300-Hour Teacher Training

padangusth. dhan smileThis comprehensive, advanced yoga teacher training will support you on a personal level to live with more self-mastery, and on a professional level to discover and refine your unique gift as a yoga teacher.

Even the highest quality 200-hour yoga teacher training programs are limited in their scope and only scratch the surface of what there is to know. The demand for expertise and skills in the modern marketplace of yoga is growing. More experience, knowledge, and training will enable you to teach in a variety of venues and address a multitude of student levels and needs.

Earning the advanced 300-hour level certificate demonstrates that you have taken the time and effort to study and dive more deeply into the art and science of teaching yoga. It confirms that you have what it takes to guide students safely in yoga. It represents a deeper commitment, deeper dedication, and a mastery of yoga recognized in today’s world, which will give you the competitive edge to stand out as a leader in the field of yoga.

The underlying purpose of the Ashaya Yoga® Advanced 300-Hour Teacher Training Program is to give you the skills you need to awaken your own innate creativity so you can serve your students in a transformational way that supports a shift in awakening on the planet.

Course Overview: Ten Module Outline

  1. Healing Power of Yoga, Level 1: Ashaya Yoga Basic Therapy Training Intensive with Todd Norian
  2. Touch of Grace: Mastering Hands-On Adjustments with Todd Norian
  3. Speak to the Heart: Teaching Yoga with Themes with Todd Norian
  4. Yoga Anatomy Training For Yoga Teachers: Refine Your Studies with Ellen Saltonstall & Todd Norian
  5. Mentoring For Mastery: Cultivate Your Unique Gift As a Yoga Teacher
  6. Tantra Yoga: Embodying the Great Light of Consciousness through the Teachings of Meditation and Asana Practice with Douglas Brooks & Todd Norian
  7. Teacher Renewal and Radiance Retreat with Todd Norian
  8. Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Intensive with Anodea Judith & Todd Norian
  9. Art of Teaching Transformational Yoga Workshops with Todd Norian
  10. Healing Power of Yoga, Level 2: Ashaya Yoga Advanced Therapy Training Intensive with Todd Norian
How much does it cost for each module?

A La Carte Tuition

Regular Tuition/Early Bird Rate
Title
Location
Hours
Days
Next Date
1$450/$420Healing Power of Yoga Level 1, Ashaya Yoga® Basic Therapeutic Training IntensiveArlington, MA28Thu - SunNov 10-13, 2016
2$325/$300Touch of Grace: Mastering Hands-On AdjustmentsLenox, MA20Fri - Sun p.m.Feb 26-28, 2016
3$465/$435Speak To the Heart: Teaching Yoga with ThemesKripalu 2014/15, then Lenox, MA29Sun night - Fri noonTBD
4$265/$240Refining Your AnatomyLenox, MA16Fri night - Sun p.m.TBD
5$480/$450Mentoring For Mastery: Cultivating Your Unique GiftAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA30Wed night - Sun 1 p.m.Aug 3-7, 2016
6$265/$240Tantra Yoga Workshop: Embody a Universe of Infinite PossibilitiesShakespeare and Co, Lenox, MA16Fri night - Sun p.m.Nov 4-6, 2016
7$645/$595Ashaya Yoga® Teacher Renewal and Radiance GatheringAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA40Tue night - Sun noonJune 28 – July 3, 2016
8$615/$565Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher TrainingKripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA38Sun night - Fri noonNov 15-20, 2015
9$450/$420Art of Teaching Transformational Yoga WorkshopsAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA28Wed night - Sun 1 p.m.TBD
10$400/$375Healing Power of Yoga Level 2, Ashaya Yoga® Advanced Therapeutic Training IntensiveLenox, MA25Thu night - Sun 1 p.m.April 28 - May 1, 2016
Total A La Carte price (plus deposit):$4560/$4240Total Contact Hours:270
Paid in Advance:$3800At Home Study:30

 

What You Will Gain

The 300-hour teacher training catapults you into your empowered self where you bring forth your authentic voice and contribute your unique gifts in service of others. During this course, you receive the highest quality technical teaching skills while also deepening your personal growth and self-transformation. In addition, you:Todd Norian teaching

