300-HOUR ONLINE
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

WITH MARK STEPHENS (Yoga Alliance Certified)

Building on your experience, I'm here to help you refine and expand all that you bring to teaching yoga. 

STARTING JANUARY 8, 2022

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Becky Duncan, Chanting Stork Yoga, UK

"Mark, thank you for making me a more confident, independent and organized teacher. Both yourself and Michelle have been available and accessible through the whole 300hr journey and that felt invaluable. What’s even better is that I was able to learn from my home in the UK. Studying with Mark would have otherwise been inaccessible for me, so I feel truly lucky. I’ve met and made friends with other incredible teachers who I will be in touch with forever more. I’m now off to share, flow and radiate into the world." - Becky

TRAIN WITH MARK
FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

 

Mark Stephens has been leading yoga teacher training programs globally for over 20 years. His background as the "For Teachers" columnist for Yoga Journal Deutschland, Yoga Journal China and Yoga International, his four textbooks on teaching yoga (now in 10 languages), and proven track record in leading outstanding trainings, bring yoga studios, schools and teachers worldwide to seek out his premier training programs. 

This online training seamlessly integrates Mark's experience and methods in conducting the highest quality teacher training with the latest interactive technologies and best practices for online learning in this unique training unmatched by other online program.  

Along with Mark's contagious passion for teaching and the structure and support systems provided in the training, these qualities ensure that you will deepen and refine your knowledge and skills while empowering you to expand your repertoire of offerings in the yoga community. You will learn more about yourself, become abundantly more clear about your purpose as a yoga teacher, and get connected in lifelong relationships with others who share your values on the yoga path. 

FREE INFORMATION  SESSION

If you're curious about this training, have questions, or simply want to meet Mark, please join this free virtual information session November 10, 2021 at 9:00am or 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time. 

November 10, 2021 | 9:00am PST & 6:30pm PST | ZOOM

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BY THE END OF THIS TRAINING YOU WILL BE A HIGHLY COMPETENT & CONFIDENT IN THESE AREAS: 

PHILOSOPHY

Explore more deeply in the received wisdom from ancient yoga traditions to develop a more well-rounded knowledge of yoga philosophy, ethics, history and lifestyle practices.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Learn to work with injuries, pregnancy conditions, and other specific or unique student needs in your yoga classes that might not have been thoroughly addressed in your 200-hour training.

DIVERSITY

Move far beyond the typical cookie-cutter approaches to teaching postural yoga through insightful and informed observation of diverse students and bodies in a wide array of asanas and other yoga practices.

ASANA

Gain a more thorough and deep practical understanding the major asanas, including their alignment principles, energetic actions, variations, modifications, contra-indications, risks and benefits.

ANATOMY

Expand your understanding of yoga anatomy – how the body is structured, held together, moves and stabilizes - in a way that makes practical sense in teaching real human beings.

CUEING

Refine how you integrate verbal, visual, and tactile cues (hands-on adjustments) to more effectively and clearly teach yoga to all levels of students and various student intentions and conditions.

SEQUENCING

Learn how to plan classes based on clear principles of sequencing that are informed by knowledge of the interrelations of postures within and between each family of asanas as well and other facets of practice such as subtle energy, seasonal changes, and changes across the lifespan.

CAREER

Develop specific plans for expanding your teaching in a variety of settings such as yoga studios, gyms, businesses, schools, community centers, retreat centers and more, the basics of opening a yoga studio, and how to create and expand opportunities for teaching yoga online.

BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE...
This training will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help your students in deeply impactful and meaningful ways. 

WHAT YOU'LL GET IN THIS TRAINING

This 300-Hour Training covers all of the major topics in teaching yoga and fulfills (+ exceeds) 100% of Yoga Alliance curriculum standards.

  • CONVENIENT ONLINE TRAINING that includes video learning, live interaction and guided home practices so you can study when it makes sense for your schedule and learn at your own pace. Yoga Alliance certified.

