Teacher Trainer Updates – August 2021

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Dear Anusara Teacher Trainers,

September is just around the corner. I hope you are all making the most out of this season despite world events. Most of our global regions are starting to get back to the studio but others are still suffering. I am also aware that some of you are working through health issues. I send you all vibes of love, wellness and good health.

The following communication comes from the Professional Development Department. These are updates that are specifically meant for you as teacher trainers. My hope is that in maintaining open lines of communications we can continue to work together as a team and I can make sure you have what you need to stay informed and equipped to best lead your programs and serve your students. Complimentary information is available in Anusara News (If you are not receiving the “Anusara News” bi-weekly e-mail newsletter, please let me know. I can turn on notifications for you so that you don’t miss out, but I need your written consent to do so).

Let’s keep in contact,

Om Shanti

Jeannine Plaiche,
Director of Professional Development
Anusara School of Hatha Yoga

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Action required by all Teacher Trainers!

Beginning January 2022, teacher trainers will be able to automatically receive an updated Teacher Trainer Curriculum Package each year provided they complete this teacher trainer agreement form. This will help us update your profile so that we can send you the tools you need for a successful teacher training. Please submit the teacher trainer agreement to receive your copies.

Thank you for registering your trainings!

A big thank you to all for registering your teacher trainings with the School. It is making a huge difference and allowing the School to welcome new teachers into the School, develop new programs, materials and policies that support you in your role as Anusara members and teacher trainers. 

Please note, we DO NOT, share your student’s e-mail addresses with anyone or add them to our mailing list. We only contact students you specifically recommend for Anusara membership. And we only contact them to congratulate them for receiving your recommendation and to provide them with instructions on how to apply.

The steps to registering your trainings can be found here:

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New guidelines for Guest Teachers & Subject Matter Specialists

New Guest Teacher & Subject Matter Specialist policy – We recently revised the guidelines and fees for Subject Matter Specialists and set new guidelines for what we’re calling Guest Teachers. I’m sure you will be happy with these changes

Thank you for recommending your students

We a higher than average number of teachers join the School in the last months. Our School is growing and there’s hope for the future! Clearly, your teaching is inspiring students to begin their own Anusara teaching journey. Thank you for encouraging them to pursue an Anusara membership.

Here’s an orientation video to help your students better understand the Anusara membership registration process:

Certificate Templates available upon request.

If you’re looking for a certificate template to give to your students, we have new Anusara School of Hatha Yoga certificate templates (English only).

Request your copies by contacting me (Jeannine Plaiche) at licenseingdirector@anusarayoga.com 

***Note: Those listed under our School’s Yoga Alliance RYS are required to provide their students with an Anusara School issued certificate. The certificates are in the Googl Drive Folder***

Q&A: Is my teacher training Yoga Alliance approved?

Not ALL Anusara teacher trainings are recognized by Yoga Alliance! To make sure yours is, please either:

  1. Register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 and
  2. Contact me to list yourself or your studio location under our Yoga Alliance School.


  1. Register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 and
  2. Apply to become your own Yoga Alliance registered yoga school directly through Yoga Alliance. 

If you are still a bit confused about this, and what your responsibility is if you are listed under our Yoga Alliance School, I’lll gladly assist you in making sense of it all. Please contact me with your questions at (Jeannine Plaiche) at licenseingdirector@anusarayoga.com

If you missed the memo about this last year, please find it here in the Teachers’ Lounge.

Q&A: Will Yoga Alliance Approve my Online Teacher Training in 2022?

For trainings that START before or in March 2022*: : If you or your studio are officially listed under our School’s Yoga Alliance RYS then yes, your training will be approved by Yoga Alliance. If you are not listed under our RYS please make sure that you have applied for the Online Exception through Yoga Alliance. *We do not have any other information beyond these dates at this time.

Thank you for your continued dedication towards helping grow and support our community.

ASHY heart