300 Hour Teacher Training

Evolve and deepen your understanding of teaching the science of yoga. This 300 hour yoga teacher training has been carefully constructed to expand your knowledge, skill set and confidence as both a teacher and a student. The work that we do as yoga teachers is key in both the mental and physical wellness of our communities. Elevate your credentials to teach beyond the introductory information commonly delivered in a 200-hour teacher training. This training has been set up by Hot Asana Yoga University to serve as stand alone continuing education modules or to allow you to build your 300-hour certification at your own pace. You have up to five years to complete your 300-hour certification by compiling modules that interest you.

We offer 5, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 & 50 hour modules of Advanced Studies courses in both domestic and international locations as well as online via Zoom and Pre-Recorded trainings.

Modules

  • Spine & Chakras: Explore in-depth anatomy of and advanced sequencing toward backbending and twisting postures, and study the subtleties and influences of the energetic body through the Chakra system.
  • Advanced Sequencing for Hips – Standing and Seated Postures: Study in-depth anatomy of and advanced sequencing toward standing and seated postures, centered around deep hip opening, plus learn how to assist and teach a Deep Hips class, influenced by Bryan Kest's Long, Slow, Deep (LSD) sequence.
  • Inversions: Explore in-depth anatomy of, advanced sequencing toward, and specific teaching tools for inversion postures, including handstand and forearm stand.
  • Full Body Anatomy for Yogis: Evolve your understanding of the anatomy of the entire body, as it serves teachers and students of the yoga asana practice.
  • Beyond the Poses: 8-Limb Path Study and Business of Yoga: Learn more about the 8-Limb Path, the language of Sanskrit, and keeping balance in the business of yoga.
  • Beyond the Drop-In Class :Sequencing and Assisting: Explore creative sequencing patterns and learn about formatting level-based classes, specialty classes, and workshops, plus learn how to intelligently and effectively assist your students with physical touch and prop use.
  • Hot Holds TT: Become Hot Asana Yoga University certified to teach a stationary-style class, centered around peak pose sequencing.
  • Yoga Sculpt TT: Become Hot Asana Yoga University certified to teach a powerful, dynamic Vinyasa practice with weights.
  • Hands On Assisting: Learn how to assist a wide-range of postures, from subtle touch to significant leveraging adjustments.
  • Advanced Lower Body Anatomy & Yin Yoga Certification: Anatomical knowledge and an understanding of skeletal variation are tools to elevate your skill and confidence as a yoga instructor. In addition to this valuable information that may radically transform your asana teaching, you will learn the art of Yin Yoga and become a certified Yin Yoga Instructor.
  • Advanced Sequencing- Structure & Patterning: Take ownership of your own creative sequencing through comprehensive study of multiple simple to complex patterns
  • Advanced Sequencing for Hips – Arm Balances: Learn in-depth anatomy of and advanced sequencing toward arm balance postures, centered around deep hip opening.
  • Advanced Sequencing- Twists & Backbends: Learn how to effectively sequence toward and teach deep twisting and backbending postures. Delve into supporting anatomy of the spine, hips and shoulders, explore variations in bodies and in the postures, and learn how to offer choices and challenges for a multi-level class.
  • Reiki Level One Certification: Become Reiki Level One Certified Reiki and receive 2 Reiki Attunements. Multiple Chakra and Reiki based meditations, Learn self Reiki treatments, techniques for clients as well as the business of Reiki.
  • Reiki Level Two Certification: Reiki Level 2 is an advanced level of Reiki energy. Practitioner must have attained Reiki Level 1 before taking level 2.Receive Reiki Level 2 Certification & Level 2 attunements. Learn Chakra and Reiki Meditations, Reiki Symbols, New techniques for self and client & Reiki Speciality Class information and practice.
