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 yoga@mountmadonnainstitute.org 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 in a modular fashion. 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 seven months. Students attend two 9-day intensives on either end of the program, with monthly weekend online sessions in between. (300 total synchronous (online and in-seat) contact hours). The program is supplemented with homework, practice and mentoring sessions (approximately 6-8 hours a month). Students must earn a 90% attendance rate. An MMI Certificate of Completion at the 300 hour level is awarded once the student satisfactorily meets the hourly requirements, completes all required work and is fully solvent. The student may then register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500.

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 Intensive Schedule
Day 1: Evening start
5:00 - 6:00 pm Dinner (Optional)
6:30 - 8:30 pmCheck-in & Introduction
Days 2-7
6:30 - 8:30 am Practice & Instruction (Pranayama & Meditation)
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 am Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Āsana Practice
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*
5:00 - 6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 - 8:00 pmTheory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*
Day 8
6:30 - 8:30 amPractice & Instruction (Pranayama & Meditation)
8:30 - 9:30 amBreakfast
9:30 - 11:00 amTheory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*
11:30 am - 12:30 pmAsana Practice
12:30 - 2:00 pmLunch (Optional)
SAMPLE ONLINE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Thursday Evening (before the long weekend)
5:00 - 7:00 pm Check-in & Integration
Friday - Sunday (6:30 am - 5:30 pm daily)
6:30 - 8:30 am Practice & Instruction (Pranayama & Meditation)
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 am Theory, Philosophy, Experiential or Integration Class*
11:30 - 12:30 pm Āsana Practice
12:30 - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 - 5:30 pm 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 Please view details here.

For detailed information follow the links provided below.

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Upcoming Dates:

September 2022 - March 2023

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