"The Science & Spirit of Yoga"

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Studies & Teacher Training

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Urban Yogi's Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers comprehensive teachings in classical Yogic science and spirituality.

Designed for experienced students of Yoga with at least 200 documented hours of prior training, this certification prepares Yoga educators to meet the needs of individuals within the shifting demographics of Yoga as it is practiced in clinical and community settings.

Students are trained to think critically and intuitively in delivering classical Yogic techniques and perspectives to those they serve. Students learn to adapt their teaching to individuals in unique circumstances within a specific scope of practice appropriate for advanced educators in Yoga.  Emphasis is placed on adaptive posture and breath, Yoga's spiritual and scientific counterpart, Ayurveda, and the subtle forms of Yoga, sukshma vidyas.

Created by Susana Jones, E-RYT 200/RYT 500, this program fulfills Yoga Alliance’s 300 hour standards and awaits accreditation as a Registered Yoga School in the Spring of 2019.

Upon successful completion of this 300 hour program, students will be eligible for RYT 500 status with Yoga Alliance, provided that they already have RYS 200 certification. 


Yogic Education for Healthcare & Wellness Providers

Bridges are being formed between healthcare and Yoga, as evidenced by ample research into the benefits of Yoga for wide-ranging health conditions, and the rates at which doctors recommend Yoga for preventative health. Caretakers in health-related fields can greatly benefit from training in Yogic self-care methods and perspectives for their own wellbeing and longevity in their field. As an extension, one can care for others from a deep well of vitality and skillfulness in Yogic methods that complement their scope of practice. Contact Susana about earning CEUs for your field.

Because caring for others is not dependent on one's career path, individuals who do not work in the healthcare and wellness fields may also join these programs. Yoga training can bring greater skill and meaning to any person's vocation, relationships and general wellbeing.

Schedule TBD

The dates for six 5-day modules are being decided. Thank you for your patience!

Contact Susana with Questions!

858-336-3023  |  susana@urbanyogisd.com



Topics Covered in "The Science & Spirit of Yoga"

Yogic Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Sankalpa: heartfelt purpose for the practice of Yoga

  • Dinacharya: daily self-care

  • Sadhna: personal daily practice

  • Basics of therapeutic Yoga Chikitsa

  • Adaptive Hatha Yoga

  • Shatkriya: purification practices

  • Yoga Nidra: restful self-inquiry

  • Pranayama: Yogic breath

  • Mantra: personal sound healing

  • Mudra: advanced energetic directives

  • Dhyana: Yogic meditation

  • Smrtti Sadhna: recollection and consolidation practice

  • Idam Namam: surrendering the practice to the Divine

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Koshas: layers of being

  • Pancha Bhutas: five elements and their roles in the human body

  • Doshas: the seats of elemental imbalance and how they spread

  • Brahman, Vishnu & Shiva: the 3 universal energies and their cycles in the human body

  • Prana Vayus: pathways of vital life force

  • Marmani: subtle vortices and their geometry within the physical body

  • "Anatomy Trains" of myofascial meridians

  • Living tissue and it's potential for self-healing

  • Breath and the nervous system

  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)

  • Joint health in Yoga

  • Basics of Yoga for spinal health

  • Meditation and the brain

  • How the Yoga Sutras explain anatomy, physiology and neuroscience

History, Philosophy and Lifestyle

  • Samkhya: Vedic worldview

  • Vedic influence on American spirituality and pop culture

  • Purusha, Prakruti & Vikruti: essence, nature and imbalance

  • Gunas: universal qualities of nature

  • Ayurveda and the mind

  • Karma & Seva: settling the "cosmic tab."

  • Dharma Yoga and spiritual leadership

  • Pioneers of Yoga as medicine

Teaching Methodology

  • Ahimsa: "But first, do no harm."

