RYT500 Training Program
Yoga Legacy has been approved as a RYS300 with Yoga Alliance. As yoga has grown in popularity, people have begun to realize the full benefits of this ancient practice and its potential as a therapeutic modality. With this in mind, we now offer a RYT500 Training Program called Yoga Therapeutic Essentials that consists of 300 hours of advanced yoga training beyond the 200 hours needed for your RYT200 certification.
Yoga Therapeutics Essentials
Our Yoga Therapeutics Essentials program offers a strong foundation for understanding and applying the therapeutic benefits of yoga. It is is appropriate for yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and health care providers who want to specialize in applying yoga’s therapeutic benefits to improve overall health and wellness. It’s an opportunity to take your passion to the next level, refine your professional skills, and stay on the forefront of yoga knowledge.
The program includes advanced training that builds on basic yoga concepts and goes deeper into yoga theory and applied practice. You must successfully complete 270 contact hours of training and an additional 30 non-contact hours to graduate from the program. Our training modules will vary from year to year and can include topics such as:
- Advanced Pranayama
- Study of Ancient Texts
- Yoga for Trauma and PTSD
- Yin Yoga
- Musculoskeletal Assessment & Application
- Yoga for Nervous System Imbalances and Chronic Pain
- Meditation Techniques for Health & Wellbeing
Requirements and fees
To enter our RYT500 program, you must already have completed your RYT200 training and pay a $250 registration fee.
Our training modules
After you are registered, you can achieve the requirement of 270 contact hours by taking our specialty and elective modules, which we offer on weekends at various locations through the year. You can take our modules in any order. Any modules that are required to complete the RYT500 Program are noted.
You can also take some pre-approved workshops offered by other yoga schools and organizations. Be sure to check with us first! If you took advanced yoga training or workshops before joining our RYT500 program, they might also apply toward the required hours. We will review them and, if they qualify, you can apply them toward your 270 contact hours at the rate of $5.00 per hour of training.
Typically, it takes more than two to three years to finish the program requirements. We will meet with you, as necessary, throughout your training to discuss your plan and mentor your progress. During your program, there will be an additional requirement of one-on-one mentoring with a $250 mentoring fee as part of your graduation requirements. These mentoring hours will count toward your 270 contact-hour requirements.
Register and pay
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Refunds and cancellation
Registration and mentorship: RYT500 registration fee and mentorship fee are not refundable.
Individual modules: Payments for RYT500 modules or specialty elective modules are not refundable. However, you can transfer the payment to a later offering of the same module with a $100 transfer fee,if requested up to 7 days prior to the first day of the module. This option is available once per module for a total of three (3) transfers per RYT500 Program. After that, no refunds or transfers are allowed.
Cancellations: If any program is cancelled by Yoga Legacy due to low enrollment, payment may be transferred to another program or a full refund will be issued upon request.
Find out more
We encourage you to contact us for more details, for other payment methods, or with any questions or concerns. Call our office at 919-665-1514.
Note: Before you can register for RYT500 certification with Yoga Alliance, you will need at least 100 hours of teaching experience in addition to the 300 hours of training.