The essence of our Advanced 300 Hour Training
School Yoga Institute’s 300-hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training program builds teachers, healers and holistic medicine beings by revealing the wise yogis within us all. We invite you to continue your journey of self-discovery and expansion of consciousness, bringing others with you.
In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for pedagogy, anatomy, yogic theory and special education, SYI’s 300-hour advanced training focuses on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness.We integrate the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda with Native American earth medicine, shamanic practice and other medicine practices from around the world.
Our 300-hour program combines three paths: Yoga, Ayurveda, and Shamanism.
The path of the Mystical Yogi takes us deep into the roots of Yoga, the land of ancient Vedic wisdom, where we engage mind, body, and life forces to discover meaning from the ancient mystic yogis, rishis, and their sacred recordings. This unique path prepares us to claim the healing gifts of the universe, where we learn how to partner up with and tap into the source of creation and where we journey between the worlds through transformation.
We explore the ancient texts, such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, Vedanta, and the Vedas, as well as the poetry of Rumi, the teachings of Tantra Yoga, and the Pathless Path of Lao Tzu, using each path as a portals to tap into our own source of creation and expression. Through our personal investigation and experimentation in the vast landscape of the sacred, we come to experience the wisdom and the truth of these texts through our own personal verification. The ancient discoveries are no longer just in the scriptures, yet they live as wisdom that guides our actions in this world.
This is a personal journey and a collective journey as well as the journey of humanity. We marvel at the direct connection and direct knowing that bring us insights to live in this very life, to share the gifts with our beloved humanity and sentient beings, and to live in the realm of love, wonder, and mysticism.
Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing. It is a way of life that teaches us how to maintain health, how to live life to our full human and spiritual potential. To live in harmony with nature, after all we are inseparable from Universal Spirit.
Ayurveda is beyond beginning and ending. A science of eternal healing, it is compared to a vast ocean, and diving in and studying Ayurveda is like swimming across this ocean. A true teacher can teach one how to swim, but the swimming is up to the student, it is a lifelong journey.
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind, and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.
Many factors, both internal and external, act upon us to disturb this balance and are reflected as a change in one’s being. Examples of these emotional and physical stresses include one’s emotional state, diet and food choices, seasons and weather, physical trauma, work and family relationships. Once these factors are understood, one can take appropriate actions to nullify or minimize their effects or eliminate the causes of imbalance and re-establish one’s original constitution.
Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. When one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order.
Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. We can say that Yoga is the mastery of the mind, and Ayurveda is the healing of the body. It is imperative to include the two in a journey toward Self Realization.
We know that Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years. How can we begin to navigate its essence? One day at a time, one minute at a time, it is a lifelong practice. The Science of Life.
School Yoga Institute’s 300-hour teacher training explores and dives deeper into this practical and magical science. We will dive deep into Yoga postures, and pranayama techniques that are aligned with one’s doshic constitution. Yes, one size does not fit all. Ayurvedic Topics include marma therapy, the magic of ghee, working with kitchen spices, daily cleansing of our sense organs, Ayurvedic beauty, Aromatherapy and so much more.
The important point to consider is that Ayurveda is a lifestyle. You will hopefully take away tools for self-transformation.
To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru. Our trainings are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.
A Day in the Life
During this advanced 25 day training, we ask participants to embrace all aspects of the yogic lifestyle, such as observing a vegetarian diet, living free from the distractions of other substances, and moving away from the internet and unnecessary communications with the external world. We ask for your dedication, commitment, and surrender, as well as immersion in our spiritual community for the duration of the training.
Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the enlightened perspective and sacred landscape of your training with an open heart – whatever comes will be exactly what you need.
What To Expect
From your unique School Yoga Institute Immersion Program you will experience:
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Spiritual Immersion
- Daily Yoga Practice
- In-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice
- Advanced Yoga Nidra
- Yoga Philosophy
- Art of Teaching
- Art of Touch
- Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
- Medicine Wheel
- Kriya Yogic Cleansing
- Kirtan Bhajan Chanting
- Energetic Healing Practices
- Cacao, Fire and Letting Go Ceremonies
- Sustainable Living and Environmental Awareness Study
- Ethics for Yoga Teachers
- Life-long Friendships
- Sacred Beauty
School Yoga Institute currently offers 2 unique 300-hour programs a year offering a focus of personal spiritual connection as a path to sharing spirituality.
Advanced Path Teachings
- Integrate Sadhana Yoga foundational sequences into our personal practice
- Dive deep into Ayurveda as a Lifestyle
- Co-create new sequences based on concepts such as the Medicine Wheel, Elements and Chakras
- Practice a variety of basic and advanced meditation techniques
- Deep dive into Yoga Nidra
- Study *Trauma Informed Yoga
- Study and experience energetic anatomy
- Anatomy of the Brain
- Participate in Advanced Art of Teaching and Art of Touch Workshops
- Expand your repertoire of adjustments, modifications and alignment
- Explore new ways of sharing yoga through peer-teaching and co-creation
- Strengthen and explore your inner-connected personal yoga practice
- Express and share the bliss of daily Kirtan
- Share daily Satsang, sacred circle gathering
- Practice living your yoga in a fully integrated, holistic environment
- Explore teachings of the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavagita, Upanishad, Vedanta, and the Vedas
- Deepen your knowledge of Anatomy, Ayurveda, Conscious Business, and Yogic foundation
- Complete the curriculum required to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-300)
- Explore energetic healing arts, including healing from the spiritual light, bands of protection, transformational Medicine Wheel work, Illumination, extraction, chakra cleansing and other shamanic healing modalities
- Experience the benefits of Shamanic cleansing, fasting and silence
- Experience and learn the beauty and ritual of holding a sacred ceremony, including but not limited to Fire Ceremony, Mayan Cacao Ceremony, Sacred Plants Ceremony, Letting Go Ceremony, Full- and New-Moon Ceremony, Gratitude Ceremony, etc.
- Experience and Study a variety of Shamanic skills
- Explore teachings of Expansion of Consciousness from the human to the cosmic
- Experience the cycle of birth, death and rebirth in all things
- Reveal your own innate creative expression through poetry, music, art and beyond
- Embrace the depth of selected teachings of the Tao Te Ching, Tantra Yoga, mystical poet Rumi, contemporary free soul Osho, and other sacred texts.
The course is open to people who have earned their 200-hour yoga teacher training certification through School Yoga Institute or other Yoga Alliance-Affiliated schools.
Set intention, with an open heart and mind, to fully embrace and experience everything during your training and beyond.
Required Books For The Program
- Bhagavad Gita
- The Secret Power of Yoga
- Guiding Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation
Upon completion of the training, you will receive your RYT 500 yoga teacher certification. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance which is highly recognized internationally.
Who Can Attend?
The 300-hr course is open to people who have earned their RYT-200 through SchoolYoga Institute or other Yoga Alliance-Affiliated schools. This 300-hr training is a beautiful experience that is much more than just gaining your certification. As well as deepening your knowledge and connection with your Self and community, one of the main focuses of the program is an expansion of our own sacred consciousness.
The path will ask for self-reflection, growth and discipline.
Individuals who have a long-standing practice of yoga and healing arts (minimum 5 years) but do not yet have an RYT 200 certification may be subject to exception. Please submit a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interview with our lead facilitator to review qualifications. This is particularly geared toward those who are interested in deepening their yoga, spiritual, and healing art practice and may be beneficial to those who are not concerned about the RYT hours and certification.