Comprehensive Approach RYT-300

Verapose Yoga, a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School, is offering a Comprehensive Approach RYT-300 Teacher Training for certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructors.  Eligible students will have completed all the requirements for a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training Program. 

This Program is spread over the course of a year with 6 mandatory weekends (20 hours each), 30 non-contact hours (6 hours Philosophy HW & 24 hours Practicum research), two final projects (Practicum – 30 hours, more details below), a well as optional weekend modules (totalling 120 hours). Over the 6 weekends, we will cover advanced Anatomy, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita (& Comparison Philosophy with the Yoga Sutras), ethical practices, Meditation techniques, as well as an in-depth approach to the physical practice of yoga or asana. 

The Practicum is a total of 30 contact hours and 24 non-contact hours.  In total, the hours are: 5 hours teaching two final projects to public (topics developed & formulated in weekends 1-3), 10 hours observing a workshop(s) with an E-RYT, 10 hours assisting in a workshop(s) with an E-RYT, 5 hours feedback for two peer projects. 24 non-contact hours are devoted to researching the two projects.

Mandatory Weekend Dates

Times are 6pm – 9pm on Friday and approximately 8:30am – 5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday with 30 minute lunch breaks and several 10 minute breaks. (This totals 120 hours)

May 29,30,31 

Aug 21,22,23 

Oct 2,3,4 

Nov 6,7,8 

Jan 15,16,17, 2021

March 12,13,14, 2021 

Optional weekend modules

Pick & choose, to make a total of 120 hours

Jan 25 (10 hours) – RESET Silent Meditation Retreat

Jan 31, Feb 1, 2 (15 hours) – 4 Desires with Laurie Dean

Mar 20, 21, 22 (20 hours) – Reiki I with Courtney

April 18,19 (15 hours) – Mudra, Marma & Mantra with Courtney & Katie 

May 2,3 (15 hours) Ayurveda with Laurie Dean

June 5,6,7 (20 hours) Yoga for Body Image

Aug 15,16 (10 hours) Yoga for Stress and Emotional Support 

Sept 11,12,13 (20 hours) Asana Exploration – Advanced Postures (20 hours) 

Oct 17,18 (10 hours) Being prepared for Every Body – modification workshop

Nov 14,15 & Dec 12,13 (30 hours) Reiki II with Courtney 

Dec 5, 6 (15 hours) – Yoga for Deep Sleep\Nidra – 8 hours (Sat) Chair Yoga – 7 hours (Sun) 

Required Texts

  1. The Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita: Swami Rama
  2. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda – ***OR your own version, for comparison purposes
  3. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Svatmarama (Author), Brian Dana Akers (Translator)
  4. Trail Guide to the Body: Skeletal System, Joints and Ligaments, Movements of the Body: 4th Edition (or 5th) by Andrew Biel (not workbook)
  5. The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation by William Hart
  6. Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson
  7. Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson Ph.D and Forrest Hanson

Suggested Reading

  1. Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius
  2. Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg
  3. Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein 
  4. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann and Trish O’Rielly
  5. Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox: Joseph and Lilian LePage
  6. The Book of Joy: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. 
  7. The World Peace Diet: Will Tuttle
  8. Real Happiness: Sharon Salzberg
  9. The Yamas & Niyamas: Deborah Adele
  10. Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change: Pema Chodron
  11. The Language of Yoga: Nicolai Bachman
  12. The Surrender Experiment: My Journey Into Life’s Perfection AND The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

Program Tuition

$4500 regular tuition if paid in full 

$4200 early bird pricing before Jan 31

$4700 with Payment Plan and a $500 deposit. $394/mo payments for 11 months (with cc fee); we are flexible if you’d like to have less payments within the 12 month period. 

***Additional 3% credit card fee for tuition – we get charged 3.5% for AMEX 

For inquiries and to apply, please contact