300 Hour Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance 300 Hour program)

Yoga is a growing field which is gaining acceptance as a complementary modality with many body-based and mental support professions. More than ever, scientific research is demonstrating the therapeutic benefits of yoga and these ancient practices are becoming more mainstream as people turn to the mat to create a sense of strength, fluidity and harmony in their bodies and minds. Based on learning ancient yoga philosophy and experiencing practices that embody the teachings, this advanced training program offers a strong foundation for understanding and applying the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

Because our program is designed not only for yoga teachers and practitioners, but also for health care providers and mental healthcare professionals, we offer our program in smaller tracks: one track focusing on the physical body, another on mental and emotional well-being, and a section that focuses specifically on the yoga philosophical applications for well-being. The smaller tracks allow people to focus on a specific area without the need to commit to a 300-hour certification program. All of our programs are Yoga Alliance approved. For those who want to complete the Yoga Alliance 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification, there is one additional track to complete, which is a one-on-one mentorship with a CIYS co-founder. Successful graduates of all tracks, including the mentorship, may apply with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500.

There is no application process to begin – simply sign up for a program! Take the programs in any order. Our advanced modules are currently offered in several locations throughout the east. You can refer to the calendar for programs, dates and locations.

Based on the belief that each person desires harmony and health and has the inner guidance to move forward on that path, this program offers a yoga education that fosters physical and mental safety, inspires inner exploration and growth, and is founded on the idea that community support lifts up all people. In summary, the program provides grounded and well-rounded information on:

~ Understanding common physical imbalances and dysfunctions from both a western model and a Yoga model;

~ Evaluating a client for musculoskeletal imbalances and applying yoga techniques as appropriate and developing a plan that supports the client’s needs and goals;

~ Integrating yoga asana, pranayama and meditation as a way to work with various musculoskeletal conditions;

~ Evaluating a client for musculoskeletal and psychological conditions and applying yoga techniques as appropriate;

~ Understanding the effects of chronic pain and certain psychological conditions on the nervous system and applying yoga techniques for optimal well-being and peace of mind;

~ Using pranayama and meditation as a way to address nervous system imbalances.