Advanced 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Certification Program (RYT-500)

(200-Hour Program + 300-Hour Advanced Program = 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification)

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Continue your Yoga Teacher training with Ajna’s 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga program. This is an advanced-level teacher training program open to any graduates of a Yoga Alliance-certified 200-Hour level program. Completion of the Advanced 300-Hour program results in a 500-Hour designation, which refers to the total cumulative hours of both programs. The 500-Hour designation is the highest level of Yoga Teacher Training recognized by the Yoga Alliance. ***Please note that the 300 Hour Program is not a Yoga Therapy training. To become a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), you must complete an accredited 800 Hour Yoga Therapy Training. To read more about becoming a Yoga Therapist, please visit our 800 Hour Yoga Therapy page.




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Program Outline

Ajna’s Advanced 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Program is offered on a module-based format. The program can be taken on a full-time basis (20 hours a week, 13-week term), or students can choose to take modules in a go-at-your-own-pace format. Our graduates learn the essential tools for teaching therapeutic yoga, with guidance from a highly qualified and supportive faculty.


The Advanced 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Certification includes:

  • A 10-class Mentorship with a member of the Ajna Faculty
  • A 6-week Practice Teaching Module
  • 14 weekend modules (Friday 5-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm).
  • *There are five mandatory modules from the list below – ‘Backcare’, ‘Sequencing for Therapeutic Applications’, ‘Wrists and Shoulders’, ‘Hips and Knees’, and ‘Trauma, Yoga and Mental Health’

**The yoga therapy components of our training are based on our accreditation with The International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Students can choose 14 modules from the following list of 20. Yoga, Psychology and the Mind counts for 3 module credits:


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Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 19 years of age and hold a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

  • Online Application
  • Copy of photo ID proving you are at least 19 years of age
  • Copy of your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • Letter of reference from your RYS Yoga Teacher Training School where you received your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be a maximum two-page letter that speaks to the following criteria:

  1. Your motivation for seeking entrance to the program (please respond to all of the following: why are you interested in this program? What do you hope to learn? Why do you feel called to this program at this moment in time?)
  2. Your yoga teaching experience
  3. Other relevant non-yoga experience or training that you bring to the program; and
  4. The areas you would like to improve upon as a student in the program.


Program Details


    • Duration: 
      • Full-Time Program: 13 weeks + 6-week Practice Teaching Internship. Students can apply to Student Aid BC for funding. Program Date: January 3- March 30, 2018  or May 1- July 26, 2018* Choose full-time option on the Student Aid BC Application form
      • Part-Time Program: Students can take up to 3 years to complete all required modules. Start anytime with any workshop.
    • A $760 deposit is required to hold your spot
    • The deposit is applied to the tuition of one 20-hour weekend module, the 6-week Practice Teaching Module and the 10-class Mentorship with a Faculty Member
    • $150 is a non-refundable application fee ($500 for International students)

Workshop Schedule

ModuleCurrent TuitionTuition as of Sept 1, 2018
14 Weekend Workshops
(The Yoga, Psychology and the Mind Module counts as 3 workshops)
$4,480
($760 deposit pays for one weekend workshop module)
* Workshops range in price from $320-$400. $4,480 is the tuition for 14 workshops without distance hours.
$4,900
10-Class Mentorship$300
($760 deposit pays for this module)
$300
6-Week Internship$140
($760 deposit pays for this module)
$140
Total$4,920 ($5,270) for International students. $5,340 ($5,690) for International students.

Payment Options

Pay by:

  • Cheque made out to Ajna Yoga
  • To pay by cheque, please mail to:
    • Ajna Yoga
      2185 Theatre Lane
      Victoria, B.C.
      V8R 5S4
  • Cash
    • To pay by cash, click on the “Contact” link in the main menu, or call Michelle at (250) 812-8355
  • E-transfer sent to jules@ajnayoga.ca
  • Visa or Mastercard through our MINDBODY registration site

Pay by Visa or MC


Graduation Requirements

Students must completely fulfill the following requirements:

  1. All modules must be completed in a maximum of three years. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you may attend the same workshop the following year. All workshop modules are repeated each year.
  2. The practice teaching and the mentorship modules must be successfully completed. Both modules will be adjudicated by the student’s Mentor or the Director of the program. The practice teaching module requires a written outline of the 6-week course.
  3. Students must be prepared for each class by bringing a notebook, writing material (pens, highlighters). Students must wear clothes suitable for asana practice.
  4. During class modules students are required to take part in group assignments and demonstrate learned material.

The yoga therapy components of our training are based on our accreditation with The International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.



Course Reading

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Click to Register for the Advanced 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Training Certification Program.


Online Registration


Click to access the Advanced 300-Hour Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Training Certification Program FAQ.


300-Hour FAQ


Click to learn more about Ajna Yoga’s bursary opportunities.


Bursaries