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300-Hour Teacher Training

Advanced Certification

At Yoga Tree we believe in setting the bar high for our advanced students while at the same time allowing them to specialize in the areas of yoga that are of most interest to them.

The Yoga Tree Advanced Teacher Training Program will provide you with the skills you need to flourish as a teacher while qualifying you to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 RYT level. The Advanced Training is broken down into 3 majors consisting of Core Studies and Electives totaling more than 300 hours of hands on training. Our electives are broken down into categories, so you will graduate from our program as a highly specialized yoga teacher uniquely qualified to work with the students you feel drawn to serve. The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.


  • Once you’ve finished your 200-hour foundational training you will likely come to the realization that teaching Hatha Yoga is far bigger and more nuanced than most people realize. In this major you will have the opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills you acquired in your foundational training by taking a deep dive into alignment, sequencing, anatomy and physiology.

    Best of all, with our robust catalog of training options, you can pick and choose coursework that speaks to the aspects of yoga that you feel most passionate about teaching. Whether you want to teach more dynamic flow-based yoga, want to refine your knowledge and eye for alignment or you want to offer gentle and restorative yoga to your students, this major is the perfect place to land.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Korie Franciscus, Laurie Sleep, Matt Champoux, Jessica Kung Dreyfus, Gabby Yates, Mik Richardson, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Ericka Montana, Mik Richardson, David Cho, Leila Swenson

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Grace & Guts 2017*MaritzaSep 9–Nov 18, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief: Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergSept 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchSept 13, 2017sign up
    Yoga & the Five Yamas:
    The Healing Practice of
    Living Your Yoga*
    Erika TriceSept 22–24, 2017sign up
    Lighting the Path 6-month
    Teacher Training
    Pete GuinossoSept 23, 2017-
    Mar 4, 2018
    sign up
    Explore Your Core: Three-Part SeriesStacey RosenbergSept 24, 2017
    Oct 22, 2017
    Nov 19, 2017
    sign up
    Redefine Your Core:
    Session One of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergSept 24, 2017sign up
    Arm BalancingJason BowmanSept 24, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11-15, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchOct 11, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16-21, 2017sign up
    A Total Abdominal Awakening:
    Session Two of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergOct 22, 2017sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 2
    Bringing Your Soul to the Teacher's Mat
    Pete GuinossoOct 23–27, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief: Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergNov 5, 2017sign up
    Pranify: SmartFLOW Teaching Skills*Annie CarpenterNov 4-10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchNov 8, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part II:
    Chakras, Kundalini and the Path of Self-Healing
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiNov 8-12, 2017sign up
    Core Integration:
    Session Three of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergNov 19, 2017sign up
    The Art of AwakeningKatchie AnandaDec 3, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchDec 13, 2017sign up
    Turn Down Your StressStacey RosenbergDec 17, 2017sign up
    Yoga Into the New YearJanet StoneJan 6-27, 2018sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training*Dawn Adams &
    Laurie Streff
    Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 3
    Tailoring Your Teaching
    Pete GuinossoJune 18–22, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Weekend Training
    Stacey RosenbergJuly 14–15, 2018
    Aug 11–12, 2018
    Sept 15-16, 2018
    sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 1:
    Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterJuly 16–20, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training:
    Module 4
    The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher
    Working With the Emotional & Energetic Body
    Pete GuinossoOct 22–26, 2018sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
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    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
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  • For thousands of years, yogis have explored the vastness of the human mind through the practice of yoga and meditation. Likewise, modern psychology has also explored the human psyche and arrived at many of the same truths as ancient yogis.

    In this major you will have the opportunity to explore the intersection of ancient practices like yoga and meditation with modern psychology. Perfect for those trained in psychology and those wanting to work in tandem with psychology professionals, this major gives you a broad array of coursework to understand how yoga, meditation and Pranayama can help students live more mindfully. When indicated, this major is a perfect complement to more modern approaches to mental health and wellness.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Darren Main, Gabby Yates, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Korie Franciscus, Marissa Nasca, Jeremy McManus

