WHY SHOULD I TAKE A 300-HOUR TRAINING? WHAT’S THE POINT?
The art and science of yoga is something that you can embark upon and never complete in this lifetime. There is so much education, so much rich content that you could learn your entire life and not scratch the surface.
From a financial perspective, the more education you have, the more marketable you are. Most studios require at the very minimum, 500 total hours of training in order to teach. In fact, most studios have their own 200- and 300-hour training that they want you to take in order to teach at their facility. A 300RYT certification demonstrates that you have taken it to the next level. You’ve taken the time with your studies to delve deeply not only into the rich history, art and science of yoga, but deeper into yourself as well.
But beyond that … the more you learn in yoga, the more aware you become in life. So why not continue to educate, awaken and bring yourself to a place that is most in alignment with your soul that you have ever experienced.
Not only that but if the truth is that we are ever evolving beings. So if that is true then how could we stop our learning process … the process of learning about ourselves… ever.
HOW DOES THIS TRAINING WORK?
All 300 hour students begin the same way - with a Master Class. At this class we'll discuss overall outline of Advanced Teacher Training. You'll also have an opportunity to meet your instructors and practice with them.
Following the Master Class, you have quite a few options to tailor the training to your needs. We've divided Embody Truth 300 Hour into separate Paths, with each Path focused on a different aspect of Yoga. Choose individual weekend sessions within the path that call to you, or commit to the entire path in advance to save. Paths include: Body Language, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Mystic Path, Philosophy Path, and Girls and Youth Elevate Trainings. Round out your education with Retreats with Dana, as well as Mentorship hours, Apprenticeship, and Online Offerings. All the details for these offerings can be found HERE.
What is required for a 300RYT ?
Please go to the Yoga Alliance website so you can find the most up to date requirements on how to obtain the level of certification you desire.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 300-HOUR AND A 500-HOUR?
The 300-hour covers material beyond an established 200 hour program. A 300-hour program is highly recommended to anyone interested in taking on the role of yoga professional. The 200-hour covers the basics and is enough to teach however, the 300-hour is most recognizable to professional yoga studios.
A 500 hour training is a training that covers the 200 hour in basics AND 300 more hours. Again, it’s advantageous to continue your education so taking training hours to the maximum level is always recommended. You would take a 500 hour if you wanted to get sufficient training done at one time, with one teacher. However, mostly now what you see is a 200 and 300 hour program only.
Also, you would take a 500 hour if you were certain that you wanted to study with the same instructor for both your basics and advanced study. Be advised that you can take your 200 hour AND your 300 hour studies over and over again with many teachers, providing you with a rich experience and undoubtedly an expansive wealth of knowledge.
CAN I TAKE THIS PROGRAM IF I AM NOT 200-HOUR CERTIFIED?
You could take portions of it, you could take the entire thing. However, you cannot get your official 500 hour program certificate if you do not have your 200 hour. So if you want the knowledge, great! Just know that it would be for your education only.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF SAN FRANCISCO OR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA?
Come join us in the Bay Area! Or alternatively, you may host Embody Truth at an approved facility in your city. You will want to connect with Dana Damara directly if this is of interest to you. But she cant bring the training to you in as little as three weeks at a time. Additionally, Dana leads these trainings on retreats internationally and nationally.
I am interested in attending one of Dana's retreats, workshops, festivals or conference events not listed here. Can it count toward my training hours?
If you are in the 300/500 hour program, then absolutely! When you look at Dana's full calendar of teaching you’ll see she offers retreats and workshops both nationally and internationally in addition to festival and conference classes. These all have the potential to be included in your 300/500 hour program.
Is it mandatory that I take part in the mentorship portion?
No, but it is advisable. This is an excellent way for you to be completely focused on your path and you will have assistance in how to make adjustments along the way.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE 300-HOURS?
We like to see you complete the program within two years. Mainly because the rules at Yoga Alliance and specifics sometimes change. We want you to stay on track!
How do I keep track of my hours?
You must keep a valid record of all your hours in the 300 hour program PLUS class attendance, observation and assisting.