YOGA SCHOOL IN BALI
ACCREDITED BY YOGA ALLIANCE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 200H, 300H AND 500 HOUR YTT
Are you currently interested about joining yoga teacher training but don't know which one would be suitable for you? Are you getting confused about what to expect from different levels of yoga certification? Would you like to know the difference between 200h, 300h and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training? Then you are in the right place and continue reading.
In this article we would like to elucidate details and bring you more clarity in the terms of Yoga Alliance requirements, content of yoga teacher training and also answers to frequently asked questions.
Let's start with basics and answer the question which levels of yoga teacher training exist regarding Yoga Alliance certification in terms of teaching hours?

Introduction

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This is a basic level of yoga teacher training which is suitable for beginners or yoga practitioners who would like to deepen their knowledge in the field of yoga. 200h YTT will bring you more clarity and useful information no matter if you want to become a yoga teacher or just want to improve your own practice.

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

It is the first step for you if you would like to become a yoga teacher. In this program you can find a basic knowledge from all the segments that yoga teaching consists of. Because physical practice is only a small percentage of what yoga really is. Almost every good teacher will tell you that your personal yoga practice starts once you roll your mat and take the step to the "real world". A real yogi is not someone who is pressing hard in a gym, focusing on building muscle but the one who is observing the whole complex teaching and taking it in a daily life as a way of life, as a life philosophy and approach to life.

What is in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program?

Are you curious about what you can actually learn in 200h ytt?

In House of Om we designed a fascinating educational program which will take you through several types of yoga.


In the first place we are focusing on:

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga

«ut you also have a chance to explore other types of yoga, which are becoming more and more popular these days because they work on removing blockages, the parasympathetic nervous system and our subconscious mind. We are speaking about:

  • Kriya Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yog

As we have already said, yoga is not only about asanas and physical practice. So you will also be able to gain knowledge from all other parts of yoga teaching during 200 hour yoga teacher training.

We will learn together the basics of:

  • Anatomy
  • Meditation
  • Teaching methodology
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Subtle body energies
  • Mudras
  • Bhandas

The basics of 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

To make it clear, 200h ytt is suitable for those who want to explore yoga teaching deeper, are thinking about becoming yoga teachers in the future, or just want to level up their knowledge. There are no teaching requirements to be able to join this course, you can be a complete beginner. To become a certified yoga instructor you have to complete a 200-hour teacher training with RYS 200 and you have to do the whole 200h package with one yoga school, you cannot divide hours between 2 or more schools. In the past 2 years there has been an update thanks to the world wide situation right now and the fact that you can gain your certification online. Almost all of the RYS yoga schools offer this possibility that you can study from home and choose your own pace which is suitable with your daily life schedule. House of Om also provides yoga online teacher training courses for several levels. You can check the details about ytt 200 online on our website.

Requirements of 200 hour course

To make it clear, 200h ytt is suitable for those who want to explore yoga teaching deeper, are thinking about becoming yoga teachers in the future, or just want to level up their knowledge. There are no teaching requirements to be able to join this course, you can be a complete beginner. To become a certified yoga instructor you have to complete a 200-hour teacher training with RYS 200 and you have to do the whole 200h package with one yoga school, you cannot divide hours between 2 or more schools. In the past 2 years there has been an update thanks to the world wide situation right now and the fact that you can gain your certification online. Almost all of the RYS yoga schools offer this possibility that you can study from home and choose your own pace which is suitable with your daily life schedule. House of Om also provides yoga online teacher training courses for several levels. You can check the details about ytt 200 online on our website.

Is 200 hours enough to teach yoga?

Are you telling yourself that it's nice to have all this information about 200h yoga teacher training but you would love to know more about 300h yoga teacher training? Let us briefly explain to you what you can find in this kind of training.

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 300h yoga teacher training course is considered as a 2nd level on the way to yoga teacher certification. Is recommended as an advanced level for those you have already completed 200h but you can find options with different yoga schools where you can join directly for 300h if you are craving for more intense kind of training and you want to go deeper to the practice and knowledge at the same time. So the main difference between 200h and 300h ytt is that it's more intense because there is more time devoted to the practice and studying as you can see and students are taught advanced asanas, pranayama and cleansing kriyas, going deeper to the yogic philosophy, meditation practices, anatomy and physiology and also teaching methodology.

What is in a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training program?

Usually it's recommended to join 300 hour yoga teacher training after completion of 200 hour ytt, but House of OM is also providing the option to jump directly to the 300h ytt.

After completion of 300 ytt, students and yoga practitioners can register as a 500 RYT.

