Access your full potential and share your gifts through our Yoga Alliance-approved 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. At The Ananda Shala School of Yoga, our focus is to produce confident, safe, empowered teachers who wish to deepen their own personal knowledge of yoga and/or teach yoga that is inclusive of everyBODY. Our comprehensive, modern curriculum is deeply rooted in yoga tradition and offers the best of current physical training research as well as the illumination and inspiration of traditional yoga practices. Over the course of 6 months, you will grow in an environment where your own unique understanding of yoga unfolds out of your direct experience. Our mission is to empower you with a firm foundation in the anatomy and alignment principles of yoga postures while respecting the unfolding, living practice that is yoga as an art form. This solid, fundamental teaching will inspire and enable you to provide a safe, effective yoga class or private session, for all levels of experience and ability, from gentle and restorative to vinyasa flow yoga.
The Ananda Shala School of Yoga is located in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick, MD. Our home is an 1880, three-story, stone rowhouse featuring chandeliers, period windows, and gracious wooden banisters. Overnight accommodations are available for students from further afield. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to stay overnight for Teacher Training weekends.
Learn how to safely and correctly teach and practice the physical poses in yoga, healthy alignment with related hands-on assists for each pose, benefits, safety considerations, and different names (Sanskrit and English, as well as a basic understanding of how to offer private yoga sessions for individual clients
Develop the ability to customize yoga poses and sequences for every ability, learn how and when to use modifications, variations and props for both classes and private sessions
Pranayama and Meditation
Cultivate connection to your breath and mind and learn how to incorporate aspects of both into your teaching
Explore the art of teaching a structured, well-sequenced class, learn to manage group dynamics and address the needs of specific individuals and populations within the context of a group class
Yoga Philosophy and History
Examine the ancient roots of the tree of yoga, explore the 8 limbs of yoga, the yoga Sutras, Ayurveda and more
Anatomy and Physiology
Learn the structure beneath the pose and how to safely guide your students into healthy physical alignment during yoga practice
The Business of Yoga
Gain a strong grasp on the ethics of teaching yoga, how to set safe and effective boundaries, and learn promotional tools and techniques that will empower you to present yourself to your students and potential clients effectively
Graduate as an effective and experienced yoga teacher through extensive practice instructing your classmates and peers, observing and assisting classes, and periodic assessments and feedback
Learn a gentle energy work technique to enhance your hands-on assists during savasana, gentle and restorative classes