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You've gained solid foundations....Down Under invites you to explore depth.

You've acquired knowledge....Down Under invites you expand your definitions.

You've discovered your voice...Down Under invites you to refine and step into it with confidence.


The 2017 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training will take place at our Brookline studios

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1:30-7:30pm


Jan 27-29, Feb 24-26, Mar 24-26, Apr 28-30, May 12-14, Jun 23-25,

Jul 28-30, Aug 25-27, Sep 29-Oct 1, Oct 27-29, Nov 10-12, Dec 8-10

Cost: $3600 Early Bird by November 1st or $3800 with payment plan


Registration is Open

Deadline for Early Bird Pricing is November 1st, so apply now! 

MASTER THE ART OF EXCEPTIONAL TEACHING with Down Under’s Professional 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Designed for yoga teachers and serious practitioners who have earned a 200 Hour yoga certification or equivalent experience, in-addition to in-depth study of sequencing, alignment, philosophy, meditation, pranayama, anatomy, specialized yoga, and the business of yoga this ground-breaking program offers the following unique components:

TWELVE PROFESSIONAL WEEKEND IMMERSIONS: Watch your teaching evolve as America’s finest teachers steep you in the in-depth study of alignment and anatomy, sequencing and structure, history and philosophy, subtle body and pranayama, the art of delivery and creativity, and the business of building a professional teaching career.

MINI-TRAININGS & SPECIALIZATIONS: Leave ready to teach themed and specialty classes or offer captivating workshops. The training includes ten mini-trainings: Therapeutic Yoga, Pre/postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda, Kids & Teens, Inversion Expertise, as well as Ashtanga, Iyengar and yoga traditions from around the world.

TEACHING IN LIVE CLASSROOMS & THE WIDER COMMUNITY: A highlight of the Professional Program is the individualized and detailed feedback provided by senior teachers Natasha Rizopoulos and Director Justine Cohen in small group and live classroom settings. Further experience comes through the Karma Yoga unit which places trainees in different teaching environments in the wider community and has proven to be one of the most beloved modules of the training.

Meet Your 300 Hour Faculty

NATASHA RIZOPOULOS is one of the country’s most esteemed Vinyasa teachers. A former Ashtanga teacher, ballet dancer and the face of Yoga Journal’s DVD’s and books, “Rizopoulos demonstrates exacting and nearly flawless knowledge of alignment” (LA Magazine). Described as “a wonder to watch”, Natasha’s greatest joy is imparting the essential tools and surprising secrets of a successful, sustainable and passionate teaching career.  She will elevate your personal practice and understanding of every pose, focusing on your ability to create intelligent, creative and joyful sequences.  Her exploration of yoga philosophy, the Sutras and seminal texts gives you the ability to discuss an array of yogic principles in a way that is meaningful and accessible to your students. Natasha’s individualized guidance on every aspect of your instruction  will advance your teaching and leave you with a fresh set of skills and artistry to apply in the classroom. Known for her ability to make teachers feel calm, comfortable and confident, Natasha’s astute and constructive individual feedback is one of the highlights of the Professional Program and occurs both in a group setting and one-on-one consultations.

BARBARA BENAGH is “one of yoga’s most compelling and distinctive voices” (Yoga Journal). Described as “one of the most intelligent and insightful teachers around”, she has taught yoga for over 40 years. Known for her intelligent sequencing, wonderful stories and expert alignment, Barbara joins Natasha in leading trainees to discover the art of great, authentic teaching. She shares a life’s work on therapeutics and injury assessment. As a result, you’ll be able to address common neck and back questions in class or offer workshops on specific areas of the body and physical conditioning. An expert of breathing mechanics and pranayama, Barbara’s work on the breath will teach you all the major pranayamas and transform the way you cue students to inhale and exhale. Her exploration on ‘the Core’ enables you to explain the pivotal influence of core muscle on asanas, and to teach core classes or immersions. And Barbara’s ‘art of delivery’ examines the influence of speech and imagery, humor and storytelling, confidence and command, empathy and ethics in the classroom.


Completion of a 200 Hour Teacher Training program or equivalent experience is a prerequisite. After completing this training, RYT 200 teachers  who meet Yoga Alliance requirements will be eligible to upgrade to RYT 500. Deliberately designed to be affordable to yoga teachers, the training costs $3,600 (inclusive of all materials and trainings) plus a minimum of 30 classes over the course of the year with Down Under faculty. Teacher Training students have access to Down Under’s student rates for the duration of the training. A completed application and $500 deposit are required to secure space in the training. The remaining balance of $3,100 is due November 1, 2016. After November 1st or with payment plan the balance increases to $3,300. Deposits and fees are non-refundable. Late payment of payment plans attract additional fees.