100 Hour Principals of Alignment

Teacher Training

Anusara Inspired

With Kathy Ran SYT

100 Hour Principals of Alignment Teacher Training



Senior Yoga Teacher Kathy Ran is excited to introduce the 100 hour PRINCIPALS OF ALIGNMENT based on Anusara Yoga. This module designed for yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts. Anusara Inspired - 100 hour Certification is approved by the Yoga Alliance and be used towards 500 hour advanced yoga teacher status.


Anusara yoga means “flowing with Grace” and as such promotes deep personal growth and transforms your yoga experiences and teaching on all levels. The power of Anusara yoga, as a method, comes from it’s comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to the physical, mental, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga. Through community, movement, meditation, breath-work and Tantric philosophy, Anusara yoga aligns your mind, body and heart, thus giving you the opportunity to connect to your deeper self. It is a unique form of Hatha yoga that gives people of all backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to improve strength, flexibility and balance.


This training is for those looking to explore the joy of yoga, flow with grace and follow your heart. It is a unique opportunity to explore yoga more deeply so that you can help others.

Non teachers with more than 2 years’ experience are welcome to apply to deepen their own yoga practice.

Anusara Yoga is a comprehensive system to explore the principals of alignment, restorative yoga and in depth training to explore advanced asanas and backbends - this includes gentle yoga asanas, breath awareness, and guided meditation specifically designed to enhance everyone's yoga practice.  Using readily available props such as bolsters and blankets to gently support the body, the benefits of Anusara Yoga are accessible to everyone of all ages, including those recovering from injury or illness. 


Saturday 12:30PM- 6:00pm I Sunday 10:30-5pm


Module One: September 24 - 25
Kick Off Weekend I History and philosophy of Anusara & Iyengar Yoga I Introduction to Principals of Alignment I Anusara 101 I Purpose and Function I Chanting I Methodology I Flextion and extension I Inner and outer Spiral I foundation Asanas

Module Two: October 22 - 23
What is Alignment I Spirals & Loops I Bhandas,I  Organic  Energy I Standing Asanas I Anatomy of Alignment I Art Of Using Props and straps I Joints and Twisting Asanas I Restorative Yoga I Special Guest Teacher.

Module Three:  December 17 - 18
Alignment Based Yoga (Anusara and Iyengar Methodology) I Sequencing guidelines for Classes I Modifications & Adjustments I Meditation for stress reduction and healing I 186 Anusara Asanas I Hip openers I Benefits of hip openers I Hip focused Class I Practice Teaching I How to teach Arm Balances Safely 

Module Four: January 14 - 15
The joy of backbends I How to teach backbends I Benefits of Backbends I How to teach a heart opening class I Introductio into teaching inversions safely using alignment I Anatomy of a backbend I  Write and execute an Anusara lesson plan
Special Guest.

Module Five: February 25 - 26

Practice Class I Create and teach a focused Anusara class I Foundations to flying I Review- loops, spirals, bandhas, and anatomy of Anusara I How to create safe alignments and adjustments. Practicum - final exam.

The training is both educational and experiential. Lectures are combined with demonstrations of yoga poses, followed by sessions where you experience teaching the practice and receiving it. Benefits and contraindications are covered, as well as the effect on the holistic wellbeing of our students.
The training price includes a manual full of valuable and useful information you get to take home with you.


Upon finishing the required hours, students will be certified in Alignment Based Yoga.

Module is just £1150  (£975 earlybird) Payment Plans available.
Applications must be received asap as space is limited. 

Who, What, Where:
This training will provide you with the foundation to begin to instruct or improve your own practice.  You will learn How to create  Yoga sequences (suited for beginners to advanced), learn the 'art' of helping others, sequencing, and healing techniques, as well as exploring the History & Philosophy of Anusara Yoga. 

This training is for yogis and yoginis with some experience practicing and instructing in either Hatha, Vinyasa, or other 200 hour certified yoga practices and for those who just want to deepen their knowledge of alignment  yoga and much more!
Over 5 weekends you will earn a 100 hour Alignment  Yoga certificate.  Of the 100 hours, you will have 85 contact hours with Kathy & 15 hours to be completed through self-practice, self-study & create your own practice of teaching and sharing the principals alignment.
This training will take place at BLACK LOTUS YOGA STUDIO IN MILL HILL LONDON, but will also be available on line for those requiring didtance learning.
If you need help with nearby accommodation etc., please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Acceptance to this training is on an individual basis after completion of an application form.

Please contact Kathy at : info@yoga-university.com for any and all questions.

About Kathy:


 Kathy's approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and common-unity. Kathy has studied yoga since 1999, with teachers such as Duncan Wong, Shiva Rae, Desiree Rumbaugh, Bikram, Larry Shultz and Iyengar


By combing asana, meditation and pranayama, Kathy provides an opportunity to explore the Spiritual through the Physical. Kathy works to bring the study of yoga off the mat and into the practice of Life. "Yoga is an amazing experience and it is my greatest joy to share this ancient practice with others".


She has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience and holds a Sports Yoga Certification, 200 hour vinyasa certification, 200 hours Anusara inspired teacher, Masters degree in Physical Science . Kathy is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Elder with Independent Yoga Network.

Kathy Ran



"I cannot recommend this yoga course more. It is not so much a course, more a personal journey. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned veteran. It's truly been one of the most inspirational thing I have done for myself in years. Big love and Namaste".

"Embarking on the teacher training course was a very big decision for me to make. The time was right in my life and I feel very lucky to have made this life changing journey from enthusiastic yogi and yoga teacher , Kathy Ran. Kathy has been much more than a yoga teacher, she has been a mentor and helped me to see my life much clearer. I've learned skills for on and off the mat that I will hold dear for always. Kathy has a wonderful nonthreatening, non invasive way of getting to know all her students and encourages the group to grow together , building lifelong friendships.

The environment we worked in every week was very inspiring and I felt I grew in practice and was allowed to become myself again."


"Kathy is the most inspiring , engaging and nurturing teacher. Working under her guidance on the teacher training has been a privilege. Her humour mixed with her wealth of knowledge creates a comfortable environment encouraging a personal growth. Doting this course has been one of the best decisions!".

Jodie- age 19