Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts
200 Hour
Yoga Teacher Training
with William Hufschmidt and Jacci Gruninger

Begins May 2017: Now Accepting Applications - click here for yours!


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What's Pranakriya? Glad you asked!

Pranakriya Yoga is one of the most solidly grounded, transformational and logically structured yoga teacher trainings in the country. Our program trains 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.

The Pranakriya Basic 200-hour YTT is registered with the Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds all its requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs.

200hrv4In a Nutshell, how does the training work?

The 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.

200hrv5I Need More Than the Nutshell, Please!

Swami Kripalu was an ascetic yogi whose intensive practices led him to a very deep understanding of yoga, which he passed on to his students. His teachings were the inspiration behind Kripalu Yoga© as developed by Yogi Amrit Desai and taught at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.

The teachings of Swami Kripalu are also the inspiration behind Pranakriya Yoga. Pranakriya Yoga was developed by Yoganand Michael Carroll, a long time student of Amrit Desai, Swami Kripalu, and other teachers in Swami Kripalu’s tradition. The 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.

In the first half of the program, students will learn effective methodologies for teaching postures, pranayamas and centerings. Students will also learn about the history and philosophy of the Tantra Hatha Yoga tradition.

In the second half of the program, students will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduates have a deep understanding of the teachings of yoga and will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings including yoga studios and gyms.

The Logistics

The Dates:
May 12 - 14
June 16 - 18
July 21 - 23
August 25 - 27
September 22 - 24
October 20 - 22
November 17 - 19
December 8 - 10

January 12 - 14

Program Times:
Fridays 6pm to 9:30pm. Saturdays 8:30am to 6:30pm. Sundays, 8:30am to 6:30pm.
On Saturday and Sunday, the main meal break is 60-90 minutes.

The Bottom Line


$3,200 + $50 Application Fee + $150 Materials Fee* 

*This is the only fine print you'll get from us:
1. There is a $500 Non-refundable deposit to secure your place in the training.  There's a limit on the total number of students to enhance each person's experience.
2.  There's an Application Fee because we will spend a good amount of time reviewing your app.  We want to hear what you have to say.
3.  You'll get a binder and other resources that will come in handy long after training is finished. Truly.

Meet the Trainers: William Hufschmidt

My teaching aims to inspire in students a self-curiosity, a desire to learn to see what's in there, and then move beyond and through stuck-areas of thinking, emotional processing, and physical challenges. We are all capable of living a life “Fully Alive” to manifest our highest potentials - it's just going to look different for Every Body. Learn more about William by clicking here.
Meet the Trainers: Jacci Gruninger

Jacci is striving to use yoga and all its tenets on and off the mat to be fully awake and alive by seeing the extraordinary in every day. As a Senior Pranakriya and Kripalu yoga instructor, Jacci leads a variety of yoga teacher trainings around the country. In addition, she is the Executive Director for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Learn more about Jacci by clicking here.

Y4E Policies & Other Documents

1.  Click here for the Y4E Refund Policy for Teacher Trainings
2.  Click here for the Scholarship Application

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