Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Teacher Training

I believe in every person’s diverse journey into their life,
yoga practice and teaching is fertile with their unique purpose.
Yoga helps us be positive change agents in the world.

Welcome + Overview

Welcome to the Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa®
Teacher Studies Program!

We are inspired to offer you our Prana Vinyasa Evolutionary 200-500-1008 Teacher Training Program that has influenced teachers around the world for over the last fourteen years from the base in Los Angeles, CA and in global programs.

Our celebrated unique and effective Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training programs offer a creative full-spectrum approach to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga.
Students learn to embody and teach yoga with connection to the roots of yoga
and evolution of the Prana Vinyasa System of Practice.

From the core foundational modules Art of Namaskar/Embodying the Flow and Mandala of Asanas, students then form a program from the advanced, elective and online programs that allow a student to:

  • Shape their personal and professional interest with specialties in ayurveda, tantra, bhakti, pre-natal vinyasa, creative core, flow arts, yoga trance dance, prana danda yoga and kalarippayatu;
  • Incorporate travel and pilgrimage into their studies by taking modules on retreats in India, Costa Rica, Greece, Europe and other locations;
  • Be part of an online community of practitioners that connects live around the globe;
  • Develop your sva dharma – life purpose through your teacher training program, including sacred activism.

As Part of the Program You Learn:

  • Learn to practice and teach the Pathways of Prana Vinyasa practice for effective, creative and transformational classes to all levels from beginner to intermediate and all walks of life.
  • Learn up to 40 Prana Vinyasa Namaskars from the classical roots with different bhavana (feeling states), energetic and physical purposes.
  • Up to 64 Prana Vinyasa “Pathways of Flow” Energetic Vinyasa sequences following Prana Vinyasa Movement Alchemy from the solar-lunar as well as elemental, chakra, rasa, and sahaja pathways.
  • Opportunity for specialty certificates: become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (300-500-hour level) or learn to teach PranaDandaYoga®, Pre-Natal Vinyasa, Yoga Trance Dance, Fluid Creative Core (online program).
  • Understanding of Prana Vinyasa Movement Alchemy and Wave Sequencing™ - to teach from the art of yoga, for all-levels and rhythms of the year.
  • Cultivation of the ritual arc of a Prana Vinyasa class with opening movement meditations, namaskars, wave sequence, and inner arts of meditation.
  • Practical knowledge of the energetic alignment and skill in hands-on enhancements of the mandala of asanas (108 primary poses and variations).
  • Skill of seeing, relating and interpreting the imbalances in all levels of embodiment.
  • Opportunity for deepening within online community, network of students-teachers and go deeper in Tantra, Ayurveda and Living Yoga courses throughout the year.

Our certification program merges the great rivers of Tantra,
Yoga, and Ayurveda for embodied, ecstatic living.

This creative, synthesis-oriented program is for self-motivated yoga practitioners who want to evolve and integrate the diversity of their life experience under the Great Tree of Yoga.

We empower teachers with a broad and deep base
to live and teach the flow of Prana Vinyasa Yoga.
The entire program offers teachers the full range of yogic experience from meditation to advanced asanas to service in the world.

Our unique program offers a dynamic, integrative approach
to the art of living and embodying yoga.

In addition to completing contact hours with Shiva and Prana Vinyasa Teacher Trainers, we have our online Yoga Alchemy resource that offers practice and study support throughout the year.

Our emphasis is on practical and experiential studies that are transformative, inspiring,
and in rhythm with the realities of our lives as householders and teachers.
We seek the balance of being a grounding force for teachers to develop a body of integrated knowledge while leaving freedom for each teacher to follow their own path of evolution as they continue their studies with Shiva and other teachers.

Our program is open to Yoga students with at least two years
of active study in embodied Yoga practices.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

We Have Several Tracks of Certification:

  • 200-hour track offering foundational teaching of Prana Vinyasa Yoga and embodiment.
  • 300-hour track allowing students from other Yoga schools and lineages to join our teacher studies program
  • 500-hour track is an in-depth offering of Prana Vinyasa Yoga and various electives to deepen your understanding and integration.
  • 1008-hour Professional Teacher Track combines the 500-hour program most of the advanced electives and retreat offerings as well as our Prana Vinyasa Apprentice Program in assisting teacher trainings
  • NEW Lunar Arts School of Yoga Alchemy (LASYA) offering trainings and programs that support regeneration from meditation to flowing sequences to Ayurvedic lifestyle

Our unique program offers a dynamic approach
to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga.

Our Global Prana Vinyasa certification program is to inspire you through a simple, practical, thorough, and professional application of yoga to a diversity of fields. In addition to completing your contact hours with our faculty we have also innovative, inspiring, on-going online programs and Prana Vinyasa gatherings to support you on your path via our portal of Yoga Alchemy.

Aspects of Our Training:

  • Evolve through our diverse modules, ranging from 3, 5, 7, 10 day immersions to a full 22 day immersion to offer flexibility as you create your teacher training experience.
  • Deepen your practice in online courses that correspond with all core-advanced vinyasa modules
  • Be a light. Apply Prana Vinyasa Yoga out in the world.

 



200 Hour Certification

The 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered program offers foundational teaching of Prana Flow®: Energetic Vinyasa Yoga, embodiment, energetic alignment sequencing, philosophy, and Ayurveda .

Experience a 200-hour program that offers foundational teaching of Prana Vinyasa including 12-20 Namaskars and 20-30 Sequences depending on how you design your program.

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200 hr Teacher Training Program - Foundational

 
Welcome to our dynamic Prana Vinyasa 200 hour teacher training program!

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program focuses on the foundational teachings of Prana Vinyasa, including vinyasa yoga, somatic and subtle embodiment, energetic alignment-based sequencing, yogic philosophy and ayurveda practices. Depending on how you design your program, our 200 hour teacher training offers you 12-20 innovative namaskars and 20-30 supportive sequences.


To receive your 200 hour certification (180 contact hours)

the following requirements are to be completed within a two-year span:


200 HOUR CERTIFICATION MODULE REQUIREMENTS:

Both of these titles below are required and strongly encouraged to be the FIRST modules taken as you start on your journey.

Art of Namaskar (previously Embodying the Flow)

Mandala of Asanas

 


One or two (depending on hours and interest) of our advanced modules from our advanced modules titles below.