  • Reiki Master Training:Reiki Levels 1 & 2 certifications required as prerequisite.This training will include: Reiki To Reverse Aging, Symbols, Distance Sessions with Level 3 Symbols, Techniques For Transmitting Energy From A Distance, Distance Healing With Group Reiki, Reiki Level 3 Energetic Exercises, Crystals In Reiki Level 3, The Inner Smile, Reiki Business Tip, Further Learning, How to Become a Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Partner Yoga Teacher Training Learn to teach partner stretches, warm ups, calibrations, poses, transitions, spotting techniques, flows and more! Dynamic acrobatic transitions, helping us cultivate self-confidence, the ability to communicate with others fast and efficiently, as well as the ability to take calculated risks and smart decisions under pressure.
  • Finding Your Voice: Enhance your ability to successively and meaningfully theme your classes, and explore intention setting and vision boarding for your teaching and your life.
  • SUP Yoga Teacher Training: Learn how to effectively transition your students asana practice to the water by becoming certified to teach Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga.
  • Thai & Fly Yoga Teacher Training: Learn to teach partner yoga sequences that incorporate stretching and letting go while suspended in the air using a variety of Thai Yoga Bodywork techniques in supine, side lying, prone and seated positions to provide healing and relaxation, cultivating trust, and the ability to let go of perceived control.
  • Kid's Yoga Training: Yoga & Mindfulness for pre school - 5th grade training offers a comprehensive program in preparation for teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth. Yoga gives kids an. opportunity to disconnect from the stressful demands of today's world and deepens their connection to their body, breath, creativity and emotions. Yoga fosters healthy self-esteem, aids in navigating negative feelings and self-talk, and gives kids the tools they need to find peace within. This training is geared towards preschool and elementary school aged children.
  • Restorative Yoga TT: Become certified to teach Restorative Yoga. This practice enables deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation as you teach students to hold poses for longer periods of time with the help of props, calm music and verbal guidance. The main focus of this style of yoga is the resetting and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. .
  • LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Class TT: Become certified to teach LSD (long, slow, deep hips class) in this 10 hour virtual module. (LSD) Long, Slow, & Deep is a set sequence designed by Bryan Kest. It is an utterly potent practice that does not focus on strength, endurance or even building much heat. After this 10 hour training, you will be able to deliver to your students LSD...an experience with realizable benefits from holding poses and giving large muscle groups much needed release.
  • Yoga Nidra TT: We begin with the history of the practice. With this firm foundation, we will move into understanding how the nervous system responds to yoga nidra, creating & delivering the practice with trauma informed awareness & movements to release the body before stillness.
  • Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress: Support your students with any type of trauma and chronic stress. Create a secure space for your students to experience themselves in a gentle and supportive manner. Deepen your sensitivity to your students' needs. Understand the way the body & mind hold their experiences. Do your own work to be able to care for others. Cultivate a self-care practice to better support your students. Safely adapt yoga postures for any injury. Teach grounding meditation for anyone with trauma.
  • Advanced Chakra Theory: This is a study, discussion and lecture series on the study of the subtleties and influences of the energetic body through the Chakra system. This course explores the anatomy, development and theory of the seven main chakras in the body. It gives a clear look at the theories of the chakras and how they are experienced.
  • The Eight Fold Path of Wise Living: An In Depth study of the eight fold path of wise living. Explore how to apply them in your own life and ways to deliver these concepts to your students.
  • Meditation Teacher Training: Become a certified Meditation Teacher. Learn the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation, how to use them in your own life and how to deliver them to your students.

