BECOME THE BEST CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER POSSIBLE
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JOIN THE ORIGINAL ONLINE TRAINING COURSE!

200, 300, & 500hr courses available with real-time feedback from elite mentors, and training with industry leader: Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.

Get started today with our 200hr program for only $397! (Originally priced at $2297)

We want to make you an adept, exceptional, qualified yoga teacher

Trained in the foundations of the practice, yoga philosophy, postures, sequencing, anatomy and therapeutics. All from the comfort of… anywhere.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method® Online Yoga Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive course taught by one of the most powerful and prominent figures on the yoga scene today: Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.

 Upon completion, you’ll join an elite group of graduates who are some of the most influential, committed, successful, and qualified teachers in their community.If you’ve ever felt a calling or curiosity to teach yoga, THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO DO IT.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Lifetime access to the content -- INCLUDING A BRAND NEW MODULE ON POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH (Tools and Strategies to Empower Trauma Survivors) - PLUS ongoing support from elite mentors and a dedicated technical team

200, 300 or 500 hours of training from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) and certification upon completion and lifetime registry with The Kaivalya Yoga Method

Access to additional content in a Private Online Community and optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS™)

Get Certified from Home (100% Online)

200/300/500hr Certification Options

YOGA ALLIANCE ONLINE YTT CERTIFICATIONS

The comprehensive knowledge & training you need to become the best certified yoga teacher possible.

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Watch the free webinar that takes you inside the program and shows you how to create a thriving yoga career!
HOW YOU’LL LEARN
DYNAMIC VIDEO LECTURES

All the topics throughout the program are covered in-depth through Alanna’s lectures. Her vibrant energy, breadth of scholarship, and lighthearted humor keep you actively engaged with more than 100+ hours of video learning.

COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN CONTENT

Every element of this course is written down for you. Consider your extensive notes…already written! All the content is easily understood, and all the details are covered. With more than 300 pages of content featured in the course, you are sure this hefty online resource keeps you informed.

INTERACTION WITH LEAD MENTORS

Your day-to-day experience includes constant interaction with our trained and certified team of lead mentors. You’ll get helpful, constructive and encouraging feedback on every test you submit, allowing you to grow into the best teacher you can be.

REAL-TIME ENGAGEMENT

Our course is as interactive as it comes. Participate with us daily in our private online community, on regularly scheduled webinars, and via email. Alanna and her team are here for you 100%. Ask any question, and get all your answers whenever you need them.

ACCOUNTABILITY & ASSESSMENTS

Throughout the course, you upload videos of along the way. In this way, you are held accountable for every element of your learning, and you are never left behind. We ensure the optimization of your growth and development as an instructor as we watch you progress.

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Throughout the course, you engage in classes which features a wide array of skilled teachers that enhance and diversify your experience. You read key texts and write reports to demonstrate your understanding. You also put your creativity to work by creating sequences that integrate your skills.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of the teacher training program, you have met our rigorous standards and become a Certified teacher with The Kaivalya Yoga Method®. You are eligible for a listing on our exclusive website that features our esteemed teachers. This course also enables you to register with Yoga Alliance RYT upon graduation.

NEW STUDENT WELCOME KIT INCLUDES
TEMPLATES

– Release of Liability Template for your students
– Health questionnaire for your students
– Two beautifully designed resume templates

E-BOOKS

– Chakra ebook
– Art of Adjustments ebook
– Yoga Beyond the Mat ebook 

WORKBOOKS

– Sequence Worksheet
– Asana Workbook

COURSES

– Chakra mini-course registration
– Mudras for Sleep Mini Course

GUIDES

– Concise Cuing Guide
– The Changing Yoga Landscape talk with Alanna
– Social Media Guide for Yogis

GUIDED MEDITATIONS

– 3 Guided Meditations

CHEAT SHEETS

– Zodiac Cheat Sheet
– Chakra Cheat sheet

+ INCREDIBLE DISCOUNT ON YOGA LIABILITY INSURANCE

BEYOGI MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

  • Enroll prior to graduation and get insurance and BeYogi Membership for $25 for the year
  • Great rates on liability insurance beyond your first year
  • One policy that covers 350+ modalities
  • Access to affordable health insurance, dental and vision
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE 200-HOUR PROGRAM:
MODULE 1

ANATOMY & ALIGNMENT

Presented through an exclusively yogic lens, you learn key muscle, bone, joint and connective structures. You’ll also learn terms of movement and alignment principles that foster both understanding and the safe application of asana for a wide range of considerations and abilities.

