500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand

51 Days | U.S.$ 4300 (Early Bird Price)

This 500 Hour Yoga TTC consists of 200-hour & 300-hour Yoga trainings, and is a residential traditional Hatha & Vinyasa focused Yoga TTC, and registered with Yoga Alliance USA. This Yoga Course is intended for the beginners and intermediate students who wish to go through long term advance yogic training. After the successfully completion of this training they receive 500 RYS Certification, and can register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500.


  • 50 nights’s accommodation (Non-AC)
  • Hatha-yoga & ashtanga-yoga classes
  • Shat-kriya & pranayama practices
  • Mantra recitation guided & karma Yoga
  • Relaxation & meditation practices
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
  • Yoga practicum/practice teaching
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian three time meals along with tea; breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Traditional Northern Thai Dinner with Thai Cultural Performance
  • Excursion to nearby ancient Buddhist temples and sightseeing on Thailand’s highest mountain range.
  • 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course certification from Yoga Alliance, USA

Who Should Apply?


This 500 Hour Yoga TTC is designed and perfect for the students who;

  • are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga,
  • wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga,
  • are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices,
  • are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional 500 RYT yoga teacher and guide,
  • wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Certification

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at our yoga School Yoga Vidya Mandiram is offered from a worldwide known NGO organization Yoga Alliance, USA. After the successfully completing the program the students will receive a 500 RYS (registered yoga school). After which they can get registered at Yoga Alliance USA and become a 500 RYT (registered yoga tanner).

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum


This training course aims to provide a solid foundation in different aspects of yogic disciplines that prepare them to adopt yoga as their life profession. In addition, this 500-hour yoga training course includes: Mantra recitation (mantra – Japa), daily joints and glands practices (granthi – vimochana – kriya), yoga postures (yoga asanas), meditative steps of doing asanas, six cleansing exercises (shat karma), science of breath (pranayama), yoga energy locks (Bandha) and yoga gestures (Mudra), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (yoga Nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology. Yoga psychology enhance the students’ learning at various levels; mentally and emotionally by which they learn to adopt the yogic disciplines in daily life. Here is the detailed 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course:

Yoga Postures (Hatha & Vinyasa)

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1 & 2
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations I,II & III) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting and their understanding
  • Modifications of yoga asanas
  • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
  • Alignment & art of adjustment
  • Preventing common injuries
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
  • Yoga asanas benefits

Pranayama (the science of breath)

  • Introduction to science of breath
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Beginning and advance postures for pranayama
  • Perfect establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma, suryabhedi, and various types of kumbhaka pranayama and others
  • Breathing for the advance yoga practices, such as chakra and kundalini
  • Benefits or pranayama practices
  • Guidelines for regular pranayama

Bandhas (lock)

  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)
  • Maha-bandha (great lock)


  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Philosophy of yoga-nidra
  • Sequence of beginning and advance relaxation practices
  • Tension & relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises
  • 31 points relaxation exercise
  • 61 points relaxation exercise
  • Preparation for yoga-nidra
  • 61 blue star- yoga-nidra


  • What is meditation & what is not?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Yoga asanas for meditation
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • Steps into basic meditation
  • So-ham mediation
  • Mantra & meditation
  • Spinal breath
  • Sushumna breath through chakras

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Introduction about Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Skeletal system, Excretory system, Lymphatic system, Homeostasis
  • Systems within the personality: A deeper understaning of human personality which contains physical and subtler bodies, such as; 10 senses, mind, intellect, and ego.
  • Stress: Introduction
  • Humoral theory (in ancient Indian medicine, Greek medicine & modern medical science)
  • The Brain and its sub cortical centers
  • Stress and Neuro-endocrinal changes
  • Therapy principles for stress disorders
  • Stress management through yoga:
    • Asana (physical postures)
    • Pranayama (breathing practices)
    • Dhyana (meditation)
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas (five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy

  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  • Philosophy in daily life
  • Elementary intro to Samkhya and Yoga philosophies
  • The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
  • History of Yogic science
  • Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
  • The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
  • The tantric yoga
  • Yoga Ethics
    • Yamas and Niyamas
    • More on the ethics of a teacher
  • Daily life style of a sadhaka

Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Philosophy of Ayurveda: body and mind
  • The concept of tri-dosha: vata, pitta, and kapha
  • The concept of tri-gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas
  • Ayurveda and the balanced and healthy nutrients diet
  • Balance of the mind and body through proper diet as prescribed in Ayurveda


  • Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
  • Mudra and its psychology
  • The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra
  • Note: Other important mudras: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra

Mantra chanting

  • Intro to mantra science
  • Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
  • Morning prayers & Evening prayers
  • Meal prayers
  • Study prayers
  • Health prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras & their understanding
  • 1-20 Sanskrit counting
  • Names of the beginning and advance levels of the yoga asanas
  • Selected yoga-sutras recitation

Satkriya (cleaning)

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti
  • Kunjala
  • Trataka
  • Agnisara
  • Nauli

