300 Hour YTT
Take Your Teaching to the Next Level with Advanced Training
Welcome to Transform 300
Transform 300 is designed to launch you into the mastery of teaching. By expanding your knowledge of ancient texts we will create a framework that will give you the confidence to teach using the origins of yoga with modern perspectives. In this training you will enhance your communication and learn unique skills to help you to connect with your community in a way that clearly articulates your message. We will encourage you to honestly look at your journey so far and see the possibility of your next steps. You will create a personal map to be used throughout this year long immersion and identify objectives needed to achieve your goals. You will explore topics that will challenge your current framework of teaching and will prepare you for the evolving requirements being introduced as this industry grows. Whether you want to refine your teaching, run a personal yoga business, or lead a team, we will challenge you to step into the role of a leader and find your unique style.
2020 Registration is now open!
Did you Know Yoga Alliance is changing their RYS and RYT standards?
New standards begin to take effect February 2020 and by 2022 all Registerd Yoga Schools will require lead trainers to hold an E-RYT 500 status.
Yoga Alliance has embarked on an 18 month standards review project which has led to a comprehensive overhaul of its standards for yoga schools and teachers since 1999. The updates, which go into effect after February 1, 2020, include mandatory tests for students, required completion of an online course on equity in yoga, and an E-RYT 500 for all lead trainers in registered schools for both 200 and 300 hour status.
Transform 300 Modules
Welcome to Class!
In this course we will challenge you to explore your expectations for this training. We will discuss the elements of a transformational yoga teacher and what it means to be a leader in your community. Using a mapping hierarchy we will organize your steps and identify your objectives for each goal using our Transformation Map as a guide.
In this module we will present review information and prerequisite assessments, course syllabi and required reading.
Teaching beyond the asana; Pranayama, Chanting and Sound
In this course we will explore mantra with pranayama and techniques for expanding your skills in your classes. Learn the historical significance of chanting, sound and how you can fit these classical themes and dimensions into your yoga classes. Learn to use the breath as a tool to awaken your full potential.
The Role of Biomechanics in Yoga
Gain a more comprehensive understanding of biomechanics, global anatomy and the role they play in asana. In this course we will look at patterns of movement and how the body compensates for such patterns. You will also learn how you as a yoga teacher can create more effective sequencing and use more enhanced cueing to create a safe and effective class that will allow your students to improve their functional synergy.
Stability, Mobility, and Spinal Health
In this course we will learn to identify common postural deviations often found in the yoga classroom. We will look at the relationship between hypermobility and instability from the perspective of global anatomy. With the use of standardized assessments we will take a deeper look at why we give hands on assists and how the way that we apply support/force affects the safety of the client. Through the analysis of 20 essential asanas we will look at the different use of cues to determine an outcome. We will assess when to use active or passive support in each asana and finally we will learn exercises that assist in injury prevention and facility overall mobility
Activating the Subtle Body
In this course we will provide a broad overview of the energetic anatomy of the human subtle body. We will look at how prana moves through the body, the archetype of this movement and the deeper layers of physical change that occur. We’ll explore various aspects of how the subtle body operates the dynamic interplay of energy and consciousness, and the context and application of the subtle body.
Asana and the Bandhas
The bandhas, or locks, are fundamental to understanding the your center. We will begin the journey of developing the internal awareness necessary for deep core strength. Using the three body locks we will learn how to introduce an element to your classes that will bring both depth and effectiveness to the asana practice. We will explore concepts that describe how the subtle body can direct the physical body both in theory and in practice giving you the capacity to use your intuition and sensitivity to open and hold the sacred flow of energy.
Teaching Methodology Electives
In this course participants will choose a specific specialty format elective. They will learn the methodology and how to teach in a live setting.
Corrective Sequencing and Conditioning
Ancient Texts: Deities and Dharma
Yin & Yoga Nidra
The Business of Yoga in ACTION
In this course we will discuss the ethical role and scope of the yoga teacher, the yoga studio and how you fit into this growing industry. Learn how to create a business plan and marketing strategy that will allow us to build an independent business that is relevant and adaptable to an ever changing industry. Learn to cultivate your personal culture statement and how this will serve as your compass. We will strategize key elements for community retention and engagement and understand how to communicate your content to your audience.
In these final two modules, participants will present your final project as outlined in your Transformation Map and complete 30 hours of live practicums.
Transform 300 is a leadership course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skill to confidently teach in an evolving industry and maintain the spirit and lineage of our great teachers. You will have 24 months to complete this course, but have the opportunity to be graduated within 12 months. Transform300 exceeds the standards being implemented by Yoga Alliance and will prepare you to move forward with confidence.
Application and enrollment fee: 75.00
Each module will be offered once per 12 months. For each module to be signed off on, participants will have completed prerequisite assignments, required reading, contact hours, assignments and final assessment.