Online Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Transformative Experience to Expand and Share Your Inner Light

  • Jan 14 – May 30, 2021

with Melody Hansen, Vahini, Karen Buckner, Michele Tsihlas, Nayaswami Gyandev, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham and Maitri Jones

A Transformative Experience to Expand and Share Your Inner Light

For more than 40 years, the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation® faculty have been training students to become certified teachers of yoga, meditation, and spiritual counseling. The foundation of our approach is based in the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda—from asana, pranayama, and meditation, to health and yoga philosophy. This online certificate training experience is a dynamic best-practice professional training focused on your own personal and spiritual growth. Ananda Yoga® is a classical and spiritual approach to Hatha Yoga. Using yoga postures to uplift consciousness, increase awareness and then ultimately unite our energies with the unlimited divine source of power.

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A Spiritually Dynamic Training

For the first time ever, the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation is now offering a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hr teacher training online. From the comfort of your home, you will receive training to become a skilled Ananda Yoga® instructor, with a Registered Yoga School (RYS) of the Yoga Alliance.

  • Learn about the profound universal teachings of the self-realized Master, Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Explore ancient philosophies of India through the study of classical Raja Yoga and meditation
  • Utilize the best online teaching methods and participate in 100+ hours of live interaction with our team of expert teachers
  • Receive personalized coaching and feedback from our inspiring faculty who have experience teaching online
  • Learn how to use, and teach about traditional, scientific yoga techniques to develop energy awareness and raise consciousness

ASANAS & AFFIRMATIONS

asana affirmations

PRANAYAMA

PRANAYAMA

MEDITATION

MEDITATION

 

 

Become an Inspiring, Profound, and Professional Ananda Yoga Teacher

200-hr Certification in 4 1/2 Months

Our teaching approach will support you to deepen your own intuitive understanding of your inner life – your challenges, your gifts – as a path to becoming an inspiring yoga teacher. We will share with you ways to ignite and heighten your teaching ability to utilize yoga science and your intuition to best serve your students as a whole person—their body, mind and spirit. You will extensively study and practice a broad spectrum of educational materials presented in our core curriculum covering 4 main categories:

SADHANA

SADHANA

MODIFICATIONS

MODIFICATIONS

ASSISTING & ADJUSTING

ASSISTING & ADJUSTING

 

 

Best practices in online training

  • Receive over 100 hours of live interaction with our team of expert teachers
  • Gain experience teaching with several live practice teaching sessions with your classmates
  • Partake in lively discussions and Q&A forums filled with insights. Have all your questions answered.
  • Build confidence in what you’re learning by receiving personalized, supportive feedback from our instructors
  • Refine your teaching skills during live video workshops, and participate in group coaching
  • Take mini practice quizzes throughout the course to deepen and clarify your understanding of the course content
  • Film yourself teaching a volunteer student to apply your new skills
  • Create meaningful connections with your fellow trainees through group projects, sharing circles & online community.
  • Receive post-graduation support from The Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation, which offers a wide variety of resources, inspiration, and community interactions

 

Immerse Yourself in Yoga As a Way of Life

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training is an immersive and transformational experience, not just a training program. Students dive deep inwardly while experiencing the power of yoga postures and meditation. Through participation in this program, you will undergo spiritual growth and expansion on all levels.

  • Develop a personal sadhana routine (spiritual practice) of Energization Exercises, Ananda Yoga postures, devotional chanting, and meditation
  • Learn with experienced yoga teachers who live what they teach
  • Be the change: create a positive life enriched by a connection to higher consciousness
  • Discover more about yourself through philosophy, meditation and introspection
  • Experience this immersive training broadcasted from an Intentional Spiritual Community established over 50 years ago

 

Included in this Training

  • Ananda Yoga Asana Video Library – professional and easy to download, instructional videos for each asana (30 Level 1 poses) and pranayama (10 techniques)
  • High-quality pre-taped learning modules for each curriculum category, and recordings of all live classes to review and deepen your understanding
  • Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Manual – 8 sections, 248 pages, printable PDF
  • Ananda Yoga Asana and Affirmation flashcards for study, practice and class planning
  • By completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion as a level one Certified Yoga Teacher. Nurses can request documentation of completed continuing education hours.

 

Nursing CEU Eligible: 100 hours CEU

What our Graduates say:

 

“Ananda’s YTT is more than learning to teach yoga – it is about learning to live your yoga. The breadth and depth of the program astounded me. I can’t imagine a more complete program. Your program is really the holistic approach for those who want to transform their lives.” – Michelle, Ashland, OR

“This is an extremely inspirational insightful course for any yoga student whether for teaching or self-nurturing, deeply spiritual all would benefit greatly from participating in Ananda Yoga.”
– Kelly Whitcombe, England

 

“I was deeply impressed with how the teachers really help each student overcome their obstacles (spiritual, mental, physical) to achieve certification.” – Katherine C

“All the teachers are fine and gifted people, who live their lives with great integrity and with a spirit of dynamism and generosity I’ve rarely witnessed within a training environment.”
– Anaya, Stratford, Ontario

“Participating in AYTT brought my yoga practice to the next level. I can’t wait for my students to experience deep inner yoga.”
– Mary Meckley, FL

 



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Melody Hansen

Melody Hansen

Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Meditation® Teacher

Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she's able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.

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Vahini

Vahini

Vahini has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 10 years, and has lived in Ananda centers since 2009, mostly in Assisi, Italy. She is a contributing teacher in the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training, trained prenatal instructor, and in the past 7 years she has been teaching yoga with the emphasis on the subjects of deep relaxation and creating a deeper connection with nature. She is eternally thankful to be able to share these teachings, which have powerfully transformed her life.

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Karen Buckner

Karen Buckner

Karen, RYT 500, is a Certified Ananda Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT and has been teaching yoga since 2003.

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Michele Tsihlas

Michele Tsihlas

Michele Tsihlas is passionate about, and dedicated to, the pursuit of wellness, health, and fitness from the inside out.  Knowing that no single approach is right for every individual, she has been trained in a range of modalities including Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Personal Fitness Training, Group Fitness, and Wellness Coaching.  Michele is currently teaching the Asana portion of the Yoga Teacher Training Program and assisting in higher level yoga programs.

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Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Gyandev

Co-Director of the Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training, Director of Ananda Yoga®, Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher, E-RYT 500, Raja Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Travel Host, Writer and Lecturer, Ananda Minister
What is a nayaswami?

Combining a fun-loving spirit, keen insight into the spiritual life, and genuine warmth, Nayaswami Gyandev makes the inner quest seem both natural and doable. Since 1983 he has taught Ananda Yoga to thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers around the world, often forging deep and lasting bonds of friendship and inspiration.

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Nayaswami Diksha

Nayaswami Diksha

Director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training 
Level 2 Ananda Yoga(R) teacher, Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500,
Ananda Spiritual Travels host, Ananda Minister and Spiritual Counselor

A popular Expanding Light teacher since 1997, Diksha McCord is the Director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program in person and the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online. Nayaswami Diksha, a native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990, is a powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe. What is a Nayaswami?

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Barbara Bingham

Barbara Bingham

Level 2 Ananda Yoga® Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Yoga® Therapist

Barbara is a Hatha Yoga teacher, a Registered Physical Therapist and a former gymnast. She brings all of her training together in her yoga teaching and helps people enjoy using their bodies in the healthiest way possible.

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Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

AnandaYoga®Therapist,Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT. Level 2 Ananda Yoga®Teacher, E-RYT-500, Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training and is one of the primary instructors in that program. Maitri, brings great wisdom and experience to her many programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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