BECOME A CERTIFIED TEACHER AT A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD

This season, enroll in our full 200-hour program for only $397 or 6 payments of $77.

I want to support you in your dream of becoming an exceptionally trained yoga teacher, which is why I am so passionate about making this incredible program accessible to everyone.

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Get Certified today!

This higher educational course is valued at $2,997, but I want everyone to have the opportunity to take part in my renowned Yoga Teacher Training Program.

HOW THIS WORKS:

PICK YOUR PROGRAM:

200, 300 or 500 hours of higher education in yoga from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS)

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

Prepare to be transformed. Your teacher training journey will challenge you, fostering growth in ways you never imagined. The time is now!

We are a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS™) with the world’s first, original 100% online program (founded in 2011), representing the gold standard of 200/300/500hr certification options. We are a continuing education units provider for ACE: 20 CEU credits are earned for ACE members who complete 200-hour YTT.

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LIFETIME ACCESS to the course content, plus fully guided mentorship and support all the way through certification*

200 hours of higher education in yoga from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS), founded in 2011.

OPTIMIZATION of your growth and expertise with accountability and assessments

INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK and ongoing support from elite mentors and a dedicated technical team

PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY with additional content and interactive Live sessions

CERTIFICATION upon completion and lifetime registry with The Kaivalya Yoga Method

* You will get 6 months to complete certification for the 200 and 300 hour programs, and 12 months for the 500 hour program.

The Modules

Customize your training program by selecting 200, 300, or all 500 hours.

200 hours

MODULE 1

Anatomy & Alignment

MODULE 2

Vinyasa, Sequencing & Subtle Body

MODULE 3

Teaching Techniques, Building a Business & Being a Professional

300 hours

MODULE 4

The Art of Adjustments

500 hours

MODULE 5

Philosophy, History & Theming

MODULE 6

Meditation, Myths & Mantras

MODULE 7

Final Teaching Culmination

NEW STUDENT

Welcome Kits Include

TEMPLATES

Release of Liability Template for your students

Health questionnaire for your students

Two beautifully designed resume templates

E-BOOKS

Chakra ebook

Art of Adjustments ebook

Yoga Beyond the Mat ebook

WORKBOOKS

Sequence Worksheet

Asana Workbook

Two beautifully designed resume templates

COURSES

Chakra mini-course registration

Mudras for Sleep Mini Course

GUIDES

Concise Cuing Guide

The Changing Yoga Landscape talk with Alanna

Social Media Guide for Yogis

GUIDED MEDITATIONS

3 Guided Meditations

CHEAT SHEETS

Zodiac Cheat Sheet

 Chakra Cheat sheet

Social Media Guide for Yogis

+ Incredible Discount

On Yoga Liability Insurance

BEYOGI MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

  • Enroll prior to graduation and get insurance/BeYogi Membership for $25 for the year
  • Great rates on liability insurance beyond your first year
  • Don’t need liability insurance but want to join BeYogi for other benefits? No problem.
  • Yoga Liability Insurance (including live streaming)
  • One policy that covers 350+ modalities
  • Access to affordable health insurance, dental and vision
  • Access Guides and eBooks
  • Great articles to make you a better teacher
Accreditations & Certifications

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS UNITED

The Kaivalya Yoga Method supports GFIU, and our graduates are eligible for membership with this exclusive union for yoga and fitness professionals.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS ACCREDITED ASSOCIATION

The Kaivalya Yoga Method is accredited with the Complementary Therapists Accredited Association. Our graduates receive *free* accreditation & registration as well.

YOGA ALLIANCE ONLINE YTT CERTIFICATIONS

Select Your Program

200-hour program
$397
/ or 6 Monthly Payments of $77

More than 200 hours of higher education in yoga

Includes modules 0-3

6 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Submit tests, and recorded videos to mentors for personalized feedback

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

300-hour program
$597
/ or 6 Monthly Payments of $177

More than 300 hours of higher education in yoga

Includes modules 4-7

6 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Submit tests, and recorded videos to mentors for personalized feedback

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

500-hour program
$997
/ or 12 Monthly Payments of $97

More than 500 hours of higher education in yoga

All 7 modules

12 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Individualized feedback from elite mentors

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

Includes modules 0-3

Complimentary password for Yoga Functional Anatomy

Includes modules 0-3

REGISTER WITH YOGA ALLIANCE!

Limited Time During Pandemic –
Act Now for RYT Certification Qualification!

Yoga Alliance now allows online learning as part of their registration process in light of the recent pandemic. This means that you can register with Yoga Alliance upon graduating from The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy online certification program.

This provision by Yoga Alliance is currently approved through December 31, 2020. It is our hope that this decision to allow online learning becomes permanent.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy has always provided (and will continue to provide):

  • Comprehensive content above and beyond Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Certification upon completion of our 200-, 300-, and 500-hour programs
  • Registration on our own site for certifiedteachers.yoga free of charge


If the Yoga Alliance registration element is important to you, then we strongly urge you to register and complete your training with us at this time.

When the online provision expires, and trainings are allowed to move back to studios, people who want to register with Yoga Alliance at that time will need to enroll in an in-studio program.

We want to make you a yoga teacher.

An adept, exceptional, qualified yoga teacher, trained in the foundations of the practice, yoga philosophy, postures, sequencing, anatomy and therapeutics. All from the comfort of… anywhere.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method® Online Yoga Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive course taught by one of the most powerful and prominent figures on the yoga scene today: Alanna Kaivalya.

Upon completion, you’ll join an elite group of graduates who are some of the most influential, committed, successful, and qualified teachers in their community.

If you’ve ever felt a calling or curiosity to teach yoga, THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO DO IT.

What Our Students Have to Say...

Introducing

ALANNA KAIVALYA, Ph.D.

Over the 20 years I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga, I’ve had the good fortune to study with a great many teachers. From mentors here in the United States, as well as around the globe in India, Bali, and Europe, there are many who have influenced my own practice and the development of The Kaivalya Yoga Method. Some you will be familiar with like: Sharon Gannon & David Life, Mark Whitwell, and Richard Freeman. Others are more obscure, such as Sheshadri, who lives in Mysore, India and teaches a variant of Ashtanga Yoga, or Anne Kasmen, who lived in Bali (she has since passed) and brought me great spiritual revelations through her unique work.

I’ve studied the asana traditions of yoga, and I’ve also studied the philosophical and mythological aspects of yoga with classical instructors and through my studies in higher education. My Ph.D. is in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology, and that work greatly informs how I bring this practice to you now. It’s been decades in the making, and I also believe it will continue to evolve as we work together here in this program!

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THE soul seeker

You love yoga, and enjoy its many benefits, but you are ready to learn more. Weekly classes aren’t enough, and you can’t get enough of workshops.

Your practice of asana has evolved into an exploration of meditation, pranayama and/or philosophy. Let’s face it, you can’t fit any more yoga books on the shelf!

You are interested in learning the depths of yoga’s great history and the heights of how it serves you and others.

THE HEALTH PRO

You already teach yoga, but the 200 Hour training you took left you wanting…more.

Your teaching practice needs more richness; a way to set yourself apart – it’s time to find your niche and specialize in your favorite elements of the practice by becoming an expert at all of them.

Health and wellness is your life. You live it, breathe it, and seek it. Now, it’s time to teach it to others with the most comprehensive tools you can find

THE LIFE CHANGER

Taking a teacher training has been on your list…for a while, but it just hasn’t been the right timing. Luckily, this course is done on your own time.

You are looking for a lifestyle shift, but are still committed to your….life! Thankfully, this course fits into your busy schedule.

Becoming yoga teacher has always been a goal, but it’s been financially unattainable…until now. This online teacher training program fits into your life, and your wallet.

Hurry before this seasonal offer ends!

Enroll in our full 200-hour program for only $2997 $397 or 6 payments of $77!

FAQs

There are no prerequisites for this course, and you need not be a yoga expert before registering. What we do ask is that you have at least some level of practice under your belt so you are familiar with basic postures and the flow of a vinyasa class, but you are also right at home if you are more advanced at yoga or have already taken a training. Much of what you find here fills in the gaps as it is comprehensive and designed to provide you with what you need to know to become an extraordinary teacher. It is also essential that you have a webcam, camcorder or video capability on your smartphone as well as a decent internet connection to access the course materials. Proficiency with English is recommended, as all instruction is given in English.

You’ll have 6 months to complete the 200-hour and 300-hour program, and 12 months to complete your 500-hour course material online. Within that time, you can review the lectures, materials, interact with mentors, connect with other students and continue your knowledge as you progress through the course. After the course, you will have access to the course materials in a special section of our training site where you can review materials, connect with other graduates and further your education.

