Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

Go beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of Yoga. It's a life-changing experience—for both you and your students—as you experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies for spiritual growth and wellness on all levels.

Level 1: 200-hour Yoga Certification

Registered Yoga School for 200 and 300 hours
  • Oct 22 – Nov 19, 2017
  • Mar 25 – Apr 22, 2018
  • Jul 8 – Aug 5, 2018
  • Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2018

You can split the 28-day course into two 2-week segments.

Learn about yoga’s spiritual dimension, as well as its physical dimension, with this life-changing immersion in the science of yoga.  more...

Level 2: 500-hour Yoga Certification

Level 2 explores the deeper aspects of Ananda Yoga®, with a focus on meditation, yoga philosophy, pranayama, asana, refinement of teaching skills, and personal spiritual growth.  more...

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Many teachers of other styles want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 certification track— once they experience the power of Ananda Yoga. If you are a Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you may do that.  more...


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Location enhances learning

Classes are held at The Expanding Light Retreat which is part of a larger community called Ananda Village, where over 200 people live the teachings of yoga every day. Our retreat is the perfect getaway to detach and go deeper into the study of yoga, enhanced by our quiet, friendly environment. More...

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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 (830 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
YTxT: Principles
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 1
*Meditation Teacher Training 1
*Advanced Pranayama
*AYTT Assistantship
*Restorative YTT
*YTxT: Seniors & Bone Strength
YTxT: Ayurveda
YTxT: Health Challenges 1
Home Practicum Video
Practicum at home

* 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. We also recommend that you complete as much of Level 2 YTT as possible before beginning Ananda YTxT.

YTT Level 2 courses may be taken concurrently with YTxT Part 1 and Part 2 courses.

Complete YTT Level 2
YTxT Part 2
*Meditation Solutions
YTxT: Musculoskeletal 2
YTxT: Health Challenges 2
YTxT: Psychology & Mental Health
Holistic Health Teacher Training
Practicum at home
Ananda Yoga Therapist

Eligible for IAYT Yoga Therapist

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


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What is the most helpful advice an Ananda Yoga Teacher has offered you?

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The most fundamental piece of advice I received from an Ananda Yoga teacher is this: The energy that moves through our bodies, our prana, directly affects our consciousness and how we choose to use this energy can change who we are.   More...


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