Our 1000HR advanced yoga teacher training is a continuation of our 500HR program which provides a thorough and rigorous program offering the highest caliber of training. The duration and depth of this advanced teacher training allows teachers to develop a finely trained eye, allowing them to work more closely with students and create powerful individualized yoga programs.
Our 1000HR training is not a set style or fixed way of teaching but rather a very deep understanding of the body so that the practice can be adapted for anyone, any level, or any style. This requires more training to be effective, and the result is a more powerful teacher who can think for themself. The Yoga Medicine® 1000HR training solidifies the tools that teachers need to understand the body and the practice at the deepest level so that they can work alongside physicians and healthcare providers to support a variety of illnesses and injuries.
For descriptions of the curriculum that make up the 1000HR advanced yoga teacher training, click here.
The intensive yoga teacher trainings for the 1000HR program are the same as those for the 500HR program (unless otherwise noted). However, since we offer a wide variety of curriculum and there is so much information to learn, the 1000HR training allows you to complete more of those trainings or even choose to specialize by repeating certain trainings – and hence deepen your knowledge of the material. In this track, you also have a research project to complete and thesis paper to write that allows you to synthesize the information more deeply.
All of the curriculum in the 1000HR training has an intensive practice component as well as some or all of the following: yoga therapeutics, anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, pathology, philosophy, sequencing, assisting/adjusting, restorative postures, pranayama, meditation, language, accessibility and specifics case studies for deeper learning. You’ll leave our trainings with a head full of new information, inspired and armed with a wealth of tools and techniques to use with your students right away.
1000-HR Program Requirements:
- 500HR teacher training certificate with Yoga Medicine®
- 450 training hours with Yoga Medicine®*
- 50 hours Case Study Thesis
*The 450 hours are achieved through a combination of modules, immersions, and online courses (maximum 50 hours from online courses). Due to COVID-19, all in-person trainings that are transitioned to online trainings will still count as the full “contact” hours towards your 1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification.
Program Length and Location
Because this is an advanced yoga teacher training, it is meant to be done at your own pace so that you can incorporate and use the information as you go and get the most out of the training. There is no time restriction to complete the program.
This program is fully customizable by you. You’re welcome to choose your modules and immersions based on the location, date or the content. This advanced yoga teacher training attracts teachers from all over the world and can be done from anywhere as long as you can attend the trainings you’ve chosen (either in-person or online).
To enroll as a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, you must first complete the 500HR training program with us and then apply for registration. Because information in the medical world is constantly growing, in order to maintain an active registration and stay listed on our site we require that you complete a minimum of 10hrs of continuing education with us yearly to stay informed and up to date with new material so that we can guarantee the highest level of training in our registered teachers.