300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Cleveland, OH, USA

Sara Syed
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Aug 28, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023
Group size: 5 - 12
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Cleveland, OH, USA

Sara Syed
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Aug 28, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip



Satya Meditation and Yoga School's and The Studio Cleveland's 300-Hour Advanced Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training is a comprehensive, 7-month training program for serious students of yoga and meditation to take their knowledge and practice to deeper levels.  This program will help students foster a profound understanding and practical application of sadhana and spiritual life. 

Completion of this program will enable any RYT to register as a 500 RYT.

This course is designed for existing yoga teachers that seek to:

  • Deepen, revisit, re-build and enhance their yoga and meditation practices
  • Deepen their understanding of ancient yoga philosophy
  • Apply the concepts of yoga philosophy to improve overall quality of life
  • Build a strong, physical foundation and work towards new, advanced postures
  • Learn how to create dynamic, meaningful yoga and meditation classes, workshops, retreats and even trainings
  •  Deepen their understanding and practice of pranayama 
  • Refresh knowledge of alignment, adjustment, anatomy and philosophy in a focused, committed learning environment with professional and dedicated teachers and students
  • Deepen your personal practice along with senior teachers and long-term practitioners
  • Deepen understanding of subtle bodies including the koshas, chakras and doshas 
  • Develop their career as an advanced yoga and meditation teacher
  • Approach healing from a holistic standpoint, including using knowledge of lifestyle choices (diet, sleep schedule, etc.) to cultivate optimal wellbeing
  • Utilize Ayurvedic principles to prevent disease and improve health 
  • Develop along the path towards liberation of suffering 
  • Learn from advanced yoga teachers, meditation teachers, pranayama teachers, and other experts in the field 
  • Learn practical and professional skills from an established group of professional yogis to propel your career as a yoga teacher and wellness professional

Daily Sample Schedule 

**Schedule may vary 

8am – Meditation 
9am – Yoga Asana
10:45am - 12:15pm – Lunchbreak and/or take a yoga class
12:15pm - 2pm - Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics (Sample Subject)
2pm – Techniques, Training and Practice (Sample Subject)
4pm – Physical and Subtle (Chakras) Anatomy and Physiology (Sample Subject) 
5pm - Meditation

Course Dates

200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Cleveland, Ohio , at The Studio Cleveland

Fall/Winter 2022-2023
August 28
September 11, 18, 25 
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 19, 26 
March 5, 12, 19

Classes meet on SUNDAYS from 8am - 5pm
Lunch break from 10:45-12:30pm 

Course Content Overview

  • Origins & Sources of Yoga 
  • Foundational Philosophies
    • Samkhya
    • Advaita
    • Vedanta
    • Tantra 
  • Branches of Yoga
  • The Bhagavad Gita
    • Learn the Bhagavad Gita with a monk
    • Class led by Rishi Chidananda
  • The Yoga Sutras 
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga 
  • Ayurveda & Dosha-Balancing 
  • Yoga Mythology 
  • Yoga Concepts
    • Kleshas
    • Dharma
    • Sankalpa
    • Avidya
    • Asmita 
    • More  
  • Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy
    • Prana Vayus
    • Koshas
    • Chakras
    • More 
  • Techniques, Training & Practice
    • Breath
    • Pranayama
    • Mudras
    • Bandhas
    • Asanas
    • Sound
    • Meditation 
  • Ethics & Equity in Yoga Teaching
    • Inclusive & Accepting Word Choice
    • Cultural Appropriation 
    • Body Positivity & Teaching for Larger Bodies 
    • Inclusivity in Teaching 
      • Race 
      • Socioeconomic Status 
      • Student Ability 
  • Teaching Methodology & Presence 
  • Sequencing & Transitions 
  • Adapting for Student Needs
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga 
    • In terms of Chronic Pain and Conditions 
    • Working with Pain 
    • Back & Spinal Conditions 
    • Hip Issues 
    • Wrist Issues 
    • Knee & Feet Issues 
  • Yoga for Addiction & Mental Health 
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Teaching 
  • Injury Prevention & Healing 
  • Personal & Professional Development
    • Personal Development:
      • Introspection & Self-Study
      • Self-Care & Burn-Out 
      • Emotions & Self-Awareness
      • Boundaries 
    • Professional Development: 
      • Strategic Business Planning 
      • Building Revenue Streams
      • Sacred Mission & Vision 
      • Planning Workshops, Trainings and Retreats 
      • Marketing & Web-Design Intro 
      • The Abundant Mindset 
  • Practicum
    • Case Study 
    • Plan Speciality Workshop of Choice 
  • And so much more! 

