Integral Yoga® 300-hour Program
Take your Yoga practice and teaching skills to the next level with the Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Training.
The Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training enables you to expand your teaching skills by learning how to instruct advanced classes and finding ways to take simple, basic asanas to a deeper and more subtle level—this is what truly makes a practice "advanced."
Advanced asanas (postures) variations and modifications, including inversions and arm balancing poses
Advanced study, theory, and practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), as well as bandhas (body locks) and kriyas (cleansing practices)
Guidance on how to safely introduce advanced practices to students
Additional study and immersion in Raja Yoga
Study and guidance on how to integrate koshas (layers of the Self), Patanjali’s Ashtanga (Eight Limbs of Yoga) and meditation into your teaching and personal practice
There will be time to share experiences and new ideas and to address challenges that you may have encountered in teaching or in your personal practice. This is a Zoom hybrid training culminating in a 4-day immersion (Mar. 14 –17, 2024) at Yogaville Ashram in Buckingham, VA. https://www.yogaville.org/about/
Upon acceptance to this training, you will receive details for securing accommodations at the ashram. If you wish to arrive as the program starts on the morning of March 14th, you will receive an adjusted rate for a 3 night stay.
Attendance at live sessions is required for certification. All live sessions will be recorded with recordings typically posted within one day for TTs’ review. These recordings will be available for 3 months following completion of the training - until June 18, 2024. Participants will be asked to keep their cameras on during the live online sessions.
During this training, you will have free access to Integral Yoga TV, an online portal for Hatha classes, meditations, and inspiring talks with Swami Satchidananda. This training program also includes free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga Institutes of San Francisco and New York during the training.
Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training preferred and at least 6 months of experience teaching Intermediate level classes. We require that all students not trained through Integral Yoga (IY) familiarize themselves with the IY method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes at an Integral Yoga Institute or from an Integral Yoga teacher.
Click here to find IY teachers in your area.
You may also purchase and practice with the DVDs Yoga with a Master and Intermediate Yoga Class with Swami Asokananda from shakticom.org, the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre. Or subscribe and practice with classes at iytv.online.
Certification and Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 170 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 170 hours towards RYT 500 designation
We are committed to providing a safe and high-quality program for participants. Our graduates will develop skills to teach in person or online. The Yoga Alliance criteria about teacher trainings online is adapting as we move forward. We have dedicated staff to oversee the online coaching to have personal connections throughout the training.
All materials and recordings will be accessible for 3 months after graduation.
Please be aware that you must have regular access to the Internet to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active email account for delivery of course materials.
*Payment information and Refund Policy:
A $25 non-refundable application fee is applied towards the tuition. After your application has been accepted, you will be prompted to submit payment. Full payment is required one week before the start of the program, unless a prior payment plan has been arranged.
We offer partial scholarships for this training when possible. We accept applications up to one month prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us email@example.com.
Once the program begins, the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. If canceling before the start of the program, the balance will be refunded minus $125 administration fee.
Graduating from ATT was the most rewarding and heart-opening experience. When you have teachers as wise and knowledgeable as Swami Asokananda and Leticia Padmasri there is nothing else to wish for. They share a great source of education for Yoga teachers. The training has an absolutely satisfying curriculum and most importantly great support on the individual level. To me, this was a complete training, couldn’t be more grateful for such an opportunity.—Malati Kurashvili
The Advanced Teacher Training at Yogaville, with Swami Asokananda and Leticia Padmasri, enhanced my Yoga practice, my teaching, and my life in many ways. As a seeker, this training inspired and re-energized my practice. The instructors embody years of study and regular practice. They both live what they teach in an authentic, humble manner. They are gifted at sharing their wisdom and insights in concrete, practical ways. They made the subtle, deep, and profound aspects of an advanced practice accessible and attainable for us. The training is rigorous mentally and physically, but the reward is well worth the effort; the confidence and ability to offer the advanced Integral Yoga class, and a path toward continued personal growth. I’m so grateful for the experience.—Krishna Tim Howeth
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1975, is one of Integral Yoga’s® (IY) foremost teachers—known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience while absorbing the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda.
While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of yogic philosophy (especially the great Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga. He is one of Yogaville’s primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings.
He presently serves as president of the IY Institute in New York City. Before this position, he served as the President of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville and Integral Yoga International.
See more at iyiny.org
Swami Ramananda, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life, and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential. He leads beginner, intermediate and advanced Hatha Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco as well as Meditation and Raja Yoga teacher trainings.
He offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U.S., Europe and South America. Ramananda co-developed the Stress Management Teacher Training program with Swami Vidyananda, has trained many teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings, and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a certified Yoga therapist and founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. He is a co-founder of The Spiritual Action Initiative (SAI) which brings together individuals committed to working for social justice for all beings and for the care and healing of our natural world. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.
Letícia Padmasri is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, a certified Advanced Integral Yoga® Hatha teacher, and a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in education, and has dedicated many years towards the study of exercise physiology. She combines her love for the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda with her interest in the body’s structure and function, helping students of all levels adapt their practices to achieve optimal health and total well-being. In addition to being one of Yogaville's primary teacher trainers, she also offers workshops and seminars in the US and Brazil.
See more at www.padmasri.yoga
Snehan Born, E-RYT 500, has over four decades of experience with yoga. He resides at the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, where he teaches yoga classes and is a lead teacher trainer. Snehan is certified in all levels of Integral Yoga Hatha and has received additional certifications in Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Stress Management from Integral Yoga. Chanting mantras and playing the harmonium are part of his regular practice and classes. Snehan has lived and traveled extensively throughout India and practiced with many teachers there. He has taught yoga all over the US as well as in India, Nepal, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Europe.