“If not you, who?”

Sampoorna Yoga RYS 300

300-HOUR ADVANCED YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING

(300-HOUR VINYASA FLOW YOGA TEACHER TRAINING)

Goa, India

A Yoga Alliance Approved Course, certifies you as a 500-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

OVERVIEW

Our 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course is a four-week intensive program designed to deepen your already existing knowledge and foundations of yoga. You must have already completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in any style to be eligible to enrol on our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

The primary focus of this course will be on sequencing Vinyasa Flow style yoga classes. Major attention will be given to the principles, technical aspects, and structural components of a Vinyasa Flow class.  Much of your time will be spent on expanding your knowledge of asanas while paying attention to the key alignments and anatomical structures in order to deepen your own practice as well as learning how to teach others safely. In addition, you will gain in-depth knowledge of pranayama, meditation and philosophy.

This course is intended to carry you further along your journey as a yoga teacher and prepare you for a more advanced personal and professional investigation into the transformative power of yoga. We are unorthodox and open in our approach towards teaching yoga, we strongly encourage you to bring your own creativity, intuitions and spiritual experiences into your teaching styles.

After completion of this program, you can become a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance.

THE ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY

Our anatomy classes ensure understanding of the key muscles and bones used in asana practice and their associated health benefits and contraindications. Substantial emphasis is placed on muscular and skeletal anatomy and in depth analysis of anatomical and skeletal limitations and differences. The specially designed practical anatomy classes are the back bone of the alignment classes.

TAKING THE QUANTUM LEAP

In our 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training course there will be lots of opportunities for you to teach. From day one, you will start teaching one-on-one and progress to teaching larger groups. You will be guided on how to improve and enhance your teaching skills and how to plan and structure a class. You will also have regular opportunities to assist and adjust practitioners in asana classes.

Your journey with us is as much about deepening your own practice and individuality as it is about gaining the skills to teach others. We passionately believe in the significance of your own process of discovery and experience on the development of your unique personal voice and style as a yoga teacher.

300 – HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (VINYASA FLOW)

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU…

  • If you are a yoga teacher and want to take your teaching skills to the next level.
  • If you want to refresh your knowledge of alignment, adjustment, anatomy and philosophy in a focused, committed learning environment with professional and dedicated teachers and students.
  • If you want to acquire deeper knowledge of Yoga, Philosophy and Meditation.
  • If you want to deepen your personal practice along with senior teachers and long-term practitioners.
  • If you want to learn and practice hands-on adjustment and enhance your teaching skills.
  • If you want to share the knowledge and experience you have gained as a yoga teacher with others
  • If you want to take some time for yourself and enjoy being a student again– studying in a fun, encouraging, and supportive environment
  • If you want added benefits with Yoga Alliance by becoming a 500-hour level teacher.
  • If you want to enhance your credibility and increase your visibility as a well-trained yoga teacher.
  • If you want to join the growing community of yoga teachers who are committed to quality training.
  • If you are interested in shaping yoga world-wide and expanding your network.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • You are eligible to apply if you hold a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate with Sampoorna or any other school registered with Yoga Alliance, in any style of yoga.
  • You are eligible to apply if you have taken a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course which is not recognised by Yoga Alliance but still want to learn more and deepen your knowledge. In this case, you will receive the 300-hour certificate upon successful completion of the course, however, you will not be able to register with Yoga Alliance.
  • If you are a long-term yoga practitioner but have not completed any teacher training, you are still welcome to join the course to gain knowledge and experience. In this case, you will still receive the 300-hour Teacher Training certificate upon successful completion of the course, but you may not be able to register with Yoga Alliance.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of successful completion of the course You will receive a 300-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification which will help you register yourself as an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance if you already have a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

COURSE DETAILS

This course places major emphasis on Vinyasa yoga practice, hands-on adjustments, and Vinyasa sequencing workshops. The philosophy is based on Bhagavad Gita and its applications in daily life. Students will study and practice pranayama, chakra and Kundalini meditations, metaphysical meditations, and Yoga Nidra. The anatomical highlight will be on practical applications of functional anatomy and comparative anatomy.

