PranaYoga Cikitsa Training

This program begins in 2021. Contact us for details.


For the PranaYoga Cikitsa Training, we encourage students to have a strong background in the foundations of yoga philosophy yogasana, pranayama, meditation, ayurveda, and mantra prior to starting the full training. Therefore, you must have a minimum of 500 hours of yoga education prior to starting the PranaYoga Cikitsa Training. Our goal is to teach the application of yoga tools in a therapeutic setting.

Within your application for this program, the questions will draw out your desire to expand into yoga therapy. The application will also include an exam that will illustrate the previous education you’ve had in yoga and yoga teacher training.

yoga therapy

In this 1370-hour PranaYoga Cikitsa Training, you will gain the tools to be able to apply yoga therapeutically in many different applications to facilitate people transforming their life.  Additionally, you deepen your own personal yoga connection and practice.

yoga therapy

You are required to take a bridge program training, Deepening Practices, offered before the full Yoga Cikitsa training begins: Bridge Training and advanced Continuing Education course, Deepening Practices

Deepening Practices is an opportunity to introduce yourself to aspects of yoga that may not have been included in your basic training, or your basic understanding will have an opportunity to mature.

The bridge course is a 45-hour advanced continuing education course. Come and learn Hansa’s style of teaching before committing to the full training. Additionally, this class may help you to choose further advanced trainings as it includes a survey of advanced yoga topics.

Yoga Therapy program

PranaYoga’s Yoga Therapist training program known as 
PranaYoga Cikitsa: The Therapeutic Application of Yoga
is accredited by the
nternational Association of Yoga Therapists.
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PranaYoga Cikitsa: The Therapeutic Application of Yoga

Throughout the training, you will:

* Increase your knowledge about human anatomy from the western anatomical perspective, in addition to the Eastern philosophy, gaining an expanded understanding of anatomical movement and the chakra-s, kosha-s, vayus.

* Discover Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, and how to custom tailor therapeutic yoga routines based on ayurvedic principles.

* Learn adaptations for yogasana (postures) for various concerns such as back problems, joint dysfunction, tight muscles, fibryomyalgia, depression and other considerations.

* Gain tools to help support the emotional, social, and spiritual development of each individual.

* Study the foundations of yoga cikitsa as outlined in classical yoga texts.

Each semester of the PranaYoga Cikitsa Training will help you mature your Yoga Cikitsa skills:

After the first semester, you will be able to apply basic structural yoga therapy.  You will be grounded in basic body reading for yoga assessment.  Foundations of yoga philosophy, ayurveda and western medicine will be introduced.

At the end of the second semester, you will expand your structural therapy skills.  Techniques for case taking will be explored and practiced.  Additional yoga tools such as pranavayu movement, yoga nidra, sarira mudra and drsti will be explored through the study of the classical hatha yoga, epics and raja yoga texts. 

Blending the second semester into the third semester, we will continue to expand the reading of the classical texts and integrate the emotional and psychospiritual tools with yoga insights.  You will experience and explore the yoga tools of hasta mudra, marma therapy, drsti, ishta devi, yantra, mahavidya, ritual, lifestyle tools, diet and more.  Mentorship during this semester will help support you in applying the tools as you develop your therapeutic practice. 

Within the fourth semester is the culmination of the previous work.  You will learn the pathology of diseases, ayurveda and yoga philosophical considerations. Yoga and basic ayurveda tools will be explored to address wellness concerns.  You will practice interfacing yoga, ayurveda and medical information to assess and develop a protocol as you facilitate the client.  In this component, the real depth of the scope of practice will be explored.

You must submit your application for an evaluation of your education.

Use the register link to pay your registration fee.

Requirements include a minimal 500 hour training (an exemption is considered for students of PranaYoga’s CYTT), three years teaching or permission of the director, an application form including a test that will parlay into a bridge program or, in rare cases, exempt you from the bridge program, and an interview. You must be actively teaching during the training.

School Policies
This document is currently being updated, contact us about a copy.

We have a full listing of school ethics, policies including attendance, payment schedules, student grievances, and more in our catalog. You’ll receive a copy of this within your registration. You must fill out an application to complete your registration. It is recommended that you review the policies as you prepare to register for the course.

Cost of the Program

ONLY $16 an hour
(less than the average yoga class)

Your Yoga Therapy Training Investment includes:

Non-refundable fee of $250 is due with your registration when you apply. 

Tuition includes $4800 every year for 4 years. This totals $19,200. We offer the option to set your own payment plan within the training format.

Additional costs of approximately $1525 that include training manuals and text books for all 4 years.