Are You a Yoga Teacher?

Advance Your Teaching & Elevate Your Practice! Apply Now!

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level?
Are you ready to advance your yoga practice?
Are you ready to elevate your awesomeness?

If so… then you’ll LOVE the Yoga Lab 500-Hour Teacher Training Program. This comprehensive certification is co-taught by the five co-founders of Yoga Lab at their studio in State College, Pennsylvania.

Yoga Lab is a Yoga Alliance Registered 200, 300 & 500 Hour Yoga School. All graduates from a RYT200 program are welcome to apply to the Yoga Lab 500-hour program. Teachers who already hold a RYT200 certification will become eligible for the RYT500 certification with Yoga Alliance by completing 300 hours of training through this advanced program.  If you are not yet a RYT200 and would like to complete both the Yoga Lab 200-hr training and advanced training for a RYT500 certification, please apply to both the 200-Hour and 500-Hour programs.

BONUS!!!  Free unlimited classes at Yoga Lab throughout your training!
Stay tuned for offerings in 2020!

500 Hour Teacher Training


Curriculum Includes:

Explore advanced postures in your practice and learn to properly teach inversions, arm balances, backbends, and more. Learn drills, proper alignment, modifications, and the art of adjustments.

Advance your understanding of the musculoskeletal system and functional movement to construct smart sequences that strengthen the body and mind.

Learn more about proper alignment, assessment of muscular imbalances, and prevention of yoga injuries. Develop and teach a life-long sustainable practice.

In depth study of the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, the evolution of yoga and how to integrate yoga philosophy into your life on and off the mat.

Study Sanskrit and learn the fundamentals of chanting in several different styles from Indian/Sanskrit traditions, including Mantra Meditation, Vedic Chanting, Chanting Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Kirtan.

Dive deeper into yoga breathing practices, bandhas, seated and movement meditation, and cultivating present-moment awareness.

Become a rock star yoga teacher! Get the edge, stand out with confidence, empower your students, and actually know what you’re talking about
when teaching yoga.

 Meet the Teachers


The Yoga Lab 500 Hour Teacher Training is co-taught by the 5 co-founders of Yoga Lab.  Each teacher has unique strengths and brings multiple perspectives!

Teacher Training FAQs

Check out some of the frequently asked questions below

2017 & 2018 Training Dates:

9.5 day Intensive:
Friday Aug 11, evening (e.g., 5pm-9pm)
Sat Aug 12 – Sunday Aug 20 (8am – 5:30pm, with breaks)
Weekend Intensives (Friday 5pm – 9pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 5:30pm, with breaks):
Sep 1 – 3 2017
Sep 22 – 24 2017
Oct 6 – 8 2017
Oct 27 – 29 2017
Nov 3 – 5 2017
Dec 1 – 3 2017
Dec 15 – 17 2017
Jan 19 – 21 2018
Feb 2 – 4 2018

Locally!  The training is held in the Yoga Lab Studio in downtown State College, PA.
Now accepting applications for the 2017 training.

Apply early (by July 1, 2017) to receive a $150 Early Bird discount!
First 10 people to sign up receive Extra $100 off!

Final Application Deadline is Aug 4, 2017

Applications accepted until training is full

TOTAL: $4150

EARLY BIRD TOTAL: $4000 ($3900 for first 10 Early Bird signups!)

BONUS!!!  Free unlimited classes at Yoga Lab throughout your training! (Save $88/mo for 6 months = $528 savings)

Apply early (by July 1, 2017)  to receive a $150 Early Bird discount!

First 10 people who sign up receive an extra $100 off!

A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit ($650) is due within one week of acceptance to secure your spot in the training ($500 for Early Bird; Extra $100 off for first 10 people who sign up).
$650 Deposit due within 1 week of acceptance into the program to secure your spot in the training ($500 for Early Bird; Extra $100 off for first 10 people who sign up).

$1250 Due on Aug 11, 2017 the first day of training
$250 due on the first day of each weekend intensive:
$250 Sep 1, 2017
$250 Sep 22, 2017
$250 Oct 6, 2017
$250 Oct 27, 2017
$250 Nov 3, 2017
$250 Dec 1, 2017
$250 Dec 15, 2017
$250 Jan 19, 2017
$250 Feb 2, 2017

TOTAL: $4150

EARLY BIRD TOTAL: $4000 ($3900 for first 10 Early Bird signups!)

Apply early (by July 1, 2017) to receive a $150 Early Bird discount!
First 10 people who sign up receive an extra $100 off!

Details of where to send checks will be emailed to you upon acceptance into the program. The non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to secure your spot in the training and is due within 1-week of acceptance into the program. If the first $1250 payment is not received on time, Yoga Lab reserves the right to cancel the booking and retain the booking deposit.

Deposit must be paid by check. We accept checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) for remaining payments. There is a 5% service fee for payments made with credit card. Details of where to send checks will be emailed to you upon acceptance into the program.
By submitting a deposit, you are agreeing to attend the full training.  No credit or refund is available if the participant does not show up, or leaves early for any reason.
In order to graduate from the program and receive your certificate of completion, all training hours must be fulfilled and you must demonstrate competency in required areas. Program must also be paid for in full before graduation. Payment does not guarantee graduation from the program.

Have another question not listed here?  Contact Us!

“One of the basic reasons many people take up yoga is to change something about themselves: to be able to think more clearly, to feel better, and to be able to act better today than they did yesterday in all areas of life. In these endeavors yoga can be of great help, and it requires no prerequisites that must be fulfilled before we set out on this path.”
T.K.V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga
“The work of cultivating mindfulness is also play. It is far too serious to take too seriously—and I say this in all seriousness!—if for no other reason than because it really is about our entire life. It makes sense for a lightness of being and playfulness to be key elements of the practice of mindfulness, because they are key elements of well-being.”
John Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners