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
APAF Practice and Teaching Methodology
Equity, Consent, and Power Dynamics for Yoga Teachers
Yogic Models of Wellness as an Assessment tool
Yoga subtle Anatomy
Foundational Yoga Cikitsa
Understanding asana through Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics
The Practitioners Guide to the History of Yoga Philosophy
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 30, 2022; 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.
|8-10 am||pranayama and asana practice|
|10 – 10:30 am||break|
|10:30 – 11:45am||What is Yoga? Defining Yoga theories, methods, and tools|
|11:45am – 12pm||break|
|12pm – 1 pm||Intro to yoga philosophy|
|2:30-3:45||sanskrit pronunciation, asana names and numbers|
|3:45 – 4pm||break|
|4-5:30pm||counting surya namaskar A – break out groups of 3-4. 1 counts, 1 or 2 practice, 1 holds space|
|8-10am||pranayama and asana practice|
|10 – 10:30am||break|
|10:30am – 1pm||counting surya namaskar B|
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