300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training 2019

Thank you for your interest in our 300 Hour Teacher Training Program. This program is for graduates of a 200 hour teacher training program and seekers looking to travel further on their yogic path.

Yoga Bhoga is a registered yoga school (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance (the governing body of yoga certification). Our 300 hour program is designed to continue the curriculum of our 200 hour program deepening your practice and refining the tools you have to teach others. Completion of this program is a wonderful accomplishment and the continuation of your path as guide to those on their own yogic journey.

In this program you will refine your voice and enhance the execution of your unique point of view in the classroom setting. Advancing the studies of your 200 hour, you will deepen your working understanding of yoga alignment, meditation, pranayama and yogic philosophy. Further, the 300 hour program develops teachers to focus on their area of passion and be able to communicate that effectively and accurately in their future teaching endeavors.

1. Go deeper into yogic philosophy & lifestyle

2. Deeper anatomy study to inform the subtlety of asana

3. Expand your skill base and be versatile with other styles of yoga such as yin, restorative, and more!

4. Theming

5. Enhance your teaching skills with progressive series and teaching the student in front of you (efficacy).

6. Chanting

7. Ayurveda

8. Narrow the field - Mentored Independent Research & Study

9. Skillful Cueing - Tactile cueing, assists and Adjustments

 

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Become The Teacher 

One aspect that is often overlooked in trainings is how to effectively teach students. It is one thing to have the knowledge and another to communicate it effectively in a way the meets the unique student in front of you. After completing a 200 hour program, teachers may feel they have just scratched the surface of the vast educational content in yoga. You may feel like a "Jack of all trades but master of none".  This program offer students an opportunity to refine, focus, and optimize their efficacy when teaching. The program will investigate the following subjects in greater details

  • Pedagogy
  • Sequencing
  • Thematics
  • Class Structure
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Unique Depth

Building on a 200 hour teacher training program, the 300 hour training refines the fundamentals of teaching yoga and goes deeper into new areas. Student will have the opportunity to explore their specific interests with mentorship and guidance from experts in those subfields of yoga. A few of the more detailed topics we will learn about include:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Special Populations
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Anatomy & Physiology

200 hour programs spend many hours teaching anatomy with text books looking average human forms. This is helpful to start but one day you will walk into a class room of diverse bodies with skin and yoga pants! Visualizing anatomy in action during your class is what will set you apart from other teachers. Our program will take anatomy into action helping teachers gain x-ray vision into the systems of their students. You can expect to learn:

  • Review of technical anatomy and physiology
  • Science of Stretching
  • Nervous System
  • See and feeling the body in asana 
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Expert Teachers

Meghan Maris, Scott Lennartz, and Krista Loveless are the lead teachers for both the 200 hour and 300 hour programs. See the 200 Hour Teacher Training program for their full biographies. In addition, we have a number of guests joining us to share with you their unique perspective and specialty. You may also receive their guidance more personally as one of your mentors throughout the program.

  • Emily Light
  • Amy Armstrong
  • Anne Witmer
  • Sweethome Teacup
  • Kimi Marin

Philosophy & Ethics

 

  • The Upanishads
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga
  • Yoga for a World Out of Balance

Schedule

This yoga teacher training is broken into four modules with each module taking about one month. During each module we meet several times a week

  • Fridays 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturdays 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesdays 6am to 8am

Module 1: Raja Yoga

January 18th through February 13th

Module 2: Karma Yoga

February 22nd through March 20th

Module 3: Bhakti yoga

April 5th through May 1st

Retreat: Satsang at Breitenbush

May 6th through May 9th

Module 4: Gyana Yoga

May 17th through June 5th

Text Books

The following books are required for the course. There is a supplemental reading list we provide during the program.

  • Upanishads - 
  • Yoga for a World out of Balance - Michael Stone
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga - Michael Stone
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Requirements

You must have completed a 200 hour teacher training program. You must have a regular yoga practice with proficiency in the following postures: Urdhva Danurasana, Adho Muka Vrksasna (at the wall), and Sirsasana A (at the wall). Issues that arise from injury, structural issues, or a specific medical condition are workable. The intention is to determine your overall ability.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to our yoga teacher training or wonder if it might be right for you, contact Meghan at meghan@yogabhoga.com.

In addition to submitting a written application, you'll be asked to take a class with Meghan and/or Scott and also have a brief meeting to discuss your practice and any questions you may have about the program. It's so important to feel comfortable with the teachers, the curriculum, and to be clear in your motivations and interests for taking the program. We want you to have a meaningful and transformative experience!


Costs

The cost of tuition is $4200 ($300 discount when paid in full). This includes all instruction, printed materials, unlimited classes at Yoga Bhoga, and the three night retreat at Breitenbush. Payment plans are available. Please note tuition does not include the cost of text books.