Ananda Yoga® Therapy Program Structure & Flow Chart


This certification training is 860 hour modular program, requiring a minimum of two years for completion. We work closely with our students to help them determine which courses would be best for them to take when, in accordance with their personal schedules of family and work-life, their experience as yoga teachers, and their finances.

The training includes the following courses and activities. 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. Please contact us for help setting up your itinerary for this wonderful journey of learning and joy.

Course Syllabi and Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training and Ananda Teacher Training Courses are available for you to review. The training requires the following courses and activities:

Part 1 Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training:

Part 2 Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training:

(With the exception of the first course, all these Level 2 courses are to be taken after completion of all the Level 1 Yoga Therapy Training courses.)

Notes about the schedule:

  • We offer Principles twice a year.
  • Seniors & Bone Strength is offered twice a year.
  • Restorative Ananda YTT is offered 3 times a year.
  • Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training is offered 3 times a year.
  • The Ananda YTT Assistantship is usually offered twice a year.
  • The remaining courses are offered at least once a year.
  • Whenever possible, we schedule two or more of these courses back-to-back for the benefit of those who must travel from a distance.

Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training Courses Scheduled

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

AYSM
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

—or—
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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Yoga Therapy Program Structure & Flow Chart

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