Prana Vinyasa Advanced Modules:

Chakra Prana Vinyasa (Mandala Prana Vinyasa)

Elemental Prana Vinyasa

Rasa Prana Vinyasa

Yoga Trance Dance


Advanced Vinyasa + Living Ayurveda

PranaDanda Yoga

Naga Shakti / Tantric Studies

Shakti Sadhana: Embodying the Goddess (Yoga for Women)

Pre and Post Natal Teacher Training

Tending the Fire: Living Yoga Sadhana

Yogadventures Retreat Specialty Modules


Review of Required Teacher Training for 200 Hour Certification:

Part One: Art of Namaskar / Mandala of Asanas modules

Part Two: 1-2 of the advanced immersion modules, dependant on your hours and interest.

Corresponding Living Yoga Sadhana online programs for your trainings

History of Yoga Vinyasa online or three sacred reading projects

Teaching demonstration video.

 

Embody and empower what you learn in live intensives with our required online program, Yoga Alchemy, that corresponds to your track of study includes 10 videos for the solar-lunar sequence and five namaskars you learn for each module (Rasa and Soma Prana Vinyasa have different format of short-long form practices):


 

 

Certification
  • Final take-home written “exam” 
  • Demonstrate teaching embodiment in several videos of the foundational namaskars and sequences you have learned (guidelines available once you enroll)

 

Upon admission into our program you will be given our private facebook group with direct access to questions for Shiva and Teacher Trainers, enrollment in our year-long Meditation Program and a lifetime membership to our online course site, www.yogaalchemy.com, and a welcome letter.


 

Review of Required Teacher Training
  • Part One: Art of Teaching Vinyasa (also know as Embodying the Flow) and Mandala of Asanas
  • Part Two: Selected Advanced immersions: Chakra Vinyasa, Elemental Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda Soma Prana Vinyasa, Rasa Vinyasa (depending on hours and interest); you may also combine Yoga Trance Dance, Shakti Sadhana and Esalen, Kripalu or YJ Immersions
  • Online programs for 2-3 of your trainings
  • Embodiment Project
  • History of Yoga Vinyasa online Parts 1 and 3 OR three sacred reading projects


 








300 Hour Certification

The 300-hour Yoga Alliance Registered program allows teachers with a 200-hour program from other Yoga schools and lineages to join our teacher studies program at an advanced level. 270 required contact hours are required via a self-paced, unique, and global 'create your own' training method.

300 hr Teacher Training Program – Evolutionary

 

Welcome to our dynamic prana vinyasa 300 hour teacher training program! Our 300-hour Evolutionary Vinyasa training offers foundation and evolutionary teachings of prana vinyasa including 20-30 namaskars and 30-40 sequences depending on how your design your program. This program focuses on the evolutionary teachings of prana vinyasa, and is designed for versatility. Our flexible 300 hour program allows those that already may have a 200-hour program completed from other yoga schools and lineages to join our teacher studies program at an advanced level.

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To receive your 300 hour certification (270 contact hours) the following requirements are to be completed within a two-year span.

Review of Required Teacher Training for 300 Hr Certification:

Part One: Modules of Embodying Prana Vinyasa/ Mandala of Asanas

Part Two: Minimum of one and up to three advanced immersions. Click here to see Shiva’s calendar

Remaining hours fulfilled by one of the Advanced Vinyasa Modules:
Elemental Prana Vinyasa
Chakra Vinyasa/Prana Mandala Vinyasa
Rasa Vinyasa
Soma Prana Vinyasa
Kalari Vinyasa (offered in India)
Prana Danda Yoga
Shakti Sadhana – Pre-Natal Vinyasa
Global Yoga Trance Dance

Corresponding Living Yoga Sadhana online programs for 3-4 of your modules

History of Yoga Vinyasa online parts 1, 2, 3 or six sacred reading projects

Teaching Demonstration Video

For 300-hour certification the following requirements are to be completed within a three-year span:

  • 270-hour program contact hours completed by attending our teacher training modules (Art of Teaching Vinyasa - Previously known as Embodying Prana Flow - and Mandala of Asanas is required) through:
  • One to three-week teacher training retreat modules in Costa Rica, Greece or India; OR Prana Vinyasa modules offered in yoga studios to our retreat houses in Humaliwo (Malibu), CA, across the U.S. and other locations Globally. Check the calendar here to find out where you can start your training journey.
  • Make sure to review the "Getting Started and Organized" Tab above to complete the 5-step checklist for certification.
Embody and empower what you learn in live intensives with our required online program, Yoga Alchemy, that corresponds to your track of study includes 10 videos for the solar-lunar sequence and five namaskars you learn for each module (Rasa and Soma Prana Vinyasa have different format of short-long form practices).

Certification
  • Final take-home written “exam” –
  • Demonstrate teaching embodiment in several videos of the required foundational namaskars and sequences you have learned (guidelines available once you enroll)
  • Completion of all modules and online programs outlined above.

Upon admission into our program you will be given our private facebook group with direct access to questions for Shiva and Teacher Trainers, enrollment in our year-long Meditation Program and a lifetime membership to our online course site, www.yogaalchemy.com, and a welcome letter.

Review of Required Teacher Training
  • Part One: Art of Teaching Namaskar (also known as Embodying the Flow) and Mandala of Asanas
  • Part Two: Selected Advanced immersions: Chakra Vinyasa, Elemental Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda Soma Prana Vinyasa, Rasa Vinyasa (depending on hours and interest); you may also combine Yoga Trance Dance, Shakti Sadhana and Esalen, Kripalu or YJ Immersions
  • Online programs for 3-4 of your trainings
  • History of Yoga Vinyasa online Parts 1,2 and 3 OR six sacred reading projects
  • Embodiment Project
  • Prana Vinyasa – Teacher’s Sva Dharma Professional Development





500 Hour Certification

The 500-hour Yoga Alliance Registered program is an in-depth offering beginning with the foundational program and continuing to study deeper into the roots teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Flow Arts, and Ayurveda.

500 hr Teacher Training Program – Excavation

Welcome to our comprehensive Prana Vinyasa® 500 hour teacher training program! This is a vast, in-depth offering beginning with the foundational programs and continuing deeper into the roots teachings of yoga, tantra, flow arts, and ayurveda. This 500 hr track is an in-depth offering of Prana Vinyasa® yoga and various electives to expand your understanding, embodiment and integration. Our 500-hour training offers foundation and evolutionary teachings of Prana Vinyasa. These are offered as advanced electives within the program including 20-35 namaskars and 40–64 sequences depending on how your design your program.

To receive your 500 hour certification (450 contact hours) the following requirements are to be completed within a three-year span.

