Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

A transformative experience to expand and share your inner light

Ananda Yoga® is a classical 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. Ananda Yoga®, a spiritual approach to yoga.

Become an Inspiring, Profound and Professional Ananda Yoga® Teacher

  • Explore ancient philosophies of India through the study of classical Raja Yoga (Royal Yoga)
  • Learn to teach yoga postures to students of all walks of life
  • Find ways to address your students’ needs on all levels – physical, mental & spiritual
  • Discover more about yourself through philosophy, daily yoga practice and meditation
  • Our Immersive Training is at a retreat located in a 50 year old Intentional Spiritual Community
  • Learn from expert teachers who practice and live what is taught

Become a skilled yoga instructor with Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, a Registered Yoga School (RYS) of the Yoga Alliance for more than 24 years. The founder of Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation was also a co-founder of Yoga Alliance

Level 1: Ananda Yoga® 200-hour Certification

Registered Yoga School for 200 and 300 hours
  • Jul 5 – Aug 4, 2024

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: Ananda Yoga® 500-hour 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...

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Aerial view of Expanding Light Retreat

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...

Yoga Routine for Spinal Awareness video


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


This service helps yoga teachers reach their students on all levels — and it’s free. more...

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


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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