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22 Days 300-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Training in Florida, USA

Heartwood Retreat Center, 17507 Waterline Road, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA

RYT-300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Florida

Heartwood's RYT-300 program is a comprehensive training experience at a beautiful and serene retreat center to expand your skill-set as a teacher while learning new modalities and therapeutic yoga techniques that will keep you growing and on top of the shifting trends in yoga today. Seeped in nature and organic beauty, this intimate training facility specializes in yoga teacher training, with a yoga reference library, audio visual set up, meditation garden and more to support your practice and assure you leave feeling confident, knowledgeable and deeply inspired to share your yoga with others and make a difference in the world. Heartwood offers ongoing support to their graduates, and the staff are all ERYT-500 yoga teachers, IAYT yoga therapists, Reiki masters and have specialty skills to assure you are getting the highest quality education as you deepen your relationship with yoga and experience personal spiritual growth as well. Heartwood's RYT-300 program is Yoga Alliance approved and the certification is recognized worldwide.

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Ginny & Denver
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  • Yin, Chair, and Restorative yoga classes
  • Ayurveda, yoga for seniors, and Reiki Master certification
  • Full moon yoga studies and subtle body healing techniques
  • Transferable hours to the Heartwood 800 hour Yoga Therapy Program
  • Registered Yoga Training certification
  • 16 hour Aerial yoga certification
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Yoga styles

22 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bicycle
  • Library

During the training, you will stay in Heartwood Retreat Center. Heartwood offers dorm style housing that includes some private rooms, or four students to a room in the dorm housing. The yoga center is available 24/7 with a kitchen, lobby and living room, yoga library, and the grounds include a chakra meditation garden, medicine wheel, labyrinth, outdoor practice areas, and more. A hot tub is available for you after hours.


This course offers comprehensive studies of yoga therapy and advanced anatomy and physiology studies, Trauma yoga, Bhagavad Gita, and advanced philosophy, Yin yoga, Chair yoga, yoga for seniors, Ayurveda, Restorative yoga, hands-on adjusts and props workshops, teaching modalities and effectiveness, planning, and implementing workshops and retreats, and practice teaching.

The Heartwood RYT-300 certification is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance Sanctioned 300-hour advanced training program for yoga teachers who have already received their RYT-200 certification and are now looking to dive deeper into yoga theory and philosophy as well as refine their communication and information base to enhance their teaching skills. Also, this program includes a 16-hour Aerial yoga teacher training which comes with a certificate upon completion.

This is a powerful immersion with classes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends with three weekend days off to rest, visit Florida, or to simply relax at the retreat center. The program is geared to helping yoga professionals learn to make a viable career in health and wellness. This coursework expands the skill-set for yoga teachers preparing them to authentically teach a variety of specialty classes.

A comprehensive approach to yoga therapy deeply explores issues that can be addressed through yoga as a path to healing. Comprehensive units covering Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, Chair yoga, yoga for seniors prepare students to work with specialty subjects. An Ayurvedic approach to yoga training is emphasized with special emphasis on body types and constitutions and studying how the environment, astronomy, and season impact the physical systems.

The Bhavagad Gita a is studied to consider how ancient wisdom can be applied to life in the 21st century successfully and deepen our understanding of yoga's spiritual goals. The business of yoga is addressed to help teachers understand how to plan, implement, and execute programs and projects successfully as well.

Ayurveda yoga

Basic knowledge of Ayurveda gives you a holistic view of disease prevention and proper lifestyle choices as well as a complete understanding of subtle anatomy and its relationship to the cosmos. You will learn how the mind influences the body structure and to “body read”. Ayurvedic approaches to yoga add a new degree of awareness and teachers learn to adjust a practice to serve different body types and constitutions.

Enhancing teaching and communication skills - Giving specialty classes, workshops, and retreats

Since this level of training is specifically designed for yoga teachers rather than individuals who may just be exploring yoga teacher’s training for the purposes of self-growth, students who do not have applicable teaching experience to draw from will be provided opportunity to teach within Heartwood Retreat Center's program to gain more hands-on experience and to refine their communication and teaching skills.

Work projects include giving a one-hour yoga lecture, a three-hour yoga workshop, and participation with a small group to coordinate and deliver a full day yoga retreat, stretching the student's understanding of how to organize, plan, and teach a "bigger yoga experience."

This program is ideal for those wishing to make a career of yoga as it extends their capacity to deliver a greater range of yoga experiences to others. You will also discuss the "business of yoga" focusing on how to grow and develop a career in yoga. You will work on developing your original voice and unique style as a teacher.

Philosophy studies

A deeper understanding of yoga philosophy will be explored through Bagavad Gita studies to explore the spiritual goals and deeper meaning of yoga as a path to spiritual evolution. You will review yoga sutras as well as Upanishads to broaden their understanding of renowned spiritual teachings.

Specialty studies

Several full certification days are devoted to diving deeply into specific specialty subjects to expand the range of understanding and the skill set of your students, some for unit one and others for unit two, the therapy unit. These include Chair yoga, yoga for seniors, Yin yoga, Trauma yoga, Restorative yoga. Partial day seminars will be allocated to advanced postures, sensory yoga, Acro yoga, and advanced meditation techniques.

What makes a powerful teacher?

You will begin your unit with an in-depth look at learning modalities and how to be a stronger communicator. You will study the art of teaching to remind everyone that it is not just how much you know, but how gifted you are at sharing what you know with others that defines a truly inspirational and effective teacher. You will take a look at respected mentors in yoga today and discuss ethics of teaching.

Writing life mission statements guide your careers as well as help you determine your dharma and to use your yoga for a more authentic life as you begin your new, advanced training journey.

Included excursions

Beach yoga and several off site excursions will be included in this training to expand your yoga experiences and take advantage of the beautiful nature of the area.


Ginny East Shaddock

Denver Bosky

Retreat location

This course will take place in Florida, USA. Heartwood is 30 minutes away from the Sarasota beaches. the number one beach in the US with pure white sand.

This yoga teacher training is located in Heartwood Retreat Center, Bradenton, Florida. Heartwood is a seven-acre private yoga retreat center, just off of highway 75 in Bradenton, Florida. The entire facility is on a crystal grid. A state of the art yoga center with kitchen, yoga library, art room, couches, and studio. It also features outdoor practice spaces, an award-winning meditation garden (featured as a competition winner in Country Gardens Magazine in fall 2016), labyrinth, medicine wheel, firepit, and more. It is state of the art yoga center.

Heartwood Retreat Center is located 20 minutes from the beach and you will spend one day studying at the beach (just to have a more expansive experience).

Nearby places

  • Bush Gardens - 1 hour
  • Tampa - i hour
  • Orlando - 2 hours
  • Disney World - 2 hours

Unique features


  • Reiki


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


  • Library

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All food served at Heartwood is vegetarian, and Heartwood Retreat Center accommodates most dietary needs. The packages include breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as well as snacks and drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Body work, including massages and/or reiki treatments are available by appointment.

What's included

  • Yin, Chair, and Restorative yoga classes
  • 20 hour Aerial yoga certification or Reiki Master Certification
  • Full moon yoga studies and subtle body healing techniques
  • Yoga therapy, advanced anatomy, and physiology studies
  • Ayurveda, yoga for seniors
  • Hands-on adjusts and props workshops
  • Teaching modalities and effectiveness
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate
  • Workshop and Retreat Planning

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA). Transfer from and to the airport is not included. Heartwood Retreat Center will try to pick people up if they need a lift, as long as they arrive during reasonable hours the day before.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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