Frequently Asked Questions
I am excited about all the new programs happening within Pranakriya but when I look at the website, I don’t see them scheduled on the calendar.
Answer: We, too, are excited about the new programs and ask that you check the website regularly for program updates. We send out emails that announce Programs with upcoming Earlybird deadlines. Programs are generally scheduled with Host Studios a year in advance. Try the many search functions on the Calendar/Schedule to see what’s happening at a studio near you, by date or program title. You can also click the right hand corner and view the programs by month.
What other changes are happening at the Pranakriya School?
Answer: We are very excited about all the possibilities unfolding for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. We have enhanced our certification programs to include an even stronger emphasis on teaching excellence and service. We have introduced a Teachers’ Association that includes continuing education opportunities, blogs, an e-magazine and audio downloads, We are also implementing a tracking and transcript service to help students keep track of what programs they have taken and what they still need to take to complete a certification. In 2017 we will be adding a number of Weekend Intensive programs so teachers can come and practice as well as 2-4 new 300-hour electives including The Yoga Nidra Experience and Yoga for Stress Management.
What is the best way to begin the 300-hour certification? Where should I begin?
Answer: We have streamlined our 300-hour program into 9 modules that comprise our core/required curriculum: Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy, Holding Space, Philosophy (take either Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Spiritual Doorways), Deepening the Asana Experience (take 3 of the 6 different 20-hour courses), and The Client Relationship. In addition to the 9 core modules, each students must take at 3 different elective courses of your choice that total at least 80 hours. We offer 16 electives that encompass a wide variety of topics including basic and advanced prenatal yoga teacher trainings, hands-on assisting, ayurveda, and Thai-based subjects. The core/required curriculum and electives can be found on the Pranakriya website in the 300-Hour Yoga Certification section under the Trainings tab.
Whom do I contact if I want to talk with somebody at Pranakriya about my program?
Answer: To speak with someone at Pranakriya, please contact our Executive Director, Jacci Gruninger, at 505.603.0803. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am unsure of which modules I have completed; is there a way to verify this information?
Answer: Pranakriya has developed a database to track the programs taken by our students. Additionally, each student should have received a Letter of Attendance from the Director(s) of each program taken. Copies of these Letters of Attendance will need to be submitted to Pranakriya when applying for a 300-hour certificate. We suggest making a copy of each Letter of Attendance and keeping it in a safe place.
What happened to the 3 training tracks that you used to offer?
Answer: Early in 2016, the Yoga Alliance Registry (YAR) adopted a new policy regarding the use of the terms “yoga therapy,” “yoga therapist,” and “healing” because their certification standards do not include instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating mental or physical injury or illness. To stay in compliance with YAR, the Pranakriya Curriculum Committee re-examined our 300-hour certification requirements and determined that the new standards significantly affected our tracks. Consequently, the committee devised with great care and deliberation a more streamlined path to certification which the PK Board of Directors approved in May 2016. Courses already taken will be counted toward the new criteria. Students who started their program prior to 2016 and have taken 5 or more programs are welcome to stay with the old track system. The core curriculum and electives can be found on the Pranakriya website in the 300-Hour Yoga Certification section under the Trainings tab.
My 300-hour certification from Pranakriya (Yoga Alliance 500 RYT) is for Therapeutic Yoga Teacher. How will this be affected by Yoga Alliance’s new policy of not recognizing nor registering yoga therapists?
Answer: Yoga Alliance Registry (YAR) has adopted a new policy regarding the use of the terms “yoga therapy,” “yoga therapist,” and “healing” because their certification standards do not include instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating mental or physical injury or illness. As such, YAR has stipulated that teachers and schools use this specific language in their directory: “The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my [non-YAR credential or other qualification], not derived from my status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.”
What if I want to repeat a program I've already taken?
Answer: We encourage students to attend programs two or even more times to gain a greater in-depth understanding of the material.
- Repeat Attendance pricing
- 5-day programs $300 plus materials
- 3-day programs $200 plus materials
- PKTA Member pricing
- 5-day programs $200 plus materials
- 3-day programs $100 plus materials
Students may register at any time; however, if minimum numbers at Regular or Earlybird pricing are not met by the Earlybird deadline, the program may be cancelled. Students will need to contact the studio directly to register for Repeat Attendance pricing. If you have any questions, please contact Pranakriya at 505.603.0803 or Email: email@example.com
A program truly resonates with me, I have taken it more than once, and I’m interested in teaching it for Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. How do I become a Program Director?
Answer: Contact our Executive Director, Jacci Gruninger, at 505.603.0803. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I graduate from the 300-Hour Program?
HOW TO RECEIVE A 300-HOUR CERTIFICATE
- Complete all core curriculum and electives
- Submit list of programs completed to Pranakriya at email@example.com
- Either scan and email your Letters of Attendance or submit an email listing the program name/date/studio attended
- Wait for confirmation from PK that all courses will be accepted
- Submit a processing payment of $50 made payable to Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts
- Mail to: PKSYHA, 7 Avenida Vista Grande B7, #130, Santa Fe, NM 87508
- Please note that processing a certificate can take up to 3-weeks. If you would like your certificate given to you at your final program, please allow enough processing time.
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The Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching the ancient and contemporary practices of yoga to enhance the lives of individuals.