What you'll learn
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
- A functional approach to the science of the body as it applies to yoga. Learn about the bodily systems (nervous, respiratory, skeletal, muscular etc) and how yoga affects them. Exploring the foundations of healthy movement and develop embodied awareness is an essential element of this 300 hour yoga teacher training. This includes postural analysis, common injuries and prevention.
You’ll review the key categories of yoga postures and their alignment, benefits, contraindications and modifications. Building from a strong foundation, you’ll practice intermediate and advanced poses such as arm balances and inversions. You’ll also move beyond the physical to thoroughly explore postures from an energetic perspective, to understand them as key ingredients of a master recipe.
Skillful adjustments and verbal cues help differentiate novices from seasoned teachers and help strengthen trust and connection with your students. You’ll hone your ability to body-read, not just physically but also emotionally, so you can offer individualized and optimal support in the right moment.
You will learn how the tools of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing methods), bandha (energy locks) and meditation are used to create deep meaningful sequences. A great class is not just bio-mechanically sound but also powerful on an energetic level. You will practice dozens of different sequences, designed by our expert teachers to integrate classroom learning. You’ll also create your own sequences using the important tools you get at this training.
Every class you teach is an opportunity to take your students on a journey of self discovery. Whether that’s through the physical body, or inner exploration, we’ll give you the tools to take them there.
The breath is much more than just inhale/exhale. It’s is the primary life force and the true foundation of meaningful yogic practice. The breath has a profound influence on our nervous system, cognitive abilities, emotional management and how we interact with the world. We will thoroughly explore its application in postures, pranayama and meditation.
Frequently, the essential teachings of the sages get lost in translation. We’ll help bridge the gap between the often esoteric ancient wisdom of yoga and its relevance for modern living. You’ll examine the essential philosophies and traditions of Hatha, Tantra, and Classical Yoga.
There are many dimensions to understanding the prime life force, known to the yogis as prana. Consciously directing its flow through the body and mind is the secret to a transformative yoga practice. Energy is power and we’ll show you how to harness it.
Restorative postures and classes are highly accessible to all populations and can be a valuable addition to your teaching skills. You’ll learn restorative postures, creative sequencing, how to combine breath meditations, kriyas and other tools to deliver yourself and your students into deep healing relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is one of the crown jewels of yoga that can deliver us effectively into the deepest realms of yoga, effortlessly. It is highly effective for stress reduction and for understanding deep states of meditation and consciousness. We offer a detailed introduction to its benefits and use in this 300 hour yoga teacher training.
This disciplined practice is a powerful combination of intention and structured breath strategies. Nothing compares to pranayama in terms of developing your transformative power. It can bring rapid transformation of your practice, mindset, and life.
The power of meditation is significant. It’s been clinically proven as a highly effective tool for improving physical, emotional and mental health. In your 300 hour yoga teacher training we will be sharing a variety of different methods for developing your own personal practice and teaching.
Everyone will get the opportunity to teach and refine their yoga language skills and their ability to deliver an inspiring class as you work with the new tools you’ve learned. There will be plenty of practice teaching: one on one, in small groups, and in front of the whole class.
Using our collective creativity, we’ll explore new and innovative ideas of how to serve our communities through inspired workshop and program development exercises. These fun, enriching group exercises allows you to integrate the concepts you’ve learned at your 300 hour yoga teacher training course with your personal experience and unique voice.
This is an important topic in today’s climate of social and environmental responsibility. We will examine yogic philosophy as a foundation for modern ethics and understand the responsibilities of being a leader in your classroom and community.