500 HOUR CERTIFICATION MODULE REQUIREMENTS:

Part One: modules of Embodying Prana Vinyasa (Currently titled 'Art of Namaskar') / Mandala of Asanas

Part Two: modules of Chakra Vinyasa, Elemental Vinyasa and Rasa Vinyasa

Part Three: Design your own program based on your choice of the advanced elective modules within the program to attain 450 contact hours.

These are offered as advanced electives within the program including 20-35 Namaskars and 40 – 64 Sequences depending on how your design your program.

For 500-hour certification the following requirements are to be completed within a three year span:

  • 450-hour program contact hours completed by attending our teacher training modules (Embodying Prana Flow-Mandala of Asanas is required) through:
  • One to three-week teacher training retreat modules in Costa Rica, Greece or India;

OR

Prana Vinyasa modules offered in yoga studios from Humaliwo, CA,  Flow Yoga in Washington D.C. and European studios in London and Amsterdam.
Created from the program of your design:

Foundation – Art of Teaching Vinyasa (Previously known as Embodying the Flow) and Mandala of Asanas
and any of the Advanced Vinyasa Immersions:

* Elemental Vinyasa
* Chakra Vinyasa
* Rasa Vinyasa
* Soma Prana Vinyasa
* Kalari Vinyasa (offered in India)
* Prana Danda Yoga
* Shakti Sadhana – Pre-Natal Vinyasa
* Global Yoga Trance Dance

Embody and empower what you learn in live intensives with our required online program that corresponds to your track of study ($64 for each online program) includes 10 videos for the solar-lunar sequence and five namaskars you learn for each module (Rasa and Soma Prana Vinyasa have different format of short-long form practices):

Mandala of Asanas / Foundation Prana Vinyasa / Elemental Prana Vinyasa / Chakra Vinyasa / Rasa Vinyasa / Prana Danda Yoga, Shakti Sahana (Navaratri) or Soma Prana Vinyasa

Certification
  • Final take-home written “exam” 
  • Demonstrate teaching embodiment in several videos of the foundational namaskars and sequences you have learned (guidelines available once you enroll)
  • Completion of all modules and online programs outlined above.

 

Upon admission into our program you will be given our private facebook group with direct access to questions for Shiva and Teacher Trainers, enrollment in our year-long Meditation Program and a lifetime membership to our online course site, www.yogaalchemy.com, and a welcome letter.


 

Review of Required Teacher Training
  • Part One: Art of Teaching Namaskar (also known as Embodying the Flow) and Mandala of Asanas
  • Part Two: Selected Advanced immersions: Chakra Vinyasa, Elemental Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda Soma Prana Vinyasa, Rasa Vinyasa (depending on hours and interest); you may also combine Yoga Trance Dance, Shakti Sadhana and Esalen, Kripalu or YJ Immersions
  • Online programs to supplement live trainings.
  • Asana Photos


1008 Hour Professional Program

Our 1008-hour Prana Vinyasa Professional Program is the first of it’s kind program combines your assisting hours and additional training towards a professional path certification that prepares you in the progression of being a teacher trainer out into the world and being a leader in the Prana Vinyasa Global Collective.

Our 1008-hour program provides a way to honor the deepening and integration that happens through assisting a Samudra Teacher Training Program as preparation for professional development as a workshop leader or potential teacher trainer for foundation trainings or as a Samudra School Affiliate.

Please email affiliates@yogadventures.com if you are interested in applying for the 1008 hour program.

As a Member of the 1008-Hour Professional Program You Will Receive:

  • 70% off programs you have taken before
  • 40% off for new modules to you
  • 30% off Living Ayurveda
  • Priority for a full-scholarship discount to assist/apprentice in teacher training programs around the world.
  • Combine your assisting hours and additional training towards a professional path certification that prepares you in the progression of being a teacher trainer out into the world and being a leader in the Prana Vinyasa Global Collective.

May we be fulfilled and deepen in the process of collective yoga!

Participation Guidelines:

  • Uphold the Three Pillars of Embodying Prana Flow
  • Embodiment: your embodiment reflects a practitioners embodiment according to your dosha
  • Practice: be able to demonstrate all the peak asanas of the foundation program.
  • Respect: from the heart we respect each other in thought, speech, and action and honor all teachings with the code of mutual respect
  • Encouragement to enroll and participate in the year-long in the year-long Tending the Fire – Sva Dharma Process (part of Living in Rhythm 26 New Moon-Full Moon Meditations – Begins Jan 2016)
  • Complete contact hours though live and online programs.
  • Simple but grounding certification: 1) Written part of the new exam if you took the old one (prior to Jan 2015); 2) Videos of namaskars from new modules; 3) Photos of peak asanas
  • Teacher Trainer-Apprentice Meetings

*Actively engaging in Prana Flow social media, Prana Flow FaceBook Groups, etc…

*Documentation of the accumulation of your ongoing qualified hours to be applied towards your 1008 hour program, including dates/locations/hours to be submitted for final approval/certification. This is a 3-5 year program and begins now!

Assisting Contact Hours with Shiva
  • Since 200-500 hr. modules have been updated only programs assisted from March 2014 count towards this program as well as all future programs with the exception of assisting Shakti Sadhana: Pre-Natal Vinyasa and Yoga Trance Dance (assisting these prior to 2014 counts towards the 1008 hr program but not towards being able to “hold” that as a apprenticeship to teach).
  • All modules, retreats and conferences that you assist count towards the 1008-hour professional program.
  • 50 Contact hours of assisting another Prana Vinyasa teacher training count towards certification.
Non-Contact Hours – Online Program
  • All Pathways of Flow Programs (15 hours each) – Foundation – Elemental – Chakra
  • Living in Rhythm Meditations = 26 × 30 min = 13 hours
  • History of Yoga Vinyasa = 9 hours each
  • Mandala of Asanas = 20 hours
  • Optional special programs (Navaratri, Vira Sadhana, Ten Days of Peace)
  • Additional hours outside of programs – up to 50 hours of Anatomy/Physiology with any teacher completed in 1.5 years
Affiliate Program Leaders

Our 1008 Professional Program is consciously designed as preparation for participants to become an Affiliate. Giving participants the opportunity to offer Prana Vinyasa teacher training programs in your local or under-served areas of the world.

Affiliates can offer in Europe and U.S. the 200-hour teacher training at one’s local studio for the first two years after completion of the 1008-hour program, and then on a case-by-case basis for other parts of the world.

If you are interested in becoming an Affiliate please contact Karyn at affiliates@yogadventures.com.

Lunar Arts School of Yoga Alchemy 108/200/500 Teacher Path

After many years of offering our integrated program of solar-lunar evolutionary vinyasa from the roots, we are so happy to offer our first LUNAR only Teacher Training path.

