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These online certification programs prepare you to successfully teach a dynamic, safe, and accessible class to a wide range of students, as well as heighten your own knowledge and practice of yoga. All done on your time, at your own pace, when the time is right for you.


Courses in this program are done both on your own and interactively. You review the video and text content on your own schedule and at your own pace, and are required to complete video and written assignments, plus online testing as you move through the coursework. Our mentors review and grade each assignment and provide thorough feedback. You can also freely interact with the mentors and other students currently in the program throughout your coursework through the course forum and/or via messaging.

View the complete Teacher Training Syllabus

Questions? Join Alanna every Wednesday (8pm EDT) for a live webinar where she will go over details of the program and answer all of your questions. Or read through our FAQ for common questions and answers about the program.

This comprehensive online course takes you through all the ins-and-outs of becoming a yoga teacher. After having written and developed trainings for some of the top studios in the nation, Alanna provides you with everything you need to embrace yoga as a way of life and to share that knowledge with others. The course is Alanna’s 200 hour in-person training, but now offered online with expanded teachings, enhanced personal connection, and extensive engagement and feedback. It includes far more content than is ever possible in a live training format.

THROUGHOUT THIS COMPREHENSIVE 200 HOUR PROGRAM YOU WILL LEARN:

Anatomy & Alignment:

  • Anatomy for yoga utilizing a state-of-the art app that provides you with x-ray vision of physical postures
  • All the key structures of the body: bones, muscles, joints and more in a dynamic, fun way to increase understanding andapplication within your practice
  • Alignment guidelines that give you the tools to unlock the alignment of any postureAlanna Kaivalya believes yoga is for everyone and with the right guidance, every student can develop independence and self empowerment needed to embark on a personal journey to meaningful transformation

Putting together a complete class + the business of yoga:

  • How to creatively sequence a class that is anatomically safe, engaging, and leaves your students wanting more
  • How to unlock the secrets of the energetic body and how to sequence your classes to optimize the flow of internal energy and turn your asana practice into a transformative experience
  • Successful tools for putting together a complete class considering population, space, setting, the seat of the teacher and more
  • Tools for the business of yoga that show you how to build your community through brand awareness, yoga etiquette and how to start teaching private and public classes

THROUGHOUT THIS COMPREHENSIVE 300 HOUR PROGRAM YOU WILL LEARN:

Adjustments:

  • The essential techniques and application of extraordinary hands-on adjustments
  • Adjustment techniques to utilize in a wide variety of postures
  • How to adjust someone throughout a vinyasa practice, including a sun salutation

Yoga History and Philosophy:

  • The complete history of yoga, including: ancient vs. modern practice, where yoga came from, luminary teachers, and how yoga has developed in the west
  • The essential yogic texts, including: The Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • How to deliver engaging dharma talks that illuminate complex yoga philosophy in an engaging, accessible way for your students

Sanskrit, chakras, mantras, chanting, meditation, and pranayama:

  • The power of Sanskrit, its history and basic pronunciation techniques
  • How to work with, access and balance each one of the chakras, the seven sacred energy centers
  • The history and potency of mantra practice and its impact on the mind, body and spirit
  • Select sacred mantras and chants, and how to say them and teach their myth and meaning to students
  • The importance of meditation, how to develop your own meditation practice and how to teach it to others
  • The power of pranayama, how it works and how to teach it

500 HOUR TEACHING CERTIFICATION


The 500 hour program is a combination of both the 200 + 300 hour programs.

Investment: $1995


All of this learning is done online, at your own pace through high-quality video and audio lessons as well as engaging content that prepare you for tests that measure your successful learning of every topic.

Prepare to have a dynamic, personalized, unprecedented and unparalleled experience as a yoga teacher trainee. Throughout your process, you interact with and receive feedback from our esteemed mentors, all of whom have been trained at the highest level. As you move through the courses, you are asked to submit video assignments that demonstrate your skill and knowledge of how to teach elements of a yoga class. The mentors come to you with the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to offer you the most supportive, constructive and uplifting feedback to transform yourself into the kind of yoga teacher you always wanted to be.