300 Hour Advanced Studies

5 Points Yoga is thrilled to announce our 2021 schedule for our advanced training studies to help you take your yoga practice and teaching to the next level. Our advanced studies curriculum is appropriate for teachers and practitioners who want to practice heart-centered living and deepen their mind-body connection. We offer a spirituality and philosophy study group and workshops that help both teachers and practitioners, along with providing a teaching practicum and in-depth workshops specific to teachers.

You will gain practical skills you can apply to your personal yoga practice and, if you’re a teacher, to your unique style of teaching yoga. You will also have the opportunity for spiritual mentorship with Lindsey, Shannon, and Anne. The more wisdom you develop, the more your presence will be of service to those around you.

Our curriculum is rooted in our philosophy of heart-centered living and the importance of the mind-body connection to create healing and peace.


Interested in the Spirituality and Philosophy Study Group?

We are so glad. Many practitioners have studied with us to deepen their connection to themselves, those in their lives, and the great beyond. In 2021, we’ll meet one Tuesday evening per month for two hours to discuss the Bhagavad Gita. Our discussions will be based on The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Guest speakers familiar with the text on a spiritual and scholarly level will join us to enrich our perspectives.


Interested in the 300-hour Training and Teaching Practicum?

You found your voice and love for yoga in your 200-hour. We help you amplify your voice in our 300-hour so that you can create even more healing and transformation in our world. You might choose to sign up for the teaching practicum only or the entire training, which includes the spirituality and philosophy study group. For those that choose to participate in all of the advanced studies offerings, in addition to learning more about anatomy, teaching skills, and spiritual development, you’ll be supported in developing as a heart-centered entrepreneur.

Our 300-hour training is designed to be completed in 2-3 years. In 2021, we will meet two Tuesday evenings and one Saturday per month. In addition, you will choose from ongoing workshops, classes, and events throughout the year to accrue hours. Our first Tuesday evenings are practicum sessions and include practice teaching and feedback, our second Tuesday evening meetings will focus on spirituality and philosophy, and our Saturday meetings are each a deep dive into a single topic. Signing up for the 2021 cohort includes 90 contact hours of learning. With the addition of other workshops outside of the training and home-study, students can earn up to 150 hours each year.


Our curriculum for 2021 will include:

  • Asana practice and study
  • Teaching skills:
    • Theme-ing for transformation
    • Skilled cueing to deepen the mind-body connection
    • Inclusive and affirming language
    • Props and modifications
    • Adjustments including verbal and hands-on
  • Teaching special groups:
    • Yogis who have experienced trauma
    • Beginners
    • Seniors
  • Applied anatomy
  • Pranayama, mudras, and chanting for relaxation and healing
  • Meditation
  • Ayurveda
  • Spirituality, including studies of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Heart-centered entrepreneurship
  • And, as always, sharing, growth, and support in loving community


2021 Meeting Dates:

We will meet virtually until we agree as a community that resuming in-person meetings is safe. After that, all sessions will be offered in a hybrid format. You may choose to complete the entire year’s curriculum online or you may choose to attend some in-person and some online.


We will meet from 6:00-8:00p on two Tuesday evenings and 1:00-4:30p on Saturday afternoons each month. These dates and times may fluctuate slightly depending on presenter availability. The calendar will be updated as presenter dates are confirmed.

The first Tuesday of each month will be a teaching practicum meeting, the other Tuesday will be the spirituality and philosophy meeting, and the Saturday of each month will be a different workshop.


300-Hr Teacher Training Calendar

Month Days
January 5, 26, 30 (Let’s Talk About Fascia with Leah McKellop)
February 2, 9, 27 (How to Be a Beacon of Light for Your Community with Shannon Ball)
March 2, 9, 28 (What PTs Wish Yoga Teachers Knew About the Body with Henry Pursner, PT and CYT)
April 6, 13, 24 (Cueing with Care with Lindsey Hammond)
May 4, 11, 15 (Ayurveda, Chakras, and the Subtle Body Part 1 with Elise Faust)
June 8, 12, 15 (Ayurveda, Chakras, and the Subtle Body Part 2 with Elise Faust)
July 6, 27 (Summer Break)
August 3, 28, 31 (Trauma to Transformation with Anne Ethier)
September 14, 21, 25 (The Language of Touch: Hands-on Assists with Anne Ethier)
October 5, 12, 30 (Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 1 with Moya McGinn Matthews)
November 2, 9, 14 (Teaching Brand New Beginners with Monica Heidesch)
December 4, 7, 14 (Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 2 with Moya McGinn Matthews)


Teaching Practicum Calendar

Session Days
One January 5
Two February 2
Three March 2
Four April 6
Five May 4
Six June 8
Seven July 6
Eight August 3
Nine September 14
Ten October 5
Eleven November 9
Twelve December 14


Spirituality & Philosophy Study Group Calendar

Days Times
Feb 9th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Feb 27th 1:00 – 4:30 pm
March 9th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
April 13th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
May 11th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
June 15th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
July 27th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Aug 31st 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sept 21st 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Oct 12th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Nov 2th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dec 7th 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Want to participate, but cannot make every date?

Not a problem. Talk to Lindsey, Shannon, or Anne about the date you cannot attend, and we will work it out from there. You might choose to make up the hours in a different workshop or to work one on one with one of the lead trainers. We are consistently adding options to our schedule, and we work with members of the training to develop future curriculum. We welcome your input and do our best to curate world-class learning opportunities aligned with our students’ interests!


We are so excited about what 2021 has in store on the 300-hour training journey!


For more information and pricing for our 2021 300-hour training, teaching practicum, and spirituality and philosophy study group, email Lindsey at lindsey@athensfivepointsyoga.com.


We do not offer refunds or transfers on our training programs.