Prana Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training Program

Yoga Immersion

Teacher Training Program Facilitators:

Regina DeWitt, E-RYT 500, After 30 years as an RN working in the hospital Regina decided to take health care into a different arena. She began the study of yoga in 1995, the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar and alignment based principles. In 2009 after leaving the hospital she opened Prana Yoga and Healing Center. Offering classes, workshops, and teacher training. In 2011 I began to study Kundalini Yoga through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Wanting to share these teachings, Kundalini Teacher Training was offered at Prana Yoga in 2015 for the first time, which she was a part of the graduating class. She maintains her license as an RN, in addition to E-RYT 500 and Certified Kundalini teacher.

Kery Helmer, PT, E-RYT 500, is a Physiologist and Stress Management Specialist with a degree in Integrative Medicine. With almost 20 years experience blending anatomy science with a holistic, mind body approach to health, she delivers her programs through international Yoga & Ayurveda Teachings, Stress Management Groups, Workshops, Teacher Trainings, and Retreats. Kery has had the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of individuals ranging from Martial Artists, to post-injury/surgery, and individuals with chronic disease such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Her platform, Super Vibes, is a modern day approach to timeless practices and philosophies from Yoga & Ayurveda.  Courses are structured to get back to nature, to awaken that connection and cultivate compassion, inclusivity, and activism.

Immersion

Our students not only receive a thorough education in the authentic Yoga traditions, but will also learn how to apply these ancient teachings in a way that is practical and accessible living with the experiences of the modern world.  In the Immersion Program, in addition to the physical aspects of good health, we will delve more deeply into yoga as a spiritual practice and:

 

  • The Principals of Alignment, Anatomy and Physiology as they apply to yoga
  • Energetic Anatomy and the Subtle Bodies
  • Yoga Philosophy and Sacred Texts
  • Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, and Meditation
  • Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Chair and The Yoga Wall
  • The Use of Essential Oils
  • Introduction to Ayurveda the Sister Science of Yoga

Schedule

 

Feb 22-23                              Jul 18-19

Mar 21-22                             Aug 15-16

Apr 18-19                              Sept 19-20

May 23-24                            Oct 17-18

Jun 20-21                              Nov 21-22

 

Hours each month are:  Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm.

Graduates of the program will be able to confidently and intelligently assist the specific needs of their students and apply the appropriate modalities to provide the most effective care regardless of age or condition.  Furthermore, graduates will learn to design creative, artful, healing yoga classes and private sessions that inspire and empower students.

 

Classes will be held one weekend per month for ten months.  The dates are as follows for 2020:

 

Tuition

 

Immersion             $2675 paid in full                 $2975 $500 dep w/$275 payment

200hr                     $3175 paid in full                 $3525    $500 dep $336 payments

Our carefully chosen staff will lead you to:

 

  • Discover therapeutic and Healing dimensions of Yoga
  • Refine personal practices of meditation, pranayama, and self-healing
  • Deepen knowledge of Yoga literature, history, philosophy, and science
  • Apply the wisdom teachings of great Yogis for self-transformation
  • Overcome obstacles in your learning and practice
  • Engage in sharing and discussion with other Yoga practitioners
  • Cultivate a peaceful mind and a healthy balanced inner life between body, mind, and heart.

For Teacher Candidates

  • Improve teaching techniques
  • Teach often overlooked elements of Yoga
  • Create a more customized teaching style by finding aspects of Yoga that are of special interest
  • Develop business strategies to effectively market Yoga in alignment with your interests and niche.

Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification

Students interested in Teacher Certification will also observe and assist in supervised public classes taught by Program Faculty, attend a specified number of community classes, and complete homework including keeping a daily practice journal, writing assignments, required readings, quizzes, and a special project.  In addition to the Immersion modules, the following will be required for Teacher Certification:

 

200 hr and 500hr

  • The art and science of sequencing a yoga class
  • Yoga Ethics and Building the Business
  • CPR Certification

500 hr

  • Yoga as a Therapy for Stress, Chronic Disease, and Limited Function
About Teacher Training

The 300-Hour Teacher Training Program is for seasoned yoga practitioners, wishing to immerse themselves more deeply in their practice.  Even if you do not intend to teach, this training will deepen your knowledge and assist in refining and strengthening your practice, exponentially. For those of you who wish to teach yoga, the 300-Hour Teacher Training Program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for creating and teaching the high standard, responsible yoga classes.  If you are already a Teacher of Yoga, practicing or not, we welcome and encourage you to join us in this training. You will find that the program is much more than methodical learning and teaching but a profoundly rich self-development program that acts as a catalyst for deeper self-discovery. 

What makes this Teacher Training unique is the emphasis on yoga as therapy using a wide range of healing modalities including integrative alignment, use of props as therapy, intelligent hands-on assists, use of essential oils, pranayama to enhance well-being, meditation, and Reiki.  The inclusion of preventative care and health enhancement modalities will add a uniquely nurturing element to the practice and teaching of yoga.  Additionally, we continue the study of asana practice with attention to alignment, rhythm, sequencing and class structure.

