300 Hour YTT Program
Spring 2020 – Fall 2020
St. Louis Location
1140 Dielman Road, Olivette, MO 63132
Meets on select
8 AM – 5 PM
5 PM – 9 PM
Enrollment closes 1/31/2020
Feb. 23, 24
Mar. 15, 16, 29, 30
Apr. 19, 20, 26, 27
May 17, 18, 31
June 1, 7, 8
July 19, 20, 26, 27
Aug. 16, 17, 30, 31
Sep. 20, 21, 27, 28
Oct. 11, 12, 25, 26
Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum at West East Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance (a national yoga teacher and school registry which promotes and supports the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga) as are all our programs. The course includes 15 weekend intensive classes along with assigned readings, homework, and observation-hour requirements.
Our comprehensive “bridge” program is designed to give students who already have been certified at the 200 hour level a deeper knowledge of yoga techniques, philosophy, anatomy and teaching methodology. Upon successful completion of the 300 YTT course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level.
Advanced practice of the postures of yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama
Adjustments and teaching techniques
Assisting and supervised Teaching
Anatomy & Physiology (including an Anatomy lab)
Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Yoga Techniques Training Practice (50 clock hours) – Includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a graduation retreat day of practice held the last day of the program with a special guest lecturer. The cost is $50 (see “Additional Fees” section below). Time will be divided as follows: 65% practicum (actual practice of techniques) and 35% theory (lecture and discussion).
Yoga Teaching Methodology (5 clock hours) – Includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Time will be divided as follows: 50% practicum and 50% theory.
Anatomy and Physiology (21 clock hours) – Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras). Topics will include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). Students will participate in a 2 hour field trip to a cadaver lab. These hours are 100% theory and 0% practicum.
Yoga Philosophy: Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 clock hours) – includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% theory.
Yoga Practicum (200 clock hours) – Includes teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and providing feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills: explanation and correction of the postures, tone of voice, classroom management, disclosure of benefits and breathing techniques, and providing students with feedback after class. These hours are 100% practicum.
Students are required to attend 100% of scheduled classes, complete all assigned reading and homework, demonstrate a passing grade of 70% or better on all examinations, and demonstrate competency in practicum.
Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age, or with Program Director approval, and have a basic knowledge of yoga. A 200-hour certification is a prerequisite to the 300-hour program. An open mind and a desire to learn are important for the success of students and the overall program experience. Students will not be discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability.
Prospective students wishing to apply for admission must submit a completed and signed Application for Admission along with a deposit of $350 made payable to the school.
Prospective students must schedule an admission interview in person, with the Program Director to determine eligibility and appropriateness of participation in the program. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will be notified by the Program Director.
Prospective students must demonstrate the ability to pay for the program and make satisfactory arrangements for payment of tuition.
Once admitted to the program students will complete an enrollment agreement detailing the payment options, cancellation and refund policies. The enrollment agreement must be completed prior to the first class meeting.
Total Tuition for the 300 YTT course is $3,300
Deposit for the 200 YTT course is $350 (leaving a tuition balance of $2,650)
The student can cancel the Enrollment Agreement without penalty by directly (in person, in writing, or by telephone) notifying the Program Director or Program Administrator within 3 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays) of the signing of the Enrollment Agreement. If cancellation notification is received within 3 business days, full refund of any deposits will be made to the student or to a third party designated by the student within 14 days of receipt of the cancellation notification. If a third party makes the deposit payment, the deposit will be refunded to that third party. If a student chooses to cancel the agreement after 3 business days, no deposit refund will be made.
After submitting a written payment agreement at the time of enrollment, students will be able to make payments via an online system which will apply to their tuition balance. Students may determine the amount and frequency for which they wish to complete payments. Tuition must be paid in full prior to graduation to be eligible to receive their certificate of completion.
Students require the following books for study (purchase pricing noted below is approximate).
Wheels of Life by Judith Anodea – $15 new/$8 used
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar – $14 new/$8 used
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda – $12 new/$8 used
Bhagavad Gita: A Walk Through for Westerners by Jack Hawley – $15/$8 used
Yoga Anatomy (Second Edition) by Leslie Kaminoff – $17 new/$6 used
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad – $8 new/$3 used
Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall – $19 new/$5 used
Recommended but not required: The Yoga Hand book by Noa Belling – $13 new/$8 used
Total cost of required books is approximately $100 new and $46 used.
Props & Supplies
All students are required to have their own yoga mat. The estimated cost is from $5 to $75 depending on the type of mat purchased. Although not mandatory, students are also encouraged to purchase their own yoga blanket, two yoga blocks and a yoga strap, however students will be able to use equipment provided at the host center, including yoga mats, blankets, blocks, straps, floor seats and folding chairs.
$30 Anatomy/Cadaver Lab through Logan Chiropractic.