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 testament to your dedication to the yogic life and to your students.
The 300 hour goes deeper into the yogic philosophy of teacher and student (sadhaka). Through investigation of the yogic lifestyle, this training emphasizes the skill, professionalism, and embodiment of the teacher. Broad exposure to various styles including yin, restorative, and vinyasa will provide a gateway to unveil each students teaching specialty. Refining the translational knowledge of asana (through advanced study of the subtle body in action) students will leave the 300 hour program with the skill to create progressive sequencing for 4 to 8 week series. Through deep study of the following topics you will refine your voice expressing your unique point of view in the classroom setting, enabling effective transmission of the yogic traditions.
Deep study of yogic philosophy & lifestyle
Thorough anatomy lessons to inform the subtlety of asana
Broadened perspective and versatility of other styles such as yin, restorative, and more!
Structure for themes and sequences for class plans
Art and science of teaching the student in front of you (efficacy).
Chanting and incorporation of sound
Narrow the field - Mentored independent research & study
Skillful cueing - Tactile cueing, assists and adjustments
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 teaching experiences. The program will investigate the following subjects in great detail.
Building on a 200 hour teacher training program, the 300 hour training refines the fundamentals of teaching Hatha yoga and goes deeper into new specialties. 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:
Anatomy & Physiology
200 hour programs spend many hours teaching anatomy with text books that focus on normalized 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:
Technical anatomy and physiology
Science of stretching
Skills to see and feel the body in asana
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.
Philosophy & Ethics
This philosophy and ethics of yoga involves deep examination of the motive behind action rather than the act itself. Discover how to lead a fulfilling ethical life and teaching career with this opportunity for reflection and application. Through self-study, readings, and discussion you will be lead through applying philosophy and ethics to your own life and your life as teacher. Some of the texts we will be using as a platform for discussion include.
Yoga and Ayurveda: Self Healing and Self Realization
The Inner Tradition of Yoga
Yoga for a World Out of Balance
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: Bhakti Yoga
February 22nd through March 20th
Module 3: Jnana yoga
April 5th through May 1st
Retreat: Satsang at Breitenbush
May 6th through May 9th
Module 4: Karma Yoga
May 17th through June 1st
The following books are required for the course. There is a supplemental reading list we provide during the program.
Upanishads - Eknath Eswarn
Yoga for a World out of Balance - Michael Stone
The Inner Tradition of Yoga - Michael Stone
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization - Dr David Frawley
Yoga for Your Type - Dr. David Frawley
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition - Leslie Kaminoff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.