FAQ’s

Questions are a normal part of any journey and we are here to help. Please see below questions relating to immersion courses, workshops, and teacher training. If your question is not answered below, please visit our Contact page or email us at [email protected]

Prajna Live Zoom Classes

How do I register for Prajna Live weekly classes?

Visit our Schedule page to see upcoming weekly classes. Registration is taken through our Mindbody platform, so if you are joining us for the first time, you will need to set up an account to do so.

Do you offer a discounted bundle for weekly classes?

Yes! Every month we offer an 8 class bundle at a discounted price. While individual classes are $18 each, our monthly bundles are $135 for 8 classes.

These bundles are only open for registration at the end of the prior month up until the beginning of the first class, so be sure to sign up ahead of time. 

What props do I need?

We recommend two blocks, blankets, bolster, a long belt/strap, and a backless folding chair if you have access to one.

When do your weekly classes take place?

Our weekly Prajna Live classes are generally held from 10am to 11:30am Mountain Time every Tuesday and Friday, unless otherwise noted.

I'm unable to attend the live class session. Do you offer access to class recordings?

Yes, we certainly do. With your registration you are automatically placed on the list to receive 10 days of streaming access for every live class, automatically sent to the email address you used to register. If you don’t receive an email with a link to class recording, check your spam folder and make sure [email protected] is added to your address book.

Online Workshops

Do your online workshops and immersions require live attendance?

While we do recommend attending live online as much as possible, it is NOT a requirement as we understand everyone’s schedules and time differences may come in the way. 

If you’re not able to attend live at all, we may request you to submit additional work in order to complete the workshop for credit.

 

What is included with my registration for online workshops/immersions?

Our virtual trainings include a plethora of materials including detailed PDF manuals, guided audio meditations, recorded video lectures, supplemental readings, and more.

How much do your online workshops/immersions cost?

Every workshop varies; kindly view the individual training page that you are interested in for pricing details.

Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?

Prajna Yoga offers a limited number of partial scholarships each year to prospective students with exceptional circumstances. To apply for a scholarship, please fill our our Scholarship Application Form. Spaces are very limited and not guaranteed to be available for every workshop.

Teacher Training

How do I apply to the Prajna Yoga teacher training program and when will I know if I have been accepted?

You will need to fill out an application for the program of your choice and within one week of receiving your application we will make a determination regarding your acceptance. You will be notified by email when we review your application. 

What is the difference between a 200, 300, and 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

The 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training is a fundamental training for new yoga teachers. No previous teaching experience or training is needed to apply. A student who has completed the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training can apply to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.

Once you’ve completed the foundational 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-Hour Program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and style as a yoga instructor. Anyone with a 200-Hour Teacher Training certification from Prajna Yoga or another yoga school is welcome to apply to the 300-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training program. This training is a thorough professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education. A student who has completed the 300-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training can apply to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with Yoga Alliance.

Is there a required reading list, and are books included in the price of the training?

Tias has a recommended reading list relevant for many Prajna training programs.

These books and materials are not included in the price of the training and you will have to acquire these materials on your own. They are available from book stores or from on-line booksellers like amazon.com or you can borrow them from libraries.

For online trainings/immersions, all manual materials will be provided to you with your registration.

What qualifications must I meet to be accepted into the program?

We strongly recommend that applicants have one year of consistent asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing urdhva dhanurasana. The Teacher Training programs include a two-hour asana practice. If you are new to yoga, this would not be an appropriate program to participate in. You will not benefit from learning yoga basics while simultaneously learning how to teach. However, if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think. Keep in mind this program is not only for aspiring teachers, but people who want to deepen their practice.

To qualify for one of our Teacher Training Programs, you must complete an application. Each application will be individually reviewed for past experience and background in yogic studies. If there are specific health concerns, they will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis.

Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?

Prajna Yoga offers a limited number of partial scholarships each year to prospective students with exceptional circumstances. To apply for a scholarship, please fill our our Scholarship Application Form. Spaces are very limited and not guaranteed to be available for every session.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200 Hour Teacher Training Program?

With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, you will receive a Prajna Yoga 200-Hour Certificate evidencing your training at the 200 Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200 Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, etc. with private clientele (friends and family).

Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 500 Hour Program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge and style as a yoga instructor. The 500 Hour curriculum builds on the material presented in the 200 Hour training. This training is a thorough professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education. Once a student has successfully completed 500 hours, they are eligible to receive the Prajna Yoga 500 Hour Certificate and are able to apply for the Yoga Alliance certificate.

What is Yoga Alliance?

In 1999 Yoga Alliance organized to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500 Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal or an absolute requirement for teaching yoga but being a Yoga Alliance registered teacher adds credibility to your teaching credentials. Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification offers the added benefit of a listing on their website and the recognition of a national certifying body. 

 

 

 

What is Prajna Yoga’s Financial Policy?

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

FOR ONLINE EVENTS, PLEASE VIEW OUR TERMS OF USE AND FINANCIAL POLICY HERE.

FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS (if/when they resume):

  • A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe.
  • All retail sales are final.