300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Janati

300-Hour YTT Advanced at Janati

About the Program

This training is for Yoga Teachers who want to:

  • Deepen their knowledge, practice, and teaching of Yoga by diving in even deeper to refine your skills and abilities
  • Developing the necessary skills & knowledge to conduct your own workshops and trainings
  • Work with a variety of populations and persons who fall outside the "average" body or ability
  • Build and strengthen community by sharing time, space and Yoga with other teachers.

Pre-requisites: this course builds on the existing foundation of a completed 200-Hr Level Yoga Teacher Training (provide a copy of your RYS200 completion certificate)

Not required, yet highly recommended: experience teaching Yoga, The Master Class Series with Siobhan McAuley, The YTT Assistant Program

Required Hours of Study:

The hours indicated are the Yoga Alliance Standards minimum requirement in each area of study specific to the completing 300-Hr Level Yoga Teacher Training.

  1. 50 hrs Techniques in: Asanas (ease in being - regardless of posture); Pranayama (expansion of life force); Dhyana (meditation); Mantra & Sanskrit (sacred sound and Divine language)
  2. 20 hrs Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics
  3. 5 hrs Teaching Methodology
  4. 15 hrs Anatomy & Physiology; Subtle Anatomy and
  5. 30 hrs Teaching Practicum
Modules and Homework

Certification at the 300-Hr Level (Hatha Yoga Teacher Training) requires participants to successfully complete 20 modules and assigned homework

All of the fourteen (14) Required Modules described below are required for completion of the 300-Hr Level Certification. These modules can be taken in any order, as long as pre-requisites are met. The required modules are a blend of philosophy, teaching skill refinement, and self-inquiry.

Six (6) of the Elective Modules outlined below are required as well, with three (3) of the modules being at Level 2. As long as the pre-requisites are fulfilled, again the modules may be taken in any order. The elective modules focus on a variety of teaching methodologies and styles of yoga practice.

In order to receive the 300-Hr YTT Certification (recognized by the Yoga Alliance), the following must be submitted to the satisfaction of the program facilitator upon completion of your 20 modules:

  1. Course Completion Checklist
  2. ALL your homework assignments, and
  3. Submit the entire complete package at the school

We are no longer accepting individual homework assignments, only the entire homework package and checklist upon completion.

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Required Modules

1. Breath: Deepening our Inner and Outer Connections
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
  • Post Module Homework: journal a 30-day breath practice, with a focus on the natural breath

Begin to cultivate your Essential Breath. Gain insight by exploring your personal holding patterns through breath experiments as well as discuss the common breath holding patterns. Review the function of the respiratory system and concepts of prana, nadis, vayus and use of attention and concentration to sense and move prana in the body.
*Note: The focus of this module is not traditional yogic pranayama.

2. Anatomy for Asanas: West meets East
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Recommended Reading: Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff - if you have the first edition already, use it. If you are purchasing, get the 2nd edition (some lovely additions).
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching 5 classes using anatomical concepts, principles, or cueing.

Discussion of joints and movement so we can elaborate on the concept of anatomical cueing. The roles of body orientation and anatomical proportion will be reviewed to help empower students (that includes us) in their practices. Continue with Movement Limitations and Yoga Asana Analysis; discussing purpose, intention, and asana complexity for some of our more "popular" asanas.

3. Raja Yoga 1: Meditation Practices
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: none
  • Post Module Homework: journal a 60 day meditation practice

Review the purpose, theory, importance and benefits of meditation practice. Various techniques will be explored, as well as opportunities to try multiple meditation asanas (comfortable and stable seat).

4. Raya Yoga 2: Teaching Meditation
  • Pre-requisites: Raja Yoga 1
  • Recommended Reading: Will Yoga & Meditation Really Change my Life? by Stephen Cope
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching meditation in 5 classes

Each participant will teach a meditation class and receive feedback. 

5. Bhakti Yoga: Devotional Practices
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Post Module Homework: journal a 40 day mantra japa practice

Inquire into our devotional practices as we explore the question "what am I devoted to?" There will be kirtan, mantra, and much discussion about Narada's Bhakti Sutra.

6. Patanjali Yoga: Diving into the Sutras of Patanjali
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: How to Know God by Christopher Isherwood and Swami Prabhavananda
  • Post Module Homework: journal about your personal obstacles to practice (most importantly - your solutions!) over 30 days

Our Yoga Sutra inquiry begins with foundations, learning to chant the first few sutras, moving into the Kleishas, Keys to Practice, Obstacles of practice, and the 8 limbs (ashtanga yoga).

7. Karma Yoga: a Life of Skillful Action & the Bhagavad Gita
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler
  • Post Module Homework: Write up your goals to hand in (with updates as to how it's going)

An exploration about what Karma is, how it fits into our lives/practice/teaching, and what actions we live. We will spend time clarifying our intentions and expanding our dialogue skills - all to get closer to the lives we want to live!

8. Ayurveda 1 (online - Ayurveda Basics for Yogis)
  • Pre-requisites: Introduction to Ayurveda Online course
  • Required Reading: Eat Taste Heal, by Yarema, Rhoda, and Branningan
  • Post Module Homework: figure out your dosha

The link to the course is https://janatiyoga.com/public-courses/

9. Engaged Teaching: Evolving the Student-Teacher Relationship
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
  • Post Module Homework: journal about your student-teacher relationships from the perspective of the student and teacher

Discussions about what a Yoga teacher is, the ethics of teaching, obstacles and challenges to teaching, the dynamics of the student-teacher relationship, and "meeting" the students.

