300-hour yoga teacher training

Devarshi Steven Hartman; Yoga Teacher Training Instructor at All That Matters Yoga + Holistic Health Center




Yoga Alliance certification pending

Yoga Alliance 300-HR RYS
Note: You can apply to Yoga Alliance for your RYT 500-Hr Designation.

Living Yoga CE Program


For those who do not want or need the 500-hr designation, but who are interested in furthering their yogic studies, consider taking part in our Living Yoga CE program. Take all 4 quarters of the Yoga Beyond Asana core Program—or mix and match quarters based on your individual needs. No application necessary.


Click HERE to register.

Yoga Beyond Asana 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Jenn Thomas, Usha Bilotta, and Linda Sparrowe

South Kingstown, RI


Training for 2018-19 has begun! 
Stay tuned for news about future 300-Hr training opportunities...


All That Matters is excited to host a 300-hour yoga teacher training program designed to weave the ancient teachings into modern life.


As a student and teacher of yoga, you’ve gotten a taste of the sublime wisdom that comes from the ancient texts of yoga philosophy. Perhaps you want more, and you’d like your students to savor its sweetness as well. But how do you do that in classes where things move so quickly, leaving little time for explanations? How do you, as a teacher, connect the multiple facets of these wisdom jewels to everyday living, and then weave them into practices on the mat to support living wisely, skillfully, and joyfully?


You begin by investigating, experiencing, feeling, embodying, and living the wisdom within these teachings yourself. Whether you explore a sacred text, vibrate with mantra, or stand on your head, you practice to support and expand your awareness and your connection to all that is. And then you impart what you have embodied to your students. Yoga Beyond Asana, a 300-hour YTT led by three of our senior teachers (Jenn Thomas, Usha Bilotta, and Linda Sparrowe), is designed to help you do just that.


Learn more from Jenn, Usha and Linda in this short video.


the core program


First Quarter – The Eight Limbs of Yoga: Spiritual Practices in Everyday Life

How do we bring intention and conscious awareness to our everyday actions? In this first quarter, we look to the eight limbs of yoga in Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras to help us do just that. They ask us to begin with our actions in the world; implore us to take care of our bodies so that we stay healthy; show us how to quiet our minds so we don’t make ourselves crazy; and encourage us to open our hearts and give up the fruits of our practice for the benefit of all beings.


Second Quarter – Sacred Texts: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

What do the ancient seers have to say that can help us create a deeper relationship with ourselves, our families, and our world? Plenty, it turns out. Move deeper into the Yoga Sutras, beyond the eight limbs, and then swim in the truths so beautifully expressed in the Bhagavad Gita, the poetry of the Upanishads, and the Buddha Dharma. You’ll be amazed at how relevant they are!

Third Quarter – The Subtle Body: Energy is Life

The Essence of our Being resides in the subtle body. In this quarter, we explore practices that help us gain access to the deeper wisdom at the core of our being. We investigate our relationship to all aspects of the subtle body, and discover how they can be a resource for living more consciously.


Fourth Quarter – Devotion: Shining Love in the World

From asana to pranayama, from chakra balancing to chanting, from dancing to meditation, the yoga of devotion (bhakti) takes many forms. In this final quarter, we focus on what allows us to be of service. How can you ensure that your work in the world—whether that means raising children or raising awareness, growing a business that serves others or growing food that feeds them—is done in the spirit of deep listening and selfless love?


Download the Curriculum




deepen your connection to the subtle body


Teaching Techniques and Methodologies

  • Strengthen your teaching skills through practice, lecture, observation and posture clinics.

  • Benefit from hands on, experiential anatomy lessons.

  • Develop a deeper practice and understanding of pranayama and meditation and be able to skillfully and confidently lead in classes with your authentic voice.

  • Explore themes within sequencing to learn how to weave the ancient teachings into a class structure.

  • Learn to observe your students in poses and understand where the pose might be stuck or missing connection—and offer alternatives.

  • Approach sequencing as an art form by understanding the mechanics in shapes and how to mindfully and safely shape a class sequence.

  • Expand your teaching vocabulary, become inspired by the depth of language, and find your personal voice to convey information to your students.



