Yoga Sūtra: Guidelines for Living Yoga Off the Mat (PYTT)

Living Yoga Sūtra. Known as the classical yoga text, it is a summary of the yoga philosophy related to controlling the mind. The fourth chapter explains the difference between Spiritual guidance and the mind’s guidance. We will begin on the premises Patañjali discusses about the vṛtti and the kleśa and then, discuss the mind as outlined in Chapter 4. How does the mind affect our students? Where are they “stuck”?  How can we support them through the tools of yoga? Why do we do yoga? What tools are outlined in the Sūtra that guide a yoga therapy session? What are the promises outlined in the Sūtra when you use the tools of the eightfold path? What is samādhi? What does it have to do with Yoga Therapy?

Bring two versions of the Yoga Sūtra
Recommendations: Aranya, Swami Haiharananda.  Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali, 1985, State of New York Press, Albany, New York.
Bouanchaud, Bernard. The Essence of Yoga, 1997, Rudra Press, Portland Oregon.
Iyengar, BKS. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1993, Thorsons, San Fransisco, California.
Saraswati, Swami Satyananda. Four Chapters on Freedom, 1997, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.
Satchidananda, Swami.The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1978, Integral Yoga Publications, Yogaville, Virginia.
Vernon, Rama Jyoti. Gateway to Enlightenment: Book One, 2017, Lighthouse Publishing, Oregon.
Vernon, Rama Jyoti. Gateway to Enlightenment: Book Two, 2018, Lighthouse Publishing, Oregon.


PranaYoga Teacher Training: 300 Hour +


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300-hour trainings are typically the next step for teachers.

We offer the option to attain 300-hours and more, with an excess of over 1000 hours of advanced classes available.

A required 200 hours of core courses must be supplemented with 100 hours additional elective courses to complete the 300 Hour + certification.

And, then you can continue your studies and earn the Certificate of PranaYoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (CPYT) for attaining 1000 hours of education.

You must have a 200 hour YTT certification before you can register. Courses can be used as continuing education.

Samples of core topics include these and more:

Chakra, Tantra, and Esoteric Anatomy
Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Yoga Teaching Methodology
Hatha Yoga Classical Texts
Ayurveda for Yogasana Teachers
Bhagavad Gita

Samples of special interest electives include:

Children’s Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Senior Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Yoga as Therapy