The 300/500 hour advanced training includes a deeper look at the subtle aspects of the practice of yoga. It is designed to take your practice and teaching to new levels of effectiveness and power. The training is offered in six 60-hour modules. Each module is experiential, hands-on, and in-depth. Direct experience is emphasized as a pathway to Truth and Wisdom. Students will learn time-tested tools that when applied with courage, fearlessness and dedication reveal states of true freedom and higher awareness. Come explore the deeper dimensions of what it means to be a teacher and to serve as torchbearers of that light for the rest of the world.
Requirements and Prerequisites
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).
Modules, Schedule, and Fees
- 300-Hour Teacher Training (YA Certified)
- 5 modules in all – 60 hours each
- Can be taken in any order
|Mantra & The Yoga of Sound||Oct 30 – Nov 4, 2017||Rishikesh, India|
|Prana & Pranayama||April 16 – 21, 2018||Watsonville, CA|
|Meditation & The Mind||April 22 – 27, 2018||Watsonville, CA|
|Kriya, Flow & Art of Teaching||September 14 – 20, 2018||Honesdale, PA|
|Awareness & Lifestyle||September 21 – 27, 2018||Honesdale, PA|
These modules are not yet scheduled. Please contact Kia if you are interested.
What Students Say about Training with Kia
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 much do the modules cost?
The cost depends on where the programs are located. Therefore there are differences in prices which take into consideration whether they are residential or not, the cost of the venue etc.