Advanced Yoga Studies Program

Program begins January 23rd, 2016.

Must have completed a 200 hour YTT program from any school
in order to apply for the Advanced Studies Program.

If you want to strengthen your skills as a teacher and take your personal practice to the next level - this training program is for you! Yoga Teachers are invited to participate in a transformational program to increase your knowledge of Yoga, deepen your personal practice and improve your teaching skills.

This unique program is offered as a cohort model, running for one year, in which a small group of devoted practitioners will study and learn together, reflect and transform together, while enjoying a special space of connection and inspiration.
The group that comes together is always inspiring due to the like-minded nature and enthusiasm for Yoga.

The carefully selected faculty, chosen for their in-depth knowledge and passion for practice, is extraordinary!! They have backgrounds and education you will not find in other programs. The curriculum is cohesive and comprehensive offering an accurate historical perspective and in-depth knowledge from ancient and modern yoga texts.The program has a new apprenticeship portion for refinement in teaching methods and a retreat requirement to provide immersion into self study and personal practice.


The YTT program is in accordance with the Yoga Alliance National Standards and includes study and experience in:
Practice and Training in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
Philosophy and Ethics including Yama and Niyama
Anatomy and Physiology Physical and Energetic
Yogic Lifestyle and Balanced Living
Effective Teaching Methodology

The program covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Sanskrit & Pronunciation
  • Mantra, Chanting and Sound Therapy
  • Yoga Nidra, Relaxation & Meditation
  • Yoga for Stress Management & Healing
  • Therapeutic Application of Asana
  • Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras
  • Pranayama, Prana Vayus and Maya Koshas
  • Body Reading and Observation
  • Karma Yoga & Spiritual Activism
  • Yin Yoga & Healthy Joints
  • Instruction Refinement & Methodology
  • How to Design a Workshop & Lead a Yoga Retreat
  • Plus more. . .

Program Benefits

  • True Nature School of Yoga Training Manual
  • Organic Canvas Tote Bag and Journal
  • Unlimited $5 classes at Yoga Oceanside during the program
  • 10% discount in boutique

Registration does not include books, audio CDs, or other materials which you may want to purchase to enhance your study. Upon submitting your application, or by request, a recommended reading list will be sent to you. The Yoga Oceanside boutique keeps the books in stock for your convenience.

Program Dates & Details:

The program will meet one weekend per month, mostly Saturday & Sunday for one year. Two weekends the group will meet Friday-Sunday (See dates below). Schedule will generally run 9:00am - 6:00pm with some slight adjustments for guest teachers. There is also an apprenticeship requirement of an additional 30 hours, of which you will attend, observe and assist in live classes, workshops and/or retreats with your Mentor Teacher. Dates and times for apprenticeship are determined by you and your Mentor Teacher and is included in your tuition.

Weekend Dates for 2016
January 23 & 24
February 27 & 28 - Yin Yoga Training Immersion
March 19 & 20
April 23 & 24
May 21 & 22
June 24, 25 & 26 - Yoga Nidra Training Immersion
July 9 & 10 - Yoga Therapeutics
August 13 & 14 - Yoga Therapeutics
September 10 & 11 - Neuroscience and Yoga Applications for Trauma
October 15 & 16
November 4, 5 & 6 - Sadhana Immersion with Nischala Joy Devi
December 10 & 11

Program Tuition

Tuition: $3,900. Payments can be made at $325 per month.

Early Bird Tuition: $3,500. Paid in full prior to the start of the program.

SPECIAL OFFER: $3,300 tuition. Paid in full by December 15th.

Special Note: True Nature Graduates who have successfully completed our 200 hour YTT program are eligible for partial scholarships. Please state your request for scholarship in your application.

Please don't hesitate to express your specific need regarding payment. True Nature School of Yoga does not turn away dedicated students due to financial hardship.

For 500 Hour YTT Applicants:

1. Please download and fill-out the Application Form.

2. Send a check (made payable to True Nature) to:
Danielle Fowler
603 Seagaze Drive, #424
Oceanside, CA 92054

3. Or, to make a payment online with a credit card click here

For additional information or questions, please contact:

760-458-4517 or





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"After waiting for seven years to continue my training at the 500 hour level, I can tell you, it was worth the wait. The True Nature YTT program was everything I was searching for and more. The program director/lead instructor's depth of knowledge was nothing less than inspiring and motivating. Danielle has a way of bringing everyone together in a competition free and nurturing environment. Additionally, I was amazed at the list of guest speakers that I would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience. The materials enhanced the journey and have become a permanent part of my personal library. I am grateful I found the True Nature YTT Program and would highly recommend it with no reservations."
- Leslie D.

"My teaching has blossomed immensely in so many ways. I am confident, relaxed, and truly feel I am connecting with my students on multiple levels. My increased awareness of alignment, potential for injury, and modifications and adjustments has prepared me to work with all levels of students with the confidence that I can keep them safe as they explore their yoga practice. I would encourage anyone ready to take their teaching and personal practice to a much deeper level to strongly consider True Nature School of Yoga!"
- Mary B.

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