300-Hour AYC Yoga Teacher Training

For 500 RYT Advanced Studies Certification

Are you ready to continue your teaching journey? We have an amazing program that will allow you to go deeper in your practice and enrich your teaching skills. This is an opportunity to explore and experience different yoga styles and modalities that your heart draws you to.

Our 300-hour program is an intensive-study course with 150 hours of core curriculum that builds from our 200 hour training, going deeper into asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, philosophy and more. Once you have completed your core curriculum hours, You’ll be able to major in a specific focus area, check out our major tracks below. 

What sets us apart?

  • AYC has a unique teaching sequence complemented with an array of elective workshops that invite our students to delve deeper into their areas of interest from Bhakti, Kirtan, Ashtanga, Restorative, Power and more.  We will explore the physical, philosophical and scientific aspects of Yoga while introducing you to some of the best Yoga instructors here in the Southeast.
  • This program is fully hybrid and allows flexibility for the students to take classes either in person or online. All of our courses are recorded so you will have access to the materials after the training ends. 

To be eligible for this 300-Hour Certification you will need to have already obtained a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification (from the Asheville Yoga Center or elsewhere).

How it works

All students will need to complete 300 hours to graduate. Your program hours will be a mixture of contact hours (core curriculum and elective) and non-contact hours (homework and assignments). Yoga alliance defines contact hours as hours that take place in the physical or virtual presence of a faculty member and non-contact hours as hours that may take place without a faculty member present. We offer a Hybrid format, which means that you can complete your hours either virtually or in-person at the studio. Each course will be offered in a virtual and in-person format to help serve you better.

Hour Requirements

150 hours = core curriculum

75 hours = major electives

45 hours = general electives

30 hours = homework and assignments* (Details Below)

Total = 300 hours

The Core Foundation (150 Hours)

The core curriculum builds a foundation for your yoga teaching toolkit. In this course, you will explore philosophy, anatomy, physiology, pranayama, and more. You’ll learn a detailed AYC sequence that you will be able to use in your teaching. 

 

You’ll learn:

  • Advanced AYC asana sequence
  • Advanced Pranayama and Meditation sequences
  • A deep exploration into Yoga Philosophy and how it relates to today’s world
  • The anatomy, physiology and tools to assist & adjust mindfully

 

Required Reading

Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 

Atma Bodha (Self Knowledge),  Light on Pranayama

Major Electives (75 Hours)

Six paths will be available for students to major in with 75 hours per path.

 It is often described as a combination of the mind, the intellect and the ego, and it controls the physical. Through the subtle body, the yogi experiences pleasure and pain. The subtle body is considered to be the various energetic layers that make up a human being beyond physicality. It consists of three of the  five koshas (sheaths). 

  1. The pranamaya kosha: the sheath of vital life force/energy
  2. manomaya kosha: the mental or psychological sheath
  3. vijnanamaya kosha: the sheath of wisdom and intellect

In this pathway we will explore these concepts through different Yogic Styles, allowing students to deepen their experience and knowledge. 

Some topics may include: 

  • Yoga Prana and Awareness
  • Yoga Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Stillness in Motion
  • Yoga and the Chakras
  • Yoga and Mamas
  • Yin and Chakras
  • Breath Intelligence
  • Subtle body and anatomy

This pathway will explore the physical body in all its aspects and how we use it in our Yogic practice. From different body types, sequencing to different yoga styles we will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge with expert teachers.

Some topics may include: 

  • Sequencing and Slow Flow
  • Creative Theming and Sequencing
  • Power Yoga Part 1 & Part 2
  • Hands on Assists
  • TherapeuticTeaching
  • Senior Yoga
  • Kids yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Kundalini
  • Balance of Musculature
  • Pre- Natal and Postnatal Yoga
  • Yoga for Cancer

An opportunity to dig deeper into yoga philosophy through different paths and philosophies. Exploring interpretations, practicalities for today’s world and how it can help us find internal peace.

Some topics may include: 

  • Power of Now
  • The Roots of Yoga
  • 5 Day Bhakti Vinyasa
  • Ayurveda and Yoga
  • Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Bhagavad Gita: Moral Philosophy
  • Householder Yoga
  • Self Knowledge
  • Everyday Karma
  • The Moon Path

Ayurveda is seen as the sister science of Yoga. In this track, you will learn how to incorporate Ayurvedic principles and theory into your practice, both personally and professionally. 

Some topics may include: 

  • Ayuryoga Fundamentals as taught by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc.
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • 9 Day Ayurvedic Seasonal Cleanses
  • Practical Ayurveda – Daily habits of healing
  • Vastu Principles and Remedies: An Ayurvedic Approach to Design and Space
  • Vedic Astrology: The Science of light and Life Counseling

Bhakti is a huge part of the understanding and discovery of yoga. Through the devotion path, our heart opens up to the beauty of the universe and we can see the universe for what it is–a well-wisher of our dharma. 

