Begins TBA: The advanced PranaYoga Teacher Training Program: Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, and the Ramayana module

The Epics give many clues on integrating spiritual attitudes and values into daily life experiences. This program will emphasize “growing your yoga” through an integration of the wisdom from the classical Epics: the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the Bhagavad Gita. You will read the texts and examine their messages. You will learn how to apply the themes in your life, and into tools to use within a yogasana class.

Exploration of asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and marma point work will be deepened as an expanding selection of practices are introduced. Asana are chosen that represent the deities and the energetic components from the Epics.

We will explore incorporating language for asana to share the life teachings presented in Epics. We will learn ways to introduce of Jñana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Karma Yoga practices.

Western Anatomy and Yogic Anatomy
When put into challenging situations, the mind and nervous system can be compromised. The brain, central nervous system, parasympathetic and sympathetic systems, plus the visual and auditory senses will be explored. The dynamics of western anatomy will be combined with the eastern tools of calming the mind – responding to life instead of reacting to life.

Philosophy and Lifestyle
Each text study contains a world of analogies for life – on many different levels.
In the Mahabharata, the lesson of taking a stand for your truths in life is expounded upon. We will see the interwoven fabric of life, karma, and death and dying.
The Bhagavad Gita introduces Marga or paths of yoga. We will explore integrating marga into daily life.
We will read supportive Vedic Upanishads to deepen your understanding of the yoga philosophy.
The Ramayana will open doors of “marrying” our Spirit and Nature, represented by Rama and Sita.

The wisdom of the Epics is taken to the mat as you will practice teach using language to integrate the dimensions of the yoga philosophy into traditional yoga classes.

Weekend Retreat / Bhakti Practice
The Ramayana will be explored during a weekend retreat. The Ramayana is about devotional practices and the reuniting of our separated self. Sadhana, meditation, posture clinics, and silent time are interwoven into discussions of the components of the Ramayana.

One 2.5 hour session each week & one weekend each month.

The program is six months long and meets 144 hours.

Applicants must have practiced yoga for at least two years. You must have completed the Contemplative Hatha Yoga program or equivalent, preferably from a Yoga Alliance registered school. The Director of the program will interview you to review your background before admittance to the program.

School Policies
We have a full listing of school ethics, policies including attendance, payment schedules, student grievances, and more in our catalog. If you request information in the mail, we will include a copy of the catalog for your review with the application form. It is recommended that you review the policies as you prepare to register for the course.

Cost of the Program
A $250 application fee is due with registration ($150 for continuing students). Students may arrange to pay the tuition through monthly payments.

$ 2160.00
Application Fee (non-refundable) for new students
$ 250.00
or continuing students
$ 150.00
Textbooks per list approximate cost
$ 155.00
Module Workbook price subject to change
$ 35.00

Total Cost of the Program for new students
$ 2600.00
or continuing students
$ 2500.00

Textbook Requirements
Recommended: CYTT Manual purchased through PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala.

Frawley, David, Dr. Subhash Ranade, and Dr. Avishash Lele, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, 2003 Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Hansa, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayaña Workbook, self published.

Hirschi, Gertrud, Mudra Yoga in Your Hands. 2000, Weisner Books, York Beach, Maine.

Kapit, Wynn and Lawrence Elson, Anatomy Coloring Book. 1977, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, New York.

Bhagavad Gita:
Yoganananda, Paramahansa, God Talks with Arjuna, The Bhagavad Gita. 1995, Self Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California

plus any other Bhagavad Gita
Highly recommended: Sargeant, Winthrop, The Bhagavad Gita. 1994, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York.

Choice for Mahabharata:
Buck, William, Mahabharata. 1973, University of California Press, Berkley, California

Dharma, Krishna, Mahabharata, condensed version. 2000, Torchlight Publishing, Badger, California.

Highly Recommended choice: Subramaniam, Kamala, Mahabharata. 1982, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay, India.

Choice for Ramayaña:
Buck, William, Ramayaña. 1976, University of California Press, Berkley, California

Highly Recommended choice: Subramaniam, Kamala, Ramayaña. Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan

Venkatesananda, The Concise Ramayaña of Valmiki. 1988, State University of New York Press, New York, New York.

Choice for Upanishads:
Easwaran, Eknath, The Upanishads. 1987, Nilgiri Press,Tomalas, California.

Prabhavananda, Swami, The Upanishads, Breath of the Eternal. 1947, Vedanta Press, Hollywood, California.

To receive a hardcopy catalog and application or if you have questions, contact the office at 303-432-8099.

Your registration is not complete until we've received your application and fee.
Your application fee will not be deposited until after your interview.

Download the NEW student application.
Download the CONTINUING student application.

Download the record sheet/health review.

The program is registered with Yoga Alliance. 

Approved and Regulated by the
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.

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