PranaYoga provides extensive trainings that offer much more than the basics.
Our goal is to include breadth and depth so that a student builds a sturdy foundation for the rest of their educational and personal pursuits. Here you’ll see more about our core offerings.
We teach both yoga and yoga therapy informed by Ayurveda. We offer Ayurveda, Jyotisha, and Sanskrit workshops for yoga teachers to integrate and enhance their teaching skills.
Our trainings were taught and established well before the current standards for yoga training, therefore the hours are unique to our programs and different from what is commonly offered.
Our Foundational YTT is the Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training
This 265-hour program is available to those who want to become yoga teachers as well as those who want to deepen their yoga practice.
The purpose of this program is to teach and introduce asana basics, pranayama, meditation, basic anatomy and physiology, styles of teaching, marketing skills, and to offer opportunities for spiritual attunement. The information is wrapped into the Philosophy of Yoga which encourages that yoga be taken beyond the mat to a lifestyle of wellness and stillness.
Our Advanced YTT is the PranaYoga Teacher Training
300-hour trainings are typically the next step for teachers. Join us in our expansive program: We offer the option to attain that and more, with more than 1000 hours of optional classes available. You must have a 200 RYT equivalent certification or permission of the School Director before you can register. Courses can be used as continuing education.
Sample of topics include these and more:
Advanced Core Basics • Chakra, Tantra, and Esoteric Anatomy • Hatha Yoga Classical Texts • Patanjali Yoga Sutras • Yoga Teaching Methodology • Ayurveda for Yogasana Class • Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, and the Ramayana
Sample of special interest courses include:
Children’s Yoga • Prenatal Yoga • Senior Yoga • Yoga Nidra • Sanskrit • Yoga as Therapy • Classical Texts
Our Yoga Therapist certification is the PranaYoga Cikitsa Training
Our training is a 1370-hour program. Only advanced professional yoga teachers are accepted. Requirements include that you must have a 200 RYT or equivalent and an additional 300 hours of advanced training before you can register. Our bridge program gives you the necessary foundations for the full training and it also counts toward the advanced training hours.
Deepening Practices: Maturing the Foundations
This required bridge program provides an overview of advanced content required for the full training.
Sample topics for the bridge program and the full training include these plus much more:
Cosmology and Philosophy of Yoga • Classical Texts • Ayurveda • Pranayama • Yoga Nidra • Pratipaksha Bhavana • Tools of Yoga and Ayurveda