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The Kaivalya Yoga Method

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1014 47th Road

Long Island City, NY, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

English

About The Kaivalya Yoga Method

The Kaivalya Yoga Method has been formulated after over a decade of dedicated study and research and teaching experience. It is a comprehensive compilation of the fundamentals of yoga directed at creating teachers who can translate this ancient practice for a modern-day...

The Kaivalya Yoga Method has been formulated after over a decade of dedicated study and research and teaching experience. It is a comprehensive compilation of the fundamentals of yoga directed at creating teachers who can translate this ancient practice for a modern-day audience while staying true to yoga’s highest aim.

As a graduate, you will receive:

  • A top-quality, advanced level education that exceeds Yoga Alliance standards of training, and is designed to empower today’s teachers to intelligently work with and inspire students
  • Personalized training by Alanna Kaivalya in the fields of Alignment, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Sequencing, Psychology, Mythology and more
  • One-on-one instruction in an environment committed to learning, development and real integration and application of skills
  • A comprehensive in-depth manual for each module
  • 200, 300, or 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher eligibility with Yoga Alliance.

TKYM TRAINING MODULES

Alchemical Sequencing and the Subtle Body

  • Learn and practice applied sequencing techniques with direct focus on the application to yoga practice and working intelligently with students
  • Subtle Anatomy including extensive work with the chakra system for aligning the energetic body
  • Understand how to be creative yet safe within your sequencing while working with the mechanics of the body and seeing through the asana to create sequences that stretch, strengthen and invigorate the whole person
  • Successful teaching skills including: vocal training and concise cueing

Yoga Sutra, Philosophy & Psychology

  • Yoga Philosophy including: Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and an exploration of Upanishadic & Puranic texts
  • Learn the basics of depth psychology and its essential addition to the yoga practice in order to aid in more complete psychological and spiritual transformation
  • Understand how to weave the essential philosophy of yoga into your teaching to give students a fuller experience of a holistic, transformational yoga practice

Insightful Alignment and Anatomy

  • Learn the “holes” in asana practice and how to fill them with a deep intelligence of alignment and body mechanics
  • Through the techniques of insightful alignment, you will learn the universal application of intelligent alignment in almost every posture in the asana practice
  • Learn how to work with a wide variety of special needs to serve students from a variety of backgrounds and levels
  • Fluidly work with the body as a tool to allow students greater comfort in their practice of asana through thinking outside the box with modifications, props, adjustments and alignment

Bhakti, Mythology & Nada Yoga

  • Discover the magic of music, kirtan and chant as part of a complete transformational yoga practice, and how to weave these elements seamlessly into your teaching practice
  • Understand the power of meditation and how to teach it to a wide range of students
  • Explore more deeply the sacred myths of yoga from the Ramayana, the Puranas and other texts

 

Begin your coursework today!

Individual modules may also be taken for continuing education credits.


First Registered April 2012

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Bethany Miller Feb 07, 2023

    I really enjoyed the complete 200YTT at The Kaivalya Yoga Method teacher training program. This comprehensive course was a challenge but simple and straightforward in its methods. I enjoyed the well-rounded aspects of the course.

    • General Comments

      I really enjoyed the complete 200YTT at The Kaivalya Yoga Method teacher training program. This comprehensive course was a challenge but simple and straightforward in its methods. I enjoyed the well-rounded aspects of the course.
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Jamie Tota Feb 02, 2023

    I am so grateful to The Kaivalya Yoga Method Program for making teacher training accessible during COVID. I appreciated the well organized program materials and the ease of communications with the mentors.

    • General Comments

      I am so grateful to The Kaivalya Yoga Method Program for making teacher training accessible during COVID. I appreciated the well organized program materials and the ease of communications with the mentors.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Karen Kennedy Feb 02, 2023

    I felt the Kaivalya program was well rounded. There was a nice mix of philosophy, history, mythology, good coverage of anatomy and physiology. numerous opportunities to practice and learn adjustments and good teaching practices.

    • General Comments

      I felt the Kaivalya program was well rounded. There was a nice mix of philosophy, history, mythology, good coverage of anatomy and physiology. numerous opportunities to practice and learn adjustments and good teaching practices.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Mazie Jan 11, 2023

    I really enjoyed this training and truly feel that I got so much out of it. I took the training in 2020 and felt skeptical of doing an online training, but I learned so much and it truly opened up the doors for my passion for yoga. Small critiques I would make is the mentors being more responsive to the students especially in the online community. The training may need more mentors on board though. Overall though I would recommend this training.

