Subject Matter Specialists

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Sally Kempton

As a part of our 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training (ATT), the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga has created a new teaching role called Subject Matter Specialist (SMS). A 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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Bill Mahony

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.

Of course, an ECAT can teach all of the required modules. A ECAT can also invite a Subject Matter Specialist to teach a module that the SMS is qualified to teach.

The SMS retains their materials, copyrights, intellectual ownership, etc.

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Carlos Pomeda

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).

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.

SMS-Associate application (for non-Anusara teachers)
SMS application (for those currently licensed Anusara teachers)

Thank you for your interest in applying to be an
Anusara Subject Matter Specialist!

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