Yoga Teacher Training

300/500 - Carmel, CA

Use the tools of yoga therapy to create an injury free practice

Ever feel like we are making our bodies fit the practice rather than making the practice fit our bodies? Take your teaching skills to a whole new level with our Yoga Teacher Certification 300/500 in Carmel, CA. Learn to effectively adjust your teaching for every body through a detailed look at anatomy, physiology, Asanas, the subtle body, sequencing, and alternative forms of yoga. Teach safe, smart asana.  Recognize the roots of misalignment and integrate tools that will make you a more mindful, knowledgeable, and effective teacher.

Add to your initial training

Have you already taken a 200 level yoga training course?  Our 300 hr training will enrich and broaden your knowledge to help you become the teacher you'd always hoped to find!  Delve into the why of asana and breath and explore cueing, sequencing and movement options that enrich your teaching and unlock your innate wisdom . Upon completion, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 (added to your already completed 200 hr training).

A schedule that fits yours

Modules consist of three weekends with a specific emphasis. You can begin the training whenever it works in your life and take up to two years to complete all four modules.

Life can be busy and committing to 12 weeks of training can be a challenge.  We’ve created a flexible training calendar to meet your needs!  In order to meet requirements for a 300 hr. Yoga Alliance Certification, you must complete modules A,B,C & D in any order over a two year period. If you need to miss more than one weekend of a module, you can make up the weekend when it is offered in the following year.

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MOdule A: Anatomy of a Healthy Practice

  • History and Evolution of Yoga-bringing the classical into the modern world

  • Yoga Philosophy-wisdom of the ages

  • Anatomy & Physiology-breathing life into the principles of movement

  • Practicum-assisting, observing, bringing your skills to light

(2019) October 11-13, November 1-3, November 15-17

Module B: Asana, Alignment and Adjustments

  • Ahimsa in Asana-non-harming movement rooted in anatomy

  • Changing traditional poses to provide sustainable movement

  • Practicum-assisting, observing, bringing your skills to light



  • Intelligent Sequencing-designing transformative classes

  • Pranayama-strengthening the body through breath awareness

  • Business practices-ethics and presentation skills

  • Practicum-assisting, observing, bringing your skills to light

Module D: Setting a theme: Yoga in depth

(2019) April 12-14 -- April 26-28 -- May 17-19

  • Yoga nidra and restorative yoga

  • Ayurveda-Science of life

  • Yoga for back, shoulder, neck injury

  • Practicum-assisting, observing, bringing your skills to light

2020 dates to be determined

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CLass Hours

Class hours: Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:15-7:00 p.m.  & Sunday, 10:30-a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Practicum:  Students are required to complete 15 hours of practicum to obtain RYT 300 registration

Additional Class Hours:
25 hours of take home assignments
11 hours of Student Teaching
30 Additional Yoga Class Hours or Workshops: These Classes and Workshops must be taken with instructors at Carmel Yoga Center or approved Certified Yoga Instructors in other venues.


  • $3500 if paid in full prior to your training start date. (cash or check only-credit cards not accepted). Checks payable to Yoga Center of Carmel

  • $3700 Installment Plan; 4 payments of $925 each. $925 due with application, 3 additional payments due one week prior to each unit start.

Cancellation Policy: Payment received in full prior to the beginning of training will be refunded less $50 with written cancellation prior to training start date. No refunds for module payments but student can retake the module when it is offered in the next year.

Tuition Includes

  • 12 weekend Intensives,

  • Practicum offerings throughout the training

  • Eligibility to become a 500hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) through Yoga Alliance when paired with an existing RYT200 level certificate

  • Tuition does not include required texts. These must be purchased separately.


Karen Quinn, ERYT500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner is the lead instructor for this training. She brings 18 years and over 14,000 hours of teaching experience to create trainings rich in anatomy, alignment and ahimsa. Her emphasis is on sharing the many tools of yoga therapy that allow students to discover the wonder and ease of this ancient practice. In addition, we have assembled an incredible group of instructors with years of hands on experience to share their knowledge and expertise so that you can share with others the many gifts of yoga.


Yoga Center of Carmel  Sunset Cultural Center Cottage #18 on 10th Ave. near San Carlos St. Carmel-by-the-Sea Our cottage is located 20 yards northeast of San Carlos St. on 10th Ave in the Sunset Cultural Center. Ample free parking


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