300 Hour Curriculum

Because of the numerous varieties of ways to read, YogaFaith does not provide required textbooks. These books are required to go through the modules as well as attend a 300 Hour teacher training.

YogaFaith’s 300 Hour Curriculum 

The richness and depth of this program is far beyond a typical advanced training. This training is for anyone who is passionate about implementing true change in their own life but also creating lasting change in others and the world. This program will peel the layers that create masks in our life. We will dive deep into the truths of God and what He has for your unique destiny, you will become one with The Master.

Together, we will become our true authentic self, this is something that can take a lifetime to achieve. Our Master Training is for the individual that seeks depth and refinement in their practice and teaching. Our loud and stressful world has created disease, ailments and limitations that burden millions of people. YogaFaith’s 300 YTT focuses on Yoga as therapeutics as well as a Masters in Leadership.  Discover how you can transform lives and literally change the world by offering your gifts and talents.

Upon completion of our 300 Hour Program, you will receive certifications:r-ryt_LOGO 02-YA-TEACHER-ERYT-200-500 02-YA-TEACHER-RYT-500

Required Textbook:

The Bible                          Trauma Sensitive Yoga          Yoga Therapy &              When the Heart Waits       Stretching Your Faith

Saints and Disciples       David Emerson                      Integrative Medicine         Sue Monk Kidd                  Michelle Thielen

bible      Yoga for Trauma             Yoga Therapy     When the Heart Waits      STRETCHING YOUR FAITH COVER

Lead Like Jesus         Trail Guide to the Body + Workbook

Stretching Your Faith Hardback  |  Stretching Your Faith Paperback & ebook | SYF on Amazon/Kindle

Ken Blanchard           Andrew Biel

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Highly Recommended but not required:

YogaFaith Master Training Manual | The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day, John C. Maxwell

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Special Populations Teaching Methodology (TM) 45.00 45.00 10.00

Special Populations

Methodologies for Holding a Sacred Space for Healing. Students will be required to demonstrate and effectively cue to a special population during their class teaching. Touch Therapy and the Power of Touch, Healing through Christ. Trainees will study and experience the amazing benefits of touch. Students will dive deeper into healing scriptures and our Temples as they glorify God when they are at their optimal state.

Learning Objective

Trainees will experience the benefits of touch as well as guide others into safe and effective healing touch techniques. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of proper and effective cuing to special populations. They will also study in depth healing scriptures and weave them through their practicum as they instruct in a real class setting. Trainees will have an in depth knowledge of how our healthy temples glorify God and essentially lead others to Him.

Advanced Sequencing, Asana, Pranayama and The Final Limb of Meditation Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 22.00 15.00 2.00

Advanced Sequencing, Asana, Pranayama and The Final Limb of Meditation

Trainees will dive deeper into creating and understanding more advanced sequencing. This includes advanced postures such as arm balances and inversions, and creating an overall powerful for practitioners. Students will also learn a deeper form of meditation based on the 8 limbs and experience the final limb known as ecstasy and demonstrate guiding others into Yoga Nidra. They will deepen their scripture studies and learn to weave both scripture, meditation, chanting and pranayama techniques into a classroom environment.

Learning Objective

Trainees will further develop their skill as leading others into advanced postures as well as advanced and powerful sequencing that includes postures such as Arm Balance and Inversions. Trainees will have an in depth knowledge of the 8th Limb of ecstasy as well as able to guide others into deep relaxation or Yoga Nidra. Knowledge of Pranayama techniques that are not so common are explored and demonstrated. Students will be able to lead a powerful and profound advanced class intertwining advanced asana, scripture, pranyama and a deep meditation.

The Power of a Great Assist Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 20.00 17.00 0.00

The Power of a Great Assist

Students will learn the power of a great assist. They will also explore hundreds of self assists that will deepen their own practice as well as speak to various levels of practitioners. (They will learn how to teach and practice these assisting techniques as well as guided practice themselves) We will learn to gracefully touch others and how as an instructor others can learn to surrender their fears to The Lord as assisting and the power of touch can not only help their practice but heal their body.

Learning Objective

Objective: Students will study, experience and apply numerous assists that can help others explore and further enjoy their yoga practice. The power of a proper assist can change a practitioners posture with just one touch. Students will learn hundreds of assists. Trainees will demonstrate their knowledge and skills as they teach their class. (essential oils and other tools are optional) Students will also study and apply healing scripture during their practicum and apply the power that Jesus left His children with give others healing and set people free.

