300 Hrs Skanda Yoga Teacher Training



Feb 5th-June 18th 2022 $6,500
With Anand & Sadhana


The Skanda Yoga 300hr program is open for the first time for students from other schools that have already completed a 200hr certification program. The course will meet on weekends from 3-6:30pm for five months. Graduates of the program will be eligible for 500hr RYT with Yoga Alliance. The course includes unlimited classes at Skanda Yoga Studio during the training.

Feb 12th: Intro. to Skanda Yoga Philosophy and Practice

Feb 13th: Sun Salutations with Skanda techniques

Feb 19th: Working with Functional Planes of Alignment: Standard and Dynamic applications in Asana

Feb 20th: Comparing and Contrasting alignment techniques for specific body types

Feb 26th: Advanced Scientific Stretching Techniques (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, pneumomuscular flexibility training, and shutdown threshold isometrics)

Feb 27th: Training in giving adjustments in basic poses

March 6th: Verbal Instructions: applying technique for concise alignment instructions.

March 5th: Stabilizing students in advanced poses

March 12th: Chakras and the energy body: how they relate to Skanda Yoga philosophy and how they are taught in class.

March 13th: Restorative Yoga: how to use props

March 19th: Pranayama

March 20th: Maya Calendar: theme setting and weaving

March 26st: Bhagavad Gita

March 27th: Mythology and philosophy: classical and vedantic

April 2nd: Practice Teaching Red Dragon Sequence: How to teach backbends in a multi- level class while working towards Natarajasana.

April 3rd: In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: head, neck, shoulders

April 9th: Practice Teaching White Wind sequence: How to teach alignment in sitting poses while working towards Marichiasana.

April 10th: In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: arms and torso

April 16th: Practice Teaching Blue Night sequence: Teaching inversions

April 17th In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: hips and legs

April 23rd: Practice Teaching Yellow Seed: Teaching arm balances and working on eka pada raja kapotasana series.

April 24th: Easter – no class

April 30th: Secrets of Skanda myths

May 1st: Anatomy review and functional movement

May 7th: 7 Secrets of Shiva

May 8th: Practice teaching Red Serpent: backbends and shoulder openers

May 14th: 7 Secrets of Vishnu

May 15th: Practice Teaching Blue Hand: variations in inversions and arm balances

May 21st: 7 Secrets of the Goddess

May 22nd: Practice Teaching Yellow Star: leading a master class and giving demonstrations

May 28th: Ramayana and Hanuman

May 29th: Lucid Dreaming: The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

June 4th: Vijnana Bhairava Tantra and meditation techniques

June 5th: Blindfold asana test

June 11th: Final Teaching Exam

June 12th: Final Teaching Exam

June 18th: Final written exam

*Students must also attend 55 regular weekly classes and the teachers practice on Saturdays 12:30-2pm. There are also required hours for observing and teaching classes for certification.

Required Texts:

  • Sri Murugan
  • Light on Pranayama
  • 7 Secrets of Shiva
  • The Practice of Skanda Yoga
  • 7 Secrets of the Goddess
  • 7 Secrets of Vishnu
  • Hanuman: An Introduction
  • My Hanuman Chalisa
  • The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
  • Classes of Enchantment
  • Moola Banda: The Master Key
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The Scientific Keys Vol 1.
  • Anatomy of Movement