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have the tools, skills, knowledge and experience necessary to create effective and meaningful yoga and meditation classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats.  In addition, you will have (re)developed a consistent and thorough daily sadhana (practice) of your own.  You will have developed an understanding of advanced yogic philosophies, practices techniques, teaching methodologies, communication skills, and more.  This will serve as a solid foundation for your continued professional growth and development as a leader in the spiritual community. 

Yoga Alliance Approved Curriculum

Advanced Techniques, Training & Practice

  • Study, practice, learn and teach advanced asanas, pranayama techniques, anatomy, yoga philosophy, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. 
  • Analytical and guided practice in how to teach these concepts will be received.
  • Expand your experience and utilize pranayama breathing to its greatest capabilities
  • Strengthen the theory and application of holistic healing through pranayama practices
  • Explore the principles of stress and anxiety reduction through therapeutic benefits of yoga and Ayurveda
  • Understand therapeutic essential(s) of Sanskirt mantra and sacred sound as music therapy

Advanced Teaching Methodology

  • Learn teaching styles, communication skills, group dynamics, time management, healthy boundaries, demonstration of yoga asanas, observation of bodies, assisting and adjusting and how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations. 
  • Discussion of students learning process
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Master holistic sequencing for your type and energetic efficiency
  • Establish yoga practices to help balance mental outlook, including improved understanding of the: sensory system, brain, mind, role of emotions
  • Refine asana learning for improved overall well-being
  • Assimilate yoga’s role in dealing with addiction, recovery, trauma, etc.
  • Help others sleep better with yoga nidra for relaxation and pain management
  • Learn restorative yoga practices 
  • Develop a personalized yoga model by learning how to modify yoga for the individual
  • Practice integrating meditation to purify the mind
  • Master methods for managing and improving a variety of conditions restoring and enhancing general health and wellbeing

Advanced Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Refine your knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). 
  • Study and apply the principles of human physiology and energetic anatomy principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
  • Deepen your understanding of anatomy related to functional physiology
  • Study traditional and energetic anatomy and physiology suitable for teaching advanced yoga
  • Develop practices focusing on mind-body solutions of subtle anatomy health
  • Apply advanced yoga methods for: muscles, bones, joints, cardiovascular, circulatory, respiratory, integumentary, immune, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, nervous, and endocrine systems
  • Understand the aging body, reviewing affected systems, physiology, psychology, social features
  • Applying yoga to address cognitive, emotional, and physiological symptoms associated with PTSD

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics as a Yoga Teacher 

  • Study yoga philosophies and traditional texts such as The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, Haṭhayoga Pradīpikā, and the Bhagavad-Gītā. 
  • Learn how to apply the 8 limbs of yoga to everyday life
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher/ student relationships and community, and understand the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (Sevā).
  • Learn holistic nutrition – explore the science of food and its relationship to health physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Incorporate an Ayurvedic diet for living consciously and compassionately
  • Advance your Ayurveda knowledge to help balance the Doshas and disorders related to Dosha imbalance
  • Apply philosophical wisdom from the sages and Bhagavad Gita
  • Study Vedic prayers and mantras that work in harmony with the greater web of life
  • Learn ethical application of yoga techniques in western health care system today
  • Refine cross-training techniques that serve yoga’s many paths to Spirituality

Advanced Yoga Practicum

  • Practice teaching, receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teach, assist students while someone else is teaching.
  • Students will also be required to complete a case study project and create and share a two-hour speciality workshop. 
  • Apply yoga skills in small groups
  • Become proficient in physical evaluations of clients and case monitoring to promote general good health and well-being
  • Cultivate a strong asana practice for optimal mind-body well-being
  • Design physical therapy sequencing to improve overall well-being, both physiological and physical benefits
  • Wellness workshop mentoring

The Business of Yoga

  • Build your brand through social media and modern marketing methods
  • Build your student following and understanding appropriate boundaries
  • Build community 
  • Yoga Alliance registry and membership
  • How to develop your niche and find your place in the world as a yoga teacher 
  • How to create a functional website 

  • How to host local and international retreats 
  • How to curate meaningful workshops 

  • Teach online classes
  • How to properly create a "yoga business;" including filing as a business, licenses, obtaining an EIN and business bank account, taxes 101 for yoga teachers 
  • Learn all of the best, time-tested trade methods from existing business owner and internationally-hosted yoga teacher, Sara Syed, owner of The Studio Cleveland

Tuition Options

Tuition Options:

  1. $3,950 - Early-Bird Discount - Tuition paid in-full before June 30, 2022. 
  2. $4,222 - Standard Tuition - Tuition paid in-full before August 28, 2022. 
  3. $4,444 - Payment Plan - Tuition paid in-full before graduation on March 19, 2023. 
  • $555 Deposit to reserve your spot in the course (non-refundable; goes towards total balance). 
  • Seven monthly payments of $555.55
  • Balance to be paid in full prior to graduation on March 19, 2023 or certificate will be withheld.  
  • If monthly payments are not completed you will be withdrawn from the course. 

