300 Hour Teacher Training FAQ


What are the Qualifications for Applying to the Program?
To enroll in Breathe’s 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training you must already have earned an RYT 200 hour certification. You must have a regular and consistent yoga practice and the desire to expand your depth of yoga. Experience with vinyasa is recommended.

Who is Training for?
This is an advanced yoga teacher training. Graduates of a 200 hour yoga certification program who are looking to dive into a personal journey of self-discovery, further their practice, and enhance their teaching skills will find this program a gratifying experience.

How long do I have to complete the training?
Trainees have a total of 36 months from the start of training to complete the requirements. No exceptions, a strong level of commitment is needed to excel at this level of teaching.

How many hours is the training?
The training will include 270 contact hours through training weekends, mentorship and elective hours. Here’s the breakdown: 135 Core Curriculum hours, 30 mentorship hours, 100 elective hours. There are 30 non-contact hours including homework and self-study that will fulfill the 300 total hours for certification at the RYT 500 level.

What is the Schedule?
Schedule is subject to slight modification if needed, but in general:

-Fridays 5:00 pm until 8 or 9pm
-Saturdays 9:30am until 5:30pm
-Sundays 8:00am until 4:00pm

What can I expect during a training weekend?
The weekend modules are like mini-retreats. There will be a lot of learning through focused curriculum, interactive presentation, and practical application. A strong sense of community with others who share your passion will be present, and you’ll have ample break time to relax, feed yourself and digest information.

What if I have to miss a class?
In the event of an absence, participant must notify Breathe Yoga Center in writing of dates and times missed. Breathe TT Faculty will supply a makeup plan.
Make-up options may include private 1-on-1 with TT Faculty, workshop/ training substitution, or deferral of graduation, and extra costs will be associated.

Who are the teachers on the course?
Meaghan de Roos  and Gil Elhart  are co-directors and lead trainers. In addition we will be bringing in additional faculty from our region and beyond. Additional faculty TBA.

What If I Have to Miss a Class?
While it is possible to make up some parts of the training, other portions are impossible to make up, such as those with guest instructors. If you have a scheduling conflict, please let us know as early as possible and we will work with you toward a solution. In general, missed classroom hours must be made up at the rate of $75/hour.

How do I acquire elective hours?
Elective hours can be acquired through workshops and training weekends that are presented by 500RYT teachers at Breathe Yoga Center or elsewhere. A maximum of 25 elective hours can be acquired outside of Breathe Yoga Center programming, but must be pre-approved.

When can I start acquiring elective hours?
Once the training starts you may begin acquiring elective hours around the 9 Core Module weekends, or you may choose to wait until the Core Curriculum is complete leaving you with an additional 18 months to acquire the 100 remaining required contact hours.

Is this a training in a specific lineage or style of yoga?
During our program you will have the opportunity gain exposure to a wide range of styles, particularly with your choices in Elective Hours. We will primarily focus into the Krishnamacharya lineage of alignment-based Vinyasa Flow yoga and the complementary, traditional Hatha Yoga practices. We believe this approach to study better prepares you both to teach and to deepen your own practice.

Will this training prepare me to work with specific populations?
Our program will enhance your knowledge and ability for teaching to specific populations such as beginners and students with injuries. Elective components will provide you further opportunity to choose specific populations such as children and seniors.

Will I be 500 hour certified at the completion of this training?
Once you’ve completed all aspects of Breathe’s Advanced Training you are eligible to apply for 500 RYT status with Yoga Alliance. They do require 100 hours of teaching experience, before or after your advanced training, in order to become 500 RYT eligible.

What is the refund policy?
The $500 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstance. Withdrawal from the course prior to start date, results in a refund of tuition paid, less non-refundable fees and a $200 processing fee. Without exception, there are no refunds after the program has begun.

If you have uncertainty about the intensity of the course or time commitment involved, please talk to us before registering for the program.