Anusara yoga has long been known and respected for its high quality teacher training program, which begins with the 100 hours of Anusara Immersion and continues with the 100-Hour Level 1 Anusara Teacher Training. The two together comprise an integrated 200-Hour Teacher Training program. After completing it, one can apply for the Anusara Elements license and register with the Yoga Alliance of the U.S. at the 200 Hour level.
Anusara Immersion is all about practice and the theory behind the practices of yoga. The Level 1 Teacher Training is totally dedicated to the art and skill of teaching yoga asana, using the Anusara technique that has proven to be so powerful and clear. Some main topics of the Teacher Training are teaching with a class theme, teaching theUniversal Principles of Alignment™, observation and adjustments, sequencing, instructing the poses with skill and clarity, and finding your own voice as a yoga teacher, all within the context of living and sharing a life of yoga. The main technique of the Teacher Training is the trainer demonstrates and explains a teaching skill, then the students practice teaching it in pairs, small groups, and eventually to the entire class.
Before applying for the Level 1 Teacher Training, one should have a strong working knowledge of Anusara philosophy and the Universal Principles of Alignment™, which can be gained through an Anusara Immersion.