UPCOMING MODULES

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Chakras module

25 Hours | In Depth Chakra Theory (Pre-Recorded)

With Virginia Gallagher

Online via Zoom - recordings

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher from February 11-13, 2022

Tuition: $300

Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Recordings of | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Lower Body Anatomy

RECORDINGS OF | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Lower Body Anatomy

RECORDINGS of 25 Hours | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Lower Body Anatomy With Virginia Gallagher

Tuition: $400

Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.

25 Hours | RECORDINGSThe Eight Fold Path of Wise Living

25 Hours | RECORDINGSThe Eight Fold Path of Wise Living

With Virginia Gallagher

Online via Zoom Recordings

50 Hours | VIRTUAL Meditation Teacher Training RECORDINGS

50 Hours | VIRTUAL Meditation Teacher Training RECORDINGS

Online via Zoom Recordings With Virginia Gallagher

10 hour |  LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Module RECORDINGS

10 hour | LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Module RECORDINGS

Location: Zoom Virtual Platform

Teacher: Virginia Gallagher

  • Cost: $220 per person
20 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Yoga & Mindfulness for pre school - 5th grade

20 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Yoga & Mindfulness for pre school - 5th grade

25 hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Hampstead, NH

25 hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Hampstead, NH

20 Hours | Reiki Level One

20 Hours | Reiki Level One

20 Hours | Reiki Level 2

20 Hours | Reiki Level 2

  • 20 Hours | Reiki 2

    April 15 & 16, 2023

  • Hours (all in Eastern): Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

  • With Mercedes Ani

  • At Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 hours | The 8 Limb Path of Yoga | Hampstead, NH

25 hours | The 8 Limb Path of Yoga | Hampstead, NH

25 hours | Advanced Anatomy Shoulder Intensive | in Hampstead, NH

25 hours | Advanced Anatomy Shoulder Intensive | in Hampstead, NH

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure - Lower  Body Edition

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure - Lower Body Edition

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting in Colorado Springs, CO

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting in Colorado Springs, CO

25 hours | kids yoga teacher training | Hampstead, NH

25 hours | kids yoga teacher training | Hampstead, NH

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level

June 10 & 11, 2023

Hours (all in Eastern):Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Mercedes Ani

Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure - Upper Body Edition

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure - Upper Body Edition

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress | In COS

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress | In COS

July 7-9, 2023

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Annie Okerlin

At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs

25 hour In Person Hands On Assisting Module in Southern Pines

25 hour In Person Hands On Assisting Module in Southern Pines

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing: Hips & Arm Balances Module in COS

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing: Hips & Arm Balances Module in COS

25 hour Find Your Voice- The Art of Theming | in Hampstead, NH

25 hour Find Your Voice- The Art of Theming | in Hampstead, NH

  • Dates: Sept 8-10, 2023
  • Hours: Fri 5-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: Hot Asana Hampstead
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher
25 Hours |  Hot Yoga Teacher Training | Southern Pines

25 Hours | Hot Yoga Teacher Training | Southern Pines

20  hour Reiki Level One module & Certification in COS

20 hour Reiki Level One module & Certification in COS

  • Dates: Sept 23 & 24, 2023
  • Hours: Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • Teacher: Sarah Spence Certified Reiki Master Teacher
10 Hours | Virtual Training | Sequencing & Cueing for Arm Balance Transitions

10 Hours | Virtual Training | Sequencing & Cueing for Arm Balance Transitions

  • Dates: Oct 14-15, 2023
  • Hours: Sat and Sun 10am-3pm
  • Location: Zoom Platform
  • Teacher: Becka Rodriguez
  • Cost: $220 per person
25 Hours | IN PERSON  Advanced Lower Body Anatomy & Yin Yoga Certification in COS

25 Hours | IN PERSON Advanced Lower Body Anatomy & Yin Yoga Certification in COS

  • Oct 22-24, 2023
  • Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • With Virginia Gallagher
  • at Hot Asana Colorado Springs, CO
25 hour Advanced Lower Body Anatomy and Yin Yoga Certification

25 hour Advanced Lower Body Anatomy and Yin Yoga Certification

  • Dates: Nov 10-12, 2023
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teacher: Virginia Gallagher
  • Cost: $450 per person
Virginia Gallagher

Virginia Gallagher

Studio Founder/Owner, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Hot Asana Yoga University Founder/Owner, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

We are all on our own personal journey. I would like to share a little bit about my yoga journey with you…

I attended my first Hot Yoga Class in this very studio on August 12, 2007 and fell in love with the mental and physical connection I felt. I began practicing 3 – 6 times a week, shed 40 pounds in 4 months, and was able to discontinue the use of all of my prescription medications. I began to feel healthier and stronger than ever. Convinced of the benefits of yoga, I continued my daily practice and began to deepen my dedication to and knowledge of yoga.

I began my teacher training in 2008 and since then have completed multiple 200 and 500 hour certifications, Yin Yoga training and Mindfulness Meditation Vipasana. My trainings have been diverse but my teaching style has been primarily influenced by Grace and MyLinda Morales, Jimmy Barkan, Rolf Gates, Chris & John Yax , Deepak Chopra, Bryan Kest and Paul Grilley. I fundamentally believe that anyone can change their body and their life. I believe we can in fact, grow younger and stronger. I would love to show you how Hot Asana can be a part of that change. It doesn’t matter when or in what condition you start…JUST START. Your best YOU may very well be yet to come.

Lisa Youngclaus

Lisa Youngclaus

ERYT 500, Yin Certified, Hot Asana University Faculty

“The past has no power over the present moment. Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” —Eckhart Tolle

The mat becomes a sacred space to explore our bodies, to quiet our minds, to experience our souls. Through the years, loss, grief, and many challenges have entered my life, but the healing power of moving on my mat and knowing my inner self has become my abiding partner in this lifetime.

