Yoga Teachers Training

500 hour yoga teacher training

This 500 hour yoga teacher training course amalgamates 200-hour and advanced 300-hour courses with more intensive and in-depth practices, skills, and philosophy. If you are not a yoga practitioner, you can also apply for this long course as we take you towards mastering Hatha yoga step by step.

500 Hours Yoga Teachers Training

YTT 500 Hours

Yoga Teachers Training

This 500-hour YTT course is an amalgamation of 200-hour and advanced 300-hour courses with more intensive and in-depth practices, skills, and philosophy. If you are not yet a yoga practitioner, then you can also apply for this long course as we take you towards mastering Hatha yoga step by step.

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Becoming a certified yoga teacher can get you many privileges, especially when you aspire to teach globally or reach out to students worldwide. 45 days, 500 Hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for people who want to dive deep into authentic forms of yoga to impart this knowledge and practice to others striving for it.

Course Info

Elevate Your Yoga Practice & Teaching Skills

Join our transformative 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Nepal Yoga Academy, emphasizing Classical Hatha, Sanatan, and Ashtanga Yoga. Boost spiritual, mental, and physical well-being while honing teaching skills. Tailored vinyasa and power yoga sessions, coupled with essential yoga philosophy.

Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training

Immerse in Nepal Yoga Academy’s intensive 500-hour YTT. Elevate your practice with Classical Hatha, Sanatan, and Ashtanga Yoga. Strengthen teaching skills, explore vinyasa, and power yoga, and delve into crucial yoga philosophy for a holistic learning experience.

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Is It For You?

  • You want to learn core classical hatha yoga.
  • You aspire to become a yoga teacher with authentic practice and wisdom.
  • You aim to register as a RYT 500 and become eligible to teach globally.
  • You want to get into the proper networking by connecting to the community of yoga teachers and trainers.
  • You prefer an interactive and engaging training course in a peaceful setting.
  • You want to develop the right approach to teaching methodologies, incorporating yogic lifestyles, and speed up your quest for self-discovery

What type of yoga?

Unveiling Traditional Styles in Advanced YTT 500

Embark on a transformative journey with Nepal Yoga Academy’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 500) course, delving into the rich world of Sanatan or Traditional Yoga. Explore the profound teachings of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Raja styles, guided by the wisdom of ancient masters like Patanjali. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive study of Sanatan Yoga, rooted in Hatha (7 limbs) and Ashtanga (8 limbs) traditions.

Mastering Sanatan Yoga’s Essence

Elevate your yoga practice at Nepal Yoga Academy’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 500) course, where we focus on the timeless essence of Sanatan Yoga. Uncover the secrets of Hatha (7 limbs) through Hatha Pradipika & Gheranda Samhita, and Ashtanga (8 limbs) with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Immerse yourself in the traditional teachings of this vast subject, gaining expertise in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Raja styles.

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Why Us?

  • Nepal Yoga Academy is a pioneer in teaching internationally accredited yoga courses in Nepal.
  • Authentic Classical Hatha Yoga and Practices, in-depth knowledge of classical Hatha and Patanjali’s Ashtanga tradition.
  • Advanced posture and breathing techniques.
  • Unique and well-structured Yoga Teaching Techniques.
  • Live and lead a well-balanced yogic lifestyle.
  • The batch size is kept small to make it qualitatively interactive and engaging.
  • Develop a deeper awareness of physical, mental, and emotional aspects of human life and deal accordingly.
  • A perfect blend of Yoga Philosophies and Practical aspects of it is taught.
  • Ways to groom yourself into a Yoga practitioner and teacher.
  • Conducive Natural and beautiful surroundings and stays for an enhanced experience in practicing yoga.

Yoga teacher training certification

Our academy is the pioneer in Nepal, which has several YTT Courses, including a 500 Hours Yoga Teachers Training that has validity worldwide. While there is no boundary or limitation for the knowledge that you can acquire here, you will be able to achieve some critical certification after completing this course.

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As we are a Yoga Alliance USA registered school, you will become a certified yoga teacher eligible to become a Yoga Alliance USA RYT 500. That means, after completing this course and successfully passing the assessment process, you will receive 2 certificates – 200 YTT and advanced 300 YTT Certifications from Nepal Yoga Academy. After this, you can apply to any alliance to be registered as RYT 500.