The Power of a Great Assist II Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 17.00 7.00 4.00

The Power of a Great Assist II

Students will learn the power of a great assist. They will also explore hundreds of self assists that will deepen their own practice as well as speak to various levels of practitioners. We will learn to gracefully touch others and how as an instructor others can learn to surrender their fears to The Lord as assisting and the power of touch can not only help their practice but heal their body.

Learning Objective

Students will study, experience and apply numerous assists that can help others explore and further enjoy their yoga practice. The power of a proper assist can change a practitioners posture with just one touch. Students will learn hundreds of assists. Trainees will demonstrate their knowledge and skills as they teach their class. (essential oils and other tools are optional) Students will also study and apply healing scripture during their practicum and apply the power that Jesus left His children with give others healing and set people free.

The Creator and His creation Anatomy & Physiology (AP) 23.00 15.00 2.00

The Creator and His creation

With the use of Andrew Biel’s Trail Guide to the Body Anatomy Text & Workbook, and through observation and practice students will further learn the essentials of alignment and anatomy of each asana family as well as how anatomy and physiology correlates to not just yogic techniques but our daily lives. Chakras, Kriyas/cleansing techniques and other energy techniques will be explored deeper as they are used to detox our bodily systems. These methods will be observed, experienced and demonstrated by each trainee intertwined with asana practice for a fully cleansed and detoxified body experience. Students will apply their knowledge of benefits, contraindications and the most beneficial of techniques learned for specific limitations. Scripture Study on our temples and healing as well as Jesus as a healer and miracles that took place in people’s body.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to identify foundational structures that are common in each asana family and also identify the vulnerable areas in a posture. A deep understanding of cleansing techniques, benefits and cautions, specifically to special populations, will be gained during this segment. Trainees dive deeper into our Creator and His creation and will be able to speak intelligently with others in regards to evolution, design, creation and how we were formed. Become more knowledgeable with the example of Jesus healing and performing miracles throughout the Bible.

Vibration & Frequencies of Christ & Others Anatomy & Physiology (AP) 15.00 0.00 1.00

Vibration & Frequencies of Christ & Others

Vibration and Frequencies of Christ. Trainees will explore quantum physics, Christian mystics and God is energy. We will also focus on cultivating divine connections and the relationship this has on an individual’s personal energy. We explore Divine Connection further, with Christ and others. Cultivating lasting relationships in a speedy world. Protecting the inner circle and building spiritual hedges. Contemplative Practices & Christian Mysticism. Chanting, Meditation and Fasting. Hesychastic Practice-being still. Equanimity & Christianity. God is Energy: Exploring energy fields that come from the Energy Maker Diving Deeper into the Word & Developing More God-confidence. Trainees with study to deepen their walk with Christ, apply their study daily to a joyous habit of spending time with Christ, Meditation, Breath work, and steadying their hearts to His. Students will also learn how to effectively teach guide others into Meditation and Pranayama vital to all, not just Christians.

Learning Objective

Trainees will learn the vast subject of quantum physics and learn to simplify complex subject matter such as energy, God, evolution, relations, emotions, life and honoring all walks of life. Students will learn and apply the concept of connectivity with our vertical and horizontal axis and relationships. Trainees will glean from many experts in their field with combined years of experience on leading, guiding, relating and teaching others on these subject matters.

Set Apart & Sanctified Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE) 45.00 12.00 0.00

Set Apart & Sanctified

Lifestyle, ethics, yoga principles and philosophies. Trainees will study and experience detoxing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually during this journey. We will dive deeper with a nutritionist and dietitian into His Temple: Our bodies, Nutrition, Fueling optimal machines & Ayurveda Techniques are further explored and practiced. Students will observe and demonstrate safe encouragement as oppose to dangerous advice during their class teaching. Students will also understand the value of teaching yoga in and out of the classroom, lending service to their communities and implement lasting change in today’s world. Leadership skills learned and confidence developed here will greatly benefit trainees to become well rounded and a sought after instructor.

Learning Objective

To experience a cleansing and an awakening as well as learn how to teach others how to live a holy lifestyle. Students will apply their knowledge and begin to take steps to living a life that is set- apart, holy and sanctified. After completing this section of the journey, a student’s everyday habits, choices and lifestyle should look different than the rest of the world. The hope is that our every day comings and goings glorify God and ultimately lead others to Him. Students further develop confidence and gain leadership skills here.

