everyoneYoga and Open Studio are partnering to provide a 300-Hour teacher training program in Hickory.  Open Studio is a Yoga Alliance Certified School.  The 300-hour Teacher Training program from Open Studio meets advanced standards of study.

A 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour level. A 300-hour advanced training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or more subtle, and the training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be expected of a RYT 200. This advanced-Level Program is based on a three-fold investigation of yoga: exploring the practice through the body, mind, and heart.


Concentrating on self-development and finding the student’s right alignment in both body and life, this advanced-level program is designed to help teachers enhance their teaching skills as well as develop their own personal understanding of yoga. It is equally appropriate for the serious student of yoga who does not plan to teach, but wants to delve deeper into a yoga practice.

In this comprehensive training, our key topics will include:
  • Yoga Philosophy (delving deeper into the 8 limb path)
  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • Teaching Themes & Sequencing
  • Asana Review
  • Adjustment Techniques
  • Sanskrit
  • Teaching Targeted Audiences
  • Advanced Pranayama
  • Hands on Assisting
  • Therapeutics – Working with Injury and Common Ailments
  • Independent Study
To view our curriculum please visit www.yogaalliance.org and search Open Studio NC

Our 300-hour training is designed to provide a deeper understanding of a broad spectrum of yoga practices.  It also supports the students’ investigation into specialty areas of interest to them. Students will be taught how to communicate and teach the ideas and practices of yoga more effectively, and will also have the opportunity for ongoing mentorship and study with our faculty.

Trainees deepen their knowledge and refine their skills by participating in elective workshops and intensives. Trainees will work with a mentor who they will have regular discussion and private tutorial sessions.

General Pre-requisites 

Applicants wishing to teach after completing our 300-hour advanced teacher training are required to have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training course, and are required to have been teaching for at least one year.

Those wishing to take the training purely to advance their own practice must have been practicing for at least 3 years and should provide a letter of recommendation from their primary teacher.

Further Certification and Yoga Alliance Registration

Students who complete the course successfully will receive certification of graduation from Open Studio.

To qualify for an RYT 500 registration, students must previously have completed a Yoga Alliance-approved RYT 200-hour training program.

2016:  February 19-21, March 18-20, April 22-24, May 20-22, June 24-26, July 22-24, August (TBA)
Fridays 4:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am - 5:00pm

Each teacher training weekend will include regular classes, master classes, workshops, Dharma Talks, Meditation and Mindfulness Modules as part of the tuition price.

Tuition: $3,500 ($500 deposit required with application). Payment plans available.

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Contact us at practice@everyone-yoga.com with questions or download an application.