MODULE 2

VINYASA, SEQUENCING & SUBTLE BODY

This section contains the essentials of how to safely sequence a vinyasa class, then goes further, giving you the insights necessary to sequence in accord with the more esoteric and energetic principles that fuel yoga’s transformational power. By learning the subtle anatomy (including in-depth work with the chakras and koshas), you gain an experiential understanding of the deeper layers of the body. This knowledge fundamentally shifts how you harness the power of asana practice.

MODULE 3

TEACHING TECHNIQUES, BUILDING A BUSINESS & BEING A PROFESSIONAL

From refining your cues and developing a well-rounded class to utilizing the power of the web and increasing your business acumen, this module provides everything you need to embark on a successful teaching career, not to mention leading stellar classes that students never forget.

WANT TO GO ALL IN? UPGRADE TO 500-HOUR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE WITH:
MODULE 4

THE ART OF ADJUSTMENTS + POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH

Learn the essential skills of connecting with students through hands-on adjustments. Whether you want to deepen a posture, modify it for a beginner or address a specific issue, injury or concern, you’ll learn to deliver adjustments that allow you to profoundly connect with students on a variety of levels. You will also learn tools and strategies to work with trauma survivors including the anatomy of trauma, increasing resilience, self-regulation of the nervous system and Yoga Nidra in a brand new module on Post-Traumatic Growth!

MODULE 5

PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY & THEMING

Offers the skills and lexicon needed in order to convey complicated yoga philosophy with ease and finesse to a modern-day audience. Understand how the history of yoga has developed from inception by the Desi population, and how we move it forward by honoring the timeless tradition today. Through your study of essential yoga texts, you learn what it takes to embody the core philosophy of yoga and become a yogi living in the modern world, as well as how to give compelling dharma talks. This module also gives you the skills necessary to build your classes around a theme in order to educate the body, mind, and spirit of the students who come to your classes. Through our online discussion groups, we’ll frequently discuss how to honor the practice, and what it means to appreciate and appropriate culture and ideas.

MODULE 6

MEDITATION, MYTHS & MANTRAS

Unlock the power of sacred sound and the profound practice of meditation. This module not only teaches you how to develop your own meditation practice, but also how to teach a variety of meditations to others. You learn the significance of Sanskrit, mantra and chanting while going through their corresponding myth and meaning. Included in this module are both of Alanna’s books: Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan, and Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition.

MODULE 7

FINAL TEACHING CULMINATION

Gain access to this module upon successful completion of all other modules in The Kaivalya Yoga Method® Teacher Training. This final module gives you the opportunity to test your comprehensive knowledge of all the topics covered in the program, and also asks you to upload a video of you teaching a full 60 minute class in The Kaivalya Yoga Method®. Congrats, you are officially a certified Kaivalya Yoga Method® Instructor!

ACCREDITATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS UNITED

The Kaivalya Yoga Method supports GFIU, and our graduates are eligible for membership with this exclusive union for yoga and fitness professionals.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS ACCREDITED ASSOCIATION

The Kaivalya Yoga Method is accredited with the Complementary Therapists Accredited Association. Our graduates receive *free* accreditation & registration as well.

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

We are a continuing education units provider for ACE: 20 CEU credits are earned for ACE members who complete 200-hour YTT.

PRAISE

WHAT SETS THE KAIVALYA YOGA METHOD ®APART 

"I researched countless yoga teacher trainings in search of one that was affordable, convenient, and offered a comprehensive, engaging curriculum. What set the Kaivalya Yoga Method® online training apart was its innovative use of multimedia channels to provide knowledge and support remotely without compromising the integrity of the mentor/student relationship. This training has not only given me valuable insight into how to safely and effectively teach yoga, but also into improving my quality of life by applying yogic philosophies in everything I do."

Kayla M.

I WANTED THE BEST

“I am a serial education geek, but I carefully choose my teachers: I look to learn from someone who I truly believe can enhance my own mind and body approach, in order to make me a better human and a better practitioner. I wanted to study from a best-in-class teacher, but I also didn’t want to close my business for a month. Alanna’s reputation, plus the “practical” benefits of online learning won me over. It’s an honest and first-in-class course. Credential? Check. But you are going to grow and learn and be challenged along the way. Just what I signed up for!

Janis Isaman

MEET THE MENTORS

Alanna asks the mentors to answer students’ most frequently asked questions.

ABOUT ALANNA KAIVALYA PH.D.

Over the 20 years I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga, I’ve had the good fortune to study with a great many teachers. From mentors here in the United States, as well as around the globe in India, Bali, and Europe, there are many who have influenced my own practice and the development of The Kaivalya Yoga Method. Some you will be familiar with like: Sharon Gannon & David Life, Mark Whitwell, and Richard Freeman. Others are more obscure, such as Sheshadri, who lives in Mysore, India and teaches a variant of Ashtanga Yoga, or Anne Kasmen, who lived in Bali (she has since passed) and brought me great spiritual revelations through her unique work.

I’ve studied the asana traditions of yoga, and I’ve also studied the philosophical and mythological aspects of yoga with classical instructors and through my studies in higher education. My Ph.D. is in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology, and that work greatly informs how I bring this practice to you now. It’s been decades in the making, and I also believe it will continue to evolve as we work together here in this program!

FAQ

There are no prerequisites for this course, and you need not be a yoga expert before registering. What we do ask is that you have at least some level of practice under your belt so you are familiar with basic postures and the flow of a vinyasa class, but you are also right at home if you are more advanced at yoga or have already taken a training. Much of what you find here fills in the gaps as it is comprehensive and designed to provide you with what you need to know to become an extraordinary teacher. It is also essential that you have a webcam, camcorder or video capability on your smartphone as well as a decent internet connection to access the course materials. Proficiency with English is recommended, as all instruction is given in English.

For the 200 hour course, we recommend completing the course in 3-4 months, but you have 6 months to complete your course material online with fully assisted mentor support & feedback (the 500 hour program gives you 12 months to complete with mentor guidance). Within that time, you can review the lectures, materials, interact with mentors, connect with other students and continue your knowledge as you progress through the course. After the certification process is complete, you have access to all the course content in a special section of our training site where you can review materials, connect with other graduates and further your education.

Upon successful completion of The Kaivalya Yoga MethodTeacher Training at the 200, 300 or 500 hour levels, you are certified in The Kaivalya Yoga Method. We have a dedicated and searchable website for our certified teachers which feature your bio, teaching schedule, and contact information so the world can see that you’ve met our rigorous testing standards and demonstrated your ability to lead stellar classes for a wide variety of students.
This online program far exceeds the common standards of a 500 hour teacher training. Here’s how:

• Personalized guidance, review, and feedback of coursework and assignments

• Rigorous testing standards including video uploads of various teaching techniques (sequencing, adjusting, anatomy, cueing, dharma talks, meditation, chanting, etc.)

• ALL educators are 500++ hours trained in The Kaivalya Yoga Method and complementary techniques

• Classes, training and educators available around the clock, and for consult and review as many times as necessary

• Extensive body of knowledge covering all aspects of yoga & teaching technique that is viewable again and again at your convenience including:

• 100+ hours of training in anatomy for yoga: essential knowledge for all teachers
• Safe and effective hands-on adjustments techniques
• Principles of bhakti (devotional) yoga, chanting and mantra
• Thorough sequencing skills based on body mechanics and subtle body principles

• Feedback and review of your teaching practice throughout the course

• Business skills and insights into how to land jobs, market, start teaching and tailor instruction to various student demographics such as beginners and prenatal clientele

• Training in how to translate ancient practices including sacred texts, yogic mythology and philosophy to a modern audience

These are unique features that we are able to bring you given the online format of this program–a format that allows us to make teacher training available to those who would otherwise not be able to attend one–and does so without sacrificing the depth, breadth, and experience that immersing yourself in yoga offers. This course is Alanna’s previously-offered 200 and 300 hour live trainings….now offered online with expanded teachings, enhanced personal connection and feedback. It includes far more content than is ever possible in a live training format.

