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Peter Fabian Receives His E-RYT 500!

Great News for the Himalayan Tradition Teacher Training Program! Peter Fabian just received his E-RYT 500. It is official!! Congratulations Peter!!


What is the E-RYT 500?


Yoga Alliance defines it like this:



E-RYT 500

A yoga teacher with a minimum of four years and 2,000 hours of teaching experience

Can provide continuing education

Can be a Director and/or Primary Instructor of a 200 and/or 500-Hour teacher training program

According to Yoga Alliance, a Director of Teacher Training must be an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200 or 500) at the corresponding level of the training, and for Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Programme (HYT-TTP) to be a registered program with Yoga Alliance this compliance must be followed.

To our HYT-TTP readers, this is an encouraging piece of news.Have you had the thought that the E-RYT 500 or the RYT 200 are just too far out of reach to deal with even though you have tons of teaching hours behind you? Since you took the TTP training ages ago, it is a nagging thought from time to time.  Do you wish too that you had followed through when Yoga Alliance was grandfathering in teaching hours?


Peter's Experience


Peter writes about his experience, “Started with the meeting both Swami Rama and Pandit Usharbudh Arya in Chicago in the late 70's--started sharing what I was learning all along--never did I think that what was given to me had to be only shared in some formal class setting.  

“The more interested I became in people the more I wanted to have a relationship with them.  Teaching became just a part of this relationship.  Going through life's ups and downs in this supportive community of the Lineage makes it doable, never easy though.

“Spending 5 years living at SRSG ashram in Rishikesh was a wonderful experience.  I started out once again as a student, then slowly started helping out more.  Soon there was no time for formal study, only serving. 

“This learning and serving continues through now (both formally and informally).

“I did not arrive at getting this E-RYT 500 easily.  There was sufficient procrastination on my part.  Parts of it were done with some excellent help by two very supportive people, Maryon and Aaron.  Having a deadline really helped.

“There is a spirit to our lives.  Living life fully brings us into contact with more than we can think, feel and do.  This path we walk together is the love we share together.  In this way, the doing becomes the introduction to the being.


“So we must do what is needed.  (E.G. Get your RYT or....) If this means to serve as a householder, student or some globetrotting teacher, then walk on this ground that we currently stand.  (Taking care about trying to do something else or certainly being careful about trying to be something or somebody else)”


Currently Peter resides mainly in Northern California, USA (He is working as a Physical Therapist in private practice and teaches yoga courses in the San Francisco Bay area).  He continues to serve at the SRSG ashram twice a year (and other locations as needed).  He remains a perennial student of his teachers.  (Website:  https://peterfabian.com/blog/https://peterfabian.com/blog/)A teaching history can be a good thing.


Please know that we are extremely proud and grateful and congratulatory of Peter Fabian (RYT 500). He has been teaching in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition for decades and has been on the Himalayan yogic path all this time, teaching and training students in California and in India, Europe and Asia.  He has done the seemingly impossible by qualifying for the E-RYT 500. We wish him all the best in his blossoming career. May we have his brilliant and well liked teachings for many more decades.


Should You Need Assistance


Should you need assistance with recalling your teaching history or just some encouragement from us, we have a team that will help you to see if you qualify for a Yoga Alliance certification under the Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teacher Training Programme. Write to Maryon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also go to  https://www.yogaalliance.org/  for details on criteria.


Himalayan Yoga Tradition  - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP)


The Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) has a website which we invite you to visit: https://www.himalayanyogatradition.com/https://www.himalayanyogatradition.com/

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