Some topics may include: 

  • The Art of Kirtan
  • Bhakti in Daily Life
  • The Four Yogas
  • Karma Yoga a lifestyle
  • Devotion through Householder Yoga

The body is our temple, and nutrition is key to maintaining a healthy body. In this track, we will explore various aspects of what nutrition is from a yogic perspective. Some topics may include: 

  • Yogic diet
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition for Self Healing
  • A Vegan lifestyle
  • Everyday healthy eating
  • Food, The Body and Mind Connection

Open General Electives (45 Hours)

Students have 45 hours of workshops to choose from any path as they wish, to further their studies and try new fields/topics.

Homework & Assignments (30 Non Contact Hours Total)

  • Karma yoga
  • Business of Yoga video
  • Assisting and Adjusting video
  • Home Practice
  • Teaching to others
  • Video Submission of Teaching 

Core Curriculum Schedule

8 Weekend:

2023 Dates:

  • June 2-4
  • June 16-18
  • June 30 – July 2
  • July 14-16
  • July 28-30
  • August 11-13
  • August 25-27
  • September 8-10

4 Week Immersion:

2023 Dates:

  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-Aug 4

Investment:

Full Price $4,675

Application Fee $10

$150 Registration Deposit

Elective Courses

These courses can be taken as elective credits, they are open to all levels and qualify for credit toward your 300-hour yoga alliance certification

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Teaching Meditation

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
February 3-5, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by January 20, 2022
$250 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after January 20, 2023
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Yoga and Addiction

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
February 17-19, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $30 if you sign up by February 3, 2023
$270 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after February 3, 2023
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Hypermobility & Yoga

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
February 24-26, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $25 if you sign up by January 24, 2023
$275 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after January 24, 2023
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Prop It Up

In-Person

 
March 3-4, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $20 if you sign up by February 5, 2023
$160 with Early Bird Special!
$180 after February 5, 2023
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Tristhāna: Teaching Ujjāyī, Bandha and Dṛṣṭi

In-Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
March 17-19, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by February 17, 2023
$250 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after February 17, 2023
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Longevity Yoga: The Art of Wasting Time

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
March 31-April 3, 2023
All Levels Welcome
300-hour YA credit
 
Save $75 if you sign up by March 17, 2023
$575 with Early Bird Special!
$650 after March 17, 2023
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Bhagavadgītā and Yoga Philosophy

In-Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
April 21-23, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by March 21, 2023
$250 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after March 21, 2023
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Creative Theming & Sequencing

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
May 4-7, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by April 4, 2023
$575 with Early Bird Special!
$650 after February 3, 2023
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Kriya Yoga Immersion

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
May 5-7, 2023
All Levels Welcome
300-hour YA credit
 
$275 for 2-day participation
*Sunday session by donation 
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5-Day Bhakti Vinyāsa Flow

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
May 15-19, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $100 if you sign up by April 15, 2023
$575 with Early Bird Special!
$675 after April 15, 2023
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Kids Yoga Part I

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
June 9-11, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by May 9, 2023
$450 with Early Bird Special!
$500 after May 9, 2023
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Clearing the Way: Y12SR Workshop

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
June 30-July 2, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by May 30, 2023
$325 with Early Bird Special!
$375 after May 30, 2023
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Kids Yoga Part II

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
December 1-3, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $50 if you sign up by Nov 1, 2023
$450 with Early Bird Special!
$500 after Nov 1, 2023
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Yoga, Meditation, & Neuroscience

In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)

 
December 15-17, 2023
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
 
Save $25 if you sign up by November 15, 2023
$275 with Early Bird Special!
$300 after November 15, 2023
  • All tuition is due 48 hours prior to the start of training. If the Student has tuition owed within 48 hours of training, they will not receive access to the training and will need to speak with the programs department.
  • If the student cancels within 30 days of the program, the student forfeits the application fee, enrollment fee, and 10% of total tuition cost.
  •  If the student cancels prior to 30 days of the start of the course, the student will forfeit the application fee and enrollment fee.
  •  If you are unable to pay the full tuition within 48 hours of the program, please schedule a call with the programs department to discuss.

Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course will receive a full refund minus the cancellation fee ($75). All cancellations within 48 hours or after the course begins will have a credit for future workshops.

Connect with Programs at AYC

Are you looking to get more information about First 50 and how it may fit with your schedule? Do you have specific questions about training at AYC?

Schedule a call with the Programs Coordinator to get your questions answered! Click this button and please select a date/time that works best for you to connect.

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Yoga Essentials Core Curriculum

Dive into AYC’s core curriculum with lead trainers Joe Taft, Richard Fabio, Shala Worsley, Tucker Shelton & Michael Johnson! This training will be live and interactive, offering students the opportunity to connect personally with the instructors. This journey will help you discover your unique gifts and sharpen your abilities to see your students with greater clarity. The curriculum includes anatomy, sequencing, theming, alignment and most importantly the breath. This training will take your teaching and personal practice to a deeper level. Sign up today to begin your journey!