PRACTICE & TECHNIQUES

  • Vinyasa flow intermediate to advance level practice every morning.
  • Yin, restorative and other styles of asana practice a few times during the course.
  • Sequencing workshops.
  • Regular student teaching practice and feedback from teachers and classmates.
  • Alignment/adjustment/teaching techniques workshops every day.
  • Daily hands-on-adjustments by teachers or by fellow trainees to deepen your personal practice.
  • Modifications, and advance variations of numerous postures.
  • Use of props such as blocks, bolsters, straps, blankets, and walls in your yoga practice.
  • Posture clinics
  • Regular themed-workshops on topics such as hip opening, headstand and inversions, back bending, arm balances, among others.

TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

  • Teaching practice, receiving and giving feedback
  • Principles of demonstration
  • Observing, assisting and correcting
  • Instructions guidelines, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher
  • Voice projection, and floor presence
  • Different process of learning
  • Planning and structuring a class
  • Alignment and hands-on-adjustments theory and practice
  • Dealing with injuries and safety precautions

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

In this class, your teachers will guide you through how to develop your career as a yoga teacher, setting up your own studio, school or retreat center, marketing strategies, advertising and PR, ethics in yoga business, building networks with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats, and much more.

PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION

You will learn and practice different breathing and meditation techniques almost every day throughout the complete course.

PHILOSOPHY

You will receive around fourteen interactive classes on yoga philosophy.  Ten are mandatory and the other four, also known as Satsangs, are optional.  Satsangs are open philosophy classes where you are free to ask questions related to spirituality, meditation or any other enquiry related to your spiritual quest.

  • Information, knowledge and wisdom.
  • Karma Yoga and its practical applications in daily life.
  • Jnana Yoga and its applications.
  • Raja Yoga/Ashtanga Yoga.
  • Meditation, theory and practice.
  • Dharma and Karma.
  • Understanding Bhakti Yoga.
  • Three Gunas: Satva, Rajas, Tamas.
  • Gunas and food.
  • Importance of right attitude.
  • Kundalini and chakra.
  • Samadhi, Enlightenment and Moksha.

ANATOMY

  • Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes the study of the anatomical subject and the application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, among others).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory).
  • Introduction to different body systems: skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, breathing and respiratory system, and major joints of the body.
  • Understanding of yoga asanas from an anatomical perspective.
  • Therapeutic applications of postures and working with injuries in asana class.

PRE READING

You will be given a reading list with books and yoga related DVDs to read and watch before coming to the course. These will be counted as non-contact hours.  You will receive this list along with the joining instructions upon acceptance of your place. You should endeavour to complete this reading before your course begins. Purchasing the required material to accomplish this task is the responsibility of each student. Should you not be able to purchase the material or complete the reading before the course starts, you can do so during your free hours and using the materials we have available in the school library. We have all of the required resources available for you here.

DAILY SCHEDULE

*Weekends: Saturday classes will finish at 4.00 pm.  Sundays off.

DATES & FEES

“If not you, who? If not now, when?” ~The Talmud

DATES & AVAILABILITY

COURSE FEE

*For men: single occupancy only unless you come with a participant/partner/group with you

  • Early Bird Discount:
    • €100 Euros: 60 days before course start date
  • The course fee is in Euros and inclusive of all taxes.
  • Included in the fee: Training, accommodation and meals only.
  • Not included: Travel, insurance, any other liability etc.
  • Airport transfers: Available at INR 2400-3000 depending upon type of the taxis
  • Check-in: From 16.00 pm onwards on course start date.
  • Check-out: Before 10.00 am on course end date.
  • Orientation meetings: Are held between 4-5 pm on the course start date.
  • Accommodation: We have two types of accommodation named Sampoorna and Anaya. All rooms are air-con and have private hot showers. We will always give you the accommodation agreed upon but life happens and sometimes we may have to make changes if required due to the circumstances beyond our control. Please check our Yoga Village page for pictures and more detailed information about the accommodation.
  • Please check our refund policies here

