Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

After 10 years of providing 200-hour yoga teacher training in Annapolis, we are proud to offer a more advanced training to continue and deepen your practice. We are honored to be hosting three Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Programs this year through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts!

This is a fabulous complement to the comprehensive 200-hour training that Tina Lanzoni offered to the community for the last several years.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Evolutions Annapolis

In perfect alignment with Erin Horst and Pam Blum’s vision, Tina and our group of dedicated, talented teachers have helped to establish Evolutions as a premier yoga studio in Annapolis.

What’s more, Pranakriya is a comprehensive and highly respected school that will expand the offerings with multiple skilled expert teacher trainers. It’s a wonderful partnership designed just for you, our yoga enthusiasts who strive to deepen your practice and expertise

Yoga from East to West Immersion
with Yoganand Michael Carroll

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Advanced Yoga Training Classes

* Yoga from East to West with Yoganand Michael Carroll
September 7 - 8, 2019

* Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers with William Hufschmidt
October 11 - 13 and November 15 - 17, 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there Cont Ed Credit?

  • YES! All the courses are eligible for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and most will fulfill the 300-hour requirements for those who are interested in completing that level of training.

Who may attend?

  • The courses are open for everyone to attend, as some may attend for self-enrichment. For example, the Immersion in September is something many yoga participants may be interested in, it’s not exclusive to teachers.

Where can I learn more about Pranakriya school and courses?

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Please understand there are many factors involved in hosting, so if a program registrant cancels 3 weeks prior to the event, she/he will receive a full refund minus a $100 non-refundable administration fee; if the student cancels between 3 weeks and 1 week of the program, half of the tuition will be refunded minus the $100 non-refundable program fee; cancellations less than 1 week prior to the event are non-refundable.

Please share this information with your groups, colleagues, and anyone you think would be interested. Emphasize early registration! These courses are proven to over-deliver and exceed expectations.

About the Courses

Below is the description of upcoming Advanced Yoga Teacher Training/Immersion for your reference. Click here for all Program Descriptions.

Yoga from East to West Immersion

We pick up the history of yoga with the development of Hatha Yoga in 1000 a.d., and follow its development, decline and revival through the Muslim conquests, the British Raj, the Indian Renaissance, and its ultimate transmission to the West. We will compare hatha yoga then and now, consider the western changes to the practices and goals of hatha yoga, and explore what a hybrid path might look like that straddles both the old and new in the development of an authentic yoga in the 21st century. Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions. Practices will introduce pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate. Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

See Yoganand’s Bio below. This immersion is not to be missed if you are interested in debunking the popular myths about yoga and pulling out the gems that are the root and the reason that yoga has endured through conflict, evolution and despite commercialism as a means of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual vitality.

Quotes and testimonials about this program:

“A collegiate quality philosophy class meets mythology with reality.” -Caroline Karditzas

“The experiential element of this training was invaluable. Without the two-hour practice before each session, I don’t believe it would have had the life changing effect that it did.”

My first workshop with Yoganand. I have learned so much and am left with a new direction for my practice and teaching. Such a blessing!”


Program times:  Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Total Cost: $350

Early bird: $315 by August 9, 2019

Single Day Registration: $190

*** Please understand that there are many factors involved in hosting, so if a program registrant cancels 3 weeks prior to the event, she/he will receive a full refund minus a $100 non-refundable administration fee; if the student cancels between 3 weeks and 1 week of the program, half of the tuition will be refunded minus the $100 program fee; cancellations less than 1 week prior to the event are non-refundable.

This program is eligible for CEU’s from YA or may be attended for personal enrichment.

Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners & Teachers (34 hours)

A key to successful yoga learning and teaching requires an understanding of the human body’s fundamental design and ability. This course creates an experiential environment for discussing seeing, feeling and understanding the human body’s anatomical structures that create the yoga practice on the mat.

Participants will survey the human body, focusing on the major muscles and bones, to understand how our anatomy can enhance and limit our yoga practice. We will also explore how we can train our eye to see more accurately the anatomy of the person in front of us. The program will explore some of the more common postural misalignments that our students demonstrate in class, while giving you an opportunity to learn more about your own body and alignement.

