300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Upcoming Info Sessions:
none scheduled at this time - be in touch to schedule a phone call
Cueing, Mantra + Chant - October 5/6 - Registration Open
Accessible Yoga Teacher Training - November 7 - 10 - Registration Open
Ayurveda Foundations - January 11/12 - Registration Open
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Erin Bidlake - February 13 - 16 - Registration Open
Hello wonderful yogi!
You’re reading this because you’re curious about the 300 hour program, and I’m so pleased it’s peaked your interest. I’ve always maintained that it’s such a good thing that teacher training programs are increasingly common, because as we educate our yogic palettes, we get to deepen and diversify the offerings. Because there are sufficient numbers of people who have their foundational 200 hour program, we now get to go deeper and cover those concepts and practices that are initially peripheral to the facilitation of a basic yoga class.
When I started offering teacher trainings, I realized we were educating yoga teachers much the way academia prepares professors: here is the content, what you do with it is up to you. Fingers crossed you’re a decent teacher.
While teaching is intuitive for some, even then we need to explore how we can be of better service, more proactive in the honesty of our offerings, and how our personal care and practices help us be effective beings in the world. I take a long view - every few months I learn something new, apply a discovery with success, or read another book, and realize that comfort with the long path is critical to self-compassion in the present. I believe in exploring how we got here, what we’re doing, and if there’s space – and there always is! – to refine our methods.
This is training for people who want a sangha – community. There are some details below, and there are complete details in the 300 Hour Information Package.
Our personal and teaching practices are transformative processes that require time for techniques and ideas to reveal their full brilliance. Once we have fully integrated a practice, it’s time to add new fuel through study and studentship. For students who have completed an approved 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program, the 300 hour program will offer detailed depths that build on that foundation.
The 300 hour program is comprised of 270+ contact hours and 30 non-contact hours distributed between modules and their corresponding homework that can be completed at your chosen pace. Many participants take the long view, though you could complete the program in a little over two years, if you chose. Modules are offered regularly in 2 and 4 day formats, and occasionally with online components. The full details of the format are available in the Information Package.
The Perks - Why this program?
The program includes an optional study group that meets bi-monthly to study yogic texts and articles of interest - sessions are recorded for those unable to attend!
We are registered with Yoga Alliance, so you can submit your certification to become a RYT-500 (see our certificate of registration with Yoga Alliance)
We can issue tax receipts for all modules for continuing education when you file your taxes in Ontario
There are 300 hour program only modules and registrants receive priority registration notifications
Participants in the program have the opportunity to ask questions that will be addressed in quarterly video talks from Kathryn – all questions are welcome! These are posted in our private 300 Hour Program Facebook group and then discussion is encouraged
Virtual study group that meets bi-monthly to discuss yogic texts and articles
There’s an optional self-study module, which could help you create a personally meaningful yogic project of practice or teaching
There are opportunities to assist Kathryn and possibly teach in future programs
We’re a lovely group of people :)
Full module descriptions are available in the Information Package, but they are grouped into the three categories that honour a few of the important spectrums of practice: Movement + Stillness, Individual + Community, and Sound + Silence.
Movement + Stillness Modules
Understanding Moving Bodies + Efficient Accessible Yoga Sequencing (intelligent edge yoga method)
Shoulders + Upper Immersion
Hips + Lower Immersion
Pranayama + Core Immersion
Yin + Mellow Yoga
Chair Yoga + Wisdom Years Yoga
Individual + Community Modules
Breathing Life into Your Practice: Pranayama + Philosophy
Women's Yoga + Ayurveda
Sangha: Integrating Philosophy
Svadhyaya: Personal Study Module *** this module is done on your own
Growing Your Teaching Practice ("Business of Yoga")
Sound + Silence Modules
Teaching Methods: Cueing, Mantra + Chant
Advanced Pranayama + Meditation
I am so pleased to host guest teachers in the program to enrich our conversations! Guest teachers include Geoff Outerbridge, Mona Warner, Erin Bidlake, and more.
Review the Information Package.
Complete the Application Form linked below.
Have an informal interview with Kathryn, because mindfulness is intimacy and I’d like to know you.
Pay the registration fee that covers administration costs of the program.
Unsuccessful applications will be refunded their registration fee in full.
Download the Application Form here.