500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE IN THAILAND
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?
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
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.
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.View More Reviews
Highlights of 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
- 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
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
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.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
» 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
» Yoga Nidra (Relaxation Techniques)
» Teaching Methodology
» Teaching Practicum
» Final Examination
- 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
- More on the yoga asanas benefits
- 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
- Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
- Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
- Moola-bandha (root lock)
- Maha-bandha (great lock)
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Health Concerns
- Modification in Posture
- The role of a teacher
- The practice and service of teaching yoga
- Class sequences
- Develop intention for classes
- 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)
Standard Triplet Dorm (Female Only)
Private Single Room
Private Double Room
* 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
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand
Required Advance Deposit: $500 (19,000 THB – Thai Baht) per applicant
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.
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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 😊🙏🏻