200-Hour San Diego Yoga Teacher Training


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200-HOUR PRANA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Our 200-Hour Teacher Training with Gerhard Gessner E-RYT is a premier foundational program known for its excellence in curriculum and teaching faculty. As one of San Diego's longest standing certification courses, it is ideal for aspiring teachers and serious students wishing to deepen their practice and learn more about the ancient art and wisdom of YOGA. Join us for a life-transforming experience!

NEXT FREE INFO SESSION!

Now enrolling for January 2018!

Info Session: tba

Free info session: meet teachers, graduates & have all your questions answered. Can't make the Info Session? Contact us and we're happy to talk or meet with you individually.

FALL 2017

September 15- November 19, 2017

8 consecutive weekends

* note location: Chula Vista Yoga Center

Friday 7pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm

WINTER/SPRING 2018

January – April 2018

8 weekends
Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:45pm-4:45pm

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018

June 2018 Summer Intensive

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
plus Wednesday & Friday 7:00pm-9:30pm

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 WHY PRANA?

 Renown program developed & taught by 'teacher's teacher' Gerhard Gessner 
 Comprehensive, time-rested curriculum known for its high standard and non-dogmatic, interactive approach 
 Teaching faculty comprised of highly-skilled senior teachers (min. RYT500 certified) and master guest teachers
 Limited class size with individual attention
 Yoga Alliance certified program  
 Large TT Alumni group with successful teachers instructing all over US and abroad 

 Opportunity to teach donation-based classes at Prana after training

CURRICULUM

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the life-changing benefits of Yoga - it's elements of physical practice skillfully woven together with meditation, breath work, and self exploration. You'll learn how the ancient practice of YOGA has evolved over the years while discovering its everyday wisdom and guidelines for conscious, empowered living.  You will emerge with the confidence and tools to begin to teach what you love!

Led by Gerhard Gessner, E-RYT 500, and a faculty of highly trained, senior teachers, including Sara Deakin, Shauna MacKay, Robert Birnberg, Manoj Chalam, Prof. Lori Stewart, Vicki Abrams, and Hari Das Kaur, areas of study include:

• Intensive, alignment-based Yoga asana study
• Yoga specific anatomy and physiology
• Principles of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow & intelligent sequencing
• Principles of pranayama
• The Yoga Sutras and Yoga philosophy
• Introduction to meditation
• The art of teaching Yoga, hands-on adjustments
• The business of Yoga
• teaching private Yoga sessions
• Introduction to specialty Yoga (Yoga Wall, Prenatal, Restorative/Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy)

Students will receive a diploma which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers. Completion of this program will also qualify students for admission into our YogaWorks' 500-Hour Professional Program and other continuing education intensives.

 

Graduate Testimonial
"In 2011, I moved to San Diego specifically for this training after hearing incredible feedback about Gerhard and his training. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training at Prana Yoga Center in 2011. Since then, I have taken about 700 hours of YTT in various other studios. Every training after my 200 hour at Prana was disappointing because they lacked the depth and integrity that this training provided. I feel like I got more than my moneys worth by taking my training here, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to train here. Because of Prana's in-depth training, I am now a full time yoga teacher. Thank you!!" more testimonials

 
 

Gerhard Gessner E-RYT500

Gerhard founded Prana Yoga Center in 2001 pursuing a life-long passion for Yoga, meditation and the healing of the body & mind. He leads Prana's highly acclaimed 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (offered 3x/year) and is a teacher & mentor in the Professional 300-Hour Yogaworks Teacher Training. Gerhard is also faculty member in the MFA programs in Acting at UCSD (since 2000) and University of San Diego (since 1998). He holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, M.A.in Education, M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is a trained bodyworker. Gerhard's extensive training, his grounded non-dogmatic approach along with his life-long dedication to Yoga, meditation and spirituality, gives Prana’s 200hr Yoga Teacher Training the unique imprint and reputation that it is known for. As the lead teacher and program director, he developed a solid, integrated curriculum with an interactive methodology and a hands-on approach, while bringing on leading specialists in their respective fields to the teacher training faculty to ensure only the highest standards of teaching ~ and living ~ the ancient art and wisdom of Yoga. Gerhard is known for a light-hearted, down-to-earth approach to Yoga as well as his compassionate spirit that makes everyone feel at ease. His trademark "All Level Vinyasa Flow" class is challenging and upbeat, yet deeply nurturing and filled with humor - attracting students from all walks of life. Gerhard has a powerful ability to inspire his students to reach their potential, while challenging and nurturing their process in a fun and safe environment. Always remaining a humble student of Yoga, Gerhard has been a teacher for over 35 years and has trained many teachers from all over the world. He studied a variety of styles of Yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Ananda and Contact Yoga. He has personally studied with Sri K. Patthabi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Tim Miller and many other influential Yoga teachers across the US and abroad and is grateful for their wisdom and guidance.

TUITION

$2400 early registration discount by November 30, 2016

$2600 early registration discount by  December 28, 2016

$2800 full tuition

*$2380 discount for full-time students, seniors, military & school teachers

Prana Yoga membership, manual & certificate of completion is included.

Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due with application. Early discount rate must be paid in full by discount deadline. Payment plans are available upon request.

APPLY

View or download an Application Form

Submit your application via email to alex@prana-yoga.com
Or mail to Prana Yoga Center, Attn: Teacher Training, 1041 Silverado Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Or drop off in person at Prana Yoga Center.
You will be notified within 10 days regarding your acceptance in the training. We look forward to welcoming you in our new group and join us in this life-changing journey!

If you have any questions or concerns, contact a program advisor or call us at 858.456.2806.