500HR Online Trainings
Join anytime and complete at your own pace.
Our academic format brings you our same high-level trainings in a more supportive online learning environment with scheduled “Office Hour” sessions so we can digest and solidify the information together as a community.
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You can now complete your Yoga Medicine® 500HR Yoga Teacher Training online and be eligible to register as a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist upon completion. This online program has the same structure, focus and goals of our original 500HR in-person program, with the additional benefit of completing it all from the comfort of your home.
Our 500HR online teacher training focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, pathology, and modalities from Eastern and Western medicine in addition to their applications to traditional yoga practices. We train our teachers to understand the body and the practice on a deeper level so they can create personalized therapeutic yoga programs for any individual, level or style of practice. You’ll complete our trainings with a head full of information; inspired and armed with a wealth of tools and techniques to use with your students right away.
Like our in-person trainings, each online training is composed of asana practices, lectures, and homework to integrate the information. We created these online trainings to be flexible with your schedule so that you can create your own personalized home retreat. The sessions are recorded so you can complete them at your own pace and you’ll have unlimited access to the training materials even after completion. Most of all we are committed to bringing you the highest quality of education by our incredible teachers to your door.
Program Length and Location
This program is customized by you and specifically designed without a beginning and ending point. We provide a training system that allows our teachers to decide how they want to develop as a teacher by allowing you to create your own program. Because this is an advanced yoga teacher training, it is meant to be done over a period of time so that you can incorporate and apply the information as you go, which allows you to get the most out of the online training.
Our training modules vary from 20-55hrs in length depending on the curriculum. Our 500HR online teacher training program attracts teachers from all over the world, especially those who are unable to travel to an in-person event. They can be done from anywhere, as long as you have internet connection. You’re welcome to pick trainings based on the curriculum, length, availability, etc.; however, our Core Curriculum Bundle is a great place to start:
- Shoulder Intensive Module
- Hip Intensive Module
- Spine Intensive Module
- Myofascial Release Module
- Sequencing with Purpose Immersion
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Module
We believe continued education is an ongoing process without an endpoint, so there is no time restriction to complete the program. Please keep in mind that this 500HR online program is also recognized by Yoga Alliance through the end of 2023. We will continue to offer this format regardless, however at some point it may not be eligible for Yoga Alliance. So grab your spot now and we look forward to having you!
Requirements and Application Process
The requirements to complete the online 500HR certification include:
- 200HR yoga teacher training certificate from a Yoga Alliance certified school*
- 290 hours of Online Trainings with Yoga Medicine® (up to 20 of these hours can be from our Online Courses, anything over this will be applied to your 1000HR certification or continued education)
- 10 hours case study homework
- Attend a final group Zoom call to present your case study findings
*If your 200HR isn’t from Yoga Medicine®, then it will be considered a Yoga Alliance 300HR certificate you get on top of your current 200HR. If your 200HR is from Yoga Medicine®, then it will be considered a Yoga Alliance 500HR certificate. Both will be considered Yoga Medicine® 500HR certified on our site and will be eligible to register as a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist.
Your 290 training hours can include a combination of hours accumulated from the following online trainings:
- Yin & Meditation Module (55HRS)
- Shoulder Intensive Module (55HRS)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Module (30HRS)
- Myofascial Release Module (55HRS)
- Women’s Health Immersion (25HRS)
- Yoga for Athletes Immersion (25HRS)
- Hip Intensive Module (55HRS)
- Nervous System & Restorative Yoga Module (55HRS)
- Spine Intensive Module (55HRS)
- Mental Health & Wellness Module (55HRS)
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Immersion (20HRS)
- Sequencing with Purpose Immersion (20HRS)
- And more to come!
We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a higher level of proficiency. Please fill out and submit your application online.
Applying for our 500hr online YTT is completely free. Once your one-time application is approved, get started by viewing the variety of online curriculum we are offering. Your full payment will be due upfront for each 500HR online training you register for which will give you access to the online curriculum or reserve your space in a future training.
The total cost of your 500HR online yoga teacher training will vary upon the modules, immersions, and courses you choose to take.