7510 Pineville Matthews Rd. Suite 2B
300-Hr Registered Yoga School
The 300-hour teacher training at RYS offers a robust course of study where you can cultivate your existing teaching skills and expand into various specialties.
Rasika Faculty – 300-Hour Training
Primary Faculty – Stacey Millner-Collins, Betsey Downing, Kelley Gardner, Bill Mahony, Sarah Faircloth, and Affiliated Faculty TBA
Prerequisites: The RYS 300-hour teacher training is open to yoga instructors wishing to deepen and refine their teaching skills, and who have already completed a 200-hour teacher training in a Yoga Alliance-approved program. The RYS 300-hour teacher training will add 300 hours of training to the 200 hours already completed, so that when you have completed the RYS 500-hour training, you will be eligible for RYT-500 status with Yoga Alliance.
The 300-Hour Teacher Training: Based on an academic model of study, the 300-hour teacher training at RYS is built on a dedicated core curriculum of 155 hours of study with some of the most experienced yoga teachers in the nation, plus 145 elective hours of study in topics of your choice. Each of the yoga instructors in the core curriculum has taught yoga for over 20 years. Together, they combine the knowledge and wisdom of over 140 collective years of teaching, practice, applied therapeutics, meditation, and teacher training.
The Core Curriculum is completed in the first year and is offered over five weekends. It will provide a strong foundation in the following areas:
– deepening your understanding and ability to teach physical and energetic alignment
– effective, creative sequencing for mixed-level, intermediate, and advanced classes
– scientific study of pranayama and bandhas
– the theory and practice of mantra and mudras in meditation
– advanced yoga therapeutics
– teaching and assisting advanced asana
– conducting effective private sessions
– profound study and application of ancient spiritual texts in modern-day teaching.
Electives: The remaining hours of training consist of electives that can be taken at any time within a four-year period starting when training begins. You can take electives while you are taking the core curriculum, or you can take them at any time during the three years following completion of the core curriculum. You can choose electives with any of our adjunct faculty across the nation. This gives you an unparalleled opportunity to pursue and develop your own specialized focus within the larger context of teaching excellent yoga, or to take a wide array of various electives if that is your preference. Our adjunct faculty are all Yoga Alliance-approved and offer training in the following areas of focus:
– Anatomy and Therapeutics
– Soft Tissue/Fascia Therapeutics
– Yoga Nidra
– Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga
– Gentle Yoga/Chair Yoga/Restoratives
– Kids’ Yoga Intro
– Subtle Body (Chakras)
– Yoga for Trauma/PTSD
– Yoga and Psychotherapy
– Advanced Pranayama, Meditation, and Mantra
– Yoga Philosophy
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Mar 28-30, 2014 the Bindu, Cornelius, NC
May 2-4, 2014 City Yoga, Columbia, SC
July 11-13, 2014 the Bindu, Cornelius, NC
Sept 12-14, 2014 City Yoga, Columbia, SC
Nov 7-9, 2014 the Bindu, Cornelius, NC
Jan 16-18, 2015 City Yoga, Columbia, SC
Mar 27-29, 2015 the Bindu, Cornelius, NC
May 1-3, 2015 City Yoga, Columbia, SC
July 10-12, 2015 the Bindu, Cornelius, NC
Hours: 8 hour days/24 hour weekends
Friday 8-12 and 1-5:00 (8.0)
Sat 8-12 and 1-5:00 (8.0)
Sun 8-12 and 1-5 (8.0)
Cost of Core Curriculum (155 hours): $2500.00 (which includes $150 deposit)
#1) Full Payment by 12/1/13: $2400.00 (which includes $150 deposit)…a $100 savings
#2) Pay deposit of $150 and then two installments of $1300.00
due on: 12/1/13 and 4/1/14
**We accept checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express **Tuition does not include accommodations, books, or elective training hours.
Elective hours (145 hrs) are an additional expense estimated to be around ($2100).
Completion of a 200-hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, and the desire to refine and deepen your teaching skills.
Application/Registration and Acceptance Process:
1) Fill out the application/registration form here.
2) Send copy of 200-RYT certificate/diploma
3) Send with $25 non-refundable application fee plus a $150.00 deposit to be applied to your total tuition. Make checks out to Rasika Yoga School.
4) Mail to: the Bindu
11138-C Treynorth Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
5) You will be contacted within 1 week via email regarding your acceptance to Rasika Yoga School.
Materials to bring:
2 inch binder and extra paper for note taking or journal
comfortable seat (back jack, etc)
Reading List books
Sent upon acceptance into the training
– Commitment to the entire program
– Practice meditation and/or pranayama at least 5-20 minutes a day
– Practice asana at least 1/2 to 2 hours a day
– Attend regular weekly yoga classes between each weekend and write up evaluations
– Practice teaching and assisting in outside yoga classes
– Completion of all homework assignments
We understand that plans occasionally change, and unanticipated circumstances sometimes arise. It is therefore necessary that we have a consistent cancellation policy.
Scenario 1: Cancellation prior to 12/1/13
Of your initial $150 deposit, $75.00 is refundable. Any tuition payments are refundable less a $150 cancellation fee.
Scenario 2: Cancellation after program begins 1/17/14
Participant receives 50% of tuition paid less $150 cancellation fee.
What if I have to miss hours or an entire weekend?
Full attendance in the program is required for Yoga Alliance certification. It is not recommended or desired that you anticipate missing any weekends. In the case of emergency only, making up the weekend will require extra time, money and sometimes travel.
Full payment for teacher training is required and any make-up hours are an additional expense.
There will be at least 35 + hours of outside work including class observations and class assisting
There are a limited number of home stays available for out of town students. Let us know immediately if you are interested in home stay so that we can try to accommodate your needs. We will send a list of local hotels, B & B’s, and rooms to rent upon acceptance of your application.