300hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

300Hour Co-Directors:
Mona Ceniceros, MS
and Candy Bell, MA

This course merges the practices and principles of leadership with a return to the student role for experienced yoga teachers ready for the next step. First, in Retreat we return to yoga’s imperative for wellness. What follows is weekend intensives of accelerated learning at Sun Moon Yoga. After processing, each participant creates a Leadership Practicum Project.

Open to 200hour teachers of any Yoga Alliance School. Upon completion of this course you are eligible to become RYT 500.

About the Theme
This course fuses the power of wellness and self-care with principles of leadership to create a unique advanced-level experience for teachers. Co-directors: Mona Ceniceros, MS and Candy Bell, MA.


2016/2017 CLASS

Yoga Out of the Box
(YogaCare Certification - Part One)

Mona Ceniceros
November 10-13, 2016 (Thur–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga

Four days at Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato with owner Mona Ceniceros as she shares her passion for getting yoga out of the box, or at least off the mat! The current fitness industry view of yoga as a group exercise experience limits potential. Take class planning, sequencing, cueing to the next level with vertical strength, and special population classes. Experience and understand the value of Chair Yoga, Wall Yoga and Yoga on the Table. Leave with your head buzzing with creative energy and your heart wide open at the potential to offer a successful yoga experience to those who are unable to fit in the yoga class box. And also, to give your students who love strength training some exciting vertical challenges!


Your first creative project!
Mona Ceniceros and Candy Bell
December 2016 – January 2017

Requirement: Please send by January 20, 2017, to Candy Bell and Mona Ceniceros, a video of a sample private session of Chair, Table or Wall meeting criteria to be provided.


Leadership Practicum Project:
Part 1/ Plant in Fertile Soil

Mona Ceniceros
February 11–12, 2017 (Sat–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga

Note Change! Now Saturday/Sunday Only

Yoga is ultimately a personal journey of leadership in our own lives. On the bedrock of yogic studies (Yamas and Niyamas; Yoga Sutras) and practices we layer discussions on: The process for creative development, inspiration, motivation, intuition, building resilience in mind, body and spirit. We will explore the aspects of leadership, emotional IQ, intuition, creativity. Projects will vary from a personal transformation plan to a tangible, marketable product/program. Expect: Brainstorming, heart opening, perspective shifting, idea triggering, mind-blowing discussions, yogic activities, and of COURSE, asana.


Next Level Pranayama
Candy Bell
March 11–12, 2017 (Sat–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga

The Breath carries the asana as the wind carries the sail. The breath is the inspiration for the asana to become to deepen and fulfilled.  Through the study and practice of: 
Witnessing the Breath, Sama Vritti, Dirgha Pranayama, Two to One Breath, Ujjayii, Kapalbhati and Nadi Shodhana – students will become skillful developing and teaching a stand alone Pranayama Practice for Beginner and Intermediate/advanced yoga students.  Teachers will become more confident using pranayama techniques in their own personal practice and in their teaching.


Also available as standalone workshop for students not taking 300Hr training. Cost: $350


Get Quiet, Be Still, Be
Mary Margaret Anderson of
April 22–23, 2017 (Sat–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga

Students will learn, practice and become confident teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques combining mindfulness meditation, body scanning to include the incorporation of Hatha Yoga postures


Also available as standalone workshop for students not taking 300Hr training. Cost: $350


YogaCare Certification - Part Two
Mona Ceniceros, MS; Workshop with Molly Mayer, OT
May 6-7, 2017 (Sat–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga

Note! Change to Saturday/Sunday Only

On Friday and Saturday, YogaCare creator Mona Ceniceros shares the unique class format that is inclusive to people with varying limitations and purposes for attending. While most special population yoga trainings separate (Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Arthritis) - YogaCare puts six people, there for different reasons, together and seeks to find ways to accommodate and practice together.


Sunday's workshop: Yoga for Chronic Pain with Molly Mayer, OT. The science behind yoga's retraining of the neural pathways and central nervous system. In a nutshell: How Yoga Helps People Who Hurt by a compassionate occupational therapist. Prerequisite: YogaCare Part 1.


Also available as standalone workshop for students not taking 300Hr training. Cost: $150


The Art & Science of Dynamic Flow
Mona Ceniceros
June 9-11, 2017
• Location: Sun Moon Yoga
Note Change! Now Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Students will design advanced dynamic vinyasa flow sequences through the study of yoga poses as they affect the physiology of the body.  Students will demonstrate sequence designs that target identified physiological effects.


Also available as standalone workshop for students not taking 300Hr training. Cost: $350


Practicum II Leadership Projects Presented
July 22–23, 2017 (Sat–Sun) • Location: Sun Moon Yoga


To Be Human: Global Anatomy
Mona Ceniceros, MS
August 11-13, 2017 (Fri–Sun) • Location: Retreat TBA

Historical yogic views of the human body (chakras, nadis, bandhas, energy meridians) are discussed in relationship to current research from contemporary neuroscience, exercise science, and medicine. Activities include Thai Yoga Massage and Graduation celebration.