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 need to total 280 Hours:

Weekend Courses are offered every second year (Updated November 11, 2019):

1. Grounding (17.5 hours) - Oct 9 - 11, 2020. TAYS. Halifax, NS. Tentative.

2. Core (17.5 hours) 

3. Opening (17.5 hours) 

4. Integration (17.5 hours) 

5. Anatomy of Vinyasa Yoga (15 hours) 

6. Advanced Assisting (15 hours) 


These weekend Courses offered yearly (Updated April 15, 2020):

7. Yoga Assists (15 hours) - November 14 & 15, 2020. TAYS. Halifax. 

8. The Yoga of Communication (15 hours) TBA.

9. Prenatal/Post-Natal Certification (15 hours) - May 22 to 29th, May 31st, 2020, ONLINE. 2020, TAYS. Halifax, NS. 

10. Restorative Yoga/Yin Yoga Weekend (15 hours) - June 19, 20, 21, 2020, TAYS. Halifax, NS.

11. Eight Limbs of Yoga (15 hours) - June 26-28th, 2020. TAYS. Halifax, NS.

100 Hours. 100 hour offered as scheduled yearly, or Combine 50 Hours of Options with 50 Hour of Retreat (Updated Jan 11, 2019):

12.    a) Pranassage Practitioner Training. 100 Hours. POSTPONED

50 hours of options could include: Workshops or Yoga Teacher Training programs with TAYS 500 hour level trained yoga teachers (Andrea Andriopoulos, Abra Morrison, Mike Munro, Maxine Jeffrey, Jean Short), such as Yoga Birth, Yoga Teacher training for Seniors, etc. 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. Note 30 hours of options can be from other non-TAYS yoga teacher training programs based on approval by the directors of TAYS YTT 500.

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 the course date. If you are planning on attending certain courses please inform us in a timely manner.

FAQ: I have taken an advanced YTT course at another institution / studio...can I use these hours towards the 500-hour level training at TAYS?

Answer: All the courses indicated on TAYS' website are required courses to graduate from TAYS' 500-hour program. There are optional hours that can be achieved from non-TAYS YTT's. Up to 30 hours from the options category can be applied from other courses outside TAYS based on approval from the YTT director (Abra Morrison).

Register for Available Courses Online Here (link to schedule page)