Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
300 Hour Teachers Training Program Policies
Requirements for TTP300 (Advanced Teacher Training) Certification:
Following are the graduation reqirements for the students enrolled in HYMC's Yoga Alliance (YA) registered TTP300 program. Certification form our TTP300 program qualifies a student for registration with YA as a RYT500 certified teacher. To register in the HYMC TTP300 program, a student should have completed TTP200 (200 hour) certification program from HYMC. Students who have completed a 200 hour program certification from another YA registered yoga school are required to complete Meditation I program before graduating in addition to the requirements below.
Advanced Hatha - I, II, & III
Hatha for persons with special needs
Prajayama Theory and Techniques
Yoga Philosophy - I, & II
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Sanskrit pronunciation (alphabet, Asanas, and Mantras)
Pranic body (Chakras, Subtle, and Causal Body)
Ayurveda - Introduction to science of long life
Attend one HYMTA annual retreat (16 contact hours)
Attend Elective Saturday Workshops at the center (25 contact hours)
Completion of Meditation level II classes at HYMC (9 hr).
Teaching yoga at HYMC
Monthly Sunday scripture study group (8 x 1.5 hr each)
Monthly Global Full Moon Meditation (8 x 1 hr each)
Quarterly HYMTA meetings (4 x 2 hr each)
Our founder, Sri Swami Rama, spoke of the importance of doing seva (selfless service) for one’s spiritual progress. HYMC is a non-profit organization that relies on its members for support by freely giving their time at the center. We felt that this should be an important part of the teachers training program. Therefore, sometime during the program you will be required to fulfill your seva to the Himalayan Lineage by giving 4 hours of your time. Please see the director for projects to complete the hours.
Initiation into Himalayan Tradition and receive a personal mantra, unless the student has already been initiated during TTP200 program.
Each student has up to two years to complete the TTP300 program. The certification from this program will qualify the student for Yoga Alliance’s RYT 300 registration.
New students can enroll in September of each year to register in the HYMC TTP300 program.
For an application, please contact HYMC at 847-221-5250.
The following are ways in which student can earn the remaining hours to accumulate a total of 200 hours.
Hours per class
Study Group (1st Sunday of the month) 1.5 hour
HYMTA Annual Retreat 16.0 hour
HYMC Workshops 2.0 to 4.0 hour
Exams are scheduled to be taken before the Teachers Training class begins. Students should arrive by 8:15 am. The exam will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Make up for missing the exam is on Sadhaka Sunday or next scheduled Teachers Training class.
Exam passing grade is 80%. If you do not meet the required percent then student has the opportunity to retake the exam.
If student has taken the exam twice and has not met the required grade. Student must repeat that particular class.
Students living within a 35 mile radius must take their Hatha classes at the center.
Delinquent in monthly payment: If student is more than one month delinquent; student will not be permitted to attend the training program until funds are paid up.
Evaluation of student log will take place 6 months after starting program. Completed log must be turned in the end of February.
Evaluation of readiness to graduate.
Fundamentals of Teaching
Neti Pot Cleansing
Centering – Limbering
Joint & Gland Exercises
Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
Forward Bending Postures
Backward Bending Postures
Leg Lifts and Abdominal
Strengthening, Inverted Postures
Teaching Special Groups:
Chair Yoga, Gentle Mat Yoga
How and When to Use Props
The Shat Kriyas
Hatha Yoga Exam
Science of Breath
The Five Major Pranas
Introduction to Meditation
Basics of Meditation, Mantra and its Practice,
Chakras, Nadis and Koshas
Science of Breath Exam
Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
Review of Yoga Sutras, Ashtanga Yoga, Karma and Kleshas
Shatkriyas, Bandhas, & Mudras
Yoga Anatomy I
Major Systems of the Human Body and Their Functions
Yoga Philosophy Exam
Therapeutic Yoga, Precautions
Yoga Anatomy Exam
Our 200 Hr teacher training program is twelve months long.
To join the program please contact Pat Constabileo
Drop-in Class cost $15
Do I qualify?
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.