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Barbara Paulsen’s 300 hour Advanced Studies
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Alliance Approved Coming September 2024!

Program Description

If you have already completed a 200-hour Yoga training, this program is your next step to advancing your practice and your teachings.  With a strong focus on Yoga Therapeutics, Self-study (svadhaya) and Loving Kindness (metta), our 300 hour program builds on the foundational knowledge of your 200 hour training, providing a clear path to the enhanced understanding, knowledge and the skills necessary to elevate your teaching and further enrich your students.  We offer a smaller, intimate setting, with each student receiving generous amounts of attention from their teacher. 

Students in this program will explore the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of being human through the advance practices of meditation, mudra, mantra, spiritual development, pranayama, asana and relaxation, awakening your intuition and gaining confidence working one-on-one with your students. 

Students must be YA 200RYT, 200 E-RYT or 500RYT. There is a required 40-hour service project or the transfer of 50 hours from a single approved Yoga program – all 50 hours must be from the same program.

This course meets Yoga Alliance CEU requirements for existing Yoga teachers.

Pre-Requisites for Yoga Teacher Training

1. Completion of a 200YTT.  All students must submit a copy of their certificate of completion with their application.

2. All students are required to provide a statement regarding their teaching experience.

Requirements for Completion

In order to successfully obtain your certificate of completion, students must:

 Complete all reading and homework
 Complete outlines and present a 1 1/2 – 2 hour workshop
 Prepare outlines and teach several classes
 Maintain a home practice
 Participate in all aspect of training
 Attend 28 Classes at Ananda Yoga + Wellness
 Complete an independent 40 hour Seva project

Schedule – one weekend per month 

All classes meet at Ananda Yoga + Wellness.

This program is scheduled over 12 months to accommodate those with full time jobs, seasonal residents, or any student with other time commitments.  Your dedication and 95% participation is required for this program. In addition to the scheduled meeting times, you will be required to attend 28 yoga classes over 12 months.

Weekend dates: Saturday & Sunday

9/21 & 9/22

10/19 & 10/20

11/16 & 11/17

12/21 &12/22

1/18 &1/19

2/8 &2/9

3/8 & 3/9

4/12 & 4/13

5/3 & 5/4

6/21 & 6/22

7/19 & 7/20

8/16 & 8/17


Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm 

Sunday   8:30am – 5:30pm

Included: Two 30 minute one-on-one mentoring sessions with Barbara

Required Reading

Structural Yoga Therapy – Mukunda Stiles

Yoga & Ayurveda (Self-Healing and Self-Realization) – David Frawley

The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion – Prem Prakash

Eastern Body Western Mind – Anodea Judith

Purpose and Tradition

Our goal is to help you find the inner teacher and radiant personality that is uniquely yours. Our training is inspiring, uplifting, fun and gives you the tools to deepen your teachings, to live your happiest life possible, to be of service and help shape a society based in love and compassion. Not just about the asanas, we delve into philosophy, spirituality and yoga therapeutics. Based on the Contemporary teachings of Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar and Larry Payne, PhD, our training is comprehensive, thorough and of the highest standard. We would truly love to guide you on a journey of a lifetime.

Program Cost:

Tuition for this program is $4,000. This includes two manualsand two – 30 minute one-on-one sessions with Barbara Paulsen, E-RYT.

Comprehensive Course Curriculum:

Yoga for Wellness – Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics

Advance Anatomy  

Spirituality & Evolution: Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga

The Subtle Energy & Practices: Chakras – The Rainbow Bridge 

Yoga Mandala, Mudra and Mantra

Advance Techniques in Kriya, Pranayama and Meditation 

Asana and Sequencing

Gods & Goddesses

Advanced & Creative Sequencing 

Introduction to Ayurveda (Sister Science of Yoga)

Yoga Psychology


Why continue with a 300-hour Teacher Training? 

Transform yourself through the study of the advanced practices of chanting, pranayama and meditation.

Learn how to evaluate clients and conduct private yoga sessions employing prescriptive yoga techniques.

Advance your career as a yoga teacher through the art of advanced sequencing.

Enjoy an intimate environment in which to expand personally and professionally.

Take advantage of the weekend scheduling, ideal for those with busy workweeks.

Join a strong, healthy community of yogis committed to creating peace, love and compassion in the world.

Teaching Faculty

Barbara Paulsen

E-RYT 500, YACEP, POLY500, RM and LMT

All Advanced Studies/Teacher Training programs are led by Barbara Paulsen. Barbara is an E-RYT-500, POLY500, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and former owner of Yoga Inspired. She is registered with Yoga Alliance. With more than 31 years of practice and 25 years of teaching experience, Barbara has a wealth of knowledge to share in the classical yoga tradition(this includes asana, pranayama, meditation and living your yoga), Prime of Life Yoga, the healing arts, as well as the business of yoga. Barbara has become the teacher’s teacher and mentor to many yogis.

Danna Niessner

Danna is a Certified Yoga Teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance.  She began her practice in 2010 and quickly discovered that Yoga is so much more than physical movements.  It’s really about finding and connecting with your authentic self. She truly believes that yoga is for everybody.   

Danna is an E-RYT500, a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She has advanced studies in Yin Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Reiki 2 and Medicinal Aromatherapy.

She has studied with amazing teachers at the Marianne Wells Yoga School, the Himalayan Institute, Yogafit, Wisdom of the Earth and Yoga Inspired LLC and is forever grateful and inspired by their wisdom.


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