Available both in person and online via Zoom, this program is for those who have already completed a 200 hour training, and who wish to expand their knowledge base and teaching skills, become expert yoga teachers and educators, or to deepen and enrich their personal practice. This program exceeds the content and contact hour standards for the Yoga Alliance RYT 300, with a low faculty-student ratio. Participants who complete this program with the aim of teaching will meet the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT 500 when combined with their previously completed 200 hour certification.¹ For those who wish to teach, this program continues to connect us with our inner teacher, making intuitive knowledge explicit, through reflective practices and self-inquiry. For those who are their own truest teachers, and wish to deepen their personal practice and skills, this program provides a deep well of experiential knowledge to help us uncover the intuitive wisdom of the body-mind.
Advanced student-teachers will not only reflect on their own personal and teaching practices, but also survey new developments in the fields of kinesiology, pedagogy, neuroscience, health and lifestyle, evidence-based research, and state-of-the-art therapeutic applications of asana, pranayama, and meditation. They will explore innovative yoga practices, from ancient to modern, and study indications and contraindications for common health challenges and special student populations. Finally, advanced trainees will examine the issues relevant to yoga teachers today such as trauma informed teaching, building communities of practice, ‘soulful’ branding and abundance-oriented, sustainable business practices, and raising the level of consciousness and professionalism in the field.
Our 300 hour program takes place one weekend a month for 18 months.
***Flexible payment plans are available!***
Dates for our 2020-2021 program are below!
April 25 and 26, 2020
May 30 and 31, 2020
June 27 and 28, 2020
July 25 and 26, 2020
August 29 and 30, 2020
September 26 and 27, 2020
October 17 and 18, 2020
November 14 and 15, 2020
December 5 and 6, 2020
January 2 and 3, 2021
February 6 and 7, 2021
March 13 and 14, 2021
April 10 and 11, 2021
May 15 and 16, 2021
June 5 and 6, 2021
July 10 and 11, 2021
August 14 and 15, 2021
September 11 and 12, 2021
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*The Essence of Yoga Center reserves the right to make changes to program calendar until program start date
¹Registration with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 for those who complete the program via Zoom is pending approval of Yoga Alliance online contact hours. However, all students who complete the program will receive certification for completion of 300 hours of Advanced Training. Registration with Yoga Alliance is not required to teach yoga in the United States.