300 hr Advanced Teaching Training & Intro to Befriending Therapeutic Yoga


Director: Jafar Alexander
Teaching Team: Maryam Ovissi, Heather Hagaman, Susan Muir

To apply kindly submit your online application below. Jafar or Maryam will contact you within 48 hours of receiving your application to set up an interview. Interviews may be done in person or over Skype.

Training Weekends:

February 23 & 24

March 23 & 24

April 5, 6, & 7 Pranayama Certification

April 27 & 28

May 18 & 19

June 1 & 2

June 21, 22 & 23 Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification

September 7 & 8

September 27, 28 & 29 Yin Yoga Certification

October 19 & 20

November 16 & 17

Dec 7 & 8


$500 Deposit with approved application
$3990 Pay Full amount before December 31, 2018
$4200 Sign up after December 31, 2018

Advance your teaching and your personal practice

Beloved Yoga’s 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training builds upon the foundation of your 200-hour program. In this program, you will spend time refining your teaching tools, expanding your skills in teaching group classes, working in one-on-one settings, and learning to develop workshop and semi-private series courses. You will gain a clearer understanding of Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and continue to advance and embody your personal practice.

Upon completion of all requirements, trainees will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500.

Beloved Yoga’s 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training is designed to take you to the next step toward integrating Yoga into your life and progress your professional path as a Yoga teacher. We have created this program to guide you through the nuts and bolts of advanced teaching, to refine your own inner wisdom, and to deepen an understanding of the seat of the teacher.

At Beloved Yoga, we embrace creative and physically challenging sequences as well as breath-centric therapeutic practices that focus on allowing room for the individual to explore. Our training will help you navigate how to hold space for all types of practices, imbalances, and students.

Beloved Yoga Philosophy

Beloved Yoga is devoted to sharing the teachings of modern Yoga, as outlined through Sri Krishnamacharya’s teachings. The essence of these teachings recognizes that Yoga is a personal practice, not a one-size-fits-all method. With Beloved Yoga’s focus on safety and accessibility (trauma-informed methodology), we feel there is an intelligent way to enter into ourselves.

We do not believe in forcing the mind or the body to “shut down.” Instead, we invite ourselves to “soften in.” What you will get out of this training? We believe the first step to advanced practice and teaching is to get intimately connected with yourself through the transformative power of Yoga. Advanced teaching requires more nuanced experiences within your personal practice.

From there, you will refine your knowledge, proficiency, and teaching skills, which will empower you to embody the seat of the teacher and enhance your group teaching and work with private clients.

The 300-hour program is built around these core concepts and learning objectives:

  • Personal transformation
  • Introduction to the therapeutic use of Yoga
  • Art of teaching privates and working with individuals
  • Refining teaching methodologies for group teaching
  • The attributes of the Gunas (Ayurvedic Framework)
  • The Pancha Maya framework for working with your students as a whole person
  • An overview of Samkhya, Raja, and Tantra philosophies and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • An overview of all the systems of the body with a focus on the nervous system and endocrine system
  • The art of transitions
  • The difference between complex and advanced asanas and how to keep the Yoga in the asana
  • How to practice and teach arm balances, inversions and complex backbends
  • Beloved Yoga’s intelligent sequencing format
  • Languaging and advanced cueing
  • How to incorporate Yogic concepts and philosophy into asana classes
  • How to confidently customize yoga practices to the individual
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Concentration practices
  • The art of offering space for subtle practices
  • The tool of Samyama
  • The concept of Samadhi

We are honored to guide you into a deeper understanding. We welcome all serious and curious practitioners and teachers from all lineages to embark on this year-long, in-depth journey of self-discovery and learning.

Bonus Certifications:

You will obtain three certifications throughout our program:

30-hour Beloved Yoga Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification
25-hour Beloved Yoga Yin Yoga Certification
25-hour Beloved Yoga Pranayama Certification

These areas of focus will provide you with powerful tools that will increase your teaching opportunities.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification

This certification is a one-of-a-kind training blending the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the modern science of trauma and recovery. We will share evidence-based science that confirms the necessity of befriending our whole being to achieve peace. Learn Yogic tools to guide the journey into wholeness for all people!

Yin Yoga Certification

This certification offers a unique perspective on Yin Yoga that is grounded in the principles of Yoga. Rather than focus on traditional Chinese medicine, the Yin Certification helps you refine the tools of silence and stillness necessary for deepening your practice. 

Pranayama Certification

This certification will enhance your overall understanding of the power and necessity of breath. The various techniques of Pranayama will be explored and given depth through the philosophy that spawned them.

Book List:

“Yoga for Wellness” Gary Kraftsow
“The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe” Stephen W. Porges
“Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind” A.G. Mohan
“Upanishads” Eknath Easwaren
“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” Edwin F. Bryant or “Unadorned Thread of Yoga” Salvatore Zambito
“Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga: Volume 2 (Applications)” Doug Keller