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200 hour and 500 hour Yoga training standards

200 hour and 500 hour Yoga training standards

Training to be a certified Yoga instructor can be done by completing one of two course routes. A 200 hour Yoga course or a 500 hour course. Which one you choose is entirely up to you, as both will lead you to certification as long as they are backed by the Yoga Alliance.

Here is a breakdown of each course load:

200 hour Yoga training course standards:
-100 Hours of Yoga Techniques
-25 Hours of Methodology
-20 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology
-15 Hours of Electives/ Independent Research
-30 Hours of Yoga Philosophy and Ethics
-10 Hours of Practicum (usually involving observing, helping teach classes, getting feedback)

*These hours require both contact hours and hours spent under the observation of an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher or E-RYT.

Depending on the course, training may clock in at a bit over 200 hours.

500 hour Yoga training course standards:
-150 hours of Yoga Techniques
-30 hours of Methodology
-35 hours of Anatomy and Physiology
-185 hours of Electives
-60 hours of Yoga Philosophy and Ethics
-40 hours of Practicum

Contact hours: Take place in a classroom with a certified Experienced Registered Yoga teacher. Others may be invited in occasionally; however, the majority of contact hours should only take place between one student and one teacher.

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