  • A FLEXIBLE FORMAT spread out over 8 months so you can easily fit the full training into your life. This flexible format provides ample time and space for integration and exploration in each module. Plus, you'll have a full year (until January 2023) to access and complete the training. 

  • LIVE INTERACTION & SUPPORT FROM MARK. Every other week we'll meet live via Zoom for group discussions, Q&A and guided yoga practices to further support your learning and growth. Hosted on Tuesdays (9:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time). All sessions will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live.  

  • AN ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM to engage with Mark and your fellow trainees between live sessions for more individualized guidance and support. Plus, optional study groups that meet virtually. 

  • LIKE-MINDED FRIENDS. Yes, even online trainings create connections and friendships that often last well beyond the conclusion of the training. 

  • PRINTABLE WORKBOOKS (digital PDFs) with terms, definitions and images to enhance your learning and help you organize notes. Includes a 67-page Anatomy Workbook, a 100-page Asana Workbook, a 38-page Sequencing Workbook, and other helpful worksheets and templates. 

  • 300/500 HOUR CERTIFICATE. With your successful completion of the training, you will receive a 300-hour Certificate that with your prior 200-hour certificate enables you to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYS 500) with Yoga Alliance.

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST

I’ve been training teachers for over 20 years and I’m here to help you deepen and expand all that you offer to your students. 

As an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and author of multiple books on teaching yoga, I bring decades of experience and a background in academia to my trainings that far exceed Yoga Alliance standards. My four bestselling and comprehensive yoga textbooks – Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Adjustments, and Yoga Therapy – are available in multiple languages and used as core textbooks in teacher training programs around the world.

With a deep study of yoga history and philosophy, human anatomy and physiology, social and interpersonal dynamics, and Eastern and Western theories of being and consciousness, I brings a non-dogmatic, accessible, and integrated perspective to my trainings that makes yoga a more refined resource for healthy living.

ONLINE FORMAT

This hybrid training blends self-paced learning with live interaction

 

This 300-hour training is presented in 6 modules. Spread out over 8 months, this program not only supports ample time for integrating all that you are learning; it also makes it easier for teachers to fit an advanced training into their busy lives.

Moving at your own pace, each 6-week module gives you sufficient time and flexibility to complete the material in keeping with your personal needs in life, while providing structure and support to help keep you on track.

Additionally, you'll have 4 extra months (equating to one full year) to access and complete the training. If you've fallen behind, wish to revisit past material, or simply wish to take longer, this program design fully supports your needs.

EACH 6-WEEK MODULE CONSISTS OF:

  • 10-20 hours of video learning (lectures with Mark)
  • Three 4-hour Live Group Sessions (via Zoom) with Mark for open discussion, Q&A and group work. These sessions are always recorded for those who can't attend live or wishes to view them again.
  • Guided yoga, pranayama & meditation practices during both the live sessions and in pre-recorded video learning. 
  • Supplemental activities (reading, journaling, quizzes & more).
  • Optional meetups & study groups with other trainees.

 

BENEFITS OF ONLINE LEARNING

Both in-person and online training formats have strengths and weaknesses. My online training offers the same substantive content as my in-person offerings and include some additional benefits, including self-pacing and the option to repeat recorded content whenever you wish. In pursuing your further development as a yoga teacher, this design and flexibility will help to best ensure your unique learning needs are fully satisfied. 

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
+ BALANCE

Not everyone can take time off work (or from other responsibilities) to advance their learning and deepen their studies. If you're juggling multiple commitments and responsibilities, the flexibility of online learning offers you an opportunity to study when it works best for your unique schedule. In lieu of taking time off work or missing family dinners, you can log-in and learn when it’s convenient for you, making it easier to balance all that you do and love in life.

PLAYBACK CONTROL
+ SELF-PACED LEARNING 

Unlike in-person trainings, online learning allows you to pause, rewind, re-watch and even slow the speed of video lectures and classes. This playback control helps to ensure you don’t miss any critical information being presented when you need to pause to take notes, do additional research or contemplate an idea. Those who don’t speak English as their native language especially find value in slowing down the video speed to help with translation. Plus, you can re-watch the videos repeatedly to make sure you fully understand the material before moving onto the next topic. This added control allows you to work through the material at your own pace and get the most out of your learning experience.

