Looking for a 500-hour yoga teacher training course? If you have finished your 200-hour yoga teacher training and have honed your skills as a yoga instructor, then it might be time to take your practice to the next level and take the 300-hour training (both the 200-hour and 300-hour equate the 500-hour teacher training.) On this page you will find a list of yoga schools offering 500-hour yoga instructor training and certification programs. However, it is important that you have met a specific set of criteria to enroll in the training. Make sure you speak with the school of interest to ensure you have the appropriate credentials.
Located in beautiful and exotic Thailand, this 500-hour yoga teacher training is highly sought out as they fill up months in advance. Agama focuses on a more “esoteric” style of yoga that incorporates many metaphysical and mystical spiritual practices. The curriculum is Yoga Alliance accredited as well as certified by the International Yoga Federation and is a three month program that offers detailed instruction on asanas, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and much more. Their goal is to support students who are interested in transmitting deep teachings to spiritual seekers from around the world.
To learn more visit Agama Yoga
Led by Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) Jill Sockman, this Yoga Alliance certified 500hr yoga teacher training will cover many aspects of being an advanced yoga instructor. Some of the modules include refining your alignment, advanced anatomy, the power of Satsang, therapeutic yoga, teaching skills, applied philosophy, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and the emotional body, Koshas, Gunas, and Vayus, Vinyasa yoga immersion, and much more. Located in Raleigh North Carolina, blue lotus yoga and movement arts is much more then just about teaching asana practice. They pride themselves on supporting students along their path of deep exploration and how to create lasting change within yourself so that you can then guide others to do the same.
To learn more visit blue lotus yoga
Caroline Klebl offers a comprehensive Yoga Instructor Training Program to all levels of Yoga practitioners, aspiring Yoga teachers and Yoga Teachers. The focus of her 500 hour program is the practice and method of teaching the over 70 Yoga postures and countless Vinyasa of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The ability to give adjustments and to assist students in deepening their postures and practice is developed throughout the course. The Sanskrit names of the postures are introduced and how to teach an Ashtanga Yoga Led class effectively is evaluated in detail. The Intermediate Series is taught on an individual basis to those students who have completed the postures of the Primary Series. Additional topics include the translation and chanting of the Yoga Sutras, an introduction to Ayurveda, Meditation instruction and the Anatomy of Yoga postures. This program is registered with the Yoga Alliance and meets their international Yoga Teacher Training standards.
To learn more visit Source of Yoga
Led by master teacher Sue Hopkins, this Yoga Alliance accredited school located in Cartersville Georgia seeks to teach students who are serious about the art, science, and philosophy of yoga. Sue’s background is in the Iyengar and Integrative Yoga tradition and she takes her yoga very serious while still be playful and joyful. 500-hour yoga teacher trainings take place throughout the year and are flexible for those with busy schedules. Many of their students have gone on to open up their own yoga studio, teach athletes, offer corporate wellness programs, and have used their yoga teaching craft to create successful businesses.
To learn more visit Etowah Valley Yoga
Led by master teacher Fred Busch, this Yoga Alliance accredited school offers 500-hour yoga certification programs in Miami, New York, London, South America, and Europe. The style of yoga they teach includes Power Yoga and Hot Vinyasa Yoga. The training will cover advanced levels of meditation, pranayama, Yogic philosophy, energy work, anatomy, chakras, and advanced yoga poses. The program will also cover everything you need to know about teaching techniques and building your business and teaching practice ensuring that you are truly ready to advance yourself as an instructor.
To learn more visit Fred Busch Power Yoga
Led by master teacher Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour yoga training course takes place all over the world such as Costa Rica, Spain, and Bali. Originally from London, Vidya has been teaching for almost 40 years and at the early age of 20, went to India to study yoga with some of the greatest masters and teachers. She has studied every style of yoga from Iyengar, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Sivananda, Hatha, Forrest and much more. Some of her teachers include Anna Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, David and Doug Swenson, Rodney Yee, David Life and Sharon Gannon, and many others. By training with Frog Lotus Yoga you will be ensured to get the most well-versed training that suits your needs best. The program will cover every aspect of yoga from an advanced perspective and includes intelligent sequencing, Yogic lifestyle, pranayama, meditation, assisting students, creating a successful business practice, and much more.
To learn more visit Frog Lotus Yoga International
Led by master teacher Acarya Ganga Devi, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour yoga certification program is held in India and Croatia. While Ganga has adapted her teaching to fit the needs of the modern world, she is ensconced in the original roots and approach to yoga. This means you should be well prepared for the training of a lifetime as it will have the power to transform your life. Teacher trainings take place in an ashram environment where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Yogic lifestyle surrounded by natures natural beauty. Some of the topics covered in the 500-hour training include how to set up classes, Yogic nutrition and Ayurveda, modifications of asanas applicable to various levels and injuries, advanced breathing techniques, and much more.
To learn more visit Himalayan Yoga Institute
Leela Mata offers authentic ashram yogic living here in the US! One of the very few yoga schools offering 500-hour yoga teacher training courses in the USA where you do not have to travel to India to get the same style of teachings. Located near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, this Yoga Alliance accredited course offers students seeking an advanced training the opportunity to take their practice to the next level. Since she was a child, Leela Mata has been privy to many mystical experiences and walking the yogic path. While she comes from the Sivananda lineage and practiced directly with Swami Vishnu Devananda, she currently practices and teaches the Sampoorna yoga style.
To learn more visit Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram
Led by master teacher Daren Friesen (E-RYT), this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour yoga certification program takes place in Chicago Illinois. Having studied with renowned teachers in the states and masters in India such as Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the infamous Astanga Yoga Research Institute, Daren encourages students to use traditional elements and techniques to overcome the pull of opposites (duality) and to develop one-pointed attention. Darren has traveled and studied yoga in India on nine ocassions where he immersed himself in the studies of yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, sutra, and much more. Moksha’s most senior teachers also lead the program: Kim Wilcox, Rich Logan, Alie McManus, Lani Granum, Jen Mulholland, and Ingrid Yang. By taking your 500-hour yoga teacher training at Moksha Yoga, you will be surrounded by some of the most well respected teachers in the US. The style of yoga taught are mixed styles with an opportunity to direct your training in the direction of a style of your choice which adds more flexibility. Courses are offered regularly throughout the year at Moksha in Chicago and Sanctuary Yoga in the Northshore. Take up to three years to complete your requirements and receive a Yoga Alliance Registered Advanced Teaching Certificate.
To learn more visit Moksha Yoga
Led by E-RYT teacher Sharyn Galindo, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour teacher training takes place near Chicago Illinois in a town called Evanston. Sharyn has gone to Mysore India where she studied yoga with master teacher Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois at the Astanaga Yoga Research Institute. Because of this extensive training she remains true to the purity of yoga’s core teachings as taught by the masters in India. North Shore Yoga’s Advanced 500 hour teacher training program provides an opportunity to deepen one’s experience and understanding of Yoga. In this course you will learn everything from Trancendental Meditation, Pranayama in the Kaivalydhama Tradition, the art of sequencing Vinyasa flow, the art of adjusting, anatomy, Yin Yoga, chanting, Ayurveda, and much more. You will also have the opportunity to perfect your teaching in front of a class at their studio.
To learn more visit North Shore Yoga
Led by master teacher Dashama, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-Hour yoga certification program takes place in the Isle of Man UK. The training allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Yogic lifestyle for 30 days where you will learn advanced techniques in healing, meditation, pranayama, nutrition, cleansing, and more. Advanced yoga asanas will be emphasiszed, as well as advanced healing and meditation techniques, more in depth exploration into inner child healing and break through techniques to unblock any stuck energy and allow your highest potential to flow.
To learn more visit Pranashama Yoga Institute
Led by master teacher Doug Swenson, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour yoga teacher training takes place in sunny and beautiful Lake Tahoe California. Doug has been teaching yoga for over 40 years ago and has mentored many great teachers including his brother Dave Swenson and Vidya Jacqueline Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga. Sadhana Yoga Chi is his own fusion and style of yoga that incorporates everything he has learned from holistic nutrition, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more. The 500-hour yoga training will cover many topics from an advanced perspective and includes the ethics of being a yoga teacher, Yogic diet, meditation, pranayama, spirituality, flexibility in teaching methods, Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit, adjustments, and much more.
To learn more visit Sadhana Yoga Chi
Led by E-YRT teacher Rachel Hull, this Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour teacher training takes place in Ubud Bali. Rachel has been teaching for over 14 years and is well versed in Ayurveda, meditation, pranayama, and many of the ancient yogic techniques. Shakti Spirit Yoga Teacher Trainings are known for their comprehensive approach to firmly grounding students in the principles of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Yoga Therapy, Yogic Philosophy, and Teaching Skills. The course is also taught by other teachers part of the Shakti Spirit family which include Emil Wendel, Anna Smallwood, James Newman, Dr Sujatha Kekada, and Fela Adebiyi.
To learn more visit Shakti Spirit Yoga
Tribe Yoga is a community of yoga teachers who combine forces and bring their strengths to the group to support students along their path of teaching yoga. This Yoga Alliance accredited 500-hour yoga instructor training takes place all over the world in Austria, Spain, India, and Thailand. The course itself is a blend of everything from Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Dynamic Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Chakra cleansing, Kriyas, and much more. Topics covered include an advanced look at philosophy, self-practice, pranayama, meditation, teaching methodology, modifications, structuring and sequencing, anatomy and much more. All trainings are residential so that you can truly immerse yourself in the Yogic lifestyle.
To learn more visit Tribe Yoga
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