We welcome you to the 2020 – Almaden Yoga 200-Hr Immersion/Teacher Training Program

Whether you wish to deepen your own practice, understand your own body better, or actually take up a career of teaching yoga, this immersion/teacher training program will take you to that place.

For any further questions and concerns please feel free to directly contact Anuja, the lead trainer of this program – anuja@almadenyoga.com.

Almaden Yoga Teacher Training Team

Anuja Chaudhri – Lead Trainer

James Kiernnan

Ashley Dong Curran

For Aspiring teachers and everyone else, this program will lead you through the following:

Based on the Yoga Alliance syllabus, the Almaden Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training will cover the following aspects:

Yoga Philosophy:

  1. Realize your potential as you learn the wisdom and philosophy of yoga
  2. Practice basic of meditation and Pranayam

Alignment:

  1. Deepen your practice
  2. Anatomy
  3. Learn foundational poses and modifications

Teaching Techniques:

  1. Find your voice
  2. Speak in front of people with confidence and clarity
  3. Learn and create to teach a full class

Business of Yoga:

  1. Learn the ethics of being a yoga teacher

MEET ANUJA CHAUDHRI

Anuja created the 200-Hr Immersion/Teacher Training program in 2014 and has run four successful training sessions since then. She has trained over 50 students to become yoga teachers. From all her batches she has 80% of her graduates teaching yoga in various places in the valley and around.

Anuja puts her heart and soul into this training as her goal is to bring the best out in all trainees. She wants them to shine as they walk into the world of teaching yoga. Anuja strongly believes that each graduates success is her success and not the other way round. She gives personal time to each trainee throughout the 6-month period to get to know them and find any hurdles coming in the way of learning.

According to her, the Almaden Yoga 200-Hr Immersion/Teacher Training is the best in the valley for one and only one reason – her training of 3-months sounds long but it is the only training that gives every trainee the opportunity to learn, absorb and then practice what they have learnt. You will get time to soak in the learning from every week, apply it in your practice and your life.

Her biggest gift to you in this journey will be to learn and understand yourself better and therefore form better understanding of the world around you.

Completion Requirements:

  • Register and pay the full fee by July 15th
  • Attend all training weekend sessions
  • Complete and submit all home assignments
  • Sequence and teach a final class – OPTIONAL
  • Observe 2 classes with any of the Almaden Yoga teacher(s)
  • Attend 3-One-on-one sessions with Anuja

The Almaden Yoga Teacher Training Program includes an unlimited classes monthly membership to Almaden Yoga for a period of 3-months during the training.

Tuition: $3190

Non-refundable deposit of $320 at the time of registration
You can pay the fee in full or two 50% installments, if needed

  • Deposit due by June 15th
  • 1st installment due by July 1st
  • 2nd installment due by July 20th

Registration:

  • You can register for the teacher training right away
  • Please check the class dates and make sure of your availability
  • Please complete the registration form
  • A non-refundable deposit of $280 needs to be paid to secure your spot in the teacher training

Please print and complete the registration form.
You can leave the completed form at either of the studio front desk or email it to Anuja at anuja@almadenyoga.com

Certification:

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Almaden Yoga is now part of their growing registered yoga school. We have been approved by Yoga Alliance.

At the end of the 200 hour training you will receive a Yoga Alliance certification.

Weekend Plan:

9-weekends from Aug to Oct 2020 – 16 hours per weekend
Fri: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 10 am to 5pm

Total Contact Hours: 144
Total Non-Contact Hours: 56

Dates:

  • August 7, 8, 9
  • Aug 14, 15, 16
  • Aug 21, 22, 23
  • Sept 11, 12, 13
  • Sept 18, 19, 20
  • Oct 2, 3, 4
  • Oct 9, 10, 11
  • Oct 16, 17, 18
  • Oct 23, 24, 25

What are contact Hours? These are hours you will spend with an instructor over the 9-weekends. This also includes your one-on-ones with the lead trainer, Anuja, once a month from Aug to Oct.

What are non-contact hours? These are hours that you will spend on your own in relation to the teacher training. For example, homework hours, reading, meditation, journaling, personal yoga practice at the studio or any other facility and teaching practice.

DISCLAIMER

This training does not guarantee your teaching career at Almaden Yoga.

Testimonials

Being apart of the AYTT has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Anuja and Nate have given each student honest feedback and gentle love with each day we were together. This program is more than just deepening your practice or gaining a certificate to be able to teach; it is the attainment of connection. Connection with the teachers, fellow students, and most importantly with yourself.
Emerging back into the world after this extensive experience will not be the same for everyone, but I do guarantee a new found sense of pure Joy and Love for yoga and life. For this I say, what are you waiting for!
Marilyn Baker
I had a life changing experience at Almaden Yoga Teacher Training . It brought out hidden strength within me. I feel deeply grateful for the opportunity to participate in this training. As I call AYTT as the Amazing Yoga Teacher Training. Anuja and Nate helped us in every way to reach our full potential.
Rina Desai
Almaden Yoga Teacher Training is indeed an experience I am grateful for. The bond formed with Anuja and the other trainees by far exceeded my expectations. There is a lot to be learned in the entire 200-hour training and having someone knowledgeable, caring, intuitive, open and fun as a guide made the journey well worth it. I felt there was a good balance of technical lessons on alignment, teaching practice and cues as well as learning about the Sutras, the philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga. I am pleased that Almaden Yoga Teacher Training provided me with adequate experience, knowledge and tools so that I could apply all that I learned immediately. It is nice to know that even after the training, Anuja is available to help and support all of us as new teachers.
Danielle Vergara
For many years, I have wanted to take a yoga teacher training class. AYTT fit my busy schedule and I took that as a sign the time was right. From the first day of training, I was so thankful to have joined this yoga teacher training program with Anuja at the helm. Anyone who knows Anuja knows she is an excellent yoga teacher with a huge heart and an incredible passion for yoga. She brought her whole heart and passion to each and every teacher training. She exceeded my expectations. Anuja helped me to realize yoga poses and alignment in my mind and body, and made sure I had a firm grasp on the yoga sutras and related philosophies as well. I am now teaching yoga and I feel blessed to have completed this program under Anuja’s guidance.
Jennifer Feerick
I appreciated being exposed to the Yoga Sutras, which I found to be amplifications of Biblical principles. My practice had previously focused on the physical. The teacher training program expanded my practice into the philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga. People need to be prepared for the amount of time the training takes outside of the literal weekends of training. I was teaching before I took the teacher training from Almaden Yoga and continue to teach. The teacher training program gave me the credibility and foundation to the teaching I was looking for. Although I was already an avid reader and student of yoga practice, the training expanded my knowledge and application.
Cathy Cassetta