300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Retreat description

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level and cultivate a lifelong practice of awareness? Discover the true essence of yoga in our advanced 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

With a strong focus on yogic philosophy, pranayama, and meditation, this course takes you on the authentic path of yoga according to ancient traditions. You will gain all the necessary tools to expand your own practice or to step into your calling as a teacher and guide.

  • Cultivate awareness – learn to recognize and familiarize inner silence through daily meditation.
  • Gain deeper wisdom – study ancient yogic philosophy to support your journey toward the goal of yoga.
  • Level up your teaching skills – build confidence in combining asana and pranayama for an optimal balance of body and mind.
  • Move beyond asanas – gain hands-on experience teaching other aspects of yoga, such as advanced pranayama, meditation, and Yoga Nidra.
  • Embody the yogic lifestyle – spend six weeks in our peaceful private beach resort, immersed in the study and practice of yoga.
  • Feel the benefits of healthy eating – fuel your body and mind with wholesome plant-based meals.
  • Cultivate loving kindness – realize the softness of being, becoming more gentle with yourself and others along the way.

During the six-week training, you will deepen your knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, the yogic lifestyle, and more. Our hands-on approach will give you profound insights into yoga through direct experience.

What Makes This
Training Special?

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.“ — Aadil Palkhivala

Only studying the theory of yoga is not enough. To fully understand yoga, it needs to be experienced. Therefore, this training is highly practice-oriented, dedicating many hours to the exploration, embodiment, and integration of yogic wisdom. Where other programs only scratch the surface, our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training takes you on a deep dive.

Although you will have some free time to explore the island, we recommend staying on campus as much as possible to experience the profound benefits of an ongoing practice. Taking this time to “retreat” from the outside world will help you deepen your awareness, cultivate focus and discipline, and start looking for true happiness within.

Who Is It For?

This training is for dedicated students and teachers who wish to take their practice to the next level. Whether you have already taken a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, are teaching yoga for a living, or wish to attend the course to deepen your spiritual practice, our program will give you life-changing new perspectives.

If you are looking for a program that helps you…

… Expand your practice in meaningful ways,
… Become a better yoga teacher,
… Make a difference in the lives of your students,
… And experience personal transformation,

This training is for you. It’s time to take the next step on your yoga journey.

Level Up Your Certification

Our curriculum is designed following Yoga Alliance standards. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive accreditation as an RYT 300. If you have already received a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification prior to this course, you will qualify for RYT 500 accreditation.

While a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a popular choice, not many continue to pursue an advanced certification. Taking this 300-Hour Training will help you transform into a yoga teacher who stands out from the crowd.

Healthy Food

Every day, you’ll get to enjoy three healthy and delicious meals buffet style. All meals are plant-based, with some vegetarian options. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast, such as tropical fruit with coconut yogurt and granola or hearty scrambled tofu. Lunch and dinner buffets include a variety of healthy dishes like salads, curries, and other Thai-, Indian, and Western-inspired meals.

Extended Practicum

After graduation you have the option to stay longer and use our facilities to practice your teaching skills by giving free yoga classes to the public.

This is a good opportunity to practice your teaching skills but is entirely optional.

Why One Yoga?

Our teachers are sincere and experienced yogis. They have decades of experience in yoga and meditation, and a deep personal practice. They will share their diverse gifts with you from an authentic and heart-centered place of service.

Located on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan – a hub for yoga lovers – One Yoga is known as a sincere school of Yoga. We are dedicated to sharing the essence of yoga according to ancient tradition.

We know how important it is to have a sangha, a spiritual community, where you can create authentic and lasting connections. We have shared our space with hundreds of students, teachers, and yoga lovers from all over the world — and we welcome you with open arms to join our One Yoga family on Koh Phangan.

The daily schedule

06:00 - 07:00
Meditation
07:00 - 08:30
Yoga Practice
08:30 - 10:00
Breakfast Break
10:00 - 11:30
Art of Teaching
11:30 - 12:00
Tea Break
12:00 - 13:30
Anatomy and Physiology / Meditation
13:30 - 16:00
Lunch Break
16:00 - 17:30
Philosophy
17:30 - 19:00
Dinner Break
19:00 - 19:40
Meditation

Typical daily schedule. Sundays are day off!

What you will learn

Curriculum to be covered

01

Yoga techniques, training and practice

  • Asana – the classical yoga poses along with their physical, energetic, and healing effects. Modern additions and variations from intermediate to advanced are included.
  • Pranayama – traditional yogic breathing techniques will be practiced on a daily basis.
  • Mudra – important yogic “gestures” will be studied and practiced.
  • Bandha – “energetic locks” will be applied, combined with asana and pranayama.
  • Kriya – classical purification techniques will be explained and practiced.
  • Meditation – five classical techniques will be introduced and practiced daily.
  • Yoga Nidra – the ancient relaxation technique known as “yogic sleep” will be introduced and practiced.

02

Teaching methodology

  • Review of essential teaching skills and tools.
  • Combining asana and pranayama for more powerful classes.
  • Teaching various kinds of meditation, from modern mindfulness practices to the classical techniques outlined in the Yoga Sutras.
  • Principles and benefits of guiding an effective Yoga Nidra.
  • Teaching the philosophy of yoga to beginners.
  • Weaving yogic philosophy into your classes.
  • Accessible yoga – teaching targeted classes (such as yoga to regulate the nervous system) and specific populations, injuries, prenatal and postnatal.
  • Trauma awareness – holding space, safe vocabulary, and asana awareness.
  • The business of yoga and principles of online teaching.

03

Yoga anatomy and phisiology

  • Subtle Anatomy (Chakras, Nadis, Energy bodies & Kundalini)
  • Physical Anatomy (Human skeleton, Joint-segments with movement and functions, Muscle tissue and Fascia theory)
  • Functional Anatomy (Main Muscle groups and their functions, Skeletal variations and the influence on Yoga Asana performance, Spinal health and most common injuries)
  • Human Physiology (The major body systems and organs, special focus on the Respiratory system and the Nervous System)

04

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics

  • Review of key concepts in yogic philosophy, such as the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
  • Deeper look into the Yoga Sutras and key verses including dharana, bhavana, and ishwara pranidhana.
  • Looking at each sutra in detail, translating it, then practicing with it (sadhana) and understanding how to embody it into our life.
  • Meditating on the verses of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra and how each one can be a way to live life with a greater depth of awareness.
  • Understanding the play of the Gunas and how to increase Sattva (balance).
  • Looking at what it means to go beyond the Gunas.
  • How to include yogic philosophy in our day-to-day living and develop trust in the way life works.

05

Practicum

  • To assess your teaching skills and understanding of the course content, you will pass two practicums – in week 3 and week 6. Each practicum consists of a 60-minute guided yoga class. In addition, you will assist your fellow students as an adjuster.
  • In week 6, you will also take a written exam to successfully complete the course.
  • Optional extended practicum after graduation
Price

3,750 USD

The course fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days.

Available dates

Book now

26 Mar 2023

06 May 2023

The teacher team