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Our purpose is to foster the development of exceptionally skilled yoga teachers who are compassionate and dedicated to the well-being and growth of their students and are exemplary in their own Yoga practice, study and lifestyle.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification (500 hours)

The Stress Management Center of Nevada Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program for the 500 hour certification includes 300 hours of training beyond the
200 hour level program.

Who is this program for?

  • RYT 200 teachers who want more knowlege and to expand their career options
  • Trainees currently enrolled in the 200 hour program who wish to do both programs concurrently

Why would you pursue the 500 hour certification?

  • Fulfill your need to know more as you progress in your teaching
  • Stand out in your field as a yoga professional
  • Develop and grow your unique niche as a yoga teacher
  • Expand your job opportunities and earning potential with a broader
    repertoire of skills
  • Become qualified to train teachers as the demand for
    certified yoga teachers increases
  • Prepare for the growing demand for yoga programs at the university level
  • Deepen your own personal roots in the knowledge of yoga
  • Make a difference in your community by sharing the gifts of yoga

The 300 hours of training include:

Anatomy for Yoga Workshops
Each 4 hour anatomy workshop brings focus to a specific part of the body to improve your understanding of correct anatomical alignment and principles of safe movement in asana as well as the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of yoga on the body.  Each anatomy workshop is a combination of interactive exercises, practical application, lecture and discussion.

Advanced Teaching Skills Workshops
Each 7 hour workshop includes alignment, adjustments and corrections, sequencing, contraindications and specialized teaching skills and methods.  These workshops are highly interactive and include practice of teaching methods, creative exercises, group learning and discussions.

Special Topic Workshops
In these workshops, faculty members address special topics in their areas of expertise and specialized certifications.  Some examples are: Personal Power: Balancing the Solar Plexus, Creating Sacred Spaces, Quieting the Mind with Yoga Nidra, Physiology of Relaxation and Meditation, The Art of Meditation and The Business of Yoga.

Special Elective Track or Workshop Series
An important part of your training includes the option to choose among four areas of specialized study.  You may intermix these or focus on one or two tracks/series of workshops of your choice in order to customize your program.  Any of these tracks/series of workhops may be taken independently as continuing education.

The two special elective tracks are as follows:

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Series
with Jennifer Pierotti, RYT 500, E-RYT 200

The Ashtanga Yoga workshop series is based on the classical teaching of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  You will learn the tools needed to understand the alignment and benefits of the primary series postures, safe hands-on-adjustments, the difference between Led and Mysore style classes and how to be an effective yoga teacher in both settings.

Therapeutic Yoga Track
with Caren Strait, RYT 500, LifeForce Practitioner, E-RYT 200

Take your training a step further and reach out to clients who need the help of an "above average" instructor.  Learn to do an in-depth client assessment and customize a yoga practice for students with back problems, arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, joint replacement and other limitations.  Learn the essentials of setting up a professional and organized "private practice."

Supervised Teaching
You will have the opportunity to develop and teach intermediate and advanced level lesson plans. This will provide you with a rich learning experience through practice-teaching with peer and faculty feedback. We believe learning occurs best in a positive, supportive atmosphere.

Home Study
Includes such activities as reading a variety of exceptional yoga books and writing advanced level lesson plans for classes and workshops.

Fees for 500 Hour Certification Program

PAY AS YOU GO! You do not need to pay the total fees up front.  You will pay for each component of the training as you go. Workshops are paid for individually.

Initial registration and manual: $350.00 (non-refundable) 

Required Workshops: Fees vary based on your choices of electives.  For an appointment with Kathleen to discuss the program and fee options, please call 458-8088.

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