Requirements of 300 hour cours

Are you asking yourself for whom is this type of certification suitable?

Advanced 300h yoga teacher training course is perfect fit for those who:

  • are craving for more knowledge, teachings, self-care and higher wisdom
  • if you completed 200h (with us or any other school) and want to teach or already teaching, but you feel lack of confidence
  • if you want to clearly define what you want to do in a field of yoga as an expert
  • you want to run your own trainings in the future
This is the best opportunity for you to devote all your attention and energy towards your inner growth and also recommended ways to take your practice to the next level.

House of Om is offering the option that you can join directly 300h yoga teacher training - same for training in person and online ytt. Once you complete the course you would be certified as a 300h yoga teacher.

If you complete the 200h first and then the 300h ytt later (online option is also possible and accepted), then you would become 500h Registered Yoga Teacher.

300-Hour Certification

What exactly can you expect from this level of ytt?

Mainly, students will learn more advanced knowledge and asanas and also thematic scope is broader in comparison to 200h yoga teacher training. In general, during 300h ytt you will gain deeper and advanced knowledge about:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Deeper meditation techniques
  • Teaching methodology
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Subtle body energies
  • Mudras
  • Bhandas
  • Mantras
Our 300h yoga teacher training program is specific and unique because except for what we mentioned above, we are also raising personal spiritual awareness through several interesting techniques and practices. And we also provide both options of 300h ytt - in person (Bali) and online.

What do you learn in a 300 hour yoga teacher training?

If you completed the 200h yoga teacher training course and the 300h yoga teacher training course, you can register as a 500-RYT. But several yoga schools are also providing the option that you can join 500 yoga certification training in one course. If you have enough time and dedication it could also be a very good option because your focus would be constant and permanent and you could easily connect all the information that you are going to be taught at the same time with a practice experience without any distraction or break. It's intense but programmes also dedicate time for regeneration and self-study. So it's upon personal preference if you would prefer to divide the training into 2 slots to have more time to digest all the knowledge or you would prefer to do everything at the same time during one course.

500 hour Yoga Teacher Training

500h yoga teacher certification is open to every level of Yoga practitioner but it's recommended to have at least basic knowledge about yoga practices and also at least one year of regular practise to be able to join and keep the pace of the training. But it's optional, not mandatory. So anyone can join the 500h yoga teacher training program and jump right away to the beautiful magic of yogic life in an intense way. But if you know, you know and you can achieve whatever you are dreaming about. So to be wise, brave and dedicated it's the basic key to be part of this beautiful spiritual journey because it will affect all areas of your life.

Requirements of 500 hour cours

So you will earn your 500h yoga certification after completing 200h and 300h yoga teacher training at different times or you can do it all at once during the 500h yoga teacher training.

General curriculum of 500h yoga teacher training program:

  • Teaching methodology and sequencing
  • Designing classes and conduction
  • Yoga philosophy and Yoga Sutras
  • Advanced Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Shatkarmas
  • Kriyas
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yogic diet
  • Mantra chanting
  • Circles and group discussions
  • Satsangs

But every school has designed their program specifically connected to their core teachings and values, so you can find in every school different and unique parts of the curriculum.

500-Hour Certification

To become a certified and registered 500h yoga teacher is the best way to take your career in yogic world in a serious way because after this you can not only teach students in yoga studios, but also lead the yoga teacher training and this certification will bring you many other benefits. If you are interested you can find more information on a website of Yoga Alliance or House of Om.

What can i do with RYT 500?

Be aware that all levels of programs are different and specific for every RYS so do your research and choose wisely which one speaks to you the most and also consider your abilities which length and pace would be suitable to your current life circumstances and physical level. Because as you already know, YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE and it's NOT ONLY ABOUT ASANAS AND PHYSICAL PRACTICES. There is a lot of beautiful knowledge which you can use in your daily life and bring it thanks to this to the higher level where you are more connected with yourself and with the whole world because we are the one and the concept of unity is very important for the next direction of humanity. There are also different certifications in terms of yoga types, but we dedicated to this topic another article on our blog (link for the mentioned article could be inserted here) to keep things simple and structured. Hopefully this article brought you more clarity where to start your journey as a yogi or even professional yoga teacher or instructor. House of Om wishes you good luck and a lot of energy to embrace your new potential that is standing right in front of you. If you would like to observe more, you can check website of House of Om, where you can find our vision & mission and also details about our trainings, teachers, etc or you can also check our instagram profile where you can find a lot of useful information before you will start your path in this beautiful and life changing way of life and community. We are excited to see you as a part of our students soon.

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