Teaching Methodology

  • Learning to instruct & guide
  • Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  • Themeing a specific posture
  • Classroom Organization
  • Demonstration
  • Health Concerns
  • Language
  • Modification in Posture
  • The role of a teacher
  • The practice and service of teaching yoga

Yoga Practicum/Practice Teaching

  • Class sequences
  • Develop intention for classes
  • Self-evaluation
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feed back
  • Group discussion
  • Question & answer
  • Home work

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Daily Schedule


As per the criteria and requirement set for the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course by Yoga Alliance USA, there will be a reasonably tight schedule. This 500 Hour Yoga Training will be schedule on 6 days for the intensive study and practices and on the 7th day there will be  Shrine & Temples Visits and Explore time as the related aspects of yoga training. In spite of such intensive schedule you could find this training an enlightening and interesting process of transformation. During your training you will have an opportunity to live with nature. The Yoga Training schedule begins at 5:30am with a short morning prayer followed by a pranayama session. Then there comes the morning session for the traditional Yoga Postures (Hatha-Yoga) before the breakfast. Then we have two main sessions; one philosophy and the other yoga anatomy followed by lunch at noon. Then there will be some self-study and Self-practice time after before we begin the afternoon and evening sessions of Vinyasa-Yoga Asanas followed by Relaxation & Meditation. There will be some inspirational cultural activities, such as satsang (devotional songs), lectures on yoga related subjects, audios and video lectures. The weekly assignments will be a part of the training as that is conducive to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects and experience through your yoga practices. During this yoga teacher training you will be provided with three yoga vegetarian meals including fruit refreshments and green tea.
We encourage the students to go sleep early about 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga training. Here it is the typical daily schedule for 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

05:00 : Wake Up!
06:00 : Herbal Tea
06:00 : Morning Prayer (Mantra Chanting)
06:30 : Shat-kriya (Six Cleansing Exercises) & Pranayama Practices
07:30 : Breathing Self-practice
08:00 : Yoga Asanas (Session – I)
09:30 : Breakfast
10:30 : Yoga Philosophy, Life-style & Yoga Ethics
11:30 : Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Workshops
12:30 : Lunch
13:30 : Ayurveda/Practice Teaching/Self-Study/Self Practice
15:30 : Karma-Yoga
16:00 : Tea Time
16:30 : Yoga Asanas (Session – II)
18:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 : Dinner
20:00 : Guest Lectures/Self-Practice/Self-Study/Audio-Video
21:00 : Go Sleep!
Note: Daily Schedule is subject to change.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Course Dates:


This 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand is for 51 days. Our upcoming the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are on the following dates:

Program Available

3rd October – 22nd November, 2019 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand
9th October – 25th November, 2020 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand
8th October – 24th November, 2021 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand
8th October – 24th November, 2022 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Price Type Early Bird Discount USD/Person
Full Price (Shared Dorm Room) US $350 4650   4300
Full Price (Shared Twin Room) US $350 5250   4900
Full Price (Private Room) US $350 6150   5800


How to reach Here

The venue for Chiangmai 200 HR TTC is MaeWin Guesthouse & Resort, located about 60km southwest of Chiangmai city.
MaeWin Guesthouse & Resort,
47 Moo 5, Mae Win Sub-District, 
Mae Wang District, 
Chiangmai, Thailand 50360




You could opt for a direct flight to Chiangmai International Airport (CNX). If there are no direct flights from your city, there are certainly connections you could make from your city to Chiangmai.


If you are traveling from within Thailand, you could take the train from the city you are into Chiangmai province. From Bangkok, the journey takes about 12 hours but evening trains feature comfortable bunks with or without air-con. Train tickets from Bangkok are between 600-1,000 THB for a train ticket depending on the level of comfort you want.


Buses run roughly every hour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, departing from Bangkok’s Mo Chit Station and arriving at Chiang Mai’s Eastern (main) Bus Terminal. The first departure of the day is at 05:30 and the last is at 22:00. From Bangkok, the journey takes about 10 hours and there are a variety of busses available, with the VIP busses being the by far the most comfortable. Bus prices range from 12 USD to 25 USD per trip from Bangkok to Chiangmai.




“Maewin Guesthouse & Resort is 53 km in the southern direction from Chiangmai city and 55 km from Chiangmai International Airport (CNX).  The bus for Mae Wang district leaves from the corner of Wualay Rd. and Chang Lor Rd., opposite the Chiangmai Gate (1 of the 4 city gates) on the south side of the moat that surrounds the old city. Look for a bus that goes to บ้านกาด (Baan Kaad), it’s a yellow pick up truck with seats at the back and a sign on the roof, the route stops in Mae Wang.  Sit to the end of the line which is 5km passed Baan Kaad fresh market.  The ride costs only 35 baht per passenger.  From there, you have to pay extra fee of around 250-300 baht to reach the guesthouse.”

Public Transport
Yoga Vidya Mandiram is  happy to assist you in arranging a taxi pick up once you arrive in Chiangmai. The taxi fee and travel time will depend on your pick up location and traffic.  It is an average of 1.20 hours from Chiangmai International Airport (CNX) to the guesthouse by taxi and costing around 1,000 baht per trip.