300 Hr Advanced Yoga Weekend Format

8-Weekend Program, January – August, 2018.  One Weekend/Month.
See dates below!  


7 Centers Yoga Arts will be offering a 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Training with a Therapeutic Emphasis as a weekend program in 2018. In addition to the contact hours with faculty during the weekends, there will be additional independent study hours including the study of nutrition and culinary spices with Ayurvedic recipes as well as a personal therapeutic yoga practice.  In the final thesis,  the student facilitates a yoga program for a volunteer over a 4-6 week program of their design and upon completion receives a 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Certificate with an emphasis in Therapeutic Yoga. This integrative training introduces yoga as as a holistic modality that includes Ayurvedic assessment to support the healing of chronic medical conditions as well as recovery from injury and surgery through a diversity of yogic practices.

Trikonasana w/ chair

Rama Jyoti Vernon assisted by her daughter, Mira

The primary yogic lineages guiding this program are that of Rama Jyoti Vernon, founder of the International Yoga College, as well as practices from the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India. The curriculum is also inspired by the teachings of Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute and Dr. David Frawley of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. This advanced yoga curriculum includes a strong emphasis on Ayurveda through the study of Physiology of the body systems, foundational is developing skills in assessment of a client’s imbalances. Food and culinary herbs viewed through Ayurveda are of particular importance as a support for health and well-being; and the psychology around imbalance, chronic conditions and health dysfunctions will also be addressed through the practices of Asana, Yoga Nidra and the philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Over the ten months, there is study of the primary systems of the body:  nervous, digestion, cardio-vascular, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, muscular-skeleto, immune and endocrine systems. Then we examine a system from the point of view of beneficial yoga practices (which include asana, cleanses, pranayama, yoga nidra), anatomy – both physical and energetic bodies, Ayurveda, nutrition, and yoga philosophy. The Anatomy portion will be  focused on muscular-skeletal system and postural review in order to be able to guide clients through asana and alignment technique. The faculty designs a personal yoga program for each student which they do first thing in the morning before starting their day. In this way there is a deeper understanding of the challenges people face in following a daily program.

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Conflict Resolution Based upon Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras .  This course examines the roots of conflicts and helps develop skills in analysis and  mindful personal and professional communication. This is the basis for looking at the psychological aspects of illness and the relationship between thoughts, emotions and how they express in the body.


  • Weekend 1: January 5–7, 2018
  • Weekend 2: February 23-25, 2018
  • Weekend 3: March 30–April 1, 2018
  • Weekend 4: April 27–29, 2018
  • Weekend 5: May 18–20, 2018
  • Weekend 6: June 22-24, 2018
  • Weekend 7: July 20-22, 2018
  • Weekend 8: August 24–26, 2018


Included in the tuition is the classic Ayurveda guide: Ayurveda, The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad as well as The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry by Rama Jyoti Vernon.  An extensive and in-depth training manual along with supplemental handouts is also provided and forms the basic curriculum.
Students are required to purchase and bring to the training Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satayananada and Yogic Management of Common Diseases by Dr. Swami Karmananda.


One must have a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from a registered Yoga Alliance program. Upon acceptance, students will be a sent a required reading list along with an open book review of basic Anatomy as well as Ayurveda that must be completed prior to the start of the program.

Licensed Health Practitioner

This program may be helpful additional experience to those already in the healthcare field. If you are interested in pursuing this as ongoing vocational education call Sydney to discuss the possibility. Acceptance into the program will depend upon background and a personal interview process.

Becoming a Yoga Therapist

This program will earn students a 500hr level of certification which is often a prerequisite for an IAYT Registered Yoga Therapy Program of between 800 – 1000 hours. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the advanced aspects of yoga and learn practical techniques to work with students in a private or group setting. Graduates of this course will gain invaluable experience and a foundation of knowledge that will serve them in their pursuit of applying yoga in a therapeutic setting.


The tuition for the course is $3,695.  Payment plans available for weekend programs.


1. Fill out an Application form: VIEW/PRINT AN APPLICATION FORM HERE and submit via email or mail along with your deposit.
2. Upon receipt of your application and deposit, we will EMAIL an Orientation Package including an Orientation letter, a list of available housing options, required textbooks and supplies, and a Student Intake Form (which needs to be returned before the course start date).  We will also mail you a copy of the book Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad to read before the start of the course.  Please review the orientation package thoroughly.


For weekend housing there are nearby motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts (Airbnb). It also may be possible to arrange to stay in a room in  a house. When applying for the course, let us know your needs.

For bios on the faculty please go to Overview/ Teachers.