200-Hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training
About Pranakriya’s 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training
Pranakriya Yoga is one of the most solidly grounded, transformational and logically structured yoga teacher training programs in the United States. Our program trains teachers who have a love for yoga born out of practice and experience. Our goal is to skillfully encourage personal reflection regarding physical, mental and emotional aspects inherent in each pose, pranayama and meditation, helping students recognize that what is discovered on the mat can be used in everyday living.
Our Directors are compassionate and reassuring, asking teachers-in-training to play with the edges of their comfort zones so they can feel fully alive. Once they discover this aliveness, they in turn can share it with others.
Training Successful Yoga Teachers
Our program is steeped in the Tantric Hatha Yoga Philosophy but is also created from adult learning models. We thread together asana, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, relaxation, observation and hands-on assisting as well as reading and working with groups and individuals.
The training is taught over nine intensive weekends, and class size is limited to 24 students in order to provide individual attention to each participant. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework, and prepare for assigned practice-teach sessions.
In the first half of the program, students learn effective methodologies for teaching postures, pranayama, and centering. Students also learn about the history and philosophy of the Tantra Hatha Yoga tradition.
In the second half of the program, students learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Pranakriya graduates have a deep understanding of the teachings of yoga and are prepared to teach in a variety of settings including yoga studios, gyms, and online.
“Going through the Pranakriya School of Yoga teacher-training program was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. It was life changing.”
– Kathy, 200h YTT Graduate
Eligibility and Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements to participate in the program:
- At least two years of yoga practice (at least six months of classes with a certified instructor).
- The ability to demonstrate an experiential understanding of yoga practice and its benefits.
- Able to use technology to view videos, complete homework, film at-home practice, and communicate with the instructor and group (training provided).
- programs commencing in 2022, students must show proof of vaccination or documentation stating it is medically not available to you (and in this case, proof of negative Covid tests prior to each weekend session.
The Pranakriya Basic 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance (YA) and meets or exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs.
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