300 Hour Advanced Studies
Yoga Training*

An Elite Group of Yogi Warriors Working to Go Deep, Be Great, and Inspire Others

"Kelly is an incredible teacher and offers powerful insight into a thriving life. I've listened to the meditations over and over. The topics were perfectly timed for my life, practice and teachings. I am so grateful for this wonderful and worthwhile experience." 
- Sara Drummond, 300 Hour Vira Bhava Yoga Graduate

* Pre-requisite:  Completion of a 200-Hour Certification program with a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School AND 1 year of Teaching Experience.   For questions, contact Kelly.



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Big News from Vira Bhava Yoga! We are growing and changing, and to keep up we will only be offering ONE LIVE 300 Hour Advanced Studies Program per Year beginning in 2019. Read more about it HERE.




Module 1 Launching in March 2019

IN-PERSON trainings for the 300 Hour Program are now closed. Register for our Advanced Studies ONLINE Program HERE to receive your 300-Hour Certification.


There is more to Yoga than you think, and somewhere inside you know it.  What if you were given the opportunity to explore the path beyond asana accessibly, with support, on your time, and within your budget.  What if you could deepen your journey NOW? Would you?

The Advanced Studies ONLINE program provides the tools, the skills, the practices, the instruction, and the opportunity to expand your practice beyond its current limits, and to deepen your understanding of Tantra, Asana, Prana, and Meditation.  This is a truly transformative program, that will impact every aspect of your life.

Change your life, Change the world.

Want to Know MORE?

Sign up for a free session with Kelly Golden, creator of Vira Bhava Yoga School and master teacher. 


The VBY Advanced Studies ONLINE PROGRAM is a component of the 300 Hour Teacher Training which is designed to build upon and deepen the understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that you learned in 200-hour level training. The VBY Advanced Studies 300-hour Certification Track builds upon the subtle, philosophical and experiential aspects of your foundational skills of practice and teaching, and dives deeply into elements of the practice that open doors to new realms of practice and teaching. 

The completion of this Advanced Studies Program when combined with a 200 Hour Certification will qualify you to register as a 500-Hour RYT with the Yoga Alliance.

ABOUT: The Certification Track consists of 4 Online Modules and two 10-day in person retreats that must be completed within 3 years of beginning the program. Students seeking certification will also be paired with a Mentor who has graduated from a previous VBY 300 Hour Program. Students and mentors will schedule meetings to discuss content of each module and discuss any information pertinent to your study. Mentors will also facilitate monthly Cohort group conference calls to supplement the content you are learning in the program and provide a space to process your experiences as you progress through the program.

STRUCTURE: This Teacher Training is designed around the structure of the Five Koshas.  Each module will explore one of the Koshas in depth, drawing on physical practice, pranic exploration, and tantric philosophy. We will explore the significance and subtle aspects of each Kosha and its relevance to an empowered practice of Yoga. To receive certification, you must complete all 4 Online Modules and two 10-day in-person retreats within 3 years as well as complete assignments and work with mentor.

INTENT: The Intention of VBY is to give voice to the aspects of our practice that are challenging to articulate.  Through a variety of tools, experiments, study, and communication, the training explores the deep and intimate uncovering of the highest expression of Self as well as the obstacles and patterns that stand in the way it. Together we will cultivate a warrior's heart as we stand in our truth, deepen our practice, and grow to our greatest potential.

DISCLAIMER: Vira Bhava Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Programs do not offer instant gratification, placation, or bypassing of what binds us to suffering and the illusion that we are individually more important than another.

Vira means "Warrior" and Bhava means "the essence of"... To enjoy and benefit from this training one must be willing to embody the essence of a warrior. We expect those joining our programs to be or to be striving towards: radical self responsibility, motivation, accountability, and ownership. This is not a training for those seeking to be given the answers or for those who are looking for a repetition of their 200 hour program. If you are disinterested in diving deeply into the more subtle energetic, meditative, philosophical, and investigative aspects of yoga, this training is not for you.

The understanding that Yoga is a personal experience rests at the core of this program. You are the one who can answer your questions. Via Bhava Yoga offers the guidance for you to explore and discover.

Vira Bhava Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.


Week One: Anumaya Kosha

Introduction to the 5 Koshas, Creating a Sacred Space, Accompanying Meditations/Kriyas, 2 Asana Practices, The Bridge between Physical Anatomy & Subtle Anatomy, The Body as a Temple, Purification as a necessary component of practice, Prime Energetics, Vinyasa Krama, Understanding the role of Prana & Pranayama in Asana, Energy: The power that distinguishes Yoga from Asana, Working with a Private Client

Week Two: Pranamaya Kosha

Energetic Anatomy
The 7 main energetic systems
Meditation and Kriyas
Yoga Nidra

And More

Week Three: Manomaya Kosha

This module will consist of an In-Person Retreat TBA

Restore and Regenerate
Pure Awareness
Yogic Model of the Mind
Vehicle of Self Expression
Nonviolent Communication

Week Four: Vignanamaya Kosha

5 Shaktis
Spanda Karikas

Week Five: Anandamaya Kosha

Mythology and Practice
Translation and Experience

Final Project:

In addition to the five 5-day modules of the Advanced Training, you will choose an additional day outside of the training weekends to schedule, create,and host your final project. This will be an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice: yoga and business.

Required Reading And Reference For Training:

The Subtle Body, Cyndi Dale
Shankara's Crest Jewel of Discrimination, Any Translation
Shakti Sadhana: Steps to Samadhi, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Any Translation
The Pursuit of Power and Freedom: Katha Upanishad, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
Eastern Body, Western Mind, Anodea Judith
Ayurveda and the Mind, Dr. David Frawley


Module Cost is $300 per module.

2 In-Person 10-Day retreats Approximate Cost $2000 1st Retreat: India 2020

Payment Plans

Modules can be paid in 3 payments.

Payment plans are available for all retreats. Individual payment plans should be arranged directly with Vira Bhava Yoga. Please contact Vira Bhava Yoga (Info@ViraBhavaYoga.com) if you have any questions.

Work/Trade Partial Scholarship

We offer a limited number of Work/Trade Opportunities for the retreat portions of training. Please fill out our worktrade scholarship form to be considered for this scholarship.

Refund Policy

No Refunds are available for Online Modules. Partial Refunds for workshops and retreats may be available and will be determined on an individual basis.