The Kaivalya Yoga Method® 
Free 8 Day Mini-Course

Want to know if online yoga teacher training is right for you?
Our 8-day yoga training challenge will give you a deep look into what goes into our top-tier online yoga certification.

Here is what you learn each day in the yoga training challenge

Day 1

The alignment of yoga’s most fundamental pose, Tadasana

Day 2

Basic adjustments to get you started as a yoga teacher

Day 3

Sequencing guidelines to apply to your home practice (and eventually teaching!)

Day 4

The power of Prana and your energetic body

Day 5

Fundamental meditation technique and how to lead a guided meditation practice

Day 6

The power of Om, and why we chant it in yoga class

Day 7

What the definition of yoga really is

Day 8

Upload your video intro and meet the mentors with individualized feedback…just like in the full program!

Your Kaivalya Yoga Method® Instructor


Often referred to as the “Yoga Doctor,” Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., helps yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and make more impact in the world She gives you clear pathways to earning a living with your spiritual practice and help others with your gifts.

On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In 2015, she launched a comprehensive 500hr-online teacher training, raising the bar on the standards of yoga education.

She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored three books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses, and Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, teaches modern day people how to build a personal spiritual practice through yoga.



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“Yoga must fit your life, not the other way around.”
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.

Class Curriculum


How is this 8 day mini-course delivered?

This mini-course yoga training challenge is an eight day guided tour of the full 500 hour Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training. Every day you receive an accompanying lesson straight to your email inbox (please whitelist that tells you what you learn and provides a link to sign in to the mini-course to review the videos and the materials that we bring to you every day. Plan on spending about 10-15 minutes with your daily lesson. And, look forward to the end where you receive a *special* invite to the full program!

How much of The Kaivalya Yoga Method® Teacher Training does this mini-course represent?

This 8 day mini-course represents a small fraction of the entire 500 hour course. But! This is enough to give you some very high quality education on some key areas within yoga. What we hope is that you walk away from this 8 day mini-course with some solid tools that deepen your practice and give you more insight into yoga, and also pique your interest in beginning your teacher training journey. Either way, we’re pleased you’re here with us!

Is there a way for me to meet the mentors or receive feedback within this mini-course?
You will get individualized feedback from our esteemed mentors when you submit an intro video to us. This gives you a taste of the quality of interaction you receive in our full programs!
Does the full training use the same software that this mini-course does?

Yes, the full training uses the same software platform. The full training gives you the ability to interact with mentors, upload videos and documents, and receive video feedback from the mentors. We also have an interactive student community where you can meet your fellow trainees and build friendships and lasting bonds. Finally, we regularly have live webinars for our currently enrolled students, as well as one-on-one coaching when needed.


“As a Movement Specialist with a successful private business and long list of pre-existing credentials (including yin yoga) I wanted to add a yoga certification.

I am a serial education geek, but I carefully choose my teachers: I’m looking to learn from someone who I truly believe can enhance my own mind and body approach, in order to make me a better human and a better practitioner.

I thusly found myself, as I often do, researching options. I wanted to study from a best-in-class teacher, but I also didn’t want to close my business for a month.

Alanna’s reputation, plus the “practical” benefits of online learning won me over.

It is so much more than any video or pamphlet implies. We have honest access to the mentors and to Alanna (when they say that, they mean that), and the course structure demands legitimate accountability for learning the material in a way that doesn’t even exist in most “real life” courses. The course structure means that you can’t just check the boxes and graduate – you have to do the work and you get actual feedback along the way.

It’s an honest and first-in-class course. Credential? Check. But you are going to grow and learn and be challenged along the way. Just what I signed up for!”

Janis Isaman

The Kaivalya Yoga Method® 
Free 8 Day Mini-Course

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