This 60-hour certification course offers an in-depth look at the power and practice of mantra and Naad Yoga. Participants will explore the different levels of listening, speech, chanting and the experience delivered through various mantras. They will learn how to integrate them into their own practice and how to share these practices with their students.

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


“Mantra means anything that makes the mind steady. Whatever vibration makes the mind one-pointed and creates a sort of receptivity is a mantra.”

– Sri Swami Satchidananda

“Mantra” commonly refers to a word or phrase often repeated for self- motivation, or to express one’s basic beliefs. In the path of yoga, mantras are seen as words of power that hold energy, intention, and the promise of transformation. Mantra and listening practices are central to all yogic traditions. In Sanskrit man means mind and trang refers to a wave or projection. Therefore mantra is often described as a creative projection of the mind through sound.


  • Arrival: Saturday September 19.
  • Start training at 6am on Sunday September 20
  • Training ends at 12 noon on Friday September 25



Our Advanced Training modules can be adapted to your needs and time frame. Take them to simply deepen your practice, or as Continuing Education Credits or work towards your 300- HR certificate as intensely or as gradually (up to 3 years) as it suits your schedule and skills.

Those seeking a 300 hr Yoga Alliance registered certification must have a 200-hour certificate with RBY or any other registered school and are required to take all 5 modules. There is no time limit. Once all modules are completed you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.

These 60-hour modules are open to all yoga students who are interested in further study even if they don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification (3 years of practice required).

Course Goals

  • Intro to Mantra and Naad Yoga
  • Explore the science of sound
  • Use mantra as a tool to calm the mind and make it one-pointed
  • The relationship between sound and silence
  • Understand the structure of various mantras and what makes them effective
  • Explore the power of words, tone and underlying intention
  • Using your voice and body like a musical instrument: the relationship between the navel, breath, voice, mind and heart
  • Experience the different levels of listening and chanting
  • Experience a variety of mantras and discover their effect
  • Apply the practice of mantra in our life and classes
  • How to lead mantras with a group and different ways to use mantra in your class
  • Create a home mantra practice


Mount Madonna Center offers a beautiful, warm natural setting for group workshops and retreats. The 355 acres of redwood groves, hiking trails, and meadows are infused with a sense of peace, spaciousness, and heartfelt service. This setting also includes a Vedic temple offering ceremonies of light each morning and evening. The community staff and the serene landscape provide a nourishing backdrop to support and inspire your group as you delve into your retreat or program offerings.


Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with 1, 2, or more twin beds. Some include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall.


Do I have to be a teacher to attend these training modules?

No, you do not have to be a teacher. Everyone is welcome. These modules are designed to deepen your experience of yoga as a practitioner, to develop your radiance and presence as a human being, and to provide more tools for sharing the practice with others.
There will be suggested reading for each program that will support the material covered.

Can I apply a 200-Hr from another school of yoga?

We will accept all applicants of registered Yoga Alliance 200-Hr trainings. We carefully select our teachers in training so that they are prepared for the curriculum. Depending on the nature of the yoga school you attended you may be given extra study to do in order to be up to speed with the material covered in these modules.

What are the prerequisites for attending this training?

If you are doing this to deepen your understanding and practice of yoga you must have a regular asana practice, a thirst to know more, and a commitment to do the work entailed. If you are doing this as a 300-hr certification you need to hold a 200-hr certificate.

If I have no intention of teaching, how will I benefit?

Any serious practitioner of yoga can benefit immensely from taking these modules. They offer a deeper look at the subtle and transformational practices of yoga like pranayama, meditation, kriya, kundalini, lifestyle and leadership choices. You will develop the capacity and commitment to integrate these teachings into your own practice and life. You will have an opportunity to connect to yourself at a deeper level, to evaluate what is important to you, to build your radiance and projection through embodying the practices, and develop your ability to positively impact others.

How will I know if I am accepted into the program?

Within two weeks of filling out your application you will hear back from us.

How long will it take to complete the RBY 300-Hr modules?

You can complete the program at your own pace and based on your particular interests. The modules are offered in various locations every 12-18 months. It is recommended that you space them out to allow for full integration of the materials covered.

How to Enroll

Pay in Full before July 13th for the early bird price of $900. After July 13th the price will increase to $1150

Please note that all payments are final and we are unable to offer refunds except in a medical emergency.

Price includes tuition and manual. The cost of accommodation and meals at Mt Madonna Center are below. Travel costs are not included.

Single $1200

Single, Shared Bathroom $1038

Double $978

Double, Shared Bathroom $858

Triple $726

Dormitory $636

Center Tent $510

Own Tent/Van $456

What others are saying about training with Kia!

Kia has an incredible knowledge of the yoga asanas, but more impressive is her understanding of the spiritual side of yoga. She has the capacity to bring students out of their heads and into the studio with ease.

Victoria Theisen

Kia’s style of teaching led me to my edge and encouraged me to stay there. Her philosophical, spiritual knowledge was the unexpected gem for me during the training. I’m 41 years old and Kia has set me on a life-changing path of rejuvenation of my body and spirit which I hope I can turn into inspiration for others.

Teresa Desmond

The knowledge Kia brings to the training program is profound and in-depth. Her loving gentle nature makes every asana practice a real yogic experience.

Jody Brown

Kia has an amazing spirit, you can feel her deep knowledge, enthusiasm and love for yoga. I was always looking forward to her classes and especially her Pranayama and Meditation sessions, it was a joy following her voice. She explains complex themes like philosophy with ease, love and joy. She is inspiring and full of warmth. You can see her wonderful bright spirit shine through her amazing smile!


September 19 - September 25
Watsonville CA United States

Cost to register today: $900.00

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item

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