Advance your practice. Grow your skill. Build your dream
Aham Yoga’s 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a flexible, in-depth program offered as weekend modules once a month. Each module will dive into the depths of study and practice. The space between modules will help participants study, practice, and apply what has been learnt in class into the real world – and then bring back experiences, inspiration, and questions to class. Between sessions, participants will have access to homework assignments, online support via video chat, and an exclusive Facebook group to stay engaged, productive and inspired.
All hours will count towards becoming a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher upon successful completion of training.
500 hour overview
The 500 hour yoga teacher training will provide you with an detailed, expert-level education in vinyasa yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and business of yoga. It provides a high caliber yoga education by giving you the tools to teach skillfully, think critically, and discover a teaching path that is true to you. It is suitable for students of every lineage who want more depth, skill, understanding, and inspiration in their practice and teaching of yoga.
Interested in certifying for 500 hour yoga teacher training? Be sure to attend the information sessions available. Ask questions, meet trainers, check out the syllabus and spark your yoga teaching career.Details here
Interested in certifying for 500 hour yoga teacher training? Be sure to attend the information sessions available. Ask questions, meet trainers, check out the syllabus and spark your yoga teaching career.
Feeling inspired? Do not want to wait until information session? No problem, just sign up ahead of time and secure your spot.
Arundhati is the founder and course director at Aham Yoga. Having taught dance & yoga for over 10 years, Arundhati is one of the most reputed yoga teacher trainers in the area. Having learnt yoga in India, her trainings are through, demanding and unique. Combining practice, philosophy and lifestyle – your 200 hour yoga teacher training with her will be rewarding and memorable. Read full bio here.
Schedule & Modules
All modules will run Friday through Sunday.
Friday 11:30am to 6pm (6.5 hours)
Saturday 10:30am to 7pm (8.5 hours)
Sunday 10am to 6pm (8 hours)
*Ample lunch and tea breaks will be provided
Module ONE: Understanding Modern Yoga (Jan 23rd to 25th, 2018)
In this introductory module, we will explore what is modern yoga and what consists a modern yoga teacher. Develop an understanding of legends of yoga, the entry of yoga into the modern world and what was lost in the export of yoga from India. In the second half of this module, we explore challenges of a modern yoga teacher, differences between classical and modern yoga, tools to overcome challenges and how to apply yogic principles in everyday teaching of yoga
Module TWO: Mistakes in Yoga Poses and How to Fix Them (Feb 23rd to 25th, 2018)
The most common complaint from yoga students is the ‘lack of attention to detail’ to yoga poses. And if you look at any successful modern yoga teacher, you will notice one common theme. They will tell you exactly what to do and more importantly what not to do. In this module, we will look at all the mistakes in over 55 yoga poses from arm balances, inversions to backbends and beyond. Develop your observation skills, spot and prevent mistakes in yoga poses, teach high quality, personaized yoga classes in a group setting.
Module THREE: Classical Yoga Tradition (Online)
No modern yoga teacher is complete without understanding what classical yoga is all about. In this online module, we look at the history, evolution, and growth of yoga. From pre-classical to post classical era understand what made yoga last for centuries, legends, books and more. Understand what are the most vital components of classical yoga for modern yoga teachers.
Module FOUR: Pranayama – The Yogic Art of Breathing(April 20-22, 2018)
Often overlooked in western yoga, the knowledge and practice of pranayama to improve and enhance the benefits of breathing are a hidden gem of wisdom waiting to be (re)discovered. In this module, you will learn to understand the anatomy of breathing, along with the various breathing exercises that will not only help you sustain a longer, healthier, and more authentic yoga career, as well as set you apart from other yoga teachers. But will allow you to take your yoga students to greater depths within their own practice of yoga as well.
