300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

300-hour Training enables 200-hour certificate holders to complete the 500-hour Certificate. The prerequisite for this training is a 200-hour recognized training either with Shantarasa or another training organization. The 300-hour training is the natural extension of 200-hour Training Certificate.

The 200-hour course trains the basic level of practice that equips teachers with the requisite skills to instruct and continue developing their personal practice. The 300-hour Training expands teaching skill sets and enables personal practice to exponentially deepen. You will learn to identify and work more effectively with individual differences and needs, designing practice in the context of a one on one private session. Private yoga sessions require a very different set of listening and awareness skills to group facilitation with a higher level of attentiveness to individual needs. The course takes study beyond basic practices and explores pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra at a subtler and more powerful level. The thematic components of the training cover essential subjects drawn directly from traditional yogic contexts.

The course is conducted as three intensives, two of nine days and one of eight days spread over several months in Australia. This advanced phase of training offered in India is conducted as a three-week immersive residential training.

Intensive 3-5 comprise the completion of the 500-hour training.

Many already practicing teachers choose this study program to receive the depth of the study components not often found in other trainings. As well, they find this traditional more adept approach to asana a highly rewarding adjunct to their existing training.


Here is a view of the study components.

Intensive 3 Curriculum

Key Principles & Foundations of Yoga - practice and understanding.

The Yogi’s Mind Map - four-fold psychic instrument, nature of mind, consciousness research East & West.

Transcending Karma, Transcending Death - identifying how karma works and exploring the life, death, rebirth cycle.

Deeper Dimensions of Asana Practice - evolution through the three stages of asana.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology - the yogic view of how the body works.

Facilitating Adjustments - with subtlety; verbally, manually and by example.

Dynamics of Personal Practice - adapting to change, need and development.

Yoga One on One - applying yoga practice to meet individual needs and context.

Ayurveda and Yoga Practices - practice according to life stage, constitution and season.

Intensive 4 Curriculum

The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism - Living Yoga potently in the world.

Enlightenment - What is it? Cultivating spiritual intelligence across the full spectrum of human experience.

Cultivating Energy & Subtle Qualities - the higher yogic qualities of Ojas, Tejas and Prana and how they influence spiritual expansion.

Pranayama - practice, breath & prana, prana vayus, koshas and the mind, cleansing and awakening the mind.

The Yogic Science of Subtle Energy - Kundalini, evolution and spiritual intelligence and going beyond duality.

Science and Practice of Nyasa or Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation and the release of impressions.

The Subtleties of Teacher-Student Relationship.

Intensive 5 Curriculum

Yoga Psychology – a deep and revelatory view on the origins of meta psychology, encompassing and transcending limited mind states,

Cultivating Lucid Awareness - the nature of essential background awareness, enabling lucid awareness expansion.

Effective Sustained Meditation – how to be with what is and meditate deeply without fighting with the mind. How to guide and instruct others. Asana for effective sitting.

Sadhana - Living Yoga for personal evolution and as compassionate action to assist others.

Note: Intensive 5 is often taken by yoga practitioners as a stand-alone for its content. The content is unique amongst other trainings and gives deeper skills and understanding to the dedicated meditation practitioner. There is no pre-requisite teacher training required for this intensive but there is a need to have a personal meditation practice established.



  • Designing special needs classes in small groups.

  • Personalized practicums.

  • 1000-word essay to assess assimilation of specific study components covered in the training.

A more comprehensive course description is given in the course training guide. You can acquire your course training guide by filling in the form below. Note: we will not, in any circumstances, share your personal information with other individuals or organisations without your permission