One weekend per month, February – November 2020

Open to all yoga instructors who hold a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate through a National Yoga Alliance approved school.

To Apply

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Application

Please fill out the digital 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Application by clicking on the highlighted link above.

What makes this 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training different?

For over twenty one years Christina Alexa, founder of the Abhyasa Yoga Institute, has been teaching yoga and practicing energy healing. Her studies with world renowned leaders in the field of yoga, combined with her own personal practice and study, have helped to shape the AYI Yoga Teacher Trainings. First exposed to yoga at the age of eight through her grandmother, Christina began regular practice at the age of fifteen. Now at fifty-one her own personal study does not stop. Having facilitated Yoga Teacher Trainings as a senior instructor since 2001, and led Abhyasa Yoga Institute trainings for over a decade, Christina has also participated as a student in over nine Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200, 500 and 800 levels with instructors such as Yoga Amrit Desai, founder of the Kripalu Center and the Amrit Institute, Rolf Gates Vinyasa Yoga, (500 and 800 hour trainings with) Sri Dharma Mittra and more.

In addition to the passionate infusion of bhakti, hatha and raja yoga in Christina’s teaching style, the AYI Trainings are also enhanced by her tandem, life-long study of energy medicine and healing as well as shamanic / elemental work. Christina holds a five-year training in energy medicine, has studied anatomy and cranial sacral work with Ellen Heed, is a Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher Trainer, a Keeper of the Sweat Lodge and much more. She is a gifted energy healer and energy reader. The combination of a lifetime study of yoga with a lifetime study of energy medicine and intuitive healing makes the Abhyasa Yoga Institute Trainings very powerful and entirely unique.

Meet our Staff

The Abhyasa Yoga Institute Senior Teaching Staff is comprised of a dedicated and passionate group of individuals committed to their own self growth and development as well as to their service in the world through their own respective fields. Larrisa Taylor of Taylor Chiropractic in Conway, NH spearheads our anatomy trainings. Leslie Judice (aka Dancing Ganesha) animates our philosophy. She also happens to be the owner of an amazing restaurant in the Lakes Region of NH, Tavern 27. Ashley Walker is a senior assistant as well as Cassandra Reale who is also a co-founder of our international Apana Retreats. Lani Voivod, a senior teacher in our trainings, is also a co-founder of the annual Live in Love Retreat on Sandy Island.

The Premise

The premise of the AYI Trainings is self-mastery on all levels, held within a two-fold promise of Adhikara, meaning studentship, and Abhyasa, meaning sustained practice. The teacher must never stop embodying the competence and readiness to be the student, and must always recognize that only through sustained practice can we expect self-mastery. We must first and foremost be willing to take full responsibility for ourselves on all levels in order to initiate a healthy and balanced relationship with our personal power and to foster a sense of purpose and connection. Once achieved, we recognize that we are ready to serve others through both example and by providing a mirror to others of their own gifts. As we excavate who we are not and discover our own inner gems, we are better able to hold others with neutrality and compassion and to shine our light onto the gems they hold within themselves, so that they can be validated and seen.

Become a Yoga Shaman

The AYI 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a continuation and deepening of the AYI 200 Hour Foundational YTT. Students who attend the AYI 300 Hour YTT who have not taken the AYI 200 Hour program will benefit from exposure to the AYI 200 Hour YTT manual and review, which is included in this 300 Hour program. In the 200 Hour program student teachers study the traditional 8 Limbs of yoga with special emphasis on the yamas and niyamas, yoga philosophy, anatomy, energetic anatomy with special emphasis on the chakra system (as a method for personal mapping, wellness and healing), ethics, teaching methodology, business and much more. Transformation happens in these trainings through the practical, not conceptual, application of the authentic teachings of yoga.

The work is real.

The Nuggets of the 300 Hour Training

While it is not necessary to to have an advanced asana practice in order to attend the 300 Hour AYI Yoga Teacher Training program, it is important to have a willingness to study deeply and gain a thorough understanding of the stages of asana. It is also important to practice with concentration and cultivate the energy of possibility in your own body and mind. The 300 Hour program requires sustained daily practice and study of intermediate-advanced asana including in-depth posture clinics that address:

• Correct form and technique
• Stages of asana including modifications and advanced variations
• Safe technical assists
• Teaching methodology
• Advanced study of the chakra system as it relates to each asana on the physical and emotional levels
• The technical / intuitive eye: reading body language both structurally and emotionally

The AYI 300 Hour YTT program involves in-depth study of yoga philosophy, including regular animated group discussion as well as practical application of yogic concepts. As part of an experiential and academic understanding of the subtle levels of divine circuitry and our connection with the natural world, and in tandem with our deepening study of asana and philosophy, anatomy and the subtle levels, teachers are guided to develop a refined relationship with their personal guidance system and their unique intuitive nature.

Additionally, a strong component of the AYI 300 Hour YTT is group dynamics. Christina is a master of reading group energy and facilitating healing. The AYI Method is a complex study of energetic dynamics, cohesive self-study, core personal work and intuitive development. 300 Hour Teacher Trainees are encouraged to use their personal practice as a tool to help assimilate the deeper levels of personal transformation that this training provides. Ample forum for group discussion and process is always provided.

Earth-based Teachings

The study of yoga begins with the present moment, in the vessel of the body. We discover the secrets and decode the mystery of the yogic path from the inside-out, not the outside-in. Through asana and pranayama practice, various forms of meditation and chanting, study of energetic hygiene and intuitive development and more, we cleanse and purify the body, emotional body, mind and spirit. In addition to these practices students are exposed to elemental / shamanic techniques to help re-establish connection with the natural world, of which we are a part.

While not part of the actual 300 Hour YTT curriculum hours, sweat lodges and earth-based studies including a short vision quest are offered as a method of purification and connection to assist us in our transformational journey.

Are you ready? Become more fully YOU by facing who you are not and truly discovering the connected self.

To Apply

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Application

Please fill out the digital 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Application by clicking on the highlighted link above.


Regular Rate: $4,750.00

EARLY BIRD RATE: $4,250 when paid in full by 11/1/2019

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AYI 200 Hour YTT graduates: $3995.00

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