Anahata Yoga Offers Kripalu-Inspired Yoga Teacher Training this Spring

Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, in Lederach, is now registering prospective yoga teachers for their latest 200-hour yoga teacher training.

Running from February through November, the training will be held the first weekend of each month. The curriculum includes teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy and ethics, and practicum. Electives, such as Teaching Beginner’s Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Ayurveda, the Chakra System, Yoga for Hypermobility and iRest Yoga Nidra, are also offered.

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Anahata Yoga Offers Expanded Trainings

EB_AnahataYoga_AYTTGroupPicAnahata Yoga and Wellness Center is currently accepting students for two different programs: a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program, to be held August 12 to 15, and a 200-hour YTT program, beginning September 10. The 200-hour YTT will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, every second weekend of the month, through May 2017.

In the Prenatal YTT program, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and the resulting changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Topics covered include fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body, as well as possible body responses to these changes.  Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including postnatal. Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these situations. Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga in a variety of settings. Early-bird pricing of $600 is available until July 10.

The 200-hour YTT program trainees will learn everything needed to teach all levels of Hatha Yoga in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards, but with Anahata’s unique emphasis on the self-inquiry-based approach to yoga. As one of only 16 Kripalu-Affiliated yoga studios worldwide, Anahata teaches an introspective, Kripalu-influenced, exploration-based approach to yoga. The YTT will feature electives on the teaching team’s specialties: Teaching Beginner’s Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Ayurveda, the Chakra system and finding your voice as a teacher.

Applicants for the 200-hour YTT are suggested to have at least one year of yoga experience with a commitment to a personal yoga practice, a compassionate heart and a genuine desire to take this transformational journey. Pricing ranges between $2,100 and $2,300, and a variety of payment options are available.

“Our trainings continue to evolve and expand as our community grows. But we are still, and always will be, a small studio at heart. The personal relationship we have with our students is very important, and will remain so, even as we broaden our offerings,” says Kathleen Tooley, Anahata’s founder and lead teacher.

Location: 703 Harleysville Pk., Harleysville. For more information and to register, call 215-740-1354 or visit

June 2016 Issue

Anahata Yoga Offers Premier, Kripalu-Inspired Teacher Training in Eastern Pennsylvania

by Mandy Francis

Anahata YogaLanding on the homepage of Anahata Yoga’s website, it is clear that this is not just a run-of-the-mill yoga studio. Their statement of principles includes, “NO fancy yoga outfits; NO performing postures that don’t feel good in your body; NO fast movements.” These “NO”s are followed with glorious affirmations: “YES to reducing stress and anxiety in your life; YES to practicing yoga in a non-competitive, nonjudgmental environment; YES to experiencing the pleasure of deep, full breathing; YES to cultivating compassion for yourself and others; YES to mindful movement; YES to accepting yourself just the way you are.”
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