10. Enhancements & Assisting: Deeping the Practice for Student and Teacher
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: none
  • Post Module Homework: journal about using 5 different enhancements in your classes

Delving deeper into the various types of enhancements/assists/corrections, practicing enhancements/assists/corrections, and the use of props. We will explore enhancements/assists/corrections for hatha, restorative and yin postures.
*Note: this is a very "handsy" weekend - lots of exploration and practice with the intention of application.

11. Personal Sadhana: Dedication to Refilling the Well
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Recommended Reading: Four Levels of Healing by Shakti Gawain
  • Post Module Homework: journal your self-care regime over a 40 day time period

We will delve into what nourishes and heals you - on a physical, energetic, emotional, and mental level. Discussion and journaling about practice, joy, sustenance, our needs and how to fulfill them.

*Note: Participants are asked to bring:

  1. old towels: 2 hand towels, and 2 large bath towels
  2. old clothing: tank top and shorts
12. Chakras 1: Connecting Deeper Within
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • Post Module Homework: 30 days after the module is complete, journal about which techniques stayed with you in your teaching and/or practice

Discuss and experience a variety of techniques to sense into and work with the first three energy centers (root, sacral and solar plexus chakras).

13. Chakras 2: Connecting Deeper Within
  • Pre-requisites: Chakras 1
  • Required Re-reading: Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • Post Module Homework: 30 days after the module is complete, journal about which techniques stayed with you in your teaching and/or practice

Discuss and experience a variety of techniques to sense into and work with your remaining main energy centers (heart, throat, brow and crown chakras).

14. Ayurvedic 2 (online - More Ayurveda for Yogis)
  • Pre-requisites: Ayurveda 1
  • Required Re-reading: Eat Taste Heal, by Yarema, Rhoda, and Branningan
  • Post Module Homework: TBD

Course in development. I hope it will be done by July 2017. 

Elective Modules

15. Yin Yoga 1: Experience this Quiet Practice
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Yinsights by Bernie Clark. If you cannot get a copy of YinSights, please use The Complete Book of Yin Yoga, also by Bernie Clark. Another good book is Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley. 
  • Post Module Homework: experience one yin practice per week for 5 weeks and journal about it

Begins with the purpose, theory, and foundations of Yin Yoga. We will spend the remaining time on practice development and depth, as well as experiencing as many Yin postures and variations as we can fit into the weekend.

16. Yin Yoga 2: Teach this Quiet Practice
  • Pre-requisites: Yin Yoga 1
  • Required Reading: Yinsights by Bernie Clark. If you cannot get a copy of YinSights, please use The Complete Book of Yin Yoga, also by Bernie Clark.
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching 5 Yin classes

We will review the purpose, theory, and foundations of Yin Yoga. Followed by a discussion on sequencing principles. The remaining time will be spent practice teaching.

17. Vinyasa 1: the Art of Inner Flow
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: none
  • Post Module Homework: experience one vinyasa practice per week for 5 weeks and journal about it

We will discuss the purpose and theory of this methodology, as well as experience a variety vinyasa sequences.

18. Vinyasa 2: Teach the Art of Inner Flow
  • Pre-requisites: Vinyasa 1
  • Required Reading: none
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching 5 vinyasa classes

Discuss sequencing principles, practice development and depth, and practice vinyasa sequences.

19. Restorative 1: Experience the Yoga of Undoing
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Relax & Renew by Judith Lasater - either edition works great
  • Post Module Homework: practice 1 restorative posture a day for 30 days and journal about it

Begins with discussion on the purpose, theory and therapeutic applications of this methodology. Experience as many restorative postures and variations as we can fit into the weekend. Prepare to undo!

20. Restorative 2: Teach the Yoga of Undoing
  • Pre-requisites: Restorative 1
  • Required Re-reading: Relax & Renew by Judith Lasater - either edition works great
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching 5 restorative classes or using restorative poses in 5 classes

Review the purpose, theory and therapeutic applications of this methodology. Discuss sequencing principles and practice teach.

21. Yoga Nidra 1: Experience Integrating your Levels of Being for Deep Healing
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Required Reading: Yoga Nidra by Richard Miller PhD - either edition works great
  • Post Module Homework: journal about practicing Yoga Nidra twice weekly for a month

Begins with discussion on the purpose, foundations, and theory of Yoga Nidra practice. Discuss practice development and depth, and experience 3 Yoga Nidra sessions per day.

22. Yoga Nidra 2: Teaching Integrating the Levels of Being for Deep Healing
  • Pre-requisites: Yoga Nidra 1
  • Required Reading: Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Post Module Homework: journal about teaching 5 Yoga Nidra experiences

Deeper discussion of the theory behind facilitating Yoga Nidra experiences. Develop and practice teach the various stages of Yoga Nidra.

23. Ayur-Yoga 1: Experience Yoga for the Seasons/Doshas
  • Pre-requisites: Ayurveda 1 (online)
  • Required Reading: TBD
  • Post Module Homework: experience one ayurvedic yoga practice per week for 5 weeks and journal about it

Looking at yoga practices through the lens of Ayurveda, we will explore asana, pranayama, and dhyana for each of the doshas/seasons.

24. Ayur-Yoga 2: Teach Yoga for the Seasons/Doshas
  • Pre-requisites: Ayur-Yoga 1
  • Required Reading: TBD
  • Post Module Homework: Prepare a class plan to submit, and with your submission include how you would modify the plan for each of the three seasons/doshas. You will teach one of these classes to the group.  

Deepen your understanding of applying the lens of ayurveda by teaching one of your ayurvedic yoga classes. There will be room for discussion and feedback (if wanted).