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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai


Our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand is an intensive 51 days training course. The Yoga TTC course is a combination of the 200 Hours YTT and 300 Hours YTT. For those with a determined mind to become yoga teachers and prepared to invest time for their goal, we highly recommend taking this 500 Hours YTT program. The longer duration of the yoga teacher training allows you to fully submerge yourself in the studies and practices of yoga on a daily and consistent basis. Time will allow you to absorb the vast amount of information and to slowly transform into personal experience. The greatest benefit is having experienced yoga instructors alongside to guide you through your inner journey and self-transformation.


At Yoga Samaadhi, our core objective is to provide individuals with a strong and all-encompassing foundation to enrich their understanding and involvement in yoga through a holistic approach. While yoga’s modern popularity is largely centered around its physical aspects, such as asanas, we firmly believe that other crucial elements have not received the attention they deserve. In our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, our commitment lies in offering a comprehensive and harmonious exploration of yoga. We venture deep into each dimension of yoga, delving into its intricacies and nuances with utmost care and attention. This comprehensive approach involves the integration of spiritual teachings and practices, which play a vital role in fostering personal and spiritual growth among our students.


The training program involves intensive practice for six days per week, with a specific day allocated for rest. During this designated rest day, our school arranges excursions for students, allowing them to participate in cultural activities, visit temples, and explore the natural beauty of the local area.


During the entire training period, the course fee covers accommodations, meals, and the excursions, providing a comprehensive, all-inclusive package for our students

Is the 500 Hours Yoga TTC the Right Choice for You?


The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for individuals who are dedicated to deepening their understanding and practice of yoga and wish to take their teaching skills to a higher level or a practitioner aspiring to become a teacher.


  • Yogis Committed to Self-Development: The 500-hour training is suitable for those who view yoga as more than just a physical practice. Participants interested in personal growth, self-discovery, and spiritual development can benefit from the intensive study and introspection that this program offers.
  • Experienced Yoga Practitioners: Those who have been practicing yoga for an extended period and are committed to advancing their knowledge and skills are ideal candidates for the 500-hour training. This program offers a more comprehensive and in-depth study of yoga beyond what is covered in basic teacher training.
  • Aspiring Yoga Instructors: Individuals who aspire to become certified yoga teachers can benefit significantly from the 500-hour training. It equips them with a broader foundation of knowledge, including advanced asanas, pranayama techniques, meditation practices, and deeper insights into yoga philosophy.
  • Previous 200-Hour Graduates: Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and seek to further their education and expertise can take their learning to the next level with a 500-hour program. It allows them to refine their teaching skills and explore specialized areas of yoga instruction.

Yoga Alliance Certification - RYT500

Our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai is a combination of the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training and the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in a continuous training. Once this training hour requirement is met, along with the necessary duration of practice teaching, students will become eligible to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher – RYT 500 under the standard set by Yoga Alliance. Obtaining the RYT certification provides credibility and international recognition to yoga teachers, instilling confidence in yoga schools and students regarding their expertise and qualifications.


Subsequently, after acquiring additional teaching hours and gaining more experience, individuals will have the opportunity to upgrade to the highest teacher designation of an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – ERYT 500 under the Yoga Alliance standard.

Our Address

Yoga Samaadhi
47 Moo 5, Route no. 1013,
Chiang Mai, 50360 Thailand
Phone : (+66) 84-422-2099

Yoga Teacher Training Thailand

-Mulan Katie

I took their 200-hour TTC held in Chiangmai in October 2018. It was exactly what I had hoped for. The course was holistic and we had a total of 5 teachers for the 18 of us. I really appreciate their dedication and care for each of us. And although teaching was not my primary goal, I felt prepared and encouraged to try. The course definitely gave me a strong foundation for my personal practice going forward.

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Highlights of 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course


  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration: 51days and 50 nights
  • Certification: RYS500 accredited by Yoga Alliance USA
  • Eligibility: All seekers are welcome
  • Course fee is inclusive of daily meals and accommodation
  • In order to secure your seat, a non-refundable deposit is required

Typical Daily Schedule

We follow a tight daily schedule to ensure that our students get the most out of yoga teachings and practices during this yoga teacher training (YTT) program. It is encouraged to take full rest every night by sleeping early as part of your practice and to maintain health and focus throughout the program.

