300 hour teacher training


300 HOUR
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

BECOME THE TEACHER WHO INSPIRES OTHERS

Yoga Garden SF’s 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certification program will expand your understanding of yoga beyond asana.

  • Embody the effects of various asana, pranayama, sequencing and meditation techniques.
  • Immerse yourself in yoga philosophy, subtle anatomy, and teaching applications.
  • Experience the subtle and transformative aspects of yoga, and learn how to apply this knowledge to your personal practice as well as private clients, public classes and specialty workshops.This program is designed for yoga teachers who wish to support their professional yoga career.As a graduate, you are eligible to register as an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance with your RYT200 certification and completion of YGSF’s 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
The Yoga Garden Difference
  • Experience Yoga Garden’s smaller, intimately-sized programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the training, ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond the program completion.
  • Benefit from our lead teachers, who bring decades of experience teaching, practicing, studying, living and breathing yoga to guide and mentor you.
  • Receive mentorship and individualized support through our Peer Teaching collective. A teaching clinic facilitated and mentored by senior YGSF instructors allowing you to grow as a student and evolve as a teacher.
  • Belong to a community of professional peers that will support your practice for a lifetime.
  • Teach. Our graduates are successful yoga teachers!  Because Yoga Garden SF is such a highly respected yoga school,  it opens  doors for graduates.

How you do it:

  • Start with a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered training, such as Yoga Garden’s 200 Basic Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Complete 3 core modules (Core Energetics, Core Philosophy and Core Synthesis, each 50-hourclasses) – Core Energetics and Core Philosophy are both prerequisites for Core Synthesis
  • 120 hours of elective credit, allowing you to select your area of expertise
  • Electives and concurrent certifications can be earned for Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Children’s Yoga Teacher Training (RCYT), Teens’ Yoga Teacher Training, and Boxing Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Electives can also be earned with Mentorship, Therapeutics, Anatomy, Philosophy, Psychology, Ayurveda, Advanced Asana, Sports and Yoga, Art of Teaching, Meditation and many other topics.
  • Students have 3 years from their first class to complete the program. The program can be completed within one-half year.

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"Come Hang!" Intro to Wall Ropes

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$55

with Max Kopeikin During this gentle yoga practice you will be introduced to the basic postures of yoga using wall ropes, or yoga kurunta. The ropes allow for safety and add much-needed traction to many poses. The use of wall ropes provides effortless inversions. This workshop is appropriate to all ... Read More

Going Deeper: Introduction to Somatic Awareness

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$60

With Carly Ko Every cell in our body has memory. These memories are like an encyclopedia of our whole life, inscribed through each movement. Bodily tensions or contractions are related to subconscious memory: often, our body can tell us things that our conscious mind is not yet able to articulate. ... Read More

Ayurveda & Asana: Understand Your Dosha to Transform Your Practice & Your Health

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60

with Sachi Doctor Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge), Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. Together yoga and Ayurveda work toward helping a person achieve ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective February

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Spring Immersion

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training March 2017

March 3 - March 12
$1295 - $1495

With Marisa Toriggino Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is an international center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the world. Graduates are eligible to be a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher RPYT. At Yoga Garden San Francisco, you will learn to successfully teach yoga to pregnant ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Shoulderstand

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Brooke Corazón Part of the Upside Down and Inside Out series with Brooke Corazón!* Ready to up-level your inversion practice? This shoulderstand workshop will teach you how to get upside-down into shoulderstand with integrity and ease. You'll learn the strong foundation and finer details you need to feel liberated ... Read More

Pelvic Floor Workshop: Demystifying "Down There"

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$100

with Leslie Howard A healthy pelvic floor is more than doing Kegels. Proper work of strengthening and stabilizing the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. It is a basic tool to avoid loss of energy from this important area. A strong pelvic ... Read More

Yoga for Your Cycle

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Marisa Toriggino A healthy menstrual cycle is the result of following appropriate practices for your body throughout the month—not just during your period but every day. If you’ve ever felt bloated, cramped, frazzled or out of balance on your cycle, join Marisa and learn some simple yogic techniques to ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Headstand