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Application: Complete the online application form . If you don’t hear back from us within 24 hours, please send us an email at [email protected].  Please always check your spam if you don’t see our response within 24 hours. You can also contact us at our Whatsapp number +919158439037 for status of your application.
  2. Booking amount: Once accepted in the course you will be asked to pay a non-refundable but transferrable booking fee of €400 or INR 34,000 via PayPal/ Wise/ Googlepay / direct Bank Transfer. Your place on the course will be confirmed only upon receipt of the deposit amount. This fee will be adjusted in your total course fee.
  3. Remaining balance:  Upon arrival at Sampoorna Yoga, Goa by cash, debit or credit card, or PayPal.
  4. Refund Policy

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More than 80% students are between 23-38. Rest are between 20-22 and 38-65.

Four to Five depending upon the group size.

Deepak Sharma (founder), Eli Aguilar (co-founder), Prianca Sharma, Vinita Thackrey. There may be a couple of more teachers. It’s covid times there can always be some changes in the team. Please bear with us. Please visit our teacher’s page to learn more about our teaching team.

First of all, the teachings of an ashtanga yoga teacher training course always remains the same irrespective of the number of hours of the training.  It’s not the level of the course but the level of each student which determines what and how much she or he will learn in the course. Students from different levels will feel the course differently. For example: How far you will be allowed to practice in your ashtanga yoga primary series totally depends upon the level of your practice. Secondly, you will also have an exclusive access to our online module of 50-hours hands on adjustment training course as well as yoga anatomy module which the 200-hour YTTC students don’t have. You will also get much more opportunity to practice hands-on adjustment than the 200-hour YTTC students.

Flexibility is not the pre-requisite to join a yoga course but openness is. You don’t have to be flexible to practice yoga. Yoga asana practice will make your flexible.

You should be fine as long as you can understand English well and speak a little bit. At least 60% of our students are not native English speakers. Our teachers do take this into consideration to ensure that the material being taught is understood by everyone.

Discipline and commitment, full attendance and participation in all the classes is required to obtain your certificate. There will also be a small written and practical exam at the end. We provide you a study guide (a question bank) which is part of your teacher training manual at the start of the course. All the questions from the exam will be from that study guide. The study guide is based on what we teach you. The exam is not to stress you out. We want you to enjoy your training here and not stress about the exam. No one has ever failed in Sampoorna in the last 12 years. If you are present mentally and physically in all the course you will pass the exam very easily.

Yes, we provide you an online module which covers yoga anatomy , well as our 50-hours hands-on adjustment teacher training and some pranayama, meditation and ashtanga yoga classes.

Yes, the courses are structured in a way that there are ample opportunities for student teaching practice throughout. In fact you will start practicing teaching from the day one.

Yes, all our courses are registered with Yoga Alliance. This certification will allow you to teach anywhere in the world. It’s also accepted by insurance companies.

Please take advice from your doctor or make your own call.

Pre-study (mandatory non-contact hours):

  • Once you have booked your place in the course, we will give you access to an online module which covers the 100 non-contact hours of the training.
  • This online module is a combination of pre-recorded classes and the teacher training manual.
  • This module covers a big portion of yoga anatomy, a few classes on pranayama, meditation, philosophy, a few Ashtanga classes so that you can start practicing at home if you don’t have access to a yoga studio. It also includes an exhaustive 50-hours hands-on adjustment online teacher training module.

Yes. Your previous 200-hour training combined with this 300-hours makes you eligible to register as a 500-hour YRT with Yoga Alliance.

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YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED COURSES!


All the Sampoorna Yoga’s Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance. Once you graduate from our school, you will be eligible to register as a Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance anywhere in the world. This certification enables you to teach in any and all the countries in the world.

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