Continuing education



Expand your practice and teaching skills in this next level teacher training program.

RYT300 Faculty:

Matthew Downard, eRYT-500
Program Director

Matthew Downard, has studied extensively, and continues to study extensively with Noah Maze in Hollywood, CA. Working along side, and in direct conversation with Noah, Matthew has developed a direct and impactful approach to teaching asana. Matthew’s teaching is very influenced by the Yogamaze curriculum, with its emphasis on anatomical alignment, subtle body actions, deliberate focus, and an all encompassing approach to the hatha yoga practices. His classes are clear, tangible, and focused, yet taught with a sense of humor and a light hearted approach.

“My hope as a teacher, is that the practices and teachings will bring more ease and support in maneuvering the unstable nature of this world. At the same time, I wish to support and educate students to becoming more skillful and impactful in the decisions they make, on and off the mat.”

Nichol Joy Chase, eRYT-500
Guest Faculty

Nichol Joy Chase has studied extensively with Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell, and Noah Mazé. Like her teachers, her influences are vast and eclectic, with experience in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Bikram yoga.

Sarah Sol, eRYT-200

Accepting applications for 2018

This 300-Hour Teacher Training program will give you the tools to take your teaching and practice to the next level. The curriculum offered will enhance your understanding of yoga, refine your skills as a teacher, and improve the authenticity and efficacy of your teaching. You will learn new skills and refinement strategies to implement into your teaching and yoga practice. This program will provide you with the mechanisms to teach skillfully, think critically, and uncover a teaching path that is true to you. You will make a serious investment in the quality of your education, the depth and skill of your yogic practices, and exponentially increase your knowledge.

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a certificate that allows you to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 300 RYT level.

Dates & Times:

STAY TUNED! We are restructuring the program to individual immersions and the dates will be coming soon.


Pricing for full program: $3900

Certification information:

Holding a 200-hour certificate is a prerequisite of this course and completion of this entire training will qualify you to receive your 500-hour Advanced Certification through Yoga Alliance.

What you will learn:

  • How to teach alignment based yoga classes
  • How to teach vinyasa flow classes
  • A better understanding of anatomy & kinesiology
  • How to safely work with injuries
  • Sequencing strategies and considerations
  • Adjustment facilitations
  • Verbal articulation & refinement strategies
  • Group facilitation and leadership skills
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Workshop & continuing education development
  • Business of yoga
  • Pranayama & meditation

What each day will look like:

Each day will start with a practice. Depending on the day and module, this may look like seated meditation, an alignment based class, or vinyasa practice. The asana practice will be designed for you to experience your physical edge, deepen your pose knowledge, and ultimately deepen your practice. You will learn how to explore your physical body with more skill, ease, and efficiency, in order to deepen your practice for years to come.

After the opening practice, we will spend time becoming a more knowledgeable, confident, discerning teacher. We will explore many aspects of teaching, ranging from deeper knowledge of anatomy & kinesiology, sequencing strategies and considerations, effective verbal articulation, to history of and philosophical subjects of yoga. Portions of time in class will be dedicated to teaching practicum, where you will create and teach a class or segments of a class and receive guidance and feedback.


  • Completion of a 200 hour teacher training program from any yoga school or lineage
  • The willingness to participate in group processes and give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Self directed studentship and motivation
  • Completion of bridging manual (more info upon registration)