Embarking on a 500-hour training can be overwhelming. Whether you have doubts about your physical abilities or have forgotten material from your 200-hour course, part of what Yoga teaches us is to take everything one-step at a time. Start with one CPD course and experience how learning something new can impact your practice and your teaching. We’ve structured our 500-hour training into bite-size pieces to be completed over the course of three years…you’ve got time.
Components of a 500-hour training
Complete 3 Core Modules:
- Anatomy Module
- Asana Module
- Philosophy Module
Each module can be completed intensively over 6 days, or one weekend a month for three months. Modules must be completed within the span of 3 years. View upcoming courses here.
Complete 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses.
Some examples of previous CPD courses:
- Yoga and Anxiety
- How to Teach Restorative Yoga
- Mindfulness and Zen Meditation
- Mastering Inversions
CPD courses meet over the span of one weekend and our offerings change every few months. All 10 CPD’s must be completed within 3 years.
Tailoring your Training
The combination of the Asana, Philosophy and Anatomy Modules provides the optimal core base of knowledge for a 500-hour certification. When combined with ten CPD courses of your choosing, you'll be able to tailor your 500-hour training to your own particular interests. Best of all, student numbers are kept small to ensure you get the one-on-one attention you deserve.
Flexible Start, Flexible Payments
We know the two barriers which stand in the way of additional training - time and money. So let's solve those. The three core modules may be taken in any order. Each module can be completed intensively over 6 days, or one weekend a month for three months; they begin at various times throughout the year. Most students choose a payment plan, as this often works out cheaper than PAYG, and means you can book all of your courses well in advance so you don’t miss out. View payment plans here.
Many schools will allow you to get 500-hour certified by simply doing a second 200-hour training.
YogaLondon is different. We think it's important to do non-repetitive training. After all, you've already completed a 200 hour training course - it's time to study at a higher level.
At YogaLondon, we believe in-person training is best.
As a vocational teacher training school operating in covid-secure venues, we are open and delivering our professional training in person.
And if you can’t attend a class, our Live Stream feature is available to you. This learning option enables our students to participate remotely whenever necessary, ensuring they have full control over their training environment.
You can find more information about our covid safety procedures here.
New to YogaLondon?
You don't have to be a YogaLondon graduate to do our advanced modules. The hours can be added to your
existing 200-hour certificate from any school, and we warmly welcome all certified yoga teachers to join
us. Once you have completed the three core modules and any 10 CPD courses, you may become registered
with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500.
Distinguish yourself in the crowd
In a sea of 200-hour graduates, it's important to make yourself stand out from the crowd. More and more
employers are searching for yoga teachers who have advanced level qualifications. We all know that when
it comes to yoga the learning never ends; but having your 500-hour designation demonstrates you are a teacher with a difference.
Watch graduate videos, find dates for this course, meet the course tutors and download our prospectus.