300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Philosophy

Now you are ready to immerse yourself in the practice of yoga


The program works with three main components: retreats, practicums and mentorship.

Each section is handcrafted with the depth of a traditional study but expanded into a modern approach.

The program ingredients are symbiotic and independent — you can start the program at any time with the same results. 


The Living Energy Immersion Program manifested so that the modern student and teacher can integrate yogic philosophy where it counts – living fully!

Retreats impart a full immersion into a living yoga practice. The process works from within and is modeled after years of study accumulated by living with a teacher in a traditional manner. Simply – a retreat from your day-to-day and an immersion into yoga.

Here you will also interact with a broad spectrum of practitioners in an authentic community.

This enhanced curriculum for practitioners and teachers is a cultivated space full of invaluable tools on manipulation of physical and energetic systems – the power of yoga!

There are two retreats per year.

       Fire of Purification, offered in the spring – develop that burn for living, initiating the fire within.

       Journey to Self, offered in the fall – embracing the journey to that initial inquiry, your relationship to consciousness.

Starting with a retreat initiates your study into the Living Energy Program.

Practicums, offer dedicated points of time to capture the authentic study experience while weaving the practices into life!

A specific sadhana – a detailed self-practice relating to energy – is initiated in each practicum and extended throughout the course of a year. This creates authenticity in tradition with accountability for the individual. The sadhana becomes crucial for authentic, experiential yoga and brings practical, livable knowledge into a cultivated personal study.

The beauty of these practicums is cultivated in the live lecture, personal attention and online course material and how they integrate energetic and biophysical systems in a clear, functional way.

The two practicums are named after and follow the retreats. Paired with the mentorship, they carry you into an informed and strong, personal practice — think of these as time-release, portable curriculum.

The Practicums are included in the tuition of the retreat.

There is one mentorship per year.

The Song Within Mentorship, is the true key to an impactful integration of yoga and it is necessary in transmitting knowledge and energy of the yogic tradition.

Of all the segments, this is the most independent portion — The main ingredient is you! Through the study of sacred texts, journals and mentorship calls each journey is unique. You learn the art of practice and teaching to bring your self into the world through living.

Together, in a traditional approach to completely craft the most in-depth yoga practice for you — we lift the veil to go beyond collective community experience and self-study into an integral immersion of self-awareness!


  • Sadhana for awareness of one’s own potentiality

  • Purusharthas and their role in yogic thought

  • Mantra theory with relationship to daily living

  • Nadi, chakra, bandha theory

  • Mantra and asana accessed through energy

  • Kriya, mudra, kosha and physiology

  • Asana and pranayama for practical use and energetic assessment

  • Pranavidya and prana shakti development

  • Learn to assess energy in asana and pranayama

  • Sacred texts; traditional and modern approach to the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika and various samhitas

  • in-depth study of samkya, yoga as well as orthodox and unorthodox schools of thought


Fire of Purification Retreat                                

  • Malayasia — February 22-February 29, 2020

Journey to Self Retreat 

  • Vermont — September 9-September 15, 2019

SONG WITHIN MENTORSHIP                                

Total Retreat Cost: $3500 Per Retreat Immersion

  •    Super Early Bird (2 months before training begins): $2850 *save $550

  •    Early Bird (one month before training begins):  $3250 *save $250

Total Mentorship Cost: $1650 Per Retreat Immersion

All prices include a $1000 non-refundable deposit required upon registration. Full tuition must be paid before the beginning of the program.

Applications for payment plans are accepted. Details are determined on an individual basis.

A completed application is required for each retreat immersion.

Included in your total tuition: 300 hours of accredited Yoga Alliance study provided by Hathavidya. Let's begin!

Contact teachyoga@hathavidya.com for a phone interview and establish the best path for you!


The Living Energy Program provides a network of support through practice and study in the Hathavidya approach — the knowledge of the physical self to attain control of the mental self or raja yoga.

Hathavidya supports you in building a teaching career through providing regular availability to online attendance of regular 200 hour programming — always good to refresh our understanding of the basics.

Practicums are also available when enrolled in continued study to repeat all absolutely free while enrolled in the program.

All course material and texts will be provided by Hathavidya and is included in tuition price.

You can access the director’s blog which is full of valuable resources on yoga and philosophy. It’s a must read!

The Retreat portion of the program includes meals and accommodations. Transportation is not included in the immersion or any other course. Check-in for the retreat is 3:00 PM on the first day and ends at 10:00 AM on the last day.

The Mentorship can be taken independent of the Living Energy course. Schedule your session here.

Journals — part of the mentorship — must be handed in monthly. This allows for feedback on your process and support for you as you move through energetic practices and perspective shifts.