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) - February 10 & 11, 2018. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS

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

3. Opening (17.5 hours) - Dates February 16 & 17, 2019. Yoga Barn, Centreville, NS

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

5. Anatomy of Vinyasa Yoga (15 hours) - April 21 & 22, 2018. 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 12 & 13, 2018. 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.

One of the 100 Hour Courses offered as scheduled in July yearly:

12.  Advanced Training with Maxine and Mike (100 hours). Mentoring during YTT 200.  July 9th - Aug 3rd. 2018. Halifax. Contact Mike to Schedule mentoring: mike@yogastudio.ns.ca

13. Pranassage(R) Practitioner Training (100 hours). Will be offered every two years. Note: participants taking this program do not need to take extra optional courses or a retreat, as this 100 hour module in combination with required courses above would complete all contact hours needed.

         Students who take 50 hours of the Advanced Training with Maxine can use options that count towards YTT 500 to get another 50 hours

14. Add 50 hours of attendance at the Advanced Training to 50 hours of options from: Workshops or Yoga Teacher Trainings with TAYS 500hour level trained yoga teachers (Jolene d'Entremont, Mike Munro, Maxine Jeffrey, Sara Lamb, Cleo Burke, Diane Bellefontaine), such as YOGA BIRTH, Yoga Teacher training for Seniors (June 2017). 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. NOT REQUIRED BY THOSE TAKING full PRANASSAGE or ADVANCED YTT which are both 100 hour courses.

B. Plus the following 20 Hours:

14. 10 hours electives. Yoga classes, or extra workshops in the community.

15. 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: