200 hour and 500 hour Multi Style Yoga Teacher Training Programs
11 years of conducting 200hr trainings and over 350 alumni !
This Aananda Yoga training embarks you on a profound journey of self - discovery, empowers you to become the best person you can be, offers a holistic and well rounded, comprehensive training to build a foundation upon which to teach the ancient art & healing practice of Yoga in a creative form drawing from your personal practice.
You do not need to have the desire to become a Yoga teacher to participate. The 200hr program is open to all interested in deepening their practice & learning the fundamentals of teaching hatha Yoga. The program meets the current guidelines of the Yoga Alliance for course content & scoop allowing students who successfully complete the training program to register with Yoga Alliance for RYT ( registered Yoga teacher) recognition in Hatha Yoga.
Some course topics included- history and evolution of Yoga, meditation and mantras, pranayama, chakras, sanskrit, anatomy, yogic diet, posture clinics, class planning and sequencing, assisting/adjusting, daily journaling, practice teaching and insightful master classes in various styles such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Budokon, Restorative Yoga, Kids Yoga, Thai & Partner, Kundalini, and more...
Under the guidance of our director Surendran Pandaran and co-director Lisa Pumper, our faculty is comprised of highly- trained, experienced teachers who bring with them a wealth of experience drawn from many disciplines of Yoga.
500 hour Teacher Training
(This is a 300-hour program added to your 200-hour certification)
Our Aananda School of Yoga RYT 500-Hour Teacher Training Program is open to all who wish to advance their knowledge, practice and teachings of Yoga beyond a 200-hour certificate. If you have a 200-hour certificate from any school, we invite you to embark on an integrated exploration of Hatha practices from the Krishnamacharya lineage (Jois, Iyengar, Desikachar & Devi), and guidelines for postures that are under the linage as well as more recent insights of functional anatomy, bio-mechanics and kinesiology.
10 Weekends, (Fri-Sunday) plus:
Every Tuesday evening online class/conference 8pm-930pm
Twice a month 2 hr study groups (days/times selected by student groups)
30 hrs of electives - must be approved workshops or trainings
Faculty: Surendran Pandaran (teacher and director) Lisa Pumper (co-director), Ceci Lester, Jason Mastrian, and other esteemed teachers.
Tuition: $400 deposit & 8 monthly payments of $500 ----Discount - $3,900 is the rate if a single payment is made.
Limited to only 12 students
or 954.609.9074 for more info or to register.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-
What if I miss some classes?
We require 80% attendance and 100% commitment on your part. Missed classes can be retaken in any of the future Red Pearl Yoga trainings free of charge**.
* ALL Red Pearl Yoga Aananda alumni are welcome back at any time to take any missed classes or to take any refresher classes that were in their training group.
** A small charge will apply to any newly added classes that were not part of the original training taken.
Will I be Certified after this course?
Yes. You will be certified as a Yoga Teacher at the completion of this course by Aananda, Inc. You may mail a copy of this certificate to Yoga Alliance to receive your Yoga Alliance card that will give you the title of “Registered Yoga Teacher.”
What is the material that will be covered during the program and how is it presented?
This Teacher Training program is based on the requirements of Yoga Alliance as well as Swami Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The students learn the four aspects of Hatha Yoga: Postures, Breathing exercises, Mudras, and Meditation. For the detailed study of postures, the students study B.K.S. Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” and for Anatomy and Physiology, Ray Long’s “The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga.
Along with that students learn the basics of writing, reading, and pronouncing Sanskrit language. The non-detailed study includes Yoga Sutras and Bhagavat Gita. Students learn the popular yoga styles of today such as: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Budokon etc. As well as other areas such as assisting, correcting and so on. This material will be covered in class and homework. As part of Yoga therapy, we will be teaching Ayurveda and Yoga for Ailments.