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500-Hour Teacher Certification Program Fall Segment

Physical and Psychological Strategies for Cultivating Peace and Health

Friday, October 20, 2017Sunday, October 29, 2017
Himalayan Institute Retreat Center, Honesdale, PA (See Detail)
Tuition: $1,099.00

Event Description:

As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn to for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Our 500-hour teacher certification program offers yoga teachers from all traditions an avenue to further deepen their personal practice and teaching. This program includes studies in advanced teaching methods, sequencing, verbal and hands-on assists, subtle body anatomy, pranayama, mantra meditation, therapeutic applications of yoga, and the study of sacred yoga texts. This is a fully integrated program designed to help students explore yoga in depth, and to address the individual needs of participants.

This program is presented in three 10-day segments offered each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Participants may take as long as three years to complete all segments, and they may be taken in any order. In order to receive certification, participants must also submit a teaching log of 100 hours taught from the time of their 200-hour certification.

Specifically included in this segment are:

  • The Role of Breath and Pranic Energy in maintaining health and wellness
  • Yoga Psychology and Philosophy to Support Mental Health
  • Mental Strategies for Coping with Pain and Suffering
  • Yoga for Common Structural Complaints
  • Physiology and Therapeutic Approach to Specific Illnesses
  • Teaching Methods

Prerequisite: 200-hour teacher certification from an accredited yoga school

*Accommodations are not included in the tuition price. Program begins at 6:30 a.m. on October 20. Accommodations will need to begin October 19 at a minimum. Program ends on October 29 at 12:30 p.m.


Rolf Sovik, PsyD

President and spiritual director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, ...
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Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical ...
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Shari Friedrichsen

Shari Friedrichsen has been teaching and studying yoga for more than 40 years and is a key facilitator at the Himalayan Institute’s Teacher Training & Professional Certification programs. She is ...
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Judy Moulton

Judy Moulton is a Himalayan Institute certified and Yoga Alliance recognized E-RYT 500, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and a contributor ...
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For guest information about staying at the Himalayan Institute:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Event Type:
HI Professional Certification
500-hr TT
Himalayan Institute Retreat Center
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
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(570) 253-5551