Experience required to join the YTT 500 Hours Advanced Yoga course

We encourage students from all backgrounds with different levels of experience to join the Advanced Yoga Training Course. If you have practiced yoga previously, it is a very suitable course for you. Beginners can join it too as this course is an amalgamation of 200 plus 300 hours courses.

Key Features of this program

Outstanding Guidance for 500 Hours Yoga Teachers Training.

Inside the Course

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Yoga Philosophy

  • Studying yoga philosophies and traditional texts
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga from Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Yogic Diet, Lifestyle and ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Obstacles and supporting elements for a transformative practice of yoga
  • Applying yoga principles for daily peace, joy, and balance

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Asana Practice

  • Principles and Methods for Asana Sequencing
  • Strategies for Crafting Effective Asana Sequences
  • Developing Asana Sequences for Different Skill Levels
  • Principles of Alignment and Adjustments in Asana Practice
  • Progression to Advanced Asanas
  • Distinctive Yoga Styles and Techniques (Including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin)
  • Implementing Teaching Techniques in Yoga with Constructive Feedback

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Pranayama

  • All about Prana according to Vedic science
  • Different types of pranayama
  • Pranayama Rules
  • Prana Sadhana (advanced practice)
  • Panchkosha and Prana Shakti
  • Flow, regulation & channelization of energy
  • Importance & benefits of Pranayama

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Meditation

  • Different methods of meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Nada Yoga & mantras
  • Guided meditation
  • Shoonya meditation
  • Stages of mind & meditativeness
  • Raising consciousness & awareness

.

Anatomy

  • The musculoskeletal system of the human body
  • Typical areas of injury and its prevention
  • Spinal movement and its health
  • Contraindications and avoiding movements at specific conditions

.

Teaching Methodology

  • Design, plan and implement effective classes and workshops
  • Create an effective asana sequence for practitioners of all levels
  • Learn and practice hands-on adjustments of asanas and alignment
    Be aware of the dos and don’ts during asana practice

Include

  • Enjoy three carefully prepared vegetarian/vegan meals daily
  • Accommodation for 44 nights in shared rooms (option for private room available at additional cost)
  • Receive 2 Oil massages and 1 steam bath/sauna session
  • Provision of textbooks, notebooks, and all necessary stationery
  • Participation in all cleansing, pranayama (breathing), and asana sessions
  • Unlimited access to herbal tea and filtered water
  • Awarding of a certificate upon successful course completion, accredited by Yoga Alliance USA
  • Conduct a Holy Fire Ritual to Celebrate the End of the Course
  • A 108 Sun salutation practice in the temple nestled on the hills
  • A day of local temple visit/forest hiking and waterfall visits
  • Special Acro Yoga (partner yoga) session
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity

Schedule

6.30 AM – 7.00 AM

Meditation & Chanting

7.00 AM – 7.15 AM

Tea break

7.15 AM – 8.00 AM

Pranayama (breathing practice)

8.00 AM – 8.15 AM

Tea break

8.15 AM – 9.30 AM

Asana practice

9.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Breakfast & rest

11.30 AM – 1.00 PM

Philosophy Lecture

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM

Lunch

2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

Self study

3.30 PM – 5.15 PM

Workshop & tea break

5.15 PM – 6.45 PM

Evening asana, relaxation/meditation

7.00 PM – onward

Dinner & rest

Please note this schedule is changeable on request by the students. The students will get one day off per week (usually on a Sunday) but this can also be changed.

Accommodation Types

Panoramic Suite

Size: 36 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views from Double Balcony
  • Induction Cooking Facility and Tea Making Set
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Elegant King-Size Bed
  • Ergonomic Study Space
  • Spacious Living Area with Sophisticated Sofa Set
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Deluxe Room

Size: 24 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views
  • King-size bed with Double Balcony/ Dual Large Beds with Balcony
  • Tea Making Facility
  • Ergonomic Workspace
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Free Internet

Standard Room

Size: 18 m2

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  • Expansive Room Layout
  • Dual Large Beds
  • Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Bamboo Room

Size: 12 m2

  • Spacious Rooms
  • Two Separate Single Beds
  • Attached Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Costs and Dates

  • Yoga Teacher Training 500 Hours Certification Course is 45 Days long, starting on the 15th of every month.
  • There will be a maximum of 16 students on each course.

Room Type

Accommodation

Cost

Bamboo Cottage

Twin sharing per person

Twin sharing Room Private Single Stay

USD 2450

USD 2700

Standard Room

Twin sharing per person (Twin Bed)

Private Stay (Queen Bed)

USD 2750

USD 3100

Panoramic Deluxe

Sharing Stay (King Size Bed, Double Balcony, Couch, Study Table, AC)

Private Stay (King Size Bed, Double Balcony, Couch, Study Table, AC)

USD 3100

USD 3850

For more detailed information about the rooms please visit the link Accommodation.

Weather

The weather in the retreat varies from season to season. During the months of December, January and February it gets quite cold especially in the mornings and in the evenings. The summer (March – June) months are warm and breezy .The rainy season (July – September) will be warm weather with occasional rain showers. Nepal has an electricity ration and scheduled power cuts are often. So

We recommend the following:

  • Warm clothing for evenings and mornings (winter)
  • Warm socks and hat (winter)
  • Waterproof walking shoes and outdoor wear (winter and rainy season)
  • Sandals for around the retreat
  • A warm cardigan or blanket/shawl for meditation
  • A head lamp and batteries or flashlight
  • Conservative dress for temple visits; Ideally cotton conservative dress for yoga (avoid crop tops and low cut tops, shorts, and see-through clothing)
  • A refillable water bottle/thermos (drinking water and tea available on site)
  • An open mind
  • Personal medical kit
  • Mosquito and bug repellents (summer and rainy season)
  • Personal toiletries

Code of conduct

Like you, our other guests and students come to our retreat to recharge, meditate, practice yoga & meditation, study, find peace, and relax. To make the most of your stay, we ask that you carefully read our code of conduct so that all guests and students have the most serene and tranquil experience at Nepal Yoga Academy. We ask that you offer the love and respect you wish in return. We hope you have a pleasant stay.

Reviews

Read what your friends think about us:

Our Photo Gallery

Visit our beautiful center and the photos we’ve taken during our course to decide for yourself.

We are waiting for you to take this transforming journey with us in the birthplace of Yoga.

Becoming a certified yoga teacher can get you many privileges, especially when you aspire to teach globally or reach out to students from all over the world. 45 days, 500 Hours. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for people who want to dive deep into authentic forms of yoga so that they can impart this knowledge and practice to others who are striving for it.

Course Info

Elevate Your Yoga Practice & Teaching Skills

Join our transformative 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Nepal Yoga Academy, emphasizing Classical Hatha, Sanatan, and Ashtanga Yoga. Boost spiritual, mental, and physical well-being while honing teaching skills. Tailored vinyasa and power yoga sessions, coupled with essential yoga philosophy.

Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training

Immerse in Nepal Yoga Academy’s intensive 500-hour YTT. Elevate your practice with Classical Hatha, Sanatan, and Ashtanga Yoga. Strengthen teaching skills, explore vinyasa, and power yoga, and delve into crucial yoga philosophy for a holistic learning experience.

Yoga Teacher Training

Is It For You?

  • You want to learn core classical hatha yoga.
  • You aspire to become a yoga teacher with authentic practice and wisdom.
  • You aim to register as a RYT 500 and become eligible to teach globally.
  • You want to get into the proper networking by connecting to the community of yoga teachers and trainers.
  • You prefer an interactive and engaging training course in a peaceful setting.
  • You want to develop the right approach to teaching methodologies, incorporating yogic lifestyles and speeding up your quest for self-discovery.
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What type of yoga?

During your tenure of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training YTT 500 Course at Nepal Yoga Academy and Retreat Center, we teach you the Sanatana or Traditional Yoga styles. We follow Sanatan Yoga practices as this is a vast subject area, including the writings of Patanjali Yoga and other old masters. We primarily teach Hatha, Ashtanga & Raja styles of Yoga during the YTT 500 Hours Advanced Yoga Teachers training course.
At Nepal Yoga Academy, you will learn Sanatan Yoga, which is based on two significant forms of yoga – Hatha Yoga (7 limbs) comprising Hatha Pradipika & Gheranda Samhita and Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs) containing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

To read more about Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga, click here.

What type of yoga?

Why Us?

  • Nepal Yoga Academy is a pioneer in teaching internationally accredited yoga courses in Nepal.
  • Authentic Classical Hatha Yoga and Practices, in-depth knowledge of classical Hatha and Patanjali’s Ashtanga tradition.
  • Advanced posture and breathing techniques.
  • Unique and well-structured Yoga Teaching Techniques.
  • Live and lead a well-balanced yogic lifestyle.
  • The batch size is kept small to make it qualitatively interactive and engaging.
  • Develop a deeper awareness of physical, mental, and emotional aspects of human life and deal accordingly.
  • A perfect blend of Yoga Philosophies and Practical aspects of it is taught.
  • Ways to groom yourself into a Yoga practitioner and teacher.
  • Conducive Natural and beautiful surroundings and stays for an enhanced experience in practicing yoga.
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Value of Certification

Our academy is the pioneer in Nepal, which has several YTT Courses, including a 500-hour YTT course that has validity worldwide. While there is no boundary or limitation for the knowledge that you can acquire here, you will be able to achieve some critical certification after completing this course.

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As we are a Yoga Alliance USA registered school, you will become a certified yoga teacher eligible to become a Yoga Alliance USA RYT 500. That means, after completing this course and successfully passing the assessment process, you will receive 2 certificates – 200 YTT and advanced 300 YTT Certifications from Nepal Yoga Academy. After this, you can apply to any alliance to be registered as RYT 500.

Experience required to join the YTT 500 Hours Advanced Yoga course

We encourage students from all backgrounds with different experience levels to join the Advanced Yoga Training Course. If you have practiced yoga previously, it is a very suitable course for you. Beginners can join it too as this course is an amalgamation of 200 plus 300 hours courses.

Key Features of this program

Outstanding Guidance for 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Training.

Inside the Course

.

Yoga Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga for Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Significant parts of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • Yoga Sutras from Bhagvad Geeta
  • Lifestyle and ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Obstacles and supporting elements for a transformative practice of yoga

.

Asana Practice

  • Advanced asanas and process
  • Alignment and adjustment
  • The sequence of asanas

.

Pranayama

  • All about Prana according to Vedic science
  • Pranayama Niyama
  • Prana Sadhana
  • Panchkosha and Prana Shakti
  • Flow, regulation & channelization of energy
  • Importance & benefits of Pranayama

.

Meditation

  • Different methods of meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Nada Yoga & mantras
  • Guided meditation
  • Shoonya meditation
  • Stages of mind & meditativeness
  • Raising consciousness & awareness

.

Anatomy

  • The musculoskeletal system of the human body
  • Typical areas of injury and its prevention
  • Spinal movement and its health
  • Contraindications and avoiding movements at specific conditions

.

Teaching Methodology

  • Design, plan, and implement practical classes and workshops
  • Create an effective asana sequence for practitioners of all levels
  • Learn and practice hands-on adjustments of asanas and alignment
  • Be aware of the dos and don’ts during asana practice

Include

  • Enjoy three carefully prepared vegetarian/vegan meals daily
  • Accommodation for 44 nights in shared rooms (option for private room available at additional cost)
  • Receive 2 Oil massages and 1 steam bath/sauna session
  • Provision of textbooks, notebooks, and all necessary stationery
  • Participation in all cleansing, pranayama (breathing), and asana sessions
  • Unlimited access to herbal tea and filtered water
  • Awarding of a certificate upon successful course completion, accredited by Yoga Alliance USA
  • Conduct a Holy Fire Ritual to Celebrate the End of the Course
  • A 108 Sun salutation practice in the temple nestled on the hills
  • A day of local temple visit/forest hiking and waterfall visits
  • Special Acro Yoga (partner yoga) session
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity

Schedule

6.30 AM – 7.00 AM

Meditation & Chanting

7.00 AM – 7.15 AM

Tea break

7.15 AM – 8.00 AM

Pranayama (breathing practice)

8.00 AM – 8.15 AM

Tea break

8.15 AM – 9.30 AM

Asana practice

9.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Breakfast & rest

11.30 AM – 1.00 PM

Philosophy Lecture

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM

Lunch

2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

Self study

3.30 PM – 5.15 PM

Workshop & tea break

5.15 PM – 6.45 PM

Evening asana, relaxation/meditation

7.00 PM – onward

Dinner & rest

Please note this schedule is changeable on request by the students. The students will get one day off per week (usually on a Sunday) but this can also be changed.

