300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training with Raji Thron


Begins February 16, 2018!

A great opportunity to deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga and explore more specialized and advanced areas of application. For individuals who have successfully completed a basic 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered training and want to take the next step. Main presentations and classes are taught by Raji Thron, with assistance from Yoga Synthesis™ Staff Teachers and graduates.

The Yoga Synthesis™ Advanced Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of all requirements, trainees receive a Certificate which may be submitted to Yoga Alliance for their registration.

Topics Covered include - Physiology of movement, Biomechanics of Alignment, Anatomy and Body Reading, Language for refined cueing, Yoga Therapeutics, Teaching Themes, Meditation, Prop Usage, Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Breath in Asana, Esoteric Anatomy & Energy Work, Meridian Therapy, Advancing in Asana, Adjustments.

Location, Timing & Dates – The current Advanced Yoga Synthesis™ Teacher Training began February 17, 2017 and will run for 7 weekends at Yoga Synthesis™, 225 North Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Weekend course time includes Friday nights from 7:00-10:00 pm; Saturdays from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm; and Sundays from 11:30 am to 7 pm.

2018 Training Dates Include:
1st Section: Friday-Sunday, February 16, 17 and 18
2nd Section: Friday-Sunday, March 2, 3 and 4
3rd Section: Friday-Sunday, April 20, 21 and 22
Retreat: Friday-Sunday, May 18, 19 and 20
4th Section: Friday-Sunday, June 1, 2 and 3
5th Section: Friday-Sunday, September 14, 15 and 16
6th Section: Friday-Sunday, October 12, 13 and 14
7th Section: Friday-Sunday, November 2, 3 and 4

Other Contact Hours -
Observe 15 of Raji’s regularly scheduled Classes
Attend 5 of Raji’s Teacher’s Classes
3 Guided Meditations
5 Assists gentle/restorative
5 Assists with Raji
Final Project ( 2 private meetings with Raji)

Non-contact Hours -
Reading, Homework, Outside Teaching- Teach 1 class a week, Final Project- research, prepare written and practical presentation.

Reading List -
Yoga Synthesis™ Basic Teachers’ Training Manual (required for those new to Yoga Synthesis™)
Yoga Synthesis™ Advanced Teachers’ Training Booklets (given to trainees during the training)
Anusara Yoga by Doug Keller
The Upanishads (any source)
Bhagavad-Gita, by Stephen Mitchell
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Mukunda Stiles (or other source)
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, by Swami Muktibhodhananda
The Meditator's Handbook, by David Fontana
The Kundalini Yoga Experience
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers (or Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark)
The Yoga of Breath, Richard Rosen
Yoga for Wellness, by Gary Kraftsow (therapeutics section)
The Woman’s Yoga Book: Asana & Pranayama for All Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, by Bobbie Clennell
Structural Yoga Therapy, by Mukunda Stiles
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, by Vasant Lad
Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall
Anatomy and Asana by Suzi Hately

Tuition - Tuition is $3,600. A $1,000 deposit is required to secure applicant’s place in the training. Early registration discounts are offered 2 months before the start of the training. Payment in full prior to the beginning of the training is necessary to keep the early registration discount. Payment plans are available based on the full tuition of $3,600. All payments are due no later than the end of the training. Cost of books and props is not included.

Application & Registration Process - An application may be obtained at the Yoga Synthesis studio (201-818-9642) or online. Completed Advanced Teacher Training Applications can be sent to Yoga Synthesis™, 225 North Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Once the application is received, the applicant will be contacted to schedule a personal interview with the instructor.

Yoga Synthesis Basic 200-Hour Teacher Training Overview - This intensive is a pre-requisite for those taking the Yoga Synthesis ™ Advanced Teacher Training that did not graduate from Yoga Synthesis. For YSATT students, the cost is included in their tuition.

Refund Policy – Withdrawal refund prior to start date, $800. Thereafter, refunds are determined on an individual basis, depending upon time spent in the training, cost of training materials, etc. In the event of withdrawal from the training at any time, all training materials, Manuals and Manual Supplements must be returned to Yoga Synthesis™.

Trainee Discounts – All discounts are for Advanced YS Teacher Trainees and apply for the duration of the training.
$9 Drop-in class rate.
$75 Monthly auto-renew package (unlimited regularly scheduled classes for 1 month. Package is automatically renewed each month)
$500 AYSTT unlimited class package (valid from 2/17/17-11/5/17)
20 FREE Classes with Raji for AYSTT Students (classes should be taken during the course of the training)