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Meditation, Myths & Mantras: Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Discover the Power of Meditation, Mythology and Mantras as a Way to Up-Level Your Yoga Teaching Skills!

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The Meditation, Myths & Mantras online course covers the power of sacred sound and the profound practice of meditation. This course not only teaches you how to develop your own meditation practice, but also how to teach a variety of meditations to others. You learn the significance of Sanskrit, mantra and chanting while going through their corresponding myth and meaning. A required element of this module are two of Alanna’s books: Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan, and Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga TraditionMyths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition.


In this module, you learn:

  • The power of Sanskrit, its history and basic pronunciation techniques
  • The history and potency of mantra practice and its impact on the mind, body and spirit
  • Select sacred mantras and chants, and how to say them and teach them to students
  • Why myth is important and how to share enlivening stories in class in an accessible way
  • The importance of meditation, how to develop your own meditation practice and how to teach it to others

This comprehensive continuing education course features video and written content covering meditation techniques, the most potent mantras and chants, as well as the power of mythology, on an in-depth level so that you can bring it to your teaching practice, and up-level your skills.


Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate saying you have demonstrated proficiency in the skills learned throughout this module. This course counts as 20 hours of Continuing Education non-contact hours for Yoga Alliance, or 20 continuing education credits for The Kaivalya Yoga Method.


This course is for continuing education purposes only. To be eligible for certification in The Kaivalya Yoga Method with YogaDownload.com at the 500+ hour level and be entered in our online registry of approved teachers, you must enroll in the full program.


Your Instructor


Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. + YogaDownload.com
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. + YogaDownload.com

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



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 debuted a comprehensive 500hr-online teacher training with YogaDownload.



She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and 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.



She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog. Find out more at alannak.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the materials?
Forever! That’s right, once you’re in, you’re in. You always have access to the materials, and can refer to them, or check back whenever you’d like. You also will be privy to any additions or enhancements to the course as I continue to build upon it in the future.
Is there a money back guarantee?
We want you to be happy with your purchase, and we want you to give your best effort to apply all of the techniques and lessons in the course(s). We have a strict 14-day refund period for course purchases that exceed $200 total. Refunds are NOT given for courses priced under $200. Please note, to qualify for a refund you must submit proof that you did the work in the course and why it did not work for you. We do not offer refunds for any other reason. If you selected a payment plan option for your purchase, we are not able to stop payments without a proper refund request being submitted. In the event that you discover your purchase does not work for you for a concrete reason, within 14 days of enrollment, contact support at help@alannak.com and request a refund by the 14th day at 11:59 EST. For all the details of the refund/return policy, please see the Terms of Use: https://courses.alannak.com/p/terms
How much time does it take?
It really is up to you! If you plan to go module by module, then it’s a good idea to commit 5 - 7 hours per week to the course. There is plenty of information in this course, so you are certainly able to spend more time with the material, and also gain support via the Facebook group. Remember, once you opt in, you have access to the course materials forever. Don’t worry if you fall a little behind!
Does this course give me credit toward Yoga Alliance registration?
This course counts for 20 hours of Yoga Alliance non-contact continuing education credits for teachers.
Do I need anything special to access this course?
Nope! This course is on an extraordinarily user-friendly platform that you gain direct access to upon registration. You get a unique log-in that allows you access to the course at any time, and from any internet-ready device. The videos do stream, so a good internet connection is recommended.
Alanna, what makes you qualified to lead this course?
My background in yoga spans nearly two decades, and I have been leading teacher trainings for 15 years. In 2011, I founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, and in 2015, I launched the 500 hour online yoga certification program with YogaDownload. I have written three books on the field of yoga: Myths of the Asanas, Sacred Sound and Yoga Beyond the Mat. I also have a Ph.D. focused on this material and my expertise includes mythology, alchemy, depth psychology and yoga. I integrate all these into my understanding of yoga to develop a complete, integrative approach that brings the ancient practice into modern life. Really, though, the thing that qualifies me the most is the extensive amount of trial and error I have been through in my own personal practice over the years. I’d like to save you the time and effort and help you create immediate tools for lasting spiritual connection and transformation...right now.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes! I know how hard it is to shell out a chunk of dough, and I want to make this possible for you. You have the option to pay in full for a slightly reduced price, or make a payment in two monthly installments. Both of these options are available to you upon checkout.
Who is this course right for?
This course is right for any yoga practitioner looking to deepen their practice with the addition of meditation, mythology, and mantras or chanting. This is also perfect for yoga instructors looking to learn these techniques to integrate them into their classes.
Does this course certify me to be a yoga teacher?
No. This course does not certify you to be a yoga instructor, nor does it count towards certification. This course is for continuing education purposes only. If you would like to be certified at the 200, 300, or 500 hour level, please join the full program by visiting: http://onlineteachertraining.yoga

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