Purple Lotus Yoga 300-hour Hybrid YTT

Grow from a stand out teacher to a stellar one with our 300-hour hybrid yoga teacher training.

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Does this sound familiar?

You've gained the confidence and basic skills you need to begin teaching, and now it’s time to take the next step.

You have a busy life: teaching, working, mom-ing. You'd love to run away to Bali (pre-Covd) but that's just not realistic.

You're looking for more knowledge in philosophy, postures & prana, and direction in earning a bigger paycheck.

I've been there, too. . .

Immersing yourself in yoga training sounds like a dream come true. . .

I was grandfathered in for my 200-hour, but to get my 500-hour, I had to do it through a formal program. It took several months to find one, and a little convincing for the director to run a special session for three of us.

But I did it. We drove to Houston for a 12-day immersion teacher training.

I was lucky. I didn’t have any kids or obligations I had to work around.

It wasn’t all confetti and champagne, though.

After five days, my brain was mush. My body was a roadmap of aches and pains. Most of the curriculum presented, I could’ve taught myself.

However, when training was over, I knew exactly how I wanted to run a successful advanced teacher training course.

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If you've been on the fence, the hybrid 300-hour YTT
might be exactly what you need.

🙌 Hone and elevate your skills to help others while also deepening your own practice.

🙌 Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for all things yoga.

🙌 All while accomplishing it in a manner most suited to your lifestyle and needs.

Good news. You’re in the right place.

But before I get into the course, let’s talk about . . .

Who 300-hour hybrid ytt is for:

  • You have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. (When you complete both a 200- and 300-hour training, you’ll be a 500-hour yoga teacher.)
  • You’re ready to diversify your skills and teach more therapeutic styles of yoga like yin, restorative, and chair.
  • You have a vision to make yoga a career and need personal coaching as well as basic business know-how.
  • You never want to stop learning everything you can about yoga.
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By the end of training, you'll have:

  • The confidence to teach a variety of styles of yoga including guiding several mindfulness practices.
  • Gained the direction, skills, and mentoring to design the life and/or business of your dreams.
  • Made lasting connections and lifelong friendships while supporting others in their yoga journey.
Hi there, I'm Shannon

For 20 years, I’ve been helping women realize their dream of becoming compassionate, confident, and competent yoga teachers.

I show women they don’t have to be a certain size or race, own expensive clothes and accessories, or contort their bodies into impossible shapes to be a “real” yoga teacher.

Teaching yoga isn’t about your age, Sanskrit fluency, or having an Instagram feed filled with fancy photos. It’s about creating an inclusive space that allows individuals to experience a transformation.

With my Texas-accented Sanskrit, T-Rex arms, and size 8 off-brand yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.

Shannon with Purple Lotus Yoga
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How does it all work?

Our comprehensive 300-hour hybrid YTT program provides a deep dive into yoga, the endless ways you can practice, and embracing your unique experiences to bring it all alive.

  • Your 300-hour YTT journey is a combination of in-person, live online, self-paced online, and approved outside workshops.
  • You must complete 12 PLY designated modules. One module = 15 hours in a single topic or category.
  • Two of the 12 PLY modules may be taken through approved outside workshops. For example, Ayurveda is a PLY designated topic and can be taken through PLY or an approved outside training/workshop.
  • Create, organize, and/or volunteer in 20 hours of karma yoga and/or workshop.
  • Part of your training will focus on a PDP, a personal or professional development project.

Completion requirements

✔️ 200-Hour Certification: You must have already completed a 200-hour level certification before enrolling in 300-hour YTT.

✔️ Required Books: Each session comes with a list of resource books. You are highly encouraged to get these books as they enhance your learning experience.

✔️ Complete Assignments: Each module requires either a summary essay or a planned class/workshop.

✔️ Teaching: You will be expected to teach yoga classes to your session peers throughout the duration of training. These may be done in-person, live online, or in recorded videos.

✔️ Project/Presentation: Each participant will select a topic to research, implement/execute, and then present to the session group. All participants present their project at the last session.

✔️ Upon Completion: When you complete all the sessions, other assignments, and presentation, you will earn your 500-hour advanced certificate. 

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300-hour hybrid YTT designated topics

300 ytt philosophy and pranayama
  • Learn, practice + teach 3 new pranayama exercises.
  • Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
  • Understanding yoga’s roots to avoid cultural appropriation.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced, or outside.
  • Three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha, and identifying yours.
  • Application of doshas to food, breathing, postures, and seasons.
  • Incorporating Ayurvedic practices into your lifestyle.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, approved outside workshop.
300ytt ayurveda lifestyle
300ytt functional anatomy
  • Your body’s inter-connectedness through Western anatomy.
  • Application of bio-mechanics in postures.
  • How your body physiologically responds under stress.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, approved outside workshop.
  • Origins, benefits, and adapting physical postures to a chair.
  • Class design based on specific needs and themes.
  • Practice and teaching chair yoga to peers.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced online
300ytt chair yoga
300ytt chakra yoga
  • In-depth study of the seven major energy centers along your spine.
  • Incorporating chakra work in asana classes and everyday life.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, approved outside workshop.
  • Prenatal class considerations, props, common posture variations, and common discomforts of pregnancy.
  • Benefits, best practices, and stages of a children’s yoga class. Lesson plans, special populations.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, approved outside workshop.
300ytt prenatal and kids yoga
300ytt restorative yoga
  • Restorative basics, how it differs, benefits, and best practices.
  • Restorative postures, props, appropriate set up.
  • Class planning, and incorporating pranayama and meditation.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced online.
  • Yin basics, how it differs from other styles, benefits, and best practices.
  • Yin postures, props, and incorporating pranayama and meditation.
  • Confidently planning and leading yin classes.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced online.
300 ytt yin yoga
300ytt trauma informed yoga
  • Understanding trauma and how it impacts your mind-body system.
  • How to recognize imprints left by trauma in the mind and body.
  • Using yoga practices to support individuals and provide healthy options to balance the nervous system.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, approved outside workshop.
  • What it really takes to create a long-term, thriving career in yoga.
  • Business plans & practices, setting goals, establishing prices.
  • How to successfully market your offerings and workshops.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced online.
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300ytt meditation and yoga nidra
  • How meditation and yoga nidra are similar and different.
  • Types of meditation with emphasis on guided visualization.
  • Best practices for a successful yoga nidra or meditation session.
  • May be completed in-person, live online, or self-paced online
  • Each participant will select a topic to research, implement/execute, and then present to the session group. All participants present their project in person or live online.
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You have two easy options
to choose from:

300 ytt payments
300 ytt pay in full

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Many people participate in yoga teacher training to deepen their own knowledge and practice as well as connect with a community of other yoga-passionate individuals.

You have lifetime access to the course lessons, videos, and all training manual. You are responsible for purchasing the required text books: Heart of Yoga, Anatomy of a Spirit, The Four Agreements, and Anatomy of Yoga available through Amazon and other major book retailers.

$150 Non-refundable deposit secures your spot in training.

$2850 if paid in full by your first session.

$255/month for 12 months due at the beginning of each session.

$100 approximate cost for books.

  1. Hit any of the Enroll Now buttons and you’ll be directed to complete a registration form.
  2. Pay your deposit.
  3. Start anytime.

In-person training is conduct at my home in Allen, TX 75013. Once you’ve paid your deposit you’ll receive a welcome email with directions.

Live online training is conducted through Zoom. If you don’t have Zoom you will need to download it in order to use it. The links will either be mailed or shared in the Facebook group.

The self-paced classes are available through the online platform Teachable

Great question and one I don’t have a solid answer for yet. Right now there are too many unknowns to factor to be able to adequately answer.

However, please know and understand as you make a commitment to me, I make one to you too. If you start yoga teacher training with Purple Lotus Yoga, I will do everything in my power to help you finish training.

There are no deadlines for completing online training. You have lifetime access to the program on Teachable.

If you wish to register with the Yoga Alliance, the current deadline is December 31, 2021.

Yoga Alliance, a non-profit organization, is constantly updating their requirements and deadlines could be extended. However no guarantees can be made for YA eligibility after December 31, 2021. I will update as I receive them from Yoga Alliance.

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