Are you ready to take a bold leap into a new future? Join us in Bali for an extra deep dive into the art and science of yoga as you rediscover yourself, one breath at a time. Whether you’re interested in gaining confidence, progressing your practice or learning how to teach yoga, you’ll find this course and its carefully structured learning format both supportive and empowering. Our 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a challenging yet a rewarding way to complete the full Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® educational requirements.
With nearly two months of continuous study, this course is a Zero to 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive. The program consists of the 200 hour foundational module, followed by the 300 hour advanced yoga or meditation training module. Our curriculum includes an in-depth investigation of many essential topics and methods for practice. You’ll be assured an unparalleled education in philosophy and experiential practice that can only be achieved in a dedicated immersion course like this.
This course offers separation from the distractions and pressures of everyday life, allowing your unfettered creativity to surface. Treat yourself to this unique opportunity to define what is truly important in your life. A 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training can nurture the flame of passion and renew faith in yourself as a soulful creator. This can be a peak experience that opens your mind to new horizons and possibilities to recognize and embrace what makes you uniquely you.
We want our graduates to receive the best 500 hour yoga teacher training available. This is why we offer two different Yoga Alliance approved certification courses: A 300 hr Meditation Certification course and a 300 hour yoga teacher training. For details on these unique programs, follow the links below.
There’s little value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places. Decide on one place and dig deep. Build upon what you learn in our 200 hour course and take your practice and teaching skills even further. Completing both the 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings with Zuna Yoga ensures both consistency and depth. We offer a structured method of practice and a carefully designed educational journey. Zuna Yoga instructors embody our culture and know our techniques and philosophies inside and out. For these reasons, many of our 200 hour graduates return to complete their 300 hour yoga teacher training with us.
Graduates of our full 500 hour yoga teacher training agree that having nearly two months of immersed study and practice of yoga and meditation, surrounded and supported by like-minded community, provides an experience that is nothing short of life changing. There’s no better way to go deeper and further in your education and experience than in a course like this. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali state that it’s important to feed the mind so we may be more faithful in our dedication to its processes, but no amount of intellectual study can compare to the knowledge we receive through sustained and uninterrupted practice.
Students who enroll in the 500 hour course receive an additional $500 USD discount on tuition cost, compared to doing just the 200 or 300 hour with us. 500 hour students receive an additional 6 month mentorship included in the price of the program, to support you as you integrate after the training. Use the cash you’ll save by making only one trip to Bali for an amazing travel adventure between trainings. This course isn’t just the best way to learn, it’s also the most economical way to complete all your Yoga Alliance® RYT® course requirements. Students who wish to complete both 200 and 300 hour programs within a 12 month period can also receive substantial discounts.
Level 1: 200 Hour. During the first three weeks, you’ll develop an embodied understanding of philosophy, poses and techniques. Investigate and refine the key beginner to intermediate level postures (including inversions and arm balances). Get grounded with basic pranayama and daily meditation. You’ll find your authentic voice and build confidence to express yourself with the tools of yoga.
Level 2: 300 hour. For the next four weeks, we take the concepts covered in the 200 hour much further. Our focus moves even more beyond the physical forms, towards creativity, nuance, and transformational practice. Explore subtle body energy and advanced practices as you sense the body as an energetic vessel, a tool that enables deep and meaningful exploration of various pranayama and meditation techniques.
500 hour graduates receive additional ongoing support from Master Teachers. For six months after your course, you’ll get the benefit of a structured mentorship program. This is a combination of self-study, assignments, coaching and feedback. We’ll help you develop your strengths and manage your challenges as you apply what you learned, live your yoga, and gain experience as a teacher.
There are currently three options scheduled for a 500 hour yoga teacher training course.
You can think of 200 hour yoga teacher training as Level 1, 300 hour as Level 2, and 500 hour as Level 1+2 consecutively. The 500 hour program is a combination of our 200 and 300 hour programs, it is not a different program entirely. The 200 YTT is a foundational program, where the 300 YTT and 300 MTT are advanced courses. You can choose either 300 hour program for you level 2 course.
Our 200 hour program plus our 300 hour comprises the full 500 hour training experience. You can enroll in a 200 hour and a 300 hour immediately back to back; or you can leave any number of months or years between your trainings. Some schools like Zuna Yoga® offer the entire 500 hour yoga teacher training. Many offer only the 200 hour. Completing all your training hours with the same school offers consistency and depth.
