upgrade to 500hr 2017

Are you already a yoga teacher looking to upgrade your training?500 hour upgrade

In 2017 we are delighted to offer an upgrade to 500 hours for qualified 350 hour yoga teachers. At 500 hours you are eligible for level 2 registration with Yoga Australia*

If you are a 200 hour teacher you can combine our 350hr upgrade with this course to get you to 500 hours.

Course details 2017

The 500hr upgrade course requirements include the five modules, as below:

Each module includes workshops, home practice, required reading and assignments. Please see each module description for the details of each module.

Your teachers

Our teaching team are highly qualified and experienced within their fields. You will be taught by:

The 500hr yoga teacher training upgrade is scheduled on the following weekends at Upper Brookfield Retreat:

A minimum of 350 hours of yoga teacher training is required to undertake this course and upgrade to 500 hours. 200 hour teachers can combine our upgrade to 350 hours with this course to get to 500 hours. Contact us if you are unsure.

We offer upfront options and payment plans for all of our yoga teacher training courses. Click on the payment option of your choice to be taken directly to the YIMI Mind Body Online shopping cart. From here you will see your chosen course in the cart and you can proceed to checkout.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies.

*Qualified teachers are eligible for level 2 registration with Yoga Australia after 500 hours of training and 5 years of teaching.


Enrolments for this course have now closed. Consider the Advanced Diploma in Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Massage instead.

Book list

For Restorative Yoga Therapeutics:

  • Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S Iyengar
  • Relax and Renew by Judith Hansen Lasater

For Meditation for the Brain and Neuroscience

  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Brains Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

For Yoga Psychology & Spiritual Development

  • A copy of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is required. Here are some recommended options:
    • The essence of Yoga: Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Bernard Bouanchaud (recommended)
    • The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar

For Traditional Yoga Therapy

  • Principle’s and Practice of Yoga Therapy Book 1 Dr N Chandrasekaran
  • Religiousness in Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

Prop list

Required props

  • 1 yoga mat
  • 1 yoga strap
  • 4 bolsters
  • 2 blocks
  • 4 blankets
  • 3 eye pillows
  • 2 sand bags (or 2 extra blankets)

Optional props

  • zafu (meditation cushion)
  • zabuton (meditation cushion base)
  • 1 Yoga chair


We have lots of further information on our FAQ’s page such as

  • how to find our studios
  • where to stay if you need accommodation
  • where to park
  • what to do if you live too far away to attend our studios for class hours*
  • what to do if you know in advance that you cannot attend some teacher training days

And much more. Check out the FAQ’s page here or contact us for a chat.