 

 

 

 

Join vinyasa teacher Shiva Rea and the Global Prana Vinyasa Collective for new Personal Change and Professional Teacher Training programs to create balance, healing and greater accessibility of all forms of yoga for all.

 

This is an all-level teacher training path for your wisdom, life-experience and embodiment without any physical restrictions upon the level of your asana practice. In this training you develop your skills to

  • Lead movement meditation and many forms of seated meditation to all-levels and many backgrounds including Mantra, Mudra, Yantra, Dharana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra
  • Cultivate lunar Prana Vinyasa/yin flow
  • Begin an integrated lunar teacher path that rejuvenates your personal vitality and healing to share with others

Program includes live modules in both healing and sacred places around the world and urban yoga centers combined with our Yoga Alchemy’s Lunar Arts Online Program integrates lunar arts into your daily life through the rhythm of the year.

 

Embody and Learn:

  • Lunar Namaskar- Movement
  • Lunar Flow Sequence and Energetic Alignment
  • Leading Five Forms of Meditation
  • The art and science of meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga, Tantric and Universal Heart Wisdom Philosophy and Lunar Lifestyle
  • Facilitate balanced solar-lunar yoga practice as movement meditation
  • Offer lunar relaxation and meditation
  • As a Prana Flow Lunar Arts Teacher & Wellness Guide to teach healthful living as daily, weekly, and seasonal wellness practices.
  • Lead “Flow for All”- accessible yoga for all backgrounds, steering focus away from“accomplishing” yoga and instead towards healthy lifestyle balance and inner well-being.

 

54 / 108 / 200 / 300 / 500 Hour Certification Pathways. Complete your pathway with the Lunar Arts Modules that fulfill your desired contact hour certification and speak to you as Lunar Prana Flow Yoga Teacher & Wellness Guide.

Choose your combination of modules:

Core Modules (Required, if taken in past 5 years with Shiva may count)

Lunar Prana Vinyasa - Slow Flow Lunar Foundation Prana Vinyasa or Slow Flow Lunar Elemental Prana Vinyasa

Soma Prana Flow - Tantric Yin

Elective Modules

Power of Pranams - Practices for Healing and Balance

Chakra Prana Flow - Tantric Movement Meditation

Rasa Prana Flow - Art of Tantric Yin

Bhakti Prana Flow - Devotion in Motion

Shakti Prana Flow - Healing and Empowering Practices for Women

Sahaja Prana Flow - Flow Arts and Ecstatic Yoga Trance Dance

Inner Arts - Meditation Mandalas

Woven into the tapestry of the Lunar Arts Prana Flow modules you will learn and circulate:

Foundation, Elemental, Chakra, Rasa, and Bhakti Meditations, Mantras and Mudras

Additional Elective Course Modules:

Relaxation in Flow: Soma Prana Vinyasa and Moon Salutations

Global Ecstatic - Yoga Trance Dance & Tribal House Jam

Tending the Fire - Living in Rhythm to explore the Art of Teaching

Body Flow Arts: Self-Partner Massage

Prana Flow Massage I - Rolling Arts - Self-Massage Tools

Prana Flow Massage II - Nadi Flow Arts- Nadi Sampradaya & Ayurvedic Massage

Prana Flow Massage III - Anatomy through Massage: Know Thy Self

 

Online Sadhana at www.yogaalchemy.com

 Living in Rhythm

Online course offerings for all offering seasonal and lunar cycle meditations, sadhanas, and reflection. Supports health, vitality, and embodied living in sync in with nature.

Modules (live and with online course support) and Descriptions

Power of Pranams - Practices for Healing and Balance

 Experience the Power of Pranams- the practice of bowing within to full recpeptivity to the earth and rising that is at the heart of the world’s spiritual traditions, central to yoga in India and open to all as a universal movement meditation. Learn to teach and practice pranam as movement meditation- flow for all.

Lunar Prana Vinyasa - Slow Flow Foundation

Applies theory of Elemental and Foundation Prana Vinyasa- embodying Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space with focus on the Lunar Prana Flow sequences and creating a healing, calming quality to the elemental sadhana. You will learn 5 Lunar Prana Flow Elemental namaskars or 5 Roots Lunar Prana namaskars and Lunar Prana Vinyasa sequences.

Soma Prana Flow - Tantric Yin

Soma Prana Vinyasa is a moving meditation into a deep whole-body opening, relaxation as a flowing tantric-based approach to lunar or yin yoga. This regenerative practice offers one half meditative Prana Vinyasa namaskars and deep lunar mudrasanas, and one half inner arts of meditation, mantra, mudra, self massage, and deep savasana. Soma is a Vedic-Tantric understanding of the “revivifying elixir-nectar”, the secret to longevity, and a refined healing essence that can be generated with us through forms of meditation and natural flow.

Chakra Prana Flow- Tantric Movement Meditation

Chakra Prana Flow embodies the circular power of the Chakra Prana Vinyasa mandala namaskars as lunar healing arts. This sadhana includes one or more of the four Prana Vinyasa Chakra namaskars paired with long lunar mudrasanas, backbends, inversions, mantra, pranayama, and deep savasana.

Rasa Prana Flow - Art of Tantric Yin

Literally translated as “juice, essence, taste, plasma, alchemy, or transformative state” rasa assumes the concentrated essence of something, such as the sweetness of the mango. Rasa Prana Flow cultivates the relaxing, softer essence of the four Rasa Prana Vinyasa namaskars and sequences. You will learn to invoke lunar energetic states of flow through Prana Flow namaskars for Vira, Sringara, and Shanti rasas.

Bhakti Prana Flow - Devotion in Motion

In this transformative immersion, we will integrate both universal and traditional yoga practices of the heart and awaken and regenerate the body of love through meditations of the mystic heart, transformative Prana Vinyasa backbending sequences and life practices. This module explores heart practices to open us to every breath for cultivating love and compassion to support our health, longevity, and genuine happiness.

Shakti Prana Flow

This module is a path to awaken the living connection of the sacred feminine from fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and the change that continues to deepen through the loving and transformative process. Deepen your cultivation of embodied spirituality, opening to and nurturing the creative juices, creative empowerment, and wisdom change. As students we explore how to teach Prana Flow lunar arts for women through three Shakti Prana Flow practices , exploring the universal aspects of the Goddess as Great Mother.

Sahaja Prana Flow - Flow Arts and Ecstatic Yoga Trance Dance

Learn to lead this internationally celebrated prana yoga and free-form movement meditation. For yoga teachers and yogadventurers who are interested in the interconnections of yoga and dance, this Trance Dance intensive provides the basic tools to explore the foundations of Yoga Trance Dance.

