• Prana Yoga Center (map)
  • 1041 Silverado Street
  • La Jolla, CA, 92037
  • United States
Prana Yoga Center Teacher Training

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 WHY PRANA?

  •  Renown program developed & taught by 'teacher's teacher' Gerhard Gessner 
  • Comprehensive, time-rested curriculum known for its high standard and non-dogmatic, interactive approach
  • Teaching faculty comprised of highly-skilled senior teachers (min. RYT500 certified) and master guest teachers
  • Limited class size with individual attention
  • Yoga Alliance certified program  
  • Large TT Alumni group with successful teachers instructing all over US and abroad
  • Opportunity to teach donation-based classes at Prana after training

CURRICULUM

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the life-changing benefits of Yoga - it's elements of physical practice skillfully woven together with meditation, breath work, and self exploration. You'll learn how the ancient practice of YOGA has evolved over the years while discovering its everyday wisdom and guidelines for conscious, empowered living.  You will emerge with the confidence and tools to begin to teach what you love!

Led by Gerhard Gessner, E-RYT 500, and a faculty of highly trained, senior teachers, including Sara Deakin, Shauna MacKay, Robert Birnberg, Manoj Chalam, Prof. Lori Stewart, Vicki Abrams, and Hari Das Kaur, areas of study include:

• Intensive, alignment-based Yoga asana study
• Yoga specific anatomy and physiology
• Principles of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow & intelligent sequencing
• Principles of pranayama
• The Yoga Sutras and Yoga philosophy
• Introduction to meditation
• The art of teaching Yoga, hands-on adjustments
• The business of Yoga
• teaching private Yoga sessions
• Introduction to specialty Yoga (Yoga Wall, Prenatal, Restorative/Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy)

Students will receive a diploma which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers. Completion of this program will also qualify students for admission into our YogaWorks' 500-Hour Professional Program and other continuing education intensives.

Graduate Testimonial
"In 2011, I moved to San Diego specifically for this training after hearing incredible feedback about Gerhard and his training. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training at Prana Yoga Center in 2011. Since then, I have taken about 700 hours of YTT in various other studios. Every training after my 200 hour at Prana was disappointing because they lacked the depth and integrity that this training provided. I feel like I got more than my moneys worth by taking my training here, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to train here. Because of Prana's in-depth training, I am now a full time yoga teacher. Thank you!!" more testimonials