Module FIVE: Pre & Post Natal Yoga for Women (May 18-20, 2018)
In this module, we will explore yogic wisdom regarding conception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Enhance your knowledge and understanding of how a woman’s body anatomy changes and evolves during pregnancy, and how to teach and build yoga sequences for students’ based on the needs of the three trimesters. Learn how to help prepare your students for childbirth, develop the intelligent use of props for a safe practice, and understand how to encourage postnatal care through the practice of yoga.
Module SIX: Yoga Nidra and Meditation (June 22-24, 2018)
True relaxation is an internal experience and cannot be derived from anything outside. For absolute relaxation, one must remain aware. This is Yoga Nidra, the state of dynamic sleep. It is a systematic method of introducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one appears to be asleep while the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness – it is the threshold between sleep and wakefulness. During this practice, the state of relaxation is reached by turning our focus inwards, away from external distractions. In this module, you will learn the difference between Shavasana and Yoga Nidra, and how to lead your students into pure relaxation.
Module SEVEN: The Power of Sequencing(July 27-29, 2018)
Modern yoga focuses more on fancy transitions between yoga poses as better or more creative yoga sequencing, but at Aham Yoga we take a unique approach. We go beyond fancy transitions to the core of the pose itself, thereby enhancing the students’ experience of the pose and creating much more depth within their yoga practice. In this module, learn how to inspire, deepen, and grow your students’ yoga practice through our expert understanding of yoga sequencing. Learn how to build creative, themed and powerful yoga sequences.
Module EIGHT: Art of Adjustments(August 24-26, 2018)
This module helps you understand the complicated system involved in adjusting your students’ in yoga poses. Explore the ancient, yet powerful art of verbal adjustments, and learn how and when to support students with physical adjustments to enhance the experience of their practice. Knowing the art of adjustments also involves knowing when to hold back. This module will provide insight into the most effortless ways of adjusting standing poses, seated poses, inversions, backbends, and twists. Learn energy distribution and how to protect your own body from injury or strain while helping others.
Module NINE: Yoga Anatomy for Better Function and Form (September 14-16, 2018)
To be a better yoga teacher, one needs to develop a thorough understanding of human anatomy, form, and function. This module will cover the shoulder, pelvic, knee, and ankle joints as well as the spine, with more depth and clarity to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to practice safely and effectively.
Module TEN: Study of the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika (October 26-28, 2018)
To truly advance your training level, one needs to explore some of the pivotal texts of yoga. This module will cover the hidden gems in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You will develop a practical understanding of how to enhance your yoga practice drawing from the wisdom in the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradeepika texts.
Module ELEVEN: Student Psychology and Business of Yoga (Nov 17th to 19th, 2018)
The honest truth is that there are more yoga teachers in the world today than needed. But not all yoga teachers are thriving. In this module, understand what it takes to become a successful yoga business owner, walk away with tools, tips, tricks, customer interaction and satisfaction exercises and learn how to manage the business side of yoga. As well the need to set and manage student expectations in the yoga studio to promote success.
Module TWELVE: Presentation (Dec 15th to 17th, 2018)
You will be given a unique presentation project from a list of preselected categories in which you will get to choose from – based on your areas of interest that you would like to delve deeper into. This is unique to our training at Aham Yoga, and will help you gain a deeper understanding from a variety of topics chosen by different participants. Topics will be discussed during module 1.
Additional Hours to be covered.
Class attendance – 40 hours minimum during the course
Observation hours – 10 hours
Apprenticeship (optional) – 20 hours
Summer Yoga Retreat (optional) – 20 hours
Reading/home assignments – 40 hours
Group work – 15 hours
How to Apply?
- Pay non refundable application fee of $150, download and fill out the application form. Please email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will be notified about acceptance status within 2 weeks. Upon acceptance, you will be required to take care of enrollment formalities within 2 weeks time. Limited spots are available.
- If you are not an Aham Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training graduate, participant will be asked to complete our Bridge Program, which consists of 25 hours of online course work. Details coming soon.
- Once enrolled, you will be added to our online video and Facebook groups. Simple course work will begin virtually before in-class modules begin.