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.



CURRICULUM - Choose from Schedule of Courses and Registration (Below) For 2021 - 2022. Updated March 15th, 2021

A. A combination of in-person and online courses. 280 Hours to complete. Below is a list of currently scheduled courses as of March 15th, 2021. Listings in gold are open for registration online, follow link for more info or to register.

1. Yoga Therapy Module 1 with Pashant Patel. Online Only. (10 Hours) April 16, 17, and 18, 2021.

2. Pregnancy and Post Partum Yoga Teacher Training Certification. (15 hours) Online + Recordings. Live final session May 21st, 2021.

3. Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Abra. (10 Hours) June 5th and 6th, 2021

4. Restorative/Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Helen Fong and others. (14 Hours) Recorded and Online. Final Integraion Online June 27th, 2021.

5. The Yoga of Communication (15 hours) TBA. Online. July 2021.

6. 50 Hour Meditation and Yoga Practice Retreat. Teacher Training Track Available. (50 Hours) August 2021.

7. Eight Limbs of Yoga with Abra. (15 Hours) September 24 - 26, 2021.

8. Grounding: Yoga Teacher Skillbuilding for New and Experienced Yoga Teachers (15 hours) Online and In-person options. Oct 22- 24, 2021..

9. Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training (15 hours) Online and In-person Nov 26 - 28th, 2021.

10. First Aid for Yoga Teachers (15 hours) Dec 4 -5, 2021.

11. Teaching Safe Forward Bends and Inversions with Abra et. al. (15 hours) In person and online Jan 28 - 30, 2022.

12. Yoga Assists (15 hours ) February 25 - 27th, 2022.


50 Hours of Options/Electives Can Also Apply:

50 hours of options/electives 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 additional 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 abramorrison@gmail.com).

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