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300 hr

300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Begins October 2024

"Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and in all earnestness.- Yoga Sutra 1.14

Three Birds Yoga Studio meticulously crafted 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training  is designed for individuals ready to elevate their practice and teaching skills. Guided by a stellar team of instructors, you'll explore yoga's essence on and off the mat, fostering self-growth, knowledge expansion, and teaching confidence. Our modular approach offers flexibility without compromising depth. Through 7 modules (see details below)you'll explore the wisdom of yoga, anatomy, adaptable yoga sequencing and much much more to earn your 500hr certification and take your teaching to the next level. Each module balances theoretical learning, practical application, and self-reflection, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching experience.

Our training includes 260 contact hours with your instructors, setting us apart from most other teacher trainings. Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to register as a 500-hr RYT with Yoga Alliance, marking a significant milestone in your yoga journey. Join us on this transformative path of self-discovery, empowerment, and mastery. Elevate your practice, deepen your knowledge, and inspire others as you embark on this enriching journey with Three Birds Yoga Studio.

Are you ready to apply?

Start by filling out our application so we can get to know you better and take a look at our FAQ's.

10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module One - The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy & Dharma

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Two - Anatomy & Subtle Body Anatomy

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Three - Accessible Yoga:

Empowering all bodies and stages through adaptive, gentle, restorative and pre-and post natal yoga

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Four - Elevate Your Teaching:

Align, Refine, Design

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Five - Advanced Asana & Hands on Assists

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Six - Meditation

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10/6/2024 - 11/10/ 2024

Module Seven - Dive Deep with Yin Yoga

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Meet the Faculty - More to come!

Sarah Bodnar ERYT 500 

Lead Instructor & Three Birds Co-Owner

Christina Helms ERYT 500

Lead Instructor & Three Birds Yoga Co-Owner

Julie Pasqual, ERYT 500 

Magi Pierce, ERYT 500

Stefanie Haberman, ERYT 500

Brandi Ryan, ERYT 500

Radhika Truffa, ERYT 500

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

First fill out our application and then submit your payment.

I DID MY 200HR SOMEWHERE ELSE, CAN I STILL DO THIS TRAINING?
Yes, we would love to have you at Three Birds and welcome you. The focus of this training is to build upon your existing knowledge and share knowledge, tools, and principals to elevate your teaching skills.

DO I NEED TO BE A TEACHER TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
Our 300hr is designed for yoga teachers who have completed a 200hr training and who are teaching or newly certified teachers who are looking for more guidance, support and knowledge.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING SCHEDULE
Each Module has its own training dates, times and locations. Most of the training will be done in-person at our South Orange location. However, there are a couple of online days and a few days in our Florham Park location.  Please see the dates listed in the individual modules laid out 
here.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THREE BIRDS, DO I NEED TO TAKE CLASSES BEFORE APPLYING?
Yes. Please take at least one class with an instructor who is part of the training faculty. We want to make sure you feel comfortable with our style before making this investment.

WHAT IF I NEED TO MISS A DAY OF TRAINING?
Attendance is required for all scheduled dates and times in order to receive your certification. There can be exceptions with prior approval and for last second emergencies. Note that missed hours will need to be made up in order to receive certification. We handle all requests on an individual basis. There will be no refunds for any missed sessions.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO THE TIMES LISTED ON THE TRAINING CALENDAR?
Yes, some module will have specific homework related to it. It will come in the form of relevant reading, group work, practice teaching and 1 mentorship session with Sarah or Christina. Outside class work will not be overwhelming and is designed to support your studies.

IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, there is a payment plan option. You can find it under one of the module descriptions.

CAN I DO JUST ONE MODULE OF THE TRAINING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION?
Yes, you may do any Module of this training you wish and receive continuing education hours. You'd do not need to fill out an application for individual modules. However, in order to receive your 300hr certification and be able to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500hr Level, you will need to attend all Modules.

ARE CLASSES INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?
A series of 50 yoga classes are included in your 300hr enrollment and usable from the time of registration until the end of the program.

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