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
March 15-16; 22-23; 29-30
Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification Training with Michael Sitzer
YTT500 – 24 hours / RYT200 CEU – 36 hours / NCBTMB – 36 hours
Spring Cleaning: Detox Yoga Retreat in the N.C. Mountains with Jill Sockman and Carrington Jackson
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU – 9 hours
** Refine & Align with Jill Sockman
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU – 22 hours
The Art & Science of Observing Postures with Suzanne Newton
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU – 4 hours (YTT500 students must complete the full Refine & Align weekend to receive 500-hour credit)
How to Do and Teach Shoulderstand Cycle with Suzanne Newton
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU – 3.5 hours (YTT500 students must complete the full Refine & Align weekend to receive 500-hour credit)
**Anatomy Essentials with Kirsten Bachmann
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU - 22 hours
**Teaching Skills Bootcamp: Advanced Teacher Practicum with Heather Tiddens
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU - 32 hours
Hatha Vidya Weekend with Will Duprey
YTT500 / RYT200 CEU - 15 hours
Other modules include:
- ** Refine & Align (22 hours)
- ** Anatomy Essentials (22 hours)
- ** Seva: Yoga Off the Mat (20 Hours)
- ** Teaching Skills Bootcamp: Advanced Teacher Practicum (32 hours)
- ** The Power of Silence (14 hours)
- ** Satsang (15 hours)
- ** Yoga Therapeutics (40 hours)
- Bhagavad Gita
- Koshas, Gunas & Vayus
- Restorative Yoga and the Emotional Body
- Vinyasa Yoga Immersion
- Yoga & Ayurveda
- additional Integrated Body modules and many others.
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.