Create highly integrative Yoga classes, combining an array of techniques

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology from the Yogic perspective

Achieve refined focus in the study and application of asana and pranayama techniques


Agama 500 hour Teacher training course


The RYT 500 HR Agama Teacher Training Course (ATTC) prepares you to teach at Agama’s headquarters in Koh Phangan, Thailand, teach at any Agama Yoga branch worldwide, open your own Agama branch, or teach the Agama curriculum at your own studio.

The 500 HR course combines Agama’s 5-week 200 HR TTC and 7-week 300 HR TTC.

You can only become a fully certified Agama Yoga Teacher after successfully completing the 500 HR ATTC. This certification allows you, directly after graduation, to teach the first three levels of the Agama program and then to continue your advancement as an Agama Yoga Teacher, gradually receiving the empowerment to teach higher levels, workshops, retreats etc. 

Supporting you throughout the 12-week course is an inspiring team of Agama Yogis. You will have lectures from the founder of the school - Swami Vivekananda Saraswati - and the opportunity to study with Agama’s most advanced instructors. The complete Agama teaching team is here to support you in your process of evolution, to answer questions, and to hold space on a psychological and emotional level.



  • A 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate*
  • 500 hours of course instruction and practicum training, including all the necessary components to qualify under international Yoga teaching standards
  • Anatomy and physiology teachings with a Yogic emphasis
  • Advanced knowledge and practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation
  • Advanced knowledge of the chakra system’s role in asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • A Yogic approach to energy-based bodywork
  • Exceptional teachings on psychic protection, self-suggestion, and NLP modeling
  • A variety of special esoteric Yogic teachings
  • Theory on the art of teaching Yoga
  • A series of inspired commentaries on the essence of Karma Yoga and teachings revealed in the Bhagavad Gita
  • An introduction to Tantric sexuality
  • Four practical teaching opportunities per participant over the course of eight weeks, critiqued by peers and supervised by senior Agama teachers
  • A comprehensive set of printed materials that contain information about the techniques, teaching skills, anatomy and physiology, and various other esoteric Yogic topics

* All participants will receive a RYT 500 HR TTC certificate at the end of the program, provided they comply with the necessary Criteria of Certification.

Agama Yoga is a registered member of Yoga Alliance and International Yoga Federation (IYF). Certificates are extended under this authority. The Agama Teacher Training Course certification provides the ability to teach one of the most profound Yoga systems in the world with the support of international recognition in the global teaching community.




  • Becoming inspired and competent Yoga teachers
  • Bringing these teachings to an ever-widening scope of spiritual seekers
  • Facing, overcoming, and transcending their limitations
  • Developing and strengthening discipline, motivation, and willpower
  • Empowerment as Agama Yoga teachers 

This program is specially designed to immerse each participant in the spirit of Yoga so that they may later spread the teachings. This training emphasizes not only teaching but also the understanding of the purpose of practicing Yoga. 

Agama is the pioneer of Yoga on the tropical paradise island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Founded by Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, Agama is a place for self-discovery, for revealing one’s full potential, and for spiritual evolution. Agama offers great teachings, a special atmosphere, and profound Yogic knowledge. Its understanding and teachings of traditional Yoga are valuable and rare, making it unique among the array of other Yoga schools in this world. The surrounding community also adds to the experience of Agama. Generations of Agama Yogis have helped form a supportive, dynamic, and interesting environment in which to grow and thrive.

Agama gives access to an authentic form of Yoga based on Indian and Tibetan traditions, presented in a practical and comprehensible way through a university-style curriculum program. The teachings are easy to implement in daily life and are often adopted immediately by students. The aim of Agama is to guide students into a journey of self-discovery and self-development. 

Agama has a strong and all-encompassing understanding of how energy works, and utilizes the chakra system – the seven governing energy centers of our being - as a map to navigate through this world. Chakras enable us to achieve a state of inner balance and harmony, access amazing powers, and reach mystical experiences and deep states of consciousness.

Students at the school have a rare opportunity to learn and practice forgotten, sacred teachings and techniques from the East integrated with a Western mindset. Agama believes there should be a bridge between spirituality and rational thinking. Classes are taught in a modern, easy-to-understand way, while keeping the essence and integrity of the ancient teachings.


Why Become a Yoga Teacher? Click here to read Swami Vivekananda Saraswati’s thoughts on this.



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This course is divided into two parts: the first 5 weeks consist of our RYT 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC), and the following 7 weeks consist of our additional RYT 300 HR TTC. Together these two parts create our RYT 500 HR ATTC. You can book these two programs together in advance by applying for the 500 HR ATTC, or you can book them separately, by applying for the 200 HR TTC first, and then upgrading to the 300 HR ATTC, either during or after the 200 HR TTC. Please note that you can save 100 USD by applying to the 500 HR ATTC instead of applying first to the 200 HR TTC and then upgrading. The same 500 HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification applies no matter how you choose to complete the hours.

