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"Kindling the Flame" 300 Hour Teacher Training Program

START ANYTIME!

Follow your heart and thirst to evolve as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Our “Kindling the Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training Program is designed for graduates of AYC and any other 200 hour program who wish to dive deeper and grow within more specialized areas of yoga and teaching craft study.

CONTINUE EVOLVING + KEEP YOUR HEART FIRE KINDLED

"Kindling the Flame" 300 Hour Teacher Training Program

START ANYTIME!

Follow your heart and thirst to evolve as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Our “Kindling the Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training Program is designed for graduates of AYC and any other 200 hour program who wish to dive deeper and grow within more specialized areas of yoga and teaching craft study.

Build on your current education & experience

Dive deeper into specialized subject areas to hone new knowledge & skills

Rekindle your inner flame & love for yoga

Be guided by inspiring, teacher’s teachers who love to share their passion for yoga

What makes the “Rekindling the Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training special and unique

is the freedom you have to curate your own post-graduate yoga education, choosing from a richly diverse menu of immersion and module options, on a self-paced schedule. Start anytime, and pick the subject areas that most interest and inspire you, and choose the timeframes that work best with your schedule.

Asheville Yoga Center is one of only a few yoga organizations in the country that offer the volume, depth, and multiplicity of immersions and workshops held within the “Kindling The Flame” 300 hour Teacher Training Program. 

Our catalog of immersions and module options to choose from includes:

Check out our 2024 Training Modules

Meet Our Teachers

300 Hour “Kindling the Flame” Yoga Teacher Training Program

This program is a good fit for folks who identify with one or more of the following:

Your 200 hour teacher training program left you feeling excited and curious to learn more, and journey deeper into specific subject areas that you feel called to explore in a more in-depth way.

You are already a yoga teacher, and you are seeking to re-ignite your love for yoga and teaching with fresh inspiration and guidance

You’re seeking to become a more versatile, well rounded teacher – honing your skills and expanding your palette of expertise and inspiration

You value the opportunity and freedom to curate your own 300 hour training from a diverse catalog of options, choosing the subject areas that most call to you on a self-paced schedule

You feel called to invest in your own growth as a practitioner and teacher and be of greater service to your students and community

How does it work?

To participate in our “Kindling the Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training, there are two paths to choose from:

Path 1: 300 Hour Tuition

Highly recommended! Make a full commitment to completing your 300 hour certification and receive a significant discount plus other perks. 

By purchasing the New Year Special, you will receive:

✔️ Over $1000 in savings difference from paying a la carte + waiving of $200 enrollment and completion fees for a total savings of $1289

✔️ Option to pay in full or interest free monthly payment plan over 12 months

✔️ Quarterly community mentorship virtual sessions with fellow participants facilitated by our 300 core teacher team

✔️ Membership in AyurPrana Plus streaming platform, featuring inspirational yoga, meditation, cooking videos, music performances, feature films

✔️ 10% discount on retail

300 Hour Tuition:

One payment of $3,996 

or

Payment Plan: Twelve monthly payments of $333.

Path 2: à la carte

The á la carte model is for those that want to pay as they go too, one module at a time. Both paths allow you to design your certification.

By purchasing the á la carte option, you will:

✔️ Pay for workshops, immersions, and in studio retreats à la carte

✔️ Upon registration, pay admin fee of $150

✔️ Once credits are complete, pay a completion fee of $50

✔️ Costs $1,289 more than New Year Special

✔️ Doesn’t include additional perks listed above

 

300 Hour Á La Carte:

Enrollment Fee of $150 +

Purchase Modules One by One +

Graduation Fee of $50

Estimated Investment (excluding early bird):

$5,285

 

Chat with Us!

If you have questions about yoga teacher training, our Yoga Training Ambassador, Julia is here to help!

Why choose AYC for your yoga teacher training journey?

Asheville

Whether you are a local, or a visitor— Asheville is a beloved haven for spirituality, wellness, healthy living, conscious culture, art and crafts, farm to table food, and living a heart-centered life. We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community and can’t think of a better and more supportive place to take your teacher training journey!

Depth, Experience & History

Our roots run deep. For over 25 years we have offered yoga teacher training programs, one of the first studios in the country to do so. We have decades of experience supporting students as well as seasoned teachers on the teacher training journey. We are proud that our teacher training programs have helped seed and grow yoga communities across the southeast and beyond— with graduates teaching in venues around the country and founding their own yoga studios and communities.

Teacher’s Teachers

Our Teacher Training faculty are passionate and inspiring yoga educators, who have dedicated their lives to yoga. They are expert “teacher’s teachers” who are deeply supportive and caring of students in our trainings. Each of our lead teachers genuinely feels that training teachers lights up their heart and gives their life greater purpose and meaning.

Heart-Centered

Our studio and training is rooted in a heart-centered approach to yoga practice and teaching. Teachers and staff are warm, friendly, positive, and loving. AYC teachers awaken gratitude, passion for life, and a life-affirming ethos.

Art-Centered

Our trainings embrace practicing and teaching yoga as a craft and an art – encouraging freedom for creative expression, and the integration of art, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, and vivid imagery into the practice.

AYC’s Shared Campus With The Ayurvedic Institute

It’s a joy to be a part of a shared campus and wellness family that includes The Ayurvedic Institute, the premier school of Ayurveda in the West, led by Dr. Vasant Lad. Plus our other brother and sister venues The Ayurprana Listening Room, a music venue dedicated to uplifting global, sacred, and folk music in West Asheville, and the beautiful SoHum Retreat center.

What Our Students Are Saying

Looking for a place to stay?

Housing Options Available

If you are interested in finding convenient accommodations during your workshop or training, you can qualify for discounted rates for your stay here.

Please email: programs@youryoga.com to learn more & receive the special discount code.

300-Hour Teacher Training FAQ

Overview

  1. To be eligible for the 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification, you will need to have already obtained a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Your 200-Hour education can be from any approved school, not just the Asheville Yoga Center (more info on Yoga Alliance).
  2. A willingness to grow, expand your expertise and open your heart to new forms of inspiration.

After reading as much as you can from this website, if you still have questions please contact our yoga teacher training ambassador, Suzanne at suzanne@youryoga.com or (828)772-0518. If you are ready for the next step, you can submit your application here.

  1. To graduate, trainees must complete a combination of immersions, workshops, and satsangs adding up to at least 270 hours, and upon completion, share their Capstone Reflection Assignment, a self-evaluation reviewed by our team encompassing reflections and insights on the most significant learnings through the “Kindling The Flame” 300 hour Teacher Training journey. 
  2. To help accumulate more hours quickly and efficiently, we highly recommended attending some 50 hour immersions. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate and be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance. 
  3. You will receive a graduation packet which includes the Asheville Yoga Center.

Once you have: 

  1. Completed and documented 270 hours of modules 
  2. Submitted your Capstone Reflection Assignment for review by the teacher team
  3. Completed all payments
  4. Paid $50 Completion Fee (Waived for Path One – New Year Special students)

 

You will receive a graduation packet which includes the Asheville Yoga Center “Rekindling The Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training Certificate and Yoga Alliance registration instructions.

Our courses average 10–45 people per event. All of our instructors give ample Q&A time — as well as small peer group teaching time — so you leave each course with the confidence to apply what you have learned.

You will be sent a tracking document upon registration to keep a record of your credits.

To track your credits yourself, your account should be current in our system (Union). If you have any past credits prior to December 2022, you can contact our Programs Coordinator to retrieve this information for you.

Please contact our 300 Hour Program Coordinator with any questions.

The “Kindling the Flame” 300 Hour Teacher Training Program and Yoga Alliance

The Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) 300 Hour YTT Program follows Yoga Alliance’s Standards for a RYS 300 Hour Registered Yoga School. AYC has been registered with Yoga Alliance since July 1st, 2001. 

A RYS 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are generally taught at the RYS 200-hour level. A RYS 300-hour advanced training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or subtler, and the training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be expected of a RYT 200.

Topics for registered teacher trainings must be relevant to the five Educational Categories as defined below. Registered schools must provide a minimum number of hours of study for each category, and must also provide additional hours of study relevant to these categories, which may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.