  • Immerse yourself in the eight limbs (Raja Yoga) during a three-month intensive and discover how these teachings can move you from separation to connection; from self-absorption to self-awareness; and into a more joyous relationship to the Self.

  • Study the sacred texts of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Buddha Dharma in a supportive community, dedicating one month to each text.

  • Explore yoga beyond asana through devotion and connection.

  • Understand Seva from its ancient roots and explore what it means to be of service in our culture.


Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Deepen your connection to the subtle body.

  • Incorporate koshas, gunas, nadis and meridians, chakras, and vayus skillfully into your teaching.

  • Enhance your understanding of anatomy with practical and experiential classes involving tape mapping and movement.

  • Appreciate and understand the human body in a miraculous way through a cadaver workshop for yoga teachers.



Find Your Voice


This 13-month training runs from September 15, 2018 through October 14, 2019, and consists of 12 required weekend intensives and one 4-day weekend Bhavana retreat in Oct 2019. Complete attendance is required at all weekend modules and retreat weekend. All requirements must be fulfilled for certification. 


Free Informational Talks


Providence: Apr 29 • May 31 • Jul 29 • Aug 26 • Sep 9

South Kingstown: May 23 • Jun 20 • Aug 11 •  Sep 12




This program is open to anyone who has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Applicants must submit an application.



2018-2019 Training Dates & Hours


2018 Dates: Sept 15-16, Nov 3-4, Nov 30–Dec 3


2019 Dates: Jan 26–27, Feb 23–24, Mar 22–25, Apr 27–28, May 18–19, Jun 21–24, Jul 13–14, Aug 10–11, Sept 20–23, Oct 10-14 (retreat weekend)




  • Two-day Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays 11am–6pm
  • Four-day Weekends (Nov 2018; Mar, Jun, Sept 2019): Friday 6–9pm; Sat–Mon 8:30am–5:30pm
  • Residential Retreat at High Meadow Farm in Freedom, NH: Oct 10–14, 2019

To register, send your application + $500 deposit to yoga@allthatmatters.com.


Payment plans are available, contact us to learn more: 401.782.2126


Tuition: $3900

  • 12 weekend intensives with Usha, Linda and Jenn
  • Teacher Training manual and supplemental materials
  • 12 small-group mentoring hours
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • 4, 1-hour online sessions
  • Discounts at The Store at All That Matters and on All That Matters workshops and services
  • Special anatomy weekend
  • Rooms at All That Matters South Kingstown for practice teaching and study groups





  • Paid directly to High Meadow Farm by August 2019


Total Cost: $4400 (Tuition + Retreat)


Payment plans are available. For details, see “Payment Options” section of the application.




  • High Meadow Farm Retreat Moon

  • High Meadow Farm Retreat Out on the Porch

  • High Meadow Farm Retreat Lawn Meditation

  • High Meadow Farm Retreat Altar



Retreat to High Meadow Farm



  • Five-day, four-night stay at High Meadow Farm in Freedom, NH during peak foliage season – Participants are welcomed to arrive the afternoon of Oct 10th; Retreat officially begins on the evening of Thursday, Oct 10th and runs through Monday, Oct 14th
  • All meals and lodging
  • Payments made directly to High Meadow Farm. Payment due by August 1, 2019
  • Financial support may be available for those in need. For details contact Jenn Thomas (jennfocus@gmail.com).



meet the facultyPortrait of Jenn, Linda, and Usha



Jenn Thomas has long had a passion for unearthing what lies beneath the surface and uncanny ability to get to the heart of the matter. Whether you take her dynamic yang or her more reflective yin classes, her clear and tender-hearted encouragement will help you explore the patterns and habits of your own life with more insight. Learn more



Called “a defining voice for yoga in America,” Linda has been teaching and talking about yoga for more than 20 years. She brings the ancient teachings to bear on every part of our crazy, busy, messy lives through her talks, books, workshops, and retreats. She believes yoga wakes us up and shows us how to be fully alive, truly present, and deeply connected. Learn more



Usha has been using asana and the sacred teachings as a life-map for 20 years. As a teacher, she’s most interested in helping students cultivate a practice that is authentic and powerful while challenging them to find the lessons that asana presents. She uses thoughtful language to blend these principles into class, encouraging growth and presence in the physical body and beyond. Learn more