STUDY FROM ANYWHERE
+ GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 

Traveling for in-person trainings can present many challenges, including an added cost and time commitment, that prevent teachers from being able to study with Mark. Online learning means you can train with Mark from anywhere in the world, without the need to travel and from the convenience of your own home. Plus, online learning attracts a wide range from participants from all over the world which lends itself to a deeper, global perspective that enhances the learning experience during live group sessions on Zoom.

MORE ACCESS
+ TIME FOR INTEGRATION 

For most people, learning requires repetition, but in-person trainings are live which means you can’t “rewatch” the material or access it again. With online learning, you can watch the video lectures and classes as many times as you like during your time of access (one full year). Not only does this improve your ability to learn the material, it also provides ample time for integration of the information; you have time to go out and apply the teachings, methods and theories in your classes and then revisit the material or ideas that didn’t make sense during application or that you didn’t fully grasp.

Adam Sewell, USA

"The ultimate in high quality training for any level by a master who has studied in depth and imparts information in a way that all students can understand. Exemplary ethics in top class teaching that covers not just all Yoga Alliance required subjects but so much more. Mark has a photographic memory for many yoga texts, both modern and ancient. Mark's patient training is presented in a commonsensical and logical progression that enables all students to explore their own progression and direction, leading towards a well rounded extensive knowledge and a teaching certificate held in high regard by many." - Adam

 

THE CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

A condensed overview of the modules & topics covered in this training 

MODULE 1: Strengthening the Foundations of Practice & Teaching  

  • What is Yoga?
  • Essential Elements of Asana Practice
  • Taking the Seat of the Teacher
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pranayama I: The Discovery of Prana & Development of Pranayama
  • Pranayama II: The Scientific Understanding of Breath and Breathing
  • Pranayama III: Preparatory Practices
  • Pranayama IV: Practicing Pranayama Techniques
  • Mantra: Aum & Gayatri

MODULE 2: Cultivating Stability & Ease  

  • Guiding the Practice
  • Yoga Physiology: Subtle Energy & Anatomy
  • Philosophy & Psychology in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra
  • Standing Asanas (24 foundational asanas from beginning to advanced)
  • Pranayama V: Nadi Shodhana
  • Mantra: Om Nama Shivaya, Om Namo Bhagavate, Gopala
  • Guided Chakra Meditation

MODULE 3: Cultivating Clarity & Inner Power  

  • Insights from the Gita
  • Core Asanas (covering practices such as pelvic tilts to asanas such as Lolasana)
  • Arm Support Asanas (16 asanas + best practices for hands, wrists & shoulders) 
  • Mantra: Om Nama Shivaya Guruve
  • Tantra: Weaving in the Whole of It All

MODULE 4: The Heart of Things 

  • Midpoint Reflection
  • Back Bends (16 asanas from beginning to advanced)
  • Twists (9 asanas + best practices for twisting)
  • Pre/Postnatal Yoga
  • Yoga Therapy & Restorative Practices
  • Independent Study Projects

MODULE 5: For the Love of It All  

  • Seated & Supine Forward Folds & Hip Openers (21 asanas + cultivating true hip mobilization)
  • Inversions & More (8 asanas + their myths & contraindications)
  • Sequencing: Planning & Designing Transformational Yoga Practices
  • Surya Namaskara
  • Mapping the Koshas

MODULE 6: The Mirror  

  • The Mirror
  • The Profession & Business of Teaching Yoga (Continuing ed., teaching private classes, workshops & retreats, sustainability, legal matters, more) 
  • Yoga, You, and the World Today and Tomorrow
  • Independent Study Projects 
  • Graduation ceremony

THE SCHEDULE

 

MODULE 1: Starts January 8, 2022

Live sessions: January 11, January 25, February 8

MODULE 2: Starts February 19, 2022

Live sessions: February 22, March 8, March 22

MODULE 3: Starts April 2, 2022

Live sessions: April 5, April 19, May 3

MODULE 4: Starts May 14, 2022

Live sessions: May 17, May 31, June 14

MODULE 5: Starts June 25, 2022

Live sessions: June 28, July 12, July 26

MODULE 6: Starts August 6, 2022

Live sessions: August 9, August 23, September 6

CERTIFICATION EXAM: Becomes available at the end of Module 6, September 17, 2022 and can be taken until the training closes.

