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 RYT200’s to deepen their understanding, personal practice and/or ability to teach yoga. In addition to the exploration of yoga’s deeper practices and scientific basis, CrossRoads 300YTT enrollees will delve into a therapeutically-oriented segment that will enable them 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). Crystal and Shelley are especially adept at cultivating safety, community, meaningful conversations and group energy. The program is open to graduates from any 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered training. Please see the syllabus below for all program components.  Our programs have been accepted by Yoga Alliance and, upon completion, all enrollees will be recognized as RYT500 through this registry. 



*Attend in-person training sessions beginning on September 11th, 2021 and running thru December 11th, 2022. We will meet a total of 16 weekends (the second weekend of every month) from 8-1 on Saturday/Sunday. See dates below. 

*Complete all virtual components. These will be released several weeks prior to our start date and must be completed before 12/31/2021. Approximately, 4-5 hours per week x18 weeks.

*Within our virtual and in-person time together, each candidate must fulfill the YA requirement of at least 5 hours of peer teaching. This includes (but is not limited to) a 2-hour workshop, sadhana/practices and mentoring. See Syllabus below.

TUITION: Graduates of any past CrossRoads 200YTT programs will receive a 5% discount. Program runs with a minimum of 8, maximum of 12.


$3200–(total w/6.35% CT sales tax, $3403.20); 

$500 non-refundable deposit, $2903.20 due August 15th.


$3400 (total w/6.35% CT sales tax, $3615.90)

$500 non-refundable deposit followed by 6 payments of $520 (August, October, December, February, April, June)

Without exception, there will be no refunds or credits available once matriculation begins. Please understand our cancellation policy is firm. 

A completed application and non-refundable deposit of $500 will secure your spot. For questions, please reach out to Crystal Sullivan, 860-628-1302 or email

CR TT 300 Application and Waiver


2021-Sept 11/12, Oct 9/10, Nov 13/14, Dec 11/12

2022-Jan 8/9, Feb12/13, March 12/13, April 9/10, May 14/15, June 11/12, July 9/10, Aug 13/14, Sept 10/11, Oct 8/9, Nov 12/13, Dec 10/11

Syllabus below.

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 Considerations

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
Exploring forgiveness, fear and obstacles to growth.
The challenges of teaching yoga; journaling assignments



Deliver, attend and constructively critique student-led advanced workshops.

Teach sadhana/practice 1-2x

CrossRoads Yoga IYP Requirement
(includes intake, Individualized Plan Instruction-design/instruction and follow-up with
several community volunteers).


Required Readings (Subject to change)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, your preferred version

The Bhagavad Gita, your preferred version

Healing Mantras (Thomas Ashley-Farrand)

Prana and Pranayama, Swami Niranjananda Saraswati

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Vol 1, Scientific Keys by Ray Long (strongly recommended) OR any book whose emphasis is musculo-skeletal anatomy for yoga teachers.

Yoga Body, Judith Hanson Lasater