TYTT is a 200-hour teacher-training program that provides immersion into a lifestyle of inner joy and universal love. Our training program teaches yoga as a transformational tool for spiritual awakening and betterment of the human society. This inspiring and comprehensive yoga training will deepen your personal practice and give you the tools to teach yoga to others.
Specifically, through this training you can:
• Deepen your personal yoga and meditation practice
• Immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle, including vegetarian diet and healthy daily practices
• Learn how to teach a reflective yoga class safely and effectively
• Enjoy the support of a spiritual community and make new friends
• Understand the philosophical foundation that supports a yoga practice
• Further your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and well-being
Testimonial: “I am transformed by the program! I am filled with the strength, knowledge, and courage to teach yoga to others. The love in the group was exemplary. I am trying to keep it in my heart and take it to wherever I am.” – Former graduate
Accredited by Yoga Alliance
Graduates of TYTT receive internationally recognized certification. TYTT is certified by Yoga Alliance for the 200-hour standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).
TRAINING LEVEL AND CONTENT
The TYTT program is open to yoga students of all levels, providing all participants with a strong foundation in yogic practices and philosophy from the Ananda Marga Tantra Yoga tradition. Experienced and professional faculty facilitate a strong and supportive learning environment that integrates postural yoga with anatomy, physiology, philosophy, cosmology, subtle anatomy, and effective teaching methods.
Specifically, the curriculum includes:
• Asana technique
• Preparatory poses and modifications
• Techniques to assist students practice safely and with a good energetic alignment
• Anatomy and physiology
• The 8-limbed path of Astaunga Yoga, including spiritual ethics, breath control and meditation techniques
• Relaxation techniques
• Subtle anatomy and models of mind (chakras, koshas and prana)
• Teaching methodology
• Tantra history, philosophy and cosmology, including the philosophy of embodiment
Dada Vishvarupananda, MSc, E-RYT 200, RYT 500.
Dada has been a monk in the Ananda Marga tradition for over 27 years and has given personal instruction to numerous aspirants during that time. Dada has received additional training with Ananda and Kripalu, and has a Master’s degree in Yoga Therapy. He has been teaching professionally since 2000 including college credit classes at George Washington University. He has facilitated numerous retreats and yoga teacher training programs throughout the world. The tesitmonials below are from his students in Brazil, Iceland, Demark, and other places.
Gustavo Monje, MA Education, E-RYT 200 (in Progress)
Gustavo is a professor of English at Northern VA Community College and also teaches several spiritual courses such as, Make Meditation a Daily Habit and Vedic Astrology for beginners. He has been practicing tantric meditation for 16 years and hosts Sunday Yoga, a meditation immersion program on Sundays.
Every day promises a full schedule with a comprehensive curriculum that includes plenty of opportunities for multi-dimensional learning and hands on teaching.
6.00 Wake up
6:45- 8.00 Yoga class
8.00-9.00 Collective chanting and meditation
Note: Silence is observed from 6 to 10 AM
The training will be held at the beautiful spiritual retreat center: The Bridge Between the Worlds, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The 20-acre site is hidden in the woods by a lake, offering many ways to enjoy and connect with the natural world. You’ll enjoy walking through the many wooded paths, canoeing, and using the infrared sauna and hot tub.
Registration Options for Part I of the training (part II will be in March at a date to be announced):
1. $1, 200 (3 spaces available) Air mattress, private room, all meals.
2. $1, 400 (8 spaces available) Double bed, private room, all meals.
3. $95 Day glimpse, includes, classes, activities, and meals but not lodging.
To register please pay the advanced booking fee ($750) and the full ammount can be paid the day of arrival via cash or check. Other options may be discussed later. The advanced booking fee is non-refundable.
HOW TO PAY:
Click on this link to complete registration form (Note: Please only complete form after paying the deposit or the full amount):
Bridge Between the Worlds:
“I am transformed by the program. I am filled with the strength, knowledge, and courage to teach yoga to others. The love and caring in the group was exemplary.”
“It was what I needed to get back on the spiritual path. I now believe I can teach yoga. The program helped me become more relaxed in front of groups. I know myself a lot better and am clearer about my goals and priorities.”
“I got much support from the friends I made, and the teachers. This is an extraordinary group of people who are very open, supportive and willing to share their love and support with fellow pilgrims. You have designed a great program that will continue to be an amazing experience.”
“The trainers were very attentive and supportive. They were fantastic at training our emotions and techniques at the same time. I loved all of the workshops. I felt soaked in knowledge and understanding.”