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500-Hour Teacher Training

Advanced Certification

At Yoga Tree we believe in setting the bar high for our advanced students while at the same time allowing them to specialize in the areas of yoga that are of most interest to them.

The Yoga Tree Advanced Teacher Training Program will provide you with the skills you need to flourish as a teacher while qualifying you to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 RYT level. The Advanced Training is broken down into 3 majors consisting of Core Studies and Electives totaling more than 500 hours of hands on training. Our electives are broken down into categories, so you will graduate from our program as a highly specialized yoga teacher uniquely qualified to work with the students you feel drawn to serve. The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.


  • Once you’ve finished your 200-hour foundational training you will likely come to the realization that teaching Hatha Yoga is far bigger and more nuanced than most people realize. In this major you will have the opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills you acquired in your foundational training by taking a deep dive into alignment, sequencing, anatomy and physiology.

    Best of all, with our robust catalog of training options, you can pick and choose coursework that speaks to the aspects of yoga that you feel most passionate about teaching. Whether you want to teach more dynamic flow-based yoga, want to refine your knowledge and eye for alignment or you want to offer gentle and restorative yoga to your students, this major is the perfect place to land.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Korie Franciscus, Laurie Sleep, Matt Champoux, Jessica Kung Dreyfus, Gabby Yates, Mik Richardson, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Ericka Montana, Mik Richardson, David Cho, Leila Swenson

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    Advanced Core Studies (Weeklong)Jason BowmanApr 10-15, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchApr 19, 2017sign up
    Yoga & The Five Elements*Nikki EstradaApr 22–May 20, 2017sign up
    Healthy and Strong Arm BalancesStacey RosenbergApr 23, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Writers (Y4W) Mark MorfordMay 6, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief: Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergMay 7, 2017sign up
    Chanting 101: Mantra | Myth:
    Awakening the Heart
    Janet Stone & Musical GuestsMay 8-12, 2017sign up
    Strength without Struggle:
    SmartFLOW Teaching Skills
    Annie CarpenterMay 9-14, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchMay 10, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part I:
    Sun, Moon, Fire | Everyday Techniques for
    Enlightened Living
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiMay 17-21, 2017sign up
    Spring Cleaning!
    Bandha vs. Core Conditioning
    Lauren SlaterMay 20, 2017sign up
    Healthy and Strong HeadstandsStacey RosenbergMay 21, 2017sign up
    Dynamic Rejuvenation:
    Restorative Hips, Backbends, and Inversions
    Stacey RosenbergJune 18, 2017sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Course Overview
    Pete GuinossoJune 19, 2017–
    Oct, 26, 2018
    sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 1
    Building a Strong Base
    Pete GuinossoJune 19–23, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced Weekend TrainingStacey RosenbergJuly 15-16, 2017
    Aug 12-13, 2017
    Sept 16-17, 2017
    sign up
    Next Generation Yoga™ Advanced Teacher TrainingJodi KomitorJuly 21-23, 2017sign up
    Unwind Your SpineHarvey Deutch, P.T. & Emilie MikullaJuly 22, 2017sign up
    The Biz of Kids Yoga LIVE!Jodi KomitorJuly 24, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 2Jane AustinAug 2-6, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchAug 9, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief: Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergSept 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchSept 13, 2017sign up
    Lighting the Path 6-month
    Teacher Training
    Pete GuinossoSept 23, 2017-
    Mar 4, 2018
    sign up
    Explore Your Core: Three-Part SeriesStacey RosenbergSept 24, 2017
    Oct 22, 2017
    Nov 19, 2017
    sign up
    Redefine Your Core:
    Session One of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergSept 24, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11-15, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchOct 11, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16-21, 2017sign up
    A Total Abdominal Awakening:
    Session Two of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergOct 22, 2017sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 2
    Bringing Your Soul to the Teacher's Mat
    Pete GuinossoOct 23–27, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief: Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergNov 5, 2017sign up
    Pranify: SmartFLOW Teaching Skills*Annie CarpenterNov 4-10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchNov 8, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part II:
    Chakras, Kundalini and the Path of Self-Healing
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiNov 8-12, 2017sign up
    Core Integration:
    Session Three of the
    Explore Your Core Three-Part Series
    Stacey RosenbergNov 19, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchDec 13, 2017sign up
    Turn Down Your StressStacey RosenbergDec 17, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training*Dawn Adams &
    Laurie Streff
    Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training
    Module 3
    Tailoring Your Teaching
    Pete GuinossoJune 18–22, 2018sign up
    Lighting the Path Advance Teacher Training:
    Module 4
    The Emotionally Intelligent Teacher
    Working With the Emotional & Energetic Body
    Pete GuinossoOct 22–26, 2018sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
    The browser will navigate to
    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
    the "Sign Up" link.
    Please sign out of the Yoga Tree website
    before clicking on link.
  • For thousands of years, yogis have explored the vastness of the human mind through the practice of yoga and meditation. Likewise, modern psychology has also explored the human psyche and arrived at many of the same truths as ancient yogis.