  • Receive guidance and support to discover your true voice and gift as a teacher.
  • Gain more confidence and expertise that comes from a deep inner knowing that is undeniable.
  • Maximize your ability to teach with precise, clear, and effective alignment instructions.
  • Find more ease in teaching with meaningful, heart-centered themes.
  • Advance your skills in creative and intelligent sequencing.
  • Refine your knowledge of yoga anatomy and kinesiology.
  • Master the art of healing chronic aches and pains in the body through private and group therapeutic yoga classes.
  • Sharpen your observation skills and enrich your capacity to give unforgettable physical adjustments.
  • Dive deeper into yoga and Tantric philosophy with world-renowned tantric scholars.
  • Learn how to create sacred space and facilitate the awakening of the hearts of your students within a class and extended workshop format.
  • Transform self-limiting samskaras (patterns) through the matrix of the chakras.
  • Deepen your asana, pranayama, and meditation practice and create a consistent at-home daily practice.
  • Join a vibrant and supportive community of yogis focused on bringing more light, joy, and freedom into the world.
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Program Structure 

pkarmpitThe program consists of ten “live” modules which total 270 hours and 30 hours of at-home study for a total of 300 hours. Most modules are offered in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, while some modules are offered in other regions.

The ten modules are listed above in the optimal order (1-10) from the perspective of the most integrated sequential learning methodology. But due to scheduling complexities, it may not be possible to take all ten in this order. With the exception of The Healing Power of Yoga Level 1 and Level 2, you may take the modules in any order according to your schedule and availability. All ten modules will cycle through completely within two years. Although students are encouraged to complete the course in two years, you’ll have up to four years to fulfill the requirements for certification. One of two modules may repeat annually. If you need more than four years to complete all ten modules, you may request an exception for consideration. If you need to miss a module, you will have to wait until that module comes around again in the cycle which may be two years. If you are on a tight timeline to complete the course, you may request a special consideration. All special requests will be handled on a case by case basis.

Faculty

Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga®, is the principle teacher for the 300-hour program. During some of the modules he is joined by renowned and respected leaders in the field of yoga who bring their diverse expertise to ensure a broad and in-depth curriculum. Our faculty includes: Anodea Judith, Ellen Saltonstall, and a host of renown tantric scholars, including Professor Bill Mahony, Paul Muller-Ortega, and Professor Douglas Brooks. Faculty will change periodically to allow for variety and the evolution of the program

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Prerequisites

Complete an Ashaya Yoga® In-Depth Study/200-Hour Teacher Training taught by Todd or his approved Trainers, the equivalency, or by teacher’s permission. Equivalency trainings include similar alignment based methods, such as Anusara or Iyengar. All applicants will be reviewed fairly on a case by case basis.

Prerequisites Outlined:

  • Complete an Ashaya Yoga® In-Depth Study/200-Hour Teacher Training taught by Todd or his approved Trainers, the equivalency, or by teacher’s permission.Ann Greene and Todd Norian at Kripalu
  • Fill out the application and choose payment method.
  • Have an established daily personal practice of 4 days per week (minimum of 60-80 minutes per session consisting of asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation) or create your own schedule that weaves well with your lifestyle. If you don’t already have a regular daily practice, you can begin now and still apply. An established personal practice is defined as doing yoga at home by yourself. Public or online classes are encouraged but do not count as personal practice.
  • Be coachable and have a sincere desire to learn, study, grow, and be supportive of others.
  • Be prepared in mind, heart, and body to participate fully in the 300-hour curriculum.

Some modules are open to all 200-Hour Teacher Graduates of any style of yoga, as well as, serious students and aspiring teachers. These modules include: Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, Yoga Anatomy Training, and the Philosophy modules. To register for an individual module, please follow the directions on the module information page.

Tuition – New Tuition Payment Options

For all payment options, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit/registration fee is required along with your application.

Download a PDF Application

There are three ways to register for the Ashaya Yoga® Advanced 300-Hour Teacher Training Program:

Option One: Pay In Full

$3800 paid in full, 7 days before your first module. Includes tuition for all 10 modules. This payment option includes a $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit/registration fee. For more information, download the application above.

If you prepay for the whole training, you save between $440 (early bird) and $760 (regular tuition) versus paying a la carte.

Option Two: Pay In Full Using Payment Plan

$4000 using the payment plan. A $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit/registration fee is due when you apply, followed by 4 monthly payments of $875, with the first payment due 7 days before the start of your first module. Payment schedule based on date of registration. $25 late fee applied to all late payments.

If you choose this payment option, you save between $640 (early bird) and $960 (regular tution) versus paying a la carte.

Option Three: Pay As You Go, A La Carte

Note: The tuition for “a la carte” a subject to change.

You may choose to pay the tuition of each course separately as you go. A non-refundable, non-transferable $200 deposit/registration fee is required with your application. The accumulative “a la carte” tuition is approximately $4240 at the early bird rate and $4560 at regular tuition.

Payment Plan Extensions and Scholarships are available upon request on a limited basis.

How much does it cost for each module?

A La Carte Tuition

Regular Tuition/Early Bird Rate
Title
Location
Hours
Days
Next Date
1$450/$420Healing Power of Yoga Level 1, Ashaya Yoga® Basic Therapeutic Training IntensiveArlington, MA28Thu - SunNov 10-13, 2016
2$325/$300Touch of Grace: Mastering Hands-On AdjustmentsLenox, MA20Fri - Sun p.m.Feb 26-28, 2016
3$465/$435Speak To the Heart: Teaching Yoga with ThemesKripalu 2014/15, then Lenox, MA29Sun night - Fri noonTBD
4$265/$240Refining Your AnatomyLenox, MA16Fri night - Sun p.m.TBD
5$480/$450Mentoring For Mastery: Cultivating Your Unique GiftAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA30Wed night - Sun 1 p.m.Aug 3-7, 2016
6$265/$240Tantra Yoga Workshop: Embody a Universe of Infinite PossibilitiesShakespeare and Co, Lenox, MA16Fri night - Sun p.m.Nov 4-6, 2016
7$645/$595Ashaya Yoga® Teacher Renewal and Radiance GatheringAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA40Tue night - Sun noonJune 28 – July 3, 2016
8$615/$565Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher TrainingKripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA38Sun night - Fri noonNov 15-20, 2015
9$450/$420Art of Teaching Transformational Yoga WorkshopsAngel's Rest, Leyden, MA28Wed night - Sun 1 p.m.TBD
10$400/$375Healing Power of Yoga Level 2, Ashaya Yoga® Advanced Therapeutic Training IntensiveLenox, MA25Thu night - Sun 1 p.m.April 28 - May 1, 2016
Total A La Carte price (plus deposit):$4560/$4240Total Contact Hours:270
Paid in Advance:$3800At Home Study:30

For All Current 300-Hour Members:

You may continue the plan you are already on subject to the new tuitions as posted for the remainder of your modules. Please contact the Ashaya office for more information.


Certification Timeline:

The normal length of time to complete the 10 module training cycle is 2 years. If you miss a module, you will need to wait until that module is offered again in the next cycle. If you need to obtain your certification before the module you missed comes around again, you may request an exception. All special requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements for Certification at the End of Your Training

  • Full attendance at all 10 modules.
  • Successful completion of all course work and at-home study within the 4-year time limit.
  • Maintain a good attitude and be open to feedback throughout the training period.
  • Be in good standing in your yoga community and community at home.
  • Sign the Ashaya Yoga Code of Ethics.
  • Pay all outstanding balances.

(In order to obtain your 500 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance, you need to document 100 hours of teaching experience since the end of your 200-Hour TT.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Modules?
Modules are training programs that range from 3 to 5.5 days long, centered on a specific teaching topic. There are ten modules in the 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training.
What is the Refund/Cancellation policy for the application fee? For each module?

Refund policy for deposit/registration fee

The deposit for the the Ashaya Yoga® Advanced 300-Hour Teacher Training is nonrefundable and non-transferable. The deposit is $500 for Options 1 and 2 and $200 for the a la carte method.

Refund policy for modules

Cancellations Before a Module or Workshop Begins:

For those who paid the full tuition in advance, there are no refunds given for any module. For those who registered using the a la carte option, if you cancel 8 days or more before Day 1 of a module or workshop, you will be refunded the full amount minus a 10% administrative fee. If you cancel within 7 days of Day 1 of the course, you will be refunded the full amount minus a 20% administrative fee.

Full Refund Before the Module or Workshop Begins:

For those who paid the full tuition in advance, there are no refunds given for any module. For those who registered using the a la carte option, in the event of a serious illness, a death in your immediate family, or inclement weather before the module or workshop begins, you will be refunded for the amount you paid. In the event of an unforeseen cancellation on our end, you will also be granted a full refund for that module.

No refunds will be given for any reason (other than the 3 reasons above) once the course begins.

Cancellations After a Module or Workshop Begins:

For those who paid the full tuition in advance, there are no refunds given for any module. For those who registered using the a la carte option, in the event of a serious illness, death in your immediate family, or inclement weather after the module or workshop begins, and you need to drop out of the training, you will be refunded a prorated amount based on the number of days you were in attendance. If you drop out of the course for any of the 3 reasons above, you will have the option to transfer your remaining balance, free of charge, to another module or workshop exclusively hosted by Ashaya Yoga® for up to 2 years from the start date of the course.

Transfers:

For those who paid the full tuition in advance, there are no transfers given for any module. For those who registered using the a-la-carte option, if you need to transfer due to a serious illness, a death in your immediate family, or inclement weather, we will transfer your registration to another module or workshop exclusively hosted by Ashaya Yoga® for up to 2 years from date of the module free of charge. If you decide to transfer for any reason other than the three listed above, you will be charged a transfer fee of $50.

Can I attend modules if I don’t want to do the full 300-hour program?

The only modules open to non-members are Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher Training with Anodea Judith, offered at Kripalu Center, Oct. 19-24, 2014 and Nov. 15-20, 2015, Healing Power of Yoga, Level One, Ashaya Yoga® Basic Therapeutics Intensive, at Kripalu Feb. 16-20, 2014, in Sarasota, FL in Dec. 2014, and Ottawa, Canada Sept. 2015, Speak To the Heart: Teaching Yoga With Themes at Kripalu, Feb. 22-27, 2015. In addition, Refining Your Anatomy, May 2015, and the Philosophy Modules are open to all non-members.

Info@ashayayoga.com for more info.

How often are the modules offered?
All ten modules rotate within a two-year cycle. Some modules are offered every year. Most are offered every other year.
If I take a module and decide I want to register for the 300-hour, will I get credit?
Yes, you can retroactively apply the credit hours once you register, but you will need to pay for the remainder of the courses at the a la carte rate. Payment options 1 and 2 are only available for new students.
Can I transfer credits from other programs I have attended?
Each module is uniquely designed and customized to meet the criteria and intention of this course. If you have taken a course from Todd or another faculty that is the same or similar to one of the modules, you may request consideration for a transfer of credit hours. Transfers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. If approved, only a limited number of transfer hours will be granted.
What is the at-home study component of the program?
At-home study consists of 30 hours and is required for certification. This includes making a commitment to a regular at-home daily practice, keeping a practice journal, doing the required reading, writing, submitting evals and module reflections, and doing a research project or case study on an approved topic of personal interest to you.
What is the difference between the 500-hour teacher training and a 200 plus 300-hour teacher training?
In the fall of 2013, Yoga Alliance made a change in its nomenclature for the advanced 300-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings. The registry at the advanced 500-hour level, or RYT-500, has not changed. But a distinction needed to be made between advanced 300-hour trainings that were combined with the 200-hour training for a contiguous 500 hours of training with the same teacher or faculty, with trainings that split up the 500 hours with a basic 200-hour training plus a 300-hour advanced training with separate registrations.
How do I find out about the at-home study and required reading?
Upon acceptance of your application, we will email you the PDF on the at-home study curriculum. You can download the required reading list here.
Say more about the prerequisite of teaching 100 hours before applying for RYT-500.
In many professions, experience in the field is required before advanced certification. The same is true for yoga teachers. The Yoga Alliance has taken a stand to raise the general quality of yoga teaching in the west. Teaching 100 hours is a minimum prerequisite you need before applying for the advanced RYT-500 registry. This ensures a higher standard and an increase in experience level assumed at the advanced 500-hour level of teaching. You may begin accruing hours of teaching once you obtain your 200-hour certificate. You may continue to gather your 100 hours of teaching throughout the advanced 300-hour training.

I've paid in full for the entire program. When will I get reimbursed for courses I take at Kripalu?
For all members who have paid in full (or on the payment plan), we will reimburse you the week after the completion of the module. Please send us proof of purchase (a receipt or a copy of your statement) before the course begins to ensure the quickest turnaround.
I'm traveling from out of town. Where are some places that I can stay? Airports to fly in to?
If the module is being hosted by Todd in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, visit our travel logistics page for a list of local airports, hotels, and restaurants. For all other locations, please contact us for more information.
I can't seem to get the application to work. What should I do?
Email us or call 413-232-7839 and we will send it to you in another format.