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300 HOUR HOT VINYASA ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Hot Yoga Lounge, Inc. 300-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training is designed to enhance your personal practice and to provide you with the skills to teach students an alignment conscious and inspiring yoga class. This training is for current 200 hr yoga instructors looking to advance and enhance their training.
April 12-14 & 26-28
July 5-7 and 27-28
Sept 6-8 and 20-22
Oct 4-6 and 18-20
Nov 1-3 Graduation Weekend
General Weekend Training Hours*:
Contact Alexis at 386.214.3769
300-Hour Advanced Standards
Following are Yoga Alliance’s Standards for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 300-hour advanced training. The 300-hour RYS Standards are advanced standards of study; therefore a RYS may not offer a 300-hour advanced training without providing the foundational 200-hour training as well (through either a RYS 200 or a RYS 500 Track). These schools offer 500 hours of training in two segments; 200 hours and 300 hours.
A RYS 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are generally taught at the RYS 200-hour level. A RYS 300-hour advanced training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or subtler, and the training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be expected of a RYT 200.
Topics for registered teacher trainings must be relevant to the five Educational Categories as defined below. Registered schools must provide a minimum number of hours of study for each category, and must also provide additional hours of study relevant to these categories, which may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
A RYS with an advanced 300-hour training (RYS 300) must incorporate training hours in the following Educational Categories for the 300-hour training:
1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 50 Hours
Minimum Contact Hours: 25 hours Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 25 hours
This material shall foster an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions. Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
2. Teaching Methodology: 5 Hours
Minimum Contact Hours: 5 hours Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 5 hours
Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to:
Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.
How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting.
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
Qualities of a teacher.
The student learning process.
Business aspects of teaching yoga* (including marketing and legal).
3. Anatomy and Physiology: 15 Hours
Minimum Contact Hours: 10 hours Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours
Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
*Special Requirement: A minimum of ten of the above hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.
4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours
Minimum Contact Hours: 25 hours* Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours
Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to:
Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content.
Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).
Special Requirement: A minimum of 2 of the above Contact Hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.
5. Practicum: 30 Hours
Minimum Contact Hours: 15 hours* Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 5 hours
Topics in this category include:
Practice teaching (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback).
Receiving and giving feedback.
Observing others teaching.**
Assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Special Requirement: Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 Contact Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. These hours may include the time during which the trainee is receiving feedback on his/her teaching. Time spent assisting, observing others teaching, or giving feedback to others is excluded from these hours.
**Evaluation or observation of yoga classes outside of the RYS Teacher Training constitutes Non-Contact Hours.
6. Remaining Contact Hours and Elective Hours
All 300 hour teacher trainings must include 300 hours of training hours.
Of the 300 hours, 270 hours must be Contact Hours. (Information on Contact Hours Non-Contact Hours are found in section
80 of the 270 Contact Hours are assigned to specific Educational Categories.
The remaining 190 Contact Hours are distributed amongst the Educational Categories based on your training’s focus.
7. Contact Hours and Non-Contact Hours
Contact Hours A Contact Hour must take place in the physical presence of a faculty member.
Content of Contact Hours must be intended for teacher trainees rather than the general public, specifically:
The content of these hours advances the education of trainees as demonstrates explicitly through the course syllabus and its Learning Objectives.
These hours fall into the normal content flow of the overall training entailing discussion, reports submitted by trainees on their experiences, related homework, projects, or the like.
Faculty for these hours meet Yoga Alliance's faculty qualifications and are designated in the syllabus as training faculty.
Non-Contact Hours Non-Contact Hours are the number of hours of learning that occur without a faculty member present. All Non-Contact Hours must be relevant to the five Educational Categories. These outside resources should be thoughtfully chosen to support the training. Non-Contact Hours must be an assigned part of the curriculum and examples of allowable Non-Contact Hours may include:
Reading, audio/video or Internet resources that are integrated into the curriculum via reports, class discussions, presentations, tests, or the like;
Webinars on yoga-related topics;
Written assignments on yoga-related topics that may be counted for all categories except Practicum;
Group activities including directed discussion, technique practice or teaching practice;
Attending yoga classes outside of the program with the following stipulations:
Each class must be evaluated via a written or oral exercise, and
These hours may count toward the Techniques, Training and Practice, Teaching Methodology or Practicum categories.
Contact Heather with questions 386.846.2011
Upon completion, graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance, at the RYT-500 Level.
Please read more about Yoga Alliance Credentialing here: