OM yoga 500 Hr teacher training with Cyndi Lee

The Program:

Summer 2015 in Lynchburg, VA
June 5 – 13, 2015.  & July 31 – August 9, 2015
Registration Opens on November 1.   Click here for Lynchburg program.

July 13-22 & Oct 13-22, 2015 in Berlin, Germany
Registration opens November 1.
Click here for Berlin program.

The OM 500 hour Teacher Training program is taught by Cyndi Lee, the founder of OM yoga, an alignment-based vinyasa practice informed by Buddhist meditation methods of mindfulness and compassion.

“Cyndi’s 500 hr. TT was completely life transformative.  The whole energy of how to be a yoga teacher was truly given to me by how Cyndi teaches herself — with a lightness but also a depth of knowledge and truth.”  — Ellie Aaron, NYC yoga and meditation teacher

This continuing education course is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers looking to refine and develop their yoga teaching skill sets, deepen their own physical and spiritual practice and get fresh inspiration!

Often called a teacher’s teacher, Cyndi will offer you multiple refinements of the nuts and bolts of teaching.  More importantly, she will guide you in creating your life as a yoga teacher by helping you dig deeper, so that your own grounded sanity can be of benefit to your students.

“I have been teaching yoga for 12 years and over those 12 years I have often felt burned out and at a loss for inspiration.  Now that I have taken Cyndi Lee’s OM 500 Teacher Training, I feel completely different, completely inspired, and so, so blessed.  If you are even considering it, you must do it.” — Erica Settino, founder, Karuna for Animals

Traditionally, we are taught that to develop and deepen, we need Study and Practice — these are the two wings of the bird and we need both to fly!  The OM 500 TT is designed to provide a balance of study and practice, creating a clear path to becoming a more skillful, caring, confident and marketable yoga teacher.

Requirements & Structure

  • a pre-requisite of 200 hour TT certificate
  • Full attendance in both Sun (active) and Moon (receptive) sessions
  • The Sun Session: 100 hours of advanced TT taught by Cyndi
  • The Moon Session: 100 hours of advanced TT taught by Cyndi Lee

Upon completion of the two sessions, you will work with Cyndi to develop a personal 100 contact hours mentoring program.  Once you’ve fulfilled your requirements and have Cyndi’s approval, you will receive an OM yoga 300/500 Teacher Training certificate.

And you will have completed your 500 hours!  Send your proof of asana and anatomy completion to Cyndi and you will receive an OM yoga 500 TT certificate.

Either of the 100 hour TT sections can be taken separately.  To be eligible to take either or both of the 100 hour TT sessions with Cyndi, you must have a 200 hour TT certificate.

OM 500 Teacher Training Syllabus

Part 1:  The Sun Session

Group practice & Talk: “Finding Your Dharma as a Yoga Teacher”

OM yoga Templates: getting on the same page, vinyasa revealed

Exquisite Sequencing: working with Ground, Path, Fruition as a structure to prime the creativity pump

 Building the Basics: Creating Vinyasa Flows that Actually Teach Yoga to Newbies, Understanding the Tentpole Principle

Smart, Mixed Levels: inspiring everyone vs. “dumbing down,” integrating pre-binds and pre-jumping into flows, creating smarter students

Teaching Arm Balances:  It’s not really about the core and buff arms, but about planting the right seeds to get the right results

Skillful Means of Touch: hands-on adjustments for basic vs advanced; direction, quality & precision of instructive touch for every category of asana

Advanced, Steady Progress: ripening into peak experience vs. peak pose

Teaching Practice and Feedback

OM Meditation TT, Level 1: & Introduction to Meditation. Dharma and detailed Shamatha instruction

Taking Care of Ourselves as the Ground for Being a Good Teacher:  Developing sustainable home practices.

Most sessions will begin with a morning asana class taught by Cyndi.

Part 2: The Moon Session

OM Meditation TT Level 2:  Teaching Meditation in a Group Setting.

One Day Teacher’s Retreat:  Asana, pranayama, meditation, discussion.

The Interdependence of Inversions:  Body, Speech, Mind

Teaching Clinic:  Finding Yogic / Dharmic Solutions for your Business and Classroom Dilemmas.

Backbends and the Dharma:  creating multi-layered instructions integrating philosophy and precise physical action; teaching & adjusting dropbacks, sirsasana drop backs, kapotasana, handstand scorpion

OM Pranayama Teacher Training

OM Restorative Teacher Training

Email Cyndi at if you want to pay with a credit card and she will contact you.

Application Process:

Please complete and mail or email to Cyndi at with a 500 deposit.  Fee can be paid via check, credit card or pay pal button here:  Your spot will be held once your application is accepted and your payment is received.  If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund less $75 application fee.

Name: Address:
Date of birth:

1. Where and when did you receive certification as a yoga teacher?
2. Where are you currently teaching yoga? Where else have you taught yoga?
3. What is your yoga background and experience? How many years you have been practicing yoga?
Please list in detail: School/Style Teacher(s)
Number of Years

4. What is your educational and professional background outside of yoga?

5. Why do you want to take this Advanced OM yoga teacher training?

6. Please describe any special medical concerns you have. Are you currently taking any medication?

7. Where do you currently practice yoga? What teachers / studio? Home practice?

8. How did you hear about the program?