"The Science & Spirit of Yoga"
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Healthcare and Wellness Providers
June 1 - December 15, 2019
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.
Why this Program is Especially Intended 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.
2019 Schedule for 300 Hour Certification
Saturday June 1, 8:00-10:00am
Saturdays and Sundays
June 8-9, 22-23
July 6-7, 20-21
August 3-4, 17-18, 31
September 1, 14-15, 28-29
October 5-6, 19-20
November 2-3, 16-17, 30
December 1, 14-15
Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Bi-weekly)
Practice Clinic Dates
June 13, 27, July 11, 25
August 8, 22
September 5, 19
October 3, 17, 31
November 14, 28
*Practice Clinic hours may be substituted for approved Contact Hours of instruction received during the course of the program outside of training weekends. Assignments must be submitted that link external credits to our program objectives.
Contact Susana with Questions!
858-336-3023 | email@example.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
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.
Tuition, Discounts & Program Policies
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!
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 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.
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Join my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in San Diego, for eligibility to register as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance upon completion.