NO 300-HOURS AT THE EDGE for 2024: We will be coming at ya in 2025!


Welcome! Have you graduated from your 200 Hour Teacher Training? Or, have you had a steady practice for three (3) years or more? Well okay! The time is NOW!  Deepen your practice, expand your knowledge, dare to dream and live the CHANGE!  Become a 500 RYT!

Note: Graduates of the 235 hour program at Yoga with an Edge will receive a 10% discount on the 300 hour program.

When it comes to the practice of yoga, some is good, more is better and too much is not enough! What makes this 300 Hour training different? Unlike trainings that cram 50 or even 100 students into one room, our 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program is limited to 12! Our goal is to immerse you in the ancient practice of yoga,  with small groups, lots of one on one instruction and an atmosphere that feels safe and trusting. You will actually know everyone’s name. It’s a family affair!

This advanced teacher training program will build upon your 200 hour teacher training and will take you to the next level and maybe the level beyond! With some of the best teachers from Raleigh, Asheville, Charlotte and Hickory, our aim is to fill you with knowledge that will enable you to teach students, beginner to advanced, the beautiful practice of yoga safely and with confidence, a confidence that comes from the power of KNOWLEDGE. This intensive training will be woven around the Yamas and Niyamas the backbone of yoga. We will not be dogmatic about one school of yoga being better than the other. An open mind and willingness to explore is essential to growth.  The foundation of the training will be in Hatha Yoga, but we will offer training in Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Back Care Yoga and Restorative Yoga from some of the best teachers in western North Carolina.

We will expect 100% from you and we will offer in return the same commitment. A 300 hour certification indicates your true dedication to higher learning, giving of your time and yourself. Changing the world one practice at a time. It’s not just a lifetime of study, but a study of life.  Are you ready? We hope to see you at the Edge!

The curriculum at Yoga with an Edge, a certified yoga school, has been approved by Yoga Alliance. You will be eligible for certification through Yoga Alliance at the end of training if all 300 hour requirements have been met. Certificates of graduation will be provided by the Edge.

272 Contact Hours: 9 Months
100 Non-Contact Hours:  Reading, writing assignments, journaling,  daily practice, in-studio and out of studio, and essays


~ Learning advanced anatomy and physiology
~ Delving into the breakdown, alignment, and modification of Postures
~ Sequencing of classes/setting themes
~ The study of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Bhakti Yoga & Restorative Yoga
~ Learning how to trouble shoot/prevention of injuries
~ Advanced pranayama techniques
~ Learning the bandhas/controlling energy
~ Advanced study in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
~ The Eight Limbs of Yoga – delving deeply into the Yamas & Niyamas (the backbone of Yoga)
~ Learning effective presentation and communication skills to teach all      level classes
~ Advanced study in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
~ Healing Chakra Work

~ 45-60 minutes asana practice daily, in-studio and out of studio
~ Journaling regarding daily practice of life (sutras/threads of life)
~ 30-45 minutes meditation practice daily in-studio and out of studio, (sitting, walking, eating, etc.)
~ 7 required books to read
~ Three 1-3 page reports to write (one biography, your choice)
~ Two 5-10 page reports to write (topic to be assigned)
~ Attend and evaluate 6 yoga classes of different teachers (must be teachers you have never practiced with)
~ Teach 3 yoga classes unsupervised (evaluations required from students)
~ Adjust 6 yoga classes unsupervised (evaluations required from students)
~ Teach 3 Karma yoga classes (free) (evaluations required from students)
~ Full attendance required, no exceptions

~ Must be 18 years or older (or have permission slip from parent – this will require a conversation between the parent and Director)
~ A 200 hour certification is Required
~ A complete Admission Application with deposit
~ You may join this program without a 200 RYT to deepen your study of yoga if your practice has been in place (steady) for three (3) years or longer
~ A desire to take your practice to another level
~ A  commitment to the 300 hour program. This means no weekends missed, no exceptions
~ A willingness to be receptive to whatever is offered
~ A willingness to trust your teachers and be coachable
~ An open heart and mind
~ A commitment to practice yoga OFF the mat as well as ON!

There will be 8 required books to read. See list below. You will be given lots of additional articles and handouts, which means LOTS of reading! Books are not included in tuition.

The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
Threads of Yoga by Matthew Remski
Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart by Ram Dass
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
The Holy Science of Yoga by Chandra Om
Breath, by James Nestor
The Journey Within, Exploring the Path of Bhakti by Radhanath Swami
The Yamas & Niyamas (Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice) by Deborah Adele (To be read by the first weekend of training)

~ Johnna Smith, (Workshop) Authorization Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga – Charlotte
~ Joe Taft, E-RYT-500 –  Asheville, Anusara Yoga
~ Michael Johnson, E-RYT-500 – Asheville, Bhakti Yoga
~ Sally Fanjoy, E-RYT- 500 – Hickory, Yamas & Niyamas
~ Laura Duggan, RYT-235 – Hickory, Restorative Yoga
~ Mado Hesselink E-RYT-500 – Asheville, Sutras of Patanjali
~ Dr. Richard Carlton, RYT 200 – Hickory, MBSR/Meditation
~ Sierra Hollister, E-RYT-500 – Asheville, Kundalini Yoga
~ Pam Elske-Leonetti, PT, MS, DPT, C/NDT-Physical Therapist,      Advanced Anatomy
~ Vicki Vanderlinden, Director, E-RYT 500 – Hickory, Director

: $2,950
We accept check, cash, or credit card. For credit card payments, please click the graphic below, which will take you to our MindBody online store. A $500 deposit is required with the Application to reserve your space.  Should you need to cancel your reservation the $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tuition Payment Schedule:
$500 Deposit
$2,450.00 (pay in full non-graduates)
$2,205.00 (pay in full graduates from the Edge) 10% after deposit
$490.00 (monthly installments non-graduates)
$441.00 (monthly installments graduates from the Edge)

Registration is OPEN until the training is FULL. Please email or call to inquire.

PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY: Your application and deposit signify your obligation to remit the total fee regardless of whether you finish the program after it begins. Tuition may be paid in full, or paid in 5 installments, after the required deposit of $500: February, March, April, May, and June will be the payment months. There will be no exceptions regarding the due dates. 

No portion of tuition will be returned. To receive your certificate, you will be required to make up the missed weekend either at the Edge when teachers are available or at another Yoga Alliance Certified Studio when the required class is being offered. It will be costly.

Please click this link to download a 2020 application.