Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification
This 300 hour course is an advanced program, and most students will already have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training course. You can participate in a 300 hour program without having done a 200 hour course, if you are an advanced student looking to deepen your practice. However according to Yoga Alliance® standards, you would not be able to register yourself as an RYT 500®. The RYT 500® certification requires first doing a 200 hour yoga teacher training course, and an additional 300 hour yoga teacher training course. It's a little confusing because many refer to the 300 hour yoga teacher training as a "500 hour", they are actually the last 300 hours you need to reach a RYT 500® level certification. 200 + 300 = 500. Before applying for your Yoga Alliance® RYT 500® Certification, you must complete a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training by an accredited RYS® (like TRIKA Yog®) and complete 100 hours of classroom teaching.