Yoga College: 200-Hour Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training

Welcome to The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College!

Upcoming Info Classes & Donation-Based Yoga Classes
Enjoy a Donation-Based Yoga Class and learn more about the Summer Intensive at our upcoming info sessions:

Hour-long classes will be led by Danny Litvin, The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Head of Educational Programming. Info Sessions will be held directly after class.

If you can’t make an Info Session or have questions, please email us at

The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College is a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with emphases on Ayurveda, leading private and group yoga sessions, teaching methodology, applicable philosophy, meditation, energetics, and personalized adjustments/modifications/hands-on assists. You will learn everything needed to transform your yoga passion into a lifestyle and, if you’d like, a successful career!

This affordable program conveniently meets one weekend per month providing you the time to assimilate the teachings while immersing yourself in a transformative yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle. Graduates will cultivate their own teaching voices and styles empowering them to lead profound yoga group and private yoga classes!

Enrollment is capped to guarantee personal attention.

Summer Program Booklet

Yoga College Alumni Success Stories

Hear directly from graduates of The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College about their student experiences, self-transformation through the program, and post-graduate teaching.

Summer Intensive '18 Dates

Trainees will meet select Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are from 5:30 – 9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday sessions are from 10:30 – 7:30pm.

Tuesdays Thursdays Weekends
May 31
June 5 June 7
June 12 June 14 June 16 & 17
June 19 June 21 June 23 & 24
June 26 June 28
July 10 July 12 July 14 & 15
July 17 July 19 July 21 & 22
July 24 July 26
July 31 August 2 August 4 & 5
August 7 August 9 August 11 & 12

Autumn '18/Winter '19 Dates

Trainees will meet select Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tuesday sessions meet from 5:30 – 9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday sessions meet from 10:00am – 6:30pm.

Month Weekends Tuesdays
September 9/29 – 9/30
October 10/20 – 10/21 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/30
November 11/17 – 11/18 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
December 12/8 – 12/9 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
January 1/12 – 1/13 1/8, 1/15, 1/29
February 2/5, 2/19, 2/26
March 3/2 – 3/3

Syllabus Overview

Cultivate an intimately personal relationship with the transformational practice of yoga. Through The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College, develop your unique voice and style and lead safe, inspirational, and memorable group & private yoga sessions. Our expert staff will guide you through an array of topics to encourage your development, growth, health, and joy! Topics include…

  • Learn the Asanas (Poses)
    • Exploration of 30 to 40 of the most common yoga poses including their benefits and contraindications.
    • Modifications, adjustments, and hands-on assisting to make the asanas accessible to every body.
    • Anatomy in Action! How the poses positively affect the muscles, bones, joints, and organ systems of the body.
    • Discussion of yoga asana for special populations including prenatal and common injuries.
  • Cultivate Mental and Spiritual Health
    • Learn a variety of pranayama (breath-work) techniques to purify, clarify, and strengthen yourself and others!
    • Experience deep relaxation and restorative yoga, then learn to teach the same.
    • Practice different meditation techniques. Find the technique(s) that serve you. Encourage others to enjoy the peace of mind meditation gives.
  • Acquire the Ultimate Teaching Toolset
    • Learn how to put together life-transforming classes through sequencing, theming, clear instruction, demoing, and more
    • Cultivate teacher’s empathy – the ability to know what every student needs regardless of his/her age, gender, experience, limitations, and wants.
    • Develop your unique teaching voice and style through plenty of support, experimentation, practice, friendly constructive feedback, and one-on-one dialogues with The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s lead instructor.
    • Get a head start on your yoga teaching career through the business and ethics of yoga.
  • Meet Ayurveda – Yoga’s Sister Science
    • See the world in a new light by learning the basics of Ayurveda – 5 elements, 3 doshas (forces of nature), 20 physical qualities, 3 mental qualities, and 3 subtle essences.
    • Discover your personal body-mind constitution.
    • Find out how to serve private clients and group classes alike by knowing the body-mind constitutions of others.
    • Learn basic diagnostic tools to understand the constitution of your private client or group class.
    • See how time of year, time of day, music, setting, and other factors can affect a person or class.
  • Wisdom Through Practical Philosophy
    • Dive into the eternal teachings of classical texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and/or The Bhagavad Gita.
    • Learn the history of yoga to understand your lineage
    • Explore Subtle Anatomy – create a healthy relationship with your own and help others perceive & work with their prana (energy), nadis (energetic channels), chakras (center of spiritual power), auras, and more.
    • Be introduced to ancient diagnostic tools such as palmistry, numerology, and astrology which will help you uncover the truth of yourself and your students.
    • Through guidance of yoga, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy, develop a personal spiritual practice.

