500 Hour Yoga Training Professional Program

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Become a professional yoga teacher

You know the basics of anatomy and sequencing to give your students an intelligent and effective yoga class, but now work with a mentor to develop your own voice and master your teaching skills.  Graduation from a Yoga Alliance 200 hour training is required.  The course work in this program is 300 hours and will qualify graduates to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.


The mentor/apprenticeship relationship is how yoga was originally passed down to new teachers and YogaWorks continues this effective learning tradition.

• Develop a one-on-one relationship with your mentor, who will guide you throughout the program and beyond.
• Observe your mentor in action – instructing, sequencing, adjusting and inspiring.
• Cultivate your teaching skills as you assist your mentor in class, honing your ability to see bodies, offering modifications and giving hands-on adjustments.
• Participate in small group meeting with your mentor, where you address questions and issues related to teaching yoga. 

Professional Workshop Series

Each month you will participate in weekend workshops to further develop your toolkit of skills taught by master teachers in the field.  Workshops include:

• Hands-on adjustments, observing bodies, modifications
• Practice teaching
• How to teach vinyasa flow and advanced asana 
• Injury assessment and management
• Restorative & therapeutic yoga
• Meditation, subtle body and yoga philosophy
• Working with beginners and pregnant women
• The business of yoga

Professional Program Project

• You design it, create it, and refine it with your mentor's guidance.
• Set yourself apart and develop a program for communities that you can implement.
• Define yourself as a yoga teacher & learn how to cultivate a specific student base.
• Present it to your class at the end of your program

CLICK HERE to view our schedule of trainings
CLICK HERE to download an Application (YogaWorks Studios)
CLICK HERE to download and Application (Partner Studios)


You must have completed a Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour Teacher Training program.  If your 200 Hour Teacher Training was not taken with YogaWorks you will be required to take a 50-hour YogaWorks bridge program.  The cost of the Bridge is $500.  

CLICK HERE for the YogaWorks Bridge Program Description
CLICK HERE for the YogaWorks Bridge Application.

500-Hour Program Tuition Includes
YogaWorks Professional Program Manual
Unlimited Yoga at YogaWorks for the program’s duration
                    Cost before registration deadlines
Cost after registration deadline
Non-refundable deposit required to register.
YogaWorks students who pay in full by the early registration deadline will be able to start their unlimited yoga at the early registration deadline. The $500 deposit is included in the total price of tuition. Offer for Past Grads: Alumni of the YogaWorks 500-hour Program can take second 6-Month apprenticeship with a current mentor for $1750. Price includes 6 months of unlimited yoga.