Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300)

Begins September 2022

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.

Please contact the Yoga Registrar for questions and enrollment assistance via email or directly at 408-846-4095. Thank you.

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 Details

Deeply explore Classical Ashtanga Yoga over nine months in an exclusively online program for 2021. Using the Yoga Sutras as a foundation, build a scaffold to support your personal practice and advance 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 study, the program is delivered over nine months. Monthly, students are required to attend: two 2-hour evenings and a 3-day weekend (248 contact hours). This is what is called "in-person, synchronous learning" and students must earn a 90% attendance rate. The program is supplemented with "asynchronous learning" (not in-person) through homework and mentoring sessions (52 hours). An MMI Certificate of Completion at the 300 hour level is awarded once the student satisfactorily meets the hourly requirements and completes all required work. You are then welcome to register with the Yoga Alliance at the YTT 500 hour level.

Prior YTT 200 certification from a Yoga Alliance approved school is a pre-requisite. Students who completed their YTT 200 elsewhere are required to take Yoga and Ayurveda: The Essentials before the program begins.

Sample Monthly Schedule

Thursday Evening (before the long weekend)

5:00-7:00pm - Check in and Integration

Friday - Sunday (6:30 am - 5:30 pm daily)

6:30-8:30am - Practice & Instruction (Pranayama & Meditation)

8:30-9:30am - Breakfast Break

9:30-11:00am - Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*

11:30-12:30pm - Asana Practice

12:30-2:00pm - Lunch Break

2:00-5:30pm - 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.

Wednesday Evening (mid-session)

5:00-7:00pm - Check in and Integration

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

For detailed information follow the links provided below.

Upcoming Dates:

September 2022 - March 2023

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Full 2021 Program Calendar

Module 1 | April 29 - May 2

Module 2 | May 27-30

Module 3 | June 24-27

Module 4 | July 22-25

Module 5 | August 26-29

Module 6 | September 23-26

Module 7 | October 14-17

Module 8 | November 4-7

Module 9 | December 2-5

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

Mid-month Check-ins:

  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • Aug 11
  • Sept 8
  • Sept 29
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 17

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