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The 300 hour yoga teacher training is certified by Yoga Alliance with training modules held in Athens, Georgia. Students will be able to achieve their 300 hour certification in just 10 weekends. This training format makes deeper yoga teacher training more accessible to those working full-time, people with children, or those who live outside Athens.

About the Training

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Module based

You can complete your 300 hour in 10 weekends with very little disruption to your life. Modules are offered at a minimum of one per month. The modules also count as yoga continuing education to maintain up-to-date certification. 
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Choose your path

With 6 required modules and a variety of elective modules, you get to decide what kind of yoga education you would like to have and what kind of instructor you want to be. Some of the modules are immersions, while others are just weekends so that you can decide the ones that fit your life and needs.
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Multiple, expert instructors

Our teacher trainers not only have thousands of hours of teaching experience and E-RYTs behind their name, they also come with credentials like Ph. D, RN, LaPC, etc. These are not only experts in the yoga field, but also in their professional fields as well.

Required Training Modules

pranayama and meditation yoga

December 14-16 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse, Kate Guthrie, E-RYT 500

  • Learn the purpose of pranayama, beyond the basic 200 hour yoga teacher training level
  • Provides deep experiences of pranayama for students attending as well as practice leading and “practicing/taking” pranayama from each other in small groups
  • Learn advanced pranayama techniques as well as how to effectively teach bandhas in class
  • Learn the anatomy of bandhas and breathing and different pathologies that restrict both
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February 8-10 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse

  • Anatomy of the extremities and the biomechanics of the should and shoulder girdle and its relationship with asana practice
  • Techniques to work with rotator cuff injuries, labrum tears, humeral problems, and how to sequence modifications for those pathologies
  • Learn sequencing for intelligent opening and strengthening of the upper back and shoulders.
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April 26-28 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse

  • Techniques to stabilize the SI joint, pelvic floor exercises, pelvic stabilization, nutations/counter nutation of sacrum, and ROM of the legs will be discussed
  • Students will work through the pelvis, hips and legs and asana that help facilitate a healthy, more mobile ROM in the extremities
  • The deep core, pelvic injuries, hip disorders and lumbar sacroiliac problems will be focused on as well as ways to modify and accommodate students with these pathologies.
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June 7-9 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse

  • Key components of The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras will be discussed
  • Class plans around how to incorporate philosophy into classes will be explored
  • Learn how to honor yoga tradition while being authentic and true to your voice
  • Advanced Asana I – Inversions and Arm Balances (TBD)
  • Advanced Asana II – Flexibility (TBD)
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2019 Date TBA • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse, and Dr. Allison Kennamer, chiropractor at Thrive Integrative Medicine

  • Focus will be on the movements and planes of motion of the spine and the anatomy of the nervous system
  • Applied anatomy and how to sequence classes surrounding anatomical variants with the spine
  • Physiology of scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative spinal disease and modifications for these pathologies will be focused on
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2019 Date TBA • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse, Kate Guthrie, E-RYT 500

  • Discuss how to teach effectively and create an experience for each class as well as the art of creative adjustments
  • Different classes will be demoed and lighting, temperature, clothing, etc will be discussed on how to effectively hold space for every class
  • Developing a unique teaching voice and the philosophy of creating safe space will be explored

Elective Training Modules

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November 16-18 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Annie Marcum, E-RYT and certified iRest instructor

This will be several opportunities to both receive and guide the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. We will feature integrative discussion and question-and-answer on the philosophy and clinical research supporting the practice, including how it relates to waking and dream life, releasing anxiety and PTSD. The methodology will be in the iRest philosophy and research from Richard Millers program will be discussed.

Note: This is not an iRest certification course

yoga for everybody

January 18-20 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Bill Cottrell, E-RYT 500

Combining Indian Yogic, Chinese Taoist, and Indian/Tibetan Buddhist philosophical lineages, Yin Yoga encompasses a vast, holistic approach to health and well- being of body, mind, and spirit. Sequencing for Yin Yoga, fascial distortion model, meridians, the energetics of Yin Yoga, safety, and yin classes a will be discussed. Fascial distortion and opening connective tissues through yin yoga will be focused on.