Accommodation Types

Immerse yourself in serenity at our retreat, nestled in the captivating Sanku valley surrounded by mountains. Choose from Bamboo Cottages, Standard Rooms, Panoramic Deluxe Rooms, or Panoramic Suite Rooms, each offering stunning views of the valley, dancing clouds, shimmering sunlight, and lush greenery for a truly tranquil experience.

Bamboo Cottage Room

Size: 12 m2

  • Spacious Rooms
  • Two Separate Single Beds
  • Attached Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Standard Room

Size: 18 m2

  • Expansive Room Layout
  • Dual Large Beds
  • Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Deluxe Room

Size: 24 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views
  • King-size bed with Double Balcony/ Dual Large Beds with Balcony
  • Tea Making Facility
  • Ergonomic Workspace
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Suite

Size: 36 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views from Double Balcony
  • Induction Cooking Facility and Tea Making Set
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Elegant King-Size Bed
  • Ergonomic Study Space
  • Spacious Living Area with Sophisticated Sofa Set
  • Free Internet

Costs and Dates

  • Yoga Teacher Training 500 Hours Certification Course is 45 Days long, starting on the 15th of every month.
  • There will be a maximum of 16 students on each course.

Room Type

Accommodation

Cost

Bamboo Cottage

Twin sharing per person

Twin sharing Room Private Single Stay

USD 2450

USD 2700

Standard Room

Twin sharing per person (Twin Bed)

Private Stay (Queen Bed)

USD 2750

USD 3100

Panoramic Deluxe

Sharing Stay (King Size Bed, Double Balcony, Couch, Study Table, AC)

Private Stay (King Size Bed, Double Balcony, Couch, Study Table, AC)

USD 3100

USD 3850

Note: All prices are inclusive of taxes..

Weather

The weather in the retreat varies from season to season. During the months of December, January and February it gets quite cold especially in the mornings and in the evenings. The summer (March – June) months are warm and breezy .The rainy season (July – September) will be warm weather with occasional rain showers. Nepal has an electricity ration and scheduled power cuts are often. So

We recommend to bring the following:

  • Warm clothing for evenings and mornings (winter)
  • Warm socks and hat (winter)
  • Waterproof walking shoes and outdoor wear (winter and rainy season)
  • Sandals for around the retreat
  • A warm cardigan or blanket/shall for meditation
  • A head lamp and batteries or flashlight
  • Conservative dress for temple visits; Ideally cotton conservative dress for yoga (avoid crop tops and low cut tops, shorts, and see-through clothing)
  • A refillable water bottle/thermos (drinking water and tea available on site)
  • An open mind
  • Personal medical kit
  • Mosquito and bug repellents (summer and rainy season)
  • Personal toiletries

Code of conduct

Like you, our other guests and students come to our retreat to recharge, meditate, practice yoga & meditation, study, find peace, and relax. To make the most of your stay, we ask that you carefully read our code of conduct so that all guests and students have the most serene and tranquil experience at Nepal Yoga Academy. We ask that you offer the love and respect you wish in return. We hope you have a pleasant stay.

Read what your friends think about us:

Our Photo Gallery

Visit our beautiful center and the photos we’ve taken during our course to decide for yourself.

We are waiting for you to take this transforming journey with us in the birthplace of Yoga.

Code of Conduct

Like you, our other guests and students come to our retreat to recharge, meditate, practice yoga & meditation, study, find peace, and relax. To make the most of your stay, we ask that you carefully read our code of conduct so that all guests and students have the most serene and tranquil experience at Nepal Yoga Academy. We ask that you offer the love and respect you wish in return. We hope you have a pleasant stay. Read it Here!

FAQs

Yes, visitors are welcomed but visitors’ fees are charged for the visit.

You can extend your stay, however, the additional night fees will be charged.

Yes. Let us know what you are allergic to and we will provide you meals according to it.

It’s up to you. We suggest you stick to the diet we provide here if you want to have the maximum benefit of this healing package.

You can book any time if there is availability.