We are all born knowing how to dance; this inherent movement is well documented as one of the oldest planetary yogas. Evolving since 1994, Yoga Trance Dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of dance within yoga. Beginning with sahaja prana vinyasa or the experience of prana initiating yogasanas in a spontaneous, natural flow, yoga trance dance unfolds into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life force and cultivate embodied freedom.

 

Additional Elective Modules

Relaxation in Flow: Soma Prana Vinyasa and Moon Salutations

Experience a regenerative immersion into Soma Prana Vinyasa - a “tantric yin” approach to rejuvenation and meditation in motion. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas (essence, vitality, and amrita), and the healing energy that can “green a desert”, and restore love. Includes practical tools for soma cultivation in Tantra, Ayurveda.

Global Ecstatic - Yoga Trance Dance & Tribal House Jam

Experience a universal tribal gathering into the roots of trance as a rhythmically induced state of natural flow that is innate within all beings. The activation of free-form movement as one of the oldest ecstatic pathways of collective meditation. This dynamic and rejuvenating exploration accompanied by global tribal rhythms from the roots and contemporary pulse will release tension, generate energy and new neural pathways, entrain your breath, heart and brain wave rhythms to all the movers and shakers around the world.

Tending the Fire - Living in Rhythm to explore the Art of Teaching

Experience the integrated approach of Prana Vinyasa as a living and teaching flow to navigate the rhythms of body and mind. Through daily practices, workshop-style practicums and interactive presentations, you will learn and experience energetic, elemental sequences within Prana Vinyasa Flow as well as the Ayurvedic insight for awakened and illuminated living.

Apply online to our Lunar Arts program

Email teachertrainings@yogadventures.com


 

 

 

Prana Vinyasa Online School

​Yoga Alchemy: the online school of Prana Vinyasa

Prana Vinyasa is dedicated to providing a full-spectrum mandala of solar-lunar practice for activating, balancing and nourishing the flow of yoga in daily life – the living of energetic vinyasa. Yoga Alchemy is our online school and support system for our teachers in training and students who desire to deepen their practice and understanding of Prana Vinyasa. The "pathways of prana vinyasa" is a practice guide to each the 10 Namaskars and 10 Solar-Lunar Sequences that correspond to each of the teacher certification modules: Foundation (Art of Namaskar/MOA/Art of Teaching Vinyasa), Elemental, Chakra, Rasa.


Prana Vinyasa is invested in your education and the assimilation of the transformative practices you will learn in teacher trainings and modules. We offer sample classes and teaching materials in abundance for every training module. The embodiment of the knowledge received during your training is key. Once home you will have time to digest the information through our online videos and living yoga sadhana courses. With each course we also have private Facebook groups that are rich with connectivity and love, the perfect accompaniment to stay connected with your teachers and fellow tribe members.We create sacred space in cyberspace!


Our vibrant online community offers ongoing workshops, courses and resources to stay connected and continue the deepening of your education and evolution on the path. We celebrate and respect the householder’s rhythm by offering trainings and retreats that are accessible for students who need flexibility around dynamic lives. You can choose the module rhythm that works for you and stay connected through year-round teacher training courses and live meditations.


Enhancing your education without having to leave your house!


Prana Vinyasa offers unprecedented, supportive online courses that include:

30 videos for solar and lunar Foundation (Roots) Prana Vinyasa, Elemental Prana Vinyasa and Chakra Prana Vinyasa sequences, filmed in Santorini and Costa Rica


Art of Namaskar and Solar Mandala of Asanas: which covers 71 blueprint asanas, over 400 photos and short videos, written teaching cues for embodying the threepart vinyasa and teaching energetic alignment of the core asanas of namaskars and of the blue-print asanas for each family of asanas


Advanced and Elective modules, Rasa Prana Vinyasa, Kalari Vinyasa, Prana Danda Vinyasa and Soma Prana Vinyasa, have online study programs launching in 2016, each including 5 videos to practice the corresponding Prana Vinyasa sadhanas.

Visit Yoga Alchemy now to explore more.

 


 


Getting Started & Organized

Step by Step Guide to Your Teacher Training Journey

 

The Prana Vinyasa Global School of Living Yoga is an evolutionary teacher training path offered across the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Students of the program are empowered to design their training based on personal intention regarding interest, location, cost, and length of time. Solar and Lunar pathways of training are available.


Step 1: Choose How and Where you Want to Begin.

Review the current calendar here as well as the Lunar Pathway information here.

The 200/300/500hr programs require the foundation module Elemental Prana Vinyasa/ Art of Namaskar. The foundation modules are offered annually in Malibu, CA, Greece, India, and Costa Rica. Check the calendar for these location dates, as well as additional foundation offerings that may arise at yoga studios across the globe. Three week programs in these locations also complete the full 180 contact hours required for the 200hr certification. See the calendar for these dates.

The foundation modules may also be taken with a Prana Vinyasa Affiliate teacher trainer as Roots Prana Vinyasa/ Mandala of Asanas/ Embodying the Flow.  Please see our Global Training page for these dates. 


Modules may be taken in any order, and up to two times for contact hour credit.

The 200hr program can be completed in two years maximum, and the 300/500hr programs in three years maximum.

Any modules offering contact hour credits can make up the remaining hours needed after completing the foundation courses.


The program hours consist of contact and non-contact hours. Contact hours are the live modules taken with either Shiva Rea or an affiliate trainer. Non-contact hours are made up of supplemental online courses, required reading, and homework. Affiliate contact hours The breakdown of each program is:
200hr: 180 contact hours, 20 non contact hours
300hr: 270 contact hours, 30 non contact hours
500hr: 450 contact hours, 50 non contact hours


We do not offer a completely online accredited teacher training program.

 
You will incur the cost of the training modules, in addition to your accommodations and travel expenses. Shorter trainings are priced differently, those details can be found on the calendar page of the website. In addition there, are membership and certification fees, as well as online courses.


Training Cost Breakdown:
Training and Accommodations (see calendar on www.shivarea.com)

Online Materials
Application fee (one time): $54
Foundation Online Course Bundle: $108
Certification fee: $108


Step 2. Apply to our Integrated or Lunar Teacher Training program path

Using our ONLINE APPLICATION found here and pay our $54 application fee which provides you with a lifetime membership to Yoga Alchemy. This online portal contains the supplemental online training courses as well as many amazing resource programs ranging from Ayurveda to classical Indian dance.


Step 3. Enjoy your time as a student in the 200/300/500hr program pathway for up to two or three years!

