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+300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2025

+300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2025 at AIRYOGA

The AIRYOGA ATT+300 in-depth training covers comprehensive study and personal development. It is designed to create a clear path for teachers to elevate themselves to a higher standard of yoga teaching and allow for a steady maturing of the personal practice.

It is AIRYOGA’s mission to facilitate a space for study that produces well-rounded teachers and students of yoga that have unique skills and proficiency in the full spectrum of yoga traditions.

Evolve your practice and transform your teaching with this unique Yoga Alliance® registered Advanced Teacher Training.

Our advanced +300-hour Hatha Yoga training course runs from February to December 2025 and is led by Michael Hamilton.

 

INFORMATION EVENT
The ATT+300 information evening with Michael Hamilton will take place on Friday, August 30th at 6pm at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10, 8005 Zurich.

Please register for the ATT+300 information evening at dagmar@airyoga.com

The AIRYOGA ATT+300 course 2025 will start on Thursday morning of February 16, 2025 and end on Sunday afternoon of December 7, 2025.

7 modules will take place at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich; the 2 intensive weeks will be offered at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl in Trogen/Switzerland.

Our faculty of highly qualified and experienced teachers will lead the ATT +300

  • Michael Hamilton (Director): Asana, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Adjustments, Teaching Methodology
  • Stephen Thomas: Pranayama, Restorative Asana, Mantra
  • Doug Keller: Dynamic Anatomy, Functional Movement Anatomy, Yoga Therapy
  • Manuela Peverelli: Hindrances in Meditation, Developing Awareness, Brahma Viharas, Bhakti Yoga
  • Sabine Glück: Introduction to Meditation in Theory and Practice, Mindfulness as Ressource, Establishing a Self Practice
  • Michele Loew: Yoga Nidra, Dream Yoga, Subtle Body Yoga, Yoga Philosophy
  • Simon Park: Essential Tools for Teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Creative Sequencing, Reading Bodies, Hands-On Assists, Creating Workshops, Thai Yoga Massage, Professional Presentation


The Course Format

The ATT+300 course consists of nine themed modules covering a total of 270 teaching hours of 60 minutes each. In addition, participants dedicate around 50 hours on individual studies, homework and the final assignment. This is written individually and reviewed by Michael Hamilton.

Trainees who have successfully passed the ATT+300 will receive a certificate of completion from AIRYOGA for the 300 hours.


Dates, Teaching Locations and Times

  • Modul 1 (intensive week): February 16 to 22, 2025 at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl, Trogen/Switzerland
  • Modul 2: March 20 to 23, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 3: May 1 to 4, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 4: June 12 to 15, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 5: July 10 to 13, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 6: September 18 to 21, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 7 (intensive week): October 8 to 14, 2025 at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl, Trogen/Switzerland
  • Modul 8: November 13 to 16, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich
  • Modul 9: December 4 to 7, 2025 at AIRYOGA, Zurich

Teaching Schedule at AIRYOGA, Zürich

  • Thursday from 8 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 8 am to 12 noon and from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Saturday from 12.45 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday from 12.30 pm to 5.15 pm

Teaching Schedule at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl, Trogen

  • Arrival day: 2 pm to 9 pm (incl. breaks for lunch and dinner)
  • Tag 2 to 5: 7:30 am to 9 pm (incl. breaks for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Departure day: 7 am to 11 am (incl. breakfast break)

Course rate

The rate for the ATT+300 course 2025 is:

  • CHF 5'300.- if you apply prior to October 31, 2024 (Early Bird offer)
  • CHF 5'600.- for applications as of November 1, 2024 (regular price)

On request, it is possible to pay the course rate in installments.
Included in the rate are:

  • Registration fee of CHF 500.-, due upon entry of the application
  • Comprehensive manual

Not included are:

  • Travel, accommodation and meals during the two intensive weeks at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl (approx. CHF 1'450.- to 1'600.-, depending on the room category)
  • Cost for books

Application

To apply for the ATT+300 course 2025 please fill out this form.


