300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

RYS 300 Training

Yoga Alliance RYS 300

Dates: Contact Michael Plasha for next training session

Yoga Alliance now wants ALL teacher trainers to be E-RYT 500. I was in a committee that recommended this 6 years ago. I have been registered as a E-RYT 500 since 2006. That’s almost 14 years ago! I have learned a lot more since then that I want to share with you.

Choose a guide who has experience. Over 40 years of experience and over a 1,000 hours of training inform my trainings. I have trained over 90 meditation and yoga teachers in the Erie area. I am also the only area trainer who has attended teacher trainer conferences with Integral Yoga staff and taught at Yoga Alliance teachers conferences.  Are you ready?

Registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYS 300, Plasha Yoga School is the only RYS yoga school in Erie, PA! Interested in taking this in the future? Please contact me about dates.


Must be an RYT 200 or E-RYT 200. To apply, contact me at rhadeya@plashayoga.com. Include your resume and your intentions for teaching Yoga and taking this training. Your resume must include your teaching history.

Learning Objectives

To support trainees in becoming more skillful at serving individuals and groups with specific needs. To gain confidence and skill at adapting Yoga to individual needs in a group setting. You will deepen your knowledge of giving assists and using props. Learn the skill of choosing which method is most effective for serving an individual in a private lesson or a general class format.
Gain a better understanding and skill at recommending specific yoga practices for physical limitations and chronic health or physical conditions. Create a safer class environment by recommending modifications based on contraindications. The training will support self-growth as well as ethical and spiritual maturity.
Explore many ways to develop spiritual themes in classes and how to ground one’s teachings in the psychological, philosophical and spiritual roots of Classical Yoga. Foster a greater understanding of the differences in non-dualistic and dualistic philosophies and then apply this understanding in-class themes. Skillfully assess the specific needs of any class or individual in order to adapt the practices. You will gain confidence with teaching at a more advanced level.


Learn how to adapt Yoga to specific specialty groups like children, seniors, and pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions like back pain, cancer, and heart disease. In addition, there will be tracks on how to teach Chair Yoga, Multi-Level Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga; and intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama and meditation practices including integrating mindfulness into yoga classes. You will practice teaching in the group and participate in a mentoring program including teaching in classes.
Learn different approaches to teaching Hatha including applying Ayurveda, Raja, Tantra, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti to the components of a class such as chanting, asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation. Attend weekly classes (included in your tuition) to better absorb this methodology. If you live outside of Erie, make arrangements with me to approve of a teacher in your area.
Learn functional anatomy as it relates to the postures. Gain a deeper understanding of the contraindications of all yoga practices and know when a modification is appropriate or not. Learn to recognize who is not ready to practice Yoga and who to refer them to such as a therapist, MD or chiropractor. In addition, gain a deeper understanding of how the systems of the bodywork in the Hatha practices.
We will be studying timeless classics about Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma and Tantra Yoga as well as books on asana, pranayama, and meditation.
There will be opportunities to teach while being mentored. Feedback will address the trainee’s ability to apply the learned theory in this training. Several Karma Yoga classes will also be included to give you more experience in teaching different levels and groups.


The total non-refundable tuition is $3,750 or $3,500 if paid in full by the start of training. Non-refundable payment plans: $500 a month or $750 every other month until the $3,750 is paid in full. Optional payment plans are available. Books, travel expenses and meals are extra.

A booklist will be provided with your deposit. You will be able to receive a 40% discount when ordering from Integral Yoga Distribution when you mention my training. There will be written assignments and book reports during the training. You will receive a schedule of each weekend and any assignments due prior to the next weekend. You can miss up to two days due to emergencies.

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Plasha Yoga
3330 West 26th St., Suite 13
Erie, PA 16506

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