    • General Comments

      I really enjoyed this training and truly feel that I got so much out of it. I took the training in 2020 and felt skeptical of doing an online training, but I learned so much and it truly opened up the doors for my passion for yoga. Small critiques I would make is the mentors being more responsive to the students especially in the online community. The training may need more mentors on board though. Overall though I would recommend this training.
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Blessing Strusz Nov 16, 2022

    I learned a lot of valuable information and was supported in the process.

    • General Comments

      I learned a lot of valuable information and was supported in the process.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Suzanna Leontowicz Nov 09, 2022

    I LOVED my YTT. It was so thorough! The teacher is obviously in love with yoga and teaching. Her way of teaching worked well with me, she made it easy to learn, and exciting. The online modules were well done, easy to use. The IT help was timely and so courteous! I loved my YTT!

    • General Comments

      I LOVED my YTT. It was so thorough! The teacher is obviously in love with yoga and teaching. Her way of teaching worked well with me, she made it easy to learn, and exciting. The online modules were well done, easy to use. The IT help was timely and so courteous! I loved my YTT!
  • 3.5 out of 5
    By: Elena Marzan Nov 09, 2022

    I found the school very comprehensive and organised in the teaching method. I liked how despite being online we could submit our teaching videos and get feedback and support from all the mentors at any time. I very much enjoyed being able to read and study the materials from the comfort of my own home.

    • General Comments

      I found the school very comprehensive and organised in the teaching method. I liked how despite being online we could submit our teaching videos and get feedback and support from all the mentors at any time. I very much enjoyed being able to read and study the materials from the comfort of my own home.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Zsuzsanna Godor Nov 08, 2022

    The course was accessible and led professionally by its teachers. Expectations and accountability were held in high esteem, and students had to work hard and show proof of their work through videos, tests and written assignments.

    • General Comments

      The course was accessible and led professionally by its teachers. Expectations and accountability were held in high esteem, and students had to work hard and show proof of their work through videos, tests and written assignments.
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Laura Flack Nov 08, 2022

    Kaivalya Yoga Method online training was perfect for pursuing my 200 RYT certification. It allowed flexibility with my schedule. I liked that the training was self-paced and I was able to manage it throughout the duration of the training. The curriculum was well rounded, including a module on Anatomy. The mentors provided feedback on a timely basis. Overall, I recommend this training for anyone looking for an affordable way to start their Yoga training with well-thought out training modules from an experienced and passionate teacher, Alanna Kaivalya.

    • General Comments

      Kaivalya Yoga Method online training was perfect for pursuing my 200 RYT certification. It allowed flexibility with my schedule. I liked that the training was self-paced and I was able to manage it throughout the duration of the training. The curriculum was well rounded, including a module on Anatomy. The mentors provided feedback on a timely basis. Overall, I recommend this training for anyone looking for an affordable way to start their Yoga training with well-thought out training modules from an experienced and passionate teacher, Alanna Kaivalya.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Sacred Tree Yoga and Wellness LLC Nov 03, 2022

    Hi my name is Karen Boedigheimer, I enjoyed learning 200-hour Vinyasa with Alana; she and her mentors are wonderful. Very clear in the teachings and there when you need help. Quick to respond, have great feedback and very positive. very Indepth Anatomy and training videos. I will continue to take classes.

    • General Comments

      Hi my name is Karen Boedigheimer, I enjoyed learning 200-hour Vinyasa with Alana; she and her mentors are wonderful. Very clear in the teachings and there when you need help. Quick to respond, have great feedback and very positive. very Indepth Anatomy and training videos. I will continue to take classes.
First Registered April 2012

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 555

By Bethany Miller RYT® 200

Feb 07, 2023

I really enjoyed the complete 200YTT at The Kaivalya Yoga Method teacher training program. This comprehensive course was a challenge but simple and straightforward in its methods. I enjoyed the well-rounded aspects of the course. Full Review

By Jamie Tota RYT® 200

Feb 02, 2023

I am so grateful to The Kaivalya Yoga Method Program for making teacher training accessible during COVID. I appreciated the well organized program materials and the ease of communications with the mentors. Full Review

All Reviews (555)

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E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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