Tread Your Own Path.
We offer an innovative approach within our Advanced Studies program that allows you to customize your training experience by your interests, talents, and skills. Much like electives in college, you get to focus on the subjects you're most interested in and that will serve you best. You'll forge your personal journey and expertise in a way that's as unique as you are, and enjoy it, too.
Whether to fulfill your 300-hour Advanced Studies hours for the RYT500 credential with Yoga Alliance, or to deepen your personal knowledge and self-mastery within the teachings of yoga and meditation, we allow you the freedom and flexibility to pursue what you want, how and when you want it.
How It Works
Simply put, you choose the courses that inspire you to create your own specialty!
Rather than a set curriculum that you run through start to finish along with everyone else in the program, this is your chance to make your training your own. Based on your interests and schedule, you take the courses you like, when you want to take them, usually over a period of a few years to allow for your busy lifestyle and to fully develop your interests as a teacher or serious student. Earn an independent certificate for each course as you go!
Each of our Advanced Studies courses is delivered in a hybrid format with some time working together, whether online or in-person, and some independent, asynchronous work on your own, with classmates, and in your community. Each module follows a consistent format to ensure a thorough exploration of philosophy, practices, and specialty techniques while fulfilling the required training hours for certification, so you can proceed with ease and confidence to create your journey. Choose any 5 of our Advanced Studies courses to fulfill advanced training requirements for 500-level Yoga Teacher certification, building upon your 200-hour level training from any tradition.
Advanced Studies courses are designed for experienced yoga and/or spiritual studies practitioners and those certified as yoga teachers at the 200-hour level and above. Practitioners and teachers from all styles of practice are welcome. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to participate in this program. To receive the RYT500 designation, you will need to be a certified and registered RYT200 with Yoga Alliance and meet other requirements, including homework and Practicum assignments.
Advanced Studies Courses
Traditional Tantric Kriyas I * Traditional Tantric Kriyas II * Harnessing Energetic Potential through Sacred Gesture: Mudras * Naad – Yoga of Sound - Traditional Mantra Meditation * Naad – Yoga of Sound - Instrumental Meditation * Naad – Yoga of Sound – Sanskrit, Mantra Purusha & the Chakras * Focusing Intuition & Creativity: Trataka & Yantra Meditation * Cultivating the Life Force: Pranayama
*Please note, completion of five modules is required to earn the 300-hour Advanced Studies certificate valid for registration with Yoga Alliance for the RYT 500 credential.
Advanced Studies Course Schedule:
AUTUMN 2021 October - December
Focusing Intuition & Creativity: Trataka & Yantra Meditation
Delve into your creative nature, open your chakras, and explore the guidance of your intuition! Learn the ancient concepts of trataka and yantra meditation using candle gazing, sacred geometry, creative mandala design, chakra energy exploration, and more in this Advanced Studies course. Pursue personal growth and spiritual development from the comfort of home within a virtual format with a combination of live meetings and independent study. Yoga teachers work toward 500-hr certification or get CEs with Practicum experience to learn how to teach these techniques.
All are welcome for this exciting in-depth adventure into the creative side of yogic studies!
Interactive/Synchronous Course Meetings: October 17 - December 12 (Please note: Meeting dates subject to change based on student and instructor availability as needed.)
Training Location: Anywhere you are! This program is delivered primarily via live, synchronous online format via Zoom and also includes independent directed learning, collaborative learning opportunities, and supplemental asynchronous material and assignments.
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Tuition in full is due prior to start date. Payments are accepted via PayPal.me @studiosamadhi or Venmo @studiosamadhi. Zelle also available. Checks are also accepted 30 days prior to start date or by special arrangement. Installment plans are available with tuition paid in full by start date.
2021 Past Modules:
Traditional Tantric Kriyas I
Live weekend training sessions envelop you in the Kundalini teachings in a twice-monthly workshop format! Find your place of peace and expansion right at home, surrounded by the support of others and make treasured connections that will last a lifetime. Gain deep understanding of yourself and the Kundalini tradition, while developing your skills as a teacher. Guidance from your trainer and collaborative work with fellow trainees support you in learning as well as tailoring your practice and teaching style. This 3-month program provides the space, time, and opportunity to establish and grow your practice, with the flexibility and convenience of virtual learning.
Within this course, you will take a deep dive into the traditional Tantric Kriyas as well as the Kundalini teachings related to the Third Eye and first three chakras. Meditations, mantras, pranayama, and more will allow you to explore your metaphysical dimensions to find balance and peace. Work with yoga and meditation sequences in the traditional Kundalini approach for an accessible way to incorporate these practices into your life and into your classes. The learning continues with the next four chakras in the Traditional Tantric Kriyas II course.
Program Training Dates: April 4th - June 20th, 2021
Prefer in-person training? We understand that many people prefer to attend such programs in person, so we make every effort to replicate that experience with virtual programs grounded in real-time, live interactions with teachers and fellow trainees. Due to current public health restrictions and preferences expressed by many of our students, we are offering some of our programs and modules in a virtual mode right now. In order to meet the needs of those who prefer the in-person experience, when you complete a virtual-based program, you are welcome to join the same course again at no additional tuition cost the next time we convene in person, if you like! Please note travel, facility, and accommodations fees for attendance may apply at the student's expense.
Due to the unique nature of our Advanced Studies program, pricing is offered per course. Five (5) 65-hour courses are required to complete the Advanced Studies program for the 300-level certificate.
Pay per course as you go. Early bird registration discounts apply, so plan ahead and take advantage of savings!
2021 Advanced Studies Course Standard Rate $889
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Your education is an investment in yourself and your intention for the future. We are happy to help with any questions or considerations you may have, and can lend our experience to help guide you.