300 Hour Advanced Yoga Training & 500 RYT Certification

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 300 Program)

Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification and RYT 300/500
Cloud Nine Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance since 2002.

Offered as a 22-day Immersion Program or in a 5-6 month course structure, our 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is designed to bring you to “Master Your Practice, Advance Your Teaching.”

Pre-requisite: Completion of any 200 level yoga training program.

We are honored to host some of the most respected and influential teachers as esteemed faculty and guest teachers.

To learn more, or to register, click on the location links below. Call us for further details or questions at the numbers listed. Feel free to download the most current applications, schedules, and detailed information on our SCHOOLS page.

To complete your R.Y.T. 500 with Cloud Nine Yoga:

  • Graduate from a 200-hr RYT Program
  • Take our entire Advanced Yoga Program (offered at several locations each year)
  • Spend 60 hours with a mentor teacher (at your leisure)
  • Complete 100 hours teaching your own classes
  • Take a 5-day Retreat with your favorite Cloud Nine Yoga teachers
  • 130 hours +++ (CONTACT) of workshops and lectures with CNY E-R.Y.T. 500 trainers, amazing teachers, and guest faculty from all over the world.
  • 90 hours +++ (CONTACT) of retreating with CNY teachers/faculty. This retreat cost is not included in your tuition for the program and must be handled separately. A five day minimum on retreat with a Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher Trainer is required for 300 RYT certification with us.
  • 40 hours +++ (CONTACT) of internships in your area with a mentor teacher of your choice. This teacher must be a Teacher Trainer (E-RYT 200 or better). You may also complete your internship in a Cloud Nine Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training with one of our affiliated branches.
  • 40 hours +++ (CONTACT) of taking regular studio or gym classes as a student. This includes all the time you spend practicing in the presence of a Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher of your choice. We would like to add that any style yoga classes that support your being the most marvelous and authentic YOU will count here, as long as you are in the light of another marvelous and authentic E-RYT 500 teacher.
  • 100 hours +++ (NON-CONTACT) of personal studies and volunteering. Personal studies include: reading our required book assignments, internet research, writing homework, etc. and all other time you spend outside the class environment in support of what you are learning in the program. Seva (service) or volunteering is also an option here, which you can share your special talents with the world in some way.

In addition, Yoga Alliance requires the following for RYT 500 designation:

100 hours +++ (NON-CONTACT) of teaching. We can oversee your teaching hours by helping you find classes if you don’t already have one. There are always opportunities to find work teaching and subbing with other Cloud Nine Yoga staff and teachers.


Our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Certification is HATHA YOGA based. We focus on breath-centered movement, mental health practices, and nature meditations. Our ASANA emphasis is VINYASA with elements of Sun/Moon Salutations, Standing and Balancing Poses, Supported Inversions, Seated Forward Bends, Hip/Heart Openers, Twisting, and Restorative Relaxation techniques.

Individual immersions and trainings are offered in: Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, The Chakra System, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Energy Body Activation, Psychology of Yoga, Somatics, Partner and Acro Yoga, Use of Touch/Adjustments/Modifications, Thai Yoga Massage, Planning Retreats, Designing Workshops, Sequencing Classes, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Radiance Sutras (Vijnana Bhairava Tantra), Bhakti/Mantra Yoga, Yin Yoga, Buddhist Meditation Practices, The Power of Guiding, YogaPlay for Kids, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Art Meditations, and much, MORE!


Advanced Teacher Training Registration
$600 enrollment deposit

$3800 base tuition (additional fees apply for immersion courses)

We offer discounts when you Pay In Full before the program start date.


Cloud Nine Yoga Edu-vacation Retreats offer a variety of experiences and workshops that build into the 300 hr requirements. Depending on location and teachers, these courses provide approximately 12 hours of training per day. For example, at our Kaua’i OMmersions, we stick to the above course topics and wrap it all up in a 22-day IMMERSION program timeline. Optional room and board is available for an additional fee.

Contact founder and Director of Trainings, Erika Faith, for further info: 310-989-0878.