500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 500-hour full certificate is a combination of the 200-hour and 300-hour course.

Some students take the whole 500-hours within a year, as continuous immersive study. to completion of all assignments under mentorship of the course facilitators is achieved over a subsequent 12-month timeframe.

Other students take time to participate in and integrate level 2, by beginning teaching and then return for the next level. Neither is superior than the other, rather it is a matter of knowing what will facilitate greatest benefit for yourself. What is a shame is that many 200 hour trained teachers never go on to acquire the deeper skills and platform for fuller expansion and unfoldment, which the 500 training excels in cultivating for serious student of yoga.

Teaching yoga is so much more than teaching postures and we encourage trainees to have the view of a lifelong studentship with the yogic tradition and its priceless bodies of wisdom. Shantarasa intentionally offers such in depth trainings to encourage this kind of love for the study and dedication to transpersonal growth and practice.

Many people today are hungry for the understanding yoga affords them. We view it as important to equip teachers with the depth to meet and assist this genuine inquiry in their students, colleagues

The 500-hour training is conducted over 5 intensives the curriculum is both the 200-hour and 300-hour courses combined. For information on the course curriculum, please refer to the individual course page for each.


A more comprehensive course description is given in the course training guide. You can acquire your course training guide by filling in the form below. Note: we will not, in any circumstances, share your personal information with other individuals or organisations without your permission