Tentative Class Time Subject
06.15 - 06.30

Mantra Chanting

06.30 - 07.30

Pranayama / Shat-Kriya / Mudra / Bandha (Theory & Practices)

07.30 - 09.00

Asana Session (Hatha Yoga & Practice Teaching)

09.00 - 10.00


10.00 - 11.00

Yoga Philosophy

11.00 - 12.00

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

12.00 - 12.30

Karma Yoga (Seva)

12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 16.30

Self-Study / Silence Practice / Self-Journaling / Rest Time

16.30 - 18.00

Asana Session (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & Practice Teaching)

18.00 - 19.00
19.00 - 20.00

Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) & Meditation

20.00 - 21.00




NOTE : The schedule above is tentative and is subject to a shift in timing.

During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand over a duration of 51 days, students will enjoy a well-deserved rest day each week. On this day, the school thoughtfully organizes an excursion or sightseeing activity for everyone to relish. The selected destinations offer a variety of options, such as visiting local waterfalls, exploring forest monasteries, engaging with elephants in a sanctuary (without riding involved), or visiting Thailand’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon.


Please note that the chosen destination may be subject to change or modification due to adverse weather conditions or if local authorities restrict visiting certain places during specific months. In such instances, alternative options will be arranged for all participants.

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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Content Overview


» Yoga Asana: Traditional Hatha Yoga
» Yoga Asana: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Primary Series – Series 1))
» Mantra Chanting
» Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
» 6 Cleansing Techniques (also known by ShatKarma, Satkarma, Shat Kriya, etc.)
» Yoga Philosophy
» Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
» Bandhas & Mudras
» Karma Yoga
» Meditation
» Yoga Nidra (Relaxation Techniques)
» Teaching Methodology
» Teaching Practicum
» Assignments
» Final Examination


Yoga Postures (Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)
  • Meditative steps of performing hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations I, II & III) – dynamic Surya namaskar, Surya namaskar with breath awareness, Surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantras
  • Modifications of yoga asanas
  • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, Shavasana etc.
  • Alignment & art of adjustment
  • Preventing common injuries
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
  • More on the yoga asanas benefits
Pranayama (The Science of Breath)
  • Introduction to science of breath
  •  Physiology of pranayama
  •  Beginning and advance postures for pranayama
  •  Perfect establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  •  1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  •  Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma, suryabhedi, and various types of kumbhaka pranayama and others
  •  Breathing for the advance yoga practices, such as chakra and kundalini
  •  Benefits or pranayama practices
  •  Guidelines for regular pranayama
Bandhas (Lock)
  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  •  Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  •  Moola-bandha (root lock)
  •  Maha-bandha (great lock)
Relaxation Techniques (Yoga Nidra)
  •  Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  •  Relaxation in daily life
  •  Philosophy of yoga-nidra
  •  Sequence of beginning and advance relaxation practices
  •  Tension & relaxation exercises
  •  Systematic relaxation exercises
  •  31 points relaxation exercise
  •  61 points relaxation exercise
  •  Preparation for yoga-nidra
  •  61 blue star- yoga-nidra
  • What is meditation & what is not?
  •  Meditation in daily life
  •  Yoga asanas for meditation
  •  2-5 minutes meditations
  •  Steps into basic meditation
  •  So-ham mediation
  •  Mantra & meditation
  •  Spinal breath
  •  Sushumna breath through chakras
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction about Yoga anatomy and physiology
  •  Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Skeletal system, Excretory system, Lymphatic system, Homeostasis
  •  Systems within the personality: A deeper understaning of human personality which contains physical and subtler bodies, such as; 10 senses, mind, intellect, and ego.
  •  Stress: Introduction
  •  Humoral theory (in ancient Indian medicine, Greek medicine & modern medical science)
  •  The Brain and its sub cortical centers
  •  Stress and Neuro-endocrinal changes
  •  Therapy principles for stress disorders
  •  Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  •  Nadis (energy channels)
  •  Chakras (energy plexus)
  •  Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  •  Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  •  Pancha pranas (five vital energy)

 Stress management through yoga:

  •  Asana (physical postures)
  •  Pranayama (breathing practices)
  •  Dhyan (meditation)
Yoga Philosophy
  •  General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  •  Philosophy in daily life
  •  Elementary intro to Samkhya and Yoga philosophies
  •  The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
  •  History of Yogic science
  •  Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  •  Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
  •  The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
  •  The tantric yoga
  •  Yoga Ethics: Yamas and Niyamas, more on the ethics of a teacher
  •  Daily life style of a sadhaka
Mudra (Hand Gesture)
  • Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
  •  Mudra and its psychology
  •  The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra.

