300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification

Birchwood Center 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training

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

  • 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
  • Nicola Weiner, Anatomy 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

Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

October 2018
  • Wednesdays, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Friday, Oct 5
  • Saturday, Oct 6
Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program

November 2018
  • Wednesdays, Nov 7, 14, 28
  • Fridays, Nov 2, 30
  • Saturday, Nov 3

Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

December 2018
  • Wednesdays, Dec 5, 12, 19
  • Saturday, Dec 1

Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

January 2019
  • Wednesdays, Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Friday, Jan 11
  • Saturday, Jan 12

Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

February 2019
  • Wednesdays, Feb 6, 13, 27
  • Friday, Feb 8
  • Saturday, Feb 9

Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

March 2019
  • Wednesdays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Friday, Mar 8
  • Saturday, Mar 9
Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

April 2019
  • Wednesdays, Apr 3, 10, 17
  • Friday, Apr 12
  • Saturday, Apr 13
Birchwood Center Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

May 2019
  • Wednesdays, May 1, 8
  • Friday, May 10
  • Saturday, May 11 — 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

$1,000 application deposit required
$4,100 if paid in full by August 1, 2018
$4,300 if paid in full by September 1, 2018
500-hour yoga teacher certification is granted for completing this program. Prior 200-hour certification is required. Four month payment plans based on full tuition available upon request.
  • Includes all mandatory sessions, unlimited class card for the duration of the program, and the Birchwood Center Teacher Training Manual. Tuition does not include textbooks and outside workshops.
  • 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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