Frameworks Yoga’s RYT 300-hour program at Yoga Centric, Bel Air, MD | June 2020 to March 2021

Frameworks Yoga offers inclusive practice and teaching techniques that support everybody’s evolution. The manual is original and offers a unique perspective on the practice and ourselves. You’ll have access to online study materials that support your education. Broaden your experience as a teacher and human being with a supportive and dynamic community of teachers.

Who is teaching this?

Richard Gartner, RYT-500, has been teaching since 2005 and is honored to have been a part of Yoga Centric’s 200-hour teacher training since 2017. His teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. He draws from many forms of yoga, fascial release, mindfulness techniques, and common sense. More info about Richard Gartner can be found here.

“His philosophical angle on yoga has profoundly shaped the way I approach teaching movement.” —William Brani

“[His] ability to break down the terminology into practical and easily understandable language was amazing.” —Michelle Gawlinski, RYT, YACEP

“Richard has a way of demystifying complex anatomy.” —Mary B., RYT

In addition, Richard is honored to bring in guest teachers who focus on pre- and post-natal yoga techniques, as well as other specialties.


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Where is the Frameworks 300 training being held?

Frameworks Yoga believes that space matters. We’ve designed the program to feel beautiful and promote contemplative learning. Our training will be held at Yoga Centric, an intelligently designed space in beautiful Bel Air, MD. Yoga Centric is well-equipped with everything you’ll need to practice and and learn.

Yoga Centric
227 Gateway Drive, Suite A
Bel Air, MD 21014

What are the dates and times of the training?

We’ll be learning over 15 weekends and a Fall Intensive.

We’ll meet on Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and on Sundays from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

The modules will be taught on the following weekends:
June 27, 2020
July 18
August 1
August 29
September 12
September 26
November 7
November 21
December 5
January 9, 2021
January 23
February 6
February 21
March 6
March 20

The Fall Intensive is Tuesday through Sunday, October 13-18. The times are as follows:

Tuesday: 9-6
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 11-8
Saturday: 11-8
Sunday: 9:30-5:30

What is being covered?

Frameworks Yoga 300 is meant to be comprehensive. It is also meant to be fun and accessible. There is so much to speak about in our yoga practice, which is why we will review and discuss the following subjects:

  • Fascial anatomy
  • Global anatomy systems
  • Yin yoga
  • Sequence development
  • Asymmetry in the body
  • Use of repetition
  • Working with clients
  • Teaching special populations
  • Adjustments
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Yoga sutras
  • Daoism
  • Buddhism
  • Karma yoga
  • Non-Violent communication
  • Finding your voice

If this list seems daunting, don’t fret! Every subject matter will be reviewed in a way that leaves you with an intuitive understanding of its role in the practice and teaching.

I don’t feel like I learned much in my 200-hour training. Am I ready for this?

Frameworks Yoga 300 does assume a solid foundation of Sanskrit, anatomy and movement. That’s why we’re offering all of our Frameworks Yoga 200 online study materials to the 300-hour enrollees when we receive your deposit. You’ll be able to catch yourself up in no time.


What is happening during the intensive?

The intensive will be run like a retreat in order to cultivate meditation and concentration skills, and so core aspects of the training program have momentum throughout our time together. We’ll be meditating every morning, journaling and practicing. We will also apply the teachings or karma yoga during the intensive.

Important upcoming dates:

March 20: Last day for early bird discount (to pay reduced tuition in full)
May 29: Last day for registration
June 27: First training weekend!

What is the cost?

Tuition: $3900
Early-bird discount if paid in full by March 20, 2020: $3500

A $500 deposit can reserve your space in the training and gain you access to the online training materials.

How to I sign up?

Pay for your deposit here:

Deposit for Frameworks 300

Deposit for the Frameworks 300 | Bel Air 2020 training. This deposit is non-refundable (except in the case of training cancellation) and guarantees your spot for the Frameworks Yoga 300 teacher training.


You’ll then receive an intake form from Frameworks and an invoice for the remaining amount due.

We are planning for this training to be a success, and we need 15 trainees to sign up. If we don’t have that number of trainees by May 29th, everybody will get their payments refunded, including deposits. Otherwise, payments are non-refundable.

What do I do about parking?

Parking is ample and free. If you don’t have a car or will be traveling from a distance, please email and we’ll see if there is potential for a ride-share.

What style of yoga is this?

Frameworks Yoga philosophy can be applied to any style. Our core concepts are designed to allow any teacher to transmit what is important to them with safety, grace and intelligence. If style is the art of yoga, our method is the engineering of it.

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How much experience do I need?

At least one year of consistent practice is required.

Can I take this program if I have an injury or disability? If I’m pregnant?

We celebrate anybody passionate about teaching yoga to attend. The individual expression of the mental and physical practice should be celebrated by all.


What if I can’t make a weekend?

Face-to-face time is of primary importance, and we’ve designed our program to make it fit into people’s schedules as best as we can.

Many lectures and practices will be recorded (audio or video). If a trainee misses a portion of the training, they must review the material, practice any sequence on their own, and write a report to confirm understanding of the material. This applies for trainees who miss up to 24 hours.

For hours beyond 24, the trainee has the additional requirement of making up hours through private sessions, which is $100 per hour. In addition to the above requirements, every three hours of absence needs to be made up with 1 hour of private session. This is required to graduate, and to make sure you understand the material and are able to engage with it.

What are the requirements to graduate? How is it assessed?

In addition to completing the contact hours, trainees will need to do the following to graduate:

  • Design three sequences using Frameworks 300 techniques to demonstrate proficiency in sequencing.
  • Submit a video of you guiding a 60-minute yoga sequence to demonstrate proficiency in communication, adjustments, modifications and prop use.
  • Complete a written test to demonstrate proficiency in study materials.

You’ll be provided with guidance and feedback so you can complete these requirements with confidence and accuracy.

Do I have to buy the manual or other books?

The manual is included in the cost of the training. Frameworks 300 requires you to have the following books (any edition):

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter
  • Anatomy Trains by Thomas W. Myers
  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

We consider these reference books for throughout your study and career.

We also have an extensive “recommended reading” list, but please don’t feel the need to buy all of these. Many are available at local libraries, and we’d like to organize a book-borrowing resource so the knowledge can spread regardless of financial ability.

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Aside from the attendance hours, what else is required of me during the training?

A consistent self-practice is essential to embody the teachings and to strengthen both your practice and learning.

We will review the entire manual in class and there are recommended readings throughout the training. This will be included on the syllabus and sent with email reminders before each session.

Do I need a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate to attend Frameworks 300?

You don’t. Yoga Alliance is fine with yoga teachers earning a 300-hour before a 200-hour training. They have requirements regarding how you register with them, but it wouldn’t affect your ability to use this training as YTT hours.