Of the 300 hours, 270 hours must be Contact Hours. A Contact Hour must take place in the physical, online real-time, or online pre-recorded presence of a faculty member.

A RYS with an advanced 300-hour training (RYS 300) must incorporate training hours in the following Educational Categories for the 300-hour training. 80 of the 270 Contact Hours are assigned to the specific Educational Categories:

  • Techniques, Training and Practice: 50 Hours
  • Teaching Methodology: 5 Hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 15 Hours
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours

After each of your trainings at AYC, you will receive a Post-Training Email that denotes how many hours you received in each of these educational categories. This hourly breakdown will look like this:

Asheville Yoga Center Advanced Studies Hours by Educational Category 

  • Techniques, Training & Practice: # hrs
  • Teaching Methodology:  # hrs
  • Anatomy & Physiology: # hrs
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: # hrs
  • total contact hours: # hrs
  • non contact hours: # hrs 

Finally, after completing your 270 Contact Hours you will complete a Capstone Reflection Assignment that has been crafted by the AYC Instruction Team. Once you have completed this assignment and it has been reviewed by our team, you will be free to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 Instructor. As part of the application, Yoga Alliance also requires documentation of at least 100 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RYS 200 or 300 school.

Please feel free to contact programs@youryoga.com with any further questions regarding this process.

“Kindling The Flame” Capstone Reflection Assignment

Assignment Description:

The “Kindling The Flame” Capstone Reflection Assignment is an opportunity to reflect upon, crystalize, and give voice to your journey through Asheville Yoga Center’s “Kindling the Flame” 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Through a written or audio/video format, we encourage you to look back upon the training modules you participated in, the cumulative journey, and delve into your personal experiences, lessons learned, challenges faced, gifts and goals you’re carrying with you moving forward. 

Submission Format:

Participants may choose to submit reflections in a written essay format (approximately 1500 words) or create an audio/video (not exceeding 10 minutes) sharing their experiences. Submissions should be heartfelt, authentic, and showcase personal growth and introspection gained through the training. You’ll also be invited to share a summary of your Capstone Reflection at one of our seasonal ZOOM Satsangs as well. 

 

Instructions:

Introduction: Begin by introducing yourself and briefly outlining your initial expectations before embarking on the Kindling The Flame 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training journey.

 

Transformational Moments: Describe significant moments or experiences during the training that deeply impacted you. These could be related to personal and professional goals, breakthroughs in your practice and/or teaching, the process moments of self-discovery, or realizations about your relationship to yoga and teaching styles and modalities. 

Challenges and Growth: Reflect on the challenges faced during the training, whether they were physical, mental, emotional, or other. Discuss how you managed these challenges and any personal growth along the way.

Teaching Insights: Share insights gained into the art of teaching yoga. Discuss specific teaching techniques, philosophies, concentrations, or methodologies you learned and how you plan to incorporate them into your own teaching practice. 

Teacher, Community Connection & Inspiratoin: Reflect on the sense of community and connection with teachers and fellow participants in the 300 hour modules. Who do you want to remember and why? Discuss how these relationships enriched your learning experience and contributed to your personal growth.

Self-Discovery: Explore how the training deepened your understanding of yourself, both as a yoga practitioner and as an individual. Discuss any newfound self-awareness, confidence, or mindfulness cultivated during the training.

Impact on Daily Life: Describe how the teachings and practices from the training have influenced your daily life outside of the yoga studio. Discuss any changes in your habits, mindset, or overall well-being.

 

Conclusion: Summarize your overall experience and the most valuable lessons you will carry forward as a yoga teacher. Reflect on how the “Kindling The Flame” Training has shaped your perspective on yoga and life. Share your goals for applying what you’ve learned moving forward. 

 

Assessment Criteria:

Submissions will be evaluated based on the depth of reflection, clarity of expression, honesty, and the ability to connect personal experiences with the teachings of the Kindling The Flame program.

Financial Information

Please see our full cancellation and transfer policy for more details on fees. For individual module refunds, please email programs@youryoga.com.

According to Yoga Alliance guidelines, no outside transfer credits are allowed in any 300-Hour program. All courses must be completed through Asheville Yoga Center.

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”

–William Butler Yeats

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