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300-Hour Core Module: Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices

July 6 - July 9


Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices with Europa Grace


This module focuses on the liberatory study of yoga philosophy, Buddhism, Samkhya Philosophy and Tantra. This training is centered on developing a deeper understanding and integration of yoga into daily life including the importance of sadhana (daily practice). The central texts studied in this course are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which includes the Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga), the Bhagavad Gita, and the Radiance Sutras (Vijnana Bhairava Tantra).

This course on Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices is a deep investigation of the original purpose of yoga philosophy as a framework for a way of life, unpacking the teachings of ethics and social action. We will develop and embody the concepts of discipline and intention as they relate to our yoga practice and how we engage with the world. There will be one day of deep meditation and contemplation practice, in complete silence.
The course includes reading, journaling, discussion, practice teaching, meditation practice, and short writing assignments.

Required Reading: 

Yoga Sutra by Patanjali (any translation)
Read before first day:
Chapter One – Samadhi Pada
Bhagavad Gita (any translation)
Read before first day:
As much of the text as possible

Suggested Reading:

Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
A Queer Dharma by Jacoby Ballard
Yoga for a World out of Balance by Michael Stone


Thursday | July 6, 2023 | 10am-4pm
Friday | July 7, 2023 | 10am-4pm
Saturday | July 8, 2023 | 10am-4pm
Sunday | July 9, 2023 | 10am-4pm


Tuition is $850 or $800 if enrolled by June 22, 2023. Gain unlimited access to all YGSF trainings, workshops, and classes with our Yoga School All Access Membership! To learn more, schedule a call with our Advanced Studies Manager.

Drop-in participants are required to hold a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate, or have some equivalent of yoga teaching experience to enroll.

300 Hour Program:

Completion of this 30 hour module will apply to the 300 hours required by Yoga Alliance for your 300-hour Advanced certification; 30 CEUs. Core modules can be taken in any order. Students may re-take any of the Core Modules for full credit at a slightly reduced rate.

For more about our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: CLICK HERE


NOPA/Lower Haight
286 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States