In general, taking a 500-hour yoga teacher training can be a life-changing experience, since during the 200-hour teacher trainings there isn’t enough time for students to dive deeply into the psychological aspects and philosophy of yoga. While 200-hour courses offer an understanding of the basics such as how to sequence a yoga class and practice teaching poses, 500-hour programs give students 300 more hours to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, chakras and anatomy.
So if you have already received your 200-hour certificate and would like to develop your skills and move to the next step in your career as a yoga teacher, or simply learn more about the ancient Indian practice, make sure to check the following list containing the Seattle 500-hour yoga teacher training happening in 2019.
About this Teacher Training: Lotus Yoga’s 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offers its participants a mentorship-based, personalized learning experience with ample time to explore their interests as a yoga teacher via the individual study portion of the program. You can also take most of the training modules “a la carte” to refine your knowledge in a specific subject area or to try out the program before you sign up, and you can begin the program at any time! This 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is taught by lead teacher Megan Carroll and teachers Sheri Cohen and Adi Turner.
Start Date: Any Time
Lead Teacher: Megan Carroll
Cost: Depending on the chosen modules
About this Teacher Training: Join Seattle Yoga Arts’ modular 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training anytime.
- Earn your 300 hours through stand-alone modules that you take as you like.
- Work toward 500-hour RYT certification through Yoga Alliance or take modules independently for your own education and nourishment.
- Begin the program when it works for you.
- Learn on your own timeline: study what you want to study, when you want to study it.
- Study with experts in their fields.
- Take up to four years to earn your 300 hours.
- Some classes are open to everyone; other classes open only to teachers, teachers in training, and teacher wannabes.
- Receive discounted classes at SYA during the first year of your training. You’ll pay only $10 per class.
- Let Seattle Yoga Arts know what you’d like to learn; they will create a module around it!
Start Date: Any Time
Lead Teachers: Denise Benitez, Ellen Boyle, Claudette Evans, and Elizabeth Rainey
Cost: Depending on the chosen modules
About this Teacher Training: Take control of your own 300-hour RYT advanced certification with Twist Yoga’s Training Program. Twist Yoga’s goal as the next generation yoga school is to provide you the freedom to choose yoga trainings that support YOUR personal teaching brand. You may work at your own pace as your schedule and budget allow, although program must be completed within 30 months of enrollment.
Start Date: Any Time
Lead Teacher: Kate Towell
Cost: Depending on the chosen modules
About this Teacher Training: 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, a state licensed vocational school, invites yoga teachers to join this 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training. Its goal is to provide a program and community to help you prosper – in your practice, in your studies and in your career as a yoga teacher. In this spirit, students will be exposed to a variety of texts, teachers and approaches. Not only will you receive instruction from senior 8 Limbs staff (each with at least 10 years of teaching experience), you will also have the chance to study with national and internationally renowned teachers such as Rod Stryker, Gary Kraftsow, and Sarah Powers, Shari Friedrichsen, Baxter Bell, MD, Nikki Myers, and Hala Khouri.
Most of 8 Limbs classes take place in Seattle. Its locally-based education format gives students the opportunity to study close to home and integrate your studies “off the mat” into daily life. Enrollment for this program is ongoing. Participants can enroll a minimum of two weeks before the first module they want to take, and continue to register only for the modules they choose, as long as minimum requirements are fulfilled.
8 Limbs’ 500-Hour Advanced Teacher Training will qualify participants for certification as a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. You may join this program as a 200-hour RYT through another school, or continue your studies at 8 Limbs upon completion of their 200-hour Teacher Training. This program provides the 300 additional hours of training for 200 hour RYTs to move to this next level of professional development. You may join the program at any time, and finish at your own pace.
Start Date: 1/11/2019
Lead Teacher: Anne-Phyfe Palmer
About this Teacher Training: The 500 hour training is a continuation of SoundYoga 250 hour Teacher Training based on the teachings of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar and is a certified training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya.
- This training fulfills all the requirements for a 500 hour Soundyoga Teacher Certification.
- Only ten applicants are accepted ensuring that you will benefit from Sound Yoga’s holistic methods and a rich, personal learning environment.
- You will have the personal attention of a mentor throughout the training.
- Sound Yoga will continue to focus on teaching to individuals and include more Yoga Therapy principles.
Start Date: 3/9/2019
Lead Teacher: Chris Dormaier
About this Teacher Training: Prerequisite for this training is a 200 Hour Certification or similar. This 300/500 Hour Master Teacher Training can be done distantly or combined with optional hands-on immersions.
