300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

This is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher training.


FALL 2023 TRAINING
September 12, 2023 thru May 22, 2024
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm


Schedule includes:
28 In-Person Training Sessions & Self-Study Assignments
No training on 11/7, 2/20 and 4/16
Self-study period: 12/20 thru 2/6 (no in-person training sessions scheduled)

An unlimited class pass to the studio (live stream and in-person classes) is included for the length of your training! Begins when you pay in full!

(Don’t want to wait until September or need your own schedule?
I offer self-study, self-paced advanced training too!
Get info HERE.)




This program is based on a traditional mentor relationship and designed to specifically support your growth as a vinyasa yoga teacher.
The LKPY 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training curriculum was developed from my own experience as a yoga teacher for three decades and as a teacher trainer for the last 15 years.
The topics and chosen studies are based on what I have personally found to support my growth in becoming a better teacher over the years.

I believe the best teacher is practice itself. A large portion of the training sessions will be allocated to actually practicing the concepts being studied.

We build on your 200-Hour training with:
(see the detailed curriculum at the bottom of the page)
-advanced anatomy, an online course
-comparative anatomy course that includes addressing common imbalances, the difference between tension and compression, and how to assess students in order to develop individualized practices
-how to integrate more complex poses into your power vinyasa class without breaking the flow
-an in-depth online Sanskrit course, includes history, grammar and proper pronunciation of common yoga terms
-you will develop a personal meditation practice and learn how to lead guided meditations with a Yamas & Niyamas based theme
-a deep dive into the study and application of The 8 Limbs of Yoga – how to integrate them into the physical practice of your class in creative ways to make them more relevant to your students
-yin yoga, the science and practice
-vinyasa yoga for prenatal students

This training is open to anyone who is certified at the 200-hour level.
(Your 200-hour certification does not need to be with LKPY)

Each trainee will receive ongoing mentoring with Lyn to support your growth and studies.

While this is an in person program, the option to join all sessions via Zoom is available.
Please email Lyn for more information if you are interested in remote participation.

Cost:*
Pay in full amount:
$3750 + CT state sales tax ($238.13) before July 1, 2023
$4250 + CT state sales tax ($269.88) after July 1, 2023

Payment plan options:
$4250 + CT state sales tax ($269.88)
$500 due at registration
email Lyn for details and to set up payment plan

6 Payments:
6 monthly payments of $753.31 (includes CT state sales tax)
1st payment is due on the self-study start date and then on
the 1st of each month following for 5 months.
10 Payments:
10 monthly payments of 451.99 (includes CT state sales tax)
1st payment is due on the self-study start date and then
on the 1st of each month for 9 months.

View application HERE.
Register HERE.


*(Be sure to read payment and refund policies listed at bottom of page).

*You have 18 months from the first training session to complete all self-study and extracurricular assignments.


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Prerequisite:
This program is for those who are already certified at the 200-hour level.
This advanced training will build on the Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training.
For those who did not receive their 200-hour certification from LKPY, you will need to schedule your first mentoring session prior to the first training session to review the basic foundation and principles that the 200-hour program is built upon.

Techniques, Methodology & Anatomy Module: Uplevel Your Teaching

Advanced Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
This course will follow anatomy through the process of building asanas. We’ll deconstruct seemingly complex asanas and look at their parts and pieces through the lens of anatomy. This course will provide you with information and tools to understand why you might be observing a particular pattern in your student’s practice. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of how to help your students build the patterns they need to evolve their postures in a healthy way.
Topics include:
-anatomy of forward bending, variations and common patterns
-anatomy of external and external hip rotations in lotus pose
-anatomy of twisting and variations in seated twist
-anatomy of arm balancing and taking arm balancing upside down
-anatomy of backbending and setting the patterns for upward facing dog

Developing a Teacher’s Eye – The Next Step
This course will include:
Working with Common Imbalances-
-study of causes and muscles involved in common muscular imbalances found in the body that occur from normal day to day activities or due to prior injuries
-learn poses and movements to address specific imbalances
Comparative Anatomy with Paul Grilley-
-learn how anatomical differences can affect yoga poses
-the difference between tension and compression
-exploration of how anatomical proportions affect poses
Assessing Students-
-learn how to use specific poses and movements to assess a student
-learn a sequence specific for assessing students

The Art of Teaching Simple to Complex Poses in a Power Vinyasa Class
-learn how to include more complex poses in a vinyasa style class without breaking the flow and without leaving any student behind no matter level of individual experience
-learn how to sequence for a peak pose without straying from the power vinyasa sequencing formula
-the difference between teaching simple to complex and teaching to a peak pose
-the 5 steps in teaching simple to complex
-how to break down a complex pose
-fine tune your cueing to excel at teaching simple to complex (passive v. active voice, you/your v. that/the, excessive jargon and filler words)

Yin Yoga Training with Paul Grilley
This unit includes:
-Paul Grilley’s Yin Yoga online course
-the fundamental science and philosophy behind yin yoga
-the benefits of yin yoga
-the three stages of a yin yoga pose
-teaching yin yoga
-modifications, getting in and out of the pose, recovery poses
-you will practice and receive class sequence outlines for:
hips and legs focus
back and hips focus
power yin yoga (learn how to safely sequence and insert yin poses into your vinyasa class)

Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga
This course will focus on specifically how to teach vinyasa yoga safely to prenatal students.
-benefits of yoga during pregnancy
-benefits by trimester
-safe/unsafe postures and why
-modifications
-Sun A and Sun B modifications
-Postnatal yoga

