Ananda Teacher Training 2019-2020


Yoga Teacher Training isn’t only for those who wish to teach. It’s for anyone with the desire to deepen their practice of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), and meditation. It’s for those who are willing to dive into the depths of themselves, who choose to commit to a never ending process of self-study, or svadhyaya.

Our Yoga Alliance-registered 8-month program is focused on sadhana, or practice. It is internal exploration with an emphasis on yogic ethics and philosophy, intelligent and purposeful alignment from in-depth study of anatomy and physiology, and the development of your own voice, your own teaching style, and your most liberated self in your life.

This training will concentrate on Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Pranayama, and Meditation with in-depth overviews of Yin, Restorative, Astanga and Pilates. It will include focused study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads.

It’s about living your best life by getting real with yourself. Discovering what is possible. Working to find the edge of your boundaries to mold them into the shape of your choosing.   

This year’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) will be an intimate experience - we will cap the number of participants at 10. This ensures that we can cater the experience towards the needs of the trainees, and each trainee can have ample individual attention and coaching.

No prerequisites are necessary. Your curiosity and commitment are enough.



Yoga Alliance-registered 200 hour certification

  • Participants cannot miss more than one full weekend to receive certification

Six people minimum, capped at 10 participants

Includes an unlimited membership at Ananda throughout the entire training (public classes only)

Early bird special (pay by August 15th, 2019) - $2697

Regular price - $2997

Non-refundable deposit:  $500

Payment plan:  $300/month after non-refundable deposit ($3147 total), must be paid off by June 15th, 2020

We will start accepting applications April 1st, 2019

Preliminary Schedule of Training Weekends

Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm (1 hour for lunch), Sunday 9am-7pm (1 hour for lunch)

In December, January, February and March, the Saturday schedule will be 9am-8pm (1 hour for lunch)

October 25-27, 2019

November 22-24, 2019

December 13-15, 2019

January 24-26, 2020

February 21-23, 2020

March 20-22, 2020

April 17-19, 2020

May 15-17, 2020

Application for Enrollment

Please respond to the following questions and email them to Meghan Lucas at to be considered for the 2019-2020 program. Respond thoughtfully, there is no word limit.

  • How long have you practiced yoga (asana, pranayama, and meditation) for? Do you consider it a regular practice?

  • Why are you interested in this training? What do you hope to get out of it?

  • Is there any reason you cannot commit to the full program?

Please reach out to Meghan Lucas at with any questions.