Advanced Study for Teachers and Students
Invest in your studentship.
Our 300-hour Advanced Study program is a great place for you to continue onward, enrich yourself and grow your studentship even more from your already completed 200-hour/Foundational program. Or, if you are a committed student that doesn't teach, the perfect place to further your own practice and study. You do not have to be a teacher to benefit from the high-quality education offered here in these programs. Building a community of teachers that are mutually supportive of one another, maintaining high standards of continuing study, opening doors of creative possibility, and creating a web of interconnected teaching that crosses boundary and style, at The Bhaktishop we aim to support you and stay centered on what unites you in your continuing journey.
The community, business and teachers of The Bhaktishop are deeply invested in staff training, meaningful self-education, and building the knowledge, skill and human resource necessary to invest in a more equitable business model. We're creating conversations about race, inclusion, trauma-informed practices, and equity on a daily basis here, and aim to make use of these skills in a broader capacity in the yoga community.
Progressive. Smart. Practical.
With curriculum designed by Lisa Mae, bringing two decades of teaching and practice to the table, we've curated a program that brings multiple disciplines and wisdom into the overall conversation about yoga and its evolution. Courses of study focusing on strong bio-mechanics and the varied language of asana cues, practical tools for sequencing and progressive class structure, intricate hands-on adjustment labs, and deep philosophical study and coursework in the bhakti tradition as well as much more form the basis for this modular program.
Featuring courses from other skilled teachers, such as a progressive Prenatal Teacher Training with Shana Celnicker-Chong, deep Ayurvedic wisdom workshops with Danielle Hanna, stellar applied Anatomy and Kinesthetic movement instruction from Monicka Koneski, expert restorative practices and psychological study with Jeannie Songer, Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with The Breathe Network's founder Molly Boeder-Harris, plus rich, potent offerings from our cast of visiting teachers including the acclaimed bio-mechanics researcher and stellar yoga teacher Jules Mitchell, practical asana and methodology training from teacher’s teacher Christina Sell, profound adjustment and inner-body awareness training with Portland's own innovator and teacher's teacher Todd Jackson, satsang with Swami B.V. Tripurari, Sanskrit wisdom from Joshua Michaell and so much more, we aim to offer a place where talented teachers can dialogue with each other, share the seat of the teacher, and gain experience and mentorship opportunities that we might not get otherwise.
Curriculum as varied as your wide-ranging backgrounds.
Designed to be taken in portions of 50-75 hours at a time, with no set endpoint, it is intended for those already teaching or that have completed a 200-hour program, though it does not have to have been here at The Bhaktishop. You can apply to begin at anytime, as there is something being offered each and every season. Please see the requirements for the program at the bottom of the page in the “fine print” section.
If you are seeking a 300-hour certificate, please email for an application form and return it to us to get started, and to get some information about how, for political reasons, we are leaving the Yoga Alliance at the end of 2018. This may affect your decision to do your study here. You may start the program at anytime, and if you have questions about how to get going, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Lisa Mae at email@example.com for any further details.