Solstice is delighted to partner with Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts to offer 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.  

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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

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.

Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Gentle Yoga (20 hours)

July 21-23, 2017

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 provide knowledge, 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

Meditation: Theory & Teaching (34 hours)

September 1-5, 2017

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

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1 (34 hours)

February 23-26, 2018

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: Heather Schleupner, PRYT

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Advanced/Level 2 (32 hours)

October 5-8, 2018

Deepen your understanding and skills of working with women who are pregnant. In this 32-hour program you will take home new skills to enhance your teaching of prenatal yoga as well as an in depth understanding of Yoga Born, childbirth preparation steeped in the yoga tradition. 

This program provides 32 CE hours for the Yoga Alliance. To receive full credit from the Yoga Alliance and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, students must complete both levels of the Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the teaching/observation and reading requirements. In addition, participants must teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga. After completion, participant may submit paperwork to the Yoga Alliance

The topics covered in this comprehensive training include:

  • Trimester changes, nutrition & self-care
  • Choices in medical care
  • Stages of labor; physical and emotional aspects
  • Comfort during labor and pain coping strategies
  • Hospital procedures and medications
  • The energetic body/ chakras related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Mother’s physical and emotional recovery
  • Breastfeeding and bonding with baby
  • Pelvic floor anatomy and rehabilitation
  • Koshas and gunas

Instructors: Niisa Morton, E-RYT 500 & RPYT and Abby Bordner, CLD, ICCE, CLE, CPD, CAPPA Faculty