Lead the Way Practicum 40.00 20.00 5.00

Lead the Way

Students will continue on the foundational principles of teaching a well rounded class to various levels of practitioners. They will start with a partner then move to small groups these small groups will progress to larger groups so that each trainee will further gain experience, confidence, boldness for Christ and joy in what they are investing so much time and talent into: teaching others to become whole: mind, body, spirit and soul! Students will have numerous opportunities to assist, receive feedback, observe others teaching and assisting, cuing assists and give feedback to others during their advanced training.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to demonstrate and apply their advanced knowledge with confidence resulting in an experience that creates space and intimacy with Christ. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the necessities of a class including but not limited to: Opening prayer and meditation, full body warm up, class body-peak poses-final meditation and prayer, all while observing proper alignments, safe and effective cues, and proper use of music, such as praise/worship/instrumental or other, and any other props and tools that allow practitioners a worshipful experience. Trainees will leave with many more hours than required actively teaching, emphasis on more advanced sequencing, asana, meditation, pranayama and scripture.

Returning the Body, Mind and Breath back to neutral Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 15.00 0.00 0.00

Returning the Body, Mind and Breath back to neutral

Pratikriya and finding balance of all the elements of one’s practice: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting, to restore a neutral balance in the body. Students will learn, practice and demonstrate their understanding of Pratikriya, the benefits and risks for practitioners. Our focus during this course is Yoga as Therapy-diving deeper into limitations, diseases and ailments. Root of Diseases & Addictions. Family / History. Traditional Chinese Medicines. Massage. Cranial Sacral Therapy. Energy Work / Acupressure. Trigger Point Therapy. Yin Yang Theory. Recognizing and Honoring Trauma. Jesus as out healer and scripture study.

Learning Objective

Students will have an in depth knowledge of Pratikriya as it relates to all practitioners but specifically those with severe limitations. Trainees will demonstrate their knowledge by incorporating ways to bring balance into other’s body, mind and breath whether be developing Asana, (movement and sequencing) breath, through Pranayama techniques or balancing the mind through meditation. They will demonstrate successfully bringing others into balance and harmony, therefore their classes will lend to true transformation and healing others.

Qualities of A Teacher Teaching Methodology (TM) 10.00 5.00 5.00

Qualities of A Teacher

Confident cuing, Developing, Finding and loving one’s own voice and style will be explored during this time. Building on the foundational elements of various teaching styles and student learning styles, trainees will demonstrate their knowledge of these by teaching, observing instructors and students, as well as assisting those with limitations. Each will experience instructing as well as being the student and receiver of becoming a practitioner with limitations. Students will study, observe and apply/demonstrate proper cuing for meditation, pranayama, postures and resting periods. Students will create their own assessment/intake form to assess individuals of special populations. This segment students dive deeper into communication patterns and which styles are best suited for a wide spectrum of classroom audiences and various circumstances. How to teach to the masses safely and effectively will be learned. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge. Also included during Finding Your Own Voice is: Exploring Yoga and the many various pathways, hearing from experts in different fields of the yoga community and a further look into logistics of The Business of Yoga

Learning Objective

Students gain the ability and confidence to teach to a variety of limitations and special populations safely and effectively. Trainees will demonstrate their knowledge into becoming well rounded instructors as they find their true voice and what uniquely sets them apart as an instructor. Trainees will develop confidence and learn to embrace this uniqueness. From Finding Your Own Voice, trainees will further understand the various styles of learning from their class attendees. Students will be confident in guiding others into safe and effective assists while developing confident cuing to all but specifically special limitations. To understand the many pathways that yoga can take one as well as gain more knowledge in the behind the scenes and internal Business of Yoga.

The True Self Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 20.00 0.00 0.00

The True Self

[Elective] This segments is an in depth study on the soul, Christian mystical practices and theory. Chanting as an ancient biblical practice into “letting go” into a life of freedom. Pranayama and Meditation techniques will help us take an interpersonal assessment so that we may “dig” into our True Self with Christ as the center of the soul. The study and practice of interconnectedness will be applied and demonstrated. A deeper look into the trinity, vertical and horizontal relations, as well as experience a personal encounter with Christ and others in the class room. {Required Textbook When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd}

Learning Objective

To experience individually as well as guide others into a powerful and deep practice of becoming our true authentic self. Students will chisel away the clutter of their souls to find freedom and help others achieve authenticity. Trainees will successfully instruct others through asana, chanting, pranayama and meditative practice for a deeply purposeful and profound experience that will leave their students renewed, restored and awakened to their authentic self.

***********Electives***********

Consciousness of Mankind

Power Force. The Holy Spirit Study, Contemplation of Christ and Mystics

*“The yoga therapy components of our [courses/training] are based on our [non-YAR credential or other qualification], not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.” ii. You may write whatever non-YA qualifications or experience you have in the brackets that say, [non-YAR credential or other qualification]. iii. Please include this disclaimer on pages in which you reference your RYS designation AND speak about yoga therapy.