Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda

300-Hour Advanced YTT

(for 500 hour certification)

with Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500, AHP, AYS and esteemed Faculty

Katie O’Connell, Director of Studies at Dragonfly, along with Dragonfly’s distinguished Faculty is pleased to offer our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training consisting of 300 additional hours of content for graduates of a 200 Hour YTT.
To be eligible for the Advanced Studies Program/300 YTT, you must have already completed a 200-hour instructor certification and have a regular yoga practice. Once you’ve completed your 200 and Advanced YTT 300-hour, you become eligible to register with YA as a 500 RYT  (Registered Yoga Teacher). You do not have to be a graduate of a Yoga Alliance certified school to take this course, you do not have to be teaching yoga currently, and it is not required that you register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this training; however, if you seek to register with YA upon completion of this training at the 500 level, both your 200 and 300 hour trainings must be registered with YA as an RYS (Registered Yoga School).

Our next 300 program is scheduled to begin in September 2022. Our 200 Hour Foundations program begins in Fall, 2021.


The Advanced Studies Program at Dragonfly Yoga is for students and teachers who have already completed their 200-hour training and are interested in deepening their own practice and developing their skills as a practitioner and as a teacher. The program is designed for those who are already yoga instructors, but you do not have to be teaching currently to apply, nor does your intention need to be that you will teach post graduation from the program.

Many students participate in a foundational 200-hour yoga teacher training to both develop and deepen a personal practice but may or may not begin to teach upon completion of a 200-hour program. Whether you have decided to teach or would prefer to continue deepening your own practice, the Advanced 300-hour TT offers a continuum for those students seeking more practice, greater depth, and a broader teaching skill set, as well as the opportunity to further integrate what was offered in your 200-hour training. There are many students who choose to enroll in advanced trainings who never go on to teach, just as there are students from various schools of yoga study who come to the 300 ready to develop their asana practice, sharpen their ability to cue, assist, adjust, and mentor their students in practice. The Advanced Studies Program/300 YTT is both challenging and nurturing, allowing each student, regardless of personal intention, the support needed to become a more dedicated practitioner and helping each student to hone his or her ability to practice safely and diligently, communicate clearly, see each student as an individual, and to integrate the principles of the 8-limbed practice in one’s life.

The Advanced Studies Program/300 YTT serves to ignite as well as deepen one’s exploration and understanding of Yoga. Dragonfly uses the 5 specific categories designated by Yoga Alliance, so that those who choose to can register under the YA:

Techniques, Training, and Practice Teaching


Anatomy & Physiology

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics


In addition to the above YA standard subject areas, Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda systemically weaves in the study of Ayurveda as a body, mind, and spirit medicine by offering the Ayurvedic principles through lifestyle and seasonal routines, meditation, diet, yoga asana and appropriate pranayam practice for each individual practitioner.

And the very cool thing is that the Dragonfly Yoga Advanced Studies Program includes entire weekend immersions in some of the most popular types of yoga including: Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and a beautiful Thai Yoga Techniques module steeped in Anatomy and the Subtle Body, principles of Assisting students, and layering in of Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy, meaning you leave the program ready to offer Restorative and Yin classes, as well as learn how to conduct private appointments with your clients and students to best serve their yoga mind, body, and spirit!

The following is a comprehensive but not exclusive list of topics covered in the Advanced Studies Program/300 YTT at Dragonfly:

  • Asana: deepening our understanding of foundational poses, adding advanced postures, variations, modifications, intelligent use of props, as well as aesthetics vs. embodiment and appropriate alignment for each body, etc. This includes how to offer private yoga sessions for individuals and special populations.
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation: Developing and/or deepening your own personal practice. 
  • Mindfulness Practices you can teach to your students.
  • Bhakti Yoga, Mantras & Chanting
  • Functional Anatomy, Subtle Body Anatomy (chakras, nadis, koshas), and Nervous System
  • Art of Teaching: Finding Your Authentic Voice & “Taking Your Seat”
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners
  • Art of Sequencing
  • Art of assisting and the “no correction” adjustment 
  • Ayurveda Principles, Practice, and Self Care. Teaching Dosha-specific yoga classes.
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Sanskrit 
  • Specific Modules & Immersion weekends (some study areas subject to change w/ faculty): Heart Based Meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda immersion, Thai Yoga Techniques for Assisting & Supporting students.
  • Monthly/weekly group Zoom calls to share experiences, progress, and to receive mentoring. 
Dates for the 2022 Program coming soon!
Weekends that do not have a specific title or focus area listed below are multifaceted, incorporating: Asana, Functional Anatomy and Physiology, Subtle Body Systems, Philosophy, Pranayama, Meditation, Assisting & Adjusting, Sanskrit Study, and more.
*Sept. Opening weekend begins Thursday evening, 6-9 pm. 
*Oct: Mantra, Chanting, and Finding Your Authentic Voice w/ special guests 
*Nov. Thai Yoga Assisting and Adjusting w/ Faculty
*Dec. Yogic Lifestyle & Ayurveda Immersion; Anatomy w/ Faculty
*Jan: Meditation Immersion w/Faculty
*Feb: Restorative Yoga Immersion 
*Mar: Yin Immersion 
*Apr: Practicum Teaching & Sharing
*Apr: Extended weekend of practice, practicum  teaching & sharing
*Make-up weekends will be scheduled as needed in the event of inclement weather 
Application Process is underway. Space is limited to the first 12 students who apply and are accepted to the Dragonfly Yoga Advanced Studies Program.

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Cost of The Program
*Program Fee: $4,950. 
*Payment Plans are available upon request.
Program fees include: tuition, all weekend lodging at Dragonfly, meals during on-site training*, all workshops and lectures with visiting faculty and esteemed guests, 9 months of studio classes (in person and online) throughout the training, as well as training manuals. Some modules may be available to 200 Hour Teachers who want to expand their knowledge in a particular discipline. Preference is given to those who register for the complete training.
*In light of the C-19 epidemic, Yoga Alliance has given schools the option to offer modules online as needed. Students who are accepted and enroll agree that for the sake of safety, some content may need to be delivered online, only when necessary. Our preference is to offer the entire training in person and on-site at Dragonfly.
Required and recommended reading lists will be given upon admission.
Upon successful completion of the Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda Advanced Studies Program/300 YTT, students will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour training level) if they choose. Below is an explanation of the 500 RYT designation.
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Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda is a Yoga Alliance registered school at both the 200 and 300 (500 RYT) level.

Completing the 300 DYATT allows candidates to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 Hour level.

RYT® 500

Training Requirements: ✓ Completed a 500-hour teacher training with a RYS 500, OR
✓ Completed a 200-hour teacher training with a RYS 200 AND an additional 300 hours of training with either the same RYS or a different RYS registered as a RYS 300

Teachers can register as a RYT 500 if they have successfully completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance. The 500 hours of training can either come from one school or can be a combination of a 200-hour training plus 300 hours of advanced training from a different school. Advanced training is defined as training that requires participants to have completed a 200-hour training prior to beginning the Advanced program.

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