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200-Hour San Diego Yoga Teacher Training

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Prana Yoga's 200-HOUR SUMMER INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING offers the same curriculum as the highly regarded fall and spring/winter 200hr PRANA Teacher Training Program - in an intensive format of 17 consecutive days.
Whether you are a San Diego local or come from out of town, the quality of instruction, tested curriculum and setting of this training promises an truly exceptional experience in beautiful La Jolla, California just steps away from the Pacific Ocean. The Summer Intensive also includes fun events like outdoor Yoga on the beach and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga on Mission Bay.


  • Sunday, June 9th: 11:45am

Free  Vinyasa Class w/ YTT lead teacher, followed by YTT Info Session / Q+A

+attend in studio or live online!  Please RSVP

Can't make it? Contact us to schedule a one-on-one call!


SUMMER INTENSIVE:  July 12-28, 2024

Daily Immersion Program

17 consecutive days

10am-5pm daily

plus Wednesday + Friday evening sessions, 7-9pm

* Flexibility to make up missed sessions in future trainings ~ or attend live online. Please contact us for detailed training schedule.



~ Renown program developed & taught by 'teacher's teacher' Gerhard Gessner E-RYT, voted one of San Diego's best Yoga instructors
~ 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


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 ERYT500,  Dr. Amelia Chang PT E-RYT, Slava Kolpakov, Pamela Godde RYT500, Stacey Filice E-RYT500 C-IAYT,  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 (Pre-/Postnatal, Restorative & Yin Yoga)

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 300-Hour Professional Program and other continuing education intensives.


$2500 early registration discount by April 15, 2024

$2650 by June 15, 2024

$2900 full tuition

$2500 discount for full-time students, seniors, military & school teachers

Yoga membership, Training Manual & Certificate of Completion included

Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due with application.  Flexible payment plans are available!

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Course credit for future programs is available; no refunds for tuition payments.  *Note: If we are forced to close due to state or national requirements, the training will continue online.


Fill out online application or download an Application Form

Submit your application:

  • online - email to alex@prana-yoga.com or in-studio
    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, contact a program advisor or call us at 858.456.2806.


“The teacher training at Prana allowed me to deepen my personal practice while laying a solid foundation toward becoming a teacher. The lessons of Yoga learned continue to enhance my daily life as a student, a teacher, a friend, and a human being. Thank you, Gerhard, for giving me that opportunity!”

~ Stefanie Gaines RYT500

"I have met some of the kindest souls and some of my best friends through this teacher training. The curriculum was well-organized and as a current yoga teacher, I feel well-equipped and amazingly confident in the knowledge of the body as well as the philosophy of yoga that I've received through both the 200-hr and 300-hr programs under the guidance of a humble yogi, Gerhard, who led us by example." 

~Jeni Oh RYT500

“This experience has been so much more than I bargained for. What started out as a pursuit of asana knowledge quickly became an opportunity to bring my attention inward. I began this training with so many worries... My practice isn't strong enough, my meditation is not deep enough, I am not enough of a yogi. Through a wall of worries emerged a strong woman shaped by shared wisdom and beautiful new friendships. I am forever grateful to Prana Yoga Center for one of the best experiences of my life."

~Bri Dwight RYT200 - PYTT 2011

“The Prana Teacher Training was an amazing, incredible, eye-opening journey! Initially, I thought it would be impossible to carve out the time in my schedule as a mom but as it turned out, it was completely doable and well worthwhile. The class had beautiful energy and the students quickly became a source of support and friendship. It was clear that the teachers and guest speakers were all passionate about what they taught. The experience helped me progress along the path of physical well-being, emotional balance and spiritual growth. I have so much respect and admiration for Gerhard and Ingrid, they are true yogis, dedicated, knowledgeable, patient and masters of the practice. I am forever grateful to have had this experience!"

- Jen Snyder RYT200 - PYTT 2011

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