Requirements for Participation

This program is designed for teachers who have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program.  You may attend this course without having completed a 200-hour YTT, but you will not be able to register as an RYT 300 or 500 without first completing an 200-hour YTT (either in-person or online).

Student Practicum: 50 Hours
Students are required to teach on their own to individuals or group classes, workshops and case studies using the new teaching methodologies learned throughout the program.

Books and Course Materials
Books and other course materials are not included with tuition.

Additional Responsibilities
In addition to the classroom hours and commitment of study time, students are expected to complete:

  • Homework assignments
  • Study guides
  • Final exam (open book)
  • Case study project
  • Create a website
  • Teach an online class
  • Design and teach a 2-hour speciality workshop​

Book List

Required Books:

  • Eastern Mind, Western Body - Anodea Judith
  • Yoga & Ayurveda - Dr. David Frawley 
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri. Swami Satchidananda  
  • Yoga Therapy - Mark Stephens 
  • ŸLight on Pranayama – BKS Iyengar
  • ŸLight on Life – BKS Iyengar

Recommended Books:

  • Yoga Body - Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T. 
  • Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar 
  • The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living through Yoga - Darren Main
  • The Subtle Body Coloring Book - Cyndi Dale & Richard Wehrman
  • The Bhagavad Gita - Introduction and Translated - Eknath Easwaran
  • The Living Gita - Sri. Swami Satchidananda
  • The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga - Amy Ippoliti & Taro Smith  
  • Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul - Sharon Gannon & David Life
  • Yogi Assignment - Kino Macgregor 
  • You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra 
  • The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield 

  • Myths of the Asanas - Alanna Kaivalya & Arjuna van Der Kooji 
  • Ayurveda The Science of Self Healing - Dr. Vasant Lad 
  • A Course in Miracles

Attendance & Participation

Students are required to attend 100% of scheduled class meeting times**.  Students are expected to not use their phones throughout the training.  Students are expected to remain present and attentive.  Students will arrive on-time for classes.  This is an interactive course and students are expected to participate in discussions.  Homework assignments and a volunteer project will be assigned during the course; the volunteer project will be completed during a scheduled class meeting time and homework is expected to be completed outside of the course.  Homework will be periodic.  Students will be required to track and record 100 practice hours (any style of yoga, including asana, meditation, seva, kirtan, jnana, pranayama, etc.). 100 Practice hours can be completed at our studio free of cost, or at a studio of your choice (you would be responsible for paying for out-of-studio costs), or at home.  The 100 practice hours requirement will be discussed more in person.  Students will also be required to practice teach for 50 hours outside of the course. 

**(Although 100% attendance is strongly recommended, we understand that life is real and things happen;  If there are any scheduling conflicts that arise during the course, discuss with the lead instructor, Sara Syed, as soon as possible to discuss modifications.  If you are running late, you are expected to inform Sara as soon as possible).   


To qualify for graduation, students will: 

  • Attend all classes
  • Be punctual for classes
  • Complete all assignments 
  • Complete case study project 
  • Teach speciality two-hour workshop
  • Tuition paid in-full ​

Cancellation Policy

We can refund your payment 100% up to one month prior to the course start date.  One month prior to the scheduled course start date, there will be no refunds issued.  

If for some reason you cannot complete the course, we can roll your payment over to be used for a future teaching training course at The Studio Cleveland 

**Please email info@thestudiocleveland.com with any questions and inquiries or call/text Sara at 440-429-6914

What’s included

  • Comprehensive Curriculum
    300 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Education
  • 300 Hour Certificate
    300-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Unlimited Yoga Classes
    Unlimited Access to Yoga Classes at The Studio Cleveland for the Duration of the Course
  • Teacher Training Manual
    300-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Manual
  • T-Shirt
  • Lifelong Memories
    Create Unforgettable Memories and make Lifelong Friendships with Like-Minded People.
  • Healing
    You will leave this program feeling lighter than when you started due to all of the meditation, chakra study, yoga asana practice and spiritual self-exploration we practice throughout the course.
  • Mentorship
    Sara Syed, E-RYT 700, lead teacher of this program, will be available for your professional and spiritual guidance for as long as you need her post-graduation.

