300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
The course is comprised of 6 Modules with each beginning on a Monday at 3pm and ending on a Saturday at 2pm. Each Module provides you with 45 contact hours of instruction and practice and a minimum of 15 non-contact hours of personal study. You may begin your 300 Hour Training with any one of the six Modules, as each Module is a separate and stand-alone course.
Dates for Upcoming Modules
|Module 1:||TBD, 2019|
|Module 2:||TBD, 2019|
|Module 3:||TBD, 2019|
|Module 4:||May 8-13, 2017|
|Module 5:||August 21-26, 2017|
|Module 6:||November 27-December 2, 2017|
|6:15 Teaching Practicum or Yoga Practice||12:30 Lunch|
|7:45 Silent Breakfast||1:45 Philosophy and Energetic Anatomy Workshop|
|9:00 Mind/Body Workshop||4:15 Teaching Practicum or Yoga Practice|
|10:30 Asana and Physical Anatomy Workshop||6:00 Dinner|
|9:00 Grand Silence Begins and continues until 9am|
To receive the 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification, all modules must be completed within a 4-year period. (If you do not desire the certification, you may take as long as you like to complete them.) The Modules may be taken in any order. Each one is a separate study of a specific chakra, its corresponding anatomy, asana, energy, psychology, physiology, philosophy and spirituality. As with all New Day Yoga trainings, classes, and courses, this one is from a Christian perspective. Although traditional concepts and yoga philosophy are included, it is the Bible that remains the authoritative final word on the topics studied.
All Modules include the study and practice of 1) Asana, 2) Anatomy, 3) Principles of Alignment, 4) Pranayama, 5) Chant, and 6) Meditation, as well as 7) Neuroplasticity (Mind-Body Connection), 8) Kinesiology, 9) Ayurveda, 10) Yoga Philosophy, 11) the Biblical/Christian Lifestyle and 11) a comparative study of traditional yogic texts with the Holy Bible. For each Module, participants are required to 1) teach an 85-minute asana class, selecting postures from the asana studied, and including an assigned mudra, pranayama, and meditation while on site at the training, and, 2) prior to the training, complete reading assignments and assigned study questions.
Asana and Anatomy Overview:
|Module 1:||Chakra 1; Anatomy of the Feet, Ankles, Knees, Legs & Pelvis; Standing Poses & Vinyasa Flow|
|Module 2:||Chakra 2; Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle; Hip Openers & Forward Bends|
|Module 3:||Chakra 3; Anatomy of the Trunk; The Psoas; Core Awareness & Activation|
|Module 4||Chakra 4; Anatomy of the Spine; Backbends & Pranayama|
|Module 5:||Chakra 5; Anatomy of the Shoulder Girdle, Neck & Head; Arm Balances & Inversions|
|Module 6:||Chakras 6 & 7; Anatomy of the Mind; Restorative Asana|
The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center is located at Sacred Heart Monastery, 916 Convent Road, NE, Cullman, AL 35055. This facility gives the 300 Hour Training an atmosphere of ease and rest even as we work to complete our studies. The Retreat Center is two hours north of Birmingham and three hours west of Atlanta. Our group will be staying in St. Joseph’s Retreat House. Each participant will have a private bedroom and bath (unless you have a roommate to share a room with you). Each room is furnished with a dresser, desk and chair, and rocker. St. Joseph’s also has a spacious kitchen and common room, with a front porch overlooking the tranquil grounds of the monastery.
Cost: Training and Accommodations
The current cost of each Module is $1275. A non-refundable $350 deposit is required at registration. The cost includes fifty hours of instruction, a manual for the Module, lodging for five nights and all meals from the arrival night dinner to departure day lunch. Our group will also have use of the new retreat chapel, a separate meeting room for our yoga practices, the outdoor labyrinth, and a private dining area. Space is limited to 12 participants.
If you would like to apply for your first 300hr Module, Download 300hr Application Packet here.
If you have previously attended a 300hr Module, Download 300 YTT Registration for Repeat Attendees Here.
|For All Modules:||1) Holy Bible (any translation), 2) Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long,
3) The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar, 4) New Day Yoga Manual for each Module
|For Module 1:||Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long|
|For Module 2:||Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends by Ray Long|
|For Module 3:||Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long|
|For Module 4:||Anatomy for Backbends and Twists by Ray Long|
|For Module 5:||Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions by Ray Long|
|For Module 6:||Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater|
new day yoga 300 hour graduates
|Lori Smith||Megan Freeman||Kim Donaldson|
|Jennifer O'Connell||Norrie Morrison||Donna Cross|
|Rebecca Thurmond Trussel||Indiana||Sharon Green|
|Doraine Bennett||Lori Bisser|
*To become an E-RYT 200 you must have a minimum of 2 years and 1,000 hours of yoga teaching experience since becoming certified at the 200 hour level. To become an E-RYT 500 you must have a minimum of 4 years and 2,000 hours of yoga teaching experience (2,000 hrs = 1,500 hours of teaching since becoming certified at the 200 hour level + 500 hours of teaching since becoming certified at the 500 hour level.) – Yoga Alliance