300 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 

An 8-Month In-Person Immersion into the

Forgotten Depth & Holistic Nature of Yoga Practice

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For Dedicated Practitioners & Teachers Who Want

To Give More to Students

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Next Session: Sept. ‘24 – April ‘25

Dear Yogi,

A 300-hour yoga teacher training is an exceptional opportunity to once again, study yoga in a dedicated format and build off a prior 200-hour training.  

Perhaps…

  • 200 hour YTT was life changing for you
  • Still value a dedicated circle of support & camaraderie
  • Recent employment, relationship, health or location change
  • Want to further excel as a teacher
  • And reconnect to the spirit of yoga

A BIT OF CONTEXT….

People commonly underestimate the effect yoga will have on their life. What starts as recreational activity, a way to “get more flexible”, a high school or college elective or “a way to destress” becomes a daily passion and pursuit. Maybe that’s you.

A 300-hour YTT is a dedicated container for immersive practice, spiritual connection, and personal attunement.

Moreover, a 300-hour training will make you a more informed, confident and embodied teacher who can more wholy shares the spirit and practice of yoga, based on knowledge and personal insight.

I’ll be honest, a 300-hour yoga teacher training is a big commitment: 

  • Do your research
  • Enroll in a program the resonates with your values
  • With teachers you respect and can learn from
  • Maybe a home-practice, regular class, or workshop is enough?

“IS A 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IMPERATIVE
AND IS DYU’S APPROACH FOR ME?”

There are many 300-hour in-person and online offerings; and many places to study in Denver. Some studios prioritize asana to the exclusion of all else. Denver Yoga Underground reverently holds space for the full scope of traditional yogic methodologies and philosophies.

DYU’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a good fit if you…

  • Appreciate asana as a means to a greater end
  • Value study of original yogic texts
  • Have at least 2-3 years of experience as a practitioner
  • Hold a service mindset and contribute to peers
  • Are open to deeper forms of pranayama & meditation
  • Value yoga is a spiritual practice
  • Are self-directed, complete assignments and appreciate self-reflection
  • Want to study with veteran teachers with decades of experience

And is not such a good fit if…

  • Primarily interested in asana as a fitness-based practice
  • Have a health condition beyond our ability to safely work with (inquiries welcome)
  • Life is already maxed out – and another commitment will break something
  • Want a program to reinforce what you already know vs. open curiosity
  • Habitually late, with little regard for the collective learning environment
  • Technology dependent, e.g. impulsively check one’s phone during presentations. Or expect to Zoom to class at will.

OUR BELIEFS & VALUES IN A NUTSHELL….

Asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and scriptural study are means to the much larger ideal of yoga – union with spirit. Techniques are the things-we-can-do to support deeper self-realization, and not realization in and of itself. Yoga is not so much something we do as something we are and become.

The methods are vehicles to be established in the fullest possible version of Self and to live harmoniously. 

Yoga practice and realization occurs now; within your relationships; in your character and values; the quality of your thoughts; the manner of your breath; and connection with Spirit.

This can look like:

  • Ongoing self reflection
  • Recognize judgements and projections
  • Generosity, compassion and truthfulness in dealings
  • Temper unwholesome desires
  • Make decisions aligned with one’s inner-life
  • Regular spiritual practice

As a place of learning, Denver Yoga Underground values:

  • Openness & honesty
  • Mutual respect and support
  • Dedicated effort
  • Inclusivity towards varied sexual orientations/identities, ethnicities, ages, and abilities
  • Integration of content – presentation & experience go hand & hand

DYU’s 300 hr. Yoga Teacher Training resonates.

I think I’m ready to make this a priority.”

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3250 E. Sixth Ave. 80206

Q & A

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS & OUR RESPONSES

You might see similar words written on another 300 hour yoga teacher training website: “Ayurveda”, “Chakra”, “Advanced Teaching Skills”.  And I am sure most do a good job of it.

I (Derik) have 20 years of experience as a teacher. And have taught University students, at studios, in corporations, at rehab centers, and more.  I would say that our program is more holistic than most. 

We dive deeper into the spiritual and contemplative aspects of the yoga tradition, meditation in particular. Our teaching staff is selected; fewer teachers with more years of experience. This leads to a more concentrated presentation. 

In the broadest sense, our program is centered on the teachings of Raja yoga (the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) and Tantric Hatha Yoga. 

