Our 300-hour yoga teacher training program offers yoga teachers from all traditions and backgrounds the opportunity to advance their studies and deepen their practice in a truly meaningful and transformative way. Our teachings draw from the source of yoga, based in guidance passed down by Swami Ramaa true yogic master who founded the Himalayan Instituteand rooted in yogic scriptures.

When you enroll in the Himalayan Institute’s 300-hour teacher training course, you don’t just train to become a more experienced teacheryou get the opportunity to participate in one of the most excellent teacher training programs in the world, and learn from dedicated, experienced teachers who represent the unbroken lineage of the Himalayan Tradition. Through their guidance, you will acquire the wisdom and knowledge to confidently interpret and convey the deeper meaning of yoga.

The Himalayan Institute’s 300-hour teacher training course will offer you comprehensive experience and teaching skills in the following areas:
  • Advanced teaching methods
  • Subtle body anatomy
  • Breath training and pranayama
  • Systematic relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Deeper dimensions of yoga philosophy
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Ayurveda
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sanskrit

Whether you wish to develop your skills for teaching yoga classes, or broaden your personal application of yoga through an advanced teacher training course, our 300-hour program is an excellent way to become proficient in concepts initially touched upon in 200-hour yoga teacher training courses.

Program Structure:

Due to the unique needs of our current time, our 2021 300-hour yoga teacher training program will consist of three online modules. Completion of all three modules is required prior to graduation from the program. This highly experiential online format gives you the opportunity to participate in an intensive course of study and practice from the comfort of your own home while maintaining the deeply transformative benefit of the program. You will join a community of teachers and practitioners from all over the world connected by the yoga tradition. Please note that, at this time, we are unsure of the program format for 2022, but will most likely offer a combination of in-person and online participation. 

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course is registered with Yoga Alliance.

Advanced Teaching Methods: Exploring the Heart of Yoga Technique and Philosophy

March 1-27, 2021

This segment of our teacher training course will focus on:

  • Contemplate the unique role of prana (life-force) in the advancement of practice and teaching
  • Refine your ability to deliver effective, efficient, and elegant verbal instruction 
  • Develop your skills of observation and intuitive sensitivity to students’ needs
  • Understand the deeper dimensions of yogic breathing for nervous system balance and as a support for spiritual practice
  • Learn to offer students guided systematic relaxations to increase pranic awareness and prepare for meditation
  • Practice traditional yogic meditation techniques to develop or deepen your personal meditation practice, and learn to teach meditation fundamentals to your students
  • Participate in an in-depth study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra that will make this ancient text come alive as a support for your own practice and teaching
  • Enhance your credibility as a yoga teacher by skillfully incorporating Sanskrit into your teaching, and learn traditional Sanskrit prayers and chants to apply in your own practice

Awakening the Subtle Body: Chakras, Pranayama, and Sacred Yogic Texts
June 7-July 3, 2021

In this segment of our teacher training course, you will:

  • Participate in a personal study and exploration of the subtle body
  • Refine your understanding of chakras as doorways to pure consciousness, and integrate this knowledge into the practice of asana with a chakra focus
  • Learn more about the five prana vayus in relation to breathing, prana, and pranayama
  • Develop or deepen your personal practice of pranayama, and learn how to offer these potent practices to students in a balanced and helpful way
  • Refine your skills of effective and powerful class sequencing
  • Learn about the role sacred yogic texts in the enrichment of practice and teaching
  • Explore key aspects of the Bhagavad Gita as a foundation for understanding the four paths of yoga, dharma, and the wheel of karma
  • Practice traditional yogic meditation techniques to develop or deepen your personal meditation practice, and learn to teach meditation fundamentals to your students
  • Enhance your credibility as a yoga teacher by skillfully incorporating Sanskrit into your teaching, and learn traditional Sanskrit prayers and chants to apply in your own practice

The Art of Teaching Yoga for Health and Balance: Deeper Physical and Psychological Strategies
October 4-30, 2021

This segment of our teacher training course will teach you to:

  • Understand prana as a powerful healing force, and as a pillar of consciousness that supports the body and the mind
  • Use the practice of asana to become aware of habits and imbalances in the body and to establish new, helpful patterns of pranic flow 
  • Deepen your understanding of the nervous system and how chronic stress sets the stage for disease and imbalance
  • Become more familiar with common structural and physiological conditions and understand how the holistic science of yoga can offer support for these
  • Learn how yoga psychology and philosophy can support mental and emotional health
  • Develop a set of practical strategies and practices for coping with stress and pain 
  • Discover how a basic understanding of ayurveda can support a return to balance and enhance overall vitality and resilience
  • Enhance your credibility as a yoga teacher by skillfully incorporating Sanskrit into your teaching, and learn traditional Sanskrit prayers and chants to apply in your own practice

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Prerequisite

A 200-hour yoga teacher certification from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

Online Attendance and Participation Guidelines

  • Participation in at least one live session per day is required
  • All sessions will be recorded and available to watch four hours after they air live
  • Students must submit a brief summary of each session not attended live with 3-5 bullet points listing the main subject matter of the session
  • Students will need to coordinate with other students in order to participate in the independent group work assignments, therefore individual email addresses will be shared within the training group
  • Students are responsible for downloading Zoom to their personal computers and ensuring that they are comfortable with operating the program
  • Link and instructions for joining the program will be sent prior to the start date

Program Cost

$1099 per segment including a one time $108 application fee (non-refundable) that is included in the tuition price.

Accreditation

The Himalayan Institute is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School.

For More Information

Phone: (570) 616-0824
Email: certifications@himalayaninstitute.org
Himalayan Institute Certifications
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431-4041, USA

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Small Group Assignments

Students will be divided into small groups to work together on practice teaching assignments. These groups will be scheduled independently by the group members according to their availability using the virtual meeting program of your choice. Students are expected to be flexible and participate in these small groups as an important part of the training program.

Additional Requirements

  • A teaching log of 100 hours taught from the time you received your 200-hour yoga teacher certification
  • Satisfactory participation in group teaching assignments
  • Satisfactory completion of a written knowledge assessment prior to graduation from the program

Chat & Chai Sessions

In order to be able to connect with students informally as well as to be available to answer questions, our faculty will host several Chat and Chai sessions.

300-Hour Training at Affiliate Locations

Yoga teacher certification training is now available at affiliate studios. Our 300-hour off-site programs bring the professional excellence of our programs closer to you! A growing number of affiliate studios, owned and operated by Himalayan Institute certified yoga teachers, are now offering a variety of teacher certification programs. Browse the Registration Information tab at the bottom of the page for more information on weekend programs in your area: