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-hour classes (can be taken in any order)
  • 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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Core Synthesis - July 2017 Part Time

July 8 - August 20
$945 - $1095

With Jen Hecht & Katrin Kuttner Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, ... Read More

Core Energetics: July 2017 Part Time

July 15 - September 10
$945 - $1095

With Michelle Bouvier Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In ... Read More

Core Energetics: August 2017 Full Time

August 8 - August 13
$945 - $1095

With Sonya Genel Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In ... Read More

Core Philosophy: August 2017 Full Time w/Sean Feit

August 15 - August 20
$945 - $1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: From Inner Peace to Inner Power 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 ... Read More

Core Synthesis - August 2017 Full Time

August 22 - August 27
$945 - $1095

With Jen Hecht & Katrin Kuttner “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ... Read More

Core Philosophy - October 2017 Part Time w/Sean Feit

October 7 - November 19
$945 - $1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: From Inner Peace to Inner Power 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. ... Read More

Core Energetics - Spring 2018 Part Time

January 6, 2018 - March 18, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 - Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy - Spring 2018 Part Time

January 13, 2018 - March 25, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda - the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – SPRING 2018 Part Time

April 7, 2018 - June 3, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Core Energetics FALL 2018 Part Time

July 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 - Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy - Fall 2018 Part Time

July 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Energetics Fall 2018 Full Time

August 7, 2018 - August 12, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy Fall 2018 Full Time

August 14, 2018 - August 19, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Synthesis Fall 2018 Full Time

August 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – FALL 2018 Part Time

September 22, 2018 - November 18, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Garden Teens® Teacher Training Summer

June 28 - July 2
$890

with Alexandra Rossi 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 ... Read More

Yoga for Fertility

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Marisa Toriggino In this class you will learn a series of poses designed to improve a woman’s fertility. This is a practice that Marisa did daily for six months with instruction given by B.K.S. Iyengar. The practice consists mostly of supported backbends and inversions, with the primary impact behind ... Read More

The Heart of Meditation

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$75

with Karen Macklin   We have all heard that meditation can be helpful in reducing stress and promoting compassion in our lives. But what exactly is “meditation”? Clearing the mind? Transforming our thoughts? Simply observing? And how can we better incorporate meditation practices into our daily lives to ease the ... Read More

Core Synthesis - July 2017 Part Time

July 8 - August 20
$945 - $1095

With Jen Hecht & Katrin Kuttner Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, ... Read More

"Come Hang!" Intro to Wall Ropes

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$70

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

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

July 9 - August 6
$300

with Meredith Holt  Have you been wanting to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable?   Join Meredith for a month-long supported workshop series to deepen your personal yoga practice. Together we will explore asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and so much more. Through group dialogue ... Read More

“Hang On" Intermediate Wall Ropes

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$70

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

Core Energetics: July 2017 Part Time

July 15 - September 10
$945 - $1095

With Michelle Bouvier Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In ... Read More

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

July 22 - July 23
$145.00

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
$220

 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 2017 Full Time

August 8 - August 13
$945 - $1095

With Sonya Genel Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In ... 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
$44

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 2017 Full Time w/Sean Feit

August 15 - August 20
$945 - $1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: From Inner Peace to Inner Power 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 ... Read More

Core Synthesis - August 2017 Full Time

August 22 - August 27
$945 - $1095

With Jen Hecht & Katrin Kuttner “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ... 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

Art of Adjusting: Module 1

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$115

With Karen Macklin Featuring: Standing Poses, Backbends, and Inversions Are you are a new or experienced teacher who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to give hands-on adjustments? Join me for this 5-hour clinic, in which you will: • Gain a deeper understanding of why and when to give hands-on ... Read More

Yoga for Your Cycle

September 9 @ 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

Trauma Core 2: Yoga, Trauma, & Healing

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

with Sean Feit Oakes and Karen Macklin Theory and Practice of Trauma-Informed 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

Postnatal Teacher Training

September 20 - September 24
$660

Training led by Marisa Toriggino & Alexandra Rossi In the YGSF Postnatal Teacher Training, you will learn how to be a resource to your students as they transition into motherhood. Many new mothers turn to yoga as a powerful foundation for optimizing their health and the health of their baby. ... Read More

Yoga for Breast Health

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Marisa Toriggino Join Marisa for a healing, soothing class designed for breast health, breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors. In this class you will learn how to use yoga as a tool to connect with your original feminine self, feel better and gain health. We will practice poses ... 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 2017 Part Time w/Sean Feit

October 7 - November 19
$945 - $1095

Core Philosophy - Core Module 2: From Inner Peace to Inner Power 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. ... Read More

Florence Italy Retreat! 7-Day Yoga Intensive & Training

October 8 - October 14

with Marisa Toriggino  Continue your yoga practice and explore the splendor of one of Europe's most beautiful and iconic cities with Yoga Garden's 7-Day Italy Yoga Retreat in the heart of Florence. Enjoy Italy while  practicing yoga in the morning and in the late afternoon. We designed this urban retreat so ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Fall

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$61

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

Stability and Freedom: Yogic Tools for Difficult Situations and Stressful Times

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$155 - $200

with Katrin Kuttner Acquire yogic tools to cope with challenges and practice self care for greater well-being, strength, endurance and flexibility. Yoga can be a great source of support when dealing with distressing experiences. Yoga instructor and artist Katrin Kuttner (E-RYT 500, MFA) sources from her own human experiences of ... Read More

Yoga for Fertility

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

with Marisa Toriggino In this class you will learn a series of poses designed to improve a woman’s fertility. This is a practice that Marisa did daily for six months with instruction given by B.K.S. Iyengar. The practice consists mostly of supported backbends and inversions, with the primary impact behind ... 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

Art of Adjusting: Module 2

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$115

with Karen Macklin Featuring: Supine Folds and Twists, Restorative Poses, & Savasana Are you are a new or experienced teacher who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to give hands-on adjustments? In this 5-hour clinic, in which you will: Gain a deeper understanding of why and when ... 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

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

Core Energetics - Spring 2018 Part Time

January 6, 2018 - March 18, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 - Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy - Spring 2018 Part Time

January 13, 2018 - March 25, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda - the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – SPRING 2018 Part Time

April 7, 2018 - June 3, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Core Energetics FALL 2018 Part Time

July 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 - Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy - Fall 2018 Part Time

July 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Energetics Fall 2018 Full Time

August 7, 2018 - August 12, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you ... Read More

Core Philosophy Fall 2018 Full Time

August 14, 2018 - August 19, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Synthesis Fall 2018 Full Time

August 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – FALL 2018 Part Time

September 22, 2018 - November 18, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... 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.

JEN (HECHT) NEWMAN
Instructor
Jen (Hecht) Newman is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher who has always had a connection to the exploration of movement and the expression of her heart. She has been studying movement and yoga for the majority of her life and has been teaching since 2001. Her teaching style offers clear, precise alignment that is playful as well as soulful.Jen has found that yoga is an offering and support in creating a remembrance of who we really are by connecting the physical, mental, and emotional being. In this place, there is an opportunity to feel the tangibility of our essence and offer this back in our day to day living. She has recently been studying Craniosacral Therapy under the Upledger Institute and is excited to further her studies in this direction. Come ready to play and find a deeper connection to your heart.
 

KAREN MACKLIN
Instructor
Karen Macklin (RYT-500) has been studying yoga and meditation since 2000 and has received training in the yoga traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow Yoga, AcroYoga, Therapeutic, and Restorative, as well as in various forms of Buddhist meditation, yogic philosophy, and the science of Ayurveda. She has studied with many wonderful teachers, and has been most influenced by Scott Blossom, Sean Feit, Chisandra Fox, Gary Kraftsow, and Jason Crandell.She teaches with an emphasis on building internal and external strength, creating mindfulness, and establishing a deep connection with the energetic body. Her classes are typically strong but slow, rhythmic flows that incorporate hands-on adjustments, verbal alignment cues, and an opportunity for students to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. Karen has also written about yoga for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, FitYoga, Tricycle, San Francisco Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
 

KATRIN KUTTNER
Instructor
Katrin, E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher Trainer / Yoga Instructor / Yoga Therapist / Philosophy Teacher, lives and teaches yoga in San Francisco and travels around the globe to share her passion for the spiritual art with the body. She is leading and contributing to yoga teacher education and training. For her classes and workshops she designs sequences that make sense of the body and mind for a deep sustainable experience. She strives to address the unique therapeutic needs of every student and cultivate a lasting increase in energy and courage. Katrin combines in her teaching fluid strength and alignment with a tantric take on life. Katrin is an extraordinarily creative and skillful yoga teacher. I am very impressed with her ability to balance strong leadership with compassion and encouragement.” – Desirée Rumbaugh creator of “Yoga to the Rescue” DVD seriesyoga.katrinkuttner.com
 

MARISA TORIGGINO
Instructor
Marisa is one of two partners at Yoga Garden SF and has been part of the team since it opened in 1998. Her areas of responsibility includes Operations and Finance, and she is the primary instructor of the prenatal program which includes weekly classes, workshops and teacher training. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, writing poetry and being physically active.
 

MICHELLE BOUVIER
Instructor
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ E-RYT 500+ yoga teacher trainer, Hoopdance pioneer, AcroYoga teacher, bodyworker, movement therapist and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment. With a diverse movement background and 20+ years in yoga, Michelle has taught full-time, at studios, conferences, retreats and festivals since 2002. In addition to sharing Prana Vinyasa™ through Shiva Rea’s Samudra School, she is on the Teacher Training Faculty of Āvāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healing Arts, Balanced Action Yoga, and Hoop Vinyasa. Loved for her joyful creativity as a movement guide, Michelle teaches with a uniquely trained eye drawn from a plethora of techniques, training, and experience working with people in all walks of life. She loves the challenge of giving each student just what they are ready for, and specializes in creating meditative experience through breath and rhythmic movement. Michelle seeks to expand our understanding of living yoga beyond asana, in life as well as through a variety of embodied awareness practices. She is the founder of EmBody Retreats, immersive training retreats that delve into the overlap of dance, yoga and self-care practices through multidisciplinary movement study and the Tantric teachings of yoga’s roots in fluid kārana vinyāsa and spontaneous dance. With nearly 4000 hours of advanced study, Michelle maintains a private practice based in San Francisco and continues to study Ayurveda and the Axis Syllabus.www.michellebouvier.com
 

SEAN FEIT
Instructor
Sean Feit Oakes, PhD teaches Buddhism, Haṭha Yoga, and Organic Intelligence® with a focus on the integration of meditation, philosophy, and self-inquiry with trauma resolution and social justice. He has studied in Zen, Tibetan, and Theravāda Buddhist lineages, including training as a monk in Burma, and is authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield. Other primary teachers include Anam Thubten, Sayadaw U Janaka (vipassanā), Eugene Cash and Sylvia Boorstein (Insight Meditation), Alice Joanou (yoga), and Steven Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing/Organic Intelligence).
 

SONYA GENEL
Instructor
Sonya Genel, ERYT500, joyfully embraces the power of yoga not only to heal and transform the body but also to heighten human consciousness and to create a radiant life. In her classes, Sonya weaves precise anatomical alignment with flowing movement. Always approaching her students with authenticity and humor. Sonya’s intention is to hold space for a direct embodied connection with Spirit. When she is not teaching yoga, Sonya can often be found drawing or painting. As an artist, she notices the profound effects yoga has on her creativity, and she has dedicated herself to enthusiastically guiding others toward enhancing their own unique life path through yoga. When Sonya first discovered yoga in the 1990’s, she began with Ashtanga yoga and power vinyasa, but as her practice evolved she gravitated more towards alignment based styles such as Anusara and Iyengar. She attended her first teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Over the years she has completed hundreds more hours of training in alignment based yoga, prenatal yoga, anatomy, therapeutics, mysticism, tantra, and meditation. Sonya is grateful to have had the opportunity to study deeply with some incredible teachers such as Sianna Sherman and many others. She now brings over a decade of teaching experience to her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. She is a certified teacher of Rasa Yoga, and holds an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.Practice with Sonya at home! Classes available online at udaya.com and yogavibes.com Learn more and connect with Sonya at www.sonyagenel.com, follow her on instagram/twitter @sonyayoga and on Facebook @sonyagenel.
 

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).

Is the deposit refundable ?

Yes, the deposit is refundable for up to 14 days prior to the start of the program, full payment of the program due at that time and is non-refundable.

YGSF 300 Required Reading

Core Module: Energetics Required:

Core Module Energetics Recommended:


Core Module: Philosophy with Sean Feit Oakes Required Books:

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Core Module Philosophy Recommended

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Core Module Synthesis Required

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Credit
Only students who complete all 50 hours of each Core Module will receive credit for the module. If you do not complete all 50 hours, you will not receive credit and will not receive a refund.

Certificates (and by association, confirmation of RYT-300 status through Yoga Alliance) will only be granted to students who complete all hours of the program and/or all make-ups required.

Attendance
Students may only miss up to 8 hours (or 1 day) of the program. If you miss more than 8 hours of training, you are welcome to continue the program, but will not receive credit. If you would like to receive credit for the Core Module you will need to take the training again at a discounted price of $695. You are still responsible for full payment of the first Core Module.

In certain cases, you may count any hours taken as elective hours toward your 300-hour certificate, provided that you take a subsequent Core Module.

Attendance is mandatory for the first two days of any core module. During that time, essential course pedagogy and introductory concepts are taught that are necessary for the remainder of the program. If you expect that you will miss one of the first two days of a Core Module, we recommend that you wait to start a different Core Module until you know you can be present for these times.

Any minutes lost due to tardiness are recorded and must be made up if amounting to 50 minutes or more. Classes start and end on time and you are responsible for the material and minutes missed at the beginning of class.

Make-Ups
Students who have missed up to 8 hours of the training may make up the hours in two ways:

1) Schedule a private session with your instructor ($125/hour) Depending on the content of the missed coursework, make-up time ratios may vary from 1:1 to 1:4.

2) Join a future training for the day(s) you missed, as space allows ($50 administrative fee per instance)

All make-ups must be completed within one year of your training. Because program content varies by instructor, you must contact your teacher to find out what exactly you have missed. Depending on what your teacher requests of you, you may be responsible for completing an assignment (writing an essay, sequencing a class, etc.) on the content missed.

Make-ups may only be requested through the core module make-up form.

Cancellations
Cancellations are accepted up to 14 days before the start of a training; if you cancel, the cost of the program will be refunded to you. If you withdraw from a program 13 days or fewer before the program start date, you will surrender your spot in the program and forfeit the entire program cost.

Attendance
A minimum of 90% attendance is required for all multi-day programs, unless drop-in days are specifically offered in the program description. Students who register for or attend less than 90% of a program may not receive credit for the hours that they did attend and may not receive a certificate. In the event of any absence, missed hours must be made up to receive credit for the program.

ProElite Cancellations and Fees
ProElite students who withdraw from a program less than 14 days before the start will be charged a late cancellation fee of 50% of the full program cost, as per the ProElite contract. Pro-Elite students who register but do not attend a program will also be charged the late cancellation fee.

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