Ananda Yoga® Therapy Program Structure
& Flow Chart

We are not currently accepting new students in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training

Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training is an 860 hour modular program, requiring a minimum of two years for completion. This minimum is a standard set forth by The International Association of Yoga Therapists.

After enrolling in the program, students are helped with deciding which courses are to be taken and when. Family, work-life and experience as a yoga instructor are all factors we use to help determine what is best for the student. Please contact us for help setting up your itinerary for this wonderful journey of learning and joy.

Our training is comprised of the following courses. They do not necessarily need to be taken in the order given. For instance, while you are gaining 80 hours of teaching experience to enter Principles, you may take other courses that do not have this prerequisite. There are a few courses one can take at any time, without having applied to the program or have taught 80 hours of yoga.

Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training Courses and their prerequisites:

Part 1 Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training:

Part 2 Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training:

Whenever possible, we schedule two or more of these courses back-to-back for the benefit of those who must travel from a distance.

Program Syllabi and Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Course Flow Chart is available for you to review.

Click here for a PDF of the Flow Chart

This Certification Training to become a Yoga Therapist is accredited by IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

Ananda Yoga®
Teacher Training

Ananda YTT

The Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a RYS.

RYS 200 RYS 300
Initial 200+ Hours
Level 1 Ananda Yoga Teacher

Eligible for RYT 200

RYT plus
Bridge to Ananda Yoga
  Ananda Yoga®
Therapy Training

IAYT Accredited Ananda Yoga Ananda YTxT (860 hours)
YTT Level 2 (300 hours)
*Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
*Essence of the Yoga Sutras
*Meditation Teacher Training 1
*Advanced Pranayama
*AYTT Assistantship
*Spiritual Counseling Training
100 hours of teaching at home
Final home practicum video
Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher

Eligible for RYT 500

YTxT Part 1 (670 hours)
*Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
*Essence of the Yoga Sutras
*Meditation Teacher Training 1
*Advanced Pranayama
*AYTT Assistantship
YTxT: Principles
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 1
*YTxT: Restorative YTT
*YTxT: Seniors & Bone Strength
YTxT: Ayurveda
YTxT: Health Challenges 1
Home Practicum Video
Practicum at home
*Meditation Solutions
*Spiritual Counseling Training
YTT Level 2 videos

* Starred courses may be taken before you officially enroll in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program if you meet their separate prerequisites.

Prerequisite for Ananda Yoga Therapy Training (YTxT): one year of experience teaching Ananda Yoga after graduating from Level 1 AYTT. One year of personal practice of yoga. We also recommend that you complete as much of Level 2 YTT as possible before beginning Ananda YTxT.

The yoga therapy components of these courses are based on our accreditation by IAYT, not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.

YTxT Part 2 (190 hours)
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 2
YTxT: Health Challenges 2
YTxT: Psychology & Mental Health
YTxT: Holistic Health Therapist Training
Practicum at home
Ananda Yoga Therapist

Eligible for IAYT Yoga Therapist


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