Hatha Yoga is the genesis of all forms of asana we see today, from power, to flow, to restorative.  Hatha yoga postures can either be adapted  to be more stationary or fluid. The system also includes breathing methods, meditation, postures, theory, diet and lifestyle.

Download our free YTT Research Guide for a comprehensive tour of our program and other resources.

Yoga is a dynamic art and science of total physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual integration. We value a holistic approach and present a variety of methodologies and perspectives.

Sample estimation of our program: 45% asana, 10% meditation and pranayama, 15% theory/philosophy, 5% group work (not including student teaching exercises), 25% student teaching.

The  yoga training is scheduled every other weekend from Sept. – April. Weekends go from 8:30am-6pm on Saturday and 8am-6pm on Sunday.  There is significant space between formal study sessions.

Between sessions, expect to develop a home practice, student teach, and do “integration exercises” in tandem with theoretical concepts.  Additionally, you will read about a half dozen books over the course of the 8 month program.  

As a rough estimate, plan on an average of 2-4 hours of outside assignments per week.

A 300 hour training is a substantial commitment. Make sure that there is enough emotional, economic, and logistical-support bandwidth in your life to support you all the way to completion of the training. When you enroll, intend to see it through.

If surprises come up, we will do our best to work with you.

A prerequisite 200 hour YTT is required before you take the 300 hour yoga teacher training.  We ask for a minimum of 2-3 years of regular experience as a student and or teacher prior to participation in this program.  

Complete an Enrollment Form and submit either a Deposit or Pay in Full to officially register.

Our space can comfortably hold about 26 students. In all likelihood, your 300 hour yoga teacher training cohort will probably have about a dozen students in it.

Ideally you can attend every session, however, we recognize that obligations come up, trips happen, and sometimes people get sick. 

In the case of sickness, work related travel and family emergencies, Zoom sessions are made available on a case by case basis. 

Other possible venues for making up hours include:

Yes. Payment options are at the bottom of this page.

DYU’S 300-HOUR IMMERSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

EXPERIENCE THE DEEPER PRINCIPLES OF YOGA

AND HONE SKILLS AS AN EMBODIED TEACHER

Receive dedicated training support and structure amid good-natured peers. Study the deeper theory behind the practices – the deeper “why” behind the methods – so you can skillfully utilize theory, asana, pranayama, and meditation to address specific needs for yourself and students. 

Become a skilled practitioner and teacher.

“Join fellow seekers on a journey of embodied yoga practice and self discovery en route to 300 hr. certification.”

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3250 E. Sixth Ave. 80206

“WHAT IS THE COURSE STRUCTURE?”

FIVE DISTINCT CONTENT MODULES
OVER THE COURSE OF 8 MONTH 

Each of the five modules includes a balanced blend of theory, asana, pranayama, bandha/mudra, meditation and teaching practicums. Plus support to develop a dedicated home practice, integration assignments and readings. Portions of specific modules are publically available.

MODULE I: 

FOUNDATIONS & THE DEEPER CRAFT OF TEACHING

Instructors: Derik E., Beth Sanchez, Dr. Anthony Davis

Books: Silence Speaks by Baba Hari Dass, Fire of Love by Aadil Palkivala, Online Anatomy Resources

Sat (8:30am – 6pm) & Sun (8:30am-6pm) 

2024:  Sept. 7, 8 ~ 21, 22 | Oct. 5, 6 ~ 19, 20

FOUNDATIONS 

  • Blessing Ceremony
  • History of yoga
  • Sadhana practice
  • Sequencing principles
  • Bandha/mudra
  • Ethics
  • Yoga lifestyle & medicine

DEEPER CRAFT OF TEACHING

  • 18 hr. Restorative Yoga Training module with Beth Sanchez (Oct. 7 & 8)
  • Skill at assists
  • The voice of inspiration
  • In-depth observation
  • Quality workshop themes
  • Functional anatomy & physiology
  • Basics of back pain

MODULE II: 

SAMKHYA: YOGA’S MAP OF THE UNIVERSE & INNER-PRACTICES

Instructors: Derik E., Beth Sanchez

Books: Mirror of Yoga by Richard F., Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Sat (8:30am – 6pm) & Sun (8:30am-6pm)

2024:  Nov. 2, 3 ~ 16, 17

  • Yoga as an internal practice
  • Yoga as a universal cosmology
  • Major schools of yogic thought
    & cross-comparison
  • Samkhya Karika
  • Science of breath
  • Advanced meditation
  • Teachings of the non-dual
  • Yoga lifestyle & medicine (Ayurveda)
  • Practicum & feedback

