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In this online training participants gain an in-depth understanding of the theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama and the stages of meditation. Through pranayama classes, technical labs and practice teaching assignments, participants learn how to create a variety of pranayama sequences for specific needs. Accompanying the pranayama are meditation practices, exploring a variety of yogic meditation techniques. Students not only build or strengthen their own meditation practices, but also learn how to lead students in meditation sessions.
Participants learn eight classical pranayamas and gain experience in teaching them. The course also includes information on how to tailor the pranayamas to different physical, energetic and mental conditions. Each week a short 15-min pranayama recording is shared and participants are recommended to practice this multiple times per week. A longer pranayama practice is also shared (approximately 50-60 min) that is practiced once weekly. There is an asana video and a meditation video, both of about 30 minutes duration to be practiced weekly. The asana video is designed to prepare the body for the longer pranayama video. Participants will learn about yogic theory of prana and the application to pranayamas from the Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as dharana and dhyana (concentration and meditation) in over 5 hours of Philosophy recordings. Additional video materials include more than six hours of technical material exploring the various pranayamas and how to teach them for various types of students, as well as how to sequence pranayama practices/classes. Lastly, guidance is offered in how to structure meditation classes and lead short meditation retreats. One weekly recorded Q&A session is offered in which participants can ask questions beforehand that the instructors address in the recorded session.
This course is perfect for yoga instructors wanting to gain new skills to offer to their students or desiring to make their classes more meditative.
The Online Pranayama and Meditation TT includes:
1 Short 15- minute Pranayama Practice per week for 4 weeks, to be practiced several days/week (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 Long 60- minute Pranayama Practice per week for 4 weeks, to be practiced one time/week (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 30- minute Asana Practice per week for 4 weeks, recommended to be practiced in preparation for the Long Pranayama practice one time/week (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 15-20 min Yogic Dharana- Concentration/Meditation Practice per week for 4 weeks, to be practiced one time/week (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 75-80 min Philosophy Video per week for 4 weeks (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 90- 120 minPranayama/Dharana Technique/Teaching Methods Video per week for 4 weeks (Total of 4 pre-recorded videos)
1 Question & Answer session responding to participants questions each week for 4 weeks (Total of 4 recorded videos)
There are also usually 2 homework assignments each week, including written prompts in response to the videos and pranayama or meditation practice teaching. This course also includes an opportunity to connect with other course participants on an online forum. The instructors are available throughout the course to answer questions online and offer weekly recorded Q&A sessions in response to participants questions each week. Allot about 7-8 hours/week for completion of all course material. Participants may save links to all the recorded material for on-going access to all course material after the course ends.
Tuition for March/April 2022 Course
Early Registration Rate: Registered by January 15, 2022: $295.00 USD
Regular Rate: Registered by March 22, 2022: $395.00 USD
Scholarships: We have $100 scholarships available for this training. Please Contact us for details on how to apply for a scholarship. They are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so early registration is recommended if you are interested in a scholarship.
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT or ample yoga experience. Prior teaching experience is helpful.
Continuing Education Credits: 30 non-contact CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Pranayama & Meditation Teacher Certification Course. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.
Application Deadline for March/April 2022 Course: March 22, 2022.
Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.
Step 2: Once an application has been submitted, you will be redirected to a payment page. Please submit full payment for the course. Once your application and payment are received, your application will be reviewed. An application will not be reviewed without payment.
Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.
Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.
ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.