Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
The essence of our Advanced 300 Hour Training
School Yoga Institute offers a cohesive, multi-faceted approach to teacher training that blends the best of the Yoga tradition from the East and the West. Our faculty is comprised of highly-trained, experienced, inspiring professionals with a profound understanding of Yoga’s transformative power. This course will help you define who you are as a yoga teacher and help you to develop your own voice. Graduation from a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour training is required. The coursework in this program is 300 hours and will qualify graduates to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.
SYI’s 300-hour advanced training focuses on the expansion of your own sacred consciousness. We integrate the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Ancient Wisdom Traditions in order to form a comprehensive, educational, and healing program. With an open heart and an open mind, this training will not only provide you with the tools to become a great yoga teacher – it will also guide and support you through your own transformation and evolution as a conscious being.
Our 300-hour program combines three paths: Yoga, Ayurveda, and Ancient Wisdom. We strongly believe that these three main subjects work in a creative collaboration to help individuals form their own unique healing path. Within this subject matter, there is something to inspire everyone. We understand that Yoga is vast and diverse, and we want you to decide what is healing for yourself.
Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing. It is a way of life that teaches us how to maintain health, how to live life to our full human and spiritual potential, and how to live in harmony with nature, after all – we are inseparable from Universal Spirit.
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life through right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind, and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution.
In this training, you will learn how to consider Ayurveda as a lifestyle. You will learn tips and techniques to take home with you and bring learn how to cultivate and maintain a balanced state.
Yoga translates as unity. Life is ever-changing and so are we as human beings. The true essence of yoga is an on-going exploration and quest for unity. As we change, what we need changes as well. As the world changes, what our students need changes as well. It is one thing to be able to remember a sequence and teach an intelligent and effective class but you must continue to do the work. The yoga world is continuously and constantly evolving. It is essential to maintain a student and keep up with new and relevant information as it comes out. An advanced professional yoga teacher stands out as a community leader, a healer, and a creative force. In this 300 hour immersive you will have the opportunity to assist, to create sequences, and to amplify your healing art in your yoga classes. We will emphasize the importance of the art of touch, the art of teaching, sequencing, and finding your voice. There will be a strong emphasis on Yoga Therapeutics and how to view all yoga as a form of therapy. This lens will transform your teaching and truly give you the tools to be a healer and a space holder.
To guide the process of personal transformation we explore ancient texts- such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, the Vedas, Buddhist scriptures, and Native American texts – using each path as a portal to tap into our own source of creation and expression. Through our personal investigation and experimentation in the vast landscape of the sacred, we come to experience the wisdom and the truth of these texts through our own personal verification. The ancient discoveries are no longer just in the scriptures, yet they live as wisdom that guides our actions in this world.
Our trainings are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions based on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel. We ask the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth, and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life’s purpose.
A Day in the Life
During this advanced 25 day training, we ask participants to embrace all aspects of the yogic lifestyle, such as observing a vegetarian diet, living free from the distractions of other substances, and moving away from the internet and unnecessary communications with the external world. We ask for your dedication, commitment, and surrender, as well as immersion in our spiritual community for the duration of the training.
Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the enlightened perspective and sacred landscape of your training with an open heart – whatever comes will be exactly what you need.
What To Expect
From your unique School Yoga Institute 300 hour Immersion Program you will experience:
- Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurveda as a lifestyle
- Spiritual Immersion, Ancient Texts & Ancient Wisdom
- Daily Yoga Practice
- In-Depth Meditation & Pranayama Techniques and Practice
- Yoga Therapeutics – Yoga & The Brain, Yoga for Stress & Anxiety, Trauma Informed Yoga, Trauma & The Subtle Body
- Yoga Philosophy
- Art of Teaching
- Art of Touch
- Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
- Medicine Wheel
- Experience the benefits of cleansing, fasting, and silence
- Experience and learn the beauty and ritual of holding a sacred ceremony, including but not limited to Fire Ceremony, Mayan Cacao Ceremony, Sacred Plants Ceremony, Letting Go Ceremony, etc.
- Business of Yoga
- Finding Your Voice through creative exploration
Required Books For The Program
- The Secret Power of Yoga – Nischala Devi
- Yoga Therapy – Mark Stephens
School Yoga Institute currently offers 2 unique 300-hour programs a year offering a focus of personal spiritual connection as a path to sharing spirituality.
Upon completion of the 300 hours of training, you can register will Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance which is recognized internationally.
Who Can Attend
The 300-hr course is open to people who have earned their RYT-200 through SchoolYoga Institute or other Yoga Alliance-Affiliated schools. This 300-hr training is a beautiful experience that is much more than just gaining your certification. As well as deepening your knowledge and connection with your Self and community, one of the main focuses of the program is an expansion of our own sacred consciousness.
The path will ask for self-reflection, growth, and discipline.
Individuals who have a long-standing practice of yoga and healing arts (minimum 5 years) but do not yet have an RYT 200 certification may be subject to exception. Please submit a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interview with our team to review qualifications. This is particularly geared toward those who are interested in deepening their yoga, spiritual, and healing art practice and may be beneficial to those who are not concerned about the RYT hours and certification.
Sense of Community
At School Yoga Institute, everyone is wholeheartedly accepted and encouraged. We create and hold space where participants feel safe and comfortable. We support the growth and expansion of people’s horizons — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. As a group, a community, a tribe, and an extended family, we practice and learn to let go. We allow the world to unfold before us without reaction or judgment.
Our intention is to guide aspirants through their own healing journey in order to better prepare them for healing others, letting go of anything that holds them back from what their hearts are truly called to. Together we unveil the true essence and sweet nectar of life.
300 Hour Tuition + Room and Meals
Tuition Cost: $3350 USD Tuition payments ($450 off when paid in full= $2900 USD)
All inclusive 24 night Room and Meal option is a separate cost to training tuition. Please visit the Sacred Location of your choice for specific room & board costs.
Note: Prices do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.
We want you to be able to live your dream and offer 4 scholarships per training as well as 1 local scholarship. We also offer Payment Plan options. Learn more about scholarships here.