YogaFaith’s Master program is unparalleled to any other program. We dive deeply into the redemption of biblical principles found in the yoga world. We focus on Therapeutics, Yoga Therapy, Leadership Training, Legacy Living and Discipleship, complete wholeness on every level.
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Lead Teacher: Michelle Thielen
About this Teacher Training: Vibrant Soulful Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Academy 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program begins in April 2019.
This program is designed to serve yoga teachers who already have their RYT 200 certification and are looking to deepen study and training as yoga teachers. These modules are open to yoga teachers seeking continuing education as well as experienced yoga students looking to deepen their practice and expand their knowledge.
Start Date: 4/6/2019
Lead Teacher: Annie Barrett
About this Teacher Training: This program is designed for yoga teachers who have a basic understanding of the Viniyoga methodology and have already taken a 200-hour certification program. Although it is designed for graduates of Whole Life Yoga Teacher Training’s 200-hour program, this 300-hour advanced training is accessible to all yoga teachers who have a strong foundation in the Viniyoga fundamentals. Whole Life Yoga’s 300-hour training (when combined with another 200-hour certification) provides certification at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.
Start Date: 4/4/2019
Lead Teacher: Tracy Weber
About this Teacher Training: The Firefly Yoga 300-hour teacher training will consist of a thorough study of some of the most prominent and relevant literature of yoga and Ayurveda. The students and Teachers will gather monthly for a year. Each weekend will open with discussion of the Yamas and Niyamas and a shared Ayurvedic meal.
Through this program the participants will discover the basic tenets of Ayurveda and its long-held tradition of healing; meditation and its many facets; bandha, mudra and pranayama at a deeper level; anatomy, physiology and hands-on assists; and finally, they will deepen their asana practice along the way.
Each weekend will close with a loving review, time for questions and comments, a look ahead and a blessing.
By the end of the year, each trainee will be expected to teach an advanced practice using techniques and practices explored throughout this training.
Start Date: 4/12/2019
Lead Teacher: Martie Hammons
About this Teacher Training: The Purna Yoga 500-Hour Level offers aspiring yoga professionals a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of teaching asana, meditation and abundant living. This intermediate level course builds upon the foundation you received in your 200-Hour Training, giving you more information, tools and knowledge you can use to help your students and blossom your career. The 500-Hour Level also helps you establish a lifestyle of integrity and a commitment to coming alive and shining!
In this training, expectations are higher than other levels of training, and living yoga is the goal. You will gain deep technical knowledge on how to teach safe yoga that inspires your students. The backbone of this program is the incredible depth of knowledge that teachers offer, based on 40+ years of training teachers.
Start Date: 5/6/2019
Lead Teachers: Savitri & Aadil Palkhivala
About this Teacher Training: Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (AYTT-2) is open to anyone who has graduated from a 200-level Yoga Teacher Training program. You can either be an active teacher or you might just want to delve deeper and learn advanced yogic practices. It is recommended that you have an active yoga practice, since instructors will help you examine several advanced asanas (yoga postures), pranayamas (breathing exercises meant for energy control), mudras and bandhas (gestures and locks). If you are an RYT-200, but are new to Ananda Yoga, you are required to take the Raja Intensive workshop. This is a 12 week workshop which introduces you to the basics of Ananda Yoga and Meditation.
Start Date: 5/9/2019
Lead Teachers: Padma & Hriman Nayaswami
About this Teacher Training: This training is Yoga Alliance Certified, and will be 300 hours in addition to your 200 hours that you have already completed. You will be 500 hour certified if you have completed successfully both 200 and 300 hour training.
Spira Power Yoga’s teacher trainings are structured to be beneficial and enjoyable for those who wish not to teach. We believe yoga is a path of lifelong learning. Teacher training is a term that we use because we are Yoga Alliance School and that is the language that they determined for these classes. But that does not mean that these trainings are restricted for teachers only. Everyone who is curious, who enjoys learning, who wishes to understand yoga in a deeper level is welcome.
If you wish not to teach and you are not wanting a diploma, then you do not have any obligations. Take the weekend module of your choice, learn as much or as little as you wish!
Start Date: 5/17/2019
Lead Teachers: Dora Gyarmati & Carina Terra
About this Teacher Training: Join Greta and a heart collective of special guests for the ultimate opportunity to refine your practice and become an extraordinary teacher of yoga. This 300-hour training is founded in the style of Rasa Yoga and, when combined with a 200-hr certificate from any school, will qualify you for a 500-Hour RYT Certification with Yoga Alliance. The course will also count towards your Rasa Yoga 1008-Hour Certification.