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis & Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Aug 20, 2017sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 2:
    Therapeutic Applications of
    Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterAug 27-31. 2017sign up
    Yoga & the Five Yamas:
    The Healing Practice of
    Living Your Yoga*
    Erika TriceSept 22–24, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanSept 24, 2017sign up
    Total Yoga NidraUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 29, 2017sign up
    Womb YogaUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 30-Oct 1, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Healing Others
    Brenna GeehanOct 7, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11–15, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16–21, 2017sign up
    Voice of Change:
    Find Your Voice, Live Your Truth
    Suzanne SterlingOct 21–22, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis & Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Oct 22, 2017sign up
    Restorative Yoga Intensive:
    Exploring the Art & Science of Deep Relaxation
    Darren MainNov 4-5, 2017sign up
    Pranify: SmartFLOW Teaching Skills*Annie CarpenterNov 4-10, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part II:
    Chakras, Kundalini and the Path of Self-Healing
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiNov 8-12, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Breath & Bliss Immersion*Laurie StreffNov 10-12, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanNov 18, 2017sign up
    The Art of AwakeningKatchie AnandaDec 3, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanDec 10, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training* Dawn Adams &
    Laurie Streff
    Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Weekend Training
    Stacey Rosenberg July 14–15, 2018
    Aug 11–12, 2018
    Sept 15-16, 2018
    sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
    The browser will navigate to
    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
    the "Sign Up" link.
    Please sign out of the Yoga Tree website
    before clicking on link.
  • Scientists, doctors and insurance providers are all in agreement—Yoga and meditation are good for you. Yoga is perfectly designed to promote overall wellness in the body and to complement other modalities within western medicine. If you have a passion for health and wellness, or you want to work with students and their healthcare providers, this major is for you.

    In this major you will have the opportunity to explore everything from advanced anatomy to yoga and meditation techniques that support health and wellness in the face of a number of common conditions. For those that work with other healthcare providers, you will learn about the latest research and how yoga practices can be complementary.

    Whether you want to work in a doctor’s office, at an HMO or simply support your students more fully in the quest for health and wellness, you will find both knowledge and inspiration in this major.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Ericka Montana, Mik Richardson, Gabby Yates, Mik Richardson, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Darren Main

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Aug 20, 2017sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 2:
    Therapeutic Applications of
    Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterAug 27-31. 2017sign up
    Roll-ief:
    Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergSept 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchSept 13, 2017sign up
    Yoga & the Five Yamas:
    The Healing Practice of
    Living Your Yoga*
    Erika TriceSept 22–24, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanSept 24, 2017sign up
    Total Yoga NidraUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 29, 2017sign up
    Womb YogaUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 30-Oct 1, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Healing Others
    Brenna GeehanOct 7, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchOct 11, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11-15, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16-21, 2017sign up
    Voice of Change:
    Find Your Voice, Live Your Truth
    Suzanne SterlingOct 21–22, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Oct 22, 2017sign up
    Yoga &
    Self-Healing
    Wah!Oct 29, 2017sign up
    Restorative Yoga Intensive:
    Exploring the Art & Science of Deep Relaxation
    Darren MainNov 4-5, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief:
    Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergNov 5, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchNov 8, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Breath & Bliss Immersion*Laurie StreffNov 10-12, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanNov 18, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanDec 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchDec 13, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Midlife and Beyond:
    Prime of Life Yoga™
    Level 1 Certification
    Larry Payne, PhDJan 10–13, 2018sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training* Dawn Adams &
    Laurie Streff
    Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Weekend Training
    Stacey RosenbergJuly 14–15, 2018
    Aug 11–12, 2018
    Sept 15-16, 2018
    sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 1:
    Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterJuly 16–20, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
    The browser will navigate to
    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
    the "Sign Up" link.
    Please sign out of the Yoga Tree website
    before clicking on link.


  • Breakdown of the Hours

    CERTIFICATION
    HOURSNOTES
    Basic Certification (Prerequisite)200From Yoga Tree or an Yoga Alliance approved program.
    Advanced Core Studies50Required course for all advanced Teacher Training students.
    Karma Yoga Project0-50This optional program will allow you to get credit for up to 50-hours of volunteer work as a yoga teacher in an approved nonprofit.
    Mentoring/Coaching0-100This optional program will allow you to get credit for up to 100 hours of mentoring and coaching with one of our senior yoga instructors. Learn more here.
    Major Electives150-250At least 150 of your elective hours must be in the major in which you are specializing.
    General Electives0-100Up to 100 hours can be in any category you choose.
    TOTAL:
    500
  • Prerequisites

    To participate in the Yoga Tree 300-hour advanced program, you must have completed a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour program.

  • Yoga Alliance

    Yoga Tree is a member of the Yoga Alliance, making your certificate recognizable all over the world. Once you graduate from our program you will be eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 500-RYT level. Becoming a member of the Yoga Alliance is a great way to let gyms and yoga studios at which you wish to teach, know that you are a professional, highly educated and skilled teacher.