Yoga Teacher Training

300/500 - Carmel, CA

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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!  Upon completion, register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500.


Unit Two begins in January 2019-You can begin the training whenever it works for you!

This unique training will be offered as 4 units of study. The units can be taken in any order over a two year period. If you need to miss more than one weekend of a unit, you can make up the weekend when it is offered in the following year.

Unit Two:  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

(2019) January 11-13 -- February 1-3 -- February  22-24


  • 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

(2019) March 1-3 -- March 15-17-- March 29-31

Unit Four: Setting a theme: Yoga in depth

  • Yoga nidra and restorative yoga

  • Ayurveda-Science of life

  • Yoga for back, shoulder, neck injury

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

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

Unit One: 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) September 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 ($500 deposit with application). Final payment of $3000 due September 8, 2018 (credit cards not accepted)

  • $3600 if paid after September 8, 2018. All payments due by September 28, 2018.

  • $3700 Installment Plan; 4 payments of $925 each. $925 due with application, 3 additional payments due December 28, 2018, February 15, March 29, 2019 (one week prior to each unit start)

Cancellation Policy: Deposits are fully refundable up to 4 weeks (August 31, 2018) prior to the beginning of training.  If written cancellation is received after that date, deposit is 50% refundable up to September 28, 2018.  After September 28, 2018 no refund is paid.

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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