Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

Still reduced prices for Level 1 in 2015!

Go beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of Yoga. It's a life-changing experience—for both you and your students—as you experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies for spiritual growth and wellness on all levels.

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Level 1: 200-hour Yoga Certification

Learn about yoga’s spiritual dimension, as well as its physical dimension, with this life-changing immersion in the science of yoga.  more...

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Level 2: 500-hour Yoga Certification

Level 2 explores the deeper aspects of Ananda Yoga®, with a focus on meditation, yoga philosophy, pranayama, asana, refinement of teaching skills, and personal spiritual growth.  more...

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Many teachers of other styles want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 certification track— once they experience the power of Ananda Yoga. If you are a Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you may do that.  more...

Yoga Therapist Certification Training

We offer Yoga Therapist Certification Training, which is open to all Yoga Alliance RYT's and all graduates of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training. This program is a combination of on-site training, distance learning, and at-home practicum.  more...

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Attract new students and work more effectively with existing students by learning how to help them experience true relaxation.  more...

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

A comprehensive program that will leave you feeling confident and well prepared with knowledge and the ability to safely and lovingly work with prenatal yoga students.  more...

Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat

Ayurvedic principles can enhance your yoga practice and your yoga classes. Learn how to acheive optimal health of body and mind to help you and others find Self-realization.  more...

Ananda Yoga®
Teacher Training

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Initial 200+ Hours

Level 1 Ananda YTT


RYT plus
Bridge to Ananda Yoga
  Ananda Yoga®
Therapy Training

Ananda YTxT (830 hours)
Level 2 (300+ hours)
*Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
*Essence of the Yoga Sutras
*Meditation Teacher Training 1
*Advanced Pranayama
*AYTT Assistantship
*Spiritual Counselor Training
100 hours of teaching at home
Final home practicum video
Level 1 (500+ hours)
YTxT: Principles
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 1
*Meditation Teacher Training 1
*Advanced Pranayama
*AYTT Assistantship
*Restorative YTT
*YTxT: Seniors & Bone Strength
YTxT: Ayurveda
YTxT: Health Challenges 1
100 hours of teaching at home
Practicum at home
  • Prerequisite for Ananda Yoga Therapy Training (YTxT): one year of experience teaching Ananda Yoga after graduating from either Level 1 AYTT or Bridge to Ananda Yoga. We also recommend that you complete as much of Level 2 YTT as possible before beginning Ananda YTxT.
  • Satisfactory completion of Level 1 YTxT earns certification as a Therapeutic Ananda Yoga Teacher.
  • Satisfactory completion of Level 2 YTxT earns certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist and eligibility for recognition as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (we are an IAYT-accredited Yoga Therapy School).
Level 2 (200+ hours)
*Meditation Solutions
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 2
YTxT: Health Challenges 2
YTxT: Psychology & Mental Health
Holistic Health Teacher Training
Practicum at home
Final home practicum video
* Starred courses may be taken before you officially enroll in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program if you meet their separate prerequisites.

Yoga Teacher Support Center

This is the largest service of its kind to help yoga teachers reach their students on all levels — and it’s free. more...



Ananda Yoga Resources

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The Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program has been Accredited by the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)!   Read more...

The Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is currently looking for yoga teachers/stress management specialists trained by Ananda.   Read more...

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200-hour certification in one month

Yes, you can split the course into 2 two-week segments

Next Training:

  • Apr 5 – May 3, 2015
  • Jul 12 – Aug 9, 2015
  • Oct 25 – Nov 22, 2015

Registered Yoga School for 200 and 500 hours

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“My 4 weeks of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training was one of the most fulfilling and spiritually transforming periods in my life. All of the instructors, along with the entire Ananda community, were very supportive and nurturing.”
– R. F., Lake Bluff, Illinois


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