The modular program offers students the opportunity to attend courses as their time allows, with modular elements offered each month throughout the year. RYS-300 modular courses are offered in a daytime format for local students (meeting once a week from 8:30-3:00pm for 3 sessions to equal 20 hours of study in that subject), or in weekend courses meeting Saturday and Sunday typically from 9-6:30pm. Students are also welcome to take some electives with the immersions (which offers the complete schedule of coursework two times a year at which time each module is offered in two sequential days. Students have full flexibility to arrange an educational plan that works with their life schedule, and they have up to 3 years to complete the coursework.
To graduate, students must complete 12 modular units and the online anatomy course and workshop project. The RYS-300 course covers all required competencies for RYT-500 however Yoga Alliance is now requiring 100 hours of teaching experience as well as your course completion to formally register with the organization.
7 Required units include:
Advanced Teaching Skills
Advanced Meditation Weekend/Rounding
Trauma Informed Yoga
Advanced Pranayama & Subtle Body Studies
Intro to yoga therapy
Students then choose 5 units from those listed below
Workshop and Retreat Planning
Yoga for Seniors
Yoga for Cancer Recovery
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Additional therapy modules are periodically available as electives as well.
RYS-300 as Foundational Studies for Yoga Therapy
The 300 coursework covers the required competencies for Yoga Alliance RYT-500, as well as serving as level one training for Yoga Therapy Certification. Those wishing to apply this 300-hour program to foundational studies of the 800-hour Yoga Therapy certification will have additional readings and homework. We are happy to discuss this with students who are planning to continue their training after the completion of the RYT-300. Students do not need to make a decision regarding whether or not they want to continue their education until such time as they feel ready. Our advice is to enjoy your yoga education without attachment to a goal, knowing that, as this program progresses, you will have a deeper understanding of yoga therapy and will be more prepared to make the best decision for your yoga career regarding attaining an IAYT formal yoga therapy certification.
Tuition Fee: $3,900.00 (Students bring lunch each day.)
Sessions meet from 7-12 hours a day (depending on the program and schedule). Recommended readings and segments of the manual will be provided with each selected course that, when combined, create a comprehensive manual. Enrollment can begin at any time.
RYS-300 courses are often scheduled on weekends so students can progress through their requirements as their availability and the schedule of offerings align. A good option for students who need to be available for work or family obligations during the week, students have up to 3 years to complete their course requirements, and can take weekends alone or along with other time frames as they piece together a schedule that works for their lifestyle. (See schedule below)
Modular students are invited to join portions of the immersion training when space is available. With two immersions offered a year (each one covering all requirements) students can make great headway by attending a few days sequentially, or can always catch that one class they need to finish if they are willing to participate on the days or hours the course is scheduled during the immersion. Learn more about immersion programs here.
Many modules also happen on the weekdays, especially during our 21 day immersions (one in winter and one in summer). These modules are typically two days in a row and can be stacked in succession to complete your training sooner if desired.
Please contact the office or check our Wellness Living schedule for upcoming 300 hour modules.
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.
Check out this video for glimpse of the RYS-300 training experience at Heartwood.
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 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.
Daytime Program RYS-300 Courses meet on Wednesday Afternoons from 8:30 am - 3:30 . Each session is begun with a student led yoga class as part of the teaching practicum and the coursework begins afterwards until the conclusion off the day. Modular students may join any of these units as part of their degree plan. Students bring lunch each day in these trainings.
The schedule covers most of the 300 coursework, but students need one additional weekend module to complete all 300 hours of study. Chair, Aerial and or one of the elective yoga therapy modules are available and offered several times a year to complete this requirement as long as the student did not take the course as part of their RYS-200 at Heartwood.
The RYS-300 Anatomy is taken online at the student's leisure, but much of the anatomy is covered in independent modules as well.
** All online lectures have pre-recorded material that must be completed prior to attending. If you do not already have a log in please contact the office to get an account set up.
Philosophy / Yoga Sutras In Person Dec. 2nd- 9th 8:30-10am
Advanced Teaching Skills Online August 5th 1pm-6pm
Intro to Ayurveda Online August 12th 1pm-6pm
Adv. Pranayama and Subtle Body Online August 26th 1pm-6pm
In Person September 30 & Oct. 1 9am- 5pm
Chair Yoga Training Online September 9th 1pm-6pm
In Person October 28th & 29th 9am-5pm
Senior Yoga Online September 23 1pm-6pm
Adv. Meditation & Day of Silence Online October 7th 1pm-6pm
Online October 21st 1pm-6pm
Workshops and Retreats Online November 4th 1pm-6pm
Yin Yoga Online November 18th 1pm-6pm
Trauma Informed Yoga TBA
Intro to Yoga Therapy TBA
Yoga for Body Image and Eating disorders In person September 11th & 12th 10am-6pm
Heartwood takes a break in August and Sept from daytime programs, but the schedule repeats beginning in Oct. 2023 for those who enroll midway through the program.
*Students are granted two additional modules outside of these meetings. To schedule these additional hours, please contact the office at email@example.com These options included Chair Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety & Depression, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Addiction & Recovery, Yoga Nidra, and Yoga for Body Image and Eating Disorders.
Weekend Modules 2023 Saturday and Sunday
All modules available with the immersion schedule (if space is available)
Weekend modules during immersion include:
Chair Yoga October 28th & 29th 9am- 5pm
Yin Yoga TBA
Aerial Yoga January 20 & 2024, 9am-5pm
Yoga Nidra TBA
Yoga Philosophy - The Sutras Dec. 2-9th 8:30-10am
Yoga for Addiction and Recovery September 9th & 10th 10am-6pm
Advanced Pranayama & The Subtle Body- September 30 & Oct. 1 2023 9am- 5pm
*Additional modules may be added as needed.
All modules are available during immersions, which we offer 3 sessions a year (Jan, April, July) You can check the immersion page for specific dates. Select yoga therapy modules are available. Ask the office for more details.
We ask students to reserve space when they plan to attend a module in the Daytime or weekend sessions. We do close programs when we are at the maximum participants to assure a more enriching and personal training experience so the best way to assure you can participate is to contact us in advance to reserve a space.
If you need lodging for a weekend unit, we may or may not have space available on site. But we have arranged affordable air B & B style accommodations very close ($35.00 nightly) and there are several options for hotels or a campground within a few miles of our location.