200 Hour Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training ~ 2016 SCHEDULE~
with Jacci Gruninger & Chris Mastin
Training scheduled to begin Aprli 2016:
April 1-3 May 13-15 June 10-12 July 8-10 August 12-14 Sept 2-4 Sept 30-Oct. 2 Oct 28-30 Nov 11-13 Make up if need be: Dec 9-11
9 intensive weekends Fri 6-9, Sat & Sun 8-6:30pm
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Please note this training is taking place at our second studio space: THE NEST at 1008 Main St. Branford, across from the Branford Green.
The Pranakriya™ 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program is for yoga practitioners who have a love for yoga born out of practice. The program, developed by Yoganand Michael Carroll, is part of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts and meets the Yoga Alliance requirements for a 200 hour yoga teacher training program. This program helps practitioners to develop the skills needed to share yoga with students as professional teachers.
You will receive training in these essentials for teaching yoga:
*Leading warm-ups and preparatory poses
*Leading opening & closing centering
*Teaching basic postures (asanas) along with modifications, variations, benefits, contraindications, and adjustments
*The art of demonstration
*Basic anatomy and physiology as applied to yoga
*Yoga breathing techniques (pranayama)
*Designing, sequencing & leading classes (including languaging, visualization and hands-on assisting)
*Leading and encouraging body awareness
*Leading pranayama: yogic breathing (5 key practices)
*Leading relaxation and shavasana
*History of yoga
*History of Kripalu & Pranakriya Yoga
*Yoga Lifestyle: Yamas and Niyamas
*Right Livelihood: The Business of Teaching Yoga, including marketing.
You will also engage in many hours of supervised practice teaching. When you have completed the program, you will be able to lead three different types of yoga classes (Gentle Stretch, Meditative Posture Class and Yoga Workout) that will enable you to teach in any setting.
You must meet the following requirements to apply for this program:
1. At least two years of yoga practice with at least six months of classes with a certified instructor.
2. The ability to demonstrate an experiential understanding of yoga practice and its benefits.
The training is taught in nine intensive weekends, and class size is limited to 20 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework, and prepare for assigned practice teach sessions. A cap of 20 students is conducive to an interactive student/teacher relationship.
Tuition details can be found in the application located in a link below. Please note that tuition does not include lodging or food. Please explore the cost of these items before committing to the program.
Please follow this link for an application and additional details on the 200 hour Basic Level Teacher Training at Raven's Wing Yoga.
2015 YTT Application Form (PDF)
Pranakriya Yoga is founded on the principal that all yoga practices were originally meant to do the following:
*Cultivate inner awareness and sensitivity
*Strengthen the body/mind container
*Dissolve the sense of self into universal consciousness
*When asana and pranayama are practiced with these intentions they become powerful tools for self-transformation.
Our mission is to become more fully alive through the ancient teachings of yoga that have been adapted for the student of today to promote growth, healing and transformation.
$3000 if paid by February 5, 2016
$3100 if paid by February 6-March 15, 2016
$3200 if paid by March 16 - April 1, 2016
$75 for student manuals, to be paid first night of training
8 yoga classes to be taken outside of training.
The book: Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain, Eastland Press
Jacci Gruninger A 500-hour Kripalu instructor and 200-hour E-RYT, Jacci has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. Jacci is currently a Director of the Pranakriya™ 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and will direct the 2015 program at Crofton Yoga. She also directs the Pranakriya Prenatal Teacher Training Certification program. Jacci is dedicated to creating an environment of compassion, permission, acceptance and patience guiding each person in the experience of being present in their practice and their life.
Chris Mastin E-RYT 500, is a certified Pranakriya Yoga teacher and Pranakriya Yoga Therapist in Atlanta, GA. She teaches group classes, sees clients one-on-one, and co-directs the Pranakriya 200-Hour yoga teacher training. She is also training to lead the Spiritual Doorways, Meditation, and Bhagavad Gita programs. Introduced to yoga by her running coach 25 years ago, Chris appreciates how yoga has, over the past 25 years, made her experience of life deeper and richer. She enjoys sharing what she’s learned about and through yoga, as well as learning from others as they, too, experience and share the benefits of yoga. Visit Chris at her website www.chrismastinyoga.com.
“I came to the Pranakriya 200 hour training with the intention of teaching yoga. Not only did I land my first teaching job within a month of graduation – but the most important gift from the training was what I gained on the inside. The Pranakriya teachers and community treated me with loving kindness and compassion. This community helped me to find parts of myself that I never knew existed – and an incredible light within myself that I had been unconsciously hiding for much of my life. The training was extremely organized, and extremely thorough for potential teachers. Not only did I leave feeling prepared to lead a class – but I left feeling lighter in my soul. I continue to be grateful on a daily basis for the life I have as a yoga teacher – and grateful for my Pranakriya roots.” – Sarah