300 Hour Curriculum

300 Hour Teacher Training

Taking the initiative to become a 500 RYT demonstrates you have made a deeper commitment towards self-growth and shows your true dedication to higher learning. We offer two diverse options of Advanced Studies programs to give you the opportunity to make choices in what inspires you the most, as well as some flexibility in scheduling your course work. Our 300 Hour programs help you to advance your career, share knowledge, strengthen your practice and enhance your credibility.

Advanced Teacher Training

In this teacher training, you will deepen your knowledge of Yoga as you explore therapeutic yoga traditions, modalities, and yoga practices.

    • Alignment principles
    • Anatomy
    • Asana foundations
    • Ashtanga
    • Ayurveda
    • Back care
    • Bhakti Yoga
    • Business and ethics
    • Cancer
    • Chakras
    • Hands-on adjustments
    • History
    • Iyengar Yoga
    • Kids Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Philosophy
    • Pranayama
    • Prenatal/Postnatal
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Seniors/Chair Yoga
    • Sequencing
    • Student teaching
    • Trauma
    • Viniyoga
    • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Yoga for Veterans
    • Yoga Nidra

Therapeutically Oriented

In this teacher training, you will discover how to work one-on-one with your students to modify poses, accommodating to their unique needs.

    • The Tradition of Krishnamacharya/Desikachar
    • Alignment-Based Yoga Traditions
    • Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
    • Hands-On-Assists
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Yin Yoga
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Benefits and Uses of Props
    • Yama and Niyama/Introduction to Yoga Sutras
    • Pancamaya/Kosha model
    • Chakras/subtle body
    • Introduction to Marma Points
    • Yoga and Psychology/Conciousness
    • Ayurveda

    Yoga Practice

    • Each weekend includes yoga classes taught by our expert faculty as well as opportunities for student teaching
    • Asana
    • Pranayama
    • Meditation
    • Mantra
    • Self-study, inquiry, self-reflection
    • Importance of personal practice
    • The importance of self-care as a therapeutic yoga instructor

    Anatomy and Physiology

    • Understanding anatomical language
    • In-depth knowledge of structural anatomy
    • Understanding of optimal biomechanics
    • Understanding common pathologies of all body systems
    • Applications of therapeutic yoga for structural complaints
    • Precautions and contraindications for specific conditions
    • Working in conjunction with health care providers
    • Knowing when to refer a client to a licensed health care provider
    • Condition-specific asana adaptation and modification
    • All major systems of the body and their interrelationships

    Applications of therapeutic yoga for common physiological conditions including:

    • Autoimmune conditions
    • Neurological conditions
    • Heart and breathing conditions
    • Back and joint conditions

    Yoga Psychology/Mental Health

    • Familiarity with models of human development including developmental stages, life cycles and personality
    • Basic knowledge of psychological concepts and terminology including mood, cognition, behavior, and personality as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist
    • Basic knowledge of commonly occurring mental health terminology and conditions
    • Basic knowledge of how different familial, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds affect mental health.
    • Applications of therapeutic yoga for optimizing mental health
    • Knowing when to refer a client to a licensed health care provider
    • Tools for working with grief
    • Tools for optimizing memory and mental function
    • Mindfulness practices

    Therapeutic Yoga Teaching Skills

    • Therapeutic skills relevant for group and private settings
    • Group therapeutic classes for specific conditions/needs
    • Individual assessment skills
    • Interview/history taking
    • Postural and movement observation
    • Determining which aspects of conditions/symptoms might be addressed through Yoga therapy
    • Identifying priorities and setting both short and long term goals with the client/student.
    • Designing a therapeutic practice
    • Progressing a client’s individualized practice
    • Client learning styles
    • Adaptation
    • Modification
    • Pacing
    • Theme
    • Sequencing
    • Progression
    • Safe hands on assisting

    Teaching yoga safely to special populations including:

    • Older adults, including balance and fall preventions
    • Pregnancy/postpartum
    • Those with obesity or larger bodies

    Therapist/Client Relationship

    • Ethics
    • Boundaries
    • Communication skills
    • Effective listening
    • Compassionate communication
    • Taking responsibility for feelings and needs
    • Capacity for well-developed communication skills: listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialog.

    Yoga Therapy Business/Marketing

    • Business, liability, and ethical boundaries made easy and clear, with motivational tools to help set up a professional yoga therapist practice
    • Understanding legislation and current trends relating to Yoga Therapy
    • Scope of practice for Yoga Therapy
    • Knowledge of the extent of one’s own individual training, skills and experience in the field of Yoga
    • Therapy and the importance of practicing within those parameters
    • Knowledge of the relevant local, state, and national laws and regulations impacting the work of a Yoga Therapist
    • Basic knowledge of other healthcare fields and their potential role in and relevance to the work of a therapeutic yoga instructor
    • Liability insurance
    • When to refer to a licensed healthcare provider
    • How to access scientific research on therapeutic yoga
    • How to communicate with healthcare providers

    Experiential Learning

    Field trips and other experiential learning opportunities throughout the program will deepen the learning experience and provide Seva, or service, in the community:

    • Cadaver lab
    • Senior centers
    • VA hospital
    • Neurosurgery and rehabilitation clinic
    • Therapeutic benefits of water yoga
    • Panel discussions with therapeutic yoga clients

    Other Program Components

    • Homework throughout program designed to challenge your personal practice and teaching, and help you fully integrate the classroom material covered.
    • Compassionate support, tools and challenges to empower you as a yoga student to grow in your own practice, improving your ability to bring yoga and healing to others.
    • Experiential exercises for confidence in guiding group classes, workshops, series and individualized yoga therapy sessions.
    • Intimate setting with limited enrollment to facilitate a safe environment for learning, practice, and mentorship.