Open to people of all traditions and backgrounds, Yogic Studies provides a firm foundation in yoga. For those who plan to become instructors, Yogic Studies is a prerequisite for our comprehensive Teacher Training programs.
The courses were initially developed through the Bihar Yoga
Bharati, India. Bihar Yoga Bharati became the world's first government-accredited university devoted to undergraduate and graduate studies in the field of yoga.
The SATYANANDA YOGA® program is one of the most extensive, comprehensive Teacher Training courses in the world. It gives students the tools to instruct a variety of populations in a range of settings, and to pursue
teaching part-time or as a full-time career.
Two levels cover basic to advanced techniques and concepts. Teacher Training 1 & 2 are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 & 300 hour levels, respectively.

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Become certified to teach Satyananda Yoga Nidra®, a powerful technique for deep relaxation, healing, stress management and personal transformation, to general
classes and students with common medical and
psychiatric conditions.
Recognized in recent years as a valuable yogic technique, yoga nidra has been adopted by many different styles and practitioners of yoga. Satyananda Yoga Nidra® is the original form systematized in the book Yoga Nidra, published in 1976.
Satyananda Yoga is known for its systematic approach to pranayama and meditation. Learn the requisite techniques to establish a foundation for personal practice and also prepare body and mind for deeper explorations.

Designed for those who have been trained in predominantly asana based styles and for those who wish to more fully incoporate pranayama and meditation in their classes. Certified teachers will gain the skills needed to safely offer these techniques to their students.
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Kurukshetra Our Residentail Facility

Our Residential Facility

To immerse yourself more fully in a yogic lifestyle, consider staying at our Residential Facility (Kurukshetra). It is within easy walking distance of the Yoga Academy of North America and features a practice hall, meditation room, full kitchen, meditation garden, and more.
The first part of each course begins with a residential portion so you can receive personal feedback and guidance from our staff. If you are from the area, you may commute to the program; otherwise, low cost accommodations are available.
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Calendar of Courses and Events

The Yoga Academy of North America is always busy adding more options to expand your yoga horizons.  Please check our calendar regulary to see what has been added.
Our formal coursework, retreats, travel, fundraising events are all ways for you to be more involved.