Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300)

Dive Deeper Into the Philosophical Traditions of Yoga

Integrative Approach to Learning

Mount Madonna Institute offers an integrative approach to mastering the vast science of yoga by combining study, practice, and self-reflection. Our Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) program embodies the teachings imparted by Baba Hari Dass to the Hanumān Fellowship and Mount Madonna Center community since 1971. With Aṣhṭānga Yoga as the foundation, we dive deeper into the philosophical

traditions of yoga, including Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vedic ritual and Karma Yoga. Foundational texts and references for these studies include Patañjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Gheranda Samhita, the Bhagavad Gīta, the Samkhya Karika, the Upanishads, the Vedas, and the writings of Baba Hari Dass.

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The Teachings

It is our firm belief that developing a regular personal practice is the foundation for realizing the truth of yoga, which is union with infinite consciousness, union with inner peace, or union with God. Yoga is a commitment to practice, to the process of inner awakening, and ultimately to the realization of one’s true nature.

By removing obstacles yoga brings greater energy and clarity, and unleashes creative potential inherent in every human being. The courage and insights gained through the practice of yoga give the aspirant the ability to consciously face the challenges of life with peace and equanimity.

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Program Catalog

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Program Details

Explore deeply Classical Ashtanga Yoga in 11-day modules on our beautiful 330 redwood forested campus. Build a scaffold to support your personal practice and your teaching skills with Biomechanics, Sanskrit, Mantra, Tantra, Vedic Ritual, Bhakti Yoga and Yoga Psychology.


Registered with Yoga Alliance and providing 300 hours of directed study during three 11-day modules over the course of one year, the program is supplemented by homework and online mentoring sessions. An MMI Certificate of Completion at the 300 hour level is awarded once you satisfactorily meet the hourly requirements and complete all required work. Prior YTT 200 certification from a YA approved school is a pre-requisite.

Students who completed their YTT 200 elsewhere are required to take the Foundations of Yoga and Ayurveda before the first Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) module begins.

YTT 300 Modular Series Dates

May 24 - June 2, 2020

Oct 15 - 25, 2020

March 7 - 17th, 2021

Sample Daily Schedule

6:00am - Wake up

6:15-8:15am - Practice & Instruction (Pranayama & Meditation)

8:20-9:00am - Breakfast

9:30-11:30am - Theory Class ( Samkhya, Subtle Body, Ayurveda)

11:30-12:30pm - Asana Practice

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

2:00-5:00pm - Asana (Theory & Experiential)

5:00-6:00pm - Dinner

6:30-8:30pm - Theory Class (Intro to Tantra, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti Yoga)

Tuition & Fees

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Commuting & Housing

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Follow the link below to start the application process for our YTT 200 & 300 programs.

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