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The Heartwood RYS 300 certification is a comprehensive 300 hour advanced yoga education program for yoga teachers who have already received their RYT-200 certification and are now looking to dive deeper into yoga theory and philosophy as well as refine their communication and information base to enhance their teaching skills. Completion of this program combined with the RYT-200 and teaching experience will make a teacher an RYT-500.
The program is geared to helping yoga professionals learn to make a viable career in health and wellness with courses to deeply explore yoga specialties along with one on one mentoring to guide them in presenting workshops, retreats and specialty classes. This coursework expands the skill-set for yoga teachers preparing them to authentically teach a variety of specialty classes with 7 required core courses, along with a choice of elective courses to support career goals. This program is offered in a 22 day immersion format, or a modular format where students can begin the coursework anytime and can finish in a matter of months with accelerated participation or take up to three years to complete the course work.
For students interested in the 800 hour yoga therapy certification, the RYS 300 hours coursework also serves as foundational material that can be applied to yoga therapy.
The RYS-300 modular program invites students to complete their studies as per their own timeline. Students can take a daytime format, weekend modules and/or portions of the immersions until the required coursework is complete. Students have up to 3 years to complete the work.
Twice a year, summer and winter, Heartwood offers a 22 day immersion program encompassing all the material required for certification. The program convenes 7:30am-7:30pm daily, and has an advanced anatomy unit online to be take at your convenience.
Advanced yoga training should be guided by seasoned teachers with qualifications and experience you can count on. The Heartwood core instructors are all ERYT-500 yoga teachers, Reiki Masters, C-IAYT yoga therapists and LMT's with specialty training in energy work, such as cranio sacral therapy and Thai massage. Other guest teachers whose expertise enhances the learning experience are invited to join us for special contributions. You can read over 250 reviews from graduates from our program on the Yoga Alliance Website as well (link below). Heartwood Yoga Institute has been a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy) since 2012.
We go out of our way to make our students feel respected, safe, and a part of a dynamic learning collective. We believe everyone has something special to contribute to the learning environment, be it the wisdom of experience or great questions that help us all dig deeper into a subject. Our student guidelines and policies are defined to uphold the integrity of the school and to keep the atmosphere positive, productive and progressive! Our hope is that by offering comprehensive information here, students will know up front if Heartwood will be a good fit as a school for their goals and expectations. Check our guidelines to understand your educational commitment, learn about tuition payment plans and more.