Choices: Humaliwu/California, Europe, China, India, Australia, Costa Rica
Or Affiliate Programs across the US. Click here to see the Affiliate Calendar.


Step 4. Once you have completed the juicy live modules and tracking grid of contact hours, apply for the online certifcation with $108 fee for exam grading and admin.

You can submit what is needed for certification in your own rhythm. Complete exams via our online exam portal or via your affiliate teacher.


Step 5. Receive official Prana Vinyasa certification and be added to our online directory and join the Prana Vinyasa teaching tribe!


 


Online Application Form

Modules

Contact Hours Requirements

This is a brief outline of Teacher Studies Workshops:
Workshops are always evolving and transforming in the flow and are subject to change.

Foundational Required Modules:


Art of Namaskar: Foundations of Prana Vinyasa (Also known as Embodying the Flow)

Based upon the teachings of Krishnamacharya’s lineage, Tantra, Sacred Arts, Ayurveda, Bhakti and Somatics, 200-500 Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training models the synthesis approach to integrating the roots and evolution of living yoga that Shiva has been pioneering for over 20 years of teaching in the fertile soil of LA’s yoga community and annual retreats to India.
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Mandala of Asanas / Essential Tools for Teaching Prana Flow

Mandala of Asanas includes the uniquely Prana Vinyasa methods of Energetic Alignment, Hands-on Assists, Vinyasa Krama Sequencing for 108 Asanas. In this immersion, you will learn the energetic alignment for core asanas within the Mandala of Asanas™ based upon an integrated understanding of the movements of Prana, practical anatomy, and how to open and strengthen the core structures of embodiment from head to toe, skin to subtle body. This module is often included in the scope of your Elemental Prana Vinyasa training or Greece-Costa Rica-Affiliate 200 hour trainings, because it may be combined with Art of Namaskar or Elemental Vinyasa.
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Elemental Prana Vinyasa

Experience yoga as a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within the “roots and evolution of vinyasa” in the Elemental Prana Vinyasa module. This pathway includes 5 Elemental Namaskars and 10 Solar-Lunar Prana Vinyasa Wave Sequences. Elemental Prana Vinyasa is a unique part of our teacher training which offers the maps of embodiment through the elements as a way to recognize the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. This module is offered in a 5 day format (with Shiva) or in a 5 module weekend format with Senior Prana Vinyasa teachers.
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Required Advanced Modules:


Chakra Prana Vinyasa

Chakra Prana Vinyasa is a practical and inspirational exploration of the chakra system and yogic body. We will develop a transformative approach to the body mandala and learn to assess our imbalances and translate this into practical vinyasa yoga sequences for our self, private students, group classes and living the flow of yoga. Teachers will explore the 10 Solar/Lunar Chakra Prana Vinyasa sequences to balance and liberate your system. We will also integrate circular namaskars and sequencing, chakra-based meditation, mantra, mudra, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Our mission is to emerge nourished and inspired with tools to deepen your practice, teaching living yoga. This module is taught by Shiva in an immersive format globally.
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Rasa Prana Vinyasa

Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of Rasa Vinyasa™- an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and Ayurveda. In this teacher training, Shiva offers the theory and practice of Rasa Vinyasa by exploring three consummate rasas: Vira (strength, potency), Sringara (divine love and sensuality) and Shanti (living peace). You will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing, and rejuvenation to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching, and life. You will learn 5 advanced Rasa Prana Vinyasa Namaskars and solar and lunar Rasa sequences. This advanced module is only offered by Shiva worldwide in a week long immersive format.
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Elective Modules:


Soma Prana Vinyasa

Soma Prana Vinyasa is a regenerative practice that is connected to the inner water, ojas, essence, vitality, and amrita as the sublime nectar of healing – the energy that can green a desert and restore love. This new class format is distilled from 24 years of evolution of vinyasa and is the first module (part one) to offer how to teach lunar vinyasa as a balancing healing approach to transforming stress and tensions, cultivating ojas, and circulating nectar.
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Yoga Trance Dance Teacher Training

Evolving since 1994, Yoga Trance Dance emerged from leading innovator Shiva Rea’s
immersion and research into ritual dance while living in India, Africa, the Caribbean and Bali.
Learn to lead this internationally celebrated prana yoga and free-form movement meditation.
For yoga teachers and yogadventurers who are interested in the interconnections of yoga and dance, this Trance Dance intensive provides the basic tools to explore the foundations of yogatrancedance™.
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Shakti Sadhana

Throughout our time together, we seek to create an embodied spirituality, opening
to and nurturing the creative juices, fiery passion, and wise depths of the feminine
in relation to nature and the sacred masculine. As we address the unique nature of
lives as contemporary women, we allow and honor the organic unfolding of each
woman’s experience and expression of yoga and life.
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Circular Power - Prana Mandala Vinyasa

Experience an immersion into the balancing and dynamic Prana Mandala Vinyasa that is rejuvenating for all levels from beginners to teacher’s practice.

Enjoy learning to practically apply the elemental, chakra and mandala body maps to sequencing and embodiment in our daily life.

Review all four Elemental Prana Vinyasa Namaskara and wave sequences for balancing our life-force. Learn Chakra Meditation/Theory I to liberate and embody our natural flow, health and vitality. Receive the LIVE experience with your guide, Coral Brown who will integrate Chakra Psychology and online Elemental Prana Vinyasa home practice with founder, Shiva Rea.

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PranaDandaYoga

PranaDandaYoga is an empowering and fluid way to center the mind and awaken the energetic spine (inner danda) by engaging with a specially designed 5 foot staff (outer danda). In yogic tradition the danda is perceived as a reflection of the central energy channel, a symbol of present-moment rootedness and serves as the pivotal axis which grounds one’s practice in guardianship; the penetrating quality of alertness that neutralizes all distraction.
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Kalari Shakti

Experience an immersion into the art, practices, and realization of the yogic-tantric view of the “body as temple”. Your immersion will bring you into the capital city of Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram for seven Kalari Shakti daily practices at CVN Kalari with Shiva’s teachers leading to the practice sequence of the “Puttara Vandanam” or core namaskar of Kalarippayatu.
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The Art of Lunar Prana Vinyasa & Prana Flow Massage

In this immersion, we will cultivate the root of Chandra Namaskar and explore meditative dancing warriors in a lunar flow as we learn how to skillfully lead lunar wave sequences. You will receive the transmission of lunar elemental namaskars as movement mediation along with lunar prana vinyasa sequences integrating mudrasanas (long holds with inner visualization).
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Wellness Guide

Living in Rhythm with nature’s sacred cycles and the elements is the essence of the Prana Vinyasa curriculum and life practices. The Prana Flow Yoga Wellness Program is an integration of full spectrum healing with the wisdom of yoga, ayurveda, health, and vitality, and is now being applied to our Teacher Training modules and online content as part of our 200/500/500 hour teacher training certification. These are skills a Prana Flow Yoga teacher can offer as a holistic approach to support well being within themselves and their students while embodying yoga as a path of living flow.
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FAQs

What is the difference between the 200, 300 and 500 hour programs?

