Ananda Wellness Institute of Yogic Wisdom and Ayurveda

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      • Awiyowa is dedicated to spreading the wisdom of the ancient teachings of yoga through yogic trainings, meditation, spiritual mentorship, and service to the underprivileged population.
884 2nd Street
Santa Rosa, California 95404
United States
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The Teachings
Ananda Yoga Guru Kula 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a dynamic, comprehensive, and holistic Yoga training.  It provides students with a systematic approach to bringing physical, mental, and spiritual balance into their life and the lives of their students through ancient and modern practices steeped in the traditions of Ashtanga (8-limbed) Yoga, Classical North Indian Tantra and Ayurveda.

About Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is an emerging branch of complementary and integrative medicine which draws upon the ancient holistic wisdom of Yoga to promote optimal health and well being.  Ananda Yoga Guru Kula is deeply committed to the therapeutic application of yogic practices to assist people in creating and maintaining optimal health and aiding in the recovery and management of dis-ease.  We are excited and proud to be a part of this emerging healthcare paradigm.

Our Training
Our Yoga Therapy Training combines a comprehensive curriculum and leading experts in the field of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, providing our students with a dynamic learning experience.  We offer a strong emphasis in Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and spirituality throughout our Yoga Therapy trainings, giving our students a deeper approach to healing and wellness.  It is our aim to offer trainings that will provide vital integration of body, mind and spirit to heal the whole person.  

Module 1:  
300-hour Core Yoga Therapy Training
This is the same highly regarded training we have been providing to our students for the last 10 years and is open to yoga teachers, doctors, nurses, massage therapists, MFTs, Ayurvedic practitioners, reiki practitioners, psychologists, and other healthcare and body work  practitioners with a yogic background.  
The 300-hour Core Yoga Therapy training is held in two 2-week intensives, including home study between sessions.  Students will gain a foundational education in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, providing them the skills and knowledge to work one-on-one with clients and patients with different health and wellness issues, and lead specialized group classes.  This module can be taken as a stand-alone module or can be combined with Module 2, 3 & 4 to qualify for an IAYT accredited 800-hour Yoga Therapy certification.    

Areas of Study
Yogic philosophy and psychology
Applied Ayurveda for the Yoga Therapist
Yogic Tools and the individualized prescription of asanas and yogic practices
Physiology of common disease conditions
Anatomy and Structural Yoga – postural assessment, diagnosis and adjustment
Yoga Therapy for a variety of common conditions – cancer, diabetes, asthma, heart disease and more
Yoga Therapy methods for managing and healing a variety of psychological conditions – depression, anxiety, grief, Bipolar disorder, spiritual emergence and more.
Yoga Nidra practices for PTSD, stress and and pain management
Vedic Prayers and other Mantras for healing
Meditation practices

Students who successfully complete the 300-hour Core Yoga Therapy Training will receive a 300-hour Yoga Advanced Teacher certificate and yoga therapy certificate from Ananda Yoga Guru Kula.  Those with a Yoga Alliance (YA) registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification can combine it with this 300-hour certificate and apply to YA as a 500-hour Registered  Yoga Teacher (RYT).