Advanced Studies Yoga Teacher Training

For 500 RYT Advanced Studies Certification

Graduation Fee Waived

Complete Your 300-Hour Trainings by December 31, 2020

You’ve been working towards completing an additional 300-hours to become 500RYT certified and you’re almost there! We’re encouraging you to keep you the great work by waiving our graduation fee if you meet all requirements by December 31, 2020! You’ve got this!

Asheville Yoga Center offers some of the best Yoga Alliance certified instructors and certified healthcare professionals in the nation. You will deepen your knowledge of yoga as you explore therapeutic yoga traditions, modalities, and yoga practices. To be eligible for this 300-Hour Certification you will need to have already obtained a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification (from the Asheville Yoga Center or elsewhere).

In this highly flexible program, you will enroll in the courses that are of most interest to you, allowing you to design a unique-to-you curriculum.  Our YA certified program will be offering virtual courses through the end of 2021, at which time we expect to return to in-person courses. Our credit-based program requires 300 total hours of which 270 hours must be completed as contact hours. An additional 30 hours will be assigned to you as required reading and course assignments.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete 300 total hours of study to graduate. Yoga Alliance recommends completing our program within 2 years, however they will allow 5 years. Your program hours will be a mix of contact hours and non-contact hours. Yoga alliance defines contact hours as hours that take place in the physical or virtual presence of a faculty member. Yoga alliance defines non-contact hours as hours that may take place without a faculty member present. Your non-contact hours are acquired by completing the required reading assigned for each individual training you participate in.

Hour Requirements

270 hours of your 300 need to be contact hours

  • 135 of those hours need to be with a lead trainer
  • 135 remaining can be with any trainer

The 30 remaining hours need to be non-contact hours:

  • Half-weekend course= 1 hour
  • Weekend=2 hours
  • 3-Day = 3 hours
  • 4-Day= 4 hours
  • 5-Day= 5 hours

In order to graduate our program, you must complete our enrollment form and pay the $150 enrollment fee, complete the required hours outlined above, then apply for completion and pay the $50 graduation fee.

Course Offering Schedule & Credit Hours

Most courses will follow the below schedule, however each course will have specifics posted with the course details on MBO.

Half-Weekend Training
Saturday & Sunday – 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm
Contact Hours = 8
Non-contact Hours = 1

Weekend Training
Friday, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:00 – 4pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:00 – 4pm
Contact Hours: 16
Non-Contact Hours: 2

3-Day Training
Friday – Sunday – 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:00 – 4pm
Contact Hours: 18
Non-Contact Hours: 2

4-Day Training
Monday-Thursday – 9am–12pm l 1–4pm
Contact Hours: 24
Non-Contact Hours: 4

5-Day Training
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1-4pm
Contact Hours: 30
Non-Contact Hours: 5

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