We are pleased to introduce the blue lotus yoga enrichment program for teachers and dedicated students. It is our intention to guide you further along your path, that you might find a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life and become a greater force for good in the world.
Our training program was created in an open format. You may take any module, in any order. You may complete modules for your own personal growth, for YTT200 CEU, or as credit towards YTT500 certification. Some modules are open only to teachers and/or have pre-requisites, and this information will always be included in the course description.
YTT500 (300-hour program)
If you are interested in YTT500 certification, you should come to us having already completed YTT200. For the additional 300 hours required for YTT500, there are seven required modules. These modules are offered every one to two years. You’ll see YTT500 at the bottom of any flyer or promotional item indicating that those hours count towards the certification process, if that’s the path you choose to take.
In addition to the required module hours, you select workshops and training sessions that further develop your interests and skills:
- Integrated Body (organic anatomy and physiology based work)
- Teaching Skills (alignment, sequencing, hands-on, specialty trainings)
- Applied Philosophy (expanding your knowledge of the deeper practices and philosophies).
You can focus on one area of study or you may prefer to explore the breadth of all three.
Advancement as a teacher of yoga never ends. But we must be students of yoga first, always, to best honor the practice and connect to the highest good. Barring extenuating circumstances, you have four years to complete your hours for the YTT500, completing a minimum of 30 hours per year.
For more information, please refer to the schedule below and visit our Advanced Training FAQ.
**indicates a required module for YTT500 certification
January 25-27 (part 1)
February 15-17 (part 2)
Yoga and the Emotional Body with Nina Be and Jill Sockman
32 hours (with outside assignments)
Purification Weekend with Will Duprey
May 11, 18, 15; June 1 (12:30-5:30 pm each day)
Yoga in Action: An Off the Mat, Into the World Workshop with Carrington Jackson
Yoga as Therapy: Healing Yourself and Others with Michael Ward
Integrated Body: The Glands and Yoga with Julee Snyder
Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training with Heather Tiddens
Learning to See and Respond: Assessing and Treating the Spine with Julee Snyder
Learning to See and Respond: Assessing and Treating the Pelvis with Julee Snyder
August 24, September 14, October 12
Freeing the Emotional Body: The MindBody Connection with Nina Be
3 hours per session
**Therapeutic Yoga Training Program with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal
**The Power of Satsang with Jill Sockman
Other modules will include:
- Bhagavad Gita
- **Integrated Body: Anatomy Essentials
- Integrated Body: Developmental Sequencing
- Koshas, Gunas & Vayus
- **The Power of Satsang
- **Refine & Align
- Restorative Yoga and the Emotional Body
- **Teaching Bootcamp
- Seva: Yoga Off the Mat
- **Silence: A Weekend of Reflection
- **Therapeutic Yoga
- Vinyasa Yoga Immersion
- Yoga & Ayurveda
- additional Integrated Body modules and many others.
more continuing studies opportunities
There are other ways to expand your practice and/or work toward your YTT500 certification outside of the weekend modules. Just some of those upcoming opportunities include:
Spring Cleaning: Detox Yoga Retreat with Jill Sockman & Carrington Jackson
Early bird pricing before March 12
All modules and workshops are/will be listed on the WebScheduler. You may register online, in the studio, or send a check through the mail. Please do not call the studio for registration. Some workshops have sessions open for drop-in students. Please note that for YTT500 credit, you must complete the weekend in its entirety, including required reading and assignments.
You’ll find more information at this page in the coming months. If you’d like to be placed on our mailing list for YTT500 information as it is released, please provide your email on this simple form.