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January 25-29 • $700, $650 early bird

Led by: Amber Gean Espelage, the creator of Yoga ah! Studio and Senior Rocket Instructor

This is an advanced studies module of The Rocket Yoga System developed by Larry Schultz. Ashtanga Yoga will be heavily emphasized including breath, bandha, and drishti as well as the “function over form” concept of pose modification. This is module 1 and 2 of Rocket Teacher Training.

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March 29-31 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and M3Yoga co-owner, and Matt Chambers, strategic account manager at UGA and M3Yoga co-owner 

Learn about the business side of yoga: marketing, running a studio, human resources policy, ethical guidelines with yoga as a job, branding yourself as a teacher, being a teacher everyone wants to hire, and how to be of service. This training is guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowded field of yoga teachers.

restorative yoga class

May 17-19 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse

We will discuss the distinct difference between Yin Yoga and restorative and reference different benefits to a restorative practice. We will discuss the use of multiple props and poses in order to gain the best benefit for the practitioner and how to modify for people with back problems or different pathologies. Setting the mood/tone for restorative will be highly emphasized. Material from Judith Lasaster will be discussed.

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July 26-28 • $325, $300 early bird

Led by: Nick Combs, E-RYT and registered nurse

This module will focus on sequencing based around the joints, special populations (obesity, arthritis, injuries), and the energetics of effective sequencing. You will learn how to intelligent design classes to achieve peak poses and what muscles need to be open first in order to feel good in poses later. Sequencing will focus around vinyasa, restorative and yin.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 300 hour yoga teacher training held?
The training modules are offered at various times throughout the year, some times multiple times a year, depending on need for each. We also will be holding some of the required modules as weeklong combined modules to every further expedite your training.
What days and times are the yoga training modules?
Each weekend module begins Friday at 6pm and ends Sunday at 5pm. So the breakdown is Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, and Sunday 8am to 5pm.Our schedule is designed to minimize the impact to your life.
Who teaches the training?
The M3Yoga Center has pulled together some of the most experienced instructors in Northeast Georgia, with thousands of hours of experience. Module instructors vary, with instructors teaching modules they are the experts in.

Non-local instructors will be brought in from time to time to further enhance our instructional offerings.
Are there any other expenses besides the cost of modules?
If you are seeking a 300 hour with Yoga Alliance, we do require an application and records fee prior to your first module.

Also, our trainees have a list of readings that will help deepen their training and practices. These books can be purchased or you can borrow them using the library system to request copies.
What makes this training different from others?
On top of our weekend module format making the training accessible to students, those who work, or those with families, the 300 hour training also is designed and is led by a registered nurse and yoga teacher. That means you're taught the body by someone who professionally healed it.

Our training also includes a wide variety of experts and topics, allowing you to become the best yoga teacher you can be while picking which modules you want to learn along the way.
Do I have to practice at M3 to take the training or during it?
There is no requirement to practice at the M3Yoga studio before, during or after your training, but our trainees are expected to have a regular practice during the training (It can be at your home studio or even at home!).

Practicing regularly during your training will help deepen your experience and prompt questions for you to ask during training days.

Trainees who want to practice at M3 will receive a reduced membership rate during and after the training.
Are there any perks for doing the training?
Definitely! We honor our teacher trainees by allowing them to sign up for a discounted unlimited membership at M3Yoga indefinitely (as long as you complete the training).
Is this 300 hour yoga teacher training right for me?
Our yoga training is right for you if:

-You are 18 or older.
-You have completed a 200 hours yoga teacher training
-You have a deep desire to deepen your yoga practice and/or a desire to share your love of yoga with others.
-You are ready to accept the challenge and deepen your life with an in-depth study of yoga.
-You appreciate or want to know more about the anatomy and philosophy of yoga
-You like to laugh (not required, but it helps!)