling 252-564-2219. Thank you!


*Contact our Programs Manager for room details. Limited availability for men’s home stay.

Are you a local Outer Banks resident that would like to participate in the training? Contact our Programs Team.

Registration Form

Kunga Yoga Financial Aid Opportunities

Scholarship Application Due Date: August 30st, 2019 5:00pm
Village Yoga offers financial aid through scholarships and ambassadorships to dedicated students who qualify. To apply for a scholarship or ambassadorship please download and complete the application. Email completed submissions to programs@duckvillageyoga.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on the due date, which is found on the application.

Scholarships and ambassadorships for Kunga Programs are competitive and we encourage students who are interested to apply as soon as possible. For further questions please contact programs@duckvillageyoga.com.

Jessica Bichler

Jessica Bichler
Lead Presenter, 500ERYT

Kunga Yoga School Manager, Jessica Bichler has a rich yogic history, steeped in a variety of trainings and lineages, bringing a wealth of knowledge to her classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Jess came to yoga in her teens, recognizing it as a path towards staying active and healthy throughout every stage of life and began teaching in 2001. Jess has had the opportunity to study myriad yoga styles, particularly the prominent lines of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara – each complimenting her attention to alignment and core engagement gained as a gymnast – as well as therapeutic and kids yoga. Her formal education and certifications were earned at the Morningside School of Yoga in upstate New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and most recently 200 and 500 hour certifications from the Wilmington Yoga Center. Jess holds a MA in Visual and Cultural Anthropology. Her influential teachers include Michael Smith, Stacey Millner-Collins, Cheryl Crawford, Kristin Cooper and Noelle Cavenaugh. Jessica loves developing a wide variety of classes including everything from gentle and chair yoga, to kids yoga, to advanced practices focusing on arm balances and inversions. Her goal is to lovingly support students down the path of living a yogic lifestyle in all aspects.

Trey Barefoot

Trey Barefoot
Lead Presenter, 200ERYT

Trey is drawn to yoga for it’s fascinating ability to empower the student. He began his path toward healing in a high school gym class and then continued practicing at Seaside Yoga and Wilmington Yoga Center for a few years. After graduating from Seaside Yoga’s teacher training in 2009, he completed a second teacher training at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa in Nosara the following year. Since then, he has taught public classes and led retreats in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Wilmington. He loves teaching at beach resorts and for the past two years he has taught Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga on the magical haven of Block Island, Rhode Island.

Trey’s focus is on the spiritual and psychosomatic power of yoga. Whether he is teaching gentle Restorative, or Power Flow, he strives to weave simple breathwork techniques, and the theme of unconditional acceptance into each and every class.

His deepest desire is to paint the physical body as a perfect conduit for universal energy, or life force, to move throughout. Trey uses yoga as a reminder that deep beneath the layers of mind, there is an unlimited wellspring of worthiness and passion inside each of us.

yoga teacher training faculty leader jess

Jessica Moody

Guest Presenter, 500ERYT

Co-Director of Village Yoga, Jessica Moody, began practicing yoga in 2007. Ever since discovering Yoga she has taken her practice around the world and lived seasonally on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In 2013 she co-founded Village Yoga, a social entrepreneurship and yoga studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

In 2012 Jess completed Wilmington Yoga Center’s 200-hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle and Teacher Training with Kristin Cooper and has dedicated herself to teaching ever since.

In the Spring of 2015 Jess completed her 500-hour certification, and a professional mentorship with Kristin Cooper and the Kunga Yoga School. Since 2014 she has guest taught 200-hour training programs and is a certified Kunga Yoga teacher trainer at the professional level. Jess has also taught with non-profits and in retreat settings in Mexico, Costa Rica, and India.

She holds certificates in 5Elements Vinyasa Flow, with advanced studies in Power Vinyasa, Restorative & Senior Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Yoga for PTSD and trauma sensitive populations. Jess would like to recognize her primary teachers Kristin Cooper, Noelle Whittington, and Larry Hobbs. She has also studied with other inspirational teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Michael Johnson, Rolf Gates, Maty Ezraty, and Tiffany Cruikshank.

