Yoga Teacher Training
Supported Bridge Pose “I offer every thought as a bridge to divine grace.” This pose will give you an experience of slowing, cooling, and introspection. It is an antidote for living in an age, which manipulates our brains and nervous systems … Continue reading
By Lynn Lloyd This past year, I returned to teaching yoga after a nearly two-year hiatus while I recuperated from a painful back injury: a bulging disk at L5-S1, which was further complicated by a very inflamed sacroiliac joint. How … Continue reading
People often ask, “When we come out of deep relaxation in Savasana, why do you always have us roll onto our right sides? Why not the left side?” I sometimes jokingly answer, “I want everyone to roll the same way … Continue reading
by Kyle McDonald As Ananda-trained yoga and meditation teachers, many of us find ourselves teaching in environments where our language skills are put to test, particularly in replacing or avoiding the word “God.” This year, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading
by Michelle Dossett As the end of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training approached, and I realized that it would likely be six weeks before I would have a chance to lead a yoga class or sadhana back home, I wondered if … Continue reading
Well-meaning friends, acquaintances and even strangers are quick to give all kinds of advice to a new mother. Before she knows it, a new mother is likely to be given the following advice from a variety of people. “When the … Continue reading
Anyone can receive many benefits from meditation during pregnancy, and all of those benefits—calmness, communion, centeredness and more—are especially important at this special time in life. Meditation practice can help you get through, not only the challenges of pregnancy, but … Continue reading
Does this feel familiar?—You’ve been teaching a group of students for a while, and you’re seeing signs that they’re bored with the “same old poses.” One or two of them might even have said so, or lobbied for more advanced … Continue reading
In addition to instructing teenage dancers in Ananda Yoga (Yoga for Teens Part 1), I also had the opportunity at Langley Fine Arts School to teach a group of beginners, grades 10 & 11, from a Western Civilizations Class who … Continue reading
Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda and of Ananda Yoga, was a wellspring of wisdom and inspiration for teachers of any subject. His teaching style balanced deep insights with common sense, and inspiration with practicality—all delivered with delightful humor. I … Continue reading
All authors are graduates of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training.
Posts for Yoga Teacher Training
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Yoga Therapy Final Essay
- Winter Restorative Yoga Pose
- 10 Tips for Yoga Teachers
- Dharma and the Destruction of Suffering
- Energizing Your Spiritual Life
- Yoga Alliance’s New Policy on Yoga Therapy
- Why Are You Teaching?
- Autumn Restorative Yoga Pose
- Yoga and Epilepsy
- A Restorative Yoga Pose for the Summer
- Returning to Yoga after a Back Injury
- The “Right” Way to End Deep Relaxation
- Taking God Out of “God”: A Crash Course in Semantics
- Rendering Grateful Service
- Postpartum Meditation: Does It Exist?
- Prenatal Yoga Tips on Meditation
- Teaching the Art of Discovery – Part 1
- Yoga for Teens (Part 2)
- Insights from a Master Teacher
- Yoga for Teens (Part 1)
- Level 1 AYTT Changes
- Ananda Yoga Goes to the Movies
- Playing the Pauses
- What is the most helpful advice an Ananda Yoga Teacher has offered you?
- Prenatal Yoga: Are You Ready for the Good News? Part 2
- Prenatal Yoga: Are You Ready for the Good News? Part 1
- Teaching the Art of Discovery – Part 3: Discovery via Challenges
- Teaching the Art of Discovery – Part 2: Teaching More-Advanced Asanas
- Are Your Students Bored?
- Keepin’ It Simple
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