500 Hr Yoga Alliance Registered Course
S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-500   500 Hour Course Description

Our 500 Hour Course is registered with Yoga Alliance and includes all required hours in five subjects: Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics and Practicum.

The 500 Hour Course combines the 200 Hour training and the 300 Hour training for students who want to complete the 500 hours for a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 registration.

This Course begins with our 200 Hour Foundation Training that begins July 29, 2017 and ends December 16, 2017.
The 500 Hour Training resumes with our 300 Hour Training that begins January 7, 2018 and ends July 21, 2018.

See the 200 and 300 Hour Course Page for a description of the component Courses

To Apply
See the 200 Hour Training for the application and deadlines.

The cost of the 200 Hour Training is $2520.  
The estimated cost of the 300 Hour training is $2640 (not including classes from January 1-July 31, 2018). 
After completing the 200 hour training you become an Alumni of Yoga East and qualify for Alumni discounts. Additional discounts and financial aid are available for alumni who serve as volunteer teachers. 
The course begins with Orientation on July 29, 2017.
Course meetings begin August 4, 2017 and end July 21, 2018.
Dates of Meetings
See the dates for the 200 Hour Training on the 200 Hour page.

300 Hour Module meetings are:

Orientation: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:30-5:00 pm.
PLE (Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics) meets Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm: Jan 5 - July 20, 2018
T (Techniques) meets Saturdays: 9:00-10:15 am, Jan 6-July 21, 2018. 
AP (Anatomy & Physiology) meets 8 Sundays, time and dates to be set. 
TM (Teaching Methodology)meets Saturday afternoons, times and dates to be set.
Internships are assigned. Dates will be coordinated with your schedule.

Why train at Yoga East?

• Yoga East is one of the oldest yoga schools in the country, established as a non-profit educational organization in 1974. We are one of the few yoga programs in the country which is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit charitable organization.
• Yoga East is recognized as a leader in yoga training and education here in the Greater Louisville community, nationally and internationally.   
• Completing our training gives you a lifetime connection to a long-established yoga community that provides support and services to its graduates long after your training has ended.  Many of our graduates return here for further training, workshops, study, and assistance.  We have assisted many of our graduates in traveling to study in India. We provide job referrals to our alumni, and help them start their own studios, wellness businesses and teacher training programs.
• Alumni get discounts on classes and workshops and have access to our library and our other resources - including our greatest resource - our outstanding, experienced teachers who have practiced yoga for many years.  

Wake Up to Your Inner Courage and Live the Life of Your Dreams.  
Mt. Kailash
This is the beautiful and inspiring message on a photo of Mt. Kailash that is hanging at the Kentucky Street Studio. Mt. Kailash is a mountain in an isolated region in the Himalayas in Tibet. A sacred pilgrimage site for many religious traditions, it has also become a popular pilgrimage site for many people, including many Westerners who undertake the trek every year. Even in the modern age, trekking to Mt. Kailash is an difficult journey with many obstacles. We are drawn to such a journey because we sense that something great is waiting for us out there in the unknown... something that will take us beyond our current limited experience.

Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless and life-changing teachings and practices of yoga. Whether you intend to teach yoga, or whether you want to inspire your yoga practice and take it to the next level, we invite you to join us in the journey of a lifetime.
Laura Spaulding, our lead trainer, has been studying and practicing yoga for 49 years and has visited India to study yoga twelve times since 1986.  She is an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance teacher trainer, and has over 10,000 hours of study, practice and teaching experience.  She has been training yoga teachers since 1995, and has trained over 150 yoga teachers, several of whom have successfully opened their own yoga studios.

Yoga East is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.  Our non-profit mission is to offer yoga education and training in the Greater Louisville metropolitan area.  For the past forty years we have been training yoga teachers to teach classical yoga.  Our teacher training programs are nationally-recognized, and are registered with Yoga Alliance, a national yoga registry program that has set standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training schools.