Yoga Teacher Training Level 2RYT300

500 Hour Certification

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (AYTT-2) is open to anyone who has graduated from a 200-level Yoga Teacher Training program. You can either be an active teacher or you might just want to delve deeper and learn advanced yogic practices. It is recommended that you have an active yoga practice, since we will be examining several advanced asanas (yoga postures), pranayamas (breathing exercises meant for energy control), mudras and bandhas (gestures and locks). If you are an RYT-200, but are new to Ananda Yoga, you should also take the Raja Intensive workshop. This is a 12 week workshop which introduces you to the basics of Ananda Yoga and Meditation.

collage ananda institute of living yogaSirshasanaIf you have graduated from the 200 hour Ananda Yoga Teacher training, then AYTT-2 builds on that experience through advanced asanas, a deeper examination of Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, Ayurveda, and the core teachings of Hatha Yoga. If you are new to Ananda Yoga and your 200-level certification is from a different school, you will find the Ananda Yoga approach to be very inward, strong but calming, and with an equal emphasis on body, mind, and energy.

If you have any questions about your personal practice or how this program can serve you, please contact the Co-Director of Yoga Training, Michelle David, 425-806-3700.

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AYTT-2 offers the complete set of courses required for getting your RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level) certification from Yoga Alliance. To be eligible for certification you should complete the Assistantship course, and any four of these courses:

  1. Meditation Teacher Training
  2. Bhagavad Gita and Advanced Asanas
  3. Spiritual Counseling
  4. Yoga Sutra and Advanced Asanas
  5. Advanced Pranayama


YTT Level 2 Courses in 2016

Date Course Details (Approximate)

March – May 2016

Meditation Teacher Training 8 Saturdays between March and May 2016. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
May – July 2016 Bhagavad Gita and Advanced Asanas Bhagavad Gita: 8 Thursdays, May 26 – July 14, 7:00-9:00 PM.
Advanced Asana: 7 Sundays, May 22 – July 10, 1:00 – 5:30 PM. No class on July 3rd.
Jul 10 – 23, 2016 Assistantship 13-day immersive program. Offered only at The Expanding Light Retreat Center, Nevada City, CA.
Prerequisite: Completion of 80 hours of teaching experience.

Sept – Nov, 2016

Spiritual Counseling 6 Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Exact dates Sept 17, 24, Oct 8, 15 Nov 5, 19
Oct 23 – Nov 5, 2016 Assistantship See above.
Jan – Mar 2017 Advanced Pranayama Moved to Fall 2017 – see below
Mar – May 2017 Meditation Teacher Training 5 Weekends; 
Sep – Nov 2017 Yoga Sutras and Advanced Pranayam Yoga Sutras: 6 Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM. Sep 14 & 28; Oct 12 and 26; Nov 9 & 16th.
Advanced Pranayama: 5 Sundays, 1:30 – 6:30 PM & 1 Saturday. Sep 17 & 30; Oct 15 & 29; Nov 12 and 19th.