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Wainwright House Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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Wainwright House Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Wainwright House Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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About the Event

This hands-on, in-depth, and advanced training is designed to take your yoga practice and teaching to the next level. You will be expertly guided by Paula Heitzner, Patty Holmes, and Susan J. Wright--3 Master Yoga Instructors, with a combined 100 years of yoga teaching experience. 

In this 300 Hour Training, you will build upon foundational competencies learned in your 200hr training by deepening your knowledge of yoga, refining your teaching style, and honing in on your authentic voice.

Through the arc of this training we will bring you toward a position of leadership, beyond someone who is just teaching yoga classes. It is up to you to embody the Spirit of Yoga, but we will model this higher way of being every step of the way.

The training will be offered over a 15 month period, two Friday evenings per month and one all day session on Sunday, allowing plenty of time between classes to integrate the material and to keep your regular professional responsibilities. 

We are committed to your growth and to keeping your passion soaring.  


Each of our modules is experiential, hands-on and in-depth. This material fosters an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions.

1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 

  • Asanas,
  • Alignment,
  • Pranayama
  • Mantra,
  • Mudra,
  • Meditation,
  • Pre-natal
  •  Restorative Yoga

2. Teaching Methodology:

  • Sequencing, Part 2
  • Teaching with a Theme, Part 2
  • Refining Your Teaching Perspectives
  • Voice Development and Communication Skills
  • Yoga For Men
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
  • Qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga* (including marketing and legal).

3. Anatomy and Physiology: 

  • Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) 
  • Energetic Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
  • Includes both the study of Anatomy and Physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
  • Pre-natal Physiology,
  • Psoas Care,
  • Understanding the Core,
  • Sacroiliac Care,
  • Shoulder Wellness,
  • Neck Care,
  • Healthy Movement Patterns

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teacher 

  • Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content.
  • Rajanaka Philosophy Part 2
  • Mythic Consciousness
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

5. Practicum

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Hands-on assists
  • Observing other teachers teach

Weekend Workshops with renowned visiting instructors will satisfy remaining hours. Info to follow.


In order to participate in the full 300-Hour you must have completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and have at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice. 

Reading List: 

TVK Desikachar: The Heart of Yoga

Yoga Anatomy: Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Anatomy Coloring Book: Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health & Healing : Tim McCall, MD

Yoga, Youth and Reincarnation: Jess Stearn

Light on Yoga: BKS Iyengar

Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga: Swami Vishnudevanda

AyurvedaL : The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide; Dr. Vasant Lad

Hatha Yoga for Total Health: Sue Libby


About Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy:

Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy provides inspired students the chance to enrich their lives, expand their minds and join in the community of the heart. 

Wainwright House rests upon five beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Milton Harbor and the Marshland Conservancy in Rye, NY. It is an idyllic spot to fully immerse yourself in your yoga training.

Meet The Teachers: 

Paula Heitzner, Advanced E-RYT500

Paula Heitzner has been involved with movement her entire life. Beginning as a dancer, she owned her own dance studio at the age of 16. Paula has been teaching yoga for over 45 years. She  started her training with the esteemed Blanche DeVries, long considered one of the pioneers in bringing yoga to the United States along with her husband Pierre Bernard.

Paula is a master yoga teacher widely recognized by her peers, and well known for owning and operating Nyack’s first, and longest running yoga studio.  Paula is a certified advanced Kripalu Yoga Teacher E-RYT500. She is one of the earliest members of the Yoga Alliance and a board member-at-large for the for Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), and is responsible for writing their monthly memo. Paula has graduated a minimum of 150 certified yoga teachers through her teacher certification program. Paula is skilled in Iyengar, Siddha, Sivananda and the Intergral methods of Hatha Yoga. In addition to these Eastern techniques, she has studied the western mind-body modalities including; Reichian Work, The Alexander technique, Ideo-Kinesis, Polarity, Bio-Energetics and Continuum. Her classes are a synergy of the best of Eastern and Western ideologies. It would be a disservice to describe her teaching as one form or another, but a unique, classically informed evolution of all the previously mentioned techniques.  She is a regular guest master teacher at various yoga studios around the country. Her students have travelled with her to India and Bali on yoga retreats.

Patty Holmes, Advanced E-RYT500

Patty Holmes, also owns her own yoga studio, The Yoga Garden in White Plains. She received her YRT 200 and 500 with Gail Walsh. Her further training was with Leslie Kaminoff, with whom she studied and assisted. Kaminoff was a senior student  of  T.K.V. Desikachar. Patty has been a student of yoga since 1974, and has been teaching since 1998. 

Patty uses a breath centered, individualized approach to Yoga that helps her students find space for themselves. She teaches her students to use their yoga practice to balance themselves with everything else in their lives. Her trainings start with the breath and moves through a wide range of poses from restorative to advanced, to learn how to best support and balance life's demands. 

Susan J. Wright, Advanced E-RYT500, LMT, LCSW-R

Susan J. Wright, LMT, LCSW-R, E-RYT created and directs the Birth of Venus Center for Yoga and Healing. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Reflexologist. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the body/mind/spirit healing professions and the author of the book, The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation, published by Inner Traditions books.

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