About Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

A unique integrated yoga teacher training built over 30 years, the ANANDA YOGA 200-hour training goes beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of yoga. It’s a life-changing journey!


A Spiritually Dynamic Certificate Training

ANANDA is a global spiritual movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, the author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. This is the only yoga teacher training in the well-known tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda. This course provides an experience that is a dynamic blend of professional training and personal growth.

Earn an international certificate to teach

Ananda helped found Yoga Alliance, the largest non-profit representing the yoga community which also establishes yoga standards in the USA. The Ananda Yoga School of India is a Yoga Alliance certified Registered Yoga School—RYS 200 and RYS 300. Graduates of this yoga teacher training can become Registered Yoga Teachers—RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

Beyond Techniques

This comprehensive curriculum goes beyond techniques and practices and brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence.

Additional Personal Benefits

Create a new direction in your life and become much more personally empowered.

Course Content

Level 1 : The Yoga Asanas 

1st – 5th March (50 hours)         

  • 30 asanas, including how to draw their spiritual benefits
  • Specific affirmations for each asana
  • Asana mechanics, safety cautions, and how to adapt asanas for student limitations

Level 2: Pranayamas, Meditation and Energization Exercises        

7th – 10th March (40 hours)

  • Classical pranayama techniques
  • Traditional meditation practices
  • Renowned Energization Exercises as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

Level 3: Yoga Philosophy, Chakras and Yogic Lifestyle

12th – 16th March (40 hours)

  • How to work directly with the body’s subtle energy, including the chakras and kundalini
  • Yoga philosophy including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and much more
  • Yogic lifestyle-yogic diet, magnetic living

Level 4:   Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Ethics, How to Teach, Final Exams 

18th – 26th March (70 hours)

  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers
  • The ethics of teaching Ananda Yoga based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda
  • Teaching groups and one-to-one, assisting and adjusting students
  • How to plan, structure and sequence classes
  • Personal guidance on refining your teaching and finding your own individual style
Course Teacher

Nayaswami Bhajana, a native of Austria, is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and has been a long-time member of Ananda.  Enthusiastic and inspiring, Nayaswami Bhajana has led many yoga and meditation programs and conducted many special seminars in several countries including Italy, Austria, the UAE, India and the USA. She has completed several yoga intensives including the Level 1 and Level 2 of the AYTT (Ananda Yoga Teacher Training). An experienced teacher, she is an E-RYT 500 and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).

Nayaswami Bhajana also guides meditation retreats and co-leads Ananda pilgrimages to Italy and India. Currently she is conducting the 200 hours AYTT in India.  She has already completed teacher trainings in Gurgaon, Delhi and Pune. She will be in Pune, Delhi and Noida in early 2019.

Course Fees

Total Fee: ₹ 48000
For a single level: ₹ 13000

Fee includes lunch and morning & afternoon tea.
Limited seats. Pay now and register

For queries write to jyoti@anandaindia.org or call 9999677088, 9810433553


The course is open to all and no prior knowledge or experience is required.