Right now, Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Registration recognises two categories: RYT 200 and RYT 500 (RYT means Registered Yoga Teacher)
300-hour programme is designed as an addition to already completed 200-hour programme. When you complete the 300-hour programme, you can register as RYT500.

Students who are interested in completing the 500-hour programme in our school usually fall into three categories:

1. Those who have completed a 200-hour programme with Spanda Vinyasa Yoga School and are now interested to advance their studies with the additional 300 hours.
2. Those who have completed their 200-hour programme with another Yoga Alliance verified school and are now enrolling in the 300-hour programme with us.
3. Those who have completed a 200-hour programme with another YA verified school, have completed our 200-hour programme and are now looking to add extra 100 hours to be eligible for the 500 hour RYT status.

Below are the guidelines for each category.


GROUP 1

After you have successfully completed our 200-hour fundamental programme, you can enrol into our 300-hour programme. Below is the breakdown of the hours and modules:

Contact hours: 270 hours
Self-studies: 30 hours

Mandatory Advanced Modules: 100 hours
Chakra Vinyasa - 50 hours
This module is either a 6 day intensive or divided in 3 weekends.
Yoga and Somatic Awareness - 50 hours
This module is either a 6 day intensive or divided in 3 weekends.

Other Advanced Modules: 100 - 120 hours
Depending on the location, other modules will be organised with the faculty staff or Spanda Yoga School guest teachers and lecturers. These include topics like Anatomy & Biomechanics, Advanced Adjustments, Pranayama etc. Students in their respected locations will be notified of those via email. This can include online training as well, but a maximum of 30 hours.

Teaching, observing, assisting: 20-30 hours
As someone who is pursuing the Advanced Teacher diploma, you must keep up with teaching classes and prove you have taught at least 15 public classes, as well as observed and assisted Senior teachers on at least 5 classes.

Additional education hours: 5 - 20 hours
If you have done another training or a course like Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Thai massage, Psychotherapy, Healing (Reiki, Shiatsu etc.), coaching etc. and believe this education has given added value to you as a yoga teacher, and in agreement with the school director, you may add 20 hours of the said training to your 300 programme hours.

Karma Yoga / Community service: 5 - 10 hours
We believe in giving back to the community by engaging in Karma yoga projects like offering free yoga classes for those of lower or no income, organising donation based classes to support an organisation, foundation or a project, raise awareness by writing blogs, posting on social media etc. on our intensives these projects are often organised by the school and we all participate together, or it can be your own project.

Self studies: 20 hours
This includes reading, studying, homework, prepping your exam and writing an essay for the final exam.

Exams: 4 hours
Written exam is about 2 hours. Practical exam includes creating and presenting a 2,5 hour workshop with the theme of your choice.

Upcoming (for now):
14./15.09. Chakra Vinyasa I workshop in Zagreb
21./22.09. Chakra Vinyasa I workshop in Milano
05./06.10. Anatomy with Imperia in Milano (email belinda.sutan@gmail for info and registration)
October 2019. Chakra Vinyasa full module in Portugal
October 2019. Yoga & Somatic Awareness full module in Portugal
09./10.11. 2019. Chakra Vinyasa II in Milano
14./15.12. 2019. Chakra Vinyasa II in Zagreb
18./19.01. 2020. Chakra Vinyasa III in Zagreb
15.-22.01. 2020. Chakra Vinyasa full module in Sri Lanka


GROUP 2

If you have already completed a 200-hour YA certified programme with another school, in order to comprehensively follow our advanced modules, you will need to complete the 160 contact hours of our fundamental training which includes some online training followed by Integral Vinyasa module and Elemental Vinyasa module, followed by the additional hours.
This model is offered as a whole, so you don’t need to worry about your hours, they will already be in your package:

Fundamental module : 160 - 180 hours
Integral Vinyasa
Elemental Vinyasa

Mandatory Advanced Modules: 100 hours
Chakra Vinyasa - 50 hours
Yoga and Somatic Awareness or similar module offered on your training - 50 hours

Teaching, observing, assisting: 10-20 hours
As someone who is pursuing the Advanced Teacher diploma, you must keep up with teaching classes and prove you have taught at least 15 public classes (prior to the intensive) as well as observed and assisted Senior teachers on at least 5 classes (prior or during the intensive).

Karma Yoga / Community service: 5 hours
We believe in giving back to the community by engaging in Karma yoga projects like offering free yoga classes for those of lower or no income, organising donation based classes to support an organisation, foundation or a project, raise awareness by writing blogs, posting on social media etc. on our intensives these projects are often organised by the school and we all participate together, or it can be your own project.

Self studies: 20 hours
This includes reading, studying, homework, prepping your exam and writing an essay for the final exam.

Upcoming full 300-hour trainings:
Sept. / Oct 2019. in Portugal
Jan. / Feb 2020. in Sri Lanka


GROUP 3

If you have completed a 200-hour programme with another YA certified school and have completed our 200-hour fundamental programme, you only need to complete another 100 hours toward your 500-hour certification. The breakdown of the hours:

Mandatory module: 50 hours
Chakra Vinyasa - 50 hours
This module is either a 6 day intensive or divided in 3 weekends.

Other Advanced Modules: 20-40 hours
Depending on the location, other modules will be organised with the faculty staff or Spanda Yoga School guest teachers and lecturers. These include topics like Anatomy & Biomechanics, Advanced Adjustments, Pranayama etc. Students in their respected locations will be notified of those via email. This can include online training as well, but a maximum of 30 hours.

Teaching, observing, assisting: 20 hours
As someone who is pursuing the Advanced Teacher diploma, you must keep up with teaching classes and prove you have taught at least 15 public classes, as well as observed and assisted Senior teachers on at least 5 classes.

Additional education hours: 5 - 20 hours
If you have done another training or a course like Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Thai massage, Psychotherapy, Healing (Reiki, Shiatsu etc.), coaching etc. and believe this education has given added value to you as a yoga teacher, and in agreement with the school director, you may add 20 hours of the said training to your 300 programme hours.

Karma Yoga / Community service: 5 - 10 hours
We believe in giving back to the community by engaging in Karma yoga projects like offering free yoga classes for those of lower or no income, organising donation based classes to support an organisation, foundation or a project, raise awareness by writing blogs, posting on social media etc. on our intensives these projects are often organised by the school and we all participate together, or it can be your own project.

Self studies: 20 hours
This includes reading, studying, homework, prepping your exam and writing an essay for the final exam.

Exams: 4 hours
Written exam is about 2 hours. Practical exam includes creating and presenting a 2,5 hour workshop with the theme of your choice.

Upcoming (for now):
14./15.09. Chakra Vinyasa I workshop in Zagreb
21./22.09. Chakra Vinyasa I workshop in Milano
05./06.10. Anatomy with Imperia in Milano (email belinda.sutan@gmail for info and registration)
October 2019. Chakra Vinyasa full module in Portugal
October 2019. Yoga & Somatic Awareness full module in Portugal
09./10.11. 2019. Chakra Vinyasa II in Milano
14./15.12. 2019. Chakra Vinyasa II in Zagreb
18./19.01. 2020. Chakra Vinyasa III in Zagreb
15.-22.01. 2020. Chakra Vinyasa full module in Sri Lanka