Starts August 28 - 30, 2020, 12 weekends across 15 months


The 300 hr. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is a springboard for deepening knowledge, personal practice and teaching skills for asana adapted to the individual and groups, pranayama, meditation, sound, mudra, nyasa and  other symbolic aspects of yoga practice.

Our Mission: Prepare teachers who have taken a 200-hour certification program for advanced level teaching with an in-depth knowledge of asana adaptation, pranayama, pranayama, meditation, Tantra, sound, nyasa and mudra and application of those yoga tools for personal practice, private yoga sessions and groups, including classes, workshops and retreats.

Weekend Modules: Friday 12 noon – Sunday 4:30 pm, 12 weekends over 15 months. Paced for those who want to fully integrate teachings at a pace optimal for adult learning.  Program start date is August 28, 2020.

300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training – 2020-21 Schedule

Aug 28-30, 2020
Sept 18-20, 2020
Oct 9-11, 2020
Nov 6-8, 2020
Feb 5-7, 2021
April 16-18, 2021
May 14 – 16, 2021
June 11 – 13, 2021
July 16-18, 2021
Aug 13-15, 2021
Sept 10-12, 2021
Oct 1-3, 2021

Credentials Earned: Students who complete the course and are currently RYT-200 are eligible to apply for RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance, the national credentialing organization for yoga teachers, once they have logged 100 hours of teaching since receiving the RYT-200 credential.

Pre-Requisites: A certification from a RYS-200 training or equivalent study. RYT-200 is recommended if you are eligible so that you can accumulate teaching hours for RYT-500. Yoga practitioners who are interested in auditing the course should contact Mary at

Faculty: The lead teacher and school director, Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, has studied with her teacher, Gary Kraftsow, for the last 20 years. Mary has been training yoga teachers in the Midwest since 2009. She has assembled a group of talented teachers trained in the Viniyoga lineage to assist in the training. See 300-Hour Faculty.

To Apply: Complete the application form below and submit to by June 20, 2020. If past deadline, contact Mary to see if there are any additional openings in the program.

$100 application fee, non-refundable. Pay Application Fee.

PDF: 300 hr Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Application Form-Policies-Student Agreement

WORD DOC: 300 hr Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Application Form-Policies-Student Agreement

Two Options for Tuition:

$5500 early-bird tuition by June 28, 2020.  Pay Early-Bird Tuition.

Pay As You Go $400/month for 15 months, starts June 28, 2020.  Start Payment Plan.

Training Catalog | Information Packet

Contact Mary Hilliker at for a copy of the training catalog and curriculum.

Free Information Consultation 

Contact Mary at or call/text 715.218.7120 to request an individual appointment scheduled at your convenience to discuss the program.

Mary Hilliker

Mary’s intention is to meet you where you are and to help you move and change from that starting point. Her workshops and retreats highlight yoga tools and practices that help you gain self-sufficiency and independence in your home practice.

“Whether you want to condition your body, reduce pain, de-stress, sleep better, reduce anxiety, adopt a healthier lifestyle habit or strive to reach your full potential, I’m ready to help you apply the yoga tools that you are relevant for your life.”

Mary has been a yoga practitioner for 25 years and a teacher for 17 years. She holds certifications as a 200 hr. level Hatha yoga teacher, 500 hr. Viniyoga teacher, and Viniyoga Therapist.  She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is Curriculum Coordinator and Faculty with the American Viniyoga Institute’s Yoga Therapist Training.  Locally, Mary coordinates and is the lead teacher for the 200 hr. River Flow Yoga Teacher Training.

Her 30 year career as a registered dietitian/nutritionist and health educator in public health, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention, inform her yoga teaching and individualized Yoga Therapy.



Contact Mary at