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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.

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  • 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: Matt Champoux, Nichol Chase, David Cho, Elise Marie Collins, Dana Damara, Jessica Kung Dreyfus, Estee Fletter, Korie Franciscus, Michelle Nayeli Bouvier, Mike Richardson, Leila Swenson, Gabby Yates

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Overcoming ObstaclesDiana OppenheimApr 15–
    May 20, 2018
    sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    Assisting IntensiveJanet StoneApr 23–27, 2018sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchMay 9, 2018sign up
    “Houston, We Have Lift Off”
    Arm Balances
    Danni Pomplun &
    Kilty Inafuku
    May 20, 2018sign up
    Yoga with Patrick BeachPatrick BeachJune 2–3, 2018sign up
    Roll & Relax: A Total Body Treatment
    with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls &
    The Roll Model® Method
    Stacey RosenbergJune 3, 2018sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 3
    Tailoring Your Teaching
    Pete GuinossoJune 18–22, 2018sign up
    Sharon Gannon
    Master Class & Book Signing
    Sharon GannonJune 24, 2018 sign up
    Teen Yoga Teacher Training:
    Youth Elevate!
    Dana DamaraJune 25–30, 2018sign up
    Sharon Gannon
    Master Class & Book Signing
    Sharon GannonJune 26, 2018 sign up
    Yoga & The Fire of
    Transformation
    Brenna GeehanJuly 14, 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
    Relax and Renew Level 2:
    Therapeutic Applications of
    Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterAug 24-28, 2018sign up
    Tantra Yoga:
    Seven Threads of Awakening
    Rod StrykerSept 29–30, 2018sign up
    Yin Immersion &
    Teacher Training
    Christy BrownOct 1–4, 2018
    Oct 29–Nov 1, 2018
    sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal
    Yoga Teacher Training:
    Level 1
    Jane AustinOct 10–14, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    Roll & Relax: A Total Body Treatment
    with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls &
    The Roll Model® Method
    Stacey RosenbergOct 21, 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
    Get Your Ropes on
    and Open Your Heart!
    Gabby YatesOct 27, 2018sign up
    Samkrama: The Art of Sequencing
    SmartFLOW Yoga Advanced Training
    Annie CarpenterNov 3–9, 2018sign up
    Anatomy & Kinesiology:
    The Five Principles That Shape Movement in Asana
    Judith Hanson LasaterDec 3–7, 2018sign up
    150-hour
    Yoga Therapeutics Training
    Harvey DeutchJan 11–
    May 5, 2019
    sign up
  • 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, Jeremi McManus, Jenna Pacelli

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Overcoming ObstaclesDiana OppenheimApr 15–
    May 20, 2018
    sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    Lighten Your Heart ~
    Change Your Perspective
    Brenna GeehanApr 21, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanMay 5, 2018sign up
    Yoga for Pelvic Floor Awareness:
    Juicy, Strong and Soft
    Britt FohrmanJune 3, 2018sign up
    Teen Yoga Teacher Training:
    Youth Elevate!
    Dana DamaraJune 25–30, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Weekend Training
    Stacey Rosenberg July 14–15, 2018
    Aug 11–12, 2018
    Sept 15-16, 2018
    sign up
    Yoga & The Fire of
    Transformation
    Brenna GeehanJuly 14, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanJuly 15, 2018sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 1:
    Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterJuly 16–20, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanAug 12, 2018sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 2:
    Therapeutic Applications of
    Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterAug 24-28, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanSept 15, 2018sign up
    Tantra Yoga:
    Seven Threads of Awakening
    Rod StrykerSept 29–30, 2018sign up
    Yin Immersion &
    Teacher Training
    Christy BrownOct 1–4, 2018
    Oct 29–Nov 1
    sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    Yoga for Pelvic Floor Awareness:
    Juicy, Strong and Soft
    Britt FohrmanOct 21, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanDec 16, 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: Mike Richardson, Gabby Yates, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Darren Main

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jason BowmanApr 16–20, 2018sign up
    Lighten Your Heart ~
    Change Your Perspective
    Brenna GeehanApr 21, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanMay 5, 2018sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchMay 9, 2018sign up
    Yoga for Pelvic Floor Awareness:
    Juicy, Strong and Soft
    Britt FohrmanJune 3, 2018sign up
    Roll & Relax: A Total Body Treatment
    with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls &
    The Roll Model® Method
    Stacey RosenbergJune 3, 2018sign up
    Yoga & The Fire of
    Transformation
    Brenna GeehanJuly 14, 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
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanJuly 15, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanAug 12, 2018sign up
    Relax and Renew Level 2:
    Therapeutic Applications of
    Restorative Yoga
    Judith Hanson LasaterAug 24-28. 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanSept 15, 2018sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal
    Yoga Teacher Training:
    Level 1
    Jane AustinOct 10–14, 2018sign up
    50-Hour Advanced
    Intensive Training
    Jill AbelsonOct 15–19, 2018sign up
    Yoga for Pelvic Floor Awareness:
    Juicy, Strong and Soft
    Britt FohrmanOct 21, 2018sign up
    Roll & Relax: A Total Body Treatment
    with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls &
    The Roll Model® Method
    Stacey RosenbergOct 21, 2018sign up
    Deep Release:
    Restorative Yoga for Body, Heart and Mind
    Britt FohrmanDec 16, 2018sign up
    150-hour
    Yoga Therapeutics Training
    Harvey DeutchJan 11–
    May 5, 2019
    sign 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.