A 300 hour yoga teacher training is where you really hone your skills as a yoga teacher. You dive deeper into your study, focusing more closely on meditation techniques, yoga sutras, yoga history, advanced asanas, and teaching styles.
So the yoga school you choose matters a lot.
This advanced yoga teacher training will depend on the specific focus you choose and the lead trainer you study with. If you’re not sure what you want to dive deeper in yet, then that’s okay! I’ve vetted a bunch of yoga schools that I know will provide you with a banging yoga education.
(For those new to this blog, I worked in the yoga travel industry for years and have met up with some of these yoga schools that I recommend!)
What I focused on in this list is:
- The quality of the 300 hour core curriculum
- The care with which the yoga specialty is taught
- The ✨ location ✨
- The reviews of the instruction given and overall setting
So here’s the juicy list of the best 300 hour yoga teacher training courses around the world!
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- Location: Tennessee, US
- Setting: Nestled between the Cherokee National Forest and The Great Smoky Mountains
- Yoga Styles: General Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, AcroYoga
- Cancellation Policy: Please check the website for details
- Dates: Please check the website for upcoming dates
- Who this is for: This retreat is suitable for yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their practice and gain a certification in yoga therapy and teaching.
Calling all my workers bees! This is the sweet spot of yoga teacher training courses by being part online and part in-person. This hybrid online and in-person retreat, hosted by Lexicon College, offers an enriching journey into the depths of yoga therapy and of teaching yoga. The retreat allows you to complete most academics online before arrival, enabling you to fully concentrate on the practice of yoga once you’re there.
The combo in depth study of both advanced asana and yoga therapy makes this a powerfully healing teacher training to embark on.
Set amidst the breathtaking outdoor environment of Tennessee, nestled between the Cherokee National Forest and The Great Smoky Mountains, this retreat offers a perfect blend of learning and rejuvenation. The retreat is praised for its emphasis on Eastern practices like pranayama, kriyas, yoga nidra, and mantras. Reviewers like Jada Smith highly recommend the course, praising it as “easy to understand, informative, and very well organized.”
- Location: Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
- Setting: Beachfront resort with an ocean view yoga shala
- Yoga Styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial, Acro, Yin, Ashtanga
- Cancellation Policy: 100% deposit refund 14+ days before retreat start date
- Dates: Please check the website for upcoming dates
- Who this is for: This training is suitable for both beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their practice, learn more about yogic philosophy and anatomy, and become confident yoga instructors.
This training is not just about deepening your yoga practice, but also about experiencing a life-changing journey in a magical paradise. The course is set in a beautiful beachfront resort, where the gentle lull of the ocean waves and the serene surroundings create the perfect backdrop for your yoga journey.
I’ve been to Koh Phangan a few times and let me just say WOW 🤩
It is the ultimate place to do any kind of course, but especially a YTT. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking beauty at every turn as well as the fellow yoga student and teacher in every cafe, studio, shala, spa, and beach. It’s a realllllly good time if you’re into yoga 🙂
The training itself is comprehensive and multifaceted, offering a blend of various yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial, Acro, Yin, and SUP yoga. You’ll deepen your knowledge with sacred yogic philosophy and functional anatomy, and learn new skills that will enhance your yoga practice and teaching abilities. The course has received rave reviews, with past participants praising the experienced instructors, the depth of the teachings, and the transformative nature of the experience.
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- Location: Athens, Greece
- Setting: Between the Sea and the Mountain – 2.5 km to the Sea and 0.5 km to the Mountain Illias
- Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Power Yoga, Prenatal yoga, Integral yoga, General Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga
- Cancellation Policy: 100% deposit refund 1+ days before retreat start date
- Dates: Please check the website for the most up-to-date schedule
- Who this is for: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced level practitioners who are looking to deepen their practice and pursue a career in Yoga teaching.
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, the Yoga Skyros Academy offers a serene environment that is perfect for deepening your practice.