“I highly recommend this training, as a teacher or practitioner. It will give you the tools you need to bring awareness and curiosity into your classes and your practice.” Sarah York


Dates: October 11-13 AND November 15-17

NOTE: Participants MUST attend both weekends to receive CEU’s

Program Times: Friday 6-9:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Total Cost: $675

Early Bird 1: $525 by August 11

Early Bird 2: $600 by September 11


2020 Programming to include:

Musculoskeletal Assessment 1

February 7 – 9 with Emily Gretz and Laura Liberatore

Teaching Restorative Yoga 

April 3 – 5 with Shelbi Miles and Jacci Gruninger

The Mystical Path of Yoga

September 18 -20 with Yoganand Michael Carroll

Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Yoga Workout 1

October 2 – 4 with Pam Blum


Immersion Program Days and Times

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday  10 am – 6 pm

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About the Instructors

Krissy Dopson, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Born in South Carolina and raised traveling around the globe, she is an wholehearted citizen of the world and spiritual adventurer. Krissy is a Parankriya Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), a Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and an energy/body healer with a background in Thai Yoga Therapy and Bio Energy Healing.  Krissy has been teaching and practicing yoga since 2008.

Through yoga, she became more connected to her inner self — spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Krissy found teaching yoga to be the vehicle through which she can share the exhilaration and positivity of her experience.  She leads transformational classes, one-on-one private sessions and workshops with practical ways to promote inner happiness and experience a glowing sensation.  Krissy’s intentions are to positively impact every person she encounters and make the world a better place, one yoga practice at a time.

Pam Blum, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Beginning with modern dance and aerobics in 1981, Pam brings a rich background of movement, depth of experience and width of exploration to her classes and sessions. She’s an accomplished group fitness leader with multiple certifications including ACE, AFAA, Functional Aging Specialist, Spinning, SPINPower, Resist-a-Ball as well as specialty training in Power Pilates, CrossCore and TRX. However, Pranakriya Yoga was the game-changer along Pam’s movement and health journey providing the key to true healing, a profound shift in re-defining wellness and ultimately infusing everything she teaches with greater awareness and pure joy of movement.

Pam’s motto is “It’s never too late and there’re always possibilities.” With a special affection for beginners, obese, chronically injured and seniors, Pam enjoys crafting options for everyone to embrace how they move, how they feel, how they think, how they struggle and how they conquer in order to build greater degrees of confidence, energy and joy. Although Pam is incredibly grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers to gather skills, she finds her clients also teach powerful lessons and inspire her to continually learn and squeeze the juice out of every moment on this amazing journey we are all on together.


Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT-500, YACEP

yoganand yoga teacher trainerYoganand founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.

Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts leads training and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists – IAYT.

William Hufschmidt, E-RYT-500, YACEP

William’s journey with healing began at age 14 as he recovered from a car accident. Watching his breath and his thoughts helped to manage the pain and healing of a fractured emu. Progressing through months of traction, a wheelchair, and eventually crutches, it took William two years to fully regain control of his body. This early experience fortified his belief that we can heal from anything if we consciously navigate our healing process.

In 1989, William took his first yoga class with Lorna Brown, and subsequently taught his first classes with her guidance and encouragement. In 2001, William completed the 200 our level Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and in 2007, completed Kripalu’s 500 hour training.  In 2002, William first studied Thai yoga Therapy with Patricia Kilpatrick and Saul David Raye, and in 2006 studied at Thailand’s esteemed Wat Po in Bangkok, then continuing on with “Mama Lek” Chaiya in Chaing Mai. In 2012, William completed training with the Guild for Structural Integration in the Rolf Method. William’s teachers are Yoganand Michael Carroll, Vidya Carolyn Dell’uomo, Saul David Raye, Pierce Salguero, and life itself.

As a teacher, William empowers students to explore their edges and potentials. “We all do not walk the same path towards self discovery. However, we are all storehouses of infinite wisdom and creativity. Through practices of yoga, breath work, sacred touch and play, we can tap into inner reservoirs of energy and possibility. Visit William at his website

Jacci Gruninger, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500,RPYT, YACEP

As a teacher, Jacci invites her students to go inside and feel rather than focusing on what the pose looks like.  She uses the techniques of inquiry, witnessing and allowing to encourage students to be present with their lives at the moment. Jacci has over 1500 hours of training in a wide variety of yoga disciplines, in addition to receiving her Masters of Health Science from The George Washington University.  She completed her 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga in addition to completing a second 500-hour certification in yoga therapy.   She is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT) as well as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Jacci was the original Executive Director of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts as well as Director of their 200-hour, Basic Prenatal, Restorative Yoga, and Gentle Yoga Teacher Training.  She lives in Santa Fe with her son, Justin, and their dog Ash.

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