340 Hour Advanced Training

This program is for graduates of a 200-hour training who wish to more deeply and fully incorporate yogic tools and techniques into their lives and teaching.   All modules except the Yoga Therapeutics module are open to advancing practitioners seeking deeper understanding and practice. Classes are held at either Heartspace Albany or Troy.  Please contact Lauren to be considered for this program or for information about taking specific subjects individually.

THE NEXT COURSE IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE – TWO WEEKENDS PER MONTH FROM March – December 2019.  The program will typically run on Saturdays from 9-5 and Sundays from 9-4.  There will also be a teleseminar once or twice per month, dates and times tbd.

Dates for the course:  2019: March 16 & 17, April 6 & 7, May 18 & 19, June 8 & 9, 22 & 23, July 20 & 21, August 16, 17, 18, September 7 & 8, October 5, 6, 26, 27, November 9 & 10, December 6, 7, 8.

Tuition: $3,900 if paid in full sixty days prior to program start date.  $4,200 thereafter.  Monthly or quarterly payment plans are available. Please inquire.

Cost does not include books (approx $150) or lodging for the final retreat weekend (approx $190).


TANTRA VIDYA: the Roots and Wings of Hatha Yoga   (March 16, 17, April 6, 7 2019)    Demystify Tantra and expand your world! Discover how hatha yoga is rooted in the esoteric and exotic comprehensive world of Tantra, and take your practice, and life, to the next level. Explore key concepts, philosophy and practices, including the pivotal roles of Prana, Shakti and Kundalini. Activate and utilize your life force to gain mastery over your world.  In addition to studying the Tantric world view and philosophy, you’ll explore the theory and application of advanced hatha practices such as bandha, mudra, kriya, pranayama and powerful meditations.

SVA SADHANA: Advanced Practice, Embodied Wisdom  (may 18. 19, June 8,9, 22, 23 2019 plus three webinars)   Take your practice to new heights and greater depth!   Create a life informed by and infused with Yoga and Vedanta as a comprehensive wellness and happiness modality! We will explore advanced pranayama and meditation, asana and Tantric hatha practices.  We will also engage in the life changing process, the Four Desires.  This module is sadhana (practice) based, with individual guidance from Lauren.

ADVANCED TEACHING: (July 20,21, August 16,17,18 2019)  Refine your ability to embody and present yoga as it was meant to be, inclusive of, but so much more than, asana.  Advanced sequencing, how to teach meditation, advanced pranayama and philosophy will all be addressed in depth.  You will also learn how to design workshops, manage the classroom and step into your greatness as a conduit of this spiritual science.

AYURVEDA: The Basics and Beyond for Vitality and Wellness  (September 7, 8 2019) How to ‘live greatly’ as a practitioner and how to counsel your students in this wellness system. Includes 10 non-classroom hours.

YOGA THERAPEUTICS (you must have taken all other modules to qualify for this course):  Yoga is the ultimate self-care and healing modality. Its origins go back millennia and have been enhanced, codified and improved upon to be extremely effective as a modern day wellness resource. This part of the program  examines the origins and modern day applications of yoga therapy. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, the energetic body, types of therapy, Ayurveda, structural and experiential anatomy, the Panchamaya Kosha model, prana’s role in health, client observation, diagnosis and prescription, and much more. We will also explore Yoga’s role in one’s emotional and spiritual health. Pre-requisites are completion of a 200 hour program or the equivalent, and completion of all other modules in the Yoga Vidya Advanced Training. Dates to be announced to those who qualify.

Topics in the comprehensive course include:
• Functional Anatomy
• Tantra and Ayurveda
• Yoga Psychology and Philosophy
• The Subtle Body
• Meditation Theory and Practice
• Prana and Experiential Anatomy
• Yoga for Special Conditions
• How to work with private clients
• Personal consultation with Lauren


Yoga Vidya also offers shorter immersions into special topics like pranayama, specific meditation practices, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, sequences for special conditions and the study of seminal texts. Find details here.

Yoga Vidya 340 hour Advanced Teacher Training and In Depth Studies Program

Yoga Vidya Teacher Training is registered at both the 200 hour and 300 hour level with Yoga Alliance, the premiere national yoga network.