Sample Schedule for Level 1
Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

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About Free Time

This schedule is only a sample; some “open” times might not be open during your program. For example, on the third weekend, you’ll also need substantial time to prepare for your final student teaching.

There is free time on some evenings and Sundays, but you’ll have reading assignments on most nights and written assignments on the first three weekends.

So don’t be deceived by all the blank spaces on the sample schedule. You’ll be busy!

The program begins with an orientation at 7:30 pm Sunday, the first date of the course.

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200-hour certification in one month

Yes, you can split the course into 2 two-week segments

Next Training:

  • Jul 14 – Aug 11, 2019
  • Oct 27 – Nov 24, 2019
  • Mar 29 – Apr 26, 2020
  • Jul 5 – Aug 2, 2020
  • Oct 25 – Nov 22, 2020

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 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 Anatomy & Physiology 1

Practice Teaching 1 (5:15 pm – 6:30 pm)
The Source Teachings of Yoga Anatomy & Physiology 2 Practice Teaching 2 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Perspectives on the Yoga Tradition The Yogic Science of Affirmation Kirtan
Week 2 M T W Th F Sa S
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Surya Namaskar Plus Twisting Poses Backward Bends 2 Inversions 2 Asanas &
the Chakras
Video Practice Sunday Service
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Anatomy & Physiology 3 Yoga & the Astral Body
Introduction to the Chakras
Practice Teaching 3 (5:15 pm – 6:30 pm)
Bhagavad Gita 1 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2 Video Review

How to Teach Ananda Yoga 1
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Gyana Yoga

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Oral Mini-Presentations 1 Teaching Deep Relaxation   Questions and Answers An Experience of Restorative Yoga Bhagavad Gita 2  
Week 3 M T W Th F Sa S
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Choosing Warm-Ups for Your Classes Video Workshop 1 Assisting & Adjusting Anatomy & Physiology 4 Practice
Teaching 5
Practice Teaching 6 Sunday Service
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Practice Teaching 4
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Karma Yoga
Video Workshop 2 How to Teach Ananda Yoga 2 Planning Your Classes
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Bhakti Yoga
Modifying
Asanas
Anatomy & Physiology 5 Practice Teaching
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm     Increase Your Energy & Magnetism   Oral Mini-
Presentations 2
   
Week 4 M T W Th F Sa S
8:45 am – 10:25 am 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Student Teaching

How to Set Up Your Classes 
Teaching Review

Student Teaching

How to Set Up Your Classes 2
Teaching Review

Learning to Teach Other Asanas Student Teaching

How to Market Your Classes
Teaching Review
Student Teaching

Misc. Topics in How to Teach
Special Topics & Q and A Graduation Ceremony (9:30 am – 10:45 am)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Anatomy and Physiology 6 Practice Teaching 8 Practice Teaching 9 Ethics & the Student/Teacher Relationship Living Your Yoga In-Class Quiz  
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Principles of a Yogic Diet       Discussion & Ceremony  

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