Sage Studio’s

300 Hour RYT Program

Beginning Fall 2019


Lead Instructor: Shane Knox

Instructors: Ann Mills, Jann Baker, Mary Sullivan


Mandatory Training Times:

Contact Hours:

  • All training module dates and any classes with Shane.

  • Remainder of contact hours are any class with any teacher at Sage Studio or ERYT500 from another studio.

  • Weekend Immersion Retreat: This will be a closed retreat for the trainees only. Cost of lodging is covered in tuition. Trainees will be responsible for cost of food and incidentals.


Required Lead Trainer Contact Hours: 135 hours


Karma Yoga: Each student will serve 38 hours of Karma Yoga.

  • Outreach programs (documented)

  • Leading a karma yoga class or workshop

  • Cleaning at the studio

  • Any type of service to the community


Personal study: 124 hours (can be filled by any of the following)

  • Working on thesis

  • Classes with faculty or any ERYT 500 at other studio

  • Keeping a class journal of what you have learned in classes

  • Healing circle & Friday Night Meditations

  • Related reading



Prepaid: $3,000 by August 15, 2019

Start Date: $3,300 - $300 deposit and balance of $3000 paid by September 1, 2019.

Payment Plan: $3,500 Terms: $1750 down by September 1, 2019. 7 monthly payments of $250 beginning October 1, 2019.


Tax is included in cost.

Fees are non-refundable as per signed contract.

All payments should be made to Sage Studio.

Fees do not cover regular classes or suggested reading materials​.




Saturday, September 7, 2019

Module One:

  • Doshas: How does your energy flow?

  • Koshas: The many layers of the self.

  • Gunas: Too little, Too much, and Just enough when it comes to the energetic self.

  • Explanation of Thesis: All trainees will develop a 2-3 hour workshop on their area of speciality.

  • Explanation of Declaration of Study: This is declaring a “major” or specific area of focus as a teacher.

  • Dosha Constitution Test

  • Nutrition for Doshas: Eating for your energetic type.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Module Two:

  • Explanation of Training Sadhana: Each training module will include an active practice of asana (themed to match content of the module), Pranayama, and Meditation

  • Training Sadhana: Active practice.

  • Iyengar: Study of the line of yoga focused on alignment and structure.

  • Review of the 8 Limbs: Why we practice Raja Yoga and what it means to be a Brahmchari.

  • Mantras: The mechanism of Pratyahara and Bhakti

  • Pranayama: Control your breathing and master yourself.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Module Three:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Kundalini: The yoga of movement with intention.

  • Kriyas: Introduction into yogic movements vs static holds.

  • Siddhis: The yoga superpowers.

  • Shushumna: Understanding the 3rd Nadi, the central channel.

  • Ida and Pingala: The roles the Nadis play in forming the chakra system and how they become blocked, cleared, and charged.

  • Kundalini Rising: The inner serpent of enlightenment.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Module Four:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Power/Vinyasa: The dynamic power of flow based yoga.

  • Prana Vayus: Exploring the different ways energy moves in various poses.

  • Teaching Styles: Developing your personal style while remaining true to traditional yogic concepts.

  • Dharma: Your Soul’s mission, should you choose to accept it.

  • Karma: What you do comes back to you. Understanding the cause and effect principle of life.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Module Five:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Ashtanga Primary Series: Introduction to one of the strongest practices that exists.

  • Floating Jump thru and Jump back: I believe I can fly!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Module Six:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Yin: Deep holds, deeper understanding.

  • Yamas and Niyamas: How the observances and restrictions apply on and off the mat.

  • Communication: Exercises in communication skills and techniques.

  • Left, right, and middle: Applying the 3 paths to asana and life.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Module Seven:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Advanced Twists: Expect side crows, binds, and much more.

  • Adjustments: To be practiced throughout the module at any point of active practice.

  • Anatomy : Dr Russ Fowler


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Module Eight:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Inversions: Seeing the world from a new perspective and the strength it takes to do so.

  • Principles of Demonstration: Learning different ways of leading classes and “modeling” poses.


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Module Nine:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Bandhas and Energy: From survival to thriving. It all starts at the root.

  • Chakras: A deeper look at the energy centers that control all aspects of our being.

  • Yoga trivia game


Saturday, January 11, 2019

Module Ten:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Advanced Forward Bending Poses: Binds, bends, and props to take your practice deeper.

  • Transitions: How to use the movements between the poses to create a more challenging and interesting class.

  • Practice Adjustments


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Module Eleven:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Blindfold Yoga Student and Teacher: An exercise in teaching without seeing your students.

  • Practice Adjustments

  • Doing poses vs working poses: It’s a matter of focus and intensity.


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Module Twelve:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Sacred Texts: Understanding the role of these texts and how to incorporate them into yogic practice. This is Svadyaya in action.

  • Mythology: Incorporating the stories and mythologies that relate to the practice.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Module Thirteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Advanced Arm Balances: Finding the strength and balance to fly these advanced poses.

  • Mudras: The power and focus that comes from connecting different meridians of energy that culminate in the hands and fingers.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Module Fourteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Ethics: How to stay on the sacred path in a world that wants to sexualize our practice.

  • Delivery of Thesis: These will be the presentations of the workshops each trainee is required to give based on their area of specialized study. Muladhara Chakra: The root of it all. There will be a worksheet for each chakra over the following modules.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Module Fifteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Current Trends in Yoga: Instagram, hot yoga, lululemon, and beyond.

  • Marketing: How to use social media, developing websites, and how to build classes.

  • Delivery of Thesis

  • Svadhisthana: How you think the World sees you!



Saturday, April 4, 2020

Module Sixteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Psychology and Communication: What you teach matters but so does how you teach it. Leave them feeling good and wanting more

  • Delivery of Thesis

  • Adjustments

  • Manipura: The Sat Nam Chakra

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Module - Seventeen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • The Business of Yoga and Running a Studio: Keeping the doors open and making a living in a very saturated industry.

  • Practice Adjustments

  • Anahata: The love chakra.



Saturday, May 2, 2020

Module Eighteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Advanced Standing Poses: Props, binds, and modifications.

  • Delivery of Thesis

  • Vishudha: Finding your voice in all aspects of life.


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Module Nineteen:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Teaching with Props: How to take your students to the next level using props. The power of being supported.

  • Delivery of Thesis

  • Nauli and Agni Sara: The ability to massage and energize the internal organs.

  • Ajna: Opening the eye of consciousness


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Module Twenty:

  • Weekend Immersion Retreat

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Module Twenty-One:

  • Training Sadhana

  • Future Plans: An open discussion about where trainees see themselves going inn their own practice and as teachers.

  • Open studio: Time to work on various aspects to help trainees feel complete in their training.

  • Sahasraram: The unfolding of the lotus at your crown and the connection to the divine that comes from it.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Graduation Puja