Worcester Location
91 Prescott Street
 - Behind Loading Dock-
(no parking allowed in 85 Prescott Lot)

New Student Special
$30 for 30 Days

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Assistant Training with Ray Mar 2014-3Metrowest Yoga is proud to offer a comprehensive but flexible advanced Teacher Training with amazing well known, respected faculty.

You will now have 2 years to complete the 12 modules and requirement’s needed to meet RYT standards. This flexibility allows you to take all 12 modules in one year, or 3 this year and 9 the next. That’s the beauty of it!

You will also be allowed to take two modules outside of Metrowest Yoga should you be interested in taking workshops or trainings at other centers.

Metrowest Yoga will offer weekend workshops with some of our senior teachers and world class faculty to help you meet these requirements.

Here at Metrowest Yoga it is our goal to ease your load and reduce your stress.

Elements of our 300/500-Hour Training Program Include:

  •       Yoga History and Philosophy
  •       The Yoga Sutras
  •       Chakra and Subtle Body Anatomy Studies
  •       Functional Movement & Application of Asanas
  •       The Energetics of the Asana Practice
  •       Yin Yoga
  •       Ayurveda Basics
  •       Yoga and the Five Elements
  •       Teaching to Beginners
  •       The Eight Limb path in depth
  •       The art of sequencing
  •       Anatomy and the systems of the body
  •       Teaching Meditation Introduction
  •       Therapeutics for cancer patients
  •       Working privately with students
Teaching Faculty

David Nichtern:
 a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center and Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training Int’l.

Johnny Gillespie: CSCS, NSCA-CPT, E-RYT is a revolutionary teacher of human movement. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is an ERYT through Yoga Alliance.

Shawn Shaw: The owner and Director of Metrowest Yoga in Westboro and Worcester. She has practiced yoga for over 30 years, but has studied extensively over the last 14 years and holds the highest certification awarded by Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500)

300/500-hr Program Requirements

  • A total of 270 contact hours must be completed by attending all required modules and any chosen elective modules

  • Complete 30 hours of non contact hours that include homework, practicum, volunteering, workshops and classes not included in 270 hours

  • Develop and Offer a workshop to other teacher trainees (topic to be approved by Director)

  • Participate in teaching practicums and exercises

  • Attend 10 and observe 5 Metrowest Yoga Flow® classes taught by approved teachers

  • Finish all Homework Assignments and Journaling as assigned

  • Complete all written assessments and final exam

2016/2017 Dates :

Oct. 21-23

Nov. 18-20

Dec. 16-18

Jan. 20-21

Feb.  17-19

Mar.  17-19

Apr. 21-23

May 19-21

June 16-18

July  14-16

Aug. 18-20
Sept. 22-24


Elective Modules

Elective modules must be approved and can be discussed with the director Shawn Shaw. The intention is that students use the electives to develop a specialty or choose a facet of yoga to further pursue. Modules can be completed at MetrowestYoga through the Continued Education courses and or workshops, or at an approved studio/center.  A total of 60 elective hours are required.

Elective Examples:(not limited to)

  • Retreats offered with Shawn Shaw

  • Continued Education courses offered at Metrowest Yoga

  • Beginners Course with Shawn Shaw

  • Approved workshops  offered at Metrowest Yoga

Required Study/Reading Materials

The following is a list of required materials necessary to complete Om Work and assignments. In addition there may be other reading materials that are necessary as suggested by the Faculty.

  • A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

  • Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar

  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy 6th edition

  • B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

All applicants must submit an application to formally apply to Metrowest Yoga’s 300/500-hr Vinyasa Flow® certification program.

MS Word: MYoga Teacher Training Application 500 HR


All requirements must be completed for certification within18 months. Extensions may be granted by the Director Shawn Shaw and additional fees may be incurred.


200 hour RYT (program hours total 300 to bridge the 200)

3 Day weekend hours

Friday’s 4pm – 9pm

Saturday’s and Sunday’s 9am-5pm


Course Fee: $3500* – Check out EARLY REGISTRATION + FULL PAY discounts below.

OPTION I: $3300: Pay in full  by August 31, 2016 (Save $200)

OPTION II: $3400: Early Registration Discount Rate. ($100 discount) Pay the $400 deposit only by August 31, 2016, with a payment plan of $300/month for 10 consecutive months

OPTION III: $3500: Pay the $500 deposit, with a payment plan of 10 consecutive monthly installments of $300

Full deposit payment of $500 is needed to secure your placement. This payment is non-refundable.


Deposit 500 HR TT




This fee does not include the additional required reading list materials or electives

NOTE:  program hours total 300 to bridge the 200

10% discount offered on 10 class passes

15% discount on Continued Education courses, workshops and electives offered at Metrowest Yoga