Sample Schedule for Bridge to Ananda Yoga
Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

Bridge to Ananda Yoga consists of the first 8 days of Level 1 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training (Sunday evening through Monday morning of the 8th day) plus several special classes only for Bridge students (highlighted in yellow below).

Assignments & Course Requirements

Attend all required Ananda YTT classes for days 1-8, Monday through the following Monday morning. If you’d like to do so, you may also stay for the Monday afternoon class on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, from 2:30 – 4:30pm.

Attend 4 special classes just for Bridge students during these 8 days.

  • Yoga & the Astral Body
  • Introduction to the Chakras
  • How to Teach Ananda Yoga-1
  • How to Teach Ananda Yoga-2

Plan and Teach an Ananda style class on the last Monday morning, as well as complete two homework assignments. The at-home assignment involves preparing a class plan for another Ananda style yoga class that you'll teach at home. This class plan then gets reviewed with other Bridge students and the main Bridge instructor, Mangala. Once you've received feedback on your plan, then you'll teach it, write up your self-assessment of how it went, then participate in a Conference Call to discuss your experience. Further details and due dates will be given when you arrive.

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Introduction to Ananda Yoga and Neutral Poses Standing Poses 1 Forward Bends Standing Poses 2 Backward
Bends 1
Inversions 1 Purification Ceremony
& Sunday Service
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Yoga Lifestyle
(1:30 pm)

Energization Workshop
(4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Meditation: The Central Technique of Yoga

Astral Body
(*Practice Teaching 1 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm)

The Source Teachings of Yoga 2 -4 How to Teach Ananda Yoga 1
Practice Teaching 2
4:45 - 6:30 How to Teach Ananda Yoga 2
Prep for Mon AM Teaching
(Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Perspectives on the Yoga Tradition 7:15 - 9:00 Intro-Chakras The Yogic Science of Affirmation Kirtan
Week 2 Monday
10:30 am – 12 pm 10:30 -12 Teach a class in Ananda style
(Surya Namaskar Plus)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Optional
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1

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