300 Hour Teacher Training Ross Rayburn

Study with Master Teacher Ross Rayburn and special guests teachers Christopher Tompkins and Ellen Saltonstall. The 300 Hour Teacher Training Program is designed to deepen an experienced practitioner’s and/or teacher’s understanding of yoga asana practice, the art and science of teaching yoga, functional yoga anatomy, and philosophy, the glue that binds it all together. Prior to enrolling in this training, you must complete a 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. Once you have completed Bhava’s 300 Hour Training program, you are eligible to apply for a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification through the Yoga Alliance. If you’d like to reserve your spot, please email us or come by the studio.

Benefits of studying with Ross:

  • Ross brings over 20 years of yoga experience including 15 years of study into anatomy and yoga therapeutics.
  • Having taught in over 100 cities on 6 different continents, this training will provide you the skills to handle myriad situations that arise when teaching yoga. Ross’ global experience will translate for you into a broad and powerful understanding of navigating the ups and downs of a yoga teaching career.
  • Possibly most importantly, this training will be fun! Teacher trainings are so chocked full of information, it’s crucial to have a teacher that’s accessible, approachable and one that makes the training a joyful experience … this is one of Ross’ attributes.

300 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program 2017 with Ross Rayburn and special guests Melissa Spamer, Christopher Tompkons, & Ellen Saltonstall
Training will meet for six 5-day sessions:

Session 1: Sept 20-24 w/ Ross | Creating an Optimal Environment for a Superlative Yoga Class

Session 2: Oct 18-19 w/ Melissa Spamer | Subtle Body Awakening

Session 2: Oct 20-22 w/ Christopher Tompkons | Philosophy

Session 3: Dec 6-10 w/Ross | Teaching Techniques to Facilitate, Catalyze and Support your Students

Session 4: Jan 17-21, 2018 w/ Ross | Teaching Artistry: The Subtleties and Nuances of Advanced Teaching

Session 5: Feb 21-25, 2018 w/ Ellen Saltonstall | Advanced Anatomy

Session 6: Mar 21-25 w/ Ross | Integrating Myriad Variables into a Seamless Class and Career

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About Ross Rayburn

Ross started practicing yoga in 1997 following a knee injury. First trained in Ashtanga and Iyengar at Yoga Works in 1999, Ross became a certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. In 2004, he opened Yogainsideout in Los Angeles. In 2007, Ross went on the road full-time, teaching workshops and trainings all around the world. In 2015, he launched Tricara Yoga.

Ross has taught in over 100 different cities in 24 countries. He is known for teaching some of the most sophisticated aspects of yoga with passion, humor and clarity. Ross has also become renowned for his knowledge and skill in helping people with physical injuries. He has focused on yoga therapeutics for the last 11 years and has worked with a number of professional athletes and dancers. He has taught internationally over 50 therapeutic trainings to hundreds of teachers and students including physical therapists and medical doctors. Learn more about Ross at his website.


About Christopher Tompkins

MTS, MA, and PhD candidate is a Yoga practitioner and Sanskrit scholar specializing in the tradition of Tantric Shaivism. He has three degrees in Religion and Sanskrit, including Masters Degrees from Harvard and UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the ritualized practices of Hatha Yoga as originally presented in the earliest surviving Tantras – untranslated works that pre-date the later Hatha Yoga manuals by centuries. He founded the Kashmir Shaivism Preservation Project, which seeks to preserve and share the literal legacy of Kashmir Shaivism. To date, he’s acquired over 24,000 pages of manuscripts spanning the vast range of Philosophy, Ritual and Yoga representing the medieval Tantric tradition. Christopher lectures around the world in universities and Yoga centers on the history, philosophy and practices of Indian Yoga. He currently teaches courses at UC Berkely, and he is the co-originator of the Foundation for Yoga and founder of Shaiva Yoga.


About Melissa Spamer

Melissa Spamer, M.A. ERYT 500, L.M.T., C. Ay. began formally practicing Yoga in 1993. She has completed more then six Yoga teacher trainings and has twenty years of teaching experience, leading classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her love of Yoga led her to also become an Ayurvedic practitioner, spending more than two years of clinical training at the Ayurvedic Institute. Her approach to Yoga integrates her in-depth studies with such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and training at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram with TKV Desikachar. Her teaching is inspired by the rhythms of the breath, the movements found within the natural world, and fluid, spacious alignment. She is also a licensed counselor and bodyworker in the state of New Mexico and continues to study Yogic and body-centered approaches to healing. She maintains a private Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and counseling practice in Santa Fe. Learn more about Melissa at her website.


About Ellen Saltonstall

Ellen Saltonstall (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) is a yoga instructor and body therapist based in New York with extensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods. She has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for over 40 years. In addition to yoga, she developed and teaches Bodymind Ballwork, a method of self-massage using rubber balls. Ellen has authored three books: Yoga for Arthritis, 2008, and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 with Dr. Loren Fishman, and her new book Anatomy & Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students, released in December 2016. She offers yoga therapy webinars through, and she teaches nationally and internationally with a specialty in anatomy and therapeutics. She describes her approach to bodywork and yoga as a combination of science and artistic expression. Learn more about Ellen



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