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

Part of the Upside Down and Inside Out series with Brooke Corazón!* Ready to up-level your inversion practice? This headstand workshop will teach you how to get upside-down into headstand with integrity and ease. You'll learn the strong foundation and finer details you need to feel liberated in this pose. ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Spring

March 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with Katrin Kuttner, E-RYT 500 Breathe in, breathe out and learn. In this comprehensive workshop, Katrin will present a case for using your senses to improve your health and well-being. The fine scents of essential oils inspire the mind, invoke memories and reconnect us with nature when we have forgotten ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective March

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

"Hang On" Intermediate Wall Ropes

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$55

with Max Kopeikin This alignment-based wall ropes practice will be athletic and dynamic. We will use the ropes and other props to help us access intermediate poses, difficult actions and precise alignment. The ropes provide safer ways to explore the edges of your practice. Recommended for students who have taken ... Read More

Healing with Sound

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$55

with Joanna Sullivan Have you been craving deeper connection with yourself and your practice? Sound can help us to achieve profound connection with our inner landscape as well as the world around us. In this transformative workshop, we will learn the powerful healing capacities of Sound and Intention. Let Joanna ... Read More

Teaching to Students with Chronic Pain

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$100

with Elaine Oyang Chronic pain can be incredibly debilitating for those who experience it. While it may stem from a past injury, illness, or surgery, some individuals experience chronic pain even without physical damage. Because of its daily, long-term effects, chronic pain impacts us not just physically, but also mentally ... Read More

YGSF 300 Core Philosophy April Extended

April 15 - June 4
$1095

Core Module 2 - Core Philosophy: Sutras, Chakras, and Bliss From a practitioner point of view, understand what it means to practice Classical Yoga according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Understand and experience the Solar, Lunar and Fire practices relating to the Nadis, Chakras, and Kundalini of Hatha Yoga. ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Forearm Balance

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Brooke Corazón Part of the Upside Down and Inside Out series with Brooke Corazón!* Ready to up-level your inversion practice? This workshop will teach you how to get upside-down into Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance) with integrity and ease. You'll learn the strong foundation and finer details you need to ... Read More

Yoga in Psychology and the Psychology of Yoga

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$65

with Max Kopeikin  This workshop begins with a one hour (gentle but energizing) asana practice. We will then begin an introductory lecture centered on two topics: the History of Yoga in Western Psychology, and the Psychology of Yoga (i.e. yogic perspectives on the mind and ego). We will discuss the ... Read More

Yoga, Psychology and the Expressive Arts

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$65

with Max Kopeikin This experiential training focuses on blending yoga, psychology and the expressive arts. We will begin with an experiential arts and asana practice. Then we will sit as a circle to share and check in about the practice as a group. Following the check-in, we will have a ... Read More

Garden Teens® Yoga Teacher Training with Alexandra Rossi

April 26 - April 30
$780

40-hour Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Program RCYT Yoga Alliance® Registered in conjunction with Garden Teens Program Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Teens® is a unique, ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective April

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Florence Retreat! 7-Day Yoga Intensive Training

May 1 @ 11:00 am - May 7 @ 6:00 pm
$400

with Marisa Toriggino  YGSF's 7-Day Yoga Intensive with Marisa Toriggino is the perfect opportunity to advance your yoga practice while exploring the splendor of one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in Europe. All classes will be taught at Yoga Garage located in Piazza San Lorenzo in the heart ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Handstand

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Brooke Corazón Part of the Upside Down and Inside Out series with Brooke Corazón!* Ready to up-level your inversion practice? This workshop will teach you how to get upside-down into handstand with integrity and ease. You'll learn the strong foundation and finer details you need to feel liberated in ... Read More

Foundations for Freedom

May 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with John Hayden  In Hatha Yoga, inversions are seen as a pathway to moksha- freedom from the mortal world of ordinary experience. The inverted asanas are utilized by the seasoned practitioner as gateway to the inward-looking mind.In this workshop we will explore 4 of the foundational inversions: salamba sirsasana (headstand), ... Read More

YGSF Teacher Training Alumni Reunion and Retreat

May 26 - May 29
$395

Attention Yoga Garden Graduates! Here’s your chance to rekindle your yoga teacher training! Reboot your passion for yoga and teaching Reunite with classmates and teachers Attend daily Master Classes with teaching faculty Brush up your teaching skills in peer teaching groups, learn about industry trends and get advice on career ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective May