The 200 hour program is a foundational yoga teacher training program which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. It offers you the foundational teaching methods and modules of Prana Flow® Yoga.

The 300-hour teacher training program is for yoga instructors that have already received a 200-hour certification through another school of yoga and are looking to deepen their studies and personal practice. Once the 300-hour program is completed, you are able to receive a 500-hour RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. This program offers the same foundational Prana Flow® Yoga modules and includes advanced and more in-depth training with electives and desired areas of further study.  The 500-hour training program is for those interested in becoming yoga instructors that have not yet taken a 200-hour program and are interested in becoming a 500 RYT though the Yoga Alliance. This program offers the same foundational Prana Flow® Yoga modules and includes advanced and more in-depth training with electives and desired areas of further study.  

 

When do I submit my application for the program?

It is best if you submit your application as soon as you are inspired to enter our program. This way you can begin our mentorship process and be supported every step of the journey.

You can apply to the program online and there is a $54 application fee.

If you choose to apply to the program after you have already taken a teacher training module with Shiva, those contact hours are still applicable toward your certification once you have applied to the program.

Can I take modules out of the suggested order?

Although we recommend starting with Art of Teaching Vinyasa (Also known as Embodying the Flow) we understand that life rhythms may orient you differently so we are flexible on the order of progression. During each training we will offer afternoon sessions, which are tailored to the various needs of the teacher training kula.

How long will it take to fulfill the 200, 300 or 500 hour program?

Depending upon your travel flexibility and where you live, the 200 hour program could be completed in as little two 10-day programs (our Immersion programs that take place in Venice, CA and consist of two required modules) or as long as two years. The 300 / 500 hour program could be completed in one year (taking two Immersion programs plus additional elective modules) or two to three years, depending on your life rhythm.

We require that you complete the 200-hour program in a maximum of 2 years and the 300/500 hour program in a maximum of 3 years. If there is an extenuating circumstance please email the office at teachertrainings@yogadventures.com to request an extension and we will review the situation.

We have four options for completing the program:

1) Individual Modules: By looking at the online calendar (and speaking with your mentor or one of our Samudra Office Staff), you are able to create a program from our individual required modules offered at various locations around the country in any order, with the foundational module, Embodying the Flow, suggested as the first module.

2) West Coast Immersion Programs in Venice, CA: Offer two required modules per Immersion, allowing you to complete the required modules in two Immersion training sessions. *You must make sure that the number of contact hours adds up to 180 for the full 200 hour program.

For the 500 hour program applicants, the Immersion Programs offer you the required modules and many advanced programs are offered in Venice as well for elective hours.

3) East Coast Residential Week-Long Program at Kriplau, MA:One to Three, week-long residential programs are offered in Lenox, MA throughout the year and can be counted toward the 200/300/500 hour programs. www.kripalu.org.

4) International Retreat Programs: Offered in Costa Rica, Europe and India. The retreat programs give Prana Flow® students a relaxing and transformative environment in which to absorb teachings and offer elective contact hours.

*Required modules are NOT offered on International Retreats. Elective hours only.

 

Can I apply my 200 hour training from another school to your 500 hour program?

Yes, you can. In this case you would apply to the 300 hour training program. You are still required to complete the four required modules and then you are able to choose your elective modules to complete the rest of your contact hours.

Once you have completed the 300 hour Prana Flow® program you are able to receive your 500 hour RTY from Yoga Alliance.

Can I take modules for my personal interest?

Yes, you can tailor this program to meet your personal needs/ interest only and not be officially enrolled in the Prana Vinyasa® program. The Teacher's Exploratorium is the only module that requires previous Teacher Training modules.

How many modules do I need to fulfill the 200, 300 or 500 hour program?

Depending on the length of each module or Immersion you choose to take for and the contact hours offered, you may need 4 - 7 modules to complete the 200 hour program.

For the 300 or 500 hour programs, the number of modules you will need depends on how the number of contact hours that are offered for each module you choose. It's best to look at the online calendar and plan out your year by seeing what modules work with your life flow and checking the number of contact hours offered for each module. Typically the 300 and 500 hour programs can be completed in 2 - 3 years.

What else other then the teacher training modules are required to complete each program?

In addition to contact hours in each module there are requirements that further your evolution as a teacher. These requirements are offered as Evolutionary Self - Study programs and include:

  1. Completing an Embodiment project
  2. Living Yoga Sadhana Online TeleCourse (Participate in 2 for the 200 hour, 3 for the 300 hour, and 5 for the 500 hour program – additional cost)
  3. Sacred reading projects
  4. Demonstrate teaching methodology application by videoing yourself  leading the Namaskars you have learned, separated by modules.  (300/500hr-Namaskars and one wave of a Prana Vinyasa arm balance or backbending sequence that you have been given in your training and is reflected in the online sadhana.) 
  5. Complete a final take-home written exam
  6. Sva dharma personal project (300/500 hour program only)

In modules, you will be completing suggested readings with response questions, OM works are assigned and quizzed are given. In between your trainings you work on projects and near your program completion create your class video. At the completion of program you will be given take home exam.


What is the certification process?

After you have completed all contact hours required for your program, you will digitally send your materials via drop box to the office with your $108 certification fee. Once your materials have been received, the office will send you your exam via email, which you have 2 weeks to complete and send back to the office via email. Your projects and exam will be graded within 6-8 weeks of receiving exam. Once everything is graded, your Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Certificate will be sent to you digitally. For any questions please email teachertrainings@yogadventures.com

How long do we have to complete final exam?

You have two weeks for the final exam to be completed and returned via email.

How many hours are in each module?

Each module's contact hours vary by the duration of the module. They can range from 3 for a teacher training workshop, to 45 for a module during the immersion (90 for both modules for full immersion), to 30 - 50 for a teacher training on a retreat. It is recommended that you check the venue that is hosting the teacher training's website to see the number of contact hours to plan your full program.

Generally, a:

5 day module = 45 hrs

10 day immersion= 90 hrs

One retreat week in Costa Rica/Greece = 60 hrs

 

 

 

 

What are the steps to enroll in the 200/500 hour program?