Application deadline is on December 15, 2024.
Early registration is recommended.

For all questions on the ATT+300, please contact Dagmar Stuhr: dagmar@airyoga.com

Prerequisites for attending the ATT+300

  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate (registered with Yoga Alliance) - or an equivalent training certificate in a classroom format (no online training)
  • At least 3 years of regular Yoga practice
  • Solid knowledge in both English and German (no translation will be offered)
  • Approval from Michael Hamilton (Director ATT+300) or Stephen Thomas. Applicants who are not regular students with Michael/Stephen will be invited to an interview
  • Good physical and mental health

Further terms

  • Spaces in the course will be allocated 'first come, first served' once the application has been reviewed by AIRYOGA (Michael Hamilton/Stephen Thomas) and the full course rate has been paid.
  • The course requires a minimum of 18 participants to take place. It accepts a maximum of 28 participants (plus possibly trainees making up missed hours from the previous ATT+300 course).
  • AIRYOGA reserves the right to offer few additional slots in some modules to interested students who are not enrolled for the ATT+300 course 2025.
  • The training will be taught in English or German, depending on the teacher.
  • The teachers are writing their respective manual chapter in the teaching language.
  • In order to graduate, trainees are required to have attended a minimum of 230 classroom hours and passed the final assignment.
  • Graduates of the ATT+300 course 2025 who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training registered with Yoga Alliance are entitled to apply at Yoga Alliance for a 500-hour accreditation (RYT 500).
  • Participants in the ATT+300 will receive a 20% discount on the AIRYOGA 10-, 6- and 12-month passes from the time they pay the full course fee until the end of the training (December 7, 2025).

The Modules of the ATT+300 Course 2025

Module 1 – Course Foundation / Asana, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Adjustments

Sunday, February 16, to Saturday, February 22, 2025 / 47.5 hours
at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl, Lindenbühl 2 in 9043 Trogen/Switzerland
Teacher: Michael Hamilton
Teaching Language: English

This module sets the foundation for this training. Yogis can expect extended practice time with asana, pranayama, kriyas and meditation as well as workshops around the various practices of Yoga. The study of yogic texts will provide a backdrop for individual contemplation. Participants will bond in this retreat format and embark on a transformative journey together.

Topics of this module

  • Refining Asana alignment
  • Reading bodies, exploring modifications and learning adjustments
  • Use of Bandhas in Asana
  • Structural and Applied Anatomy
  • Perspectives on Sequencing
  • Asana as Pranayama Practice
  • Restorative Practices & Yoga Nidra
  • Overview of the Yoga Traditions
  • Study of Yogic Texts
  • Symbolic representation and metaphor in Yoga
  • The Language of Yoga – Understanding Key Sanskrit Terms
  • Calm Abiding meditation (shamatha) and Insight meditation (vipassana)
  • Mantra, Chanting and Devotional Practice

Michael Hamilton is a meditation and yoga practitioner as well as a transpersonal therapist. The discovery of Buddhism in his twenties brought about dramatic life changes resulting in his departure from the west to the east and long years of studies in yoga and Buddhism in Asia. After discovering satipatthana meditation with its direct application of mindfulness to progressive stages of development, he started studies in short- and long-term retreat formats with Sayday U Vivekananda.

His approach combines modern methods developed in psychology with the skillful means developed in ancient Buddhist teachings on wisdom, in order to better facilitate development and healing in individuals and small groups.

He is deeply grateful to all those that have helped and guided him on his path, particularly Daido Roshi for his acts of kindness, Vivekanada and Baddhamanika for their endless patience, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor for their insights into approaching practice, Doug Keller for therapeutic body awareness and Wolfgang Erhard and Lama Lhündrup for awakening the Bodhisattva spirit within. Michael lives with his wife Sabine Glück in Ticino/Switzerland.

