17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL. 34212

Registered yoga teacher trainings
RYS-300 for 50 Plus - the daytime program
January 24- Nov. 21, 2019 - no meetings in August

The Heartwood RYS 300 certification for ages 50 plus is a comprehensive 300 hour advanced yoga education program for yoga teachers who have already received their RYT-200 certification and are now looking to dive deeper into yoga theory and philosophy as well as refine their communication and information base to enhance their teaching skills to become an RYT-500 yoga teacher. The program is offered over 11 months (with August off, so it is actually 10 months of coursework) with weekly 6- 14 hour sessions designed to expand the skill-set for yoga teachers preparing them to authentically teach a variety of specialty classes while deepening their understanding of yoga 's core concepts. Each month focuses on a specific subject matter with day retreats and workshops scattered throughout, taught by the students as their independent projects.

Coursework includes: 

  • Ayurveda
  • Advanced Teaching Skills
  • Advanced Philosophy (Yoga sutras)
  • Intro to Yoga Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Workshop and Retreat Planning and implementation
  • Restorative Yoga  Certification
  • Yin Yoga Certification
  • Yoga for Seniors & Chair Yoga
  • Reiki Master Course & Journey through the Subtle Body.
  • Workshops and retreats with special focus - determined by the participants independent study projects.

Students who miss meetings can  make up the work by participating in the course with one of the modular 500 sessions as they are offered.  Students have up to 3 years to make up any work missed. Students who have already completed one of our elective courses may substitute another course option from our modular list and attend that instead .


Thursday & Friday Jan. 24 & 25  9am - 4pm  - Advanced Teaching Skills

Thursday & Friday, Feb. 7 & 8  9am-6:00pm - Trauma Yoga

Thursdays Feb. 21 & 28, 9am-3pm- Workshop & Retreat Planning and implementation

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 9am -3pm. Advanced Philosophy

Thursdays, April 4, 11,18, 25. 9am-4pm  - Restorative Yoga

May  2-5, Reiki Master Program. Level 1 - Thursday 3-9pm, Level 2, Friday 3-9pm, Level 3&4 Sat. & Sunday, 10:30am-530:pm  (Reiki is a "bonus course" and not required to fulfill the RYT-300 hours. Students not interested in Reiki may opt to skip this complimentary course).

Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23. 9am-4pm - Workshops/Retreats

Thursdays, June 6. 13, 20 9am-4pm - Yin certification

Thursday & Friday, July  11 & 12 -9am- 5pm Advanced Meditation Weekend

Thursdays & Friday, July 18 & 19 - 10:30-6:00 Senior Yoga

August - off

Thursdays, Sept. 5,12,19, 9am-3pm- Ayurveda 

Thursday, Sept. 26, 9am-4pm -Retreat

Thursdays, October 3, 10,17, 24 - Yoga Therapy presentations

Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14, 9am-4pm - Workshops/retreats

Nov. 21   - Graduation

* Students who have not taken Chair yoga (offered in our 200 program) are invited to take this course as well at their own convenience. Please see when this is offered under the "specialty trainings" menu.

Tuition: This program is offered at an AARP discounted rate of $3,500 for our 50 plus students.  On this particular course we also offer a special payment plan option to spread the tuition payment out with no interest fee. To register students pay a $500.00 deposit, and monthly payments from Jan. -Nov. of  272.00. Students who elect to pay in full are offered a 10% discount ($3,150.00) You will need to call to pay your balance in full to receive this discount .

This program does not include meals. Students are invited to bring lunch each day or make arrangements with the tribe to plan a potluck on meeting days.