To formally enroll in any of the programs please submit the Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Training Application form online. You do not need to have taken any modules prior to submitting an application, but it is recommended that you register for Art of Namaskar (Also known as Embodying the Flow), our foundational module, prior to or soon thereafter to help you become familiar with the basic teaching methodologies. Once the application is processed (this may take up to 2 weeks) you will receive our welcome email with detailed information on all of the evolutionary self-study programs, a module tracking grid and the certification requirements.

What support is available during this process?

Once you apply, participants will be giving access to our online Facebook community group as well as having access to the office via email for additional questions regarding the program. 

Office Email contacts:

Retreats - retreats@yogadventures.com

Online Courses - yogaalchemy108@gmail.com

Affiliate programs - affiliates@gmail.com

Teacher Training Program - teachertrainings@yogadventures.com

Assistant Program - assistants@yogadventures.com

General Contact - shiva@yogadventures.com

Will I be able to register with Yoga Alliance?

Yes, we are a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Once you receive our certificate of completion then it is up to you to submit our certificate to Yoga Alliance along with your application.

How do I register for modules and teacher intensives?

Each yoga studio or center that is hosting Shiva's teacher training module handles their own separate registration unless you are attending a teacher training retreat through Yogadventures (Upcoming Trainings). To register for the teacher training program you need to contact each organization separately and register through their office.

How much time do I have to finish the program?

We allow two years for the 200 hour program and three years for the 300 / 500 hour program. If circumstances prevent you from completing the program in this allotted time and extension request can be submitted to teachertrainings@yogadventures.com

Do you have residential teacher intensives?

We offer residential trainings, depending on our location at Humaliwo, Malibu, California, Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts and at our global retreats in India, Costa Rica and Greece.

Where do the modules and immersions take place?

We offer modules in Malibu, CA, Denver, CO, Lenox and Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, New Hope, PA, Providence, RI, Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA Tampa, FL, New York City, NY, Frederick, MD, to name a few!

Immersions are offered in Humaliwo, Malibu, CA, Lenox, MA, Europe and Kerala, South India, Australia

 

How much does each module cost?

Each facility determines specific costs depending on length and location of module being offered. The range in price varies from $345 for 4-day modules (10+ hours) to $1375 for a 10 day training (90 hours). Please check the host venue's website for pricing details.

How many modules do you offer each year?

Between Shiva Rea and Senior Teaching Staff, approximately 70-80.

Can modules taken in the past count toward certification?

Yes, most of our modules can be applied to our current program. We will work with each applicant to honor previous teacher training completed with Shiva and credit hours toward the certification program. However, we do require that the corresponding online course is also taken, no matter when the modules were taken.

Can modules be taken with teachers other than Shiva?

Yes, we offer foundational modules and specialty modules with Prana Vinyasa® Senior Teachers. These hours can be applied to the 200/500 hour program. 30% of your contact hours can be taken with a Senior Teacher.

We also offer full Affiliate programs around the world!

To find an teachers near you, please check out our teacher directory.

 

Upcoming Trainings

Prana Vinyasa is a liberating, evolutionary, rhythmic, vinyasa flow class that encompasses mudra, bandha, pranayama, meditation, asana, kriya, and a whole lot of fun. It’s set to music, and it is almost guaranteed to raise your vibration, open your heart and set your mind free. And I love it. After years of being inspired by all different yoga styles, it was like a light went on inside. I’d finally come home.

All yoga styles are yoga. Each has different things to offer. None is the “right” way. What I love about Prana Vinyasa is that it’s core teaching is that it’s about connecting with your internal teacher. a.k.a that innate intelligence, or prana, that lives inside of you, and it’s about allowing it to guide you. It gives you the freedom within class to go with what your body is telling you.

After four days of Prana Vinyasa, my body had opened up and released more than in the previous few months of practicing other yoga. But the most important difference that I noticed was that I felt this sense of lightness and joy that spilled out of me and translated through into my teaching. I felt like I was able to transmit my passion for yoga more easily to them than ever before. This liberating. This joyous. Now I know that OF COURSE it is. Yoga is a celebration of Life, of the Life Force within us. Although boredom is an ailment of the mind, and as such, something that will cease with regular yoga practice, I KNOW that for many of my students, they get bored practicing the same postures over and over again. Prana Vinyasa introduces infinite (almost!) asana – for example, there are some 40 different versions of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation). This is what Prana Vinyasa is all about embodying the flow of shakti. Invariably in my practice, it takes me to a place where the shakti is blocked, and as I breathe into that place, surrendering into my body… the blockage melts and the shakti is free to move through until it reaches the next blockage. This is the magic of Prana Vinyasa and the magic of yoga.

~ K.L.G

“I was really excited to come back to teacher training and reconnect with Shiva and my friends in the Prana Vinyasa community. The practices are so powerful and fun and transformative, but mostly I LOVE being in lectures with Shiva. She’s hilarious and at the same time transmitting such profound and intelligent information. It’s amazing. I appreciate all of the details that Shiva attends to in order to create such a potent experience for everyone. This week I gained an understanding of new ways of relating to the practice of yoga and how to transfer that wisdom into my personal life.”
~ A.C.

“This is my third teacher training program, as I’ve taken other trainings before Shiva’s with different teachers. I’m stunned by how much I’ve learned and transformed in this program alone. My yoga practice is SO much deeper now and more connected. I am empowered and confident in my life and know how to positively handle obstacles that arise. I’m learning lessons for life! I’ve also overcome my addictive patterns and now make choices from a place of self-care and love. Thank you Shiva!”
~Anonymus student

“Prana Vinyasa is AWESOME!! And it’s not just for girls! I learn so much in these trainings and connect more deeply to my practice and myself every module. Shiva’s such a fabulous teacher. She’s fun, super intelligent, and spiritual all at the same time. It’s the best of all worlds of yoga. And creativity is encouraged, which I love. We have a great time. I feel like I’ve found my tribe. Thanks Shiva!”
~ D.M.

“I’ve always been attracted to Shiva because of her level of embodiment and the way she seems to move effortlessly. I wanted to learn and study from a teacher who has cracked the code to living in alignment with the Divine. I’ve been on a spiritual path and practiced yoga for most of my life, but have been missing something. Prana Vinyasa has helped me discover the missing piece, the embodiment and mystical connection with source. I love this practice. I love the community. I’m grateful for the online living sadhana and look forward to the courses to guide me along in my life. Thank you Shiva Rea. You’ve opened my heart to the missing piece, the inner essence of yoga.”
~ H.W.