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200 hr Anila Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training in Edmonton

This teacher training program is rich in the wisdom of Ayurveda. In this hands on training we will focus on the practical application of the ancient traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga as inherent synergistic healing systems that achieve optimal results when used together. The healing science of Ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of “prakruti”, the individual constitution. If every individual knows their constitution, then one can understand for instance what is the optimal diet, lifestyle, and yoga practices for oneself. What is one man’s food is another man’s poison. Therefore, to create a happy balanced life, the knowledge of constitution is absolutely necessary.

This program is perfect for aspiring teachers and students of yoga who wish to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga and Ayurveda. This program is facilitated by Jessica Kruse. Jessica is dedicated to Ayurveda and Yoga as they have been practiced side by side as sister sciences for thousands of years to promote wellbeing and longevity. She is committed to inspiring students of yoga to gain practical knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga techniques that will enable one to tap into the teacher and healer within. In order to achieve all four pillars of life, or the four common goals of Yoga and Ayurveda; Dharma, Hatha, Karma and Moksha, a person must have a healthy body, mind, prana, and consciousness. These can be achieved by combining Ayurveda and yoga.
This teacher training is a 200 hour certification program in compliance with the Yoga Alliance of North America. The Anila Ayurveda and Yoga School is a registered and recognized yoga school (RYS) of the Yoga Alliance.




    Edmonton, AB, 2019
    Reveal Movement Studio


    2019 Dates:

    January 11, 12, 13 & 25, 26, 27

    February 8, 9, 10 & 22, 23, 24

    March 8, 9, 10 & 22, 23, 24

    May (one week intensive) 6-11th

    Tuition deadlines:

    Earlybird registration TBA: $3300 + gst

    Student pricing with valid ID (no earlybird price): $2990 + gst

    Regular pricing: $3550 + gst


    Payment details:

    Non-refundable deposit of $1000 due upon acceptance.


    SAMPLE Schedule:
    Weekend Schedule: Friday 5:30pm

    Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5:30pm

    One Week Intensive Schedule (May 6-11th, 2019):

    9:30am to 5:30pm



    1. Yoga techniques & practice: understanding the Anila Ayurveda and Yoga practice

    Introduction to the principles of alignment, Ayurvedic yoga sequences, and the foundational concepts of the science of Ayurveda.
    Introduction to basic pranayama (breathing techniques)
    Introduction to meditation techniques
    Pratyahara and meditation as healing tools
    Introduction to Sanskrit terminology

    2. Teaching methodology: the basics of yoga instruction

    Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and adjusting
    Practice of hands-on adjustments and verbal instruction skills
    Introduction to sequencing
    Vata, Pitta and Kapha balancing asana, pranayama and meditation techniques
    Introduction to therapeutic sequencing; how to encourage balance of the doshas- the mind body constitution of the individual and any current constitutional imbalances
    Discussion on teaching and instruction styles
    Introduction to the basics of the business of yoga

    3. Anatomy & physiology: the physical and energetic bodies

    Physical anatomy and physiology with Jessica Kruse
    Introduction to connective tissue and exploration of key muscle groups and bony landmarks
    Introduction to an Ayurvedic perspective on physical and energetic anatomy and physiology
    Thorough introduction to the tridosha; Vata, Pitta and Kapha
    Introduction to the energetic effects of asana and meditation
    Introduction to bandhas, chakras, gunas, koshas, nadis, vayus
    Introduction to the marma points of Ayurveda
    Basic diagnostic skills according to the prakruti/vikruti paradigm of Ayurveda

    4. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics: living Yoga

    Study and discussion of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8-limbed path
    Discussion of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
    Discussion of Ayurveda for Self Healing
    Introduction to Ayurvedic Psychology
    Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, diet and lifestyle
    Dinacharya- the Ayurveda daily routine

    Required material: Book list
    Please purchase the following yoga texts for your teaching training. *Please note that the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika have numerous translations; the translation which is used and recommended by Jessica for the teacher training is listed below.
    The Key Muscles of Yoga (Volume 1), by Ray Long
    Hatha Yoga Pradipika, by Swami Muktibodhananda
    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Swami Satchidananda
    Light on Pranayama, by B.K.S. Iyengar
    The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar
    Ayurveda; The Science of Self Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad
    Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox by Joseph Le Page and Lilian Le Page

    Supplemental reads:
    The following are additional resources which we feel are a complement to your training but are not required for the program.
    Prakruti, Dr. Robert Svoboda
    The Anatomy of the Spirit, Dr. Caroline Myss
    The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Z Guide to Asana, Names, Sanskrit Terms and Chants, Nicolai Bachman

  • FAQS


    Deposits are non-refundable always. Once the training commences, there are no refunds for the remainder of any payments for the training, only a credit towards a subsequent Anila Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training.



    Info sessions are generally held prior to the commencement of each program. Please check our workshops page closer to the approaching date or contact us to find out more.



    Absolutely! This Anila Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training program is designed to get you started on your teaching path. Jessica Kruse’s 200 hour program will give you the tools and the skills necessary to become a proficient Hatha Yoga teacher.  You will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as long as you have completed the entire 200 hours.



    The Yoga Alliance was formed in 1999 to recognize and promote teachers that maintain a specific standard with the Alliance. The Anila Ayurveda and Yoga School is a registered and recognized school and all graduates of the Anila Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training program are automatically eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT.



    It is suggested that you have had a regular yoga practice for at least one or two years, and we always say the more experience the better. It is also strongly suggested that you have practiced with Jessica Kruse or Rameen Peyrow or one of the Senior SATTVA Yoga Teachers. Application can be completed and submitted via our online form, we also require a reference letter with application.



    To obtain your certificate you must complete 100% of the training in compliance with the the Yoga Alliance standards. At Anila Ayurveda and Yoga School we understand things come up and you might have to miss a class.

    OUR POLICY FOR MAKE UP TIME: If you miss a class or weekend, in order to complete the program you will need to make up the equivalent time in a subsequent teacher training. You will not receive your certification until you have completed the make up session.



    Some of the required books can be purchased at your local bookstore or studio hosting the teacher training. Many people purchase these books off; be sure to check our reading list for the correct translation of each book.