500 Hour Level Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training at Sharing Yoga
Let the insights gleaned from your deep personal practice shine through in your teaching.
The 500 hour level training is really a 300 hour training (265 contact hours plus a minimum of 35 hours of outside projects). You add your previous Yoga Alliance 200 hour training to our training in order to be registered at the 500 level with Yoga Alliance. You must have completed a 200 hour teacher training from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School in order to apply for our 500 hour program. In addition, we require a volunteer component for completion of our program and Yoga Alliance requires 100 documented teaching hours in order to register as an RYT500.
The 500 hour training is a big commitment. It requires your attendance and engagement during the 10 weekends that we meet. In addition it requires that you attend classes, observe classes, and take part in the mentoring program. It requires your commitment to practice the relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques learned in the training while you are in the training. We strictly adhere to the Yoga Alliance requirements and all the additional requirements. The course of study includes studying The Bhagavad Gita, Ayurvedic Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit, Kundalini Tantra (Chakras), The Science of Yoga, Pranayamas, Teaching Meditation, Relaxation Techniques, Yoga Nidra and much, much more. We do not offer any refunds for any reason if you drop out of the training. If there is any doubt in your mind about your commitment to the program please choose the payment plan option and not the discounted prepay option.
Please email David Breen to express interest in our next module: email@example.com.
Who Teaches the Teacher Training Program?
Our 500 hour teacher training program is led by David Breen, E-RYT 500, along with Sarah Jane Knoy, RYT 500/ERYT200.
David Breen: ERYT 500
David is trained at the 500 hour level through the Himalayan Institute. He has been teaching Yoga in the Concord, New Hampshire area since 2002. He is known for his inspiring classes, his sense of humor, and his dedication to the ancient teachings of Yoga. As a graduate of the Bija Ananda Teacher Training Program, he received his RYT designation from the Yoga Alliance in 2004. In 2005 he completed the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Teacher Training with David Swenson and in 2006 he earned his E-RYT designation, one of only 3 in New Hampshire at the time. He started the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006, and after returning from India in 2007 he opened Sharing Yoga Community Yoga School in Concord. In 2010 he received the designation of E-RYT 500, the highest level of training recognized by Yoga Alliance. David has over 4000 hours experience teaching Yoga and Meditation.
Wendy Bonner: RYT500
Wendy began practicing yoga more than 12 years ago and experienced firsthand the healing benefits of yoga. Since then she has sought to deepen her own practice and share her experience with others through teaching. She has completed two 200-hour teacher training programs: Sharing Yoga in 2010, earning RYT 200 certification, and Shakti Flow Yoga in 2012, under the instruction of Asa Dustin and Stephen Bethel. In addition she has completed the Sharing Yoga 500-hour teacher training program. In 2013, Wendy received additional training in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from David Emerson and Jenn Turner of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, MA.
Yoga, mantra and meditation practices have changed Wendy’s life dramatically. She hopes that her students, through their own experiences of yoga, can find self-acceptance, healing and peace. Wendy sometimes teaches the Saturday classes at Sharing Yoga and often sings at the end of class, which her students love.
Sarah Jane began her yoga practice in 2001 when she wandered into an Ashtanga class at her local health club in Chicago. After the first class, she knew she was hooked for life!
Since moving to New Hampshire in 2007, she has graduated from the Bija Ananada Yoga Teacher Program with a 200 hour certification and has attended several trainings at Kripalu. She spent two years studying with David Breen and has a 500 hour certification from David’s Sharing Yoga Community Yoga School.
Sarah Jane has been teaching yoga for years and firmly believes that yoga should be taught in a way that makes its benefits accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness or flexibility.