Upon successful completion of The Kaivalya Yoga MethodTeacher Training at the 200-, 300- or 500-hour levels, you are certified in The Kaivalya Yoga Method. We have a dedicated and searchable website for our certified teachers which feature your bio, teaching schedule, and contact information so the world can see that you’ve met our rigorous testing standards and demonstrated your ability to lead stellar classes for a wide variety of students.

This online program far exceeds the common standards of a 500-hour teacher training. Here’s how:

  • Personalized guidance, review, and feedback of coursework and assignments
  • Rigorous testing standards including video uploads of various teaching techniques (sequencing, adjusting, anatomy, cueing, dharma talks, meditation, chanting, etc.)
  • ALL educators are 500++ hours trained in The Kaivalya Yoga Method and complementary techniques
  • Classes, training and educators available around the clock, and for consult and review as many times as necessary
  • Extensive body of knowledge covering all aspects of yoga & teaching technique that is viewable again and again at your convenience including:
    • 100+ hours of training in anatomy for yoga: essential knowledge for all teachers
    • Safe and effective hands-on adjustments techniques
    • Principles of bhakti (devotional) yoga, chanting and mantra
    • Thorough sequencing skills based on body mechanics and subtle body principles
  • Feedback and review of your teaching practice throughout the course
  • Business skills and insights into how to land jobs, market, start teaching and tailor instruction to various student demographics such as beginners and prenatal clientele
  • Training in how to translate ancient practices including sacred texts, yogic mythology and philosophy to a modern audience

These are unique features that we are able to bring you given the online format of this program–a format that allows us to make teacher training available to those who would otherwise not be able to attend one–and does so without sacrificing the depth, breadth, and experience that immersing yourself in yoga offers. This course is Alanna’s previously-offered 200 and 300 hour live trainings….now offered online with expanded teachings, enhanced personal connection and feedback. It includes far more content than is ever possible in a live training format.

*Even though this online training exceeds common 500-hour standards, it is registered with Yoga Alliance. More details are below in the Yoga Alliance frequently answered question.

TKYM believes that the practice of yoga compels us to come together. Yoga literally means to yolk, or bring together. We ground our practice and learning in sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. In the training, we discuss how we honor these texts and practices to prepare you to be the best spiritual leader you can be. Our online discussions dive deeply into cultural appropriation and we are planning to do more. We also know that there is a huge lack of diversity in yoga. One way that we are standing in solidarity with diversifying yoga is through our Phoenix Rising Scholarship program. We are providing 5 scholarships each month for our 200 hour YTT to individuals from underrepresented populations including (in no specific order): BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans, survivors of abuse, and people who have disabilities. We are also taking steps to make sure that our website reflects the diversity of our community, and planning more community outreach and conversations to ensure that all of the members of our community feel seen, safe, and valued.

Courses in this program are done both on your own and interactively. You review the video and text content on your own schedule and at your own pace, and are required to complete video and written assignments, plus online testing as you move through the coursework. Our mentors review and grade each assignment and provide thorough feedback. You can also freely interact with the mentors, Alanna, and other students currently in the program throughout your coursework in our private community, regularly scheduled webinars, and email.

You will need to make sure you have the following:

  1. A webcam, camcorder, or video capture capability on your smartphone or other device as you will need to submit videos to us as part of your coursework.
  2. A decent internet connection to be able to access the course materials.
  3. You will need to purchase two books in addition to the price of the program: Sacred Sound and Myths of the Asanas. More info regarding this will be provided after registration.
  4. Proficiency with English is recommended, as all instruction is given in English.

Yes, you can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this program.

You can pay with a credit card, Google Pay (when using Chrome web browser) or Apple Pay (when using Safari web browser) during our secured checkout process. All pricing is listed in US dollars and payments will be automatically be converted to US dollars if you are paying with another currency.
Yes! We have payment plans for the 200-, 300-, or 500-hour programs where you are automatically billed monthly payments over 6 months. Simply choose the payment plan option upon secure checkout.

In light of the current pandemic, Yoga Alliance now allows online learning as part of their registration process. This means that you can register with Yoga Alliance upon graduating from The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy online certification program. This provision by Yoga Alliance is currently approved through December 31, 2021. It is our hope that this decision to allow online learning becomes permanent.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy has always provided (and will continue to provide):

  • Comprehensive content above and beyond Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Certification upon completion of our 200-, 300-, and 500-hour programs
  • Registration on our own site for certifiedteachers.yoga free of charge

If the Yoga Alliance registration element is important to you, then we strongly urge you to register and complete your training with us at this time. 

To read the updates from Yoga Alliance, ​visit this page​.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy was the first online 500-hour teacher training program of its kind, and has been serving students since 2015. Alanna Kaivalya has been at the forefront of the movement to provide high-quality education for yoga professionals online. 

When the online provision expires, and trainings are allowed to move back to studios, people who want to register with Yoga Alliance at that time will need to enroll in an in-studio program. 

We will continue to follow this evolving topic and will continue to inform our students of updates and changes.

Yes! For the 200-hour program, you will need to purchase a password for the anatomy portion which is $37 (the password is complimentary in the 500-hour program).

For the 300- and 500-hour programs, you will need to purchase required texts for approximately $40 depending upon if you choose kindle, used, or new options.

We get this question a lot! Our program used to be priced differently, but our goal has always been to make yoga accessible to more people. This has been especially important during the pandemic when many people are struggling. To that end, we kept our in-depth content and simply adjusted our pricing structure.

Yes! We have many students around the world and grads that are teaching abroad.

All of our pricing is in USD. The amount you pay will depend on the exchange rate.

Yes, our videos have subtitles.

Because our program is online and completely self-paced, admission is rolling. You can start any time, and you can log in and learn whenever is most convenient for you. We want our program to fit into your schedule.

The practices of yoga seek to free us all from fear and oppression; to heal the rifts that make us perceive differences, hierarchy, and separation. When separation exists within any of us, none of us is free. Here, at The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy and throughout AlannaK.com, we fiercely stand behind.

We want to do our part to ensure spiritual leaders from diverse backgrounds have the tools they need to educate, support, heal, transform, and empower others. Every month, we offer a 50% scholarship for our 200-hour Teacher Training Program to a new member of each of these five communities:

  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Veterans
  • People with Disabilities
  • Survivors of Abuse

We are also talking to community leaders, trying to bring more attention to these topics in the Modern Mystics Podcast.

Our main goal is to train spiritual leaders and to empower yoga teachers to recognize and more fully step into their spiritual leadership to support their students, clients, and the wider community. We also know that it is our job to promote unity, acceptance, and support for all people, especially our community members from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the yoga and wellness world.

 We are thrilled to do our part to ensure spiritual leaders from all backgrounds have the tools they need to educate, support, heal, transform, and empower others. Every month, we offer a 50% scholarship for our 200-hour Teacher Training Program to a new member of each of these five communities: 

  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Veterans
  • People with Disabilities
  • Survivors of Abuse

You can see the specifics of what’s included in each of these programs here: https://stage.alannak.com/ytt-200/. The 200-hour program is for those who have never taken a yoga teacher training before. The 300-hour program is for those who already have a 200-hour certification under their belt and want to go for a 500-hour certification. Our 500-hour program is a combination of the 200-hour and 300-hour courses.

Over the 20 years I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga, I’ve had the good fortune to study with a great many teachers. From mentors here in the United States, as well as around the globe in India, Bali, and Europe, there are many who have influenced my own practice and the development of The Kaivalya Yoga Method. Some you will be familiar with like: Sharon Gannon & David Life, Mark Whitwell, and Richard Freeman. Others are more obscure, such as Sheshadri, who lives in Mysore, India and teaches a variant of Ashtanga Yoga, or Anne Kasmen, who lived in Bali (she has since passed) and brought me great spiritual revelations through her unique work. 

I’ve studied the asana traditions of yoga, and I’ve also studied the philosophical and mythological aspects of yoga with classical instructors and through my studies in higher education. My Ph.D. is in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology, and that work greatly informs how I bring this practice to you now. It’s been decades in the making, and I also believe it will continue to evolve as we work together here in this program!

It’s great that you’re being critical about the program that you choose. We want our program to be a good fit for you. To speak to one of our mentors, please call 833-YOGAYTT (964-2988).‬

We take safety very seriously around here! One of the reasons I created this online program was because after running large in-person trainings, I realized that I couldn’t give each student the individual feedback and attention they needed. Our anatomy and alignment sections are incredibly in-depth, and our mentors look at every single video assignment and test to ensure students have absorbed this important information. Not everyone passes on the first go. Students are not allowed to move forward until they show they can teach others safely and effectively.

As long as you complete our program by 12/31, you can register with the trade organization Yoga Alliance, if you’d like. This is due to YA’s provision during the pandemic. You can find our profile on the YA website here: https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolPublicProfile?sid=2815&lid=2815. We are also accredited by two other organizations that do not have a deadline associated with them: Group Fitness Instructors United and Complementary Therapists Accredited Association. 

Because the program is self-paced, it’s hard to say how long it will take you to complete it. Everyone learns at a different pace. We give students in the 200-hour and 300-hour programs six months to go for certification. Students in the 500-hour program have one year. You have lifetime access to the course materials, but if you need more time to go for certification, extensions are available for purchase. On average, most people complete the programs long before the certification deadlines. For the 200-hour program, students spending a couple hours per day can complete the program in two to three months. 

Yes! We absolutely welcome beginners. There are no prerequisites for this course, and you need not be a yoga expert before registering. What we do ask is that you have at least some level of practice under your belt so you are familiar with basic postures and the flow of a vinyasa class, but you are also right at home if you are more advanced at yoga or have already taken a training. Much of what you find here fills in the gaps as it is comprehensive and designed to provide you with what you need to know to become an extraordinary teacher. 

YOGA ALLIANCE ONLINE YTT CERTIFICATIONS

Select Your Program

200-hour program
$397
/ or 6 Monthly Payments of $77

More than 200 hours of higher education in yoga

Includes modules 0-3

6 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Submit tests, and recorded videos to mentors for personalized feedback

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

300-hour program
$597
/ or 6 Monthly Payments of $177

More than 300 hours of higher education in yoga

Includes modules 4-7

6 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Submit tests, and recorded videos to mentors for personalized feedback

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

500-hour program
$997
/ or 12 Monthly Payments of $97

More than 500 hours of higher education in yoga

All 7 modules

12 months to complete the certification

Lifetime access to training modules

Optimization of your growth with accountability and assessments

Private online community with 24/7 support & additional live content

Individualized feedback from elite mentors

Certification upon completion and lifetime registry with TKYM

Includes modules 0-3

Complimentary password for Yoga Functional Anatomy

Includes modules 0-3

Anatomy & Alignment: presented through an exclusively yogic lens, you learn key muscle, bone, joint and connective structures. You’ll also learn terms of movement and alignment principles that foster both understanding and the safe application of asana for a wide range of considerations and abilities.

Vinyasa, Sequencing & Subtle Body: this section contains the essentials of how to safely sequence a vinyasa class, then goes further, giving you the insights necessary to sequence in accord with the more esoteric and energetic principles that fuel yoga’s transformational power. By learning the subtle anatomy (including in-depth work with the chakras and koshas), you gain an experiential understanding of the deeper layers of the body. This knowledge fundamentally shifts how you harness the power of asana practice.

Teaching Techniques, Building a Business & Being a Professional: from refining your cues and developing a well-rounded class to utilizing the power of the web and increasing your business acumen, this module provides everything you need to embark on a successful teaching career, not to mention leading stellar classes that students never forget.

The Art of Adjustments: learn the essential skills of connecting with students through hands-on adjustments. Whether you want to deepen a posture, modify it for a beginner or address a specific issue, injury or concern, you’ll learn to deliver adjustments that allow you to profoundly connect with students on a variety of levels.

Philosophy, History & Theming: offers the skills and lexicon needed in order to convey complicated yoga philosophy with ease and finesse to a modern-day audience. Understand how the history of yoga has developed from inception by the Desi population, and how we move it forward by honoring the timeless tradition today. Through your study of essential yoga texts, you learn what it takes to embody the core philosophy of yoga and become a yogi living in the modern world, as well as how to give compelling dharma talks. This module also gives you the skills necessary to build your classes around a theme in order to educate the body, mind, and spirit of the students who come to your classes. Through our online discussion groups, we’ll frequently discuss how to honor the practice, and what it means to appreciate and appropriate culture and ideas.

Meditation, Myths & Mantras: unlock the power of sacred sound and the profound practice of meditation. This module not only teaches you how to develop your own meditation practice, but also how to teach a variety of meditations to others. You learn the significance of Sanskrit, mantra and chanting while going through their corresponding myth and meaning. Included in this module are both of Alanna’s books: Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan, and Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition.

Final Teaching Culmination: gain access to this module upon successful completion of all other modules in The Kaivalya Yoga Method® Teacher Training. This final module gives you the opportunity to test your comprehensive knowledge of all the topics covered in the program, and also asks you to upload a video of you teaching a full 60 minute class in The Kaivalya Yoga Method®. Congrats, you are officially a certified Kaivalya Yoga Method® Instructor!