300 Hour Teacher Training



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RYS 300 HourProgram Details

The Thrive 300-Hour Training balances old world understanding of yoga with the explosion and expansion of what yoga is today. The training at Thrive blends the technicalities of teaching yoga with training other healing modalities that we have seen move people to freedom, health and happiness.  The Thrive 300-Hour Training also includes Reiki 1&2 Certification. 

The Teacher Training Program focuses on teaching and assisting skills for Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga; Pranayama and Meditation.  Students can apply for the Thrive 300-hour training after completing a valid 200-hour certification from any style of yoga school.  Thrive Training framework:

  • Training is held (10) Weekends (Sat/Sun 9:00am-5:00pm) and (18) Wednesday evenings (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Apprenticeship and In-Class Assisting (45 hours) at Thrive Yoga scheduled according to each trainee’s availability
  • Apprenticeship in teaching Privates including student intake and planning a private for special conditions
  • Apprenticeship in planning and teaching Workshops. 
  • Project: 60 hours of Independent Study
  • Observations: (3) observations of workshops/classes


Professional Teaching Skills
  • Refresh and deepen your own yoga practice and teaching
  • Learn to teach advanced poses, preparatory poses and sequences
  • Learn to seamlessly weave philosophy and the energetic qualities of practice with asana
  • Techniques to teach to the individual student in a group class
  • Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
  • Learn to integrate the 8 limbs of yoga with asana sequences
  • Learn to teach advanced Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Mudra
  • Lab and practice in the art of cueing and weaving pranayama with asana
  • Practice and study in: Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yin, Aerial Yoga; Tibetan Heart Yoga
  • Learn to create workshops including developing themes, timing and formats, lectures and asana
  • Advanced topics in sequencing
  • Practice techniques for proficiency in private yoga sessions
  • Full course in Hands-on Adjustments for more than 50 yoga poses
  • Reiki Certification Level 1 & 2
  • The New Navigation Course-The Integration of the research and experiential understanding of the Conscious and Subconscious Mind; Human Biology; Quantum Physics to live the life you desire in health, wealth and happiness   
  • Formal Apprenticeship at Thrive Yoga
  • Teaching Assessments and Mentorship
  • Practice teaching via demonstration, correction and feedback
  • Practice hands-on adjustments
  • Bring your teaching experiences into the classroom.  Try new sequences, move beyond your comfort zone to become an amazing inspired teacher.
  • Learn how to evaluate individual students and create specialized yoga programs for Private Yoga Sessions (one-on-ones)
300 Hour Teacher Training Fee:

Early bird Fee (SAVE $400): 

$375 Nonrefundable Deposit with Application and $2825 due July 15, 2018

Regular Fee:

$375 Nonrefundable Deposit with Application and $3225 due August 15, 2018

Payment Plan Options:

$375 Nonrefundable Deposit PLUS (6) payments of $570 due July-January


Payment plan dates are:

July 15, August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, December 15

An Application must be submitted with deposit.  We will charge your deposit after your acceptance into the training program ONLY.

One work-trade position is available.  For more information, send an email to susan@thriveyoga.com and include your resume and details about your yoga experience.


300 Hour Training Dates

Sept 2018- Mar 2019

FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.  Email: susan@thriveyoga.com to be put on waitlist and to get information about 2019 training.


Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm: 
Sept 26 | October 3, 10, 17 | Nov 7, 14, 28 | Dec 5, 12,19 | Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 | Feb 13, 20, 27

| Mar 6


Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00am-5:00pm 
Sept 29-30 | Oct 27-28 | Nov 17-18 | Dec 1-2, 22 | Jan 6, 12-13, 26-27
Feb 23-24 | Mar 2-3, 23, 24




300 DC area yoga teachers have graduated from Thrive Teacher Trainings

"You (Susan Mondi) have a special gift for teaching!  You are able to convey the process and rationale for pose positioning with an energetic calmness." Deb

"Thrive is a wonderful place to learn.There is a genuine effort to make the learning experience both relevant and relatable. Thrive offers many kinds of yoga and welcomes many kinds of teachers. Susan Mondi is both supportive and uplifting.  I only wish that I could do it all again." Mara

"I've learned that the practice doesn't always have to be asana.  I think this is what has changed most in my life- learning how much the other 8 limbs of yoga create the whole." Christine

"The 300-Hour Training is rich and deep.  Each time our group met, we learned so much about teaching yoga, our own journey and how to connect to each other." Ally