Silver Lotus
Training Institute

Therapeutic Svadhyaya Yoga™ Teacher Training
500-Hour Program

Our 500 Hour Level trainings advance teachers’ practice and understanding of the depth of Svadhyaya Yoga.  At this level, we continue to study the two fundamental aspects of Svadhyaya Yoga which are the study of the Self and the therapeutic application of yoga techniques to meet the individual needs of diverse populations.

As we explore ever more profound layers of consciousness teachers will have the opportunity to deepen self knowledge and to integrate yoga principles even more fully into their lives.  Consistent with our 200-hour level program, there is sharing of one’s inner experiences, study, practice teaching and discussion with the focus on each person’s unique divine Self.

Our study of texts includes the Baghavad Gita, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced Energy Anatomy & Physiology, Meditation, Asana, and Pranayama. 

Students will be expected to continue or jump start a daily yoga practice focused on their individual needs.  This practice may be primarily asana, meditation, Self study, or any other aspect of the deep yoga principles of living the life of a yogi.




Silver Lotus is happy to accept all students who have completed a 200-hour level teacher training provided that the school is registered with the Yoga Alliance.  However an interview and a one day orientation are required at an additional cost, if you are not a graduate of a Silver Lotus Training Program.

We welcome people of all abilities and embrace diversity in all aspects.


Teaching the Deeper Svadhyaya Yoga Therapeutic Practices Part I
Teaching the Deeper Svadhyaya Yoga Therapeutic Practices Part II
Teaching the Deeper Svadhyaya Yoga Therapeutic Practices Part III

These programs are not consecutive. Their focus is to teach yoga teachers how to teach students of all levels the principles and practices from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali including the eight limb path, the gunas, kosas, chakra system and deities and study of the Upanishads.  We also incorporate studies and practices from the Baghavad Gita.  Each training includes asana, meditation, pranayama, mudra and mantra practice, discussion, self study, teaching techniques, program development and practice teaching.

In addition, advanced teacher training workshops that focus on specific therapeutic approaches and health/wellness issues are offered throughout the year. These workshops may also be used to earn hours toward the 500-hour level teacher certification.

Required Reading

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Alistaire Shearer
The Living Gita by Swami Satchidananda
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
The Upanishads by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell.