Yoga Trainings and Workshops

Advanced registration is required in our Yoga Trainings and Workshops — don’t delay!
Please register by 2 weeks of the program start date as classes without minimum registrations will be canceled. Some classes offer early discounts that you won’t want to miss.
Listed below are our current offerings in order of date. 

Designations for registration are indicated for each. Those marked “Open to All” may be attended by anyone in the community for personal growth. If PYTT is indicated, a 200-hour certification is required for registration and the course can be applied toward advanced training hours or as continuing education hours. Requests are considered from those not meeting the certification requirement. If APD is indicated, IAYT has approved the course for Yoga Therapists earning continuing education.

Our CYTT, PYTT, and PYCT trainings are registered with the GI Bill® for in-person attendance. Compliance with Title 38, U.S.C. 3679(e), The Colmery Act, Section 103. Contact your VA representative for details of your eligibility and contact us about your application to our programs. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Yoga Trainings & Workshops

300 Hour + PranaYoga Teacher Training (PYTT)

Ongoing courses, rolling registration
Complete in 1 – 3 years based on attendance

Contact Us to learn more

Yoga education should be continuous. Our program has unique offerings to support you in your goals for teaching as well as personal growth.

body reading and assisting

My Body Says What! Body Reading for Yoga Therapists (APD) 

January 29-30, 2022
APD credit for C-IAYT, Yoga Therapists
In-person course
This workshop explores “reading the body.”
We will explore reading the physical and subtle energies of a client’s body. We will look at the ancient teachings and how they may be interpreted that allows the body to become a Silent Communicator.
Kula Sangha Meditations

Kula Sangha Meditations

Monthly Meditation on the 2nd Tuesday 

Each month, a new theme is introduced to support the meditation experience. Join these friends and 4Beings: Hansa, Priti Chanda, Jeremy, and John. 

Intro to Classical Texts

Wisdom Series: Introduction to Classical Texts (PYTT) (APD) 

September 2021 through June 2022
Sections offered monthly, Hybrid course
APD credit for C-IAYT, Yoga Therapists
PYTT core and elective sections, Advanced Yoga Teachers

This series is focused on the importance of Classical Texts as the foundations of Yoga Therapy.
All sections include Mantra and Prānāyāma Practices.
Attend one section, many, or all – link through to see the dates.

sanskrit Saṁskṛt for Yogāsana

Saṁskṛt for Yogāsana (PYTT)

March 3, 2022
Continuing Education, Advanced Yoga Training
Part of our 300 Hour + PYTT core courses 
Open to All

Designed to encourage an understanding of the āsana names through the sounds and root words that create them, as well as chanting the sound of AUM. 

Meditate, yoga nidra

Meditation in Yoga Classes and Yoga Nidrā (PYTT)

February 19 & 20
Continuing Education, Advanced Yoga Training
Part of our 300 Hour + PYTT core courses
The power of resting with our yoga awareness is incredible! This course includes discussion of the differences between centering, relaxation, meditation, and yoga nidrā. Our focus is learning tools for each component and emphasizes teaching yoga nidrā.

Contact us about details to complete your Yoga Therapy training registration. 

Deepening Practices: Maturing the Foundations (PYTT)

Advanced training, required core course
This is the bridge program required for Yoga Therapy training
Don’t delay to submit your application

Begins May 7

Review the following topics:

Deepening Practices: Foundations
Deepening Practices: Exploring Tools and Yoga Therapy vs Yoga Teaching
Deepening Practices: An Overview of Classical Texts
Esoteric Anatomy Weekend, a component of Deepening Practices

Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training (CYTT)

September 2022 TBA
10-month training
Applications due in advance 

Our program goes above and beyond most basic trainings of 200 hours; it offers an additional 65 hours built in to help you hone your yoga teaching skills and develop a deep personal practice while addressing a complete curriculum. It’s purpose is to introduce the foundations for teaching yoga and developing a yogasana class. Our program has deep roots in the Kripalu tradition and classical yogasana techniques offering an inclusive experience of the spiritual foundations within a traditional yoga practice.

PranaYoga Cikitsa: Yoga Therapist Training (PYCT) 

Tentative schedule beginning Fall 2022
Note: Deepening Practices is a prerequisite
Applications are due in advance to evaluate your education and experience

The PranaYoga Cikitsa (Sanskrit for therapy) training is the most extensive training program offered in the United States. It is a 1380-hour training integrating the philosophy of yoga and Kashmir Shaivism with structural yoga, ayurveda, and multiple tools of yoga that includes, but is not limited to, an overview of: asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra, pratipaksha bhavana, yoga nidra, jyotisha, color therapy, mitahara (diet), vihara, vastu shastra, ritual, yoga nidra svadyayam and others. Taught by Hansa, Helgrid and others 

Rama Jyoti Vernon

The Yoga Legacy of Rama Jyoti Vernon

Online Session through Give Back Yoga

The yoga world lost one of its innovators on November 23, 2020, when Rama Jyoti Vernon passed away. This special event is being delivered to honor Rama’s legacy and has been planned by some of those who knew her best. Our own director, Hansa, is honored to be a part of this gathering.

  • Please tag them on Instagram and Facebook: @givebackyoga
  • Consider donations to Give Back Yoga. All funds raised support not-for-profit yoga projects in prisons, hospitals, and community care centers.
  • The event was recorded.