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300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

The Namaste 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is a combination of intensive study, hands-on practice, and deep inquiry allowing you to refine your vision and take your teaching to the next level.

Craft your professional career with guidance from the Bay Area’s most seasoned and successful yoga teachers. Our 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training faculty members each carry a unique perspective and expertise resulting in a balanced and detailed training experience.

Learn in both large and small group settings and expect one-on-one attention and feedback. Our instructors will help you articulate your beliefs and style into a teaching methodology that is authentically yours.

Whether you just finished your 200 hour training or have been teaching for years, this program will present new possibilities within the yoga and wellness community. Enhance your existing skill set and stand out as a knowledgeable and qualified leader.

Join us this year and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of expert yoga teaching.

Our program will cover all of the topics essential to refining your skills and cultivating your career:

  • Deep study of classical texts and philosophy, with discussions of modern applications
  • Precision in alignment principles, verbal and hands-on cueing
  • A deepened understanding of human anatomy and how various body types experience asana
  • How to sequence with purpose and develop curriculum
  • Hours of practice teaching with feedback
  • Building community and a student base
  • Assistance in developing business strategies and marketing materials to build your brand

Program Structure

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher TrainingOur training is comprised of multiple layers of learning that weave together into a customizable experience. The bulk of the program will take place over the course of 10 months. This includes the Core Module, which is the foundation of the program, as well as weekly classes with the core faculty. You will have 6 months beyond the close of the Core Module to complete 60 hours of electives, allowing you to specialize your teaching and design your focus as an instructor.

The 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training meets Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-7pm at Namaste Berkeley.
The full training runs from February 9 – December 8, 2019.

60 hours required
Price, dates and times depend on the programs you select
Please find more information here.

Observe 12 classes from Namaste teachers

Attend a weekly public class with the core faculty.
Unlimited yoga is included in the price of the training.

300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher TrainingAbby Tucker, Lead Instructor.
As a teacher, Abby creates an atmosphere of keeping it real while challenging students to their highest potential in the moment. She speaks from the authentic place of her own heart’s experience and is renowned for her unique ability to make the practices of yoga pertinent to the full spectrum of life experiences. Her classes are a profound and authentic offering of dynamic alignment, embodied flow, and skillful refinement. Students are encouraged to work diligently while honoring their own boundaries. Abby believes in empowering students through deep inquiry and skillful application of a pulsation of dynamic alignment principles.  Each asana class also includes the essential grounding practices of pranayama and meditation.
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher TrainingVickie Russell Bell, Lead Instructor.
Vickie has been studying yoga since 1990 and began teaching in 1994 in Ohio. Her teaching style emphasizes body awareness, alignment, and the integration of mindfulness and ease in Hatha yoga practice and daily life. Vickie sees yoga as a direct way to manipulate the nervous system in a world full of stimulation and stress. Her intention is to help her students to increase their level of daily awareness and consciousness, so that they might begin to unearth the Truth of who they really are.She is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio Advanced Training Program and a certified “Relax and Renew Trainer” through Judith Lasater’s accredited program. Vickie is also on the core faculty for the Advanced Training Program at PYS.
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher TrainingAda Lusardi
Ada Lusardi’s classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Through the use of compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, Ada’s teachings challenge and refine one’s yoga practice, regardless of age or ability. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes and retreats throughout California’s Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate, and faculty member, of The Berkeley Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, a long time student of Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and a perennial student of yoga and life.
Melina Meza
Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, where she deepened her interest in the world of whole foods nutrition, and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda.  While attending Bastyr, she found what her body, mind, and spirit had been waiting for—yoga. From her very first class in 1993, she have never stopped exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual practices passed down from the ancient sages. Yoga has been the “launching pad”—as her teacher Gary Kraftsow describes it—that has rocketed her into a life journey of cultivating the disciplines necessary to gain insight and wisdom integral to being healthy, compassionate, and radiant, as well as how to share those gifts with others.


Core Module: $3,400 by Nov 1 / $3,650 by Jan 8 / $3,850 after Jan 8
Electives paid a la carte.
Payment plans and scholarships are available – please find more information here.


Please complete our application to begin the process of enrolling in the Namaste 300 Hour Professional Teacher Training. Our program coordinator will follow up with you to answer all of your questions.


Prior completion of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. If you are RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance, you will be able to add our 300 hour certificate to gain RYT 500 status.

Actively teaching during the training is encouraged, if you are not already doing so.

*Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before January 8, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $250 processing fee. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER JANUARY 8, 2019.