Teaching Team

Our expert teaching team is composed of skilled yogis, meditators, and Ayurvedic counselors. We are here to support your journey through positivity, support, feedback, patience, presence, and mentorship.

Danny – Lead Trainer

As a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and E-500 Registered Yoga Instructor, Danny makes the healing sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda accessible, practical, and life affirming. He is the Vice President and Head of Educational Programming at The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute. His writings have been published by popular online blogs like, his YouTube videos have garnered tens of thousands of views, and he has served many via workshops and coaching programs conducted nationally and online.

Paul – Philosophy, Pranayama, and Meditation

As a yogi for lifetimes, master meditator, and divine transformational healer, Paul passionately, inspirationally, wisely, and lovingly shares practical knowledge about joyful, vibrant, and healthy living. He leads sold-out workshops and heals via his one-of-a-kind powerful Transformational Healing program.

Larisa – Ayurveda and Restorative Yoga

Larisa loves and lives Ayurveda. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and applies “the science of life” to every aspect of her lifestyle from cooking to gardening. She is constantly and enthusiastically inspiring others to enjoy the benefits of leading a more natural, Ayurvedic, and joyous life through her recipes, articles, gardening, teaching, workshops, and warm personality!

Ayurveda and Yoga Institute Faculty – Asana and Assorted Topics

Enjoy private Friday evening yoga sessions and lessons in yoga applications from a rotating cast of adept Ayurveda and Yoga Institute faculty. Cultivate your unique yoga style and take your practice to new heights through experiencing different teaching methodologies, learning from the experiences of seasoned teachers, and getting feedback from different perspectives.

Summer Intensive '18 Graduation Information

The Graduation Ceremony for the Summer Intensive class of 2018 will be held on Sunday August 12, 2018. Family, friends, and The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute practitioners are encouraged to attend! More information about graduation will be announced closer to the start of the Yoga College ’18 semester.

In order to graduate, trainees must be considered proficient by the Yoga College Advisor based on their performance on quizzes, exams, practice teaching, homework, and in-session participation. Students at risk of not graduating will meet with Yoga College Advisor and may be assigned extra assignments in order to achieve Sadhana Yoga and Ayurveda’s Yoga College’s level of required proficiency.


We believe that cost shouldn’t inhibit a passionate seeker of yoga, compassionate server of humanity, and/or spirit seeking healing from pursuing a deep yoga exploration like this. Therefore, The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College is not only among the most affordable yoga teacher trainings available, but also provides convenient payment options.

  • Early Bird: $400 Deposit + $2250 = $2650 (Save $300! Trainee must pay in full by May 1, 2018)
  • Single Payment: $400 Deposit + $2350 = $2750 (Save $200! Trainee must pay in full by May 31, 2018)
  • Payment Plan: $400 Deposit + 7 Payments of $365 = $2955 (Payments due before weekend sessions. Students are not allowed to continue program without payment)

Note: A non-refundable $400 deposit is required to reserve your space in the program. For those utilizing the month-to-month payment plan, this deposit will be applied for the final payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Contact Us

Registration for The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute’s Yoga College class of 2018 is now open! Please email us to register or ask us questions. We’ll be adding a detailed FAQ and more information to this page soon!

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Class of 2017 Photo Gallery

Enjoy selected photos from the Yoga College class of 2017 photo gallery. Visit our Flickr page to see the whole album.