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Advanced Teacher Training 300 Hour Bridge Program

  • TBA Kansas City, MO USA (map)

Admission Requirements:

The minimum admission requirement for our training program is a 200-hour teacher training from a Yoga Alliance registered school (RYS 200) or the equivalent. In addition to the 200-hour teacher training requirement, students must be able to document one year of teaching experience and one year of personal practice (which can be accomplished concurrently). There is a $250 application fee to be processed with your documents. To apply for this program click here. 

Program Completion Requirements: 

Once the first 300 hours of the Advanced training is complete, students may apply through Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation. Modules must be completed within 2.5 years to earn the IIYS Advanced Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Certificate.

300 Hour IIYS Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program Content:

ૐIntroduction to Yoga Philosophy

ૐIn-depth study of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra text

ૐĀsana practice

ૐIntroduction to the Great Yoga Wall

ૐThe Art & Science of Sequencing (Vinyasa Krama)

ૐPrinciples of Compensation and Adapting for the student

ૐSystems of Relaxation

ૐHuman Energy System

ૐPrāṇāyāma: Various techniques

ૐChanting and Mantra

ૐMantra Initiation and Japa Practice: Meditation transformed

ૐSacred Contracts - Inner transformation and Archetypal Insights

ૐCreation and development of an integrated personal practice

ૐTeaching Methodology and Ethics: group, private & specific class demographics

ૐCommunication and teaching skills

ૐApplication of yoga methodologies in different teaching contexts

ૐAyurveda: General Assessment, Dosha Assessment & Practices


Session 1: Yoga and Āsana - An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement

  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy – the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

  • Āsana and the development of your own personal practice

  • Yoga Anatomy, Movement & Fascia 

  • BandhaYoga Concepts and Methods with Dr. Ray Long

  • Ayurveda: The Ayurvedic Clock, the Dinacharyas, personal Dosha Assessment

Session 2: Prāṇāyāma and Chanting

  • Introduction to Prāṇāyāma

  • The Chakras: The Human Energy System

  • Bandhas and Kriyās

  • Āsana, drishti and the breath

  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • Integrating Prāṇāyāma, Bandhas, Kriyās, Dinacharyas into your Personal Practice

  • Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy

Session 3: Meditation, Mantra Initiation and Japa Practice

  • Introduction to Meditation and Systematic Relaxation

  • Teaching Prāṇāyāma, Bandhas, Kriyās & the Dinacharyas

  • Samkhya Yoga Philosophy – the Map of the Mind

  • Integrating Chanting, Meditation, Japa and Sound into a Personal Practice

  • Understanding Concepts found in Ayurveda

Session 4: Tantra, Samkyha and the Chakras

  • Chakra Model, Self-Inquiry

  • Sacred Contracts & Archetypal Study

  • Teaching Sound and Meditation

  • Advanced Teaching Methods

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Yoga Philosophy – the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

  • Integrating Tantra into your Personal Practice


The IIYS Advanced Program (300 hour) consists of the above four Sessions in a residential five-day format. Each session includes lectures, yoga practices focused on session content, teaching demonstrations, small group work, and guided independent study. We start early on a Wednesday morning and end Saturday at 8:00pm. Arrangements for arrival should be on the Tuesday before, returning the Sunday morning following the session. Sessions are spaced approximately three to six months apart to allow time for integration of the material through personal practice, home study assignments, and telephone calls with mentors. 


Mentoring and consultation are important aspects of the development of the this program. Each student develops an ongoing relationship with an experienced faculty mentor to guide their development in personal practice and skills. Mentoring includes homework review and consultation at each program session, plus telephone meetings between sessions. More extensive individual mentoring is available over the course of the program and on an ongoing basis after certification. Additional fees will apply.

Requirement for Certification - IIYS Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher 500 Level, Yoga Alliance RYT-500 eligible

  • Attend Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the IIYS Advance Yoga Teacher Training Program and complete all assigned home study.

  • Complete a final project (develop, teach and evaluate a class series)

  • Complete 20 additional hours of study in human anatomy (two weekend modules with Dr. Ray Long not included in tuition).

  • Upon completion of the 300 hour program, you are eligible to enter the KC Yoga Ther@py Training Program.

2018 - 20 Tuition Payment Information and Registration

  • $850 per session
  • Cancellation policy: the tuition is returned minus a $250 administration fee. 
  • Payment Plans: if you are interested in a payment plan, please email here. 
  • Lodging & Meals: TBA

Session Dates: 

Session 1: June 6-10, 2018

Session 2: September 12-16, 2018

Session 3: April 10-14, 2019

Session 4: October dates TBA depending on Dr. Long's Schedule.

To apply for this program click here. 

To register for a session, click here. 

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