Solstice is delighted to partner with Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts to offer 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Pranakriya Yoga is one of the most solidly grounded, transformational and logically structured yoga teacher trainings in the country. Our programs train practitioners 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 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.
Our upcoming trainings include:
200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training
This training is taught in nine, intensive weekends and class size is limited to 24 students. 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 will learn effective methodologies for teaching postures, pranayamas and centerings. Students will also learn about the history and philosophy of the Tantra Hatha Yoga tradition.
In the second half of the program, students will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduates have a deep understanding of the teachings of yoga and will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings including yoga studios and gyms.
2016 - 2017 Training Dates
Sep 9 - 11
Sep 23 - 25
Oct 28 - 30
Dec 9 - 11
Jan 6 - 8
Feb 3 - 5
Mar 17 - 19
Apr 21 - 23
May 19 - 21
June 9 - 11 (Snow Weekend)
Friday 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$3,000 plus $125 material fee (registered and paid by July 9, 2016)
$3200 plus $125 material fee (after July 9, 2016)
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Applications must be completed and delivered to Solstice's front desk.
The Pranakriya Basic 200-hour YTT is registered with the Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds all its requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs.
300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Modules
Our program consists of 300+ hours of coursework and practicum, exceeding the Yoga Alliance standards. Completion of this program will earn you your RYT-300 designation from the Yoga Alliance. This program is for students that have already completed a 200-hour basic yoga teacher training with Pranakriya or any other certified yoga school. Within this program you will complete:
- 200+ hours of required core curriculum
- 100+ hours of specialized electives
There is no application procedure nor registration fees to start our 300-hour program, and students do not need to take the courses 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. 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. 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. Click here for more details about the required core curriculum and specific tracks you can choose.
May 12 - 16, 2017
Asanas as Spiritual Doorways (34 hours)
In the ancient Tantric Hatha Yoga traditions, yogis developed and practiced asanas as part of a biologically based spiritual technology. They practiced specific breathing patterns, internal focal points, and visualizations, for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences. They raised their biological energy (prana) to very high states, causing transformation in perception and experience of Self. Most ancient yoga texts, including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, were based on these experiences of altered states of consciousness. In this program we will use Swami Kripalu’s approach to asana to explore lesser-known techniques that can be used to enrich the practice of yoga.
Instructor: Devadas Gregg Day, E-RYT 500
July 24 - 27, 2017
Basic Prenatal Teacher Training (34 hours)
Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and how this produces changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Topics covered include fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes. Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including after birth. Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts. Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching. In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself. Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga. This course provides 32 Yoga Alliance CEUs
Instructor: Jacci Gruninger, E-RYT 500 & RPYT
July 28 - 30, 2017
Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Gentle Yoga (20 hours)
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. These five movement studies programs are designed to provideknowledge, practice and experience on your journey as a practitioner and teacher. Each course will explore a variety of postures, sequences and themes for our Pranakriya classes. Benefits, potential stress points, modifications, variations, prop use, assisting, layers of meaning and energetics will be covered. Students will participate in individual practice and exploration, observation, and discussion.
Instructor: Jacci Gruninger, ERYT-500, RPYT
September 1 - 5, 2017
Meditation: Theory & Teaching (34 hours)
In ancient times, yoga schools had a rich meditation practice that has been lost in many modern traditions. Some yoga schools today turn to Buddhism for meditation if they teach it at all. This program will explore the many stages and techniques of yoga meditation. We will start with the most ancient forms from which Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain meditation have sprung. After learning these techniques we will explore how they can be incorporated into a modern practice and taught to our students.
Instructor: Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, IAYT
Registration coming soon. Check back here for details.