    In this major you will have the opportunity to explore the intersection of ancient practices like yoga and meditation with modern psychology. Perfect for those trained in psychology and those wanting to work in tandem with psychology professionals, this major gives you a broad array of coursework to understand how yoga, meditation and Pranayama can help students live more mindfully. When indicated, this major is a perfect complement to more modern approaches to mental health and wellness.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Darren Main, Gabby Yates, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Korie Franciscus, Marissa Nasca, Jeremy McManus

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    100-Hour Yoga Therapeutics TrainingHarvey DeutchFeb 10–Oct 15, 2017sign up
    Anxiety: Not All in the Mind
    Mindfulness of Mind & Body
    Jill SatterfieldMar 31-Apr 2, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Global/Personal Heart Break
    Brenna GeehanApr 8, 2017sign up
    Advanced Core Studies
    (Weeklong)
    Jason BowmanApr 10-15, 2017sign up
    Yoga & TraumaLisa DanylchukApr 15-16, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Apr 16, 2017sign up
    Yoga & The Five Elements*Nikki EstradaApr 22–May 20, 2017sign up
    50–Hour Advanced Therapeutics TrainingHarvey DeutchApr 28–Jul 9, 2017sign up
    Pranayama Intensive:
    The Practice & Science of
    Modern Yogic Breathing
    Darren MainApr 29-30, 2017sign up
    Chanting 101: Mantra | Myth:
    Awakening the Heart
    Janet Stone & Musical GuestsMay 8-12, 2017sign up
    Strength without Struggle:
    SmartFLOW Teaching Skills
    Annie CarpenterMay 9-14, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part I:
    Sun, Moon, Fire | Everyday Techniques for
    Enlightened Living
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiMay 17-21, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanJune 4, 2017sign up
    Dynamic Rejuvenation:
    Restorative Hips, Backbends, and Inversions
    Stacey RosenbergJune 18, 2017sign up
    Meditation Teacher Training:
    A Modern Approach to Mindfulness
    Darren MainJuly 8-9, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced Weekend TrainingStacey RosenbergJuly 15-16, 2017
    Aug 12-13, 2017
    Sept 16-17, 2017
    sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    The Art of Letting Go!
    Brenna GeehanJuly 15, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanJuly 16, 2017sign up
    Next Generation Yoga™ Advanced Teacher TrainingJodi KomitorJuly 21-23, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 2Jane AustinAug 2-6, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis & Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Aug 20, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanSept 24, 2017sign up
    Total Yoga NidraUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 29, 2017sign up
    Womb YogaUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 30-Oct 1, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Healing Others
    Brenna GeehanOct 7, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11-15, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16-21, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis & Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Oct 22, 2017sign up
    Restorative Yoga Intensive:
    Exploring the Art & Science of Deep Relaxation
    Darren MainNov 4-5, 2017sign up
    Pranify: SmartFLOW Teaching Skills*Annie CarpenterNov 4-10, 2017sign up
    The Art of Transformation Part II:
    Chakras, Kundalini and the Path of Self-Healing
    Brenna Geehan & Jean MazzeiNov 8-12, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Breath & Bliss Immersion*Laurie StreffNov 10-12, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanNov 18, 2017sign up
    Deep Release: Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension & Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanDec 10, 2017sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
    The browser will navigate to
    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
    the "Sign Up" link.
    Please sign out of the Yoga Tree website
    before clicking on link.
  • Scientists, doctors and insurance providers are all in agreement—Yoga and meditation are good for you. Yoga is perfectly designed to promote overall wellness in the body and to complement other modalities within western medicine. If you have a passion for health and wellness, or you want to work with students and their healthcare providers, this major is for you.

    In this major you will have the opportunity to explore everything from advanced anatomy to yoga and meditation techniques that support health and wellness in the face of a number of common conditions. For those that work with other healthcare providers, you will learn about the latest research and how yoga practices can be complementary.

    Whether you want to work in a doctor’s office, at an HMO or simply support your students more fully in the quest for health and wellness, you will find both knowledge and inspiration in this major.

    The 50-hour Advanced Core Studies is a requirement under all majors.

