300 Hour Program FAQ

300 Hour Program FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

How does our program work?
Our program consists of:

  • A 200-Hour Advanced Foundations course taken one weekend a month over 10 months
  • 100 hours of chosen elective courses taken over the course of 3 yea

Who can sign up for this program?
This program is open to all students who have completed a 200-hour teacher training program.

Who can sign up for electives?
The elective courses are open to the public.

How long is the Advanced Foundations course?
200 hours. One weekend a month over 10 months. January – October 2021

What days do we meet?
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 9am -5pm (12-1 Lunch)
Sunday 9am -5pm (12-1 Lunch)

What are the dates of the Advanced Foundations course?

  • JANUARY 15, 16, 17
  • FEBRUARY 19, 20, 21
  • MARCH 12, 13, 14
  • APRIL 9, 10, 11
  • MAY 21, 22, 23
  • JUNE 18, 19, 20
  • JULY 16, 17, 18
  • AUGUST 20, 21, 22
  • SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26
  • OCTOBER 22, 23, 24

How long is the elective program?
The elective program is 100 hours.
You can choose from 20-hour, 50-hour, and 100-hour courses for deeper study in your area of interest.

Do I have to take the foundations course before the electives?
No, you can take the electives at any time, before during and after the 200-hour Advanced Foundations course.

Can I take electives at other studios?
No, all electives toward the 300-hour program must be taken with Practice Yoga.

How do I become a 500-hour teacher?
When you have completed your 200-hour Advanced Foundations and your 100 hours of electives you can submit your certificates to Laura@practiceyogaaustin.com for your 300 advanced certificate. You can then apply as a 500-hour teacher through Yoga Alliance.

What is in the Advanced Foundations course?
Our core curriculum includes the following:

  • Practices for self-reflection and personal awakening
  • How to lean into your community as a foundation for growth
  • The lifestyle of yoga – living in harmony with self and others
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Nervous system regulation and self-awareness tools
  • Embodiment training
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy for Yoga
  • Developmental kinesiology, fascial trains, and kinetic chains
  • Functional movement for wellbeing
  • Breaking down poses for accessibility
  • Strategies for building complex asana
  • Advanced and adaptive alignment in foundational and advanced poses
  • Advanced cueing techniques
  • Advanced and creative sequencing techniques
  • Refined approaches to adjusting
  • Evidence-based mindfulness practices
  • Pranayama and meditation techniques
  • Community building and facilitation
  • 20 plus hours of practice teaching
  • Growing your teaching as a profession
  • Building a yoga program from the ground up

What are the Electives?

  • An Ayurvedic Approach to Life, Practice, and Teaching
  • Healing Centered Mindfulness
  • Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • The Psychology of Yoga
  • The Yoga Sutras
  • The Bhagavadgita
  • In Class Assisting with Senior Teachers
  • The History and Context of Modern Yoga
  • Functional Movement Training
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Inclusive, Body positive and Adaptive Yoga
  • Yoga for Bigger Bodies
  • Alignment Oriented Practice
  • Teaching in the Community
  • Props, Modifications and Chair Yoga
  • Seeing the Student Body and Adjusting
  • The Subtle Body; The Chakras, Koshas, and Vayus
  • Pre and Postnatal Yoga
  • And moreā€¦.

Who teaches the Advanced Foundations Course?
Our Advanced Foundations course is taught by senior teachers in the Austin yoga community:
Shanti Kelley, Shawn Kent, Kiely Wolters, Iva Drtina-Hall, and Jenn Wooten

Who teaches the electives?
Electives are taught by senior teachers Shanti Kelley, Shawn Kent, Kiely Wolters, Iva Drtina-Hall, and Jenn Wooten as well as national senior teachers including Jason Crandall, Ani Carpenter and Chistina Sell and others.

Will I get teaching practice?
Yes, you will receive 20 plus hours of teaching practice in the Advanced Foundations course and an opportunity to do in class hands-on assisting with senior teachers in the electives.

What is the tuition for the training?
The Advanced Foundations 200 hour program is $3200
Electives are an additional cost.

Is there an early bird discount?
Yes, if you pay before Nov 14th the tuition is $2800

What is the deposit to reserve my spot?
$400 is required for enrollment in the training.

What is the payment schedule?
After deposit, payment of $280 over 10 months will be auto-drafted on the 5th of every month ($240 for early bird registration).

Are alternate payment plans available?
Yes, you can contact Laura@practiceyogaaustin.com to discuss payment plans.

What comes with my tuition?
Your tuition comes with a 200-hour Advanced Foundations course, an online manual, and 10 months of unlimited absurdly high-quality yoga at our studio.

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, we offer need-based scholarships prioritizing people who are underrepresented in the yoga community.

What if I miss a weekend?
In accordance with Yoga Alliance, you must attend 80% of the training for your advanced certificate. If you miss more than two weekends of the Advanced Foundations course you must sign up for an additional 20 hour elective to make up those hours.

Is this program Yoga Alliance Accredited?
Yes, we are accredited with yoga alliance.

How can I learn more?
Info sessions are the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM and the third Monday of every month at 6 PM. All info sessions will be on Zoom or IG live. Email Jenn Wooten at wakingyoga@gmail.com to receive an info session link.

  • August 24 @ 6pm
  • September 2 @7pm
  • September 21 @ 6pm
  • October 7 @7pm
  • October 19 @ 6pm
  • November 11 @7pm
  • November 23 @ 6pm
  • December 2 @7pm
  • December 28 @ 6pm