500 Hour Advanced Level YTT

This advanced program is designed to provide in-depth training for professional level Hatha vinyasa yoga teachers. After completing your foundation 200-hour training, you are eligible to continue with this 300-hour program of courses to complete a 500-hour certification, which meets the requirements of Yoga Alliance.

Our YTT 500-hour program will take a minimum of 2 years to complete as some of our required weekend courses are only offered every second year.



CURRICULUM (300 HOURS) - Schedule of Courses and Registration Below

A. Required weekend and weeklong courses 280 Hours:

Weekend Courses are offered every second year:

1. Grounding (17.5 hours) - Winter/Spring, 2020. TAYS, NS

2. Core (17.5 hours) -  October 20 & 21, 2018. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS

3. Opening (17.5 hours) - March 1,2,3, 2019. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS (to be confirmed)

4. Integration (17.5 hours) - Dates October 19 & 20, 2019. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS

5. Anatomy of Vinyasa Yoga (15 hours) - Spring, 2020. TAYS, Halifax

6. Advanced Assisting (17.5 hours) - Date TBA. Halifax, NS.


Weekend Courses offered yearly:

7. Yoga Assists (15 hours) - November 3 & 4, 2018. TAYS, Halifax.

8. The Yoga of Communication (15 hours) - January 12 & 13, 2019. Tentative Date. TAYS, Halifax

9. Prenatal/Post-Natal Certification (15 hours) - May, 2019. Halifax

10. Restorative Yoga/Yin Yoga Weekend (15 hours) - June 9 & 10, 2018. Halifax

11. Eight Limbs of Yoga (17.5 hours) - January 12, 13 & 14, 2018. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS.

Please note that the courses for 100 or 50 plus 50 as described below are going to be scheduled soon based on the survey of students. If you are a current student or have applied and have not gotten the survey please email: Abra Morrison to update your contact info and fill out the survey.

100 Hour Courses. 100 hour offered as scheduled yearly, or Combine 50 Hours of Options with 50 Hour of Retreat:

12. TBA. Schedule coming soon based on a survey of students. Could include: Advanced Training with Maxine and Mike (100 hours). Pranassage (R) Practitioner Training (100 hours). Will be offered every two years. Workshops or Yoga Teacher Trainings with TAYS 500 hour level trained yoga teachers (Jolene d'Entremont, Mike Munro, Maxine Jeffrey, Sara Lamb, Cléo Burke, Diane Bellefontaine), such as Yoga Birth, Yoga Teacher training for Seniors, Trauma Informed Yoga. You can repeat workshops from 500-hour, repeat hours from 200-hour, etc. Workshops with visiting teachers may also apply. Please watch our online calendar of workshops for additional optional courses throughout the year. 

B. Plus the following 20 Hours:

13. 10 hours electives. Yoga classes, or extra workshops in the community.

14. 10 Hours practicum/practice teaching.

Total 300 Hours

All of the above courses in combination with your 200-hour training equals 500 hours of training. Please note: Courses are dependent upon registration numbers and are subject to date change two weeks before course date. If you are planning on attending certain courses please inform us in a timely manner.


Register for Available Courses Online Here: