Yoga Teacher Training 500 HOUR

The ZS500

The ZenSpot Institute's 500-Hour YTT  is recognized by the Yoga Alliance and is offered through five focused modules at domestic and international locations. The modules do not have to be taken in order and participants can start whenever they would like. The typical length of time to complete all five modules is three to five years. Upon completion of all five modules the designation of RYT-500 will be granted.

Content Overview:

The ZenSpot Institute's 500-hr yoga teacher training program takes you to the next level by combining philosophical inquiry and advanced application for the purposes of spiritual advancement. Grounded in the core principles of living fearlessly, celebrating the self and other living beings, learning to love, cultivating positive energy, and living in balance with the environment students will gain a depth of understanding into what it means to live a truly yogic lifestyle in a modern world.

Course Emphasis

Take your yoga journey to the next level of spiritual development.

  • Module 1: Be Fearless

    Dates: January 30- February 19, 2020
    Location: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Haridwar & Rishikesh, India

    Description: Be part of the adventure of a lifetime. Join us as we tour the land where yoga originated and experience the sites, sounds, smells and colors of India’s beauty and ancient history. Visit Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Rishikesh and Hardidwar in this 18-day study and experiential practice of what true yoga is.

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    Module 2: Celebrate the Self & Other Living Beings

    Dates: Coming Soon
    Location: Coming Soon

    Description: Yin, Prana & the Subtle Body. Learn the art and science of Yin Yoga, the messages our subtle body gives us and how we can better cultivate and preserve our Prana for higher spiritual practice. Participants will receive a certificate in Yin Yoga teaching after the successful completion of this 5-day module.

  • Module 3: Learn to Love

    Date: December 2020 - January 2021 (Dates TBA)
    Location: Jamaica

    Description: Examine the complexities of Bhakti Yoga and the path of devotional service by delving into the power of learning to love as a way to a deeper yogic path, teaching methodology and daily practice. Study of the Bhakti Vedanta path is the focus and sources of study and discussion include The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras and The Yoga of Relationships.

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  • Module 4: Cultivate Positive Energy: A Deep Dive into Ayurvedic Health

    Dates: August 15 - 18, 2019
    Location: Alturas Lake, Stanley, ID

    Description: Want to learn more about Ayurveda beyond the doshas? Learn the principles of Ayurveda and its impact on both the gross and subtle body including the systems from Nervous to Reproductive. Explore the subdoshas, dhatus, marmas, and the chakras. Participants will learn about the connection between the brain and the gut for better balance.

    This training is part of ZenSpot's Annual Fall Back Into Rhythm Ayurveda Retreat.

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    Module 5: Living in Balance with the Environment

    Date: June 29-July 14, 2019
    Location: Jaco, Costa Rica

    Description: Learn about the Green Yoga movement and its application in the world in the way of advocacy.

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