Module 2 – Dynamic Anatomy, Functional Movement Anatomy, Yoga Therapy

Thursday, March 20, to Sunday, March 23, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teacher: Doug Keller
Teaching Language: English

Topics of this module

  • The myofascial lines governing muscles and joints introduced by Tom Myers, as applied to asana enhance the therapeutic value of the practice
  • The logic of sequencing creatively and with focus, as guided by myofascial lines or ‘Sutras’.
  • Principles of joint health, and their impact on working effectively with muscular tightness or weakness
  • Fundamental functional movement patterns which are supported and improved through asana practice
  • Principles of assessment of posture and functional movement patterns, with an eye to understanding chronic pain patterns, and addressing them through principles of practice
  • A wide range of modifications and remedial exercises which improve asana performance and enhance the therapeutic benefits of the practice
  • Principles of breath in asana practice, approaches to improving breath patterns in asana, and their impact upon the nervous system

Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. 

After receiving honors and graduate degrees in philosophy from the top Jesuit universities in the United States, Georgetown and Fordham Universities, and teaching philosophy at a college level for several years, he then pursued his ‘post-graduate’ education in the practical experience of yoga at the Siddha Meditation Ashram, Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India, for seven years. He spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, training in and teaching yoga in Siddha Meditation Ashrams worldwide, along with studying the philosophical schools of Kashmir Shaivism.

Doug received intensive training in the Iyengar system in New York City, mainly with senior certified Iyengar teacher Kevin Gardiner. He also practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in India, and became one of the first certified Anusara Yoga teachers, producing five books on asana principles (Anusara), the Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy.

Doug has been teaching full-time for nearly 30 years, offering classes, workshops, and trainings in North America as well as in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has published articles as a regular columnist for the Yoga International Magazine, as well as articles for Yoga Journal. He was also on the faculty of the Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health for three years.

Doug’s popularity as a teacher comes from his ability to deepen people’s experience of yoga through clear, simple and direct instructions that are easy to practice and remember.

Module 3 – Refining Awareness

Thursday, May 1, to Sunday, May 4, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teachers: Manuela Peverelli and Sabine Glück
Teaching Language: German

Topics of this module

  • Embodied awareness practice in Vinyasa flow
  • Bhakti Yoga (mantras, bhajan)
  • Exploration of different Meditation practices and reflection of personal experiences
  • Model of absolute and relative reality
  • Obstacles on the path (kleshas)
  • Introduction into Buddhist psychology
  • Working with difficult emotions


In 2002, Manuela Peverelli got in touch with Yoga for the first time and was immediately fascinated by the art of embodied presence.

She grew up in Zurich, where she completed her first teacher training in 2008. She then lived in Asia for some years, where she fully dedicated her time to the study of Yoga. In 2012, Zurich became her home base again and she spent the winter months in Asia to deepen her own practice and teach retreats. Silent times in Vipassana and Metta retreats as well as time in Yoga ashrams were equally important to her. 

She recently completed a three-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany. She is still a searcher and continues to be a grateful student. 

Manuela’s teaching is joyful and powerful, and at the same time a journey into non-conceptual and boundless awareness. Since 2020, Manuela lives in the south-west of France, together with her partner Marc and her son Tao. They lead a small retreat center for mindfulness, ecology and spirituality. She is teaching in various Yoga Teacher Trainings in Zurich and offers retreats and workshops in different places in Switzerland and Europe.

Module 4 – Breath, Restorative Yoga, Mantra

Thursday, June 12, to Sunday, June 15, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Lehrer: Stephen Thomas
Teaching Language: English

Topics of this module

  • In-depth technique of the Traditional Pranayama and Kriyas of Hatha Yoga
  • In-depth look at various Meditation techniques related to breathwork
  • In-depth study of Bandha, Kumbhaka, Timing, Ratios
  • review and context of Modern techniques vs. Traditional Yoga Practices
  • Sequencing - how to grow your practice over time, respond to seasons, life, etc
  • Key Restorative Asanas to open Breath Body, influence proper breathing
  • Methods of Merging Asana and Pranayama 
  • Working with common challenges (eg. tightness of breath, imbalances, stress, poor sleep)
  • Working to help with certain conditions (eg. hyper-tension, depression, insomnia)
  • intro to Ayurvedic perspectives relative to breath
  • Pranayama and the Nervous System
  • Pranayama related to Kosha System, Vayus, Nadis
  • Supine Breathwork

Stephen Thomas is an experienced Yoga teacher and practitioner. He leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Immersions across Asia and Europe. His teaching is deeply rooted in the traditional Yoga practices of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. His philosophical background is influenced by studies in the Classical systems of Yoga Philosophy as well as Tibetan Buddhism.

He is also a direct student of  O.P. Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, India – a master in the science of Pranayama and Ayurveda. He combines that with over 20 years of study in Alignment and Therapeutic-based Asana, Ayurveda, Philosophy.

Stephen teaches classes and workshops at AIRYOGA in Zurich and his own studio, SVARUPA in Bern. He is a father of two and dedicates his time to family life, writing and researching Yoga. He also works one-on-one with many students and helps to mentor teachers in the community.

Module 5 – Uncovering the Potential of the Heart

Thursday, July 10, to Sunday, July 13, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teachers: Sabine Glück and Manuela Peverelli
Teaching Language: German

Topics of this module

  • Deepening the meditation practice in movement and sitting
  • (Re)discovering heart qualities – compassion, joy, love, equanimity
  • Further exploration of working with difficult emotions
  • Integrating spiritual practices into daily life
  • Relationship as path of personal and spiritual development
  • Finding words to guide others in meditation and creating a safe space for exploration
  • Bhakti Yoga (mantras, bhajan)


Sabine Glück studied Psychology at the University of Zurich. These years formed the beginning of dedicated exploration of what it means to be an embodied, human being. What possibilities do we have to curate our lifes in ways leading towards true love, freedom and wholeness admits this wonderful and challenging life? Intensive study of Yoga and the Buddhadharma structured her life in the last 15 years. The continuous exploration in daily life as well as intensive retreat times enrich and influence her life in wonderful ways and affirm over and over the intention to dedicate her time to uncover intuitive wisdom and compassion, celebrate the aliveness and gratefully honor each moment.

Sabine offers MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) and meditation courses since 2017 and supports people on their individual path towards embodied awareness and wholesome and joyful curation of their life. A three-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany enriches and influences the way she teaches and supports groups and individuals. 

Sabine lives with her husband Michael Hamilton and their dog Juna in a remote valley in Ticino.

Module 6 – Yoga Nidra, Dream Yoga, Subtle Body Yoga, Philosophy: A journey into your powerful inner resources and lucidity

Thursday, September 18, to Sunday, September 21, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teacher: Michele Loew
Teaching Language: English

Topics of this module

  • The Science and Teaching Methodology of Yoga Nidra
  • The Key principles used in the 3 major lineages of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra Templates for Restoration, Transformation, Better Sleep, Healing, and Freedom
  • Working with Sankalpa, the power of intention, to manifest your most heartfelt spiritually guided desires
  • Understanding Prana and the subtle body, The 5 Vayus, 5 Koshas, 5 Skandhas and the Vajra Body
  • The healing effects of yoga nidra on all layers of mind and body 
  • Introducing Sleep and Dream Yoga and comparative Vajrayana Buddhist science

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and practitioner of Hatha and Vajrayana Yogas. Since 1999 she has built community spaces dedicated to the practice of yoga and spirituality. She is the founder of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon, and well as the Vajra Yoga School of Comparative Buddhist & Indic Yoga studies she teaches alongside Robert A.F. Thurman for Tibet House US.

In 2019, Michele began Clearlight Yoga, her school focusing on Yoga Nidra and the Sleep and Dream Yoga practices of the Himalayan masters. She is known as a teacher's teacher, and her yoga schools have been respected by students worldwide for teaching lineage based yoga focusing on the deeper philosophical and esoteric aspects of the practice, while bringing in cutting edge modern science and kinesiology into the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation.

