300 hours of advanced study in alignment-based Asana, philosophy, Pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and more! At minimum, 270 hours of this training will be in-person, classroom study. The majority of the hours are with your lead trainers—Joanna Dunn and Heather Anastos, both E-RYT-500 level instructors and YACEP providers. Additional staff will be brought in to teach specialty topics. This training meets the Yoga Alliance requirements, when combined with an eligible 200-hr program certificate, to register as a RYT-500. Students who do not have an eligible 200-hr certificate must contact us for permission to register for this program.
This program will follow our schedule-friendly weekend format (see the 200-hr course schedule on our Course Details page), as well as our popular Weekend Retreat (included in registration). More details will be available Fall 2019.
Our detailed curriculum is in process of being developed (through 2019)—contact us for any questions or to be added to our mailing list
This training will include:
- Techniques, training and practice
- Teaching methodology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yoga philosophy, ethics and lifestyle
Review basic Ayurvedic concepts, then delve deeper into concepts such as dosha, gunas, the six tastes, and the energetics of asana.
Delve deeper into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, Samkhya and Vedanta.
Review the fundamentals of practicing and teaching pranayama, then explore the depths of ratio breathing, viloma, and the vayus.
Explore the physical postures of yoga, learning basics as well as intermediate alignment principles, modifications, and methods for assisting students. Alignment-based asana, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga will be covered.
Take your practice deeper through the exploration of various styles of yogic meditation, including Mantra and Yoga Nidra.
Our program teaches basic Sanskrit transliteration, enabling you to take your study of asana, philosophy, and more further independently.
Review the basics of human anatomy, then expand to understand working with injuries in yoga, understanding joint replacements, and preventing injuries. Subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis, marma, bandhas, and vayus will also be addressed.
Thoroughly explore and enhance your teaching skills! Our comprehensive program works to have you recognize and build all the teaching tools you need to be successful.
Business of Yoga and Ethics
Explore the ethics of yoga, the logistics of running a business, and key skills for expanding your offerings, including private yoga sessions and retreats.
Teach and get feedback from peers and your instructors! You will get one-on-one feedback on your current strengths as well as recommendations for building even greater abilities. Our feedback is given with kindness and honesty to help you grow as a student and as a teacher.