300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

You can join at any time from November 2022 – December of 2023
Students in class

Thank you for your interest in Uttara’s flexible 300-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training (certified through Yoga Alliance). We know you are busy, so we designed this training schedule to accommodate your lifestyle. The program will unfold in a modular format with one 14-hour weekend per month and two four-day immersion retreats (Thursday – Sunday) throughout 2023 and 2024.

The Uttara 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training is designed to build upon and deepen your understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga, as well as expand and refine the skills and knowledge you obtained at the 200-hour level. This comprehensive training will enable you to teach with greater skill and confidence so that you can share your passion more effectively. You will explore advanced techniques and principles of yoga and dive deep into the study of anatomy, Ayurveda, historical texts, mantras, meditation, mudra and more.

You will experience community and camaraderie through weekend class hours and two immersive retreats. Through this training, you will be asked to dig deep and share generously. You will have many opportunities to teach inspired and transformative classes to your fellow students. Broaden your skills to facilitate workshops and retreats; evolve your journey through applied practice and expanded knowledge. Give yourself the gift of becoming a better teacher and a better student when you complete this amazing and demanding journey.

Here’s the deal:

  1. You can join at any time from October 2022 – December of 2023 and you will have until December 2024 to complete the training. This gives you two full years to complete the training and you get to pick the elective courses that interest you throughout the next two years.

  2. You will have to participate in two retreats by the end of December 2024 (a mid-point retreat in June 2023 or June 2024 and the final/graduation retreat at the end of 2024).

  3. To join the UYTT 300 Hour Program, you will need to register online with a $200.00 non-refundable application fee (will be applied to full tuition) along with your completed application and write an essay as to why they feel they are a good candidate for the Uttara Yoga Studio 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training.

  4. We offer several payment options for the 2022 – 2024 program:

Pricing is tiered based on the information below:

  • Pay for the full year in advance and receive discounted pricing (must be paid 30 days prior to the start of first workshop): $3850
  • Regular Pricing (must be paid prior to the start of first workshop): $4200
  • Payment Plan (3 month installments): $4350
  • Pay for each workshop separately: $350 per weekend, plus $148 for each book study.

Pricing does not include the cost of the retreat weekends or required reading materials. Those paying in full or 3 month installments will be required to pay for room/board for the retreat weekends. Those paying by the module will pay for room/board plus the $350 weekend training fee.

Please note that any missed hours throughout the training must be made up at an agreed upon time and may require additional fees. Attendance is mandatory for the retreats.

  1. When you finish, you will have your 500-hour RYT Certification. This is the highest credentialing a yoga teacher can currently hold.

Uttara 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Dates and Schedule

Fridays 6 pm - 8 pm (Bhagavad Gita/Upanishad Study Group)
Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm
Sundays 11 am - 6 pm

  • January 21-22, 2023
  • February 18-19, 2023
  • March 18 - 19, 2023
  • April 15 – 16, 2023
  • May 20 – 21, 2023
  • June 15, 16, 17, 18 → 4 day retreat (Thursday through Sunday)
  • July 22 - 23, 2023
  • August 26 - 27, 2023
  • September 9 - 10, 2023
  • October 21 - 22, 2023
  • November 18 - 19, 2023
  • December 16 - 17, 2023

2024 dates are TBD and Final Graduation Retreat will be in early December 2024 at an agreed upon location for all graduating students.

Additional fifteen hours with lead instructor to develop and teach the final practicum workshop project to be determined by cohort and student

300 Teacher Training Hours Breakdown

270 of the 300 hours will be “contact hours” and 30 will be “non-contact hours".

Contact hours are hours with an instructor and non-contact hours are hours spent doing assignments, reading and preparation for the final practicum teaching project.

Areas of Study

Students will develop their creativity and intuition in the teaching process as well as furthering their knowledge in the following specified fields:

  • Dharma of a Yoga Teacher – Explore your path as a yoga teacher and who you would like your target student to be, hone your vision.
  • Teaching Advanced Asana
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Vagus Nerve/Brain/Somatics
  • Advanced Postures and Hands on Adjustments
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads Study
  • The Functional Approach to Yoga/Yoga for Every Body
  • Prenatal, Mindfulness, & Meditation
  • Mantra, Movement, Mudra & Meditation
  • Chakra Mapping & Beyond
  • Yin/Props/Restorative
  • Creative Sequencing and Changing Up the Way We Teach

Through the invaluable training of the internal practices of yoga, you will have the tools to grow as a yogi and the training to share that amazing journey and inspire others.

Uttara 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance (YA). At the completion of this program, teachers can register through Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. In order for participants to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) you will be required to complete all modules and contact hours with the instructors.

Program Pre-Requisites

  • Acceptance into the program requires proof of completion of a 200-Hour Teacher Training Program; this does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • All Applicants must complete an application and write an essay as to why they feel they are a good candidate for the Uttara Yoga Studio 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training.

2023 Training Modules


Kimberly Vest

Kimberly Vest

Kimberly has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga for the past 35 years. A Salem, VA native, she lived in Seattle, WA for many years where she owned her own yoga studio. Kimberly teaches many different styles of yoga with her foundational training rooted in the Integral Yoga tradition, and she is a direct student of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Elizabeth Kolendrianos

Elizabeth Kolendrianos

Elizabeth received her 200 Yoga Teacher Training certification through a comprehensive program at the Marianne Wells Yoga School in Cahuita, Costa Rica. She then went on to pursue her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification through Uttara Yoga Studio. She is currently registered through the Yoga Alliance.

Sally Wesley

Sally Wesley

Sally found inspiration from her very first yoga class. She began a continuous quest for knowledge by completing over 500 hours of yoga teacher training at Uttara, and a 300 hour Ayurvedic Studies Program with Katie Silcox at Shakti School. Her goal was to deepen her understanding of health and wellness from a more holistic viewpoint.

Beth Polk

Beth Polk

Beth has been practicing yoga since 2008 and is a graduate of the Uttara 200 & 300hr YTT programs. Her practice and teaching have been transformational in both her work and her life. It has been and continues to be a gift.

Suzanne Alexandre

Suzanne Alexandre

Suzanne has been gratefully and joyfully practicing yoga since 2008. She is registered as a 500 RYT through the National Yoga Alliance and has nearly eight years of experience teaching yoga. Suzanne has seen first-hand how the strength, flexibility and peace she has gained on the mat can be directly applied to riding the waves of life with hope and grace.


2022-2024 Tuition


Please complete our application form and pay the $200 non-refundable application fee and deposit (will be applied to tuition upon acceptance).For additional information, please contact the studio at info@uttarayogastudio.com.
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