The program is designed to shed light on many aspects of Yoga, with a focus on Hatha Yoga, the mother of all yoga. The unique aspect of this training is that the Master will personally guide and train you, ensuring a solid foundation upon which you can develop and add other Yoga styles. The training is 100% practical and career-focused, making it an ideal choice for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in the Yoga world.
Reviewers have praised the program for its top-notch guest speakers, delicious healthy organic food, and friendly, accommodating staff. One reviewer, Ulla, mentioned that the retreat offered her the time and support to rebalance amidst increased stressors. Another reviewer, Bernard from Tel Aviv, appreciated the personal interest the instructors took in each participant and the inspiring lessons from great teachers and peers.
- Location: Costa Rica
- Setting: Tropical jungle
- Yoga Styles: Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Kundalini
- Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 30 days before the training start date
- Dates: Multiple dates available throughout the year
- Who this is for: Yoga teachers looking to deepen their practice and teaching skills
Immerse yourself in the lush, tropical beauty of Costa Rica with this 21-day, 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training. This training is not just a step up in your yoga journey, but a leap into a world of deeper understanding and connection.
Nestled in the heart of the jungle, this retreat offers an escape from the ordinary, a chance to dive deep into your practice surrounded by the vibrant Costa Rican flora and fauna. Imagine waking up to the sound of howler monkeys, practicing yoga to the rhythm of the waves, and meditating under the starlit sky.
Reviewers rave about the transformative power of this training, praising the knowledgeable and passionate instructors, the supportive community, and the life-changing experiences. One reviewer described it as “an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and growth,” while another called it “a sanctuary of peace and learning.”
This training is perfect for those who are ready to take their yoga teaching to the next level, in a setting that encourages growth, transformation, and connection with nature. Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal practice, enhance your teaching skills, or simply immerse yourself in a supportive yoga community, this 300-hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica offers an experience like no other.
- Location: Rishikesh, India
- Setting: Serene ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas
- Yoga Styles: Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa
- Cancellation Policy: Please check with the provider
- Dates: Please check with the provider
- Who this is for: Aspiring yoga teachers looking for a comprehensive and immersive training experience in the spiritual heartland of yoga.
I included this training because, honestly, I just think if you really want to nerd out on yoga then India is the place to do it. The way they teach yoga over there… the way the students practice yoga!… it’s different than anything you’ll find by a western yoga teacher. It’s just the truth.
So this is the yoga school I’m recommending in Rishikesh, the heart of yoga.
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is often referred to as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, and it’s easy to see why. The city is steeped in spiritual energy, with the sacred Ganges River flowing through its heart, and the echoes of chanting and temple bells filling the air.
This training takes place at a serene ashram, where you’ll be surrounded by like-minded souls on a similar journey of self-discovery. The course is comprehensive, covering a wide range of yoga styles, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, as well as pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Reviewers rave about the knowledgeable and passionate instructors, the supportive community, and the delicious vegetarian meals.
Let me paint you a picture…
Imagine starting your day with a sunrise yoga session overlooking the Ganges, followed by a nourishing breakfast and insightful lectures. In the afternoon, you’ll deepen your practice with hands-on workshops, before winding down with a peaceful meditation session as the sun sets over the Himalayas. This is more than just a yoga teacher training course – it’s a life-changing experience that will deepen your practice, broaden your understanding of yoga, and ignite your passion for teaching.
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- Location: Goa, India
- Setting: Near the pristine beaches of Goa
- Yoga Styles: Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Nidra Yoga
- Cancellation Policy: Flexible, with 100% deposit refund 30+ days before retreat start date
- Dates: Please check the website for upcoming dates
- Who this is for: This course is for those who have successfully completed a 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training certification course (in any yoga style) from a Yoga Alliance Professionals recognized School. It’s perfect for those looking to deepen their practice and teaching skills.
If you’re more into the beach scene but still want an authentic and rich 300 hour course, then Goa is your spot. Just like Rishikesh offers invaluable and ancient knowledge in its trainings, so does Goa… but on the beach.
