Ananda Yoga® Assistantship

  • Oct 27 – Nov 9, 2019
  • Mar 29 – Apr 11, 2020
  • Jul 5 – 18, 2020
  • Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2020

Faculty Maitri Jones


This Level 2 teacher training program is offered on a space available basis to those who have met the Prerequisites above. This is to ensure each participant has plenty of hands-on experience with real students and personalized feedback by the instructors. assistantship-student-aligning-guest

Participants will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience as an Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program assistant.  Students attend daily classes in how to assist, and then practice what they learn with new Yoga Teacher trainees during morning asana classes, practice teaching sessions, and restorative yoga sessions. We review anatomy and physiology, and common injuries and vulnerabilities that require special consideration when keeping a student safe and comfortable in asanas.  Class size is limited, so to apply for a space please fill out the online application.

For more information, see Course Syllabus.

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Yoga Alliance RYT's and E-RYT's: This course offers up to 60 hours of continuing education credit. Ask your instructor for documentation.

This course is open to all and is also part of Ananda's Yoga Therapy Training. In this Course Syllabus, certain parts apply only to those seeking certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist. 


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Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

AnandaYoga®Therapist,Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT. Level 2 Ananda Yoga®Teacher, E-RYT-500, Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training and is one of the primary instructors in that program. Maitri, brings great wisdom and experience to her many programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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Costs (YTTA)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Oct 27 – Nov 9, 2019
  • Mar 29 – Apr 11, 2020
  • Jul 5 – 18, 2020
  • Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2020
$1456 $1963 $2795 $2548 $3666

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Ananda Yoga® Assistantship starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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Yoga Alliance RYTs and E-RYTs receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Ananda Yoga® Assistantship. To receive the discount, please tell us when you register: your name as it appears in the Yoga Alliance registry, and your city/state/country.

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Ananda Yoga® Assistantship starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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