300 Hr Advanced Teacher Training

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Edmonton’s leading and first modular 300HR/500HR advanced yoga teacher training program with experienced teachers, innovative practices, safe discourse, flexible schedule and convenient payment plans.

Empowered 300HR advanced yoga teacher training is self paced and individually designed based on your vision as a teacher. Just as there is no “one size fits all” yoga practice, we believe that each teacher is unique in their offerings and it is our goal to create a program that awakens these talents, empowering teachers to find their own voice. The modules may be taken over the course of one calendar year, or you may wish to spread the modules over several years of study in order to better fit your goals and lifestyle.

We encourage students to ask intelligent questions, determine context and applicability, work synergistically within modern health care paradigms, and most importantly create their own style based in both tradition and innovation—We do not SHOULD on our students and teachers.

300HR Yoga Teacher Training Format

 6 Core Modules (150HRS) +  Elective Modules (150HRS) = 300HR EMPOWERED Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

The core modules will include important foundational information focused on anatomy, biomechanics, alignment, psychology, philosophy, energetics, and movement practices from various disciplines; their role in grounding people in their bodies while awakening potential and increasing vitality. Teachers will gain an even deeper understanding of the fusion of anatomy & physiology and the eastern energetics and how each lens offers a different perspective when viewing individual bodies and experiences. The focus is creating classes that are accessible and inclusive to EVERYBODY.

In addition to the 6 core modules, which are offered once per year from January through June, there are also ‘elective’ hours. YOU get to decide what you study based on what inspires you. We offer many specialty courses and bring in various ‘experts’ from various fields. Most of these electives are listed below.

Both the core modules and the elective credits may be started at any time, meaning you may take electives before core or in any order that best suits you. In addition we have flexible payment options for those needing to space out payments for comfort.

Once you have completed 300HRS through Empowered (including the 6 core modules and electives) you will be granted a 300HR advanced certificate from Empowered Yoga and eligible to register as a 500HR instructor with the Yoga Alliance.

 300HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

All of our modules are open modules and offered once per calendar year. These modules will typically be offered in the same month each year, allowing you to better plan your course of study. We have even included some online options so that you may reduce travel expenses.

Core Modules

The Core modules are offered from January through May/June and while it is recommended you take all six core modules together in the sequential order, it is also possible to take them over a few years and still successfully complete the 300HR  Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. The core modules include:

  •  Yoga Philosophy 2.0: Doing Yoga Philosophy Today with Matthew Remski (January)
  •  Yoga Anatomy 2.0: Joint CommUNITY and movement with Michele Theoret( February)
  • Enlighten Up: Fascia and Myo-fascial Release with Michele Theoret (March)
  • Mind-Body-Energy:  Brain, breath, body and beyond with Michele Theoret  (April)
  •  Asana 2.0: Refinement, Alignment and Reverence in Asana with Michele Theoret (May)
  • Flow 2.0: Intelligent Sequencing (formerly called Movement Medicine) with Michele Theoret (June)
Electives

The electives are offered throughout the year. These can be found in our courses and intensives schedule here, and online modules listed here.

Tentative Elective listing and schedule:

  • 25HR Facilitating Meditation and Mindfulness (January)
  • 25HR Rocket Vinyasa (January)
  • 25HR Yoga Nidra (February)
  • 25HR Ayurveda (February)
  • 25HR Empowered Kids Yoga & Mindfulness (Summer/Winter)
  • 25HR Empowered Littles Yoga & Mindfulness (online)
  • 25HR Beology Retreat (March/April)
  • 25HR Trauma Sensitive Yoga (April/May)
  • 25HR Integrating Reiki and yoga (April/May)
  • 25HR Empowered Teens Yoga & Mindfulness (Summer/Winter)
  • 25HR Applied Yoga Therapeutics: Integrating Yoga and Biomechanics Jules Mitchell (May/June)
  • 25HR Yoga for Athletes (June/July)
  • 25HR Applied Yoga Therapeutics: Integrating Yoga, Physiology and Pathology (July)
  • 25HR Applied Yoga Therapeutics: Integrating Yoga and Mental Health (July/August)
  • 25HR Applied Yoga Therapeutics: Therapeutic Relationship, Goal setting and Program Design (August/online)
  • 20HR-50HR Yin Yoga (September)
  • 25HR-85HR Prenatal Yoga with Mamata Yoga (September/October/November) *listed on www.mamatayoga.com
  • 25HR Yoga for Pain Care (October)
  • 25Hr Sustainable Yoga for Longevity & Aging (Fall/Winter)
  • 25HR Restorative Yoga (November/December) *this module also offered online
  • Online modules
  • Retreats
  • Specialty Workshops

Join the EMPOWERED movement

We understand the financial and time commitment for educational pursuits. We are committed to offering flexibility for both finances and schedules that allow our program to be accessible to everybody. Once you have selected your curriculum we will work out a payment plan that is comfortable for you. 

To apply for the 300 Hr advanced course, a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate from any school is required. The successful completion of 300 hours of Empowered Yoga continued education will certify you as a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, as recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Please contact Michele at info@empoweredyoga.ca for more information.

300HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

6 Core modules (150HRS) + Elective modules (150HRS) = A modern, authentic and powerful program designed just for you.

Each core module is worth 25HRS. You must complete ALL 6 Core Modules to complete the 300HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program. You can sign up for individual modules by paying the 300HR deposit which saves your spot in all 6 modules or you may register for individual modules by paying full amount for each module. We highly recommend paying the deposit early to reserve your spot in all 6 core modules.

The total cost for the core modules is $3000.  While these modules may be taken at any time, we highly recommend taking all core modules in the same calendar year.

The Elective modules will cost around $3000-$3600 depending on the courses you select. The total cost of the 300HR Advanced Teacher raining is approximately $6000-$6500. Again for those who know all of the courses they would like to complete we can offer an affordable and flexible payment plan.

If you are not sure what and when you want to complete the courses, no big deal you can  select individual modules from the advanced yoga teacher training curriculum and all the credits will be retroactive. Like I said we are flexible. Our vision is to empower our prospective teachers through education and experience, which allows them to empower their students to transform the way they show up in their bodies and lives. Elevate you’re teachings through our advanced yoga teacher training curriculum.

300HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Core Modules

  • 300HR Core Module Deposit
    January 11, 2019 - April 30, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • 300HR Core Module Deposit
    January 11, 2019 - April 30, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our  300HR (500HR with 200HR pre-requisite) Teacher Training consist of 6 Core Modules (150HRS) and 150HRS of Elective Modules. We recommend you take all 6 Core Modules in the same calendar year. In order to reserve your spot in all 6 Core Modules we require a $600 deposit. *for special circumstances we offer extended payment plans. (more…)



  • January 9, 2020 - February 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • January 9, 2020 - February 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm

In this course, you will be engaged in active research and conversation aimed towards: — Elevating critical thinking as a tool of spiritual inquiry. — Liberating modern Yoga from charismatic power dynamics and consumerism. — Building communities of sharing and resilience. We’ll be dipping into the three core texts used in modern yoga culture: the (more…)



  • February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
    6:00 pm

  • February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
    6:00 pm

During this module we will take an in-­depth look at the anatomy of the main synovial joints: The hip, knee, ankle, spine, shoulders, elbows and wrists through virtual directions and, 3D joint models and embodied anatomy exercises. Traditionally, when studying anatomy from dissection models we look at individual muscles and how they affect movement. However, (more…)



  • March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Module provides an evolutionary look at the fusion of energetic and physical anatomy for yoga therapists and teachers. We will begin our journey at the surface of the body and layer by layer, tissue by tissue, sensation by sensation deepen our understanding and ultimately our connection with the miraculous temple that holds the self. (more…)



  • April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The human brain has evolved from a time where our ancestors had to be hyper-vigilant about the dangers they faced on a daily basis. Consequently we are hardwired for struggle, stress, negativity and FEAR. Stress manifests in the body in many ways, some positive and some negative, and quite often we store the resulting negative (more…)



  • May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This module will take postural “alignment” to a deeper dimension, beyond the physical shapes and structure and into a realm of mindfulness, creativity, learning, energy, adaptation,  and healing . This weekend will approach the practice of Asana as a celebration of the human body; all shapes, sizes and ages. Students will gain an in depth knowledge (more…)



  • June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beyond Choreography in this evolution of “flow” course students will learn to create intelligent, therapeutic and dynamic sequences that systematically prepare the body and mind. Understanding the concepts of Vinyasa beyond chattarunga, Upward facing dog and downward facing dog, we will dive into purposeful movement that links intention and attention through movement and breath.  Teach (more…)



Elective Modules (Teacher Training Intensives and Modules)

These 150HRS may be selected form any teacher training modules & intensives we offer including online options, and BEology courses.