This course combines the dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa practice with advanced study of the precise alignment techniques of Iyengar Yoga, offering a comprehensive understanding of yoga’s therapeutic benefits.
The training takes place near the pristine beaches of Goa, a perfect melting pot of Oriental and Occidental culture. As you sit for yoga and meditation, you’ll find yourself transported to a world of tranquility. The training is not just about external beauty, but also about achieving inner peace.
Reviewers have praised the course for its top-notch guest speakers, friendly and accommodating staff, and delicious healthy organic food. The emphasis on Eastern practices like pranayama, kriyas, yoga nidra, and mantras is highly appreciated. The supportive and encouraging environment leaves students with wonderful friends from all over the world.
- Location: Bingin Beach, Bali Setting: Ocean view resort on a cliff
- Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Aerial Yoga, AcroYoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga
- Cancellation Policy: 100% deposit refund for cancellations 21+ days before retreat start date
- Dates: Every few months
- Who this is for: This training is for advanced yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills. It’s perfect for those who want to explore various yoga styles, including traditional hatha, vinyasa, aerial, acro, and SUP yoga. It’s also ideal for those who want to integrate Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda into their lifestyle.
Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of waves, the salty sea breeze gently caressing your face, and the warm tropical sun greeting you a good morning. This is not a dream, but a typical day at the 14-Day 300hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Ocean View Resort in Bingin Beach, Bali.
Bali is the quintessential yoga training location so OF COURSE I had to include it on this list. Especially with a yoga school that knows what the hell its doing. This training is an immersive experience that will deepen your yoga practice and enhance your teaching skills, all while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Bali.
The training is held at a stunning resort perched on the cliffs of Bingin Beach, offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The yoga shala is a tranquil sanctuary where you can fully immerse yourself in your practice, guided by experienced and passionate teachers. Reviewers rave about the transformative experience, the deep connections formed, and the supportive and nurturing environment.
How to know which 300 hour yoga teacher training is right for you
Choosing the right 300-hour yoga teacher training can feel like standing at the entrance of a labyrinth – it’s a journey full of twists and turns, and the right path isn’t always clear. But don’t worry, fellow yogi, I’ve got your back. Just like you followed your fancy in choosing your 200 hour teacher training, you’ll do exactly the same with an advanced yoga teacher training.
Align with Your Yoga Style
First things first, you need to find a program that aligns with your preferred style of yoga. Are you a fan of the fast-paced sequences of Vinyasa, or do you prefer the slow and steady approach of Hatha? Maybe you’re drawn to the spiritual aspects of Kundalini? Just like choosing yoga classes, your teacher training should reflect your personal yoga style. Since you already have a basic understanding of both the yogic lifestyle and practice from your 200 hour yoga teacher training, an advanced yoga teacher training gives you the opportunity to go deeper into a specific lineage, teaching practice or even business practice (for example, adding yoga therapy to your quiver, or learning how to develop a business plan). I’ve included various practices in this list so that you can explore a few different options.
Consider the Training Format
Next, consider the format of the training. Are you a digital nomad who loves the flexibility of online learning, or do you thrive in the energy of a physical classroom? Or are you the type (like me!) who lives for the immersive setting? Some programs offer an intensive course or courses that are completed in a few weeks, while others spread the training over several months. Think about what fits best with your lifestyle and learning preferences.
Check the Credentials
Lastly, don’t forget to check the credentials. Ensure the program is registered with a recognized yoga association. This not only guarantees a certain standard of education but also ensures that your certification will be recognized wherever your yoga journey takes you. The most common governing board is Yoga Alliance, which requires that each certified yoga school follows their core curriculum in order to be approved.
Remember, the right 300-hour yoga teacher training for you is the one that resonates with your heart. So, trust your intuition, do your research, and get ready to deepen your yoga practice in ways you’ve never imagined.
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