    Mentors: Ericka Montana, Mik Richardson, Gabby Yates, Mik Richardson, Estee Fletter, Elise Marie Collins, Darren Main

    TRAININGTEACHERDATES
    100-Hour Yoga Therapeutics TrainingHarvey DeutchFeb 10–Oct 15, 2017sign up
    Anxiety: Not All in the Mind
    Mindfulness of Mind & Body
    Jill SatterfieldMar 31-Apr 2, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Global/Personal Heart Break
    Brenna GeehanApr 8, 2017sign up
    Advanced Core Studies (Weeklong)Jason BowmanApr 10-15, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Apr 16, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchApr 19, 2017sign up
    Healthy and Strong Arm BalancesStacey RosenbergApr 23, 2017sign up
    50–Hour Advanced Therapeutics TrainingHarvey DeutchApr 28–July 9, 2017sign up
    Pranayama Intensive:
    The Practice & Science of
    Modern Yogic Breathing
    Darren MainApr 29-30, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief:
    Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergMay 7, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchMay 10, 2017sign up
    Healthy and Strong HeadstandsStacey RosenbergApr 23, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanJune 4, 2017sign up
    Dynamic Rejuvenation:
    Restorative Hips, Backbends, and Inversions
    Stacey RosenbergJune 18, 2017sign up
    Meditation Teacher Training:
    A Modern Approach to Mindfulness
    Darren MainJuly 8-9, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced Weekend TrainingStacey RosenbergJuly 15-16, 2017
    Aug 12-13, 2017
    Sept 16-17, 2017
    sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    The Art of Letting Go!
    Brenna GeehanJuly 15, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanJuly 16, 2017sign up
    Next Generation Yoga™ Advanced Teacher TrainingJodi KomitorJuly 21-23, 2017sign up
    Unwind Your SpineHarvey Deutch, P.T. & Emilie MikullaJuly 22, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 2Jane AustinAug 2-6, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchAug 9, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Aug 20, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief:
    Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergSept 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchSept 13, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanSept 24, 2017sign up
    Total Yoga NidraUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 29, 2017sign up
    Womb YogaUma Dinsmore-TuliSept 30-Oct 1, 2017sign up
    Yoga for Healing Series:
    Healing Others
    Brenna GeehanOct 7, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchOct 11, 2017sign up
    Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1Jane AustinOct 11-15, 2017sign up
    50-Hour Advanced TrainingJill AbelsonOct 16-21, 2017sign up
    Hypnotic Restorative Yoga:
    Depth Hypnosis &
    Restorative Yoga
    Britt Fohrman &
    Rachel Yellin
    Oct 22, 2017sign up
    Restorative Yoga Intensive:
    Exploring the Art & Science of Deep Relaxation
    Darren MainNov 4-5, 2017sign up
    Roll-ief:
    Self-Massage with
    Yoga Tune® Up Therapy Balls
    Stacey RosenbergNov 5, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchNov 8, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Breath & Bliss Immersion*Laurie StreffNov 10-12, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanNov 18, 2017sign up
    Deep Release:
    Gentle and Restorative Yoga
    For Unwinding Tension &
    Cultivating Ease
    Britt FohrmanDec 10, 2017sign up
    Take the Afternoon OffHarvey DeutchDec 13, 2017sign up
    Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training* Dawn Adams &
    Laurie Streff
    Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018sign up
    *This training is taking place
    at a YogaWorks location.
    The browser will navigate to
    the YogaWorks MindBodyOnline
    website upon clicking on
    the "Sign Up" link.
    Please sign out of the Yoga Tree website
    before clicking on link.


  • Breakdown of the Hours

    CERTIFICATION
    HOURSNOTES
    Basic Certification (Prerequisite)200From Yoga Tree or an Yoga Alliance approved program.
    Advanced Core Studies50Required course for all advanced Teacher Training students.
    Karma Yoga Project0-50This optional program will allow you to get credit for up to 50-hours of volunteer work as a yoga teacher in an approved nonprofit.
    Mentoring/Coaching0-100This optional program will allow you to get credit for up to 100 hours of mentoring and coaching with one of our senior yoga instructors. Learn more here.
    Major Electives150-250At least 150 of your elective hours must be in the major in which you are specializing.
    General Electives0-100Up to 100 hours can be in any category you choose.
    TOTAL:
    500
  • Prerequisites

    To participate in the Yoga Tree 300-hour advanced program, you must have completed a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour program.

  • Yoga Alliance

    Yoga Tree is a member of the Yoga Alliance, making your certificate recognizable all over the world. Once you graduate from our program you will be eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 500-RYT level. Becoming a member of the Yoga Alliance is a great way to let gyms and yoga studios at which you wish to teach, know that you are a professional, highly educated and skilled teacher.