Are you a specialist in a particular field of yoga study?
As a part of our 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training (ATT), the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga has created a category of instructors that are experts in their fields and want to participate in teacher trainings. Referred to as Subject Matter Specialists (SMS), these people might have skills in diverse areas like anatomy, kinesiology, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, business management, or in teaching special populations. The SMS title is applicable for both currently licensed Anusara yoga teachers and others.
SMS’s may lead teacher training modules that are specifically related to their field of expertise. SMSs that are not current Anusara yoga teachers are called Associate Subject Matter Specialists. View the directory of SMS teachers below to see the depth of field our teachers are trained in.
What can a Subject Matter Specialist teach?
A SMS can teach elective subjects in the ATT, such as Ayurveda or Sanskrit. A SMS can also teach four (4) of the nine (9) required ATT modules: philosophy, anatomy, Teaching Meditation and Teaching Pranayama.
An Experienced Certified Anusara Teacher (ECAT) must teach the other five required modules. An ECAT can teach all of the required modules. They can also invite a Subject Matter Specialist to teach a module that the SMS is qualified to teach.
Interested in applying?
A person can apply to be a specialist in more than one category but would need to apply and pay separately for each category. For example, a teacher might apply to be Anusara SMS (Meditation) and Anusara SMS (Philosophy). Or, as another example, a person might apply for SMS (Anatomy) and SMS (Therapy).
The SMS retains their materials, copyrights, intellectual ownership, etc.
If your application is accepted:
- You will be charged the SMS license fee, and then again annually to retain the SMS license.
Please note: Anusara Elements™, Anusara-Inspired™ or Anusara-Certified™ teacher may apply for SMS license for a particular area in which they have qualifying expertise and experience the same application instructions apply.