Note: Other important mudras are: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra

Mantra Chanting
  •  Intro to mantra science
  •  Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
  •  Morning prayers & Evening prayers
  •  Meal prayers
  •  Study prayers
  •  Health prayers
  •  Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras & their understanding
  •  1-20 Sanskrit counting
  •  Names of the beginning and advance levels of the yoga asanas
  •  Selected yoga-sutras recitation
Shat-Kriya (Six Cleansing Techniques)
  •  Jala-neti
  •  Sutra-neti
  •  Kunjala
  •  Trataka
  •  Agni-sara
  •  Nauli
Teaching Methodology & Practicum
  •  Learning to instruct & guide
  •  Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  •  Themeing a specific posture
  •  Classroom Organization
  •  Demonstration
  •  Health Concerns
  •  Language
  •  Modification in Posture
  •  The role of a teacher
  •  The practice and service of teaching yoga
  • Class sequences
  •  Develop intention for classes
  •  Self-evaluation
  •  Assignments
  •  Practice teaching
  •  Feed back
  •  Group discussion
  •  Question & answer
  •  Home work


Yoga Samaadhi is currently offering 10% discount for the 500 Hours Yoga TTC in Thailand commencing from now until March 2024.

Accommodation Type Price Per Course Fee
Budget Triplet Dorm (Female or Male)
1 person

US$ 5,100 US$ 4,590

Standard Triplet Dorm (Female Only)
1 person

US$ 5,350 US$ 4,815

Private Single Room
1 person

US$ 6,800 US$ 6,120

Private Double Room
2 persons

US$ 12,100 US$ 10,890

* Each room type is subject to availability.  Please inquire to check availability before application.

Course Fee includes:

Course Fee does not include:

Secure Your Seat



500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

Required Advance Deposit: $500 (19,000 THB – Thai Baht) per applicant

Room Type (Advanced Deposit)
Course Date
Applicant's Full Name
Phone no. (with Country Code)


Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date.



By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Samaadhi, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.

