500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training at Samadhi Yoga Denver

Ripen Your Teaching, Refine Your Skills

Are you ready to join the next level of yoga teachers? Become a 500-RYT (Link to: https://www.yogaalliance.org/) through Samadhi’s Advanced Teacher Training, Embody Samadhi. We have crafted this professional development program in order for you to have greater expertise into the science of yoga. You will be mentored by Denver’s top instructors including Cheryl Deer, Jeremy Wolf, Beth Sanchez, Hansa Knox and Anne Heart.

This program is advanced not because you dive deeper into asana, but because you go deeper into your path as a teacher. Developing advanced understanding of teaching techniques beyond guiding asana.

For a free consultation to discover if this program is your next step, email Kristine Whittle.

Program Highlights | Program Details


Why Choose Samadhi’s Advanced Program?

Don’t just memorize concepts, tricks, and techniques—Embody Samadhi.

Mentorship

Samadhi Yoga Denver is honored to have top teachers designing, leading, and refining our 500 hour program. Additionally, humbly host national teachers each year so that our 500 hour students can experience the highest level of teaching.

Experiential Learning

Our program focuses on teaching practice and development. You will lead community classes, receive one on one feedback from your teachers, and focus on the development of your personal practice and relationship to yoga.

Lineage

Lead teachers of Embody Samadhi are deeply rooted in lineage. Embody Samadhi brings in teachings from Rod Stryker, krishnamacharya, Thich Nhat Hanh, Anna Forrest, Bihar School, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Tias Little along with more.

Flexibility

Embody Samadhi is meant to be a program that fits your path as an individual. You can finish the program in as little as one year, or take up to three years. You are able to craft the concentration of the program through the electives you choose to take, this allows you to get the most value out of the program for where you want to take your teaching.

Authentic

The core strength of the Embody Samadhi program is that our students are supported to deeply inhabit the fundamental values and teachings of yoga as a time-tested way of life. While our content is rich and varied, we feel that the most powerful way to affect the world is to transmit the energy of the practice.

What we will not do is consume yoga as just another commodity. We know that yoga is sacred and we aspire to keep it that way.


Program Details

Program at a Glance

Curriculum

Embody Samadhi consists of a total of 300 hours to be combined with a 200 hour certification for your 500-RYT.Embody Samadhi is composed of 5 Core Modules and 150 hours of Electives so that you can tailor the program to support your path. Students enrolled have up to three years to complete all hours, but can graduate in one year.

Certification

Embody Samadhi is a Yoga Alliance Certified School. Upon completion, graduates can register as 500-RYT.

Tuition

Investment Range: $3,645 – $4,100

  • A deposit of $500 saves your space, it is non-refundable
  • Tuition depends on elective hours chosen by the student; this price range is a guideline.
  • Bonuses: 20% off of events, 20% off of merchandise and books, free yoga classes with lead teachers while enrolled.

Prerequisites

  • Completed 200 Hour Teacher Training,
  • Experience teaching
  • Dedicated personal practice

Apply

To apply, email our 500 Hour coordinator or fill out the inquiry form on this page to request an application.

You may apply and start at any time throughout the year, there is no specific start date for this program.

Core Modules

Core modules comprise 150 hours of the overall program. These weekend long intensives are each crafted to deliver the heart of the training. These are crafted and taught by our lead instructors.

Core Module Content: The following material will be covered throughout the course of the 5 Core Modules. Each module has a specific concentration.

Refined Teaching Methods

With mentors you will workshop your cueing and practice leading asana, meditation, and pranayama. You will study asana techniques including alignment, energetics, modifications, sequencing, hands on assists, and leading advanced asana classes.

Optimal Planning & Sequencing

You will learn sequencing from anatomical, energetic, seasonal, and ayurvedic focuses. Additionally instructors will discuss seasonal sequences, and how to apply subtle body anatomy in group classes.

Advanced Anatomy

Anatomy will be in depth and comprehensive with a therapeutic focus. Anatomy most relevant to yoga practitioners such as the psoas, shoulder, foot, respiratory system, and much more will be covered. Subtle body anatomy will be a major focus of the program, covering extensively the nadis, chakras, koshas, vayus, doshas and gunas as they relate to teaching yoga.

Study of Ancient Text

We cover seminal yogic texts and how to practically incorporate them in group classes including Vedic Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, The Siva Samhita, Yoga Yajnavalkya, Bagavad Gita and more. We bring in experts in ancient text to make this part of the training applicable and authoritative.

Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics

Another major aspect of Embody Samadhi. We cover personal practice, Ayurveda, the importance of community and the essential aspects of deep sharing and contemplation.

The Art of Teaching

You will learn how and when to demonstrate, how to observe students in group classes to understand and better support them with cueing, props, and modifications. Mentors will advise on the business aspects of yoga including resumes, class building, and career development.

The Study of Yoga

Embody Samadhi’s true value is the balance in the curriculum between practical applications to bring to your teaching and classes and the never ending study of the science of yoga. You will do as much self study as you do anything else in our program, this study will be guided and facilitated by your mentors.

Core Module Schedules

Core Modules can be taken in any order. This allows you to be able to join the program at any given time throughout the year. All five modules are hosted once a year.

Core Modules are held approximately every two months depending on the availability of instructors, for the current schedule see our Events page. The class times of each modules is:

  • Wednesday/Thursday 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday 9:00-6:00 pm

Core Module Payment

Students who pay in full for all five modules receive a discount, investing $2,145; regular price is $479 per module.
Students pre-register one month before the start date of each module.

Elective Hours

Elective hours make up the remaining 150 hours of the training. You will choose from Samadhi’s offerings of year round workshops and trainings to fulfill these hours. This allows you to concentrate your training on your specific areas of interest.

Elective Hours Content

Workshops (LINK) at Samadhi change from year to year, an idea of workshop you can expect to see are:

  • Yoga Nidra Immersion and Teacher Training
  • Yin Teacher Training
  • Restorative Teacher Training
  • Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training
  • Advanced asana workshops
  • Yoga Therapeutics Immersion
  • Hands on Assists workshops
  • How to teach Privates
  • Reiki Training

Elective Hour Payment

  • Student’s pay for elective hours as they register for workshops.
  • Cost for a workshop at Samadhi range from $10-$20 per hour.
  • Bonus: Embody Samadhi students receive 20% off early bird prices of all events.

Teachers

Lead Teachers

Specialty Teachers

Samadhi also brings in national teachers annually to offer elective hours. Examples of teachers brought in to lead elective hour workshops are: