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 once registered with Yoga Alliance.
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, an online Anatomy course, and a choice of elective courses to support career goals. This program is offered in a 21 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 IAYT Accredited 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.
We offer weekend and two day modular courses, as well as a daytime RYS-300 Modular course for local students ages 50 plus.
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.
For a limited time, due to Covid-19, Yoga Alliance has sanctioned online yoga programs that meet the educational criteria to assure a progressive and comprehensive learning experience. Heartwood is now offering the full 300-hour curriculum online .
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 some great questions that help us all dig deeper into a subject. Our student guidelines are defined to uphold the integrity of the school and keep the atmosphere positive, productive and progressive! Our hope is that by offering comprehensive information here, students will know up front if we will be a good fit for them and their goals and expectations. Check our guidelines to understand your educational commitment, learn about tuition payment plans and more. Check the bottom of the page to learn about financing options too.
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 join us for special contributions. You can read over 300 reviews from graduates from our program on the Yoga Alliance Website as well (link below). Heartwood Yoga Institute has been a member of Yoga Alliance since 2010 and IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy) since 2012.