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300 Hour Master Training

300 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Training (RYT) programs.

Master Training is an intermediate/ advanced training for existing teachers to deepen their practice and broaden their careers.  


Goals:

  • Confidence in creating custom class sequences for various intensions
  • Understand how to conduct student assessments and create tailored programs for 1:1 private yoga classes
  • Ability to lead special programs, ie. pranayama & meditation classes, workshops and retreats

The result is a qualified teacher that is more marketable in the yoga community because they can teach a variety of classes and relate to a variety of students.

Course Curriculum

History & Philosophy

• Yoga history, philosophy & evolution
• Eight kinds of Yogic study/ practice
• Ancient Yogic texts: Shiva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita, Goraksha Paddhati  
• Philosophy and lineage of Krishnamacharya, BKS Iyengar, Sri Pattabhi Jois, Paramhansa Yogananda, Bishnu Ghosh
• Exploration of Tantric Kundalini Yoga
 

Anatomy

• Basic western anatomy & physiology
• Functional anatomy and physical structure
• Esoteric Anatomy & Chakra System
 

Asana – Body
• Exploration of asana variations and intermediate asanas
• Alignment, common mistakes, and how to avoid injuries
• Medical benefits
• Balance between body, mind and breath

 • Energetic activation in Asana

 • Poses for Pranayama & Meditation


Sequencing
• Static vs Dynamic practices
• Holistic vs Creative practice
• Practicing for specific goals/ intentions


Pranayama - Breath
 • Primary breathing techniques

  • Combination breathing techniques

  • Conducting Pranayama classes


Meditation - Mind  

  • Mindfulness

  • Zazen

  • Yantra Visualization

  • Mantra/ Nada Yoga

  • Moving/ Dynamic

  • Conducting Meditation classes
 

The Art of Teaching
• Rasa Sadhana - emotional control
• How to use your own body as a teaching tool
• How to use your voice, volume, tempo and pacing
• How to read bodies and correct postures
• Choosing the right words
• Energy, passion, confidence, humour
• Using your presence & Self-awareness as a transformative teaching tool

Sanskrit
• General understanding of Sanskrit language
 

Yogic Lifestyle
• Morals and ethics for yoga professionals
• Self-practice

 • Internal Practices : Prana/ Med
 

Diet, Nutrition & Hydration
• Purification through food
• Yogic diet guidelines
• Understanding the importance and effects of water
 

Yoga & Business
• How to build a resume and apply at studios
• What’s needed to open your own studio
• Yoga registration procedures
• How to build a following
• Balancing money vs materialism
• Conflict resolution
• Relationships in the studio
• Sexual harassment
• Insurance / injuries
• Next steps for growth & development

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Schedule

Schedules can change depending on venue

Practice is an integral part of the programme, where techniques are learned, skills sharpened and the fire of transformation fuelled.  The commitment to practise with the same group at the same time every day stokes the coals for change by providing the perfect catalyst to help break old habits and set a foundation for a new you. Morning practice is for experiential learning and evening practice allows practical refinement of topics covered in lecture.  


Daily Schedule

8:00am – 6:00pm Daily (half day Sundays)

· 8:00am  – 9:30am Morning Practice

· 9:30am  – 10:00am break

· 10:00am  – 1:00pm Lecture A

· 1:00pm  – 2:00pm break

· 2:00pm  – 5:00pm Lecture B

· 5:00pm  – 6:00pm Evening Practice

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm *Occasional movie nights

Requirements

Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student's primary support network. We emphasise that this programme may not be for everyone.  

Applicants must:

 • Have a minimum of 1 year of yoga practice, with 6 months consistent hot practice
• Have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme (students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions)
• Be fully committed to 100% attendance
• Be willing and able to forego most of their personal and professional commitments  

Course Readings:

Required Course Reading

 • How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
• How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie  


Recommended Lifetime Reading

 • Hot Yoga: Energizing, Rejuvenating, Healing by Marilyn Barnett
• Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
• Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
• Bhagavad Gita, any version (Stephen Mitchell’s version recommended)
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any version (Chip Hartranft’s version recommended)

 

Application Procedure

• Students must submit an online application to register 


• Your submitted application will be processed and reviewed 


• You will be notified of approval by email within 3-5 working days 


• Once approved, you will be sent a confirmation email with deposit (US$500)/ payment details to fully guarantee your space and a Welcome Letter with further programme details 

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