Anusara Yoga (TM) Immersion and Teacher Training at Tasha Yoga

Teacher Training 2019-2020

Teacher training is available by application in an apprenticeship model.  Prerequisite is 150 contact hours with Iyengar Yoga or Anusara Yoga certified instructors.  Successful candidates will be self-directed, motivated and organized.  The apprenticeship includes individual sessions with Tasha, participation in  asana classes with Tasha, taking on roles of supervised assisting and teaching in small groups and public classes, guided study of anatomy and philosophy in a group setting as well as individually.  Please contact [email protected] for an application.

Begins October 6, 2018!

This teacher training program is comprised of two 100-Hour trainings, the Immersion and the Teacher Training.  The Immersion deepens your own personal practice and may be taken independently from Teacher Training.  

The 100-Hour Immersion teaches the theory and practice of yoga for the sake of the personal practice of the individual.  It forms the basis and platform of the 100-Hour Teacher Training that follows.  Successful completion of both the Immersion and Teacher Training meet the requirements for Anusara Yoga licensure, as well as Registration at the 200-Hour Level with the Yoga Alliance.  Individuals with qualifications in other professional fields may apply knowledge from this training in those contexts based on the Immersion.  Tasha Yoga Teacher Certification requires successful completion of the full program including Part 2, Teacher Training.

Pre-requisite: 30 hours of public class with Certified Anusara Yoga (TM) teacher.  Please submit dates.  May be taken concurrently with Immersion by special permission.

Please note public classes do not qualify towards Immersion or Teacher Training hours, unless formally included i.e. Tasha’s Saturday classes in which we debrief and contemplate immediately after class as part of the formal Immersion and Teacher Training.  Within the dates of your Immersion and Teacher Training, you are most welcome and invited to attend as many public classes with Tasha as possible at no additional cost. 

Six contact hours can be made up by attending public classes with Tasha or another Certified Anusara Yoga teacher and completing reflective assignments.  Additional hours missed can be made up by scheduling private sessions with Tasha, at additional expense charged at reduced rate of $45/hour, or another pre-approved session with a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher.

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Immersion

In the Immersion, students:

  • Identify the names of the poses
  • Describe the Three A’s:  Attitude, Action, Alignment
  • Explain the five Principles of Alignment
  • Apply the five Principles of Alignment to all the classes of poses: Warm-ups, Standing Poses, Seated Forward Bends and Hip Openers, Handbalancings, Back Extensions, Inversions, Twists, Supine.
  • Perform all the asana on the Level I syllabus as appropriate for the individual
  • Define yoga from several perspectives
  • Define tantra
  • Identify heart qualities and with them animate asana from the inside out
  • Study, journal and reflect on purposes of yoga
  • Identify the Seven Loops and apply them to poses on the Level 1 Syllabus
  • Chant and reflect on key sutras from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Perform basic pranayama
  • Identify major bones and muscles, and explain their significance in asana practice
  • Read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect on its significance for yoga practice
  • Begin to practice poses on the Level 2 Syllabus
  • Create sequences for individual home practice
  • Observe and assist fellow students
  • Identify the Vedas and Upanishads and the Six Philosophical Views in India, and explain the three major phases of yogic development in the history of India.
  • Identify key figures in the transmission of yoga to the west and characterize several of the major schools of yoga active today
  • Describe the five elements and apply them to asana practice
  • Identify the levels of reality in non-dual tantra
  • Describe esoteric anatomy of chakras

Documented Independent Study/Practice (10 hrs)

Kripalu Wed pm-Fri midday 11/14-16 (10 hrs, separate registration)

Saturday 10am-4pm (13 x 5.75-hr sessions/80 hours total)

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8, 12/15, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9

$1199 (does not include Kripalu or books/materials).  Repeat participants: $599

Spring/Summer 2019 Teacher Training Dates TBD

Required Materials:

Anusara School of Hatha Yoga Immersion Manual

Yoga in Action: A Preliminary Course by Geeta S. Iyengar

Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice on and Off the Mat by Richard Faulds

Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom by Christopher Key Chapple

Bhagavad Gita  by Barbara Stoler Miller tr.

Spring/Summer 2019 Teacher Training

Indian Philosophy Seminar – Prof. Dreyfus, Williams College, Feb 4-Mar 11 & Apr 1-May 6, Mondays 7-9:40pm. Includes separate assignments related to yoga and teaching. (30 hours)

Kripalu Anusara Yoga Regional Gathering, April 4-7 (15 hours, separate registration)

Saturdays 10am-4pm (8 x 5.75 = 46hrs)

April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 (Snow Day)

Practice Teaching – 1) In Tasha’s classes, 2) independently, 3) three teaching experiences observed and evaluated.  (7 hours)

Written Empowerment Review (about 2 hrs., self-scheduled)

$1008 (Does not include Kripalu, books or materials).  Repeat participants: $504

Required Materials:

Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Anatomy & Yoga: A Guide for Teachers & Students Yoga by Ellen Saltonstall

Books for Indian Philosophy Seminar