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500-Hour Teacher Certification Program Summer Segment

Awakening Vital Energy: Chakras, Pranayama, and Sacred Yogic Texts

Friday, August 18, 2017Sunday, August 27, 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:

  • Asana and Chakras
  • Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy
  • The Art of Sequencing
  • The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and other Yogic Texts
  • Advanced Meditation Techniques
  • Sanskrit, Prayers, and Chants

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

*Accommodations are not included in the tuition price. Program begins on August 17 at 6:30 a.m. Accommodations will need to begin on August 16 at a minimum. Program ends on August 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Remaining segments at this location:


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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Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, ...
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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 a faculty ...
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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, August 18, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 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