Please find further details about training requirements and application materials in our Course Catalog!
Training Outline: In order to complete the training and be awarded an RYT 500 certification, all students are required to satisfactorily complete the following: 1. Fourteen modules (a combination of required and elective modules). 2. Completion of all homework incorporated into the course module, component or project. 3. The Assistance Component. 4. The Final Project. 5. The Seva Component.
Part I: The Modules
The modules training is divided into two sections: I. Mandatory Modules II. Elective Modules
11 Mandatory Modules: Asana and Teaching Methodology: The Art of Teaching (October 2017) Sequencing & Flow (January 2018) Asana - Alignment (April 18) Embodiment (June 2018) Science of the Body: Anatomy (November 2017) Kinesiology (October 2018) Evolution (December 2018) Therapeutics & Inclusivity: Trauma-Informed Yoga (February 2018) Yoga Therapy (January 2019) Philosophy: Yoga Philosophy (March 2019) Mindfulness and Meditation (March 2019)
5 Elective Modules (Trainees Must Pick 3): Yoga for Children (December 2017) Yoga for Healing - Working with Specialty Populations (May 2018) Subtle Energy and Pranayama (September 2018) Yoga Nidra (November 2018) Yin Yoga (February 2019)
Part II: Homework
Trainees are required to fulfill all reading, journaling and outside homework assignments affiliated with any and all modules, components or projects.
Part III: Assistant Teaching
Trainees are required to observe, assist and adjust students in classes taught by senior teachers. Further instruction on this component is provided in the module: The Art of Teaching
Part IV: The Final Project
Trainees are required to design and teach a specialized two-hour workshop. More information on this project will be provided in the module: The Art of Teaching.
Part V: The Seva Component
The Seva component is where trainees will complete 10 Hours of service or volunteer work. Trainees have the option to propose their own idea, as it relates to something they are inspired to work in service of. Should you need, we will provide service work opportunities, as well as, guidance for this component. In addition to hours of service, trainees are also required to keep a journal and create a Dharma Class.
The Dharma Class is a class of a higher purpose. Trainees must design and lead a practice to a special population related to their service work, or hold a public Dharma Class, where all proceeds go to the organization, cause, or persons affiliated with or related to the student's chosen service work. For example, if you choose to complete service work with a 501(3)(c) organization that supports victims of domestic violence, all proceeds from your Dharma Class would be donated to said organization.