  • Scope of practice for Yoga teachers

  • Qualities of a classical Yoga teacher

  • Understanding cultural appropriation and honoring the roots of Yoga

  • The changing demographics and prevailing needs of students in Yoga

  • Invocation and closing with mantra

  • Assessing postural imbalances

  • Sequencing for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)

  • Sequencing for the koshas

  • Refining postural adjustments and non-physical assists

  • Preventing common Yoga injuries and strain

  • Interviewing students and clients

  • Teaching inclusive group classes

  • Supporting private clients

  • Your dharma, your business model

  • Navigating multiple scopes of practice

  • Clinical considerations and confidentiality


  • Demonstrate understanding of learned concepts and vocabulary

  • Case studies on students of various age groups and body types

  • Identify and integrate constructive feedback

Graduation Retreat Day

Stay Tuned : )


Any therapeutic yoga components of Urban Yogi Teacher Training are based on Susana Jones' status as an IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance. Urban Yogi makes no attempt or claim to diagnose, treat or cure any medical or psychological condition.


Contact Susana, Urban Yogi

858-336-3023  |  Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com


Tuition, Discounts & Program Policies

Tuition: $3750*

Includes $500 registration fee, required texts, materials, and access to audio recordings.

Early Registration Discount

Students paid in full by April 1, 2019 receive a $250 discount!

Buddy Discount

Sign up with a friend and you'll both receive $100 off - Both registration fees must be paid and buddies named in advance. Discount will be deducted from total balance due.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The registration fee is non-refundable. In the event that you decide not to complete the full training, a pro-rated amount for length of training received will be retained, and the rest refunded, minus credit card processing fees.

Acts of God or any other circumstance that prevents the training from being offered as planned will warrant a full refund.



Prospective students often wonder if they are at a level of experience in Yoga that's appropriate for enrolling in a teacher training program. This training is open to all who are willing to do the work that personal growth entails.  We use what we learn about ourselves as students to inform ourselves as teachers.

Many people choose to participate in this program to enrich their lives at large, more-so than to teach Yoga professionally.  The wisdom that one stands to gain through this program is relevant to every aspect of our lives, including our chosen vocation.  We use Yoga as a system for self-healing.  It empowers us to be fully present in the world, no matter what path we choose. 


Guest Lecturers

Guest Lecturers for the 2019 200 & 300 Hour YTT Programs are being finalized.

In the meantime, contact me for details!




"Susana is the consummate teacher. I couldn't have had a better experience in my YTT. She created a safe, nurturing space for us to learn, explore, and integrate the full spectrum of concepts discussed. With a solid foundation in safety, physiology, and teaching method, we also learned and tried on several core spiritual ideas and concepts. And to enhance our training even more, Susana employed a variety of talented guest teachers and put on several in-house workshops where we could fully immerse ourselves in the teachings. Awesome experience."

~ Sean Castro RYT, Class of 2014

“On the first night of training I knew I had made the right decision to enroll. It was an expansive and beautiful experience to grow and learn alongside other passionate yogis. By diving into the teachings of yoga, I not only grew in my physical practice but gained a deeper love and appreciation for the science and art that yoga is. Susana is a compassionate and enlightened teacher that gently pushed us all to be better than we were the day before. She offered a unique and special piece to the training by focusing some time on Reiki energy healing. All of us became Reiki healers and it has helped me to be more grateful, balanced and aware of my surroundings. Taking time to truly care for ourselves and those around us was an integral part of the training and something that I still practice. I am a better person than I was before embarking on this journey and I am so grateful for that.”

~ Jenny G., Class of 2013

“I met amazing people and have maintained connections with them since the training ended. I loved how unique the program was, especially because it including the Reiki attunement. The teachers and program guide went above and beyond to help their students. Thank you Susana! Even though I had a lot of other obligations such as school and work, the training was flexible and provided the students with worksheets to review what we missed. I loved Julie’s Meditations and learning about Chakras and Asana.

Having lots of guest speakers gave us more insight! Having self-care “omwork” helped me take care of myself and love myself. I left the training loving who I am. My self-esteem was amazing, and my friends and family noticed that. If I could do the training over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. There is soo much to learn and I continue to grow in yoga. This training helped me understand and accept myself and others. I love yoga a million times more than I did before I started the training. So thank you Urban Yogi for offering the Teacher Within!”

~ Denise E.


Contact Susana, Urban Yogi

858-336-3023  |  Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com




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