Become an Anusara Teacher

Becoming an Anusara teacher is a commitment to excellence.

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Anusara is … teachers from around the world committed to the highest form of yoga instruction

The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga is dedicated to supporting Anusara yoga teachers in cultivating and maintaining a high standard of excellence.

An Anusara yoga teacher’s main intention is to serve each and every student of all ages and levels to discover their own innate goodness, their worthiness, and Divine nature.

With love, honor, and respect, an Anusara yoga teacher is dedicated to serving and assisting each student uncover and develop their own unique gifts and abilities. Anusara yoga teachers are known for their light-hearted approach that evokes a playful environment of creativity in their community and their classes. Students and teachers are also encouraged to resist mindless conformity by being independent and self-reliant.

As a Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance, our School offers one of the most comprehensive teacher training programs in the world. Our 200-hr teacher training and 300-hour advanced teacher trainings both fulfill and exceed the basic requirements set by Yoga Alliance. 

The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga is excited to offer a Bridge Program for yoga teachers who hold a 200-Hour yoga certificate in another style of yoga and wish to earn their 300-Hour certificate in Anusara yoga and can become part of the global Anusara community. See below for more information.

The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga offers 4 levels of licensing. Each builds upon the previous as the teacher gains experience and expertise.

Click here for a visual overview of the Professional Development Continuum.

Level 1: Elements™ Anusara Yoga Teacher
The Anusara Elements yoga teacher license is designed for those teachers completing Anusara 100-hour Immersion and the 100-hour Teacher Training (or an Anusara 200-hour Teacher Training),  who have earned the recommendation of their teacher to have proficiency in teaching the basic elements of an Anusara yoga class. Anusara Elements teachers can advertise as Anusara Elements yoga teachers or licensed Anusara Elements yoga teachers, and can publish their classes as Anusara Elements Yoga.

Anusara-Elements license information and application.

Level 2: Inspired™ Anusara Yoga Teacher
Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher license meets and exceeds the requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT-200. Anusara-Inspired can advertise as Anusara-Inspired yoga teachers or licensed Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher, and publish their classes as Anusara Yoga.

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT-200) who received training in another style of yoga are eligible for the 36-Hour Anusara Bridge Program, which prepares them to enter a 300-Hour Anusara Teacher Training and the Anusara-Inspired license.

Anusara-Inspired Application Form

Level 3: Certified™ Anusara Yoga Teacher
Certified Anusara yoga teacher license meets and exceeds the requirements for Yoga Alliance  RYT-500 hours. Certified Anusara yoga teachers can advertise as certified Anusara yoga teachers, Anusara yoga teacher or a licensed Anusara yoga teacher. It is at this level that teachers are permitted to offer workshops on the Universal Principles of Alignmentand with approval offer Anusara yoga teacher trainings.

Level 4: Experienced Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher (ECAT)
The title of an ECAT is a professional title that certifies you to teach all or part of a 300-Hour Anusara Teacher Training.  Also, the ECAT license provides an additional professional credential.  This is a great next step in the path of teaching excellence. We encourage you to consider applying.

Subject Matter Specialist (SMS)
As a part of our 300-Hour Teacher Training, the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga offers a teaching role called Subject Matter Specialist (SMS). An SMS is someone who has a specialty offering that is related to the teaching and/or practice of Yoga, which will enhance a teacher trainee’s education and contribute to their excellence as a teacher of Anusara Yoga.

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An SMS can teach elective subjects in the 300-Hour Teacher Training, such as Ayurveda or Sanskrit. An SMS can also teach six (6) of the eleven (11) required modules: philosophy, anatomy, teaching Meditation, teaching Pranayama, Women and Yoga, and Yoga for Seniors. A CATT must teach the other five required modules.

Subject Matter Specialists Application

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200-Hour Teacher Training

Includes a 100-hour Anusara Immersion and a 100-hour Anusara Teacher Training

Bridge Program

A 36-hour program designed for:

    • Teachers who have completed a 200-Hour Teacher Training in a method other than Anusara and want to take an Anusara 300-Hour Teacher Training. The 36 hours will count towards their 300-Hour elective hours.
    • Anusara Inspired teachers who are looking for a refresher and to earn 36 elective hours as part of their 300-hour Teacher Training.

Learn more here.

300-Hour Teacher Training

A comprehensive program consisting of core, required and elective modules. Completion of this step qualifies you to apply as a RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance and to apply for the Certification process with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. 

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Questions? Contact Licensing Specialist Ory Brown at

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