200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Build a solid foundation from which to teach yoga as you deepen your own personal practice, refine your teaching strengths, and uncover your unique voice.

The Yoga Medicine® 200HR yoga teacher training provides a solid foundation to teach yoga and deepen one’s own personal practice. The focus of our 200HR yoga teacher trainings is to provide students with a sound knowledge of anatomy, alignment and adjustments. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach and guide your students through a practice that educates, inspires and heals.

The Yoga Medicine 200HR yoga teacher training is a Yoga Alliance certified program that provides students with a powerful base in the technical, traditional, and business sides of yoga so they can begin teaching right away with clarity and confidence.

Students gain a thorough understanding of anatomy and alignment alongside yoga principles and philosophy to deliver strong group classes interweaving the physical and esoteric components of the practice.

You Will Learn
  • How to plan well-rounded vinyasa and alignment-based yoga classes based on applied anatomy, kinesiology, and therapeutic considerations
  • Yoga history and philosophy, including origins and influences as well as the integration of present day science and research into the practice
  • How to modify, assist and adjust with respect to each student’s individuality and uniqueness
  • The tools and techniques to craft intelligent, creative sequences and effectively guide students through practices that educate, inspire, and heal
  • How to hold space for inclusivity in yoga through your teaching style, marketing approach, and more
  • Yoga ethics, PLUS best practices to show up with integrity and transparency and build students’ trust
  • How to use props to better support students, as well as regress and progress the difficulty of yoga poses and movement
Program Structure

The Yoga Medicine 200HR training constitutes classroom hours in the following areas:

  • 82 of practical techniques training, including asana sequencing, pranayama, meditation, and more
  • 32 of teaching methodology
  • 32 of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics
  • 32 of yoga history, philosophy, and ethics
  • 22 of practicum

In addition to these hours, this training program also provides a powerful community experience during two in-person retreats.

​​Upon completion of this training, graduates will receive a certificate for 200 hours of study with Yoga Medicine and can register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.

Training Highlights

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Application of Anatomy to Yoga
  • Alignment
  • Adjusting
  • Sequencing
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Chakras
  • Ayurveda
  • Inspiring & Motivating Your Students
  • Business & Ethics
  • Observation & Practice Teaching

Pre-requisites & Application

A passion for continuous learning, as well as a minimum of two years of consistent practice (3-6 days per week). We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a high level of proficiency.

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500hr Yoga Teacher Training

Dedicate yourself to a higher standard of learning to evolve your expertise, magnify the therapeutic effects of practice, and better serve your community.

The Yoga Medicine 500HR yoga teacher training focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, and modalities from Eastern and Western medicine in addition to their applications to traditional yoga practices.

Teachers gain a comprehensive understanding of the body and physiological function so they can create a personalized therapeutic yoga program for an individual at any level or style of practice.

Discover Your Perfect 500HR Training Path

We are proud to offer two curriculum options for students interested in completing their 500HR Training with Yoga Medicine.

Core Curriculum | In-Person or Online

Our Core Curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education to support one-on-one work with clients through our foundational therapeutics program.

Students will complete Yoga Medicine®’s orthopedic modules (Hip, Shoulder, & Spine Intensives) in addition to our Sequencing, Myofascial Release and Traditional Chinese Medicine trainings to receive a total of 270 training hours towards their 500HR. Note that you will still need to select your electives for the remaining 20 hours and complete 10 hours in case studies.

Upon completion of all aforementioned training modules and other related coursework, students will receive a certificate for 500 hours of study with Yoga Medicine and can register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-300 (or RYT-500 if they have completed their 200HR with Yoga Medicine). 

Graduates of our 500HR program will also have the opportunity to apply to become a Registered Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist

*Students who wish to receive a Yoga Alliance accreditation in addition to Yoga Medicine certification for their Online 500HR Program must complete all related online training hours by the end of 2023.

Self-Led Curriculum | In-Person or Online

This innovative approach to our 500HR program allows those with specific interests to decide how they want to develop as a teacher by customizing their own curriculum based on the Yoga Medicine trainings they’re most interested in.

Students wanting to pursue the Self-Led 500hr Curriculum must have a 200HR yoga teacher training certificate (through Yoga Medicine® or another school) and then complete 290 hours of teacher training modules of their choice with Yoga Medicine® along with 10 hours of case studies.

Upon fulfilling all required hours and related coursework, students of the Self-Led Curriculum will receive a 500HR certification from Yoga Medicine and have the opportunity to apply to become a Registered Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist.

Both the Core and Self-Led Curriculums allow students the flexibility to work at their own pace and complete their necessary hours on their own calendar. Students can choose to pursue their training via our in-person or online offerings, or through a combination of both. Regardless of the track students choose, they are still required to complete 290 hours of training with Yoga Medicine® and 10 hours in case studies.

*Due to COVID19, all in-person trainings offered online will still count as the full “contact” hours towards your 500-hour Yoga Medicine certification.

We believe that an experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare systems.

As a Yoga Medicine 500HR graduate, you will have the education and confidence to be a leader in your community and serve as a skillful and informed resource for your students.

Training Highlights

  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Yoga Therapeutics
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cuing & Sequencing
  • Eastern & Western Medicine
  • Physiology & Pathology
  • Assisting & Adjusting
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Yoga Principles & Philosophy
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Accessibility & Inclusivity

Pre-requisites & Application

  • 200HR yoga teacher training certificate
  • 290 hours of 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 (Online 500HR only)

We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a high level of proficiency.

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1000hr Yoga Teacher Training

Acquire a rigorous mastery of applied yoga therapeutics, pathology and the Eastern energetics of the practice to help facilitate transformative outcomes in private client work, healthcare settings and beyond

The Yoga Medicine 1000HR teacher training program solidifies the tools that teachers need to understand the body at the deepest level so that they can build a thriving one-on-one yoga therapeutics practice and work within healthcare settings to support a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Teachers will learn to intertwine complementary concepts and work synergistically with healthcare practitioners to maximize therapeutic outcomes and facilitate a well-rounded and holistic approach to wellness.

You Will Learn
  • Therapeutic applications of yoga, including potent ways to use asana, restorative postures, pranayama, meditation and more to support your clients’ whole body health
  • How to break free from the one-size-fits-all model of prescriptive practice and apply a medical knowledge of the body to yoga for more intentional and meaningful results
  • Injury rehabilitation and prevention, plus tools and techniques to optimize mobility, build intelligent strength, and promote peak physical function and balance
  • How to efficiently and effectively use yoga and Sports Medicine to support optimal mental health, nervous system regulation, female reproductive balance, and so much more
  • The intersection of Traditional Chinese Medicine with yoga, and how to create highly personalized practices that draw from the wisdom of this tradition
  • How to conduct yoga research and use it as a means to continue to learn and support the growing knowledge of yoga therapeutics
Program Structure

Our 1000HR program is uniquely designed for those who want to dig deeper into yoga therapeutics and therefore allows the option to create your own curriculum by selecting the trainings that you believe will best support your growth as a teacher.

The 1000HR Yoga Medicine designation also includes a research project of choice that reflects your specific interests, whether that be a specific population (seniors, kids, etc), a therapeutic modality (restorative, MFR, pranayama, etc), a specific disease/illness/injury (Parkinson’s, hypothyroid, hip dysplasia, labral tears, lymphatic system, hypermobility disorders, etc) or a system of the body (nervous system regulation, optimizing lymphatics, cardiovascular health, etc). This research topic will culminate in a case study thesis where you will present your work and findings.

Training and study can be done from anywhere so long as you attend the modules, courses and immersions you’ve chosen (whether in-person or online). There is no time restriction for completion, giving you the flexibility to immerse, learn and integrate at your own pace.

Our 1000HR program allows teachers to work closely with students and develop a finely trained eye so they can work one-on-one with clients and create powerfully effective individualized yoga programs.

Training Curriculum

  • 500HR Teacher Training Certificate with Yoga Medicine®
  • 450 Training Hours with Yoga Medicine (up to 50 of these hours can be from our Online Courses)
  • 50 Hours Case Study Thesis

Pre-requisites & Application

If you have successfully completed the Yoga Medicine 500HR teacher training program, you are automatically eligible to enroll in the 1000HR training.

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