This 300 + Hour  advanced RYT training is held In Salt Lake City, Utah, and is open to students who have earned a 200 Hour RYT and are seeking to further their studies, practice and/or teaching of yoga. Serious students of yoga not interested in certification may take this course or portions of it with permission. Contact me here. This course of study is certified by Yoga Alliance and completion can result in earning a RYT 500 HR certification.

Foundation Tier


Certification Tier


Yogic Approach

The following three courses form the Foundation for certification. Each course may also be taken as a stand alone course by any interested students. All of these courses are accredited for Mary Johnston-Coursey certification, ParaYoga® certification, and CE credits with Yoga Alliance.

  • Vinyasa Krama - a 6-day ParaYoga® Master Training: Energetics of poses, sequencing for specific effects, dosha, guna, subtle essence, ayurveda

  • Tantra Shakti - a 6-day ParaYoga® Master Training: Exploring practices to access the moon of stability and intuition, the sun of power and expanded capacity, and the fire of transformation

  • Four Desires - a 3-day ParaYoga® Master Training: An inward journey using self-reflection, meditation, and yoga nidra to uncover and repattern unconscious negative thought patterns, while empowering the deep calling of the soul. Covers dharma, purushartas, vikalpa, sankalpa, vichara, atma.

Once students have completed the Foundation Tier, they are eligible to enroll in the Certification Tier. Each weekend is available as a stand-alone course for those not pursuing certification. All weekends must be completed for certification:

  • Adjusting Clinic: Developing the eye, practice assisting and hands on adjustments, review of alignment principles, refining alignment within asana through giving and receiving expert adjustments.

  • Prana Shakti - Breath as the Key to Limitless Potential: Building on the energetics from Vinyasa Krama by incorporating theory and practice of Pranayama, thus laying the foundation for Kundalini practice.

  • Koshas I - Therapeutic Applications of Practice: Introducing the 5 Koshas (bodies), then exploring the physical and energy bodies with attention to healing, purifying, and strengthening.

  • Koshas II - the Power of Mantra and Meditation: Continuing the 5 Koshas, emphasizing mind, wisdom, and bliss bodies. This completes Koshas with an emphasis on healing, shaping, and transforming the more subtle aspects of our being through the practices of kriya, meditation, mantra, and vichara combined with physical practices.

  • Kundalini Shakti: Yoga for Transformation – Bandha, Mudra, Kriya: This addresses the philosophy and use of yogic tools to awaken Kundalini and ultimately transform how you perceive and function in the world.

  • Seat of the Teacher: Transmission, working one on one, adapting deeper practices for the lay public, sadhana.

This training is truly a journey, a course born of deep study with Rod Stryker and ParaYoga, Yoga Therapy and Anatomy, as well as over 40 years of meditation practice.  Drawing upon the art and science of Tantric Hatha Yoga, this program provides an opportunity for practitioners and teachers of yoga to dive deep into the healing power of yoga to transform our lives and expand our capacity. 

The 300 Hour RYT course is stretched out over a year with a series of stand alone intensives - one three day weekend per month - to give students the time to integrate the material and also have time for study at a self-pace. This in-depth training will center around the  teachings of Classical Yoga, Veda and Tantra as well as more advanced studies of Yoga Therapy.  

We'll take the intelligent sequencing of  asana and meditation practice and apply them to the unique needs of individuals and groups.  In order to expand the capacity of the practitioners and teachers in this training , we'll engage in:

  • Asana,  pranayama & meditation sessions
  • Lectures, discussions & small group exercises
  • Teaching practicums, workshop and private session portfolios
  • Home study, journaling, a continued personal practice & self inquiry
  • Independent project
  • Mentoring

The value of this course rests not simply within the material offered, but also the method. We acknowledge that the deepest level of learning occurs through direct experience; therefore, the materialwe explore intellectually will also be explored through practice.

Within this overall format, we will examine the physiological and energetic components of asana, refine hands on adjustments and dig deeper into the doshas and gunas.  We will study the subtle body and explore in depth the chakras, vayus, bandhas, mudras, pranayama, and mantra. The koshas will help us discern between the physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspects of practice.  The Yoga Sutras provide a foundation for our study of the mind as we learn about yoga psychology. Meditation practices will incorporate  the often life-changing practices of discovering sankalpa, vichara and core beliefs.  We'll also delve into the role of the teacher, invoking and  and knowing the teacher within, and how this allows one to be deeply present with others.

Registration Requirements


  • The completion of any 200 hour RYT yoga certification program is required for certification
  • Two years minimum of a yoga and meditation practice is required for participation


Interested in Joining the next 300 HR RYT training?

The Foundational Courses will be offered in late Winter through Spring of  2018. The Certification Course will begin in the summer of 2018.