300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Continue your yoga journey
Completing your 200-hour yoga training changed your life and advanced your personal yoga practice. Now it’s time to go deeper and transform your yoga practice again with our 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training.
Build on what you already know
Leverage what you learned in your 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Gain a deeper understanding of yoga concepts, applications and philosophy. Continue your teaching journey under the mentorship of skilled master teachers as you learn to apply yoga practices in a subtler and more powerful way.
THE YOGA CENTER RETREAT IS A 300-HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED SCHOOL
Training that fits your schedule
Life is busy and so the 300-hour training is offered in two formats—weekly classes and monthly intensives. The curriculum is the same for both—you just get to choose how to best fit it into your schedule.
- 14-month weekly format. Weekly programs meet one day a week for a little over a year.
- 18-month weekend intensive format. The weekend intensive program meets Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons once a month for a year and a half.
Regardless of format, each session includes time dedicated to yoga philosophy and ancient yogic texts. The balance of each session focuses on a specialty area including yoga anatomy, energetics, asana function and effect, Ayurveda, sequencing, practicum and teaching to special populations.
The Bhagavad Gita
Advanced training components
Go deeper into ancient yogic texts
Explore the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita with a master teacher throughout the program. Deepen your understanding by writing personal commentary on these ancient teachings, learning to apply them to a modern world. Student writings will be bound into a resource created by your training group.
Study physical and subtle anatomy
Understand the body as an integrated whole comprised of physical and energetic systems. Discover how the muscles, joints and connective tissue work together, then layer on an understanding of the energetic body and it’s subtler systems of chakras, nadis, vayus, and koshas.
Explore energetic practices for mind and body
Delve into the energetic side of yoga through meditation, pranayama, mantra and mudra. Experience the power of these subtler practices and learn how to share them with others in an accessible and approachable way. Learn how to shift your moods and energetic states with tools that calm, energize and balance.
Learn to teach special populations
Yoga is for everyone who feels called to practice. Learn to adapt yoga for special populations including yogis with physical and intellectual disabilities, yogis in recovery, and those with eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
Understand asana beyond the physical shape of the pose
You know how to teach the poses—now learn to apply them for function and effect. Recognize the impact of physical postures and learn to use them to offer the most benefit to your students. Connect anatomy, breath and sequencing to skillfully create and adapt practices for specific populations.
Explore the science of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient and complete medical system that addresses how nutrition, lifestyle and wellness practices can positively impact your health and wellbeing. Explore the doshas, kriyas, abhyanga and more with a doctor of Ayurvedic medicine. Learn how to apply what you learn in your own life.
Create multiple, customized sequences
Leverage what you’ve learned to create multiple, fully-customized yoga sequences for yourself and for your students. Understand how to nuance a series of postures for a particular outcome and document the sequence in easy-to-read notation.
Practice teaching in a safe and supportive environment
Explore new techniques and try out new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Practice teaching your sequences to other 300-hour students and master teachers, giving and receiving real-time feedback.