A Transformative Experience to Expand and Share Your Inner Light

For more than 40 years, the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation® faculty have been training students to become certified teachers of yoga, meditation, and spiritual counseling. The foundation of our approach is based in the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda—from asana, pranayama, and meditation, to health and yoga philosophy. This online certificate training experience is a dynamic best-practice professional training focused on your own personal and spiritual growth. Ananda Yoga® is a classical and spiritual 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.

Already a registered yoga teacher? Consider our Bridge to Ananda Yoga Online program.

Zoom Info Session
Recorded on December 29, 2021

Join us for an introductory session to meet the teaching staff and learn more about this training.

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Regular Tuition: $3350*
*payment plans available

Enrollment is now closed for the 2022 Ananda Yoga Teacher Trainig course. Our next offering is in early 2023 (dates TBD).

Please email us if you are interested or register to receive the recording of the free info session.

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A Spiritually Dynamic Training

For the first time ever, the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation is now offering a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hr teacher training online. From the comfort of your home, you will receive training to become a skilled Ananda Yoga® instructor, with a Registered Yoga School (RYS) of the Yoga Alliance.

  • Learn about the profound universal teachings of the self-realized Master, Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Explore ancient philosophies of India through the study of classical Raja Yoga and meditation
  • Utilize the best online teaching methods and participate in 100+ hours of live interaction with our team of expert teachers
  • Receive personalized coaching and feedback from our inspiring faculty who have experience teaching online
  • Learn how to use, and teach about traditional, scientific yoga techniques to develop energy awareness and raise consciousness

Become an Inspiring, Profound, and Professional Ananda Yoga Teacher

200-hr Certification in 4 1/2 Months

Our teaching approach will support you to deepen your own intuitive understanding of your inner life – your challenges, your gifts – as a path to becoming an inspiring yoga teacher. We will share with you ways to ignite and heighten your teaching ability to utilize yoga science and your intuition to best serve your students as a whole person—their body, mind and spirit. You will extensively study and practice a broad spectrum of educational materials presented in our core curriculum covering 4 main categories:


Best Practices in Online Training

Receive over 100 hours of live interaction with our team of expert teachers

Gain experience teaching with several live practice teaching sessions with your classmates

Partake in lively discussions and Q&A forums filled with insights. Have all your questions answered.

Build confidence in what you're learning by receiving personalized, supportive feedback from our instructors

Refine your teaching skills during live video workshops, and participate in group coaching

Take mini practice quizzes throughout the course to deepen and clarify your understanding of the course content

Film yourself teaching a volunteer student to apply your new skills

Create meaningful connections with your fellow trainees through group projects, sharing circles & online community.

Receive post-graduation support from The Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation, which offers a wide variety of resources, inspiration, and community interactions

Immerse Yourself in Yoga As a Way of Life

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training is an immersive and transformational experience, not just a training program. Students dive deep inwardly while experiencing the power of yoga postures and meditation. Through participation in this program, you will undergo spiritual growth and expansion on all levels.
  • Develop a personal sadhana routine (spiritual practice) of Energization Exercises, Ananda Yoga postures, devotional chanting, and meditation
  • Learn with experienced yoga teachers who live what they teach
  • Be the change: create a positive life enriched by a connection to higher consciousness
  • Discover more about yourself through philosophy, meditation and introspection
  • Experience this immersive training broadcasted from Ananda Village an intentional spiritual community
Video Library

Included in this Training

Sample Ananda Yoga Routine

  • Ananda Yoga Asana Video Library - professional and easy to download, instructional videos for each asana (30 Level 1 poses) and pranayama (10 techniques)
  • High-quality pre-taped learning modules for each curriculum category, and recordings of all live classes to review and deepen your understanding
  • Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Manual - 8 sections, 248 pages, printable PDF
  • Ananda Yoga Asana and Affirmation flashcards for study, practice and class planning
  • By completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion as a level one Certified Yoga Teacher. Nurses can request documentation of completed continuing education hours.

Meet Your Instructors:

What our Graduates say:

“Ananda's YTT is more than learning to teach yoga – it is about learning to live your yoga. The breadth and depth of the program astounded me. I can’t imagine a more complete program. Your program is really the holistic approach for those who want to transform their lives.”
– Michelle, Ashland, OR

"This is an extremely inspirational insightful course for any yoga student whether for teaching or self-nurturing, deeply spiritual all would benefit greatly from participating in Ananda Yoga."
- Kelly Whitcombe, England

“I was deeply impressed with how the teachers really help each student overcome their obstacles (spiritual, mental, physical) to achieve certification.”
– Katherine C

“All the teachers are fine and gifted people, who live their lives with great integrity and with a spirit of dynamism and generosity I’ve rarely witnessed within a training environment.”
– Anaya, Stratford, Ontario

"Participating in AYTT brought my yoga practice to the next level. I can’t wait for my students to experience deep inner yoga."
- Mary Meckley, FL


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Be the change! Apply now for Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Online

Regular Tuition: $3350*
*payment plans available

Enrollment is now closed for the 2022 Ananda Yoga Teacher Trainig course. Our next offering is in early 2023 (dates TBD).

Please email us if you are interested or register to receive the recording of the free info session.

Apply Now for 2023 Program

Learn more about The Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation

Who is Paramhansa Yogananda?

Paramhansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952), best known as the author of Autobiography of a Yogi, was the first guru from India to make his home permanently in the United States. Paramhansa Yogananda showed how everyone, by means of meditation, can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. He taught an ancient meditation technique known as Kriya Yoga, by which one can quickly attain Self-realization. More