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose)

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

with Max Kopeikin Join Max to explore Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose). There are many poses commonly called pigeon pose; in this workshop we will focus on working towards Kapotasana, though we will be working with variations of Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose) as well. Max will offer a ... Read More

BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training June

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:50 pm
$1450

w/Martine Hamers The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides boxing coaches, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and anyone with an active interest in fitness with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to safely and effectively teach BoxingYoga™. Boxing or yoga experience is recommended, but not required. The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training June 2017

June 9 - June 18
$1295 - $1495

With Marisa Toriggino Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is an international center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the world. Graduates are eligible to be a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher RPYT. At Yoga Garden San Francisco, you will learn to successfully teach yoga to pregnant ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Summer

June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with Katrin Kuttner, E-RYT 500 Breathe in, breathe out and learn. In this comprehensive workshop, Katrin will present a case for using your senses to improve your health and well-being. The fine scents of essential oils inspire the mind, invoke memories and reconnect us with nature when we have forgotten ... Read More

Mindful Yoga - Movement and Meditation

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Alexandra Rossi This workshop will help you build a foundation for a mindfulness-oriented yoga practice and mindful seated meditation. In this workshop, we will connect breath, body and mind in order to tap into a deeply meditative practice. As we move through a series of gentle hatha yoga poses, ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective June

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Garden Teens® Teacher Training Summer

June 28 - July 2
$890

Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Teens® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with youth 12 to 18 years old. Participants acquire ... Read More

Core Synthesis - July Extended 2017

July 8 - July 30
$1095

With Jen Hecht & Katrin Kuttner Core Synthesis - Core Module 3: Advanced Teaching Application Drawing from the knowledge and experiences learned Core Energetics and Core Philosophy (Core Modules 1 and 2), students put their skills to the test. Refine classroom presence. Explore innovative sequencing concepts. Application of themes from ... Read More

"Teaching the Ropes" - Level 1 Wall Ropes Teacher Training

July 22 - July 23
$175.00

with Max Kopeikin This teacher training is for yoga teachers looking to add yoga poses using the wall ropes, or yoga kurunta, to their teaching repertoire. Alignment and sequencing of beginner poses will be covered. Through practice we will refine the embodiment of the poses. Students will get the chance ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective July

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Youth Empowered: Trauma-Informed Practices for Teaching Yoga to Kids and Teens

August 5 @ 12:30 pm - August 6 @ 5:45 pm
$250

 with Leigh Stewart This weekend-long training provides background on ways we as educators can use language, set up spaces and offer outlets for community among youth. Whether you are a yoga teacher, classroom teacher, parent, or youth advocate, this workshop will provide creative ways to integrate yoga-based movement with trauma ... Read More

Advanced Yoga Clinic: Handstands - Alignment and AcroYoga Approaches

August 5 @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
$60

with Max Kopeikin Adho mukha vrksasana, or Handstand/Full Arm Balance, is one of the most beneficial poses in the entire asana repertoire; however, it really needs to be done in a way that is healthy and sustainable. Good alignment and preparation means no shoulder pain, no wrist injuries and no ... Read More

Core Energetics: August Immersion 2017

August 8 - August 13
$1095

With Sonya Genel Core Energetics - Core Module 1: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas Through daily asana, pranayama and meditation practice, experience the transformational power of the 5 Prana Vayus as you begin to viscerally understand how the flow of Prana works in your body. In this Core Module, you will ... Read More

Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$65

with Brooke Corazón When we look at the word yoga, we can understand it as both a goal (yoga is union), and the process by which we can reach that goal (yoga is a practice). Throughout our lives, as we engage with the teachings of yoga, our lives are influenced ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for Pregnancy

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$40

with Katrin Kuttner   Scent is deeply connected to memory; the scents you surround yourself and your baby with are imprinted on your child’s early memories. In this workshop, you will develop a finer breath and more delicate sense of smell as required for the careful application of essential oils ... Read More

Core Philosophy: August Immersion with Sean Feit

August 15 - August 20
$1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: Sutras, Chakras, and Bliss This session is taught by Sean Feit, focusing on the integration of embodied practice with self-inquiry and the study of the core texts of the yoga traditions. In this philosophy and practice intensive, we’ll look closely at two primary root ... Read More