MODULE III: 

PRANA: THE VITAL FORCE OF TRANSFORMATION

Instructors: Derik E., Laura Jaster

Sat (8:30am – 6pm) & Sun (8:30am-6pm): 

2024:  Dec. 7, 8 ~ 21, 22

  • 9 hr. Prenatal intensive with Laura Wade (Dec. 3)
  • The three bodies
  • Yoga of sound (nada yoga)
  • Prana applied to practice
  • Mantra
  • The five vayus
  • In-depth pranayama
  • Chakras and transformation
  • Teach from a pranic perspective
  • Intro to prenatal yoga
  • Final practicum & feedback

WINTER RECESS

Dec. 23 ‘24 – Jan. 17 ‘25

MODULE IV: 

TANTRIC SCIENCE OF PERSONAL & COSMIC EVOLUTION

Instructors: Derik E., Jeremy Wolf

Sat (8:30am – 6pm) & Sun (8:30am-6pm)

2025:  Jan. 18, 19  |  Feb. 1, 2 ~ 15, 16

  • Five Kosha model
  • Tantric worldview & practice
  • Chakra sadhana
  • Five elements practice
  • Ceremony
  • 19 hr. Yoga Nidra Intensive with Jeremy Wolf (Feb. 15 & 16)
  • Final practicum
  • Laya yoga of “disillusion”
  • Graduation

MODULE IV: 

YOGA SUTRA; IMMERSION & PRACTICE

Instructors: Derik E., Cole Schlam

Books: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali I & II by Baba Hari Dass

Sat (8:30am – 6pm) & Sun (8:30am-6pm)

2025:  Mar. 1, 2 ~ 15, 16 ~ 29, 30  |  April 12, 13 ~ 19

  • 9 hr. Trauma sensitive training with Cole Schlam (March 16)
  • Stages of Samadhi
  • Intro to Sanskrit
  • Trauma sensitivity in teaching
  • Larger themes & premise of yoga sutras
  • Yoga psychology
  • Ethics for teachers
  • Afflictions of the mind

Bonus Yoga Teacher Training Material!

  • Gain access to the “Online Student Folder”, loaded with exercises, assignments overhead projector presentations, study guides, and a sequence library.
  • Free and low-cost extra credit opportunities such as: ayurvedic cooking class, yantra painting, a blessing ceremony, musical events, a gong bath and field trips to a local temple
  • Access to teachers outside of class through text and email

CALENDAR ’24 – ’25

15 Immersive Weekends

Covering 5 distinct Content Modules from Sept ’24 – April ’25

Days & Times:

Sat. 8:30am-6pm

Sun 8:30am-6pm

2024:

Sept. 7, 8 ~ 21, 22

Oct. 5, 6 ~ 19, 20

Nov. 2, 3 ~ 16, 17

Dec. 7, 8 ~ 21, 22

24/25 Recess:

Dec. 23 – Jan. 18

2025:

Jan. (-,-) ~ 18, 19

Feb. 1, 2 ~ 15, 16

Mar. 1, 2 ~ 15, 16 ~ 29, 30

April 12, 13 ~ 19

A HOST OF PRICING OPTIONS

STANDARD TUITION

$4,445

#1 Early Bird Price – Save $500!

– Expires May 10, 2024 –

  • – Pay in Full –
  • o Save additional $100
  • – Deposit & Balance –
  • o Initial $745 deposit now
    o Balance due 30 days before start date
    o Balance due the two days before the training starts once inside of the 30 day window
  • – Deposit & Payment Plan –
  • o Initial $745 deposit now
    o Six $550 installments
    o Due 1st day of every month of training (Sept.-Jan.)
    o $100 Payment Plan Fee (factored into the above)

Denver Yoga Underground is Guaranteed.

Participating in a Yoga Teacher Training is a big investment of time and money. We get it. So, I am willing to take some of that sense of risk off of you and onto myself. If for whatever reason you decide to withdraw from the program within the first two weekend units, we will refund your tuition minus the $745 deposit.

“I resonate with nearly everything I see here. I think it’s a match. Let’s take the next step and complete the enrollment form.”

Derik Eselius in malasana in front of a Denver churchThe application will help you to clarify your aspirations for the program and strengthen your intent.  It will also give us a chance to learn about you, what you love, your history and vision. We will review your application within two days and give you a personal follow up call.

Still have questions?

CONTACT US

Feel free to contact us via email, over the phone or even schedule an appointment to meet us at our location.

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