I was among the first Southern Pines yogis to climb the stairs into the first Hot Yoga Studio in 2007. After training and competing in running events and triathlons for many years, my body was aging, breaking down and begging for change. I was immediately mesmerized by a practice that allowed me to move every limb, muscle and joint and sweat to music in a NON-COMPETITIVE, SAFE WAY. I fell in love with hot yoga and never looked back.

I became a yoga teacher in 2013 completing my 200 hr. Certification, followed by a 500 hr. Certification from Yax Yoga Concepts. I continue to learn and take modules from Hot Asana University including a Yin Certification, Meditation Teacher Training, Lower Body Anatomy, Advanced Sequencing, LSD and more. Additionally, I joined the Hot Asana University Faculty in 2020 as a Hot Holds Teacher Trainer.

Teaching at Hot Asana for the past 9 years has afforded the opportunity to create wonderful connections with students and impart valuable information, and skills to others! It is my honor and privilege to engage with others as a teacher in the practice of yoga.

Mercedes Ani

Mercedes Ani

Mercedes Ani

Mercedes is a Advanced Reiki Master Teacher, an Experienced Yoga Teacher (500hr ERYT), Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance (YACEP), a Certified AcroYoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Thai Massage and Bodywork Certified, PED Yoga Instructor, International Wellness Retreats & Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator, Certified Crystal and Chakra Healer and Owner of Healing Arts with Mercedes LLC

My passion is to help others heal through yoga, reiki, AcroYoga, Thai Yoga, meditation and educational wellness workshops and retreats. My own journey with yoga inspired me to deepen my practice and to then share my passion for this practice with others on their journey. As a teacher, I encourage students to turn inward during their practice to experience self inquiry, getting comfortable outside of their comfort zone, and to be an observer of their bodies and minds. My mission is to create a safe space for creative exploration. I aim to cater to the physical needs of the students while making sure to deliver a practice that intends to unify the mind, body, and soul in a safe and supportive environment. My intention is to inspire learning and growth in the practice and for students to leave feeling better than when they arrived.

PAULA GILLIAN

Paula Gilligan

Hampstead Studio Owner, Paula Gilligan, Studio Owner, RYT 500 , Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Hot Asana Online Instructor, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

This yoga journey has been quite an amazing ride for me. I started taking classes in 2006 because it was a good “workout.” I did not know what was in store for me. Yoga has woven its way into all aspects of my life, and I don’t know what I would do without it. Although the physical piece is what lured me into the hot room, it is the spiritual, mind, body connection that keeps me there. Since 2006 life has been a crazy roller coaster for me, as it is for everyone. The great thing about yoga is it gives you the tools to make it through those ups and downs a little more gracefully. Every time you practice you learn something about yourself that you take with you and use out in the world, in your life. Yoga guru BKS Iyengar said, “Yoga uses the body as a tool to touch the soul.” This, to me, is the bottom line of yoga. This is what drives me, what motivates me to teach.

Not only has yoga helped me to learn more about myself, it has helped me to connect to so many amazing souls through the years. From my 200 hour (OM Yoga, Cyndi Lee) in 2009, to my 500 hour with John and Chris Yax (Yax Yoga Concepts) in 2012, to all the various trainings in between, I have met wonderful, inspiring people. Now, with the assistance of my dear friend, Virginia Gallgher, it continues here in Hampstead, NH. I am so grateful that my path has lead me here, and I look forward to what is to come!

Sarah Spence

Sarah Spence

Studio Owner, ERYT-200, Hot Asana Certified Hands On Assist, Certified Restorative & Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master Practitioner, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

I began practicing yoga at home in 2012. I quickly became hooked on the movement, breath, and the way I felt after my practice. Since taking my first in-studio class in 2014, my practice grew exponentially and I fell in love with the shared breath and energy of practicing yoga in a hot room. It was then that I knew I wanted to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. I trained for my 200 hour certification under Virginia Gallagher and Angela Hsu in Danville, Virginia and am currently working towards my 500 hour certification through Hot Asana Yoga University. It’s a privilege to lead others through yoga and I love what I do! It’s my hope that through this practice, I can help others in the way it’s helped me with my journey of freedom, healing, and self-discovery.

