Our continuing evolution as a teacher led school of yoga enables us to more clearly recognize our teachers and introduce new refinements to the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.
Anusara Yoga Teacher Level Descriptions
Anusara Elements™ yoga teacher – NEW – The introductory level of teacher, licensed after completing 100 hours of Anusara yoga Immersion, 100 hours of teacher training with an Anusara certified yoga teacher, and a recommendation from a Certified Anusara yoga teacher. The Anusara Elements yoga teacher will present yoga classes entitled “Anusara Elements yoga” or “AET yoga”. These teachers will incorporate the Universal Principles of Alignment™ of Anusara yoga into their classes, along with a basic heart theme. Read more….
Anusara-Inspired™ yoga teacher – Anusara-inspired yoga teachers have at least two years of teaching experience after completing their initial 200 hours of teacher training for this level of license. To achieve this title, they must have a recommendation from a Certified Anusara yoga teacher who has reviewed a live or recorded class. Anusara-inspired yoga teachers reflect a higher level of skill that reflects their dedication and professionalism. Their classes may be listed as “Anusara-Inspired” or “Anusara® yoga”.
Certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher – Full certification in Anusara yoga is granted only after a minimum of 500 hours of teacher training and four years of teaching, and all Certified Anusara yoga teachers have passed a comprehensive (30 – 40 hours) exam and a review of their teaching from an experienced mentor. Only teachers that have achieved this level of training and experience may call themselves Anusara yoga teachers, and their classes reflect a highly refined ability to weave the philosophical principles of Anusara yoga with the Universal Principles of Alignment. After apprenticing as an assistant in an Anusara Immersion and teacher training, and with one full year of teaching experience as a fully Certified Anusara Yoga teacher, these teachers may lead Anusara Immersions and 100 hour teacher trainings.
Certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher Trainer (CATT) – Beginning 2016 – Our School has begun cultivating a faculty of experienced Certified Anusara yoga teachers that qualify to teach the new Anusara Advanced Teacher Training Curriculum. These teachers have achieved both Certified Anusara yoga teacher licensing and Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 designations and meet additional requirements. A directory of CATT’s will be posted to the teacher directory.
Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) – Beginning in 2016 – The School has created a new category for both currently licensed Anusara yoga teachers and others that are experts in their fields. These people might have skill in areas like anatomy, kinesiology, ayurveda, yoga philosophy, business management, or in teaching special populations. SMS’s may lead teacher training modules that are specifically related to their field of expertise. SMS that are not current Anusara yoga teachers are called Associate Subject Matter Specialists. A directory of SMSs is posted to the teacher directory.