Student Reviews

Jasmin Gronski
Jasmin GronskiUSA
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Namaste students of the world, and teachers seeking to be; where do I even begin with Yoga Samaadhi, to keep this short - COME!!!! As someone who completed her 200 YTT in Puerto Vallarta, my first teacher was very well-rooted in yoga, practice, and living by the philosophy of Yogis. I was looking to continue my education for Ashtanga 500 YTT. Whether you’re looking to start your 100, 200 300, or 500 Yoga Samaadhi has it all. I was concerned about picking up on commercializing Yogis teachers from the Western world because truthfully having a good mentor/ teacher who cares matters ( the authenticity ), because whatever you learn; you will be just about that, what you and your brain pick up on matters. It’s not about the “brand“ but about the Yoke, people, and community You are from the outreach, so yes every day you are mainly focusing on your yoga practice and the learning environment ( this is what you want ), but don’t worry the weekend or your day off. There’s plenty of fun that Hope and Pe Bee organize for the student group. Save and clean. The staff, all the staff is wonderful, the food is grown there, all the vegan home delicious three times a day meal. - there’s a point ( because I stay for 500TCC ) the staff asks me if I like anything different to cook when all the meals have always been different; im always excited for the meal, I throw in a little idea/ suggestion and the staff made it. This is family, and you will feel like you are at Home. You will learn A LOT, bring your sunscreen and soak it up like a ray of sun. Oh and 5 stars aren’t enough, if I can rate all the stars in the universe; I did give it all to Yoga Samaadhi. Thank you to all the Teachers Piyush, Subash, Hope and Janmanagi & all the staff ones again; With love and light, Stay blessed - Jasmin Gronski
Jasmine Tribe
Jasmine TribeUnited Kingkom
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I did my 300 hour training with Yoga Samaadhi and loved it! Firstly, the location at Mae Win Resort is gorgeous - it’s 1.5 hours from Chiang Mai out in the lush green countryside. It’s a fair bit cooler than in the city which suited me well! The owners of the resort really welcome everyone into their family and make the space feel comfortable, safe and fun. The food is incredible and much of the ingredients are fresh from the farm across the road! There are some wonderful excursions that you can do on your days off - visiting waterfalls, hiking on Thailand’s highest peak, bamboo rafting and more. Hope is easy to communicate with, friendly and helps with anything you might need on/ in advance of the training. Now for the yoga - all the teachers are from India and they can really help deepen your connection to the authentic roots of yoga. The lessons cover a broad range of topics and are well-rounded with plenty of opportunities to teach and share (although just one for teaching Asana). I was nervous about doing Ashtanga vinyasa since I had never done it before, but I loved these classes and there was an emphasis on listening to your body and it being more about the inner process than the aesthetics. I especially enjoyed learning about adjustments and variations of the Ashtanga vinyasa asana poses. I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to get out into the peaceful countryside of Thailand and connect more deeply to the roots of yoga and themselves.
Haley Johnson
Haley JohnsonUSA
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One of the most beautiful experiences of a lifetime, I recently completed the 500Hr YTT with Yoga Samaadhi where all of my expectations were met if not exceeded by the incredible yoga school staff, as well as the staff at the resort. Hope-ji is such a joy to work with from the very start, she is totally organized, answers any/all questions, & offers assistance whenever she can making sign-up/arrival/school as simple & smooth as possible. The other instructors are extremely knowledgeable in their respective crafts, kindly & compassionately sharing their experiences making it an all around smooth learning process for anyone at any yoga level. I chose this school specifically to learn the traditional styles, techniques, & philosophies from the ancient Vedic texts & beyond. The overall content was everything that I could have wanted & more. It was an honor to learn with Chandramani-ji, he has profound knowledge & always offered assistance to the greatest of his capacity. The daily schedule was great, plenty of class time balanced with self-practice/study/free time. During the off days, we went on super fun excursions all over the region spending time with elephants, bamboo river rafting, & visiting ancient temples/monasteries. Staying at Mae Win Guesthouse was like staying with family. P'Bee, P'Nai, & the rest of the family/staff members always took care to make sure everything was comfortable, really taking care of any needs/desires. The resort also provided incredible fully vegan meals, ranging from traditional Thai to western dishes, not a single meal was there any disappointment. The climate in the January & February months was chilly in the mornings so long pants & sweaters necessary but the afternoons warmed up wonderfully. I highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a similar experience to this!

I completed the 300h TTC in Chiang-Mai in February 2023. This experience was nothing short of life-changing. If you are considering it at all, DO IT. The course itself was everything I hoped it would be, it has changed me in so many ways but because each individual’s experience is so different I will focus my review on being more informative about what to expect (although much of this information can also be found on the school’s website). I came from the USA and had never done solo international traveling before. The school was extremely accommodating with helping get me from the airport to the school, and back again. I felt very safe at all times. The accommodations on site were very comfortable and in a beautiful, peaceful location. The people (from the instructors to the resort managers to every single individual I came across in Maewin) were so kind and helpful and made the stay amazing. All meals were included and were delicious (and all vegetarian, and while not specifically gluten free they were accommodating of any other dietary restrictions).
The course itself was well organized and well structured. The communication from Hope was excellent starting before I even officially signed up for the course (she corresponded with me and answered all the questions I had) and all throughout the course. I felt genuinely cared for by everyone involved with the school. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and, just as importantly, great at passing along their knowledge. The course is in English. 6 days a week, with one day off per week and on those days there was an optional organized activity by the school included in the cost for the program— we went to an elephant sanctuary, visited temples, hiked and visited waterfalls, and did bamboo rafting. Our course days started at 0545 and went to 1800, with a long break in the middle of the day, and we had courses in mantra chanting, pranayama, asana (2 classes each day), anatomy, philosophy, and relaxation & meditation. In February, the mornings and evenings were quite cool, it it still got hot during the day. This was nice because there weren’t many mosquitoes. My class started with 6 people and ended with 5– because the main location of the school is in Rishekesh the class size in Chiang Mai tends to be smaller, but I enjoyed this as I felt that it allowed our group to become very close and also allowed it to be very personal.


This was the best experience of my life and I would recommend it to anyone considering it 😊🙏🏻

Caitlin Sippey

- Caitlin Sippey -