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Student Orientation: The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload.com

Get started on your path to becoming a yoga teacher, from the comfort of...anywhere!

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Interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Want to learn more about yoga? This is your sign to do it! Try out the program first, and witness the power of online learning. In this mini-course, you will learn:

  • The alignment of yoga's most fundamental pose, Tadasana
  • Basic adjustments to get you started as a yoga teacher
  • Sequencing guidelines that you can apply to your own home practice (and eventually teaching!)
  • The power of Prana and your energetic body
  • Fundamental meditation technique and how to lead a guided meditation practice
  • The power of Om, and why we chant it in yoga class
  • What the definition of yoga really is
  • A simple phrase from yoga philosophy that will change your life

This course gives you a sample from each of the modules in The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload.com so that you can see how dynamic and thorough this course truly is!

Your Instructor

Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.

Often referred to as the "Yoga Doctor," Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., helps yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and create more impact in the world. She gives you clear pathways to earning a living with your spiritual practice and help others with your gift.

On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In 2015, she debuted a comprehensive 500hr-online teacher training with YogaDownload.

She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and three books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses; Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, is a guidebook showing practitioners how to make yoga their spiritual practice.

She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog. Visit her website at: alannak.com

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

How much of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload.com does this mini-course represent?
This mini-course represents a small fraction of the entire 500 hour course. But! This is enough to give you some very high quality education on some key areas within yoga. What we hope is that you walk away from this mini-course with some solid tools that deepen your practice and give you more insight into yoga, and also pique your interest in beginning your teacher training journey. Either way, we're pleased you're here with us!
Is there a way for me to meet the mentors or receive feedback within this mini-course?
While this course is meant to give you insight into the depths of the full program, what is NOT in this course is the opportunity to interact with our team of highly-trained, esteemed mentors. Throughout the full course on YogaDownload.com, you upload videos of your teaching practice, lectures and demonstrations, while the mentors guide you and offer individualized feedback. This is a way to excel as a teacher trainer, and it is unique to The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload.com. No other program gives you this level of highly personalized guidance and coaching throughout your experience!
Does the full training use the same software that this mini-course does?
The full training is actually housed on an extensive learning management system....the same kind that colleges and universities use to deliver rich curriculum to their students. We worked for over a year to customize that platform to suit all the complex needs of the 500 hour program and not leave anything out. The full training gives you the ability to interact with mentors, upload videos and documents, and receive video feedback from the mentors. We also have an interactive student community where you can meet your fellow trainees and build friendships and lasting bonds. Finally, we regularly have live webinars for our currently enrolled students, as well as one-on-one coaching when needed.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! This course is free, but if there is something we can do for you, don't hesitate to contact us to let us know!

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