Prana Vidya 200hr Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Teacher Training

The Experience

 Expand your capacity for health and powerful living in Prana Vidyas cutting edge 200hr, 4 week immersion Teacher Training.  Dive deep into learning and living the ancient systems of Yoga & Ayurveda from an authentic and traditional foundation.  Ignite a new career in helping others to thrive in life.  Most 200hr Yoga trainings merely mention Ayurveda. Traditionally Ayurveda was taught to students before the teacher/guru would give them any Hatha Yoga techniques. In this skillfully crafted training you will become much more steeped in the practices & principles of Ayurveda as an integral sister science to the powerful systems of Yoga and Tantra. This training is also highly recommended and welcomes those who have already completed a 200hr training and want to deepen their practice and knowledge of these traditional Yogic Arts.
Brad Hay, creator and leading teacher of Prana Vidya’s 200hr program has carefully chosen the most skilled, experienced and respected teachers to teach their specialty knowledge to you in this comprehensive and fun training.  “We closely mentor students towards having a deep understanding of these powerful systems to ultimately embody the ancient teachings and to be more of the person they are meant to be in this world!” 
On completion of this training you will have a strong foundation and tools to become an effective and authentic Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher if you choose to do so. More importantly you will learn to live life more skillfully and harmoniously in whatever you chose to do! You will also be certified to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 RYT. We are a registered Yoga Alliance School RYS 200.

The Curriculum

Techniques of Yoga
• Teaching/practicing Asana (Surya Namaskar, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, extensionsinversions, arm balances, seated and laying poses and much more)
• Alignment principles of a safe and effective practice
• Pranayama, bandhas and kriya
• Mantra & Meditation
• Tantra Yoga practices, principles and philosophy
• Raja Yoga-Patanjali (mind techniques for elevating awareness)
• Restorative Yoga and the use of Props
• Yoga Nidra -yogic sleep and deep relaxation techniques.
• Learn the art of teaching privates sessions
Teaching Methodology
• Vinyasa Krama-The art of sequencing (teaching strategies to create mindful, functional, effective and creative classes)
• The energetics of asana, pranayama, bandha and kriya
• Theming and languaging
• Teaching beginner to intermediate poses
• The art of adjustments and variations, yoga therapeutics, Pre / Postnatal Yoga
• Vocal work and expression exercises
• The Business of Yoga and becoming successful

Ayurvedic Philosophy, Practices and Principles
• History and mythology of the oldest medical and healing system known to man
• Ayurveda and Sankhya philosophy
• The four desires of the soul (prushathas) Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha
• The 5 great elements and their qualities
• The 3 doshas (biological humors)
• The 3 gunas (primal forces of nature)
• Constitution (prakriti) and Current condition or imbalance (Vikriti)
• Prana, Tejas and Ojas – The subtle doshas
• Agni and the importance of balanced digestion
• Ayurvedic lifestyles and living
• Dinacharya (daily ayurvedic routines)
• Herbs, Diet and food practices & principles for specific constitutions & conditions
• Ayurvedic approach to Hatha Yoga

Philosophy and Yogic Scriptures
• Sankhya Philosophy, the foundational philosophy to both Yoga & Ayurveda
• The 6 paths of Yoga
• The evolutionary history of yoga
• The 8 limbs of Patanjalis Raja Yoga
• The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita
• Exploring the Gods, Goddesses and great Sages of ancient India
• The science of the Chakra and Marma Systems
• Subtle body anatomy & the 3 main nadis
• Understanding Prana & the 5 Prana Vayus
• Tantric Philosophy, practices and principles
• Traditional purification techniques-shat karmas
• Understanding and Respecting the privilege of teaching Yoga

Group Practicum and Presentation Skills
• Systematic work towards planning, theming and skillfully teaching a variety of well rounded and more symptom specific classes.
• Assisting and skillful adjusting practices
• Practice teaching to small groups advancing towards larger group management skills

Anatomy and Physiology
• Basic introduction of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system responses, principles of movement, the mechanics of breathing, body reading assessment and anatomy of adjustments

Recommended Reading & Reference books
• Prakriti – Your Ayurvedic Constitution; Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
• Aghora – At the left hand of God (Tantra); Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
• Healing Your Life – Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda; Dr. Marc Halpern
• Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Swami Muktibodhananda
• The Four Desires; Rod Stryker
• Yoga Anatomy; Leslie Kaminoff

Compulsory books for Reading/Reference
• Yoga & Ayurveda – Self-healing & Self-Realization; Dr. David Frawley
• Yoga for your Type; Dr. David Frawley & Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S
• Four Chapters on Freedom (The Yoga Sutras); Swami Satyananda Saraswati
• The Living Gita (Bhagavad Gita); Sri Swami Satchidananda