Within her studio and other public classes Jess strives to create a spiritually and physically progressive, yet fun, yoga practice that challenges her students to unlock their ultimate potentials and strive for their highest selves. Jess’ vision as a yoga teacher is to continue to spread yoga as a path of service, and to inspire students to live with unconditional self love. When she’s not on the mat you can find her in the ocean riding waves, or searching for beach treasures with her dog, Waylon.

yoga teacher training faculty leader katie

Katie Kennis

Guest Presenter, 500ERYT

Growing up on the Outer Banks, Village Yoga C0-Founder Katie Kennis first discovered yoga in 2003 through the loving guidance of her yogini mother, Maggie. From then on she was hooked. Through a dedicated daily practice and a love of travel, Katie found herself completing a 200-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga certification through School Yoga Institute on the beautiful beach of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua in 2011. Eager to share the benefits cultivated through her self-practice and to dig deeper into all aspects of a yogic lifestyle, she returned to her childhood home on the Outer Banks where in 2013 she co-founded Village Yoga, a social entrepreneurship and yoga studio.

After a sudden loss of Katie’s mother, she soon found the consistent dedication to her practice to be the driving force in her healing process. With a vision to guide others on the path to self-discovery and healing within an all inclusive environment, Katie continues to draw inspiration from the fluidity of the ocean, freedom of her travel adventures, and above all the compassion of her most influential teacher, Mom.

Since the founding of Village Yoga, Katie has completed her 500-hour certification, and a professional mentorship with Kristin Cooper-Gulak and the Kunga Yoga School, during the spring of 2015. Katie is honored to have guest taught in 200-hour teacher training programs and is a certified Kunga Yoga teacher trainer at the professional level. Through her love of travel and service, she has had the opportunity to teach on retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica and and Kerala, India.

Katie has received a 5 Elements Vinyasa Flow certification from Kristin Cooper-Gulak at the Wilmington Yoga Center with additional training in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for PTSD and trauma sensitive populations, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and more. Katie remains forever grateful to consider Maggie Kennis and Kristin Cooper-Gulak as her primary teachers. She has also studied under such influential teachers as Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Tim Miller, Leslie Kaminoff, Jason Crandell, Rolf Gates, and Maty Ezraty.

Amy Dougherty- Yoga Training Guest Presenter

Amy Dougherty
Guest Presenter

Amy M Dougherty is the owner and lead PT of Outer Banks Physical Therapy. She is a 1990 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, she prides herself on exceptional patient care and her skills are second to none in the area. She has a tremendous working relationship with the local and regional doctors which helps to produce the best outcomes for her patients. Amy has been practicing yoga for years and is a regular student at Village Yoga.

Tish Vincent
Guest Presenter, 200RYT

Tish Vincent is the Founder and Chief Granola Executive of Lotus & Lentils, a vegan catering, education, consulting, and private cheffing business based in Wilmington, NC.  She is also a mother, grandmother, yoga teacher, and runner, with a passion for nature, travel, and connection through meals made with love.

After losing both of her parents to cancer when Tish was in her early twenties, she sought to make lifestyle and dietary changes that would ensure her chances for the healthiest life possible. This journey leads her to veganism and yoga.

Tish is a registered 200 Hour yoga teacher, completing her yoga teacher training in 2015 with Rebecca Niamtu through the Yoga for the Planet school. Her practice and study of the ethical precepts of yoga along with her personal values led her to consider how her lifestyle could have a positive impact on the planet, its people, and the animals. When teaching yoga classes, Tish invites her students to be compassionate to themselves and have fun!

Tish began following a vegan lifestyle in 2007. Her knowledge of food began with years spent in the kitchen with her mother, and over two decades working in restaurants and food service management. These life experiences, combined with Tish’s love for animals and passion for the environment, motivated her to completely change her lifestyle to a cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle.

Her personal values, combined with her years of experience and background in the food industry became the catalyst for Lotus & Lentils.

She prepares exciting and delicious meals made with a focus on local, organic, whole foods. While chopping and cooking, she purposefully infuses every meal with love. Sharing veganism through food, teaching cooking classes, and being a living ambassador of a vegan lifestyle are some of her greatest passions.

For more information on Tish’s services, rates, recipes, and more please contact her at tish@lotusandlentils.com