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Education in Yoga: Advanced Teacher Training  Courses



These courses are open to all sincere students. Those who are not concerned about receiving teacher credit hours may simply book through our reservations system. If, however, you are already a teacher with a RYT Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification (from Centered Yoga or other registered training center) and you would like to raise your qualification to the next level (RYT-500) then the information on this page is for you.

How It Works

  • Our continuing education advanced training is available in modules.
  • These modules are residential and take place over a period of either one or two weeks at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui.
  • Successfully completed, each module earns course credit of either 50 or 100 hours.
  • These hours accumulate to make up the required 300 hours needed to for RYT-500 designation.
  •  (200 hour Foundation + 300 Hours of Advanced Modules = 500 hours – Now you are ready to apply for RYT-500. (YA will also request 100 hours of teaching experience).
  • All 300 hours must be completed at one registered yoga school.

What’s Required?

In addition to your 200 hour foundation Yoga Teacher Training,  three hundred hours continuing education training modules are required to apply for the RYT-500 designation.

(Students who have received 200 hour certification from another school will need to state this in the application form and send us a copy of their Yoga Alliance certificate).

One of these modules must be advanced anatomy, one must be pranayama. The third module can be in philosophy, pranayama, or advanced Asana.

The student must successfully complete all three of these modules, which means attending all sessions, continuing to practice, and participating in the teaching/assisting sessions.

The student can complete more than three modules and continue to rise toward the Centered Yoga 1100-hour level.

For both Yoga Alliance and Centered Yoga, the necessary modules for the 300-hour level need to be completed within a three-year period from the date of taking the first advanced module.

For Dates, Rates and Details of all our Upcoming Advanced Training Courses please click here

To apply for your 300 hour certificate please email us.