300 Hr Yoga Alliance Registered Course
S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300 300 Hour Module Completes Yoga East's 500 Hour Certification 

If you are a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher these classes count for RYT 500 registration with Yoga Alliance.  An application is needed if you have not studied at Yoga East so that we can learn more about your background and practice. You are invited to phone Laura Spaulding for an appointment and she will meet with you to review your 200 hour certificate, talk to you personally about your goals, give you the course syllabus, and answer your questions.  

The classes are also open to all Yoga East students who want to deepen their practice. We recommend that you have a minimum of two years of yoga class experience if you are not a yoga teacher.

hone Laura Spaulding for more information: 502-585-9642. Phone during business hours, 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday.

Yoga East's 300 Hour Course is registered with Yoga alliance, a non-profit organization that has established uniform standards and credentialing for yoga schools. Go to the Yoga Aliance website for e description of the subjects and the applicable standards.

Yoga East Alumni (graduates of our previous teacher training courses) do not need to apply.  
Go online and register for the classes you want to take.

If you are not a Yoga East 200 Hour graduate, please download and fill out the application so that we know more about you and your practice and experience. Then go online to register for the classes you want to take.  All classes are pay-as-you-go.

Download the Application
Complete it and mail to:
Yoga East, Inc.
1232 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204

Download the Yoga East Syllabus of Postures

This is a chart of postures taught at Yoga East. If you have not attended Yoga East classes prior to applying for teacher training, you may be asked about your experience with postures on the syllabus. We are here to help you improve your practice. 
Tuition and Fees
The cost of the entire Course can vary depending on the classes and workshops you choose to take. See the estimates below.
The 300 Course classes are ongoing and new classes are constantly being added. Check the website frequently for new offerings. 
If you need a teaching internship to fulfill your Practicum hours, you can arrange it with Susan Reid.  See her at class to schedule an appointment. Internships are assigned. Dates will be coordinated with your schedule.
Fee Estimate:

Techniques: Mysore membership, $96 per month, 8 months $768
Teaching Methodology, 50 hours required, $20 per hour
(class lengths will vary)
Anatomy & Physiology, 8 classes, 2.5 hours each $400
Philosophy & Ethics, 48 classes, most are 1.25 hour classes $480
Practice Teaching, 8 classes, 10 hours, supervision fee $400
Two Workshops, 20 hours total $360
Hours Needed for Certification
Yoga Alliance requires that a certain number of hours be in classes with the lead trainer (Laura Spaulding - if there is an asterisk *, it means there is no specific requirement.). More details about requirements are shown on the course syllabus which will be given to you when you are accepted into the program. Total with
Techniques, Training and Practice  120 55
Teaching Methodology  60 *
Anatomy & Physiology  20 *
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics 60 *
Practice teaching under supervision   10 5
Texts and Materials Needed
Always bring a notebook and pen to class.
Recommended Props for Home Practice: Yoga sticky mat, two 4" blocks, 10' D-ring yoga strap, rectangular bolster, two cotton blankets (Props are available at Yoga East. Yoga East members get discounts.) 
Recommended  Texts: Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar, Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, Back Care Basics by Mary Pullig Schatz.
Certified Graduates of Yoga East are given a certificate that shows the hours you have completed. This certificate allows you to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500.
Information and Links
Continuing Yoga Education
Most classes on this page are registered with Yoga Alliance
for Continuing Education Credit

300/500 Hour Trainings
300 Hour Level Techniques
300 Hour Level Teaching Methodology
300 Hour Level Anatomy
User-Friendly Anatomy with Andrea Rothgerber

Andrea Rothgerber RYT-500, is a licensed physical therapist.

Saturdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
St Matthews Studio
$50 per class

See the online schedule for dates and registration. Please register online before class so Andrea can prepare your handouts.

300 Hour Level Philosophy
Sanskrit Club

Introduction to Sanskrit transliteration (writing Sanskrit using English alphabet), writing and reading Devanagari alphabet, learning asana names and pronunciation, beginning vocabulary, verbs and pronouns.

Saturdays, August 19-December 30, 2017, 11:45-12:45 pm, St Matthews.
Bring a notebook and pen.
Class text:
Yogavataranam, Zoe Slatoff-Ponte, buy from Amazon and Amazon donates to Yoga East

Fee: donations support our ability to offer these classes.
November Assignments:
Nov 5: p. 17-24
Nov 11: no class due to Ramanand Patel Workshop.
Nov 18: 25-29.
Nov. 25: 29-33.
Please work on the assignments even if you miss a class. Ask questions in class if you have difficulty.
The Yoga Sutras, Pada 3 and 4

Class discusses current scholarship of the history of the Yoga Sutras and what is known of Patanjali; correct pronunciation of the sutras; the meaning of each sutra with authoritative (traditional) commentaries. Goal of the class is for practitioners to experience Patanjali’s teaching in one’s own practice, understanding and realization of Yoga.

This class reviews Padas 1 and 2 and discuss Vibhuti Pada 3 and Kaivalya Pada 4.

Meets Fridays, January 5 - March 23, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm, Ky St.  Donations. accepted.
The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata, a vast poetic epic that is one of the world's oldest literary works. The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between the warrior-prince Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna, and takes place on the battlefield. The topic is how to use the wisdom of yoga to navigate the obstacles and challenges one encounters in life and remain true to one's moral and ethical principles. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are relevant and essential in the tumultuous modern age. Krishna shows Arjuna how to face difficult situations with courage, compassion, objectivity and joyfulness.

Method of study will take the traditional form of chanting the text followed by contemplation, discussion and meditation.

Fridays, March 30 - June 29, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm, Ky St.

We have a limited number of texts. If you have your own copy with Sanskrit transliteration, please bring it with you. Recommended text: The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Swami Dayananda, $12.00. Available from Arsha Vidya Bookstore, arshavidya.org ISBN 9788190363686.


Chanting is recommended by the teachers of our tradition, especially the Jois family, for dissolving negative states of mind and for cultivating positive states of mind.

Monday, 8:30-9:30 am, Shiva Mahimna Stotram, Shiva Manasa Puja.
Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 am, Vishnu Sahasranama (not meeting until Jan 2018).
Friday, 7:30-8:30 am, Shri Rudram/Chamakam, Shiva Arati and Kundalini Stavah.
Sunday, 9:15-10:15 am, Shri Guru Gita.Verses from the Skanda Purana describe the Guru-Disciple relationship. (not included in YA Hours)