The Elemental Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Training Program is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this course, you may apply to be recognized as an RYT 500 through the Yoga Alliance. This program is a deep dive into your self. You, as a participant, make a commitment to excellence. You commit to arrive, to learn, and to remain open and discerning. This program is intended as a launch station that will help you improve your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
This program builds the skill of interoception - feeling from the inside out. This increases your emotional and physical intelligence and builds empathy for your present and future students. You will learn to translate your experiences in a way that is down to earth and relevant to your desired teaching population. Additionally, you will focus on building intuition through the self-reliance that is gained through regular sadhana.
Not only will you, the advanced student, become more effective at life, you will learn to guide others toward that same end. This program is personal and practical. Our methodology of self-improvement and service occurs on three main levels: structured learning, accountability/class assignments, and the willingness to continually take your next step in learning. If you hold fast to these three principles, you will enter the vortex of transformation. It is our honor for you to enroll in this program.
This training is conducted as a blend of live in-person classes, live online classes, and online pre-recorded coursework. All live in-person classes can be attended online as needed.
The 300-hour training program consists of an immersion ayurveda experience, apprenticeship, Advanced Classical Ashtanga Yoga, and Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga.
Advanced Classical Ashtanga Yoga Module
The classical Ashtanga Yoga module takes a deep dive into the main scriptural themes of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. The other main focus of the training program is exposure to and implementation of advanced yogic practices such as shat karma, pranayama, mantra, mudra, and meditation.
The module begins by reviewing basic breathing exercises such as the four purifications and the three locks. It then moves into more advanced breath practices as taught by Baba Hari Dass of the Mount Madonna Center.
Each week, your teacher will review a major theme from the Yoga Sutras or Bhagavad Gita. Review of themes will involve studying classical commentary, the Sanskrit roots of words, comparison and overlap with other spiritual traditions, and suggestions for modern application of themes.
In this module we will not only study the intellectual meaning of the scriptures, class and homework will be set up to engage the texts with reverence and sacred application. Students are expected to practice at home the breath-work, mantra, meditation and/or advanced asana techniques taught in class. For the last two thirds of the training program, students will present during Sunday morning classes. Presentations will include scriptural themes, application, breath-work, meditation, and/or breath led asana.
1. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book One translation and commentary by Baba Hari Dass
2. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Two translation and commentary by Baba Hari Dass
3. Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran
4. Mudras for Healing and Transformation Joseph and Lilian Le Page
Take the Lead Module - Immersive Ayurveda Experience
This module is a year-long journey designed to go deeper into your health and wellbeing through developing a daily yoga and meditation practice as well as a daily self-care routine within the tradition of ayurveda. This module focuses on building inner confidence by setting and achieving health and wellness goals. It places a special emphasis on learning about your own body and its elemental components as seen through the lens of ayurveda. You will be guided through both one-on-one and group interactions to establish core yoga and ayurvedic habits that help bring the body into optimal health.
This year-long module includes:
Immersive three-day retreat
Coaching calls every six weeks
Weekly online group coaching experience
Monthly yoga workshops
Unlimited access to Brynn’s Yoga classes
Weekly online Ayurveda & Yoga videos
Forever access to the online portal
Fall and Spring Cleanse
Apprenticeship to the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (details below)
Optional Add-on: Eight one-on-one ayurveda consultations
For the second half of the Take the Lead year, students will also serve as apprentices in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Apprentices are expected to attend 100-200 hours of the teacher training program. As advanced students, apprentices will serve as mentors and role models. As a graduate of the Elemental Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, you will be able to integrate previously overlooked information. As a graduate of another 200 hour program, you will receive the foundations of our 200 hour course.
Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga Module
In this module, students will focus on functional movement both within the yoga practice as well as across other movement-based disciplines. Students will study posture and learn how to assess clients individually for one-on-one training. Students will learn variations of the traditional poses, which render specific therapeutic benefits for ailing students.
The next 300hr Advanced Training will be held from 2023 to 2025, with detailed module dates as follows.
Take the Lead Module (185 hours) - $3000
This course runs from January 26th, 2024 - January 4th, 2025
Monday evenings online 7:15 - 8:30pm (62.5 hours)
Laser coaching Calls every six weeks (4 hours)
Three-Day Intensive Seminar (January 26th, 2024 - January 28th, 2024)
Spring Cleanse (March 25th - April 7th, 2024)
Fall Cleanse (October 15th - October 28th, 2024)
Monthly Saturday Workshops from 2:30pm - 5:30pm (2/24, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/6, 8/17, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7, 1/4) (36 hours)
Unlimited monthly Yoga membership) (50 hours)
Apprenticeship (100 hours) - $1000 (or receive a $500 discount when you purchase with Take the Lead)
Advanced Classical Ashtanga Yoga Module (75 hours) - $1000
This module runs from September 27th, 2023 - January 21st, 2024
Weekly Sunday meetings 10:00 am - 1:00pm (42 hours)
Wednesday evenings online 7:15 - 8:15pm (16 hours)
Unlimited Monthly Membership (17 hours)
Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga Module (75 hours) - $1000
This module runs from September 25, 2024 - January 19th, 2025
Weekly Sunday meetings 9:00 am - 12:00pm (42 hours)
Unlimited Monthly Membership (17 hours)
Mentored teaching project in the community (16 hours)
Join our next teacher training!