Philosophy & Ethics Module: The Eight Limbs of Yoga On and Off the Mat

Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers 18-Hour Online Course – YogicStudies.com with Seth Powell, PhD Candidate
This course goes beyond learning basic yoga poses and terms. Upon completion of this course you will walk away with the following:
• A deeper appreciation for Sanskrit’s rich spiritual and literary history
• A foundation in the principles of Sanskrit grammar
• An understanding of Sanskrit transliteration and diacritics
• Confidence in their ability to accurately pronounce Sanskrit terms 
• A deeper understanding of the names and meaning of yogic postures (āsana)
• Awareness of the most commonly mispronounced Sanskrit words in the yoga world!
• A strong foundation for continued Sanskrit study

Practicum:
-you will learn and practice how to integrate Sanskrit terms into an all levels power vinyasa class in a way that makes it understandable for all students

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 22-Hour Online Course – YogicStudies.com with Seth Powell, PhD Candidate
This 22 hour online course will take a deeper dive into the Yoga Sutras and includes:
Module 1 – An Introduction to the Yoga Sutra: History, Context and Approach
Module 2 – Stilling the Turnings of the Mind
Module 3 – Techniques for Calming the Mind
Module 4 – The Yoga of Action and the Cause of Suffering
Module 5 – Ashtanga Yoga Part 1: Yamas and Niyamas
Module 6 – Ashtanga Yoga Part 2: Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana,
Samadhi
Module 7 – Yogic Powers and at the Independence of Pure Consciousness

The 8 Limbs of Yoga in Action
This unit is designed to compliment and reinforce your online Yoga Sutras studies. It includes a 10-week exploration through the use of guided yoga practices that will spotlight a specific philosophical concept, the Yamas and Niyamas focused mediation, and journaling.

Each practice led by Lyn includes an asana practice, mantras, and a guided meditation relevant to the philosophical focus. Through practice, you will learn how to apply yoga philosophy into your class using physical actions to help your students develop a better understanding of what yoga really is – beyond the pose.

As part of this unit, over the course of 10 weeks, you will review the Yamas and Niyamas and dig deeper into your own personal experience with them as they apply to life, both personally and professionally. Self-reflection papers are required to help explore your growth in these concepts since you were first introduced to them. Guided meditations with a focus on each Yama and Niyama are included to supplement your self-exploration for each week.You will learn how to write and lead a guided meditation.

This course includes: required asana and meditation practices, reading and journaling assignments, and a final project

Meditation
-development of a regular meditation practice
-how to lead students in a guided meditation
-learn guided meditations for the Yamas, Niyamas and the other 6 Limbs

Practicum:

Ongoing Mentorship:
Through the course of your training you will receive ongoing mentorship with Lyn.
Mentorship recreates the traditional yoga teacher training model based on a strong and trusted relationship between mentor and student. I am a strong believer, based on my many years training teachers, that a mentor style relationship is an important ingredient on the path to yoga teaching. While group training is an important part of the training process, everyone learns differently and has unique challenges and talents. Mentorship gives each trainee an opportunity for individualized support specific to their needs. You will be required to submit audio recordings of your teaching throughout the training.

35 Group Practice Sessions
A regular, personal practice is one of the most important tools you have as a teacher. You will have 18 months from the start of the first module to complete this requirement. You can fulfill your requirements via in-person, live-stream, or the on-demand classes.

Requirements:
-Attendance at all 28 group training sessions
-daily journaling
-Participation in 35 group practice sessions led by Lyn
-Attendance at monthly practice teach sessions
-Final Practical Test (for each module)
-Self-study and other homework assignments


Along with the scheduled group training and mentoring sessions, the cost of training includes:
-Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Manual
-David Keil’s Advanced Anatomy Online Course
-Yogic Studies Sanskrit for Yogis Online Course
-Yogic Studies History & Philosophy of Yoga Online Course
-Yogic Studies the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Online Course
-Paul Grilley’s Comparative Anatomy and Yin Yoga Online Course
-an unlimited class pass during the course of the training (begins on first day of self-study and ends on last day of your second module training session)

Tentative Reading List (not included in the cost):
Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
The Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali by Swami Hariharananda Aranya
Inside The Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrera



Payment Policies:
Upon payment send your training agreement/application to lyn@lynkehoepoweryoga.com.
Please note the CT state sales tax.

View application HERE.
Register HERE.

Upon completion of all requirements, you will receive a Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Training Certificate of Completion as evidence. Teachers who have certified at the 200-hour level with Lyn, will receive their 500-hour level teaching certificate.
Teacher’s currently registered with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level will be
eligible to upgrade their registration to a RYT-500.


Tuition and Refund Policy:

If you decide to cancel your registration before the start date of the Self-Study period, as long as it is at least 30 days before the start, you will receive a refund minus $500. However, this amount can be applied towards a future training.

No refunds or credits after the program starts. If the studio cancels the program before it begins, you will receive a full refund, included application fee and deposit. 

Attendance Policy and Program Requirements:

Attendance will be tracked using the Mindbody system. Trainees should check-in with the lead trainer at least 5 minutes before each session to ensure proper documentation of attendance. Trainees will be able to track any missed sessions through their Mindbody client account. 

Attendance at all training sessions is required. However, we understand that conflicts sometimes arise.

In the case of any emergency absences, please notify the program director immediately.
If you know in advance of training dates that you have a conflict with, please contact the program director to discuss options. When possible, one-on-one mentoring sessions can be used to go over any missed information. You will be responsible to get notes, etc., from a fellow trainee.

In situations where there are a lot of missed sessions, they can be made up by attending future training dates or scheduling a one-on-one make-up session with the director. This will be an additional cost. If you have a medical circumstance or other extraordinary circumstances that would require a leave of absence, you will be able to join a future training to complete your requirements. You must restart your training within 12 months. Please note, future trainings are not guaranteed.

Please refer to the 300-Hour application and agreement for specific details.