Crossroads 300 (500) Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Directed by Crystal Sullivan PT, ERYT500, C-IAYT and Shelley Nyren OTR/L, ERYT500, C-IAYT.S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300

The aim of CrossRoads 300 (500) Hour Yoga Teacher Training is to provide a nurturing environment for 200 hour RYT’s to deepen their understanding, personal practice and/or ability to teach yoga. In addition to the exploration of yoga’s deeper practices, CrossRoads 300 YTT enrollees will delve into a therapeutically oriented segment that will enable enrollees to apply the tools of yoga and Ayurveda to create individual yoga practices for themselves, each other and community volunteers who seek restoration of balance (body, mind and/or spirit). The program is open to graduates from any 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered training.

Upon completion, graduates achieve RYT500 status.

TUITION: Each module $875 (CR200 grads, $275 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot, $600 due day 1), $975 all others ($275 deposit to secure your spot, $700 due day 1). Tuition must be paid in full by Day 1 of each module.

CrossRoads 200YTT grads who wish to pay for all 4 modules up front ($3200) receive a $300 reduction in tuition. Graduates from other trainings who wish to pay all four modules up front ($3500) receive a $400 reduction. Without exception, there will be no refunds or credits available once matriculation begins. Please understand our cancellation policy is firm. Tuition fees are subject to 1.0635% CT sales tax.

MONDAY PROGRAM: Four 9-week modules. Successful completion of all 4 modules in addition to 18 hours mentoring/co-facilitating 200YTT enrollees will result in RYT500 status. Space is limited to 12.


Physical Anatomy: In Progress

Subtle Anatomy 1/28-3/25, 2019

Advanced Practices 4/1-6/3, 2019

Ayurveda, Beyond the Basics SUMMER 2019 (DATES TBD)

WEEKEND PROGRAM: Four 5-month modules. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-1:30. Successful completion of all 4-modules in addition to 18 hours mentoring/co-facilitating 200YTT enrollees will result in RYT500 status. Two modules will take place in 2019, Two Modules will take place in 2020. See below. Space is limited to 12.


Physical Anatomy & Emphasis on the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga Practice (January 5/6, 2019, February 2/3, March 23/24, April 6/7, May 4/5)

Subtle Anatomy (August 3/4, September 7/8, October 5/6, November 2/3, December 7/8)

Ayurveda, Beyond the Basics and Advanced Practices (2020, dates TBD)

CR TT 300 Application and Waiver 

CrossRoads 300 HR YTT Curriculum
Techniques, Training, Practice & Teaching Methodology
Alignment, Adjustment/Manual/Energetic Assist
Advanced Sequencing/Theory and Practice
Arm Balance Postures
Yoga Nidra
Mantra Theory and Practice
Ayurvedic Pranayama
Various Meditation Practices
Restoring Balance/ Individual Yoga Practice Development thru Pranayama, Asana, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation
Special considerations for: Osteoporosis, UE/LE/Spinal pathology, PTSD/Trauma Recovery & Addiction Recovery
An Introduction to Kundalini Philosophy/Kriya/Meditation
Prenatal Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy of osteoporosis/menopause, pregnancy,
UE/LE/Low Back/SI dysfunction, PTSD, Addiction
Advanced anatomy of the nervous and endocrine systems
Energetic Anatomy

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics
Practical Application of
Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hindu and Buddhist Tenets
Healthy Student/Teacher Boundaries
Ayurvedic Principles: Beyond the Basics
Sadhana Development, Instruction and Maintenance Strategies
Hindu Gods/Goddesses
Yoga and Aromatherapy
Exploring forgiveness, fear and obstacles to growth.
The challenges of teaching yoga

Deliver, attend and constructively critique student-led workshops.
CrossRoads Yoga Clinic
(includes intake, sadhana design/instruction and follow-up with
community members).

Required Readings (Subject to change)
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, your preferred version
Bhagavad Gita, your preferred version
Buddha’s Brain, by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius
Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
Prana and Pranayama, Swami Niranjananda Saraswati
Yoga Body, Judith Hanson Lasater

*All CrossRoads enrollees AND GRADS receive FREE and unlimited yoga at SoulSpace Yoga & Wellness.

*CrossRoads 200YTT meets Wednesdays and the third weekend of every month. There is no over-lap in programs.