200-Hour Program

 

This is for any and all yoga practitioners who are ready to begin to refine their yoga practice with Prajna Yoga or for those who have already completed a 200-Hour program, but are ready to dive deeper.

You can apply and register here.

PATHWAY 1:

Begin to Refine

Begin Here Now.

Take your first step on the extraordinary journey through the body-mind. Each session will deepen your personal practice while providing insight into the beauty, richness, and complexity of the yoga tradition.

Pathway 1 provides the map to the layout of the land. It is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. It is a journey that leads right to the heart of being.

In this first Pathway, students begin to meet directly with a Prajna Yoga mentor.

OVERVIEW OF PATHWAY 1 CONTENT:

From the Ground Up:
Session 1

  • Taught by Tias Little and Surya Little
  • 40 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

The Subtle Body:
Session 3

  • Taught by Tias Little and Surya Little
  • 45 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

The Fluid Body:
Session 2

  • Taught by Tias Little and Surya Little
  • 40 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

Mastering the Basics

  • Taught by Tias & Surya Little and Linda Spackman
  • 24 hours
  • Early Bird $495
  • Regular Price $525

From the Ground Up:

Session 1 with Tias Little & Surya Little

This session is taught by Tias Little and explores the foundational teachings of the yoga practice with an emphasis on how the feet are “the foundation to the temple of the body”. Progress on the path depends on strong legs and deep breath. This session explores the ancient traditions with contemporary insight into the body-mind connection. Students build stability in their legs through standing poses that spontaneously lead to the lift of the yoga bandhas – mula and uddiyana bandhas. To open the heart-mind, we will cultivate loving kindness (metta) and hone the essentials of mindfulness training.

Early Bird $1,255.50 + tax;

Regular Price $1,395 + tax

Course of Study

  • Yoga anatomy: experience myofascial through movement and map the body’s five myo-fascial sheaths
  • Bio-mechanical function of the feet, knees, and legs
  • Nadis, Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and Ayurveda marma points
  • The sacrum and poses relative to the lower two chakras – muladhara and svadhisthana chakras
  • The Three Jewels: the Buddha (awakened mind), Dharma (the teachings), and Sangha (the community)
  • The Eightfold Path of the Buddhist teachings and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

From the Ground Up: Session 1 is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

If you’ve completed this course before, you are eligible for an additional 15% off of the Early Bird Price! Email prajnaoffice@gmail.com to access this discount.

The Fluid Body:

Session 2 with Tias Little & Surya Little

The body is 75 percent water, and as we age, the body slowly loses its hydrating capacity. This session is taught by Tias Little and explores flexibility through fluidity.

We will investigate:

  • How tissue hydration is essential to our vitality by directing blood flow in the yoga postures
  • How heart, lungs, and diaphragm drive the body fluids

In our study, we include myths from the yoga tradition that describe the curative power of water.

Early Bird $1,255.50 + tax;

Regular Price: $1,390 + tax

The Fluid Body: Session 2 is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

If you’ve completed this course before, you are eligible for an additional 15% off of the Early Bird Price! Email prajnaoffice@gmail.com to access this discount.

Course of Study

  • Bio-mechanical actions of the hands, arms, and shoulders in yoga
  • The third chakra, the kidneys, and adrenal glands
  • The upper trunk including the sternum, shoulders, arms, diaphragm, brachial plexus, heart/lung, and carpal tunnel
  • Mobilization techniques for the ribs, spine, and shoulders
  • Shoulder openers and arm balance preparations
  • Backbends, inversions, and arm balances
  • The myofascial matrix and the five myofascial sheaths that spiral around the trunk and arms
  • Nadis, meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda marma points that relate to the arms and upper trunk
  • Sensitizing the diaphragm, ribs, and lungs for pranayama
  • Maya and illusion and the inquiry of what is real
  • Water, transformation and the power of myth
  • The story of Siddhartha and teachings on karma, interdependency, and nonjudgmental awareness

The Subtle Body:

Session 3 with Tias Little & Surya Little

The pathway into the subtle body involves practice for the delicate structures of the throat, neck, cranium and brain. In yoga practice, the brain and sensory organs must be carefully protected and drawn inward. Session III presents ways to posturally balance the skull efficiently on top of the spine and to mindfully create a “psychic shield” to protect and empower spiritual awareness.

Early Bird $1,255.50 + tax;

Regular Price $1,395 + tax

The Subtle Body: Session 3 is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

If you’ve completed this course before, you are eligible for an additional 15% off of the Early Bird Price! Email prajnaoffice@gmail.com to access this discount.

Course of Study

  • Restorative yoga for the brain and nervous system
  • The cranial chakras and the subtle body
  • The bones of the skull and the cranial sutures
  • The effects of vibration on the cranium
  • The three “master glands” in the body: the thyroid, pineal and pituitary glands
  • The critical position of the jaw and its connection to the sacrum
  • Jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra and thyroid gland
  • Working with the five senses in yoga, pratyahara
  • Balancing the body through the six diaphragms
  • Introduction to yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
  • Yoga samadhi and the brain: Patanjali’s samapatti and the experience of absorption
  • Using the chair in yoga to support the brain and skull
  • Neuroplasticity, aging and the sensory-motor system
  • Coping with fear and stress, protecting the skull and developing a “psychic shield”
  • Working with the eyes in yoga
  • Working with the Five Hindrances: craving, negativity, sloth, restlessness, and doubt

Mastering the Basics:

with Tias and Surya Little, and Linda Spackman

This program provides the essential teaching skills in order to teach a yoga class following the principles of Prajna Yoga. This mini-intensive guides, inspires, and motivates you to confidently and competently begin to teach yoga classes. The curriculum includes: defining and refining teaching skills, class planning and organization, directing students through effective use of voice, verbal instructions and demonstrations, observing students’ poses and common pitfalls that beginning teachers encounter. We provide individual feedback through group teaching exercises in order to help trainees hone their skills.

Early Bird $495 + tax;

Regular Price $525 + tax

Mastering the Basics is required for students fulfilling the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

Full Immersion:

  • Mandatory Orientation
  • From the Ground Up: Session 1 
  • The Fluid Body: Session 2 
  • The Language of Yoga 
  • Yoga Sutras Unraveled 
  • Introduction to SATYA 
  • The Subtle Body: Session 3 
  • Women’s Health 
  • Fundamentals of Sequencing 
  • Mastering the Basics 
  • Final Certification Ceremony

TUITION INCLUDES

  • Training manuals and/or handouts
  • Vegan/gluten-free organic lunches
  • High-quality, organic snacks
  • Filtered water and organic teas
  • Sessions 1-3 at 45-hours each
  • 5 in-depth workshops
  • 200-Hour certification eligible for Yoga Alliance RYT200 registration

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Lunch when the day ends at 1 pm

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • 8 – 8:15 am: Arrive, set up mat, and prepare for your day
  • 8:30 – 10 am: Asana and meditation practice
  • 10 – 10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15 am – 1 pm: Morning teachings
  • 1 -2 pm: Lunch break
  • 2 – 2:30 pm: Self-study/practice
  • 2:30 – 4 pm: Afternoon teachings
  • 4 – 4:15 pm: Break
  • 4:15 – 5:30 pm: Asana and meditation practice

200-HR CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Have consistent yoga practice for a minimum of two years
2. Apply and be accepted to the 200-Hour Prajna Yoga Teacher Training
3. Complete the foundational courses listed below for a total of 159 hours: From the Ground Up: Session 1
• The Fluid Body: Session 2
• The Subtle Body: Session 3
• Mastering the Basics
4. Complete the remaining 41 hours. This can be accomplished by doing one or more of the following:
• Take a Prajna Yoga Advanced Studies or an Afternoon Course
5. Attend any of the various Prajna Yoga courses, teacher trainings, and/or weekend immersions offered throughout the year and in many locations in the US, Europe, and Asia (Please note: for 200-Hour candidates, up to 10 hours can be applied for workshops given by Prajna Yoga Teachers.)

• Private sessions with Surya or Tias
• Dharma Talks at Mountain Cloud or Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Svadhyaya

*Students who complete our 200-Hour Teacher Training will receive a Prajna Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Certificate and are eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200)

*NOTE: Sessions taken outside of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are shorter and give fewer hours. In this case, additional course hours will need to be completed to arrive at the number of hours necessary to receive certification.

LOG REQUIREMENTS

All students seeking certification with Prajna Yoga are responsible for keeping track of their course work and hours completed. You can print your log sheet located on the Prajna Yoga website under Yoga Training. It is advised that students download (and print out) a Certification Log and keep it updated.

Upon completion of all requirements, please send this log along with any other supporting documentation indicated above to the Prajna Yoga office at prajnaoffice@gmail.com.

OUR STUDENTS

“I loved getting to see how refined and honed the programs are at Prajna. It was such a joy to see Tias and Surya display such mastery in assembling and disassembling the information together.”

– Scott