500HR Teacher Training
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning to deepen their knowledge.
We believe that an experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare network and with our credentials people know they have a teacher who is knowledgeable and experienced.
The 500hr advanced training focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, modalities from Eastern and Western medicine for their applications to traditional yoga philosophy. We train our teachers to understand the body and the practice so that they can understand how to apply the practice to the individual with any style or level of practice to create personalized therapeutic yoga prescriptions.
Each module or immersion has an intensive practice component as well as some or all of the following: yoga therapeutics, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, sequencing, assisting/adjusting, holistic health, advanced postures, restorative/yin postures, pranayama, meditation and case studies.
For descriptions of the coursework in the 500hr Yoga Medicine teacher training, click here.
Program Length & Location
This program is customized by you and specifically designed without a beginning & ending point. Because this is an advanced training it is meant to be done over the course of several years so that you can incorporate and use the information as you go, that way you can get the most out of the training.
Because we offer both week-long retreats (modules) and shorter trainings that take place in studios (immersions), our program attracts teachers from all over the world and can be done from anywhere as long as you can attend the trainings you’ve chosen. You’re welcome to pick trainings based on the location, date or the content of the module.
There is no time restriction to complete the program, so you can take as long as you like.
Requirements & Application Process
The requirements to complete the 500HR certification include:
- 200-hour teacher training certificate from a certified school
- 270 training hours with Yoga Medicine**
- 30 hours Case Study homework
**This can include a combination of hours accumulated from our Modules, Immersions, and Online Courses (maximum 20 hours from online courses).
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.
Once your one-time application is approved, a $500 deposit will reserve your space in any retreat or modules you choose to enroll in at the time of registration.
Full payment for each module is due in full 90 days prior to the start date (sometimes longer if specifically noted) for that module. Deposits are non-refundable & non-transferable, and final payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after the due date.
For immersions, payment is made through the hosting studio.
Payment information for online courses will be available soon.