The Heart of Yoga
YogaOasis' 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training
with DARREN RHODES, SAM RICE, BRIGETTE FINLEY, MANORAMA, MICHELLE C. JOHNSON & WILL DUNCAN
The Heart of Yoga
YogaOasis 300-Hour Advanced
Yoga Teacher Training with Darren Rhodes,
Sam Rice & Brigette Finley, with
Special guest teachers Manorama,
Michelle C. Johnson & Will Duncan
Earn your RYT-500
in a doable weekend format!
Jan. 17 - 19
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1
Mar. 27 - 29
May 1 - 3
May 29 - 31
Jun. 19 - 21
Jul. 17 - 19
Aug. 14 - 16
Sep. 11 - 13
Oct. 9 - 11
Nov. 6 - 8
Dec. 11 - 13
Jan. 15 - 17
Feb. 5 - 7
The full program consists of
15 weekends over 14 months
Friday night: 5:30–8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30–5:30pm
(Lunch = 12:30-2:00 pm)*
*Please note: the schedule is subject to
change slightly for the weekends with
Manorama, Michelle C. Johnson,
and the weekend with Will Duncan.
2631 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Overview - The Heart of Yoga
The YogaOasis 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training is geared towards 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Registered (or equivalent) teachers with a passion for asana and the desire to dive deeper into the study of yoga. This training is perfect for practitioners and teachers looking to deepen their personal practice in a shared community. Expect to practice a lot of asana, and emerge with a nuanced understanding of yourself and the vast subject of yoga.
This training includes a weekend of sanskrit studies and Luminous Soul Sessions with Manorama, a weekend on the intersection of yoga and social justice with Michelle C. Johnson, and a weekend of yoga philosophy with Will Duncan.
The 300-Hour Program gives trainees the requirements, along with your previous 200-hour teacher training, to apply as a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. The total training is 300 hours: 270 contact hours (classroom time with faculty) and a minimum of 30 non-contact hours (reading and homework). The program is a longer, richer, and deeper study of topics you may have been introduced to in your initial 200-hour program.
Darren Rhodes, E-RYT 500, is the director of YogaOasis Studios in Tucson, AZ. Darren is featured in the yoga poster, Penchant for Practice. His book, The Yoga Resource Practice Manual, includes practice instructions for 360 poses. Darren is the founder of Yogahour and was named one of Yoga Journal's "21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga." Darren is also a faculty member of Glo. Learn more at: darrenrhodesyoga.com
Sam Rice, E-RYT 500, is a dedicated student and practitioner of yoga first and foremost. This fuels her passion for teaching. Sam is known for her diligent and detailed alignment instructions, delivered with great skill, passion, and humor, offering students the opportunity to find renewed depth in practice. Sam leads workshops, 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings both locally (Tucson, AZ) and nationally. Sam is the Lead Teacher Trainer in Yogahour, a system developed by Darren Rhodes. Sam studies and works closely with Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes. Learn more at: samriceyoga.com
Brigette Finley, E-RYT 500 Brigette (Niedringhaus) Finley is the Director of Yogahour, the founder of Prenatal Yogahour and holds her E-RYT® 500 with Yoga Alliance. She co-founded Southtown Yoga in St. Louis, MO in 2007. As a householder, she is passionate about incorporating practice into her daily life as a mama. Brigette currently lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband and two children. She teaches trainings locally and nationally.
Manorama is the director of the School of Sanskrit Studies in NYC, leads workshops on Luminous Shabda, a path which combines Sanskrit, Mantra Meditation and Yoga philosophy. Manorama’s mix of earthy charm, deep scholarship and humorous teaching style were born from years of close study with her Guru, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, founder of Ananda Ashram and author of The Textbook of Yoga Psychology. Manorama shares her knowledge of Sanskrit and Luminous Shabda basing this work on the tradition that Shri Brahmananda taught her. For more information on Sanskrit Studies or Manorama visit www.sanskritstudies.org
Michelle C. Johnson Michelle C. Johnson is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment and integration. With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit and heart, much of her work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their life. Michelle's book, Skill in Action; Radicalizing your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World was released in 2017, offering "an incredible blend of wisdom and education, patience and urgency, and inward reflection and outward action." More about Michelle C. Johnson at: michellecjohnson.com
Will Duncan has taught throughout the world as a lecturer, meditation teacher, yoga instructor and retreat leader. In 2010 Will completed the 36 course curriculum of The Asian Classics Institute and completed a traditional 3-year meditation retreat where he engaged in silent and solitary deep practice in 2014. Learn more at WillDuncan.org
All applicants must have completed a 200-Hour yoga teacher training program that meets the requirements of Yoga Alliance.
Payment in Full Discount
Save 10% if paid in full upfront (best rate) = $3915.00 (includes a $615 deposit and $25 application fee).
Or $4350 with an extended payment plan*
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