Core Synthesis - August Immersion 2017

August 22 - August 27
$1095

Core Synthesis - Core Module 3: Advanced Teaching Application With Jen Hecht and Katrin Kutner Drawing from the knowledge and experiences learned in Core Energetics and Core Philosophy (Core Modules 1 and 2), students put their skills to the test. Refine classroom presence. Explore innovative sequencing concepts. Application of themes ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective August

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training August

August 28 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
$1450

w/Martine Hamers The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides boxing coaches, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and anyone with an active interest in fitness with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to safely and effectively teach BoxingYoga™. Boxing or yoga experience is recommended, but not required. The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides ... Read More

Trauma Core 2: Yoga, Trauma, & Healing

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - September 17 @ 8:30 pm
$395

Theory and Practice of Trauma-Informed with Sean Feit Oakes and Karen Macklin Many people come to yoga to help heal old wounds, both physical and emotional. In this workshop we will dive in deeper to help support students who have been affected by past trauma. In this two-day teacher training, ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective September

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for Babies and Toddlers

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$40

with Katrin Kuttner   Scent is deeply connected to memory; the scents you surround yourself and your children with are imprinted on their earliest memories. In this workshop, you will develop a finer breath and more delicate sense of smell as required for the careful application of essential oils during ... Read More

Core Philosophy - October Extended 2017 w/Sean Feit

October 7 - November 19
$1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: Sutras, Chakras, and Bliss In this philosophy and practice intensive, we’ll look closely at two primary root texts of modern yoga: Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We will weave between historical context, close reading and discussion, and embodied practice. These two ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Fall

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with Katrin Kuttner, E-RYT 500 Breathe in, breathe out and learn. In this comprehensive workshop, Katrin will present a case for using your senses to improve your health and well-being. The fine scents of essential oils inspire the mind, invoke memories and reconnect us with nature when we have forgotten ... Read More

Understanding and Confronting Collective Trauma

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$120

with Brooke Corazón Many yoga classes encourage students to make a connection with their breath and to be present with the physical, mental, and emotional sensations that arise through the practice of yoga postures. Students of yoga are often taught to go toward discomfort with mindful awareness. However, for folks ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective October

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Nov 2017

November 3 - November 12
$1295 - $1495

With Marisa Toriggino Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is an international center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the world. Graduates are eligible to be a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher RPYT. At Yoga Garden San Francisco, you will learn to successfully teach yoga to pregnant ... Read More

BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training November

November 13 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
$1450

w/Martine Hamers The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides boxing coaches, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and anyone with an active interest in fitness with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to safely and effectively teach BoxingYoga™. Boxing or yoga experience is recommended, but not required. The BoxingYoga™ Teacher Training Course provides ... Read More

Relax and Restore: Stress and Anxiety Relief for Busy Times

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Alexandra Rossi Have your stress levels risen with the pressures of the winter season? Are you craving some space to yourself to breathe? Come and unwind in this special winter workshop with Alexandra Rossi.This class will feature a calming blend of restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Alexandra will guide you ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Winter

December 10 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with Katrin Kuttner, E-RYT 500 Breathe in, breathe out and learn. In this comprehensive Aromatherapy workshop, Katrin will present a case for using your senses to improve your health and well-being. The fine scents of essential oils inspire the mind, invoke memories and reconnect us with nature when we have ... Read More

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

December 15 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 7:30 pm
$495

With Cora Wen Yoga Bloom Lab : Restorative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training is an elective, 18-hour, intensive training where students go deeper into restorative yoga guided by pioneers in the field of Yoga Therapy. This course is for those interested in learning how to teach restorative yoga and understand the ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective December

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
free

Use the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The group is facilitated ... Read More

Mariah Frye

Owner of Stone Turtle Yoga


The more time that passes, and the more teacher trainings I see cropping up everywhere, the more grateful I feel for my experience at YGSF. It was a transformational time, and has directed my life time and again. So, thank you!

Sonya Genel

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. I found the 300 Hour program with Jean was tremendously beneficial for review and refinement as well as introducing new tools for my teaching. It was an opportunity to deepen my own practice and I am really grateful for the wonderful community here.

