300 Hour Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training

**Accepting applications for Fall Semester beginning November 2023

This Advanced Level Teacher Training provides a 12 month in-depth training in the Art of Teaching and the study of Yoga as a vehicle for transformation. It also offers an experiential training in the leading of intensives and workshops preparing participants for their own next level of offerings to students.

What people are saying...

"When I registered for Rolf’s online training, I knew he would deliver life changing content, but I didn’t expect to make the personal connections with other participants that I have. The small group sessions and Rolf’s thought provoking discussion topics set the stage for deep, honest and supportive sharing! My intention with this training was to develop a greater understanding of the chakras and the yoga sutras to integrate into my classes, and with Rolf’s down-to-earth, engaging explanations, I have experienced major growth in my teaching and also my own self-discovery. Rolf is so generous with his time, experience and the breadth of his knowledge, masterful but humble, an excellent teacher. I recommend this training with all my being!"
Peace, Joy

Program Description: VISION + COMMITMENT

The aim of this training is to aid in the development of truly impactful Yoga Teachers: Teachers who are leaders. In order to accomplish this aim, we will study in depth the space within which the teacher learns, grows, teaches and leads: The mirror of everyday life. We will refine our vision and commitment to our role in the classroom to achieve a level of mastery as a teacher and leader in our community.

We will explore the dynamics of karma, principle, awareness, freedom and choice. We will come to a holistic understanding of the human experience we share, the purpose of spiritual practice and the role of the teacher. To that end, teachers engaged in the Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training will study and be able to teach classes and workshops that address:

  • The Yoga Sutras as a context for understanding and transformation
  • The Mechanics of Karma as the foundation of spiritual growth
  • The Three Aspects of Practice: Sila, Samahdi and Wisdom
  • The Powerful Intersection of Western Science and Yoga
  • Non-violence in action
  • The Art of Sadhana: The Development and Refinement of a Home Practice
  • A Refined Vision of the Yoga Teacher's Tools: Asana, Pranyama and Meditation
  • A Refined Vision of the yoga teacher: The use of Self in a transformational environment.

Yoga Alliance

This is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training



Contact Mariam Gates (831) 334-3060 (direct line).

Or visit https://rolfgates.com/trainings/300-hour-vinyasa-teacher-training-online-in-person/


Click here for complete details, lecture & teaching video clips and more

Through yoga, we learn to bring our attention to a particular area in our bodies, or in our lives, and keep it there - and the results are nothing short of miraculous. The only thing that seems certain is that we cannot imagine the power of a mind, a will, and a body refined by yoga. We must experience such transformation for ourselves."  – Rolf Gates

Required Reading List

Required Reading:

If you have been through Rolf's 200hr YTT...

  • Please begin by reading Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss.

If you completed a different 200hr YTT...

  • Please begin by reading Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: Deepak Chopra + How Yoga Works: Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally

Additional Required Readings:

  • The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary, Chip Hartranft
  • How Yoga Works, Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
  • Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Rolf Gates
  • Yoga Body: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, Caroline Myss
  • Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson Ph.D. and with Richard Mendius MD
  • The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton
  • The Chakra Balancing Workbook, by Anodea Judith

Good Books to Read:

  • Bhagavad Gita: New Translation, by Stephen Mitchell
  • Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg
  • The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
  • The Law of Attraction, Esther and Jerry HicksThe Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman
Course Fee

OPTION I: PAY IN FULL: $3500 Total

  • $250 Discount


  • $500 Deposit
  • 13 Monthly Payments of $250
  • 14 payments total

Refund/Non-Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event, but a credit towards a future Teacher Training Program may be available.


The 300hr Teacher Training Certification Program consists of 9 weekends/1x month. This training offers a hybrid track. Track will utilize google classrooms for classwork, links to Rolf’s video classes and lectures, and communication amongst classmates. Additionally, there will be periodic Wednesday evening 3-hour Zoom sessions offered throughout the training (approximately once a month).

  • November 3rd-5th YTT Weekend (Rolf Gates in Indiana at Cityoga)
  • December 1st-3rd Virtual
  • January 5th-7th 2024 YTT Weekend (Rolf Gates in Indiana at Cityoga)
  • February No Training
  • March 1st-3rd Virtual
  • April 5th-7th YTT Weekend (Rolf Gates in Indiana at Cityoga)
  • May 3rd-5th Virtual
  • June 14th-June 16th YTT Weekend (Rolf Gates in Indiana at Cityoga)
  • July No Training
  • August 2nd-4th Virtual
  • September 6th-8th YTT Weekend (Rolf Gates in Indiana for Cityoga Graduation)


There will be breaks for meals and integration during the training weekends
  • Fridays: 6pm-9pm
  • Saturdays: 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Sundays: 8:30am-4:00pm