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The Kaivalya Yoga Method | Alanna Kaivalya Launches Teacher Training in NYC – April, 2012

Alanna Kaivalya just launched her very own yoga teacher training program – the Kaivalya Yoga Method!

The first 200-hr program will be held in New York, NY April 1st – 25th. Check out all the details below:

The Kaivalya Yoga Method 200-Hour Teacher Training

Dates: April 1 – 25, 2012 (Monday – Friday, orientation on April 1, 4 – 7 pm) | Times: 9 am – 7 pm | Location: Simple Studios, 134 West 29th St (2nd floor, between 6th and 7th avenues)

“If you truly learn something, how you express it is different than how you learned it.” - Krishnamacharya

Description of Method:

The Kaivalya Yoga Method focuses on the whole person and seeks to unite all aspects of one’s being through specific yogic techniques including skilled hands-on adjustments, intelligently sequenced vinyasa, sanskrit chanting and mantra, meditation and a continuous focus on the highest aim of yoga – freedom and happiness.

This Method is a technique for creating the condition for the state of yoga to arise naturally, as it is already inbuilt and yogic practices lay the groundwork for this realization of yoga to occur. As the name indicates, The Kaivalya Yoga Method is a means for liberating oneself from any ideas of disintegration or disunity. In short, it is a method for realizing happiness, but in a modern-day context. Without dogma. Without hierarchy. With generosity, authenticity and elegant simplicity.

Curriculum & Course Particulars

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.

Through intelligent sequencing rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa method, students of The Kaivalya Yoga Method are taught the core philosophy of yoga from fundamental yogic texts (including The Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita), alongside the mythology and mysticism of yoga that centers on shraddha (faith) which are the values found inside one’s heart.

This is a no-holds barred training. It will provide an extensive body of knowledge to substantiate the practice and give the foundation for a teacher to truly educate and liberate students.

Curriculum will Include:

~ Physical Anatomy (provided by Yoga TuneUp)

~ Intelligent Sequencing based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa system

~ Skilled hands-on adjustments

~ Yoga Philosophy including: Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, yogic myth from the Ramayana, Mahabbharata, Upanishadic & Puranic texts

~ Sanskrit (provided by Manorama)

~ Subtle Anatomy including extensive work with the chakra system for aligning the energetic body

~ Music/Kirtan/Chant (assisted by Joel Lambdin & guests)

~ Meditation Techniques

~ Non-Violent Communication Techniques (provided by The Center for Collaborative Communication)

~ Successful teaching skills including: vocal training and concise cueing

Sample Daily Schedule

9 am – 11 am: Kaivalya Method yoga class and/or student teaching practice

12 pm – 3 pm: Teaching Methodology and Practicum (work on hands-on adjustments, sequencing, teaching techniques or anatomy)

3:30 pm – 7 pm: Lecture (including subtle anatomy, philosophy, mythology, successful cueing or chanting)


Alanna Kaivalya

The founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method, Alanna has dedicated more than a decade to intense study in all areas of yoga with master-level teachers from around the world. She worked closely with the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga tradition for many years before discovering the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system and continuing her studies with teachers around the globe. This has resulted in her accessible modern-day approach that remains true to the heart of yoga. She is authentic, dynamic and skilled in the art of teaching, and has led teacher trainings since 2004, and written several teacher trainings, including Pure Yoga and Yoga Vida in New York City. She is thrilled to finally be offering her own take on yoga: unabashedly, authentically and joyfully.

Manorama (Sanskrit)

Manorama is the Director of Luminous Shabda and Sanskrit Studies. A world recognized leader in the field of Sanskrit & Yoga, Manorama tours the globe training students in the Path of Luminous Shabda which brings Sanskrit, Meditation, and Yoga philosophy together to bridge sacred teachings into every day life for the purpose of Self – and authentic happiness. More information about her can be found at:

Aubrey Hackman

Aubrey Hackman is a certified Jivamukti instructor and founder of the Telluride Yoga Festival. Aubrey has made it her life’s work to find excellent teachers and to bring that quality of instruction to others whether through her teaching or yoga festivals.  She illuminates a passion for non-violence and conscious living along with a strong foundation in yogic philosophy, asana, and Sanskrit. She has studied Ashtanga Yoga for 7 years with various teachers and has completed a 500hr Ashtanga apprenticeship under the guideance of Victoria Hoffman.  Additionally, she has completed an intensive 5 week program in Mysore, India with B.N.S. Iyengar and Sheshadri in the Ashtanga Yoga System. In conjunction with her Ashtanga and Jivamukti background, she has spent hundreds of hours with certified Iyengar and therapeutic based yoga disciplines. Her classes range from rigorous, alignment based vinyasa, to therapeutic restoratives created for special needs.

**Additional teachers TBA


“I look back on my teacher training with Alanna as one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. She has the ability to hold your attention, and to make everything fun! Her teachings are always relatable, and I consistently walk out of her classroom feeling better about the world than I did walking in. Plus, she knows her stuff and she’s generally awesome. “Michaela Best, YOGANONYMOUS, Los Angeles, CA

“Alanna is a gifted teacher who has dedicated herself to discovering and learning the highest aim of yoga. Not only does she guide you to move closer to your greatest potential but she is there for you every step of the way. I am extremely grateful to her for her wisdom compassion and support”. – Domenic Savino, Yoga Instructor, NYC

“Alanna knows how to apply yoga philosophy to everyday yoga practice so that the big ‘Whys?’ become a resounding ‘Yes, of course!’  Her teaching methods as a mentor are a rare combination of deep knowledge, integrity, support, humor, preciseness and devotion.” – Krister Paakkonen, Yoga Instructor, NYC

“My teacher training with Alanna truly was the time of my life. Now that I am a teacher myself I am forever grateful for her teachings and find myself channeling them on a daily basis. Not only did the teacher training with Alanna give me the tools to teach yoga but it also taught me HOW to teach this beautiful practice. Alanna’s teachings are clear and concise which allow her students absorb the information with ease. She also has an amazing ability to translate these teachings so that they are accessible for the modern yogi living in our changing world. Whether you wish to teach or just expand your knowledge, Alanna will guide you on the right path.” – Jamie Lugo, Yoga Instructor, NYC

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