RYT500 Training Program (300 Hour Curriculum)

Yoga Therapeutic Essentials

Open format training, attend modules in any order at your own pace.

If you are looking for a training that builds on and expands your 200 Hour Training or learn more about Yoga, our Yoga Therapeutic Essentials is the perfect fit.

Yoga Alliance RYS200 insignia 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 Therapeutic Essentials

Our Yoga Therapeutic Essentials program offers a strong foundation for understanding and applying the therapeutic benefits of yoga. It 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. All Modules are held at our home studio, Clubworx and may be offered at other locations from time to time. All our Core Modules are 16 hours except as noted below. Our core training modules are:

  • The Art of Assisting, Asana, and Sequencing (AAAS)
  • Advanced Pranayama (AP) – 8 Hour Module
  • Meditation Techniques for Health & Wellbeing (MTHW) – 8 Hour Module
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment & Application Part I and II (MAA I, MAA II) – (2 weekends, 16 hours each)
  • Mentorship
  • Restorative Yoga for Therapeutic Essentials (RYTE) – 18.5 Hour Module
  • Study Of Ancient Texts (SAT)
  • Yin Yoga for Therapeutic Essentials (YYTE) – 18.5 Hour Module
  • Yoga and Science of Ayurveda (YA)
  • Yoga for Nervous System Imbalances and Chronic Pain (YNSICP)
  • Yoga for Trauma and PTSD (YTPTSD)

8 Hour Modules are held from 9AM to 5PM
16 Hour Modules are held from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday
18.5 Hour Modules are held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM on Friday night, and 9AM to 5:15PM on Saturday and Sunday

Requirements and fees

To enter our RYT500 program, you must already have completed your RYT200 training and pay a $250 registration fee. Registration in the RYT500 Program offers each trainee additional savings for each Workshop that is part of the RYT500 Program (including Specialty Modules). Trainees will save between $25 and $75 per Module with a link and password that is sent when your registration fee is received.

Our training modules
After you are registered, you can achieve the required 270 contact hours by taking our core modules and 85 hours of specialty and elective modules, which we offer on weekends at various locations throughout the year. The modules can be taken in any order. All core modules that are required to complete the RYT500 Program are noted above (bulleted list).

Other options
You may also attend up to 50 hours of pre-approved advanced workshops offered outside of Yoga Legacy to be applied toward the 85 hours of specialty and elective modules requirement. If you attended advanced yoga training or workshops before joining our RYT500 program, they might also apply toward the required hours as noted above.

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.

For detailed module descriptions, location, and schedule click here.

Register and pay

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RYT500 registration fee: $250.00
RYT500 mentorship fee: $250.00

16 Hour Core Module fee: $375

Type Module name below (from bulleted list above)

18.5 Hour Core Module Fee: $400

8 Hour Core Module Fee: $175
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8 Hour Core Modules

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 canceled 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 919-526-6239.

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.