When I’m not teaching yoga, I’m taking reiki and tarot clients, reading, roller skating or biking around town, hiking, or studying to become a certified astrologist. I’m also the mom of two fur babies and more plants than I can count.

Annie Okerlin

Annie Okerlin

C-IAYT Certified iRest® teacher, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Annie is a Certified iRest® teacher and uses this modality in a military setting with active duty & Veteran service members on a daily basis. As a Human Performance expert for 02x she presents yoga, resiliency & iRest meditation to tactical athletes & first responders nationwide. Annie leads teacher trainings, workshops & retreats worldwide for everyone!

Sherry Harkins

Sherry Harkins

CYT 200, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Certified Hot Asana Assist

Chloe Groudas

Chloe Groudas

Chloe is a 500hr RYT, Certified Hot Asana Assist, a Certified Massage Therapist, and Hot Asana Hampstead Manager.

I have been diligently practicing yoga since 2018, yoga found me when I needed it the most, and I truly cannot imagine my life without yoga in it. I have been working at Hot Asana since 2018, and this amazing studio has lovingly held me while I grew through many changes in life! From front desk worker, to teacher, to manager and massage therapist. I love the practice of yoga, it is a core part of who I am, and I LOVE sharing that with all of you. I believe we have an infinite power to heal ourselves, physically & mentally, and I am honored to be a part of that healing journey.

Brad Neitenbach

Brad Neitenbach

CYT200

"I first came to my mat in 2009 by pure chance,after completing a 60 min online class. I laid on the floor in Savasana and felt something shift deep within. From then on I was hooked. My Yoga mat instantly became my 6x2 sanctuary where I go to reconnect with myself and set my mind at ease. After suffering a severe traumatic brain injury in 2008 I lost control of my my emotions and my life. Yoga was a singular force of positivity that helped to pull me back from the brink while my body and my mind recovered from injury. Even after enlisting in the Army and serving for the last 8 years as a medic, Yoga has remained a steadfast instrument of peace and rehabilitation in my life. After several deployments overseas, Yoga and meditation were instrumental in bringing me back from some dark places. I completed my 200hr Certification through Corepower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado. My goal for all of my classes is to create a challenging and creative flow while fostering presence and mindfulness through movement. Come get sweaty, have some fun with me and cultivate a little mindful movement in your own life."

Tali Sessions

Tali Sessions

ERYT 500, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Certified Assist, Certified Pre & Postnatal Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master

My name is Tali. I have been working for Hot Asana since 2015, so some of you may recognize my face. My practice began in 2012 when I had to pick a physical education class to satisfy my college graduation requirements. I picked Yoga 101, and quickly fell in love with the movement aspect of practice. In 2017 I had the opportunity to sign up for a 200hr teacher training with Hot Asana. It was during those months that I found a better part of me hiding in the safest most buried spaces inside. Through my practice, on and off the mat, I continually find fragments, slivers, and glimmers of her.

Kai Salang

Kai Salang

ERYT200, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

Serving others through teaching yoga is a passion of mine. It is fulfilling on many levels to help others connect with the calm, authentic, peaceful outlet that lies within each of us. I am so grateful for my incredible partner and two children, but being a mother is simultaneously the most rewarding and most challenging thing in life; with that being said, I often need my own practice of yoga, meditation, and self care. To be connected to my own practice of yoga and to teach yoga, go hand in hand. Life is a beautiful whirlwind of change and challenge, and to practice yoga and meditation is to walk through life with a clearer mindset, present moment awareness and a grateful heart. I hope to share space with you on the mat!

Julie Myers

Julie Myers

CYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist

Julie completed her first yoga training in 2012, but she feels she has been studying yoga her whole life. She has always found movement to be a nurturing, powerful force in her life. Always up for a new experience, she went to her first yoga class on a whim and fell in love with the expansive feeling that asana practice gave her. The encouraging and nurturing community that yoga creates has inspired her to grow and expand in ways she never imagined. It is this experience she hopes to share with her students. She aims to inspire students to deepen their practice and realize their potential through all yoga has to offer.

Julie trained with Siva Power Yoga in Wichita, KS where she earned her 200 hour certification and has continued her education through Corepower Yoga. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University and Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Kansas City Kansas Community College. She has been working in the field of health and fitness for 10 years with experience in personal and group training, yoga, athletic performance, and rehabilitation.