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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!

In this 8-day mini-course, we distill the training down to a few elements to give you a taste of what we offer in our full 500 hour online program.

By signing up for this mini-course, you are guided through one module per day by Alanna Kaivalya, the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method online training. Try out the program first, and witness the power of online learning!


Here is what you learn each day:

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

Alanna Kaivalya personally walks you through a daily 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!


**Be sure to look in your email inbox for the accompanying emails to each day's lesson! Please whitelist alanna@onlineteachertraining.yoga to ensure proper and timely delivery of your daily mini-course emails.


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 is this 8 day mini-course delivered?
This mini-course is an eight day guided tour of the full 500 hour Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload. Every day you receive an accompanying lesson straight to your email inbox (please whitelist alanna@onlineteachertraining.yoga) that tells you what you learn and provides a link to sign in to the mini-course to review the videos and the materials that we bring to you every day. Plan on spending about 10-15 minutes with your daily lesson. And, look forward to the end where you receive a *special* invite to the full program!
How much of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training with YogaDownload.com does this mini-course represent?
This 8 day 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 8 day 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.

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