Live the Yoga You Teach

Go beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of Yoga. It’s a life-changing experience — for both you and your students — as you experience Ananda’s unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body’s subtle energies for spiritual growth and wellness on all levels.

For more than 40 years, Ananda has been training teachers in the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

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I feel thoroughly prepared to begin teaching yoga – I want to share yoga with everyone.Anna, Rossland, BC, Canada
 
I feel thoroughly prepared to begin teaching yoga – I want to share yoga with everyone.Anna, Rossland, BC, Canada
 

Teach with Confidence

Become a magnetic teacher as you gain daily experience in teaching for groups and one-to-one throughout the program. Our program is designed to gradually build your teaching experience so that you’ll graduate confident and inspired to share yoga with others.

Spiritual Yoga Grounded in Ancient Traditions

If your interest is in a spiritual approach, this is the best Yoga Teacher Training available. Experience the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda — from asana, pranayama, and meditation, to health and yoga philosophy.

Certified with Yoga Alliance

Graduates of our yoga teacher training in Nevada City, California can become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) with Yoga Alliance, the national yoga teacher certification standard in the United States. This designation will enhance your credibility as a teacher.

Immerse Yourself in Yoga as a Way of Life

Take your yoga beyond the mat by immersing yourself fully in a yoga lifestyle during your yoga teacher training. As you explore creative new ways to live your yoga, you’ll be supported by the magnetism of an entire community of long-time yogis.

You’ll learn to teach — and practice more effectively — a broad spectrum of yoga techniques, including:

  • 30 asanas, including how to draw their spiritual benefits
  • Specific affirmations for each asana
  • Asana mechanics, safety cautions, and how to adapt asanas for student limitations
  • How to work directly with the body’s subtle energy, including the chakras and kundalini
  • Classical pranayama (yoga breathing techniques)
  • Traditional meditation techniques
  • Yogananda’s Energization Exercises

This comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • Yoga philosophy, including Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and more
  • Yoga lifestyle, including yogic diet and magnetic living
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers

Become a magnetic teacher:

  • Practice teaching for groups and one-to-one
  • How to assist and adjust students in the asanas
  • Guidance on how to refine your teaching, including a video recording session and personal teaching reviews
  • How to plan a class: structure and sequence; your own teaching style; marketing
 

AYTT has enriched my practice by helping me to see what I always knew hatha yoga should be. A practice of meditation in motion.Butchi, Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Yoga Teacher Training is more than learning to teach yoga – it is about learning to live your yoga.Michelle, Ashland, Oregon
They [the instructors] all have so much to share, and the decades of experience behind the design and delivery of the program are very evident.F. B., Regina, Saskatchewan
I got much more than I ever could have dreamed. The course was very well rounded. A very empowering experience.Aaron, Aspen, Colorado

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Locations

Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation®

at the Expanding Light Retreat in Nevada City, California

Our original Yoga Teacher Training program, the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation® has been training teachers for over 40 years in the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

This comprehensive residential yoga teacher training in California immerses you in life at Ananda Village, one of the leading ashrams in the U.S. As you explore creative new ways to live your yoga, you’ll be supported by the magnetism of an entire community of long-time yogis.

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Other Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Locations

Assisi, Italy

Italian Language Residential Program
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India

Location Varies
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