What is our 6-Week Immersion 300-Hour program all about?
Our 300-Hour 6-Week Immersion program is an intensive-study course for those wanting to dive deeper into their understanding of yoga. It will prepare you to share the gift of yoga and confidently guide your students toward a more fulfilling yoga practice of their own.
How easy is it to find work after certification?
If your dream is to teach, we believe there are opportunities out there for you! Many students find teaching prospects even before they complete our teacher training programs. Others search awhile before finding a good fit. Our caring staff will help brainstorm creative ideas with you during the program itself, discussing resumes, auditions, and private sessions. Asheville Yoga Center graduates teach everywhere, from yoga centers, hospitals, schools, and churches to private businesses and homes. We do not provide job placement.
What is the average age of enrollees?
We have graduated over one thousand 18–75 year-olds in our Advanced Training courses! The minimum age requirement is 18, and there is no maximum limit, as yoga is not influenced by age, gender, or religion.
Regardless of your age and even past yoga experience, we start off covering the basics of alignment and anatomy so we can build off of a solid foundation with sequencing and adjustments. Our graduates have come from all over the world, and it is not unusual to have a foreigner in class with English as their second language. The average “median” is female, age 43, with a few years of teaching yoga under her belt.
Can I take this course if I’m not sure I want to be an instructor?
Yes, of course.
Many of our students enroll in our teacher training programs unsure of whether or not they will teach. There are countless ways to “teach” yoga. Numerous graduates go on to teach yoga classes; others go on to teach one-on-one yoga sessions with individual students; others just use their well-spring of wisdom to enhance their lives. All of our graduates go on to transform the world by shining in new ways. These Modules all have a large amount of peer teaching requirements, which will not only help to build more confidence in teaching and sharing your knowledge, but will deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga.
I am pregnant. Can I still apply?
You are more than welcome to apply and enroll, but we do not recommend it. Whether or not you are new to yoga, this may not be the best time to dive into something as intense as motherhood and a yoga teacher training program all at once. We pack a lot of movement and activity into these six weeks, and while yoga training requires many demands of your body, so does pregnancy. To do both could be very stressful, and optimally, the baby grows without mama’s stress. We recommend revisiting the possibility once your baby is born and you are feeling the support to be away from family. Remember, growing a life inside of you is such a miraculous and precious experience, and our yoga teacher training program does completely different miraculous and precious things to your body as well. If you do enroll, please consider the timing of your delivery, as you will be held to the same attendance standards as students who are not pregnant.
I am injured. Can I still apply?
Yes, in fact, most of us have an injury (minor or major, emotional or physical) when we embark on the yoga journey. A vital part of teaching yoga is learning how to make modifications and/or adaptations for individuals with injuries. Throughout all of the practice sessions during your training, modifications are offered and anatomy is discussed. We all become students and teachers capable of learning from each other. Please share your details on your application, and share them again with your instructor on the first day of training.
I am Jewish and observe the Sabbath. What are the expectations of students’ responsibilities on Saturdays?
We suggest that you let your instructor(s) know about your observances so that you will not be asked to do anything in direct conflict with your beliefs.
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What lineage does your program teach?
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, Kundalini, Bikram, 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 from 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.
What should I expect in class each day?
Each day includes yoga classes taught by our expert faculty and will include the following:
Student Teaching Exercises
Self-study, inquiry, self-reflection
Importance of personal practice
The importance of self-care as a Yoga instructor
What are the dates and classroom hours for this program?
Daily hours: 7:30am – 12:00pm, 1:15pm – 5:30pm
Week 1: Monday, May 20, – Saturday, May 25, 2019
Sunday, May 26, OFF
Week 2: Monday, May 27 – Saturday, June 1, 2019
Sunday, June 2, 9:00am-12:30pm
Monday, June 3, OFF
Week 3: Tuesday, June 4 – Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday, June 10, OFF
Week 4: Tuesday, June 11 – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sunday, June 16, OFF
Week 5: Monday, June 17 – Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 9:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Monday, June 24, OFF
Week 6: Tuesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 7:30am – 12:00pm
Is there any homework?
Yes. In addition to the required reading (see next question), there will be written assignments, evaluations, class observations, a daily practice journal, and student teaching assignments to be completed throughout the program. All homework details will be clearly explained during the first day of your training. Please expect an additional 5 hours a week of homework outside of class hours.
What is the required reading?
Required Reading: (Read first five prior to the training start date, others as assigned.)
1. The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
2. The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
3. Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
4. Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall
5. Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
6. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper Ph.D.
7. Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda
8. Bhagavad Gita (any edition- we recommend Stephen Mitchell)
9. Easy Does It Yoga by Alice Christensen
10. Yoga for Pregnancy: Poses, Meditations, and Inspiration for Expectant and New Mothers by Leslie Lekos and Megan Westgate
11. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchinananda
WATCH: Anatomy for Yoga DVD with Paul Grilley
In addition, choose one of the following books on the Chakra system:
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith
Key to the Chakras by Vicki Howie
Chakra Yoga by Alan Finger
Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
Ayurveda & Marma Therapy by David Frawley
Waking by Matthew Sanford
Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life
Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
How Yoga Works by Geshe Roche
Do I have to bring all the required books to class?
You will be informed upon registering which books you will need to bring with you to training and in what order to read them.
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 Coordinator.
Is there a minimum enrollment for this training?
Yes. We will notify you when the minimum enrollment number has been met. Please hold off on making any non-refundable reservations for lodging and travel until you receive this notification.
How much does it cost?
Our 300-Hour Immersion Teacher Training is $3995, but we offer an early bird discount for advance registration. Register early to get the best early bird pricing and save $600 off your total tuition for a limited time. After the enrollment minimum has been met, the first early bird pricing will expire. Click here to see current pricing and enroll or fill out the inquiry form to find out more.
Making your $500 deposit now will hold your spot in the course and lock in any current discount offered.
When is the deposit due?
The full $500 deposit is due upon registration and is required to reserve a spot on our roster. Applying and paying the deposit will secure any current early bird discount.
Are there payment plans?
If you are participating in the 300-Hour 6-Week Immersion, you will need to pay in full by the first day of the training. You will not be allowed to participate in the program if you have not met your payment obligations.
Are there scholarships or work study?
Partial scholarships may be available depending upon enrollment numbers. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information. Unfortunately, we do not offer work study for teacher training.
How much are transfer or cancellation fees before a training begins?
Cancellation notices should be in writing (via email). From your deposit or full tuition, $150 is nonrefundable and nontransferable until seven days before the start date.
Cancellation requests received within seven days before the start of a training session will result in forfeiture of your entire $500 deposit. Any remaining balance will be refunded.
We currently do not offer an option to transfer. Please see our Cancellation and Transfer Policy for more details.
What if I have to leave the program midstream?
We understand that sometimes life happens. In the unfortunate event that you are forced to withdraw during an active training program, you will be missed! Refunds for active trainings are processed on an individual basis, and are generally prorated based on the length of time spent in the program. Please call or email with questions.