Maren Zweifler

Yoga Teacher Austin, TX


The program felt both formative and co-creative, a unique and deeply reflective time when I learned about the subtler aspects of yoga, became more at ease with teaching and learned about the history and philosophy of yoga in an organic, naturally evolving way.

Cynthia Koch

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


This program taught me the science of this practice. This program offered me a formula to understand how to heal myself and bring this power, this gift of connection and awareness through my words, actions and teaching. I am forever grateful.

Paulina Julian

Yoga Teacher Mexico


The program allowed each of us to take our own personal routes of study, to be supported individually in honing our own talents and refining our particular skills as teachers. The studio and community environment make it easy to focus and create a retreat like atmosphere in the midst of our everyday lives.

Shannon Handa

Traveling Yoga Teacher


I can’t thank my teachers enough, for being so generous with their knowledge, and supporting me in becoming the teacher I am today. Yoga Garden will always be like a second home to me.

Can I take my elective hours at multiple locations?

To be certified as an RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance, you must complete your 300-hour training at one school. This school must be certified as an RYS-300 or RYS-500. Yoga Garden SF has this certification.

What if my 200-hour yoga teacher training was not Yoga Alliance registered?

Some students come to Yoga Garden SF’s 300-hour yoga teacher training from a 200-hour training that is not an RYS-200. You cannot be certified as an RYT-500 teacher unless you have registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. These students often enroll through Yoga Garden SF’s renowned PRO-ELITE membership, and take their 200-hour and 300-hour certification in the same year. Every 200-hour program is different; the knowledge gained at YGSF will exponentially help you in your career as a yoga teacher.

I don’t want certification. Can I take a Core Module?

No, Core Modules are reserved for candidates of RYT500 certification. You must be a registered RYT200 to take these programs.

How long does it take to complete the 300-hour training?

You can complete your 300-hour training in as little as six months, and as long as three years. For international students, and for those who wish to study in an intense immersion format, the Core Modules are offered every year in August back-to-back. Otherwise, we offer two part-time schedules each year. Your elective choices depend on your time, and your interest. We offer a variety of options for the 120 necessary flexible elective hours, year round.

How much does it cost?

The 300-hour training can be purchased as a-la-carte items, where each module and elective is purchased individually over time. Our Pro-Elite Membership allows students to study anything and everything YGSF has to offer for $425/month. The latter choice is by far the best value.

Do you offer Work Study?

No, our staff are professionals; however, we will make every effort to work with your budget to make your training possible. This training is both a path of personal transformation and professional training, and we ask that you make the financial commitment to prioritize it and make it the important next step in your personal and professional life.

Our Pro-Elite Membership is designed to make this professional training an affordable budget item, so that you can fully and freely engage in the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical dimensions of the practice and our community.

What is the difference between 500, 300, and 200 hour trainings?

Yoga Alliance is an International industry association of yoga professionals that registers members and member schools that comply with basic standards of experience and training. These registrations are recognized world-wide for standardizing minimum requirements and are frequently the basis of employment decisions. Detailed descriptions of standards for each program can be found at Yoga Alliance.
RYT200 is our Basic Yoga Teacher Training
RYT300 is our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
You must be RYT200 to take RYT300, after which you may register as RYT500, the most advanced registration.
In addition, we offer certifications (and Yoga Alliance registration) for RPYT (prenatal yoga teacher) and RCYT (children’s yoga teacher)

What if I need to miss part of the training? ?

You may miss up to 8 hours (or 1 day) of a Core Module in order to receive credit as part of our 300 hour program. Make-ups must be scheduled either in a future training ($50 per session/day) or as a private session with your teacher ($125/hr).

YGSF 300 Required Reading

Core Module: Energetics with Jean Mazzei or Karen Macklin Required:

Core Module : Energetics with Jean Mazzei Recommended:


Core Module: Philosophy with Sean Feit Oakes Required Books:

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Core Module : Philosophy for Jean Mazzei (not teaching this module until 2017) Required Books :

Core Module: Philosophy with Jean Mazzei (not teaching this module until 2017) Recommended:

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Core Module: Synthesis with Jean Hecht or Jean Mazzei Required:

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