Advanced 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training


Have you been looking to refine your skills as a teacher?  Does holding space for individuals while teaching a class get you curious?  Are you looking for a nourishing community of teachers to share with?  

Then get ready to take the next step in your teaching path.

Why embark on an advanced 300-hour TT?

The opportunity to explore the practice and teachings of yoga at this level will advance your personal growth and potential as a teacher.  This in-depth training will expand your view of yoga through different lenses of practice.  As a student of this program, you’ll be mentored under the guidance of  Jade Skinner, RYT-500 of Sacred Jade Yoga, and an incredible staff of teachers.  Be empowered through this life-changing yoga immersion with curiosity, and compassion.  Prepare for a profound experience that will elevate you from a pedestrian asana teacher to a master yoga instructor!

What exactly is an advanced 300-hour YTT?

An advanced 300-hour TT is layering onto the foundational concepts and understanding of what encompasses the practice and teachings of yoga beyond the 200-hour level.  A 300-hour TT prepares you to use more critical thinking in the techniques and principles of yoga, moving from the gross to the subtle.  Sacred Jade Yoga 300-hour TT is carefully curated to support the development of your skills as a teacher and student of yoga.  This 300-hour TT will refine your understanding of the Art and Science of Yoga by unpacking it layer by layer.

If your mind is even more curious, commit to the next step that will take you deeper.  The door for you to expand your knowledge and skills in yoga is now open!  Save your space and apply today! 

Sacred Jade Yoga is an accredited school RYS 300 with Yoga Alliance. 

"Very insightful and 100% worth it..."

“When I started taking classes with Jade, I could tell that Yoga isn't just a movement practice for her.  It's a lifestyle.  She embodies the practice of yoga.  She embodies the principles of yogic philosophy.  I really liked her teaching style.  She's very disciplined.  Very into anatomy, and not just the shapes and the movements in the asana practice.  Her classes felt very holistic and well rounded.  There's the physical aspect, obviously, the movement, but there was also the philosophical, the anatomical, and the spiritual.  I really connected with all of that.” ~ Maria White

Benefits of choosing this course

Gain more insight

Delve into the intricacies and power of the yoga tradition. Learn how the practice of yoga works to enhance your life and deepen your connection to everything in and around you.

Expand your knowledge

Discover how the Ashtanga method influences other yoga styles. Explore the complexity and wonder of the human body, and study the ancient wisdom and history of yoga. 

Develop teaching style

Cultivate the skills and confidence to guide others, and hold safe space for your students. Unlock your voice, learn how to read the room, and hone your style as a teacher.

300hr Yoga Teacher Training
300hr Yoga Teacher Training

What you'll learn

  • Best Practices: The focus here is how to productively discern in the student-teacher relationship with intuitive insight. Students who do consistent-structured practice tend to be easier to gauge vs students of a non-structured practice. Best practices is about inquiring into the subtleties of change within a practice while empowering the student to tap into their own inner teacher. As your intuition refines with time and experience, so does this skill set in space holding.
  • Extensive History of Yogic Philosophy: Expand your knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga through the different lens throughout history and applying critical thinking to various commentaries.
  • Advanced Anatomy and Biomechanics: The more you know about the body, its makeup and how it functions, the more tools you have to guide others and yourself safely.  Explore how to apply this knowledge to Asana.
  • Ayurveda Philosophy:  The science of life. Deepen your knowledge of this ancient living system of health and wellness. Explore Ayurveda's philosophy practices on yoga.
  • Living Your Yoga: Learn how to bring your yoga practice off your mat and into daily life.Instead of focusing on shutting the mind off, you’ll learn how to direct the mind to places that cultivate stillness in thought and reaction.
  • Subtle Body: Stirha Sukham Asanam "the seat of the asana is held with steadiness, comfort and ease".  This is where we bridge the gap between yoga's physical practice, pranayama meditation, and Nidra.
  • Sanskrit: Sanskrit was the language spoken at the birth time of yoga. When spoken it can have a profound affect on the brain and consciousness. The symbolism behind each asana has more depth in the Sanskrit language than the English translation.  Awaken the throat and third eye chakra with learning the pronunciation, and understanding of terms through sutras, japa and mantras.  
  • Multi-level Teaching: Grow your skill set in teaching yoga through observation, inclusive language, accessible cueing, rules of modifications and productive demoing. Making people feel comfortable in their individual body while moving through a practice of self-discovery is what we are aiming for. 
  • Assists: Before offering an adjustment it is important to know when, where, what, how, and why you are doing it to begin with. To understand the nature of an assist and how to apply it to a student,  the teacher should have a good experience physically, of actually doing the asana. Followed by an understanding of the quality of the asana and the "intention" behind it. The more anatomical knowledge you have about the body, the better you will be at kinesthetically assisting the student in their journey of understanding themselves and the practice.
  • The Business of Yoga: Do you want to grow your career as a part-time or full-time Yoga Teacher? This section of the training will focus on how to build your business, smart marketing, niche vs mainstream, creating an LLC, working as an employee vs IDC, and more.
Yoga Teacher Training, Sacred Jade Yoga

Why do a teacher training with Jade? 

  • Jade Skinner has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years. She lives what she teaches and practices what she shares.   
  • Her teaching style has deep roots within the Ashtanga Yoga lineage.  
  • Jade encourages curiosity, consistency and self-challenge
  • You'll not only learn about the tradition, rituals, disciplines, theory and philosophy of practice, you’ll also learn about modern day approach and the practicality of it all.  
  • Jade offers subtle reminders to encourage her students to be open, non-judging and maintain presence.
  • Students who study with Jade gain more knowledge of the practice of yoga and walk away feeling confident in what they're practicing. 
  • All of her learning platforms invite open discussion, shared experiences, reflection, group work, observation and application.

"Jade is one of yoga's best kept secrets..."

“Jade is hands down one of the best kept secrets in the yoga world. She has incredible integrity, fierce grace and undeniable standards. She will encourage your highest self in every pose and every breath. She taught me vital fundamentals to grow my practice as well as inspires me to reach higher, go deeper and expand bigger on and off the mat. Not only my practice but my entire life has improved beyond words due to how she teaches.” ~ Michelle Sorro

What a typical day looks like

To be honest, there are no typical days! Every day is different and enriching in its own right, and that’s the beauty of the training. However, there is a general structure that we follow, which you can see below:

Schedule:

  • Friday 5:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday/Sunday 9:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm (Zoom)

Location:

The Body Electric Yoga Company
3015 7th Street North,

St. Petersburg
FL 33712

Sample day:

  • 2hr – Practice/Pranayama/Meditation
  • 1hr – Lunch
  •  2-3hr – Lecture/Labs: Anatomy and Physiology, Holding Space, Safe and Intelligent Assists, Special Populations
  • 2hr - Student-Teacher: applied learning applications and skill sets
  • 5:30pm Wednesday Evenings – This time and space will be reserved for philosophy lectures, advanced Ayurveda, & pranayama practice. 

2025 Advanced 300hr YTT 

 Accepting Applications beginning May - Dec 1, 2024

Join for a 9-month life changing yoga immersion from Feb 2025– Oct 2025
(1x weekend/month in-person + 3 Wednesdays/month via zoom)

Weekend 1

  • Feb 7, 8, 9, (12, 19, 26 - zoom)

Weekend 2

  • Mar 7, 8, 9, (12, 19, 26 - zoom)

Weekend 3

  • Apr 4, 5, 6, (9, 12, 16 - zoom)

Weekend 4

  • May 2, 3, 4, (7, 14, 21 - zoom)

Weekend 5

  • Jun 13, 14, 15, (11, 18, 25 - zoom)

Weekend 6

  • Jul 11, 12, 13, (16, 23, 30 - zoom)

Weekend 7

  • Aug 8, 9, 10, (13, 20, 27 - zoom)

Weekend 8

  • Sept 19, 20, 21, (10, 17, 24 - zoom)

Weekend 9

  • Oct 3, 4, 5 - Graduation Weekend

Zoom Dates (Feb-Apr)

  • Feb 12, 19, 26
  • Mar 12, 19, 26
  • Apr 9, 12, 16

Zoom Dates (May-Jul)

  • May 7, 14, 21
  • Jun 11, 18, 25
  • Jul 16, 23, 30

Zoom Dates (Aug-Oct)

  • Aug 13, 20, 27
  • Sept 10, 17, 24
  • Oct N/A
This training program is 70% in-studio where all teaching techniques and practicum, posture clinics, specialty workshops, anatomy, group chanting, are taught. The other 30% of the program is held on Zoom's virtual platform.  The virtual sessions are for Philosophy, Ayurveda, Virtual Teaching Techniques, Lectures, and Q&A discussions.  Full details along with pre-reading material will be announced to accepted applicants. Training manuals, mat rentals and props rentals are included with tuition.  All other books and materials are to be purchased by the student in training. Transportation, accommodations, meals and drinks are not provided by Sacred Jade Yoga or host studio.

Your investment

$

3,999

Earlybird: Save $500 

$999 deposit + $3,000 balance

Full tuition paid by Dec 1, 2024
NON-TRANSFERABLE & NO REFUNDS

"Nothing short of life changing..."

“Jade is an incredibly dedicated, industrious, knowledgeable, and capable individual with a heart of gold. I took my 200 hr teacher training with her and it was nothing short of life changing. Jade strikes a beautiful balance of intensity and compassion in her teaching and training. Jade leaves room for self-adjustment, flexibility, and discovery while also advocating for consistency, discipline, and self-challenge. One of the things I most admire about Jade is her belief in every single one of her students – if you decide to embrace her as a teacher, she will meet you where you’re at 100% of the time, help you to grow, and wish you the best.” ~ Mitchell Kuhn

Sound interesting?

Before you apply, take a moment to consider these prerequisites

  • All applicants must have completed a 200-hour YTT and show proof of certification.  
  • One year of consistent daily practice or teaching experience is required. 

Ready to take the next step?

I encourage you to fill out this form in one single, thoughtful session to write from your instinct, rather than overthink the questions. I’ll follow up with you after I receive your application.
The deadline for 300hr 2025 submission is December 1, 2024.
In addition, please print, sign and return your liability waiver: 

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Describe yourself in 5 words
  • How many times do you practice per week and for how many hours?
  • List all previous trainings, workshops, intensives, etc.
  • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, restorative, etc.
  • If yes, for how long?
  • If yes, please describe the pranayama techniques you practice and the amount of time dedicated
  • Strengths, weaknesses, what you’re currently working on
  • Describe your eating routine (vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, carnivore, omnivore), health practices, exercise routines/activities, beliefs
  • Including current medications, recent surgeries, ailments, injuries, limitations, therapy, abuse, depression, addictive behavior, eating disorders, etc. Indicate whether your conditions may result in temporary absences and/or early withdrawals from this course. Please note that any difficult times you’ve gone through make you more relatable to students who have their difficult times as well
  • E.g. mental health, physical health, family, job, vacation
  • This training is deeply rooted into the heart of Ashtanga yoga, which is very structured in practice and sequencing. Students will also learn other modalities of yoga in practice and theory for variety and understanding
  • E.g. anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda, physical practice, etc.
  • This is a Foundational Program to teach and provide you with the tools necessary to begin your journey as a student first, teacher second. Understand that it takes more than 200hrs to become skilled at the art of teaching yoga
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.