Sample Schedule for Level 1
Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

Yoga-teacher training to empower

“The AYTT course is easily the best course I have taken in any subject.

“Comprehensive, articulate, compassionate, engaging, uplifting, and fun! The teaching staff is top-notch, and the entire community supports every student’s success. I am honored and grateful to have the experience.”

– P.S., Beaverton, OR

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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.

Week 1 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 2:30 – 4:30 pm 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday Introduction to Ananda Yoga and Neutral Poses Yoga Lifestyle
(1:30 pm)

Energization Workshop
(4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Tuesday Standing Poses 1 Meditation: The Central Technique of Yoga Perspectives on the Yoga Tradition
Wednesday Forward Bends Anatomy & Physiology 1

Practice Teaching 1 (5:15 pm – 6:30 pm)
Thursday Standing Poses 2 The Source Teachings of Yoga The Yogic Science of Affirmation
Friday Backward Bends 1

Sharing Circle (12:00-12:30)
Anatomy & Physiology 2
Saturday Inversions 1 Practice Teaching 2 Kirtan
Sunday Sunday Service Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1
Week 2 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 2:30 – 4:30 pm 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday Surya Namaskar Plus Anatomy & Physiology 3 Oral Mini-Presentations 1
Tuesday Twisting Poses Yoga & the Astral Body
Teaching Deep Relaxation
Wednesday Backward Bends 2 Introduction to the Chakras
Practice Teaching 3 (5:15 pm – 6:30 pm)
Thursday Inversions 2 Bhagavad Gita 1 Questions and Answers
Friday Asanas &
the Chakras

Sharing Circle (12:00-12:30)
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2 An Experience of Restorative Yoga
Saturday Video Practice Video Review Bhagavad Gita 2
Sunday Sunday Service How to Teach Ananda Yoga 1
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Gyana Yoga
Week 3 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 2:30 – 4:30 pm 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday Choosing Warm-Ups for Your Classes Practice Teaching 4
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Karma Yoga
Tuesday Video Workshop 1 Video Workshop 2 Voice Projection
Wednesday Assisting & Adjusting How to Teach Ananda Yoga 2 Increase Your Energy & Magnetism
Thursday Anatomy & Physiology 4 Planning Your Classes
4:45-6:30 The Practice of Bhakti Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Friday Practice
Teaching 5

Sharing Circle (12:00-12:30)
Oral Mini-
Presentations 2
Saturday Practice Teaching 6 Anatomy & Physiology 5 Intro to Ayurveda
Sunday Sunday Service Practice Teaching  
Week 4 8:45 am – 10:25 am 10:45 am – 12:00 pm 2:30 – 4:30 pm 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday Student Teaching

How to Set Up Your Classes 
Teaching Review
Anatomy and Physiology 6

Teaching Yoga to Children
Tuesday Student Teaching

How to Set Up Your Classes 2
Teaching Review
Practice Teaching 8 Principles of a Yogic Diet
Wednesday Learning to Teach Other Asanas Practice Teaching 9  
Thursday Student Teaching

How to Market Your Classes
Teaching Review
Ethics & the Student / Teacher Relationship Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Friday Student Teaching

Misc. Topics in How to Teach
Living Your Yoga  
Saturday Special Topics & Q and A In-Class Quiz Celebration & Ceremony
Sunday Graduation Ceremony (9:30 am – 10:45 am)    

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

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  • Jul 5 – Aug 4, 2024

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