Advanced Studies Program

The Advanced Studies Program is intended as an educative and practical study for teachers of yoga who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga beyond the basic asana class. The Advanced Studies program is designed to direct each individual toward developing his or her own practice, facilitating growth on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Teachings will be based on the second chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, teachings from the Upanishads and the Tantric Tradition. These will be embodied through asana, pranayama, meditation, Vedic chanting and personal inquiry. Yoga instructors of all traditions will find this program an engaging, challenging and transformative process.

The Advanced Studies Program was beyond awesome. I’m happier; more engaged in life and I am beginning to feel truly present. Robin’s knowledge of the various yoga practices and teachings, and ability to clearly transmit that information in a personally meaningful way made all the difference. Looking back, I know how lucky I am to have discovered this program.
— Joanmarie, Yoga Instructor
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The Advanced Studies is the first part of The Essential Yoga Therapy Advanced Teacher Training Program and is required for those who wish to continue and become EYT certified as an RYT500. It is also open to those who simply want to delve deeper into their personal study of yoga without continuing on with the remainder of the course. Over the years, this training has proven beneficial for yoga teachers who want to intensify their practice and develop a deeper understanding of yoga and themselves.

The Advanced Studies Program took me to my edge and often beyond…my self-confidence blossomed and with it my understanding of the art and science of yoga.
— Roy De Leon, Yoga Instructor

120 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits are available for teachers with their RYT-200 who would like to apply the Advanced Studies hours towardsphilosophy, esoteric anatomy, meditation and mantra practice. For more information, please contact us.

2016 Class Information

Times for all weekend practices: Fri, Sat & Sun, 9 am – 5 pm

Jan. 8-10: Kriya Yoga – Sutra 2-1; tapas, svadhyaya and isvarapranidhana  How do we actually take action to transform our lives and free ourselves of duhkha – suffering?

Feb. 12-14: Astanga Yoga – How does Patanjali define each of the 8-limbs and how does study and practice of them bring us new awareness and understanding of ourselves?

March 11-13: Pancha Maya Kosha – The 5 Dimensions of Being; Each of the five has five; like a labyrinth we circle towards our own spiritual center

April 8-10: Chakras – The Human Energy system; How do we unblock the flow of prana so we feel alive and balanced within our bodies, minds and hearts?

April 30 – May 8: TAPAS, a 9-Day Intensive – We’ll look deep and hard into the well of the kleshas, the ways in which we constrict and create duhkha or suffering, for ourselves. These culminating 9-days are a detoxification process which help us purify through strong asana, contemplative practice, journaling, sutra study and mantra japa (chanting). Sat/Sun Apr. 30 & May 1, 9-5; Mon-Fri May 1, 9-3, Sat./Sun May 7-8 9-5


Tuition for Advanced Studies separate from the full training: $2,800
Payment plans available and can be individually determined.