Upcoming 300-Hour Certification Programs

All programs will be delivered in a virtual format unless otherwise noted. Click on “Sign Up” for a full course description, schedule details, and investment information

Understanding the Bhagavad Gita
Dates: 6/11 – 6/14/2021
Friday – Monday
Instructors: Yoganand Michael Carroll & Usha Lakshmi

The Bhagavad Gita is a 2,500 year old Sanskrit text that offers profound insight into the deeper practices of yoga. In this program we will explore themes from the Bhagavad Gita that are meaningful for us as modern yoga practitioners. We will use the Bhagavad Gita, by Winthrop Sargeant, as our text. Please purchase this book before your program begins.

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Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
Dates: 7/23 – 7/26/2021
Friday – Monday
Instructors: Yoganand Michael Carroll

Pranayama, the yogic science of breath control, is a powerful way for you and your students to raise energy and channel it into spiritual growth and life mastery. This program provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the techniques and philosophy of pranayama as taught in the Tantric Hatha Yoga traditions. Learn a variety of pranayama techniques and a methodology for guiding and teaching the techniques with students. We will explore the possibilities for meditation in daily practices that explore pranayama and bandha mudra (locks) with asana.

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Deepening the Asana Experience:
Yoga Workout 1
Dates: 8/20 – 8/22/2021
Friday – Sunday
Instructor: Pam Blum

This course is one of five movement studies programs designed to provide you knowledge, practice, and experience on your journey as a practitioner and teacher. Benefits, potential stress points, modifications, variations, prop use, assisting, layers of meaning and energetics are covered. Asanas for Yoga Workout 1 include Balancing Half Moon, Balancing Stick, Bent Leg Tree, Crow/Side Crow, Eagle, Headstand, Lateral Inclined Angle, Straight Leg Runner’s Stretch/Sky Gazer, Toe Stand, Upward Facing Dog.

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Deepening the Asana Experience:
Gentle Yoga
Dates: 9/19 – 9/17/2021
Friday – Sunday
Instructor: Amy Necci

Deepening our own practice of asana and making our classes richer and more satisfying for our students requires us to be on a continual journey into the inquiry and exploration of how the body moves. Asanas for Gentle Yoga include a series of warm-ups, movements/asana and chair work to enhance a student’s ability to inquire and explore movement and sensation for greater body awareness.

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Deepening the Asana Experience:
Meditative Postures 1
Dates: 9/24 – 9/26/2021
Friday – Sunday
Instructor: Pam Blum

Deepening our own practice of asana and making our classes richer and more satisfying for our students requires us to be on a continual journey into the inquiry and exploration of how the body moves. Each course explores a variety of postures, sequences and themes for our Pranakriya classes. This course covers asanas for a Meditative Posture class, including Camel, Gate/Half Circle, Head to Knee variations, Lotus/Bound Lotus, Pigeon Variations, Rabbit, Reclining Diamond, Seated Angle/Tortoise, Simple Twist, and Wheel.

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Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners
Dates: 10/22 – 10/25/2021
Friday – Monday
Instructor: William Hufschmidt

To practice yoga safely, we study human anatomy to better understand how to move, engage and position our muscles and bones. This course creates an experiential environment to learn the language of anatomy. All practices and activities in this program aim to help you experience, discuss and perhaps enhance your body’s abilities for safe and conscious movement. Lectures will be offered to describe how the nervous system and the body’s muscles and skeleton work together to create safe strengthening and lengthening for the muscles.

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Deepening the Asana Experience:
Yoga Workout 2
Dates: 12/3 – 12/5/2021
Friday – Sunday
Instructor: Pam Blum

Deepening our own practice of asana and making our classes richer and more satisfying for our students requires us to be on a continual journey into the inquiry and exploration of how the body moves. This course is one of five movement studies programs designed to provide you knowledge, practice, and experience on your journey as a practitioner and teacher. Benefits, potential stress points, modifications, variations, prop use, assisting, layers of meaning and energetics are covered. Each course explores a variety of postures, sequences and themes for our Pranakriya classes. Asanas for Yoga Workout 2 include Dance/Bow Pulling, Flamingo, Folded Tree, Forward Split, Lateral Angle/Rotated Lateral Angle, Rotated Balancing Half Moon, Rotated Triangle, Standing Angle, Standing Head to Toe, and Standing Split.

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Eligibility and Requirements

There are no application procedures nor registration fees to start our 300-hour program, and courses do not have to be taken in any specific order. After completing an approved 200-hour yoga teacher training, you may take the required courses as we rotate through them at any of our host studios, or online when permitted. After finishing each course you will receive a letter of completion. When you have completed your coursework you may register with us as a Pranakriya Professional Level Yoga Teacher.

There is a $50 registration fee to review your letters and issue your certificate. With this certificate you may register with the Yoga Alliance as a 300-hour graduate of a Registered Yoga School, earning the RYT-500 designation. We encourage teachers to participate in our training courses in a way that suits each one’s interest, time and financial well-being. Due to the nature of the advanced courses, we recommend students take three to four programs per year; completing certification in 3-4 years. We believe this allows for the greatest integration of the program material, opportunity to deepen your own practice, put the learning into your teaching and have time for reflection/questions before your next course.

Questions or concerns? Contact info@pranakriya.com 

Repeat Attendance Prices are as follows:
$350 plus materials fees for the 5-day programs
$225 plus materials fees for the 3-day programs

PKTA Members receive an additional discount for repeat attendance:
$250 plus materials fees for 5 day programs
$125 plus materials fees for 3-day programs

Please note: Students may register at any time, however, if minimum numbers at Regular or Early bird pricing are not met by the Early bird deadline, the program may be cancelled.  Students need to contact the studio directly to register for Repeat Attendance pricing.