If you have the time to dedicate to an extended journey like a full 500 hour teacher training like this, it will deeply impact your life. You’ll receive a solid education plus be strong physical and mental condition, the 500 hour teacher training is an amazing experience. It’s a challenging yet rewarding option. Completing both the 200 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour with the same yoga school ensures both consistency and depth.
A 500 hour yoga teacher training is especially suited for
– recent college grads
– career changers
– adventure lovers
– yoga nerds
– solo female travellers
– bucket listers
In short, anyone who can take an extended trip abroad, who loves yoga, and is looking to travel inspired by purpose. We welcome adult students of all ages, from 18 to 60 plus!
Module 1: 200 Hour. This introductory module is geared towards the development of a thorough understanding of how to use the body safely. We thoroughly investigate the principle postures that would be taught at a beginner to an intermediate level (which includes sirsasana and sarvangasana). We also incorporate daily meditation and basic pranayama practices. Students get an opportunity to find their voice and express themselves using the tools of yogic practice.
Module 2: 300 hour. Here we take most aspects covered in the 200 much further. It is not just more of the same. Our focus shifts more towards pranayama, meditation and how to more effectively direct what you learn towards a specific goal. Our intent is the cultivation of energy as a preparation for deep and meaningful exploration of a various meditation and breathing techniques.
For the 500 hour yoga teacher training, you’ll need to order the books for each of the individual courses you attend. For the module 1: 200YTT . For the advanced module 2: either the 300YTT or the 300MTT. Most books are available on Kindle or as paperback.
You don’t need to bring all of them with you to the training. We’ll send you specific instructions for what sections to read before you come to Bali. The content of the books will be covered in detail during the training. Afterward, you’ll be required to read the books more closely in order to write essays on your chosen topics.
“Many thanks for what has been a truly transformational 500 hour yoga teacher training. I loved the thoroughness, the manual, the lectures, the delivery, the humour, the discipline, the intensity, the attention to detail, the sharing of examples. These have all had a profound effect on me. Thanks for all your effort, strength and inspiration.” – Claire, UK
“No words can really describe how grateful I am of having the opportunity to be part of the Zuna Yoga® teacher training. You showed me and let me explore how to be a yoga teacher, but also how to explore who I really am. And that, to me, is the most wonderful gift. A big thank you for the inspiration, kindness, professionalism, but especially just for who you are.” -Melanie, NL
This is the most economical and impactful way to complete all your Yoga Alliance® RYT® course requirements.
Sure! This is a great option when you are unable to take two consecutive months away from home. Many of our 200 hour graduates return to complete their 300 hour yoga teacher training with us. This can be months or years after your 200 hour YTT, whenever YOU feel you are ready to continue the learning journey. Students often sign up for a 300YTT one or two years after their 200YTT.
For most students, the 500 hour yoga teacher training is challenging on all levels: physical, emotional, mental. Our days begin at sunrise and you’ll be busy with class, lectures, workshops and practica until sunset. Be ready to dive in and engage wholeheartedly: listen, reflect, write, share, move, stretch, strengthen, practice, work, learn, laugh, cry, dream and dance. The program requires a high level of attention, discipline and fortitude. Growth occurs outside of our comfort zones, and you’ll be asked to reach, within your own safe limits.
The cost of Course Tuition and Accommodation are shown separately, allowing you to see exactly what you’re paying for.
The full cost of the course is tuition + your choice of accommodations (including meals and airport transfer).
Course tuition for your 500 hour yoga teacher training includes all classes, course material and all course activities, over 700 pages of training manual content, a welcome gift, unlimited filtered water, fresh coffee & herbal teas, and light afternoon snack.
We highly recommend choosing the all-inclusive accommodation option. These select yoga venues are designed and operated to make your training comfortable and convenient, so you can focus on the learning, while keeping you nourished with delectable, freshly prepared, healthy meals. Our retreat centers offer us substantial group discounts that we pass on to you for the best value. A variety of room types is available for all budgets. Round trip group airport transfer is included in your package.
The first step in booking your 500 hour yoga teacher training immersion is to fill out the online application form. Once your application is accepted, you can make a deposit of $750 to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the start of your program. Early bird discounts are offered to students who pay in full 6 months before the program begins.
* To ensure the highest quality experience for all participants, acceptance into all Zuna Yoga programs is by application only. *