300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification

Birchwood Center 300-hour teacher training for 500 hour certification

Birchwood Center’s 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Birchwood Center’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is designed for 200-hour certified instructors to complete their 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga SchoolCentered on personal growth and awakening of Self-awareness through the lineage of Hatha Yoga, we emphasize alignment based asana technique and the vital energy of breath. Through in depth study of yoga philosophy, the pursuit of mindfulness and focus on meditation, we foster the transformative power of the practice and teaching of yoga. Our innovative methodology encourages creative teaching skills and guides teachers to become more versatile, intuitively receptive and courageous, thus more inspired to share the life changing essence of yoga to all potential students, from beginner through advanced levels.

PREREQUISITE: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification

300-Hour Curriculum
  • Asana
    • Advanced Asana Techniques
    • Applying Asana Techniques to All Levels
    • Alignment Clinics – For foundational through advanced postures
    • Class Structure & Sequencing – Planning for all levels
    • Case Studies – Teaching one-on-one and special needs
    • Vinyasa – Finding the thread of flow in transitions
  • Pranayama Techniques
    • Pranayama & Shat Kriyas for Health & Healing
    • Pranayama for Meditation & Inner Awareness
    • Pranayama to Sustain & Enrich Asana
    • Pranayama & Movement
  • Mantra Chanting, Mudra & Meditation
  • Practical Yoga Philosophy
    • Vital Concepts
    • Yoga Sutras
    • Bhagavad-Gita
    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
    • Ayurveda
  • Power of Word
    • Developing Clarity in Communication
  • Anatomy
    • Posture Anatomy
    • Anatomy for Injury and Special Needs
    • Anatomy of the Energy Body
  • Specialization Project
    • Development of an independent project based on a chosen teaching specialization

Interested in learning more?

Join Betsy Ceva for an information session:
  • Thursday, July 27, 7:00–8:00pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 1:30–2:30pm
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Faculty
  • Betsy Ceva, E-RYT 500, Director
  • Lynne Aubrey, RYT 500
  • Charlene Bradin, E-RYT 200
  • Julie Lifton, RYT 200
  • Gina Martin, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Terri Ryan, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist
  • Allison Egan Datwani, CYT 200
  • PremaShakti, Sanskrit Specialist
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Mandatory Session Dates

Please check the dates below to make sure you will be able to attend all mandatory training sessions prior to applying. All sessions will take place at Birchwood Center, 85 S. Broadway Nyack. Full attendance at all sessions is required for certification. 56 contact hour classes are also required with our primary faculty: Betsy Ceva, Charlene Bradin, Julie Lifton and Lynne Aubrey.

Meeting Times

Wednesdays: 6:00pm–9:00pm
Fridays: 6:00pm–9:00pm
Saturdays: 12:00pm–7:00pm

September
  • Wednesdays, Sep 6, 13, 27
  • Friday, Sep 8
  • Saturday, Sep 9

October
  • Wednesdays, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Friday, Oct 13
  • Saturday, Oct 14

November
  • Wednesdays, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
  • Friday, Nov 10
  • Saturday, Nov 11

December
  • Wednesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20
  • Friday, Dec 8
  • Saturday, Dec 9

January
  • Wednesdays, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Friday, Jan 19
  • Saturday, Jan 20

February
  • Wednesdays, Feb 7, 14, 28
  • Friday, Feb 9
  • Saturday, Feb 10

March
  • Wednesdays, Mar 7, 14, 21
  • Friday, Mar 23
  • Saturday, Mar 24

April
  • Wednesdays, Apr 11, 18, 25
  • Friday, Apr 27
  • Saturday, Apr 28 — Graduation

Other Requirements

56 Mandatory Classes with Primary Teachers
  • 48 technique classes (includes a minimum of 4 YSC classes)
  • 5 Observations
  • 3 In-class assists
Electives and Outside of Class Studies
  • Homework
  • Complete Specialization Project
  • Practice Teaching
  • Community Yoga Class
  • Yoga Study Circle Project
  • Two Outside Workshops

Tuition & Application

Yoga Alliance RYT 500

$4,500
$1,000 application deposit required
$4,100 if paid in full by July 17, 2017
$4,300 if paid in full by August 15, 2017
500-hour yoga teacher certification is granted for completing this program. 200-hour certification is required. Four month payment plans based on full tuition available upon request.
  • Includes eight mandatory weekend programs as well as Wednesday evening programs, unlimited class card for the duration of the program, manual and materials (text books not included).
  • Requirements for certification include full participation in all mandatory sessions, homework, readings, classes, testing, practice teaching, and all contact hour requirements.
  • Upon completion of all requirements, students receive 300-hour yoga teacher certification by Birchwood Center, a Yoga Alliance registered school.

To apply, click Apply Now to download our application to your desktop. Fill out the form and email it to betsy@birchwoodcenter.com.

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