300-Hour Advance Training
For 500 RYT Advanced Studies Certification
Asheville Yoga Center offers some of the best Yoga Alliance certified instructors and certified healthcare professionals in the nation. You will deepen your knowledge of yoga as you explore therapeutic yoga traditions, modalities, and yoga practices. 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). Breathe new life into your yoga practice and teaching! Join in at any time to start your journey. Earn your 300-hour RYT (certified through Yoga Alliance) at your own pace. Combined with your 200-hour RYT, you will become a 500-hour RYT, which is the highest international standard for yoga teachers. After completing this program, you can register as an advanced yoga teacher or RYT-500 and lead teacher training yourself.
How it works
You must complete 300 total hours of study to graduate. We allow students up to 2 years to complete the training requirements. Your program hours will be a mix of contact hours and non-contact hours. Yoga alliance defines contact hours as hours that take place in the physical or virtual presence of a faculty member. Yoga alliance defines non-contact hours as hours that may take place without a faculty member present. Your non-contact hours are acquired by completing the required reading assigned for each individual training you participate in.
270 hours of your 300 need to be contact hours
The 30 remaining hours need to be non-contact hours:
• Half-weekend course = 1 hour
• Weekend = 2 hours
• 3-Day = 3 hours
• 4-Day = 4 hours
• 5-Day = 5 hours
The Power of Now
In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)
In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)
5-Day Bhakti Vinyasa Flow
In Person or Virtual
Asana, Meridians, & The Five Elements
Foolproof Your Teaching
Power Yoga Weekend
Annamaya Kosha: Understanding The Human Body in Asana
Yin Yoga & Yin Wisdom
In Person or Virtual (Hybrid)
Yoga Essentials Core Curriculum
8 Weekend Training
Our 8-weekend program is perfect for students who have commitments and want to break up the training to suit their schedules! You will attend 1 full weekend training each month, and complete your Yoga Essentials Core Curriculum credits in 8 months. Check out our full dates below.
In-person Training – 300-Hour YA Core Curriculum
September 16-18, 2022
October 14-16, 2022
November 11-13, 2022
December 9-11, 2022
January 6-8, 2023
February 3-5, 2023
March 3-5, 2023
March 31- April 2, 2023
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm
Register today for $2499 Yoga Essentials Core Curriculum Tuition + FREE Enrollment!
(total savings of $650, offer expires 3/31/22)
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!
Yoga Teacher Training: Finding Your Niche
This guide will give you advice on how to find your yoga niche as you continue to deepen your relationship with your practice and enhance your teaching skills.
Download AYC’s Guide to Our 300-Hour Advanced Studies Training Program
300-Hour Teacher Training FAQ
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.
- 100% attendance is mandatory, there will be no exceptions. This means your video must be on so that we can verify you are participating.
- Check-in is at the start of each session – If you are tardy you will be considered absent, unless you contact email@example.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.
- You must change your name on Zoom so that it matches your name in MBO. An AYC staff member will be logging in and taking attendance using the list of participants. If your name is not on the list it will be difficult for us to take attendance.
- If we do not see your name on Zoom, we will give you a phone call to remind you that your session is beginning. If you do not answer and/or if you are not able to login to the session within a reasonable amount of time, you will not be given credit for your course.
- 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.
100% attendance is mandatory, there will be no exceptions due to current YA requirements. Check-in is at the start of each session. If you are tardy you will be considered absent, unless you contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Each course has Required Reading, which is listed in each individual course description. Each course is credited with a specified number on non-contact hours to account for this time.
The last step to complete your course is to complete the quiz that will be located on TalentLMS. You will have a week following the training to complete this. After one week, the course will be closed out and you will not have access to the training materials. Please make sure you complete the quiz and download any materials that you would like to save for the future. You can repeat the quiz as many times as it takes you to earn a passing score of 70%.
They are priced individually on our online store. All titles are also available for sale individually onsite at our Studio.
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.
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 $150 application fee. This fee does not count towards any individual courses; rather, it covers all administrative costs. You will receive an immediate email of payment confirmation. After we have reviewed your application and received your deposit, then a Welcome and Information Packet will be provided via email within 10 business days.
You are strongly encouraged to complete the program within 2 years.
– Pay the $150 Enrollment Fee.
– Must reach 300 total hours
- 270 need to be contact hours
- 140 of those hours will be from Yoga Essentials Core Curriculum (4 Week Immersion or 8 Weekend Training)
- 130 remaining can be with any trainer
- 30 need to be non-contact 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 30–80 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 MindBody Online (MBO). You used this system to initially enroll for this program, and you should be able to log into your account at any time. Choose “Purchase History” and click on “Show All Dates.” Please contact our 300 Hour Program Coordinator, with any questions.
To join our Advanced Studies Teacher Training Program, you need to register online with a $150 application fee accompanying your application. Then, you can enroll in any Yoga Essentials training to begin your program and pay your tuition cost (Full Price: $2999). You can choose between either a 4-week immersion or 8-weekend monthly format to complete your Yoga Essentials credit hours. There is a final $50 completion fee to cover administrative costs when you are finished with the program requirements.
This format averages in total around $5670 – $6750 without any Early Bird discounts (and around $4500 – $5000 with Early Bird discounts). The Yoga Essentials tuition costs $2999, and you will pay for each elective course separately to satisfy the remaining credit hours for graduation. A weekend course averages $350, and it includes a Friday evening session, two sessions on Saturday, and one or two on Sunday. The longer the program, the more the pricing increases. Each elective course has its pricing and hours listed online individually. All pricing is subject to change.
*Tuition does not include books, housing, or meals.
The full $150 application fee is due upon immediate completion of the online application. This will begin the time clock; after that, you will have 2 years to complete your training.
No. You will need to pay the $150 registration in full with your application. Then each course must be paid in full with each online individual registration. There is also a $50 completion fee (see tab: Curriculum, Homework, and Yoga Alliance).
Registering early to take advantage of our early bird discounts is the best way to save money on your 300-hour training. Unfortunately, we do not offer work study for teacher trainings.
Refund Policy: Your initial registration fee of $150 is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
The Asheville Yoga Center reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this occurs, an option for an MBO account credit or full refund will be offered.
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.