Get the Scoop

Get the Scoop YTT-300 Hour Q&A

The recent Tula Institute Get the Scoop session for the upcoming 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in attainable and sustainable yoga was a fun and informative meeting with many great questions. For those of you that were interested but were not able to attend I have shared some of those questions and answers below:

Q:  Are each of the Tula Institute modules stand-alone, or are there themes and concepts that tie them together?

A:  The Tula Institute YTT300 syllabus is designed as a cohesive progression of modules so that each module will be supported by prior modules and support upcoming modules. Concepts will be presented and explored, and many will be revisited and expanded upon to assure in-depth comprehension by the end of the training. By doing so, it will allow a deeper understanding and ability to apply the concepts in a variety of settings and situations. To see our full syllabus, click here to visit our Yoga Alliance RYS page.

Q:  What will the teaching faculty’s involvement be throughout our training?

A:  The Tula Institute YTT300 faculty is outstanding in their experience, and breadth of knowledge. To learn more about our lead trainers and faculty click here. Katey, Kat, Margo, and Sophia will each be present for minimally at least one module, and based on their availability will be present for other modules so that there is a true stu dent / teacher relationship built between each of the faculty members and the students throughout the training.

Q:  I am wondering if it is too soon, after finishing my YTT200, to take on an YTT300.  Would it be better to wait, and keep studying and mastering what I learned in my YTT200?

A:  The answer to that question will differ by individual, so I can’t answer that specifically for you, but I can share my personal experience. I started my advanced training 2/3rds of my way through my YTT200. (That was a while ago, and I am pretty sure that most schools would not allow that now, but it worked quite well for me.) It was neither a convenient nor an easy time to do this, but I have no regrets!  I feel that after returning from the 1st 2-week module of my advanced training, I was able to receive the remaining teachings of my YTT200 with much greater understanding and clarity. So, I do not feel that there is a specific timeline regarding when it is proper to start an YTT300 other than when you feel the calling.

Q:  So, if you feel drawn to a specific specialty in teaching yoga is it better to do continuing education training in that area, or do a 300YTT first, and then do those training?

A:  Again, this will vary from individual to individual. Any additional training is always good. However, I believe that continuing education courses and an advanced 300YTT are two different things. Much like other professions, you should take continuing education courses to learn new tools and techniques to apply in your profession, but you can also go onto to complete an advanced degree (or certification) to advance your standing in your profession and deepen your comprehension of your chosen area of study and occupation. I believe that any yoga teacher should go on to complete their YTT300 at some time. Yoga has so much to offer and the more we understand the workings of the body, mind, and spirit, and how yoga effects each of these, the better we can support and nourish our students, our profession, and ourselves.

Q:  Will there be homework between modules?

A:  Absolutely! Svadhyaya (self-study) is one of the seeds of the other eight limbs of yoga. The study does not stop between modules. This program is designed to allow you the time and space to not only learn but also practice what is presented and offers a framework that assures that you will get hands-on experience throughout the training. Learning is multifaceted, and having the information presented to you and practicing in the context of the training is just one step. Practicing and experiencing in your own setting with your own students and clients is where much of the greatest learning happens, and we want to support that process along the way, rather than leaving you to figure it all out on your own when the training is complete.

Q:  Will there be practicums?

A:  Each module will include on average 3 hours of practicum. Practicums will be completed on the individual, partner, and small group basis, to give you the opportunity to practice putting the concepts learned during the module into practice and to receive direction and feedback from your teacher(s).

If you are considering an YTT300 and have any other questions about the Tula Institute of Yoga Advanced Yoga Teacher training in Attainable & Sustainable Yoga, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We also have two more get the scoop sessions being offered at Posabilities in Norway, ME, planned for Saturday, October 20, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, and Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. We hope that you can join us for one of these!

If you are ready to enter your application for this training program, use the button below:


By Katey Hawes, MS, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP. Visit Posabilities for more information on this program.

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