TRAINING CLOSES: January 8, 2023

MATERIALS & REQUIREMENTS

 

The schedule, materials and requirements will be outlined in detail in the Training Syllabus and delivered to you via email upon registration. 

As an online training, this course requires a strong and consistent internet connection because all the videos stream from our training platform and are not downloadable. 

TRAINING MATERIALS

  • Provided via PDF: Training Syllabus, Module Checklists, 67-page Anatomy Workbook, a 100-page Asana Workbook, a 38-page Sequencing Workbook 
  • Self-acquired Books: T. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga,
    Jo-Ann Staugaard-Jones, The Concise Anatomy of Yoga, Mark Stephens, Teaching Yoga, Yoga Adjustments, Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Therapy (Mark's books are available in 10 languages.) 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION 

  • Watch all of the video learning content
  • Attend all of the Live Group Sessions in real-time or watch the replays
  • Complete the quizzes and supplemental activities 
  • Complete the Independent Study Project 
  • Pass the Certification Exam 

WHO THIS TRAINING IS FOR

This advanced teacher training is designed for anyone who has completed a 200-hour training and wishes to dive far more deeply into learning and refining their skills for a lifetime of teaching yoga with spirit, intelligence, and creativity. 

If you feel like there are gaps in your knowledge and skills or you honor that there is always more to learn, this training is for you!  

This online training attracts a wide range of participants from a variety of backgrounds with diverse interests in life and yoga. Many are new to teaching while some are teacher trainers themselves, some still trying to find their path in the teaching world while others own studios or run retreat centers. Working and sharing together, participants in my advanced programs have at least one thing in common: the desire to keep learning and to develop into the most highly competent and confident teacher that they can be.

REGISTRATION + TUITION

There are two ways to register and pay tuition for this training.
The full tuition is $3000.00 USD. If you pay in-full upon registration, you'll receive a $500 discount. You can also pay $500 USD per module and thereby spread out your tuition payments over the span of the training. When paying per module, you can go one module at a time, with no  commitment to enrolling in subsequent modules.  

IN FULL

$2500 USD

Features:

  • One-time payment & receive a $500 discount
  • World-class training with a highly esteemed international trainer 
  • Convenient online learning + flexible format
  • Bi-weekly live interaction & learning with Mark & group support (via Zoom)
  • An online Community Forum for continuous support between the live sessions
  • Printable Workbooks & supplemental learning resources
  • 300/500-Hour Certificate approved by the Yoga Alliance
ENROLL: IN FULL

PER MODULE

$3000 USD

Features:

  • Multiple payments ($500 per module) due by the start of each module
  • World-class training with a highly esteemed international trainer 
  • Convenient online learning + flexible format
  • Bi-weekly live interaction & learning with Mark & group support (via Zoom)
  • An online Community Forum for continuous support between the live sessions
  • Printable Workbooks & supplemental learning resources
  • 300/500-Hour Certificate approved by the Yoga Alliance
ENROLL: PER MODULE

FAQs

Ana Beatriz Ribiero, E-RYT 500, Brazil

"Mark is an exceptional teacher and a constant reference to me on my yoga path. He is very knowledgeable in so many areas of yoga, and I would like to highlight in particular: asana hands-on adjustments, alignment and sequencing, anatomy, pranayama and history, philosophy & ethics in teaching yoga. I super recommend this course with Mark and it has totally made a difference for me, both in my life and on the path as a teacher!"
- Ana