The Pranakriya “Yoga Therapist” Track prior to December 2014 included 305 hours of study plus an 85 hour internship OR nine (9) client sessions overseen by the Director and a research paper of 5-10 pages on a therapy topic of the students choice.  Please note that this is our designation for how our programs fit into the IAYT Grandfathering if you started your 300 hour with us by January 1, 2008 and completed by December 31, 2014.

The five IAYT Educational Competencies and how the Pranakriya curriculum fit in follows (program hours are in parenthesis):

  1. Yoga Foundations (Yoga Teachings & Philosophy)
  •                 Bhagavad Gita (35)
  •                 Hatha Yoga Pradipika (35)
  •                 Asana as Spiritual Doorways (35)
  •                 Teaching Meditation (35)
  •                 Teaching Pranayama (35)
  •                 Universe Inside the Body of A Yogi (20)
  1. Biomedical and Psychological Foundations
  •                 Medical Module (35)
  •                 Chronic Pain (20)
  •                 The Yoga Way:  Psychological Foundations (35)
  •                 Teaching Meditation (35)
  •                 Yoga & Trauma (20)
  •                 Anatomy (35)

 

  1. Teaching and Therapeutic Skills
  •                 Advanced Asanas (35 or 20)
  •                 Restorative Yoga (20)
  •                 Basic & Advanced Prenatal Yoga (35)
  •                 Holding Space (20)
  •                 Musculoskeletal Assessment(35)
  •                 Anatomy (35)

 

  1. Yoga Therapy Tools and their Application
  •                 Ayurveda (35)
  •                 Myofasciae in the Pranic Body: Releasing the biological fabric through asana, pranayama, and the bandhas
    Teaching Meditation (20)
  •                 Teaching Pranayama (35)
  •                 Internship (75-85)
  •                 Functional Integration (35)
  1. Professional Practice
  •                 Universe inside the Body of the Yogi (20)
  •                 Asanas as Spiritual Doorways (35)