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 2020.
These events may have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis – please double check with the organizer to make sure they are still happening.

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Seattle Yoga Arts 300-hour Advanced Yoga

About this Teacher Training: The krama (order, sequence) of each 20-hour weekend and the 5-day July Intensive has been mindfully organized to provide a healthy balance of practice, lecture, study, discussion, practicum and reflection. Consider this a year of yoga teacher graduate school worth the investment! Seattle Yoga Arts’ alignment principles are rooted in the Anusara and Iyengar traditions, while they emphasize the life-affirming philosophy of non-dual Tantra. This particular curriculum was thoughtfully and heartfully designed to address the needs and challenges of living in the 21st century for the teacher, the student and our planet.

Start Date: 1/10/2020

Lead Teacher: Ellen Boyle

Cost: $7,240

YogaWorks-200h Yoga Teacher Training

About this Teacher Training: For graduates of a 200-Hour training, YogaWorks offers an advanced 300-Hour program designed for students to master their skills. Based on advanced course material, students will delve deeper into specific subject matters, refine their teaching skills, identify their area of expertise and set the foundation to master yoga as a life path. This unique professional yoga teacher training is primarily oriented around weekend workshops and a strong and in-depth mentor-apprenticeship relationship.

Start Date: 1/25/2020

Lead Teacher: Catherine Munro

Cost: $3,500-$4,100

2020 Summer Intensive Teacher Training at 8 Limbs Yoga

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 StrykerGary Kraftsow, and Sarah PowersShari FriedrichsenBaxter Bell, MDNikki Myers, and Hala Khouri.
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: Any Time

Lead Teacher: Anne-Phyfe Palmer

Cost: Depending on the chosen modules

500 h yoga teacher training - Lotus Yoga

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.

Start Date: Any Time

Lead Teacher: Megan Carroll

Cost: Depending on the chosen modules

300h yoga teacher training - Twist Yoga

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 Modules

Seattle Yoga Arts Modular 300hr YTT

About this Teacher Training: Seattle Yoga Arts’ team believe that being a yoga teacher is an honor, a privilege and a never-ending path of growth and service. They have seen over and over that yoga changes lives and know that being part of that evolution is sacred.
Why join this program?
 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 $12 per class up to 10 classes.
  Let Seattle Yoga Arts know what you’d like to learn; They’ll create a module around it!
  All modules and practicum are held on-site at Seattle Yoga Arts.

Start Date: Any Time

Lead Teacher: Denise Benitez

Cost: Depending on Modules


300h yoga teacher training - The Grinning Yogi

About this Teacher Training: The Grinning Yogi 300 Hour Yoga School engages you with 5 Core Modules that provide a deep understanding of the method and body-positive approach towards Vinyasa FLOW. Elective modules allow you to handpick continuing education courses to create a program that is as unique as YOU! You will have 3 years to complete 270 contact hours to graduate through this program. The Grinning Yogi offers hundreds of hours of specialty courses through its awe*mazing in-house staff AND master guest teachers from all around the world!

Start Date: 2/28/2020

Lead Teacher: Jamie Silverstein

Cost: Depending on the modules

APRIL 2020

Fire Fly Yoga - 300-hour AdvancedYoga Teacher Training

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: 4/10/2020

Lead Teacher: Martie Hammons

Cost: 3,500-$3,750


300h yoga teacher training - Pamela Higley Yoga

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: 10/1/2020

Lead Teacher: Pamela Higley

Cost: $5,425


Awakening Yoga Academy - 300h Yoga Teacher Training

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.

Start Date: 8/1/2020

Lead Teachers: Patrick Beach & Carling Harps

Cost: TBA

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