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

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Teaching Restorative Yoga
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2020 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Professional Courses

Teaching Restorative Yoga
with Jacci Gruninger and Shelbi Miles
April 3 - 5, 2020


Musculoskeletal Assessment for Yoga Teachers
with Emily Gretz and Laura Liberatore
May 15 - 17, 2020


The Mystical Path of Yoga
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
September 18 - 20


Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Yoga Workout
with Pam Blum
October 2 - 4, 2020

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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.

Teaching Restorative Yoga (20 hours)

Restorative yoga is a gentle inward form of yoga that invites participants to move towards greater balance, control and participation in their life. The participant’s body is placed in yoga postures that are supported with props. The mind is invited to slow down with the use of pranayama, visualization and mantra allowing the individual to turn inside. A restorative practice is a complement to any yoga practice or other form of exercise and perfect for almost any practitioner looking to experience a deeper state of relaxation and healing than Savasana or sleep. It is also a perfect practice for those recovering from injury or illness or anyone who experiences stress on a daily basis.

In this weekend restorative yoga training created from the Tantric Hatha Yoga Teachings, the work of Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat Zinn, participants will gain practical, hands-on experience and skills to work with a wide range of populations. The program will include posture practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, visualization, and use of props to create a safe/comfortable/healing environment. Participants will leave the training confident in their ability to understand the philosophy and science behind restorative yoga as well as self-assured in their aptitude to lead students through a complete restorative yoga practice.

Instructors: Shelbi Miles, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, LMT and Jacci Gruninger, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

“Jacci and Shelbi are the dynamic duo of Restorative yoga. I couldn’t have been in better hands on this journey”   – R. Safon

Dates: April 3 – 5, 2020

Program Times: Friday 6-9:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Best Early Bird Rate: $350 by January 29, 2020

Regular Early Bird: $425 by February 29, 2020

Full Program Fee: $475

Manual Fee: $25

 

*** 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.

These programs are part of the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Certificate through Pranakriya. They are eligible for 20 CEU’s from YA or may be attended for personal enrichment.

 

Musculoskeletal Assessment for Yoga Teachers

This course builds upon the material learned in Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers, further developing a teacher’s observational skills, and enhancing their practice and work with students. When the skills are best suited in a one-on-one environment, the practitioner or teacher can benefit from a greater understanding of assessment techniques for use in a group setting Students will learn musculoskeletal assessment techniques be advancing knowledge of concepts such as mobility, and flexibility, facilitated vs. inhibited, symmetry, range of motion, tone vs. atrophy, balance and perceived sources of pain. Learning will take place through group observation and one-on-one assessments. Basic yoga postures will set the observation platform.

Misalignments, instabilities and weaknesses are part of who we are. Join Laura and Emily in this weekend exploration of typical musculoskeletal imbalances and how to assess them in the context of yoga.

Dates: May 15 – 17, 2020

Program Times: Friday 6 – 9:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

 

Best Early Bird Rate: $325 by March 15

Regular Early Bird Rate: $400 by April 15

Full Program Fee: $450

Manual Fee: $25

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

 

Program Days and Times

Friday 6 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday  10:00 am – 7:30 pm

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About the Instructors

Shelbi Miles, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, LMT, YACEP

As a teacher, Jacci invites her students Shelbi Miles,E-RYT 500 completed her 200 hour yoga training in the Kripalu and Pranakriya traditions and her 500 hour in the Pranakriya tradition with a focus in Yoga Therapy. She created and leads the Client Relationship: Cultivating Intuitive Presence, Boundaries & Ethics module and co-created and leads the Teaching Restorative Yoga Module for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts.

Shelbi is a Licensed Massage