Begins TBA: applies toward 500-hour Advanced Training - Chakra, Tantra and Esoteric Anatomy Module

Part of the advanced PranaYoga Teacher Training Program

Chakra, Tantra and Esoteric Anatomy Module

Note: we are evaluating some scheduling changes to our advanced trainings.
Please contact us if you are interested!

140 hours can be applied toward earning 300+ hours of advanced training
for the designation 500-hr Yoga Teacher. Must have minimum 200 RYT or equivalent training.

Last offered March 6, 2014

Class size is limited.
An intimate atmosphere provides personal attention and a supportive, encouraging class setting.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for the Hatha Yoga Classical Texts module.

The yogic concepts of subtle body anatomy are the foundation for all asana, pranayama and other yoga tools. These tools were not “made up” just to pass the time of day. Utilizing the Classical Texts, we will explore the original writings of subtle body theory. We will explore interpretations, practices and the applications of yoga tools to maintain inner body health, balance and harmony. Within this context, you will be able to “grow your yoga” as you get in touch with your uniqueness, and this awareness will overflow into supporting and teaching your students. In order to receive the Certificate of Completion for this program, you must complete one hundred percent of the weekend classes, 90% of the weekly classes, and all practicum hours.

Techniques and tools will be practiced in class through mantra, pranayama, mudra, meditation and asana. The practice and analysis of these yoga tools will be applied to balancing and unveiling the subtle bodies.

Teaching Methodology tools will be explored for teaching and incorporating the practices of asana, pranayama, mudra mantra and more, appropriately in yoga classes. Tools will include how to introduce and language yoga techniques as they apply to yogic anatomy.

Western Anatomy and Yogic Anatomy
The comparable concepts between western and yogic anatomy will be explored, including a review of the elements, nadi, cakra, nerve plexus and the endocrine system.

Philosophy and Lifestyle
Yoga developed a living philosophy to explain what modern science is just beginning to document. The basic texts will be read that outline yoga philosophy in reference to the subtle anatomy including the Shat Cakra Nirapana, Vedic and Hatha Yoga Upanishads, Siva Samhita and Yogajñavalkya.

Practice teaching sessions will be based on asana, pranayama, mudra and mantra from the posture clinics. There will be special assignments to teach the yoga tools in relation to each cakra.

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. Must have minimum 200 RYT or equivalent training. The Director of the program will interview you to review your background before admittance to the program. Note: This course is a prerequisite for the Hatha Yoga Classical Texts module.

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.

The Chakra, Tantra and Esoteric Anatomy program meets for six months for a total of 140 hours. The program meets one night per week and one weekend session per month.

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

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. 

                           $  2100.00
Application Fee for new students
$  250.00
or continuing students or $  150.00
Textbooks per list approximate cost-price subject to change $  260.00
Module Workbook price subject to change $  35.00
Total Cost of Program for new students $  2645.00
or for continuing students or $  2545.00

Textbooks Requirements

Recommended: CYTT Manual purchased at PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala.

Avalon, Arthur, The Serpent Power, 1974 Dover Press, Inc., New York, New York.

Hansa, Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, self published, 2009 update, edited ongoing.

Hansa, Cakra, Tantra and Esoteric Anatomy Workbook, self published, 2010 update.

Johari, Harish, Cakras, Destiny Books, Rochester Vermont. 1987.

Johari, Harish, Tools for Tantra. 1986. Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

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

Joo, Lakshman, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, 1988, Sri Satgar Publications, Dehli. Note: there is a copy from SUNY Press that is also acceptable, based on what I have in stock or what you can find on line.

Frawley, David, Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound: Secret of Seed (Bija) Mantras. 2010, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

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

Kripalvanandji, Swami Kripalvanishad, 1970’s Samhit Samaj, Baroda India.

Lad, Dr. Vasant and Durve, Anisha, Marma Points of Ayurveda 2008, The Ayurvedic Press. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Radha, Swami Sivananda Kundalini Yoga for the West. 1985. Shambala, Boston, Massachusetts.

Saraswati, Swami Satyananda. Kundalini Tantra. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar. 1996.

Vasu, Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra, The Shiva Samhita. 1996, Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi, India

Choose One:
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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