Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300 hr Teacher Training

Our Next Teacher Training: Date TBD


This 300 hr training will guide you in deepening your practice and teaching skills. It is geared towards experienced practitioners and yoga professionals and has an eye towards standards that support the forward growth of yoga as a profession. The training focuses on a student centered approach to Ashtanga Yoga.  As a teacher trainee you can expect a depth of experience that will give you confidence to pursue a specialization in ashtanga yoga.

You will learn:

Ashtanga Yoga Techniques and Practice

Pranayama

Chanting

Somatic Movement

APAF Practice and Teaching Methodology

Equity, Consent, and Power Dynamics for Yoga Teachers

Yogic Models of Wellness as an Assessment tool

Ayurveda

Yoga subtle Anatomy

Foundational Yoga Cikitsa

Understanding asana through Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics

The Practitioners Guide to the History of Yoga Philosophy

Holistic Lifestyle

This training will also have a significant focus on yoga philosophy. We will present a historical and cultural survey of the development of yogic thought and practice through various ages. By showing a clear evolution of yoga, we intend to ground teachers in tradition while empowering them to innovate and support the future growth of yoga. The approach of this training is grounded in the traditional system of ashtanga yoga, but introduces a new teaching methodology that centers on the student experience. It is a departure from traditional pedagogy while still aligning with the techniques of the ashtanga vinyasa system.

The Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300 hr Teacher Training is:

Compatible with the Amāyu learning pathway “Experienced Practitioners Course” Find out more about Amāyu Yoga

Yoga Alliance 200hr RYT’s can use this course to upgrade your credential to become a 500hr RYT. If you do not have a Yoga Alliance credential and you are interested in getting one, enquire about the Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 500hr RYS.


The Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300hr Teacher Training has both in person modules and online courses. Module 1 is foundational and all trainees must begin with this module. Trainees have 2 years to complete the remaining course content.

2022 -2023 in person module dates:

Mod. 1 –   Date TBD

Mod 2 – Date TBD

Mod 3 – Date TBD

Mod 4 – Date TBD

Elaine Gallagher – teachers as leaders (2 hrs.), teachers as space holders (2 hrs.) July and Aug 2022 (Dates TBD)

Helen McCabe – Somatic Movement (6 hrs.) – July 16, 2022; July 302022; Nov 12, 2022

Wambui Njuguna – Holding space: unpacking “safer space” Assumptions and Agreements(2hrs.); The Prinicples of Kingian Non-Violence (4hrs) – Oct 2022 (Dates TBD)

Allé – Trans Affirming Yoga (2 hrs.); Fat Affirming Yoga (2 hrs.); Affirming Yoga Practice (1hr.) – Dates TBD

Anisha Durve – Subtle Body Anatomy (2 hrs.); Yoga and Ayurveda (2hrs.) – Dates TBD

Nzingha Oniwosan – Holistic Lifestyle (3 hrs.)

Anne Mintner – Physiological Systems (10hrs.)

Shanna Small – Bhagavad Gita through an anti-racist lens (2 hrs.)

Practitioners Guide to the History of Yoga Philosophy – (15 hrs) – Dates TBD

Study the Yoga Sutras – (15 hrs) – Dates TBD

The cost of the program is $3700.

Early Bird registration is $3500

After you submit your application, you will be contacted to set up a phone interview. When you are accepted into the program a $500 dollar deposit will hold your spot. The full amount is due in order to begin your course work.

The application process will favor those who plan to become yoga professionals and there will be writing assignements and competency assessments throughout the training process.


Sample Schedule:

Saturday
8-10 am pranayama and asana practice 
10 – 10:30 ambreak
10:30 – 11:45amWhat is Yoga? Defining Yoga theories, methods, and tools 
11:45am – 12pmbreak
12pm – 1 pmIntro to yoga philosophy 
1-2:30pmlunch
2:30-3:45sanskrit pronunciation, asana names and numbers 
3:45 – 4pmbreak
4-5:30pm counting surya namaskar A – break out groups of 3-4.  1 counts, 1 or 2 practice, 1 holds space 
Sunday
8-10ampranayama and asana practice 
10 – 10:30am break
10:30am – 1pmcounting surya namaskar B

Faculty:

Trainees will be provided support from teachers who are knowledgeable and recognized for their expertise. All trainees can expect support from staff in meeting the course requirements. We will also provide forums for peer to peer support.

Greg Nardi, 500 E-RYT, your lead trainer spent 23 years specializing in the Ashtanga yoga system and spent more than 15 years studying annually in Mysore, India. He was formerly an authorized level 2 teacher at the KPJAYI, but resigned his authorization to work on developing the practitioner centered approach to teaching asthanga yoga that you will learn in this course.

Helen McCabe, Somatic Movement Specialist

Anisha Durve, Ayurveda specialist

Allé K, is a queer, fat, trans masc activist, educator and certified Yoga Instructor

Wambui Njuguna, BIPOC Wellness Advocate

Shanna Small, E-RYT 200, YACEP Yoga and Restorative Justice specialist

Nzingah Oniwosan, Nutrition and Lifestyle Specialist

Elaine Gallagher, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Teaching Methodology and Leadership specialist

Amy Baldacci, E-RYT 500, Trainee mentor and support