Yoga Academy of North America

is the only location in North America authorized to conduct Yogic Studies and Teacher Training in the Satyananda tradition.

SATYANANDA YOGA® was founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is distinctive for its systematic, holistic, therapeutic and adaptable approach to yoga practice. It is a living tradition based in the authentic, traditional practice of a lineage reaching back hundreds of years.

If you are looking to start or deepen your personal yoga practice, or to learn how to safely and effectively practice a variety of yoga techniques (including asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, pratyahara and dharana), our Yogic Studies courses will support you in your goals.

If you are interested in instructing yoga, our Teacher Training program exceeds Yoga Alliance standards and provides you with the tools to teach a wide variety of students in diverse settings.

Other courses offered include specialized training in Satyananda Yoga Nidra® and our annual Bhagavad Gita Retreat, which is presented as an in-depth exploration of one chapter from this classic text each year.

We invite you to get to know us by exploring our site. Then, let us get to know you by contacting us or attending one of our upcoming events, which are listed on our Calendar. We look forward to working with you!

Please note that Yoga Academy of North America does not sell books, CDs, or other materials from the Bihar School of Yoga. Please visit to view and order these items.


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Yogic Studies provides a strong foundation for personal practice and for Teacher Training Yoga Academy of North America students learn kirtan, a technique of bhakti yoga, as well as practices from hatha, raja, jnana, mantra and karma yoga Satyananda Yoga explores many yoga practices, such as the creation of Tantric yantra Satyananda Yoga classes are adaptable for people of all ages, conditions, and walks of life students in Satyananda Yoga Teacher Training practice class planning Satyananda Yoga classes include asana, breathing techniques and meditation

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RYS 200 and 500

Teacher Training 1 & 2 are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 & 300 hour levels, respectively.