500-Hour Teacher Training Program 2017-2018

LYC 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program

Deepen your experience, understanding, and skill of yoga. This program meets the 500-hour training requirements for Yoga Alliance registry. Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: advanced asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, Sanskrit, mantra, meditation, advanced anatomy, neuroscience, Ayurveda, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques yourself. Upon completion of our program and your registration with YA, you will be a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher!

Pre-Requisite: Attend one of the hour long meetings about the program. There will be 3 dates to choose from.

Requirements: 200-Hour Certificate from a Yoga Alliance Accredited Program (RYS). You do not have to be registered w/Yoga Alliance

Attendance: We will meet Saturday and Sunday 9-6 with an hour lunch break. September-May 2017/18 exact dates to be announced. You have 3 years to complete the program. You must attend these required modules:

  • Techniques, Training and Practice w/Sheila Palmquist (Sept. 9 & 10)

  • Pranayama and the Secret Powers of Yoga w/ Nischala Devi (Oct. 28 & 29)

  • Yoga for Mental Health & Trauma w/ Kendra McCallie or Jocelyn Ritchie

  • Safely Teaching Advanced Postures w/Suman Barkhus

  • Developing Healthy and Peaceful Heart w/ Susi Amendola (Jan. 27 & 28)

  • Advanced Yoga Anatomy w/ Amy Matthews (February 2018)

  • Sanskrit w/Prem Sadasivananda (March 23-25)

  • Yoga through the Scriptures w/Kimberly Byer-Nelson (April 14 & 15)

  • Meditation and Neuroscience w/Dr. Susan Taylor

  • Practicum: (5 hours w/Sheila Palmquist) 10 hours w/ Mentor

    *Subject to change. We cannot guarantee the same instructor can present the following years. It is in your best interest to complete these weekends this year.


The rest of the 110 contact hours: Customized by you for you.

We will offer many workshops at LYC, subjects to include: Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Kids, Ayurveda, Etc. Let us know your subjects of interest. You will receive 20% off of LYC workshop prices. You may attend a 200-RYT weekend for $295 ($50 off for LYC 200 Hour grads) this will get you 20 hours.

You can attend workshops/trainings with other schools/studios. Subject to approval by Sheila Palmquist.

*Prenatal and Children’s Yoga Certification Programs are separate and do count towards you 300 hours for your 500-RYT.


Tuition/Payment: $295 deposit required to hold your space (applied to practicum/mentoring time)        

  $295 per weekend (you must reserve your space one month in advance)

  $2750 if paid in full                                 


The 30 non-contact hours will be completed through homework and assignments. The 300 hours + your 200 will make you a 500-RYT (if you have enough teaching hours you may qualify for 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance).