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500 Hour Teacher Training


The 500 Hour level program is an opportunity for you to enrich your knowledge of yoga by becoming a student once again and moving beyond the basics. You will build your confidence and stand out as a yoga teacher in your community by diving deeper into teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, anatomy, hands on assists, helping students with injuries, yoga business skills, and more!
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What to Expect

The 500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program is designed to give teachers the opportunity to take their knowledge to the next level! Our modular advanced curriculum provides you with useable, meaningful, actionable education to help you serve your students now.

Since this is an advanced teacher training it is intended to be completed over the course of a number of years in order to give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace, assimilate the knowledge, practice what you’ve learned in the field, and return to gain greater insights and clarity as you complete additional modules.

Advanced teacher training modules can be taken as part of your 500 Hour Certification Program or independently as a supplement to your knowledge base as a yoga teacher.

Modules are open to graduates of 90 Monkeys 200 Hour Teacher Trainings or the equivalent training/experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

The 500/1000-Hour Certification Program is offered in a modular format that allows you to choose which dates work best for you.

Please check out our Upcoming Events for the most current offerings!

Typical Daily Schedule:
Days 1-3
9:00am to 1:00pm – Training Hours
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Meal Break
2:00pm to 5:30pm – Training Hours

Day 4
9:00am to 1:30pm – Training Hours

Please keep in mind when you are planning your travel that you will need to be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive credit hours towards the program or certificates of attendance for Yoga Alliance CEs.

Tuition includes:

  • All in-person instruction
  • Select required reading
  • 90 Monkeys detailed training manual
  • Enrollment in all 4* days of training
  • Record of Course Completion
  • 27* Contact Hours Recorded towards the 90 Monkeys 500-Hour Teacher Training Program

This price does not include:

  • Housing
  • Daily Meals
  • Travel to and from training

* “The Immersion: A Yoga Teacher’s Retreat ” tuition includes enrollment + accommodations for 7 days of training totaling 55 contact hours towards the 90 Monkeys 500/1000-Hour Teacher Training Program.

We know that continuing education is a significant investment in any profession. For that reason we offer scaled pricing on modules based on the number of sessions you register for at one time. The more courses you are able to attend, the more you can save per training module!

Feel free to browse our awesome Package Pricing to find an option that works best for you!

At this time we do not have scholarship funds available.

We can empathize with financial challenges, and you are smart to seek education and personal transformation, since ‘watering’ ourselves is something we forget to do when cash flow is tight!

Here is the good news…

Teacher Training is one of those rare investments that pays off immediately in a renewed sense of purpose, connection, and action that will benefit you, your work, and your relationships for life.

Other teacher trainings with this level of training and connection cost anywhere from $2900-$5000 or more. We priced the training as reasonably as we could to help make it as accessible but more importantly, we have no doubt that that fluency you will gain from the training will help you start or enhance your career in yoga.

Many of our teachers have recovered their investment in the training within the first year of graduating. Our newer teachers earned income right away from teaching beginner series, private yoga lessons, and group classes, and experienced teachers increased their attendance by up to 50%. The course also has business and career training so you can hit the ground running.

Because of this, a number of our past graduates have done whatever they can to come up with the funds. They have sold things, worked extra hours, opened savings accounts, done GoFundMe campaigns, etc… Where there is a will there is a way!

Package Pricing Options to Save

We know that continuing education is a significant investment in any profession. For that reason we offer scaled pricing on modules based on the number of sessions you register for at one time. The more courses you are able to attend, the more you can save per training module!

We have also created Package Pricing to allow you to sign up for multiple courses and once and save!


All of the 90 Monkeys Advanced Teacher Trainings are open to Yoga Teachers who currently hold a 200-Hour RYT designation or the equivalent.

Aside from being a part of a community of like-minded teachers who want to help change the world through yoga, you will also gain guidance from the 90 Monkeys team in planning your learning path, your training hours will be tracked, and you’ll be privy to announcements in advance of our main audience.

There are a few additional Alumni-Perks that we like to keep as a surprise for those that enroll in the full program!



We know that embarking on a 500-Hour Advanced Teacher Training is a big commitment and love that you plan to join us from time to time, but all of your hours will count no matter when you formally apply.

When the time is right for you to formalize your place in the program, simply fill out the 500-Hour Teacher Training Application!


Please check out our full Refund & Cancellation Policy  to address module specific sceanrios.

Please check the details for each module specifically as the 500/1000-hour training modules are offered in a variety of locations around the world!



Amy Ippoliti E-RYT 500
Founder of 90 Monkeys + Lead Facilitator

Taro Smith Ph.D
Biomechanics + Anatomy

Dr. Douglas Brooks Ph.D
Yoga Philosophy

Carole Westerman E-RYT-500
Pre and Post-Natal Yoga

Sanskrit Studies + Sanskrit Alphabet, Sound, & Chanting

Chelsea Roff
founder of Eat Breathe Thrive + Teaching Yoga to Students with Body Image Challenges

Upcoming Advanced Teacher Training Events

Yoga Philosophy Foundations - Weekend OneJune 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Yoga Philosophy Foundations - Weekend TwoJune 27, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Restorative Yoga and The Art of Private Yoga Module - 27hrsOctober 01, 2020 - October 04, 2020

The Immersion: A Yoga Teacher's Retreat 2020 - Nosara, Costa Rica - 55hrsDecember 05, 2020 - December 12, 2020

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