Go beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of yoga. It’s a lifechanging experience — for both you and your students — as you experience spiritual growth and wellness on all levels.
Led by Nayaswami Bhajana and Latha Gupta
Immerse Yourself in Yoga as a Way of Life
This residential yoga teacher training in India includes much more than techniques. You’ll be a fulltime part of Ananda Kriya Yogashram, where the residents strive to live their daily lives according to the teachings of the great master of Yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda. As you explore creative new ways to live according to your own beliefs, you’ll be guided by experienced teachers from the Ananda Yoga School of India®, and supported by the magnetism of a small spiritual community.
About Ananda Yoga
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training is a dynamic, professional training experience — and one of the few certified yoga teacher training programs offered in the highly regarded yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda. We’ve spent more than 30 years shaping it into a first-rate expression of the tradition – a dynamic blend of professional training and personal development.
Sessions in Ananda Yoga are regularly offered at all Ananda centers, and many books and videos are also available. You can also watch this video to learn more about Ananda Yoga.
Ananda Sangha helped found the Yoga Alliance, the non-profit group that first established standards for yoga teacher training in the US. These standards are increasingly respected and honored world-wide.
200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification in One Month
You have the opportunity to learn either for personal or professional aims. The full training course is divided into four parts. You can choose to do one or all of the parts, depending on your schedule and level of interest. After the completion of each part, students will receive a certificate of participation for that part. To become a certified Ananda Yoga Teacher, you’ll need to complete all four parts.
This course is open to all and no prior experience or knowledge of yoga is required. We recommend that you attend our Introduction to Meditation class which is regularly offered at all Ananda centers, and online classes are also available. This will give you an understanding of the core principles behind Ananda teachings. We also suggest that you read the Autobiography of a Yogi before starting with the course.
About the Teachers
Lead teacher Nayaswami Bhajana is a long time member of Ananda Sangha in Europe and a native of Austria. She is married to Nayaswami Kabir, a founding member of Ananda in America. Since 2002, she has been sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda in Italy, India, Austria, the UAE, and the United States.
Speaking with enthusiasm and inspiration, she teaches seminars and classes on a wide variety of spiritual topics, guides silent retreats, and co-leads Ananda pilgrimages to India and Italy. Recently in India she taught two Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 courses (200 hours each), training twenty new Ananda Yoga instructors in Gurgaon and Delhi. And in Italy, she just completed co-teaching the 6-week Raja Yoga Teacher Training course with Nayaswami Shivani Lucki.
Nayaswami Bhajana is an experienced teacher of:
Latha is passionate about inspiring students to deepen their practice and learn yoga in a safe and enjoyable way. A Yoga Alliance certified Ananda Yoga teacher with over a decade of teaching & practicing, and a certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF), she brings a very encouraging and practical approach to her classes.
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training – Highlights of Each Part
The Yoga Asanas
You’ll learn to teach and practice a broad spectrum of yoga techniques more effectively.
Pranayamas, Meditation and Energization Exercises
Yoga Philosophy, Chakras and the Yogic Lifestyle
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Adjusting Students, How to Teach, Routines, Personal guidance and final tests: written and practical
The following fees are all-inclusive of instruction, course materials, lodging and meals:
For any one of the four parts: ₹20,000/- ($315 or €265) each.
For all four parts: ₹70,000/- ($1075 or €915).
(Please contact us to confirm availability before making payment)
To reserve your seat for any single part, please pay an advance of ₹2,000/- ($31 / €26)
To reserve your seat for all four parts, please pay an advance of ₹5,000/- ($80 / €65)
Seating is limited, so reserve your seat early to avoid any disappointments!
Full payment should be completed by Jan 19th (15 days prior to the course commencement). The remainder of the fees can be paid through bank transfer (please call or email us for details), or through the above link. In case seats run out, failure to make the full payment by that date may result in your reservation being cancelled.
If cancellation is done at least 15 days prior to course commencement, the advance payment will be deducted from the amount paid. This also means that if you have only paid an advance, no refund will be provided in the event of a cancellation.
Coming & Going, Breaks, etc.
Check-in and check-out time at the retreat centre is at 11 am. There will be time to check in, freshen up and have lunch before an introduction and orientation session on the first afternoon, Feb 3rd. Each of the parts is fairly intensive, so there are one-day breaks between parts. Day-trips to Pune, Lavasa and beyond are possible during these breaks, but you’re welcome to simply stay and relax, or read from our spiritual library, go trekking, etc. Due to the extended hours of the classes, those who won’t be attending all four parts should plan to arrive and depart during the one-day breaks between them. The last day (Mar 3rd) will end with a goodbye lunch until about 2pm.