The Heartwood RYT-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 a RYT-200 and 100 hours of teaching experience make you eligible to register as an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.
The RYT-300 is offered in a variety of formats so students can study in a way that works with their availability and best learning style.
We enroll 16 participants or less to assure students gets individual attention and opportunities to share and interact with others. All Heartwood programs meet or surpass Yoga Alliance requirements for distance learning with interactive, personalized sessions and low student/ teacher ratios.
For students interested in the IAYT Accredited 800-hour yoga therapy certification, the RYS 300 hours coursework also serves as the foundational material (300 hours) that can be applied to your formal 800-hour IAYT Yoga Therapy certification. As one of only 68 accredited Yoga Therapy facilities worldwide, Heartwood provides a powerful educational foundation for those hoping to pursue a career in yoga healing arts. (Check out our Yoga Therapy page to learn more.)
16 day in-person immersion $3,995
(Includes food and materials)
Hybrid Online & 8-day retreat $3595
(Includes food and materials for retreat)
Fully Online $2,250
Modular Program- self paced in person and online combined $3,995
Twice a year, summer and winter, Heartwood offers a 16-day immersion program encompassing all the material best learned live, with a few lectures and assignments completed online at your convenience. The program convenes 8:30am-7:30pm daily for a retreat worthy learning experience.
Tuition $3,995 (Includes food and materials)
This program offers a dynamic live 8 day training experience combined with comprehensive, intimate online training portion to provide a comprehensive, inspirational yoga education. For those who can't get away for several weeks, but long for the connection and learning benefits of an in-person training, this hybrid program offers the best of both worlds.
Tuition $3,595 (Includes food and materials for retreat)
The RYT-300 modular program invites students to complete their studies as per their own timeline. Students can take courses in person at Heartwood as fits their schedule and chose online segments as convenient until the required coursework is complete. Students have up to 3 years to complete the 12 modules. Live training modules are offered on weekends and/or in weekday courses.
The online 300-hour advanced certification provides prerecorded content to do at your own pace, as well as live, interactive zoom sessions where we introduce practicum exercises, lead group discussions and share insights and questions for a comprehensive learning experience. Assignments are given and students post their teaching samples to receive constructive feedback and support. Students are invited to interact in a Facebook group and are encouraged to attend all live zoom sessions for the strongest educational experience.
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Heartwood RYS-300 here.
We get students with years of teaching experience and students who just graduated from their 200-hour foundational course and the Heartwood 300 is appropriate for all who are ready and willing to continue learning and growing. We provide opportunity within the course for everyone to teach and receive feedback from both mentors and fellow students to support the development of teaching skills. Wat is important is that we support and help each student move to the next level as a yoga teacher.
We understand that all 200-hour programs are different, and some are more comprehensive than others. We teach what our students need to learn to become more qualified advanced teachers. If this means reviewing some foundational knowledge, we make provisions to do so. We have much to cover but always build on what the attendees know. What counts is that you come open to new knowledge, with right intention, ready to learn, grow and become a more educated, informed yoga teacher. For more information check out our free one-hour course called Everything a person needs to know about YTT before signing up anywhere, here. For a discounted fee, you can also purchase our online RYS-200 course material to reinforce basics.
When you graduate from our course you will be a 500-hour certified yoga teacher with a YA approved school. In order to register with Yoga Alliance, the organization also requires 100 hours of teaching after you graduate. Learn more at RYT 500 | Yoga Alliance
Yoga Alliance doesn't allow you to "double dip" meaning that as you receive certification for Yin, Restorative and Chair in this program, these hours cannot be used again as CEU's. You will learn these specialty skills and be certified in these subjects, but the hours will be applied toward your RYT500 training which is what you will register with YA. You will not need aditional CEU's after taking this course for at least 2 years.
As one of only 68 IAYT accredited schools in the world, Heartwood has registered this 300-hour program with both Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapy. You can take the 300 course and become an RYT-500, but also can apply the same hours to your formal IAYT 800 hour Yoga Therapy Certification if you choose to continue on and pursue a career in Yoga Therapy. Learn more about Yoga Therapy here.
We do our best to accommodate students' needs when unexpected issues disrupt a learning plan. Students who begin learning online can always upgrade to join us for one of our in-person retreat sessions when there is space by enrolling and paying the additional tuition. Students who are enrolled for a hybrid or in-person program can always choose to do part of the program online to complete the work, but there are no refunds for tuitions paid if you switch programs after beginning your studies.