Looking for a place to stay?

Get Special Room Rates

If you are interested in finding convenient accommodations during your workshop or training, you can qualify for discounted rates for your stay with our friends at TownePlace Suites by Marriott. This is located within a 5-minute walking distance from our studio!

300-Hour Teacher Training FAQ

Overview

Just like our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification Programs, we offer our students a taste of as many lineages as possible for the most well-rounded approach. We consider our programs to be non-biased, eclectic, and inspiring, offering the “greatest hits” from the best lineages. Our staff is certified in a variety of yoga schools, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Jivamukti, and Viniyoga, among others. By presenting different lineages of yoga, our hope is that students realize that many paths lead to the same goal, and they can then decide what resonates most with them. Our educational goal is to help release the student of their conditioned educational expectations. We are not here to indoctrinate our students. This is a noncompetitive, open-hearted educational environment with an emphasis on personal growth, taught by exceptional leaders in the yoga field.

  • Check-in is at the start of each session – If you are tardy you will be considered absent, unless you contact programs@youryoga.com to notify us of your tardiness and a valid reason. We will then count you as tardy instead of absent. Ongoing tardiness will not be allowed.
  • Failure to attend will result in loss of Yoga Alliance credit eligibility. If this happens, we will notify you via email. No refunds will be given due to your absence. Please double and triple check you will be available for all of the sessions of the course you are signed up for.

You will be informed upon registering for each individual course as to whether or not it is recommended that you bring your book(s) with you.

1. To be eligible for the 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification, you will need to have already obtained a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Your 200-Hour education can be from any approved school, not just the Asheville Yoga Center (more info on Yoga Alliance).

2. Have an established daily yoga practice (recommended: 30–90 minutes, 5-6 days a week).  You will not be required to provide documentation, just work through the honor system.  More explanation in your Welcome and Information Packet upon registration.

3.  Application

4.  Payment (see below “MONEY AND FINANCES”).

5.  A willingness to grow.  A ready heart to receive and an open mind to blossom!

We try to make it as simple as possible. After reading as much as you can from this website, if you still have questions please contact our 300 Hour Program Department. Then, when you’re confident that you are ready to begin accumulating your course credits, please fill out the application online and pay the $10 application fee and schedule your interview with our Programs Coordinator. After we have reviewed your application, we will have you pay a $150 registration deposit. Once we have received your deposit, then a Welcome and Information Packet will be provided via email within 10 business days.

You must complete the program within 2 years.

– Pay the $10 Application Fee.

– Pay the $150 Enrollment Deposit.

– Enroll in the core curriculum program either 4 week immersion or 8 weekend course.

150 hours = core curriculum

75 hours = major electives

45 hours = general electives

30 hours = homework and assignments* (Details Below)

Total = 300 hours

– Must submit your completed “Track Your Progress” document.

– Pay the $50 Completion fee

Asheville Yoga Center makes every effort to prepare for finalizing the program by sending out emails to those people who are close to finishing. We apologize for not having a more efficient tracking system at this time; therefore, it is always in your best interest to also track your courses yourself. We provide you these grids upon registration and can send you more if needed. We will then verify this through our system, confirm that all of your requirements have been met, and email you the link for the $50 Completion Fee. Upon receiving payment, you will receive your Graduation Packet, which includes Yoga Alliance instructions and the Asheville Yoga Center 300-Hour Certificate. Please allow 10 business days for graduation processing. If you don’t hear from us, or even if you do, please contact our 300 Hour Program Advisor with any questions.

Our courses average 15–50 people per event. Often the average is 35, which can seem like a cozy room, full of people and yoga props, but our instructors give ample Q&A time — as well as small peer group teaching time — so you leave each course with the confidence to apply what you have learned. Most of our programs fill up ahead of time, so don’t wait too long to enroll!

You will be sent a tracking grid upon registration to keep a record of your credits.

You should also be receiving an annual email reminder from our Programs Coordinator indicating how many years you are into the program, to help you in remembering when your program expires (2 years from application date).

To track your credits yourself, your account should be current in our system Union. You used this system to initially enroll for this program, and you should be able to log into your account at any time. 

Please contact our 300 Hour Program Coordinator, with any questions.

Financial Information

To join our Advanced Studies Teacher Training Program, you need to register online with a $10 application fee accompanying your application, and then a $150 enrollment deposit.

This format is tuition based, so you will pay your full tuition amount before starting the program. The tuition is $4,675 full price.

 

*Tuition does not include books, housing, or meals.

Please see our full cancellation and transfer policy for more details on fees. For individual module refunds, please fill out a cancellation or transfer request form

No. According to Yoga Alliance guidelines, no outside transfer credits are allowed in any 300-Hour program. All courses must be completed through Asheville Yoga Center.