What’s not included

  • Books
    See required books listed above

Available Packages

Early Bird (Paid-in-full before June 30)

Register and pay in-full before June 30, 2022 for our best tuition rate available - $3,950

$3,950 - Early-Bird Discount 

Deposit: $555
Standard (Paid-in-full before Aug 28)

$4,222 - Standard Tuition - Tuition paid in-full before August 28, 2022. 

Deposit: $500
Payment Plan (Paid-in-full by March 19)

Utilize our payment plan to make this training more accessible:

$4,444 - Payment Plan - Tuition paid in-full before graduation on March 19, 2023. 

  • $555 Deposit to reserve your spot in the course (non-refundable; goes towards total balance). 
  • Eight monthly payments of $486.13
  • Balance to be paid in full prior to graduation on March 19, 2023 or certificate will be withheld.  
  • If monthly payments are not completed you will be withdrawn from the course. 
Deposit: $555
Pre-paid Student

Chose this option if you have already made payment elsewhere such as check, Venmo, etc. 


Your Organizer

Sara Syed
33 reviews
Sara has been studying and practicing yoga since 2008, and completed dedicated her life to the spiritual path around 2012. Sara is a 500+ E-RYT instructor and Yoga School - an RYS200 & RYS300 accredited school through Yoga Alliance. Sara also holds her M.S in Education, B.S. in Psychology, and attends 10-day silent meditation retreats annually to continue her personal development. Sara has had over 500 students attend her trainings and retreats since 2019. She believes in honoring ancient wisdom to improve our modern living.


Embarking on a Yoga Teacher Training journey is a profound choice, transcending mere physical poses and ancient philosophies. It's an odyssey of self-discovery, vulnerability, and profound transformation. At The Studio Cleveland, under Sara's guidance, this journey becomes a sacred passage, marked by humility, kindness, and boundless wisdom. Sara's nurturing presence fosters an environment where growth flourishes, and barriers dissolve. With an open heart and mind, she curates an enriching curriculum, inviting esteemed guest speakers to illuminate the multifaceted dimensions of yoga. Each encounter becomes a stepping stone, guiding practitioners toward deeper understanding and personal evolution. Choosing Sara's YTT isn't just about learning; it's about manifesting a profound shift in your life's trajectory. Through this immersive experience, you'll forge connections with extraordinary individuals and unearth profound insights into your own existence. So, if you're contemplating this transformative journey, trust in the power of manifestation and let Sara's wisdom illuminate your path forward.
By Michelle B for Cleveland, OH: 200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training on Apr 12, 2024
This was such an amazing experience! This course really took me into a deeper understanding of yoga, its philosophies, and other branches that connect to it. We had guest teachers that took us through very informative sessions, and Sara was of course very knowledgeable and cared a lot about the students. She made everyone feel welcome and made yoga accessible. I met some wonderful people in the process and got to participate in some amazing discussions. I highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about obtaining their yoga certification. This was an unforgettable experience that gave me the confidence to teach classes without losing my own personality. Thank you, Sara and your team!
By Vanessa M for Cleveland, OH: 200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training on Apr 09, 2024
This was a great experience! Sara was excellent, constantly teaching nuances of meditation without using esoteric language. The hatha yoga sessions were great, but might be a bit fast paced for someone unfamiliar with the basic postures. The facilities were located in a beautiful setting, the staff was excellent, and the food was absolutely wonderful. Being silent for a few days was an interesting experience!
By Edward H for Southern Ohio: Fall Healing Silent Meditation & Yoga Nature Retreat on Nov 15, 2023
Sara hosted a fantastic retreat! It exceeded my expectations in every way and was exactly what I needed to hit the "reset button." The lodging was spacious and extremely comfortable. The food was incredible. The Yoga & Meditation sessions were super insightful and accessible to even the newest meditators. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an experience like this. Thanks again Sara!
By Joshua S for Southern Ohio: Fall Healing Silent Meditation & Yoga Nature Retreat on Oct 18, 2023
Amazing trip, and very well lead. Sara did a great job of leading us in meditations and yoga. The location itself was beautiful and just what was needed for a very introspective weekend. The food was AMAZING!!!! Chef Blake killed it, the whole retreat was great, but the food was probably my favorite part. Highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a nice detox from the digital world and looking for a nice reset.
By Dalton R for Southern Ohio: Fall Healing Silent Meditation & Yoga Nature Retreat on Oct 18, 2023
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