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Teacher Certification - 300 Hour
300-Hour Curriculum for 500 RYT Certification
This program is designed for teachers who currently hold an RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance. Those wishing to start from scratch are encouraged to enroll in and complete our 200-hour program first.
Trainees can complete the curriculum sequentially, as laid out below, or may choose to enroll one session at a time. The sessions will repeat every 12-18 months. This open-enrollment option allows trainees to complete the requirements as their schedules allow.
Our program is rooted in long-established yoga traditions, balancing genuine yogic philosophy with real-world practicality. Graduates will feel grounded in their knowledge, and empowered to craft practices in their own style.
Scheduled Meeting Times
Weekends with Theresa Murphy, Dr. Paula Gelbart, and Dean Sluyter run Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Weekends with Alison & Gabe run Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm and Sunday, 1:30-5:30pm.
Session 1: Chakras
June 24-26, 2016 with Theresa
Session 2: Vayus
September 23-25, 2016 with Theresa
Session 3: Anatomy
October 14-16, 2016 with Dr. Paula Gelbart
Session 4: Meditation
November 11-12 with guest teacher Dean Sluyter (Friday & Saturday only)
Session 5: Technique, Practice, & Teaching Methodology
January 13-14 & February 11-12, 2017 with Alison & Gabe
Session 6: Pranayama
January 20-22, 2017 with Theresa
Session 7: Practicing the 8 Fold Path
March 11-12, 2017 with Alison & Gabe
Session 8: Sequencing & Variation in Asana
April 7-9, 2017 with Alison & Gabe
Session 9: Body Reading & Hands-on Assists
August 11-13, 2017 with Alison & Gabe
Session 10: Sanskrit, Sounding, & Chanting
October 13-15, 2017 with Theresa
For a complete outline of content,
please review our curriculum on the Yoga Alliance website:
• 2 classes per month with Alison & Gabe, for a total of 32 classes, included in tuition
• 6 workshops or in-depth studies at One Tree Yoga
• Reading & Writing assignments for each session
• 10 Class Observations with Journal & Review
• 20-Hour Practicum with Journal & Review
Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. If you are unable to attend a portion of a weekend, you must make up the contact hours with relevant content at your own expense. This may include workshops or private sessions with lead instructors, and must be approved by the studio. This policy is intended to preserve the integrity of the program, to ensure that you receive an education that adheres to Yoga Alliance standards, and to give equal consideration to all students when granting certification. We understand that unexpected events may occur, and we will do our best to work with you to arrange alternative sources for contact hours. If you know in advance that you are otherwise engaged on a scheduled weekend, please consider taking the session the next time it is offered. The sessions will repeat every 12-18 months.
Theresa Murphy's deepest intention in teaching yoga is to be a catalyst for discovering the wisdom and wonder of an embodied life. She is the primary teacher for Tias Little and the Prajna school, as well as an Insight Yoga teacher with Sarah Powers and mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute. Theresa wholeheartedly devotes herself to practice. With over 25 years of study and practice, plus 15 years of teaching, she has made her life’s work a balance of teaching the Yoga Dharma, caring for her ailing mother, and ongoing studies with additional influences: Amy Matthews, Patricia Walden, Jennifer Welwood, Joseph Goldstein, Scott Blossom, and Erich Schiffman. Her style of cross-pollinating traditions, re-mixed with her own sensitivities and insights, makes for potent experiences of embodiment, heart-mind expansion, and mental clarity. Theresa was one of the original founders of One Tree Yoga, where she led yoga teacher trainings for 7 years.
Alison King Tigges, ERYT-200 began her yoga practice in 2002 as a way to recover from injuries from years of sports and dance. Alison continued to practice and study under Theresa Murphy at One Tree Yoga while obtaining her undergraduate degree at UNL and graduate degree at UNO in criminal justice and public administration. She completed her teacher certification program in 2009. Alison has been teaching since then and has continued her studies with many well-known teachers, such as Amy Matthews, Tias Little, Surya Little, Linda Spackman, Nicholai Bachman, and Noah Maze.
Alison completed her 500-hour certification with Tias Little’s Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. She is one of just a few teachers nationwide qualified to teach the Prajna Yoga training curriculum. She has also completed several training courses with Noah Maze, refining her teaching skills and methods for training teachers. Alison has led One Tree Yoga’s Teacher Certification Program since 2014.
Alison sees yoga as more than something to do. It is a way of being in the world. The physical postures and breath work on the mat, combined with time on the meditation cushion, prepare us to be ready for whatever life throws our way. Yoga can help us become more physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually aware and connected, living our practice day to day.
Gabe Hopp, ERYT-200 started practicing yoga in 2003 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Evansville. She continued that study in Omaha, under Theresa Murphy at One Tree Yoga, while she pursued her Master’s degree in musicology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gabe received her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. Since then, she has trained extensively with master teachers throughout the United States including Tias and Surya Little, Rod Stryker, Ben Vincent, Christina Sell, and Amy Matthews.
Gabe has twice traveled to India to study with yoga masters A.G., Indra, and Ganesh Mohan in Chennai, India. She’s completed the first four modules of their 500-hour yoga therapy training. Gabe’s philosophy is that yoga is a life practice. One should view yoga practice with a broad scope to include meditation, prayer, chanting, singing, compassion in action, and breathing, as well as physical postures. Through a practice of yoga, we have the opportunity to discover our true nature and our purpose for being here (dharma). Most recently, Gabe has been co-leading OTY’s teacher training program, pursuing a 500-hour certification from Prajna Yoga, and leading kirtan.
Early Bird One-Time Payment: One payment of $3,500 prior to starting the program. Includes a non-refundable deposit of $159.
2-Payment Plan: Two payments of $1,950, one prior to starting, and one prior to your 6th session, for a total of $3,900. Includes a non-refundable deposit of $159.
11 per-session payments of $375, for a total of $4,125.
Tuition includes 32 classes at One Tree Yoga with Gabe or Alison, required for graduation. Trainees receive a 50% discount on additional workshops with Theresa Murphy, Alison Tigges, and Gabe Hopp.
Prorated refunds for full tuition can be given through the end of your third session. No refunds are given after completion of 3 sessions.
You can download PDF versions of both our program details and an application to enroll below: