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. This training embodies the teachings imparted by Baba Hari Dass to the Hanumān Fellowship and Mount Madonna Center community since 1971. Our Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) program is continuation of a YTT200 Certification*. Completion of this accredited YTT 300 course allows one to become certified at the 500 level through Yoga Alliance. This course is an integral part of the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist program.

*Transfer credits may apply

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.

Program Details

Explore deeply Classical Ashtanga Yoga in 11-day modules on our beautiful 375 acre 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.


Program Hours

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 Yoga and Ayurveda: The Essentials before the first Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) module begins.


Sample Daily Schedule

Thursday Evening

5:00-7:00pm - Integration

Friday - Sunday

6:00am - Wake up

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

8:20-9:00am - Breakfast

9:30-11:30am - Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*

11:30-12:30pm - Asana Practice

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

2:00-5:00pm - Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*

*Yoga Sutras, Samkhya Philosophy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Biomechanics, Tantra, Bhagavad Gita, Neuroscience, Somatics, Bhakti Yoga, Kinesiology, Teaching Methodology, Sanskrit and Sacred Sound, Ethics, Psychology, Asana Sequencing, Meditation Techniques and more.


Tuition & Lodging
YTT 300 Tuition $3,600
Meals & Lodging Not available for the 2021 session.

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Upcoming Dates:

YTT 300 Modular Series
  • April 29 - December 5, 2021

Our upcoming 2021 Modular Series is offered entirely online.

Full 2021 Program Calendar

April 29 - May 2

May 27-30

June 24-27

July 22-25

August 26-29

September 23-26

October 14-17

November 4-7

December 2-5

*Weekends begin with a Thursday evening integration followed by practice and classes from 6:30am - 5:00pm Friday - Sunday.

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