Graduates of the program will be able to confidently and intelligently assess the specific needs of their students and apply the appropriate modalities to provide the most effective care regardless of age or condition.  Furthermore, graduates will learn to design creative, artful, and healing yoga classes and privates that inspire and empower their students.

In addition to the physical aspects of good health, in the 300-Hour Teacher Training Program, we delve more deeply into yoga as a spiritual practice. Various forms of meditation, pranayama, and the philosophy of yoga will be covered.

Pre-requisites

200hr Teacher Training Program and/or 100hrs or more of yoga practice. Wanting to take your yoga practice and teaching to the next level.

Required Material
  • MOVING TOWARD BALANCE  – Rodney Yee (ISBN-10, 0875969216)
  • YOGA THE IYENGAR WAY – Silvia Mehta (ISBN-10, 0679722874)
  • THE LIVING GITA  and YOGA SUTRAS – Sri Swami Satchidananda (ISBN-10, 0932040276)
  • YOGA NIDRA – Swami Satyananda Saraswati (ISBN-10, 8185787123)

Class Pricing

Registration

$4025

($500 app. fee)

Payment in full in advance discounted to $3625.

Monthly payments available after initial deposit. 12 monthly payments of $320 due at the beginning of each month.

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds.  This is a tuition-based program.  All fees paid are non-refundable.  Students are responsible for payment in full.

This program lays a foundation to build upon to cultivate a lifetime of well being.

The monthly modules offered over the next 12 months form a comprehensive traditional yoga study for certification.  Taken each month individually to enhance your current yoga practice spiritually, mentally, physically and historically.

Design your course with the months you choose to attend.  Attend each month and receive your 300hr certification.

Monthly Schedule
  • PRANAYAMA, MUDRA, BANDHA AND MEDITATION.
  • TEACH TO ALL THE SENSES… The demonstration, verbal cues, hands-on assists, and working with props ( including the Iyengar wall)
  • THE SUBTLE BODIES… Koshas, Reiki training, energy body
  • PHILOSOPHY AND SACRED YOGA TEXT… History, Sutras, Gita, Pradipida, Sankhya, and Vedanta
  • YOGA AND HEALTH CARE…Chronic Disease and Limited Function; Heart Disease, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Knee, Hip, shoulder, Spine.
  • NAD AND THE MUSIC OF YOGA… Mantra, Chanting, Sound , Gong, Voice
  • AYURVEDA… The folk medicine from India and sister-science of yoga.
  • WALK YOU TALK!   Self-care for yoga teachers, Nutrition, stress management, sadhana, energetic transfer.
  • RESTORATIVE AND YOGA NIDRA, ESSENTIAL OILS
  • YOGA ETHICS AND BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS
Our Program Provides Knowledge In
  • The Principles of Alignment, Anatomy, and Physiology, as they apply to yoga
  • Energetic Anatomy
  • The art and science of sequencing a yoga class
  • Yoga as Therapy
  • Yoga Ethics
  • In-depth Yoga Philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Instruction in the use of essential oils
  • Initiation to Reiki
  • CPR certification

Once you graduate from our program, you will have the possibility of teaching in the areas that speak most openly to your heart and mind. We each have our particular passionate commitments to our students. Past graduates have felt that exposure to multiple forms and points of view have greatly enriched their experience with us.

Our carefully chosen staff will guide you to:
  • Improve teaching techniques
  • Discover the therapeutic and healing dimensions of Yoga
  • Refine personal practices of meditation, pranayama, and self-healing
  • Deepen knowledge of Yoga literature, history, philosophy, and science
  • Develop business and marketing strategies to promote Yoga accurately and effectively
  • Bring out the spiritual treasures of the Yoga Tradition
  • Be able to teach often overlooked elements of Yoga
  • Gain expertise in the safe application of Yoga to students of varied health conditions
  • Explore the spectrum of Yoga schools, teachers, systems, and approaches
  • Apply the wisdom teachings of great Yogis for self-transformation
  • Learn how Yoga can help you discover who you are and what your purpose is in life
  • Create a more customized teaching style by finding aspects of Yoga that are of special interest
  • Overcome obstacles in your learning and practice
  • Engage in sharing and discussion with other Yoga practitioners
  • Cultivate a peaceful mind and a healthy, balanced inner life between body, mind, and heart

Students go away with alignment based principles to apply to any style of yoga or activities of their daily lives.  Awareness of the physical body, using yoga alignments principles to move well throughout the day.

An emphasis of breath, how conscious of breath throughout the day, leading a less stressful life.

Importance of daily meditation practice. The energy that effects physical form.

Confident, articulate, effective, spiritual, mindful, model yoga ethics teaching

Self-development..while they are learning to teach, they are “teach to learn” quote

Feel confident in assessing injuries and implementing appropriate yoga therapeutic modalities for classroom setting or privates.

Developing more skills for private yoga.  Through hands-on techniques and adjustments.  Understanding the energetic body. Using breathwork, meditation, reiki, and essential oils to fit the client’s personal needs.

Teachers will learn to develop greater awareness of the intricacies of bodily movements for healing.

Increasing consciousness…