300 Hour YTT Program
Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum at West East Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance (a national yoga teacher and school registry which promotes and supports the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga) as are all our programs. The course includes 15 weekend intensive classes along with assigned readings, homework, and observation-hour requirements.
Our comprehensive program is designed to give students who already have been certified at the 200 hour level a deeper knowledge of yoga techniques, philosophy, anatomy and teaching methodology. Upon successful completion of the 300 YTT course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level.
Course requirements consist of attendance (make-up hours are available), class participation, assigned readings, homework, and classroom observation-hours.
Advanced practice of the postures of yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama
Adjustments and teaching techniques
Assisting and supervised Teaching
Anatomy & Physiology (including an Anatomy lab)
Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a graduation retreat day of practice held the last day of the program with a special guest lecturer. The cost is $50 (see “Additional Fees” section below). Time will be divided as follows: 65% practicum (actual practice of techniques) and 35% theory (lecture and discussion).
Includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Time will be divided as follows: 50% practicum and 50% theory.
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras). Topics will include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). Students will participate in a 2 hour field trip to a cadaver lab. These hours are 100% theory and 0% practicum.
Includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% theory.
Includes teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and providing feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills: explanation and correction of the postures, tone of voice, classroom management, disclosure of benefits and breathing techniques, and providing students with feedback after class. These hours are 100% practicum.
11 Month Program300YTT1500 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Meets one Weekend each month
(Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Feb. 25, 26, 27
Mar. 25, 26, 27
Apr. 22, 23, 24
May. 20, 21, 22
Jun. 24, 25, 26
Jul. 22, 23, 24
Aug. 26, 27, 28
Sep. 23, 24, 25
Oct. 21, 22, 23
Nov. 18, 19, 20
Dec. 02, 03, 04 Graduation!
Fridays: 17:00 – 21:00
Saturdays & Sundays: 08:00 – 17:00