Weeks 1-2: (Mon-Sat)

  • 08:30 – 10:30: Morning lecture and Hatha Yoga together with our Level 1 Intensive Course
  • 16:00 – 18:00: Sun salutations and Hatha Yoga together with our Level 1 Intensive Course
  • 18:00 – 20:00: Evening lecture together with our Level 1 Intensive Course
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Free of charge activities on campus

Weeks 3-4: (Mon-Sat)

  • 08:30 – 10:30: Morning lecture and Hatha Yoga together with our Level 1 Intensive Course
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Break
  • 11:00 – 13:00: Additional TTC teachings: asanas, techniques and theory
  • 16:00 – 18:00: Separate additional TTC teachings: asanas, techniques and theory
  • 18:00 – 20:00: Evening lecture together with the Level 1 Intensive Course
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Free of charge activities on campus

(After week 4 the TTC group will have all their sessions separate from the Level 1 Intensive Course)

Week 5: (Mon-Sat)

  • 08:30 – 13:30: TTC teachings and personal interviews with advanced teachers
  • 14:30 – 19:30: Practical exams and feedback sessions
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Free of charge activities on campus

Week 6: (Mon-Sat)

  • 08.00 – 12.30: Morning lecture, discussion and Hatha Yoga
  • 16:30 – 20:00: Lectures and Q&As with advanced teachers
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Free of charge activities on campus

Weeks 7-12: (Mon-Sat)

  • 08.00 – 12.30: Morning lecture, discussion and Hatha Yoga
  • 16.30 – 19.30: Practical exams and feedback sessions
  • 19.30 – 20.00: Guided evening meditation
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Free of charge activities on campus

12 weeks


Extracurricular activities: There are many free extracurricular activities throughout the duration of the ATTC offered by Agama. Swami Vivekananda Saraswati presents special discourses each week, and throughout every month Agama offers bhajans, special meditations, and occasional festivities.


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Business Tools:

Watch: a sneak peak into the business lecture and training that every Agama Teacher Training Course student gets to take part in.

Not only will you receive world class teachings of authentic Yoga, but you also get the business tools to set you up for immediate success. Rarely offered in courses elsewhere, in every Agama TTC course you will receive direct business guidance from Agama's Sales and Marketing Director. A few of the many topics you will learn are branding, networking, negotiating, content marketing, pricing, identifying your unique product/target audience/marketplace, and of course many creative ways on how to create multiple lines of income.

At Agama, we take great care in preparing you to compete and succeed in the real world, as a Yoga teacher that stands apart!





Prospective students may apply at any time. However, please note that our courses do reach capacity, and so we encourage you to apply ahead of time.

Payment and application deadline: 

Monday, five weeks prior to the 500 HR TTC start date. 

  • Please read our Registration Policies for more information about the tuition, deposit, and payment deadlines. 
  • If you are currently in our 200 HR TTC please speak to your TTC Coordinator for more information about upgrading. 
  • Read the Criteria for Certification and Terms of Agreement pages on our website before applying.  
  • Participants need to be in good physical and psychological health in order to participate fully in the Hatha Yoga sessions and to absorb the considerable amount of information presented.
  • Participants must be able to read, speak, and comprehend English with a satisfactory degree of fluency.

** Note that if you have not yet registered for the 200 HR TTC and you think you may wish to participate in the 500 HR TTC, you can save 100 USD by registering and paying for the full ATTC up front.

** Note that food and accommodation are NOT included in the price of the Teacher Training Course. Please read HERE to view lodging and food options.


To apply to the 500 HR TTC, complete and email us the Application for Admission and pay the deposit to Agama, which can be submitted through our website. Applications submitted without deposits will not be considered.

Our TTC Registration Officer will send a confirmation receipt acknowledging the application submission and will inform each applicant of acceptance within three weeks of submission.


Please see our Agama Affiliates page for exclusive package discounts through lodging.



“I found the TTC incredibly transformational. I felt like I was on a speedboat to spiritual evolution... The course was so full and so intense. It was very rewarding and also allowed for greatly accelerated progress.” - Lisa Yong, Australia (2008)

“I had done two teacher training courses in India before I discovered Agama Yoga, but neither left me feeling able to teach once it ended. As I continued my travels across India, I came across Agama and was so impressed with its approach, I knew I wanted to become a teacher of this Yoga. After the TTC, my first thought was: OK, now where are my students?! I finally felt like a Yoga teacher.” - Jens Burkhardt, Germany (2010)

“I loved the Agama TTC. What sets this program apart is not only the depth of the teachings, but also the quality of the instruction. All of the instructors see teaching as an opportunity to perform selfless service and this lets their true passion for the teachings shine through. Best of all, as a TTC participant you are welcomed into an amazingly loving, devoted, and knowledgeable community of true aspirants. An experience not to be missed!” - Kris Vickery, USA (2012)

“Agama Yoga is a LIFE-CHANGING, holistic system of knowledge and practice. In the TTC, you receive the essence of it in the best possible structure and form. When you finish this fantastic intensive program, you are equipped to begin a life-long journey, since the knowledge you receive here has infinite applications in every practical field of your existence, with a dynamic of permanent evolution. So, just go for it!” - Serge Noyer, Switzerland (2015)


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 Please see our Agama Affiliates page for exclusive package discounts through lodging. 


For more information, please contact us. 




Tel: 66 892 330 217

We look forward to hearing from you!

Prices, Dates and Bookings

12 Jun - 2 Sep 2017

Teachers: Swami Vivekananda, Various


Please note: The Level 1 discount applies to students that have previously paid in full for the Agama Level 1 Intensive Course (this applies even if you have not graduated the Level 1 course)

Please note that TOTAL PRICE of each course consists of Deposit + Tuition (Early Bird Price -OR - Full Course Price)

Please note that this event has already started

  • Deposit - 300 USD
  • Early Bird Discount (Expires 2017-04-12) - 3880 USD
  • 500h TTC Tuition - 4100 USD
  • Early Bird Discount - 500h TTC Tuition with Level 1 discount (Expires 2017-04-12) - 3548 USD
  • 500h TTC Tuition with Level 1 discount - 3750 USD
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