Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: RYT 300 ॐ RYT 500
RYT 500 = new teacher trainee : ours is 1200 hours
Those of you who have not completed an RYT 200 can begin and enroll for a full RYT 500 hour program, which is a combination of the RYT 200 and RYT 300 hour programs. You receive a $500 price discount for enrolling for the RYT 500 (instead of doing the 200 and 300 separately). Please refer to the RYT 200 / 500 page for how to begin. If you have taken some hours elsewhere, we will consider transferring credits on an individual basis.
RYT 300 (completed makes RYT 500) = transfer student, you did RYT 200 at another school : ours is 532 hours
Our teacher training programs are credit based and start when you enroll. There is no set start date. You can start this week.
Our teacher training programs are thorough, and our graduates have had to pass several stages of teaching. We honor the work you've already done in your RYT 200 hour program and celebrate that each training has its unique value. In some cases, transfer students are ready to join our RYT 300 / RYT 500 hour program without any makeup work. In some cases, quite a bit of makeup work needs to be done. We have found that most teacher trainings around the world do not adequately train people how to teach yoga. Please see our 200 level overview for more information, as each transfer student will need to test out of these 200 hour requirements. We have a clear transfer exam that we will give to you upfront and the study materials that you will need in order to pass it. This work can be done concurrently with your 300 hour program studies.
MAIN EMPHASES OF ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING
1) Inner development: advancement in yoga is most importantly in the nervous system; therefore we emphasize the practice and teaching of breathing techniques and meditation
2) Strengthen a broad skill set: it takes a variety of skills to teach others: touch (bodywork, anatomy), communication (NVC), understanding (yoga sutras, sanskrit) and assessment (ayurveda)
3) Develop one-on-one teaching skills (yoga therapeutics, personal training, private yoga instruction)
4) Choose a major. Develop a new group class format build from our accessible yoga 1 class to a next format (more athletic, more restorative, inner techniques, hot yoga, etc) of your own inclination with a practicum that includes feedback and supervision.
EVALUATING YOUR CURRENT TEACHING SKILLS
We schedule a teaching class for you to show us what you do (similar to our foundation level 1 class). You may need to work on a few things (verbal cues, physical adjustments, for example) to pass. If there are things to work on, you will have an apprentice class that you teach weekly to work on those things. You are not paid for those classes, it is a part of your training, which is included as a free addition to your 300 hour program. If you do apprentice teach, you will receive feedback and clear instructions on what skills are still needing to be formed.
$4495 is the basic cost for the RYT 300 (which makes you an RYT 500 if you already are RYT 200). See our new teacher trainee page for details if you are not already an RYT 200.
Usually we require a 10% ($495) deposit. If you are not paying in full upfront, we charge a 5% installment fee if using checks (which would be $200 on a $4000 balance, for example), or 10% if using credit card ($400 on a $4000 balance).
You can use yoga teaching at the school toward the balance owed, but most people need to pay some amount each month as well. We aim for $300/month as a total payment from all sources, which then pays off tuition in full in 14 months. If you need to adjust this amount we can discuss it.
How do I start? We have open enrollment - you can start tomorrow! You can even come observe our training before you commit.
Orientation every Wednesday night at 6pm. Any sincere student curious about the teacher training can come any Wednesday night.
How long does it take? It could be finished in as little as 9 months, or take as long as 3 years if needed.
What are the dates? We have teacher training related coursework every day. We believe in long term, repetitive, hands on study and learning. Your credit hours by subject are for you to do at your own pace. We are flexible with exact subject requirements while strict around total hours and Yoga Alliance standards,
Our workshop calendar, many of which are included in your teacher training tuition, is listed here
ENROLLMENT + QUESTIONS
Contact us at 317-405-8248, firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form at bottom of page