300 Hour Advanced Certificate Program

We offer 2 ways to complete the 300 Hour Advanced Upgrade leading to RYT500® certification.  Our program takes students into the rich wisdom found in the roots of yoga while embracing the knowledge of today.   Each 300 hour format offers the same curriculum and accreditation but is suited for a variety of time commitments.

300 Immersion Program

The RYT300® Advanced Immersion is for teachers who have completed their RYT200® from any Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and wish to immerse themselves in the traditional yoga lifestyle.

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300 Extended Program

The RYT300® Extended Program is designed for teachers who have completed their RYT200® from any Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and with to upgrade to RYT500® without leaving home for an extended length of time.

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300 Hour Course Curriculum

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika: the source of Hatha Yoga
  • The Energy Body: Chakras, Koshas & Vayus
  • Advanced Pranayama Practice
  • Modifications & Use of Props
  • Sequencing Asanas & Why
  • Hand and Body Mudras
  • Yoga for PTSD
  • Special Needs Yoga Project
  • Mantras: Words of Power
  • Hands-on-Assisting
  • Anatomy of Movement
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation & Writing
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Review of the Bhagavad Gita & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Understanding Karma & Reincarnation
  • The Upanishads: Gems from the Vedas

300 Hour Homework

RYS300Students must complete 12 philosophy assignments as well as research and write a Specialty Research Project.  Topics chosen range from Prenatal Yoga to Yoga for PTSD and more. Students should keep a record of all the hours of their teaching experience- in order to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT500 graduates must have 100 hours of teaching experience.

If you do not feel you have a strong foundation in Anatomy and Asana we will offer some instruction in the Anatomy of movement, but we encourage you to deepen your understanding with one of these two online programs:

  • “Online Anatomy with Martin Kirk”. This course is perfect for those who do not have any background in Anatomy and want to learn it in relation to Yoga and asana.  This is an online pre-recorded 15 hour webinar format.  Work at your own pace and register at any time.  Students will have access to all of Martin’s webinars (spine, shoulder, pelvis, leg/knee/ankle/foot, arm/elbow/wrist/hand) and Martin’s anatomy slides.  As well, students have access to an exclusive Facebook group where Martin addresses any questions, and where there are some really lively anatomy and yoga therapy discussions taking place.   The recordings are always available to you, even after completion.   Go to kirkyoga.com and look for the online training in Anatomy.  The discounted price for students registered in the SOYA Teacher Training  is $125.00US (regularly $300.00 US)  Please email SOYA for the Student Discount Code.
  • “I love Anatomy” with Susi Hately.  This course offers a unique process that enables you to learn anatomy and apply the principles in every yoga class you teach, no matter the style you teach.  This 15 hour course  focuses more on a therapeutic approach to asana, and is best suited for those who already have some understanding of Anatomy.  The I Love Anatomy Process is a 4 week program that is offered 3 times a year (spring, summer and fall).  All lessons are online at the start of the program, and can be accessed at any time during that month. After each lesson, students submit their questions to the discussion board, and each day, Susi and her team of Functional Synergy trained mentors respond to questions. Go to functionalsynergy.com and look for the online training.  The cost is approximately $99.00CA if students register early.  SOYA students need to email SOYA for a SOYA Student CODE , which sets it up so you will receive quizzes, a final test, and a certificate of attendance upon completion.

Please register as early as possible prior to the program to give yourself time to receive the manual and books and to complete assignments.  Textbooks and a Manual will be sent to you upon registration.