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).
The 300-Hour Modules
All modules are 300-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified. Each module is 60 hours. Modules may be taken in any order.
Prana & Pranayama: Unveiling the Sacred Science of the BreathThis 60-hour certification course offers an in-depth look at prana and pranayama. It is an immersion into the application and practice of the sacred science of the breath. Participants will learn the correct use of pranayama, and its potential for increasing vitality and longevity, to calm and focus the mind, cleanse physical, emotional and mental disturbances and above all, to connect one to their spiritual heart. They will explore the experiences delivered through certain breathing techniques and learn how to integrate them into their own practice and life and how to safely share these practices with their students.
Some of the 300-hour Advanced Training modules are offered back-to-back as double modules. Save money and make faster progress toward your certification when you sign up for two modules at once.
“Kriya yoga is in itself a means. It is designed to illuminate and flood the understanding of the practitioner so that you remove all misconceptions, clean the mind and re-identify yourself with the deeper nature.” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati
In this current age, with the fast pace of life and constant demands on our time, we require potent techniques that can unhook us from our unconscious momentum and deliver us to peace, connection and inner stability.
The Yogic practices of Kriya offer a methodology that does just that: through provoking somatic experience, releasing old attachments, strengthening the nervous system, shifting mental patterns and expanding awareness.
Kriyas have been passed down through the generations from master to student; these are precise formulas, that when applied in the correct way can create lasting transformation and ultimately lead to self-realization.
This immersion is for all of you wanting to learn tried and tested techniques that help you to move through blocks, promote physical and emotional healing and give you access to your higher mind and potential.
This 12-day journey offers 6 days on the study of the science and application of kriya and a 6 days of learning how to bring higher awareness and skillful action into every area of your life. Pulling from the practices of kriya from a few yogic traditions and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
For those of you wanting to take your practice and teaching to the next level of understanding and experience please join us for this in-depth exploration of kriya and the cultivation of awareness. Learn why these practices offer the perfect antidote to these times. Gather resources to use in your own life and to share with others.
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.