500 hour Yoga Teacher Training

500 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Follow the 500 hour yoga teacher training course and become an advanced yoga teacher after completing this intensive and complete course. The 500 hour training combines the 200 hour yoga TTC (level 1) and the 300 hour advanced yoga TTC (level 2) in a total of 8 weeks. During the course you will gain in depth knowledge of teaching methodology and techniques, instructions and modifications of yoga asanas, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, pranayama and bandhas.

Advanced yoga teacher certificate

The Arhanta Yoga 500 hour course is divided in 2 levels: the 200 hour training and the 300 hour training. During the first level (200 hour TTC), you will learn 170 classical Hatha Yoga asanas out of which 20 asanas in great detail. During the second level (300 hour TTC), you will be trained in multi style yoga teaching: Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

The entire course curriculum is designed to help you develop into a well-rounded and skilled yoga teacher. The two courses complement each other as the 300 hour course builds up on the knowledge and skills gained during the foundational 200 hour course. Read more about the curricula:

200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training curriculum

300 hour Advanced yoga teacher training curriculum

Benefits of the 500 hour TTC

500 hour of training is the highest international standard for yoga teachers. After completing this program, you can register as Advanced Yoga Teacher or RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. You will possess an in depth knowledge of the history and origin of yoga asanas and yoga philosophy. You will also have an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to teach safe classes to students of different ages, backgrounds and experience levels. During this course, you will also learn different meditation and concentration techniques, and with your daily intensive yoga asana classes, improve your own practice to an entirely new level.

What can you expect of the 500 hour TTC

  • Discipline and structure
  • A simple yogic lifestyle
  • Complete dedication to learning
  • Personal guidance of dedicated and motivated teachers

The 500 hour yoga training is suitable for you if you want to:

  • Become a yoga teacher
  • Learn more about yoga and meditation
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Improve your knowledge of yoga (also if you are already a yoga teacher)
  • Gain more confidence in teaching

How to become a yoga teacher 500 hour training

Yoga teacher training course 500 hour


The 500 hour yoga teacher training is a combination of the 200 hour TTC and the 300 hour TTC. Some of the topics studied during the course are:

  • Classical Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Advanced teaching techniques
  • Advanced asana correction and modification techniques
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Classical meditation techniques
  • Yoga philosophy
  • History and origin of yoga
  • Different types of Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Gyan Yoga (Jnana yoga)
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Prenatal and postnatal
  • Yoga for children
  • Gentle Flow Yoga
  • Yoga for elderly
  • Yin Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Shat kriya’s… and much more!


The Arhanta Yoga 200 hour teacher training takes place at our Arhanta Yoga Ashram in India and our Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands.

The Arhanta Yoga 300 hour teacher training takes place at our Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands.

You can choose to follow the first and the second level in the same ashram, or in different ashrams. Both ashrams are located in a peaceful and natural environment. They offer the ideal setting for complete focus and dedication to your studies and spiritual development.

Dates and fees

Please find the dates for all our courses here.

200 hour TTC India

Double Shared Accommodation 1750 Euros
Single Room Accommodation 1950 Euros

200 hour TTC Netherlands

Dormitory Accommodation 2640 Euros
Double Shared Accommodation 2840 Euros
Single Room Accommodation 2980 Euros

300 hour TTC Netherlands

Dormitory Accommodation 2900 Euros
Double Shared Accommodation 3100 Euros
Single Room Accommodation 3300 Euros

The fees include tuition, accommodation, meals, course manual and 2 sets of uniforms. For the courses in India they also include pickup and drop from the Khajuraho airport / train station.

Admission criteria

  • As the course is taught in English, you should understand and speak basic English.
  • You should be prepared to adjust to the new environment and be prepared to work hard.
  • You should be in good physical and mental condition.
  • We do not advise to follow this course during pregnancy. If applicable, please contact us for more information ([email protected]).
  • Previous knowledge of or experience with yoga is not necessarily a requirement to follow the training. It is more important to have an open mind and a desire to learn.

How to register

  • For more information about the 500 hour Arhanta Yoga TTC, please contact us at [email protected].
  • The Arhanta Yoga staff will reply within 2 working days to confirm availability.
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