Yoga Teacher Training programs, also known as YTT, can differ in duration, quality, and cost. Nowadays, students interested in YTT do not need to look for training nearby to become certified teachers. YTT programs are now offered online and in-person, and both are approved ways to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) by Yoga Alliance. As long as the school or studio is a member of the Yoga Alliance and teaches from an approved curriculum, students can receive their certifications in person or online.
A 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training is an advanced training for yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training previously. Once students graduate from their 300-hour YTT, they can then register as 500-hour yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance. Registered yoga teachers who completed an additional 300 hours of training hold the title RYT 500. Some studios may offer a combined YTT for 200 and 300 hours, directly continuing on from no certification to an advanced yoga teacher certification.
When searching for yoga teacher training near your location, keep in mind that it no longer has to happen in-person to be approved. Regardless of where you live, you may become an RYT as long as you have access to the internet and find an approved YTT.
300-hour YTT is slightly more expensive than 200-hour YTT because it adds more hours of training, practice, and lectures. However, when it comes to affordability, authenticity, and accessibility, My Vinyasa Practice in Austin, TX offers both online and in-person YTT. It’s approved by Yoga Alliance and qualifies graduates to register as 200, 300, and 500-hour registered yoga teachers after completing their coursework. Their 300-hour yoga teacher training includes traditional classes such as advanced asana, pranayama, sequencing, assisting, teaching methodology, anatomy & physiology, philosophy, and ethics. It also incorporates specialized yoga modalities such as Nidra, Yin and Prenatal as well as dive into how to teach Trauma-Informed and Adaptive Yoga, as well as an introduction to Ayurveda. My Vinyasa Practice even offers bundles where you can receive the 200hr or 300hr YTT with an additional certification in Mindfulness Coaching Certification or Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification. As you can see, their offerings are plenty, and you can specialize in any of the categories that interest you the most. Some people question why MVP’s YTT is so affordable compared to others. The answer is simple. The founder of MVP, Michelle Young, is passionate about yoga and sharing her yogic knowledge with people from around the globe. Unlike other online YTT, this program is also personable, you will have support, live lectures, and study groups all while learning at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. Don’t worry about having to start at a certain date or working around deadlines, MVPs online YTT can be accessed whenever it fits in your schedule. These are just a few of the perks when it comes to 300 Hour YTT near me. Comparable, local, in-person YTT, is not only overpriced, it also only takes place on weekends, over the course of 10-12 months. I’d much rather learn on my own time during weekdays or weekends, and without having to deal with traffic. So, even though Austin, TX is nowhere near my location, I find MVP offers the best 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training nearby because it’s offered online.
I completed my first (200-hour) YTT locally in 2018 and it was a nice experience but it cost a small fortune. Aside from that, I had to commit to studying, practice, and learning on full weekends, while missing out on family fun. I don’t regret it though, because now I have completed both in-person and online YTT, and both have their benefits and drawbacks.
In other places, a 300 Hour YTT runs between $4000-$5000 while MVP offers their online YTT for less than $1000. By signing up with MVP’s online 300-hour YTT, I was able to complete my advanced YTT and more than half of my Yoga Therapy training for the same cost as a local 300 Hour YTT. You will enjoy meeting the founder and all of MVP’s friendly staff in their beautiful home base location. Another option is to sign up for online YTT but attends an occasional training in-person to have a mixed training experience. The possibilities are endless with MVP, and all of its members will help you make your YTT experience as memorable as possible.
Don’t just take my word for it; if you’re still unsure which 300-hour YTT near you is best, contact MVP or try their free online yoga offerings to get a sense of their teaching style.
I began taking an online Yoga Nidra course with MVP and then fell in love with its mission and offerings. Following my Yoga Nidra Certification, I completed their online 300-hour YTT which easily transferred into MVP’s IAYT-accredited Yoga Therapy Certification. Now that I am a certified Yoga Therapist or C-IAYT, I can happily say I am proud to be alumni of MVP.