The Rasa Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training is an advanced training of progressive, transformational study that will help you to increase your efficacy and potency, build confidence, distinguish yourself, and dramatically improve your clarity, focus, and skillset as a teacher of yoga. Rasa Yoga aims to guide you on the path of your own Dharma (Divine Life Purpose) with essential teaching skills, sacred wisdom and practical tools to support you on and off the mat.
The program is broken into 6-modules, each consisting of 45 hours of study and 5 non-contact hours. Each module will immerse you in a focused topic, while also taking you deeper into the practices and teaching of pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, myth, and teaching skills. You are encouraged to take the modules in order, but it is not mandatory and will depend upon your prior experience. As a whole, the six modules provide a comprehensive in-depth exploration into a broad spectrum of yoga wisdom, from ancient to the most cutting-edge.
Start Date: 6/6/2019
Lead Teacher: Greta Hill
About this Teacher Training: This 500-hour yoga teacher training focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, modalities from Eastern and Western medicine for their applications to traditional yoga philosophy. During the Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour yoga teacher training retreats, instructors educate students 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 yoga teacher training 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.
Start Date: 6/8/2019
Lead Teacher: Tiffany Cruikshank
About this Teacher Training: Aham Yoga’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a flexible, in-depth program geared to help yoga teachers enrich their personal yogic journey and teach more meaningful, in-depth yoga classes to others. The 300-hour yoga teacher training is offered in weekend modules once a month. Each module will dive into the depths of study and practice. The space between modules will help participants study, practice, and apply what has been learnt in class into the real world – and then bring back experiences, inspiration, and questions to class. Between sessions, participants will have access to homework assignments, online support via video chat, and an exclusive Facebook group to stay engaged, productive and inspired.
This is a small group yoga teacher training to help participants get personalized attention, guidance, and support throughout the 300-hour teacher training. All hours will count towards becoming a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher upon successful completion of training.
Start Date: 7/12/2019
Lead Teacher: Arundhati Baitmangalkar
About this Teacher Training: To enroll in the Hot Yoga Mill Creek 300h Yoga Teacher Training, you must have a 200 Hour Teacher Training Certificate to attend.
• Held in Hot Yoga of Mill Creek’s training center (studio location)
• Training Teachers since 2012
• Bring Your Teaching to the New Level
• Individualized Attention in a small group setting
• Taught by a Hot Yoga of Mill Creek instructor, Monica
• Yoga Alliance Certification
Start Date: 9/19/2019
Lead Teacher: Monica Thorne
About this Teacher Training: Join Viveka Yoga for a 300/500 Hour Teacher Training. This program will deepen your skill set as a yoga teacher with advanced immersions of sequencing, anatomy, philosophy, and so much more. You can complete it in its yearlong entirety or a self-managed extended study. Modules can also be taken for continuing education for Yoga Alliance of personal enrichment.
Start Date: 9/20/2019
Lead Teachers: Lara Ederer & Dikla Kafka
About this Teacher Training: The Sattva Yoga 500 Hour Teacher Training (200 Core + 300 Advanced) is a highly flexible, ever-evolving program designed for yoga teachers and studio owners to move through the program at their pace (2 years to complete). As Yoga Alliance standards evolve, Sattva Yoga has led the way in exceeding standards and shaping in-demand yoga professionals passionate for the craft-body | mind | spirit.
The 300 Hour Advanced Program comprises module to complete either in person or on retreat. There is a portion of the content that can be experienced online.
Start Date: 10/3/2019
Lead Teacher: Ali Valdez
About this Teacher Training: Join Pamela Higley Yoga on a journey through the 5 Elements and a deep dive into the science of life, Ayurveda. This training is meant for those who already have a 200-hour yoga certification. This is a one-year program with 15 weekends of training.
Not only will you receive a 300-hour yoga certification but will also receive your Ayurveda Yoga Specialist certification with Kathryn Templeton. The Ayurveda Yoga Specialist training is certified through the 5000-year tradition from the Himalayan Institute and National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Start Date: 10/11/2019
Lead Teacher: Pamela Higley
About this Teacher Training: Join Patrick Beach and Carling Harps for an amazing yoga experience! Expand your practice, teaching, and understanding in this intensive, advanced yoga teacher training program in canggu, bali at samadhi yoga. This month-long training intensive will give you the tools to continue to grow as a student and evolve as a teacher to find a more connected true version of yourself. Practice at your own pace as you become a member of the awakening yoga family!
Start Date: 11/1/2019
Lead Teachers: Patrick Beach & Carling Harps