She serves on the board of directors of Tibet House US. She leads retreats and workshops internationally with an altruistic intention to serve and inspire all to discover their enlightened nature.

Module 7 – Asana, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Adjustments, Teaching Methodology

Wednesday, October 8, to Tuesday, October 14, 2025 / 47.5 hours
at Seminarhaus Lindenbühl, Lindenbühl 2 in 9043 Trogen/Switzerland
Teacher: Michael Hamilton
Teaching Language: English

This module will have a strong focus on teaching methodology. There will be room for refining your teaching style, finding the cues that best transport your ideas and examining the essence of your teaching message. Further study of yogic texts culminates in a more comprehensive overview of the yoga traditions.

Topics of this module

  • Structuring a Yoga class
  • First-hand experience of teaching small groups
  • Receiving peer feedback on teaching
  • Sharpening the teaching messages
  • Adjustment workshop
  • Refining of hands-on and verbal adjustments
  • Restorative practices
  • The Evolution of the Subtle Body in Hatha & Tantra
  • During this second intensive week, the topics for the final assignment will also be discussed with Michael Hamilton.

Module 8 – Essential Tools for Teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Creative Sequencing, Reading Bodies, Hands-On Assists

Thursday, November 13, to Sunday, November 16, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teacher: Simon Park
Teaching Language: English

Topics of this module

  • Immersive practice in open Vinyasa format; detailing physical alignment and energetic actions 
  • Creative and adaptive sequencing for practitioners of all levels with Vinyasa Krama
  • Reading Bodies in Asana
  • Cueing 
  • Hands on Assisting 
  • Physical, energetic, and mental principles of asana practice 

Simon Park began his Yoga practice with Shiva Rea at Yoga Works in Santa Monica/California in 1995 in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. His studies in Ashtanga continued with Maty Ezraty and Richard Freeman. Additionally, he is a long-time student of senior Iyengar teacher Joan White and Dharma Mittra (traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga).

Furthermore a deep interest in bodywork, particularly traditional Thai Massage, has informed the way Simon teaches students and teachers.

He is currently based in Munich and leads teacher trainings, workshops and retreats globally. 

Module 9 – Weaving It All Together / Closing

Thursday, December 4, to Sunday, December 7, 2025 / 25 hours
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich
Teachers: Simon Park and Michael Hamilton
Teaching Language: English

Topics of this module with Simon

  • Beyond Yoga Classes: Creating Workshops, Trainings and Retreats
  • Using Asana as a Tool to Assess and Rebalance the Body 
  • Integrating Thai Yoga Massage as a Complement to the Yoga Practice 
  • Presenting Yourself Professionally in the Yoga Community

 Topics of this module with Michael

  • Closing practice
  • Lecture and Review
  • Closing circle


Frequently Asked Questions about ATT+300

Can I complete the training, if either my English and/or my German language skills are not very strong?

Your knowledge of German and English should be so that you are able to follow the teaching sessions in both languages and able to read and understand both German and English texts sufficiently. No translation will be provided.
The final assignment can be written in German or English.

In what cases will the registration fee be refunded?

The registration fee of CHF 500.- will only be refunded

  • if the course does not reach the minimum number of 18 participants
  • if the application is not allowed by AIRYOGA
  • if the application is on the waitlist and cannot succeed

 


What does the final assignment consist of?

During module 7/2nd intensive week, ATT+300 Director Michael Hamilton will announce the topics/questions for your final assignment. You will be asked to investigate these questions and write an essay on your personal research. Michael also determines the extent of the essays as well as the deadline for submission.
Your final assignment will be reviewed by Michael; you will receive his written feedback within 4-6 weeks after submission.

Approved graduates of the ATT+300 will then receive their certificate/diploma.

Can I obtain a certificate of attendance for the attended modules?

You can ask AIRYOGA for a certificate attesting to your attended modules. Time spent on homework, written papers etc. cannot be included in the attestation.