TKYM believes that the practice of yoga compels us to come together. Yoga literally means to yolk, or bring together. We ground our practice and learning in sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. In the training, we discuss how we honor these texts and practices to prepare you to be the best spiritual leader you can be. Our online discussions and dive deeply into cultural appropriation and we are planning to do more. We also know that there is a huge lack of diversity in yoga. One way that we are standing in solidarity with diversifying yoga is through our Phoenix Rising Scholarship program. We are providing 5 scholarships each month for our 200-hour YTT to individuals from underrepresented populations including (in no specific order): BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Survivors of abuse, and people who have disabilities. We are also taking steps to make sure that our website reflects the diversity of our community, and planning more community outreach and conversations to ensure that all of the members of our community feel seen, safe, and valued.

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 and individualized feedback. You can also freely interact with the mentors, Alanna, and other students currently in the program throughout your coursework via the online campus community, which features regularly scheduled classes, workshops, and webinars. We are also available for support via email and chat.

This is a fully supported experience as our elite mentors work with you every step of the way toward your successful graduation.

You will need to make sure you have the following:

1. A webcam, camcorder, or video capture capability on your smartphone or other device as you will need to submit videos to us as part of your coursework.

2. A decent internet connection to be able to access the course materials.

3. You will need to purchase two books in addition to the price of the program: Sacred Sound and Myths of the Asanas. More info regarding this will be provided after registration.

4. Proficiency with English is recommended, as all instruction is given in English.

Yes, you can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this program.

Yes, click here to view the Online Yoga Teacher Training course syllabus.

We have payment plans for the 200, 300, or 500-hour programs where you are automatically billed monthly payments. Simply choose the ShopPay payment plan option upon secure checkout. You can pay with a credit card during our secured checkout process. All pricing is listed in US dollars and payments will be automatically be converted to US dollars if you are paying with another currency.

In light of the current pandemic, Yoga Alliance now allows online learning as part of their registration process. 

This means that you can register with Yoga Alliance upon graduating from The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy online certification program.

This provision by Yoga Alliance is currently approved. It is our hope that this decision to allow online learning becomes permanent.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy has always provided (and will continue to provide):

• Comprehensive content above and beyond Yoga Alliance Standards

• Certification upon completion of our 200-, 300-, and 500-hour programs

• Registration on our own site for certifiedteachers.yoga free of charge

If the Yoga Alliance registration element is important to you, then we strongly urge you to register and complete your training with us at this time. 

To read the updates from Yoga Alliance, ​visit this page​.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy was the first online 500-hour teacher training program of its kind, and has been serving students since 2015. Alanna Kaivalya has been at the forefront of the movement to provide high-quality education for yoga professionals online. 

We will continue to follow this evolving topic and will continue to inform our students of updates and changes.

Yes! For the 200-hour program, you will need to purchase a password for the anatomy portion which is $37 (the password is complimentary in the 500-hour program).

For the 300 and 500-hour programs, you will need to purchase required texts for approximately $40 depending upon if you choose kindle, used, or new options.

Exchange requests must be made within 7 days of purchase. We do not refund for any reason, but offer store credit or exchange to be applied to any other online course program on alannak.com. To qualify for an exchange or store credit, you must contact support@alannak.com within 7 days of initial enrollment. Exchange or store credit requests are considered on a case-by-case basis, and we reserve the right to deny an exchange. Because this program requires significant human resources to enroll students, for all exchange requests granted, a $77 processing fee is assessed and deducted from the exchange or credit value. No exchanges or credit is given for purchased Yoga Functional Anatomy passwords. 

After the 7-day exchange period, no exchanges or store credit is issued for any reason. Payment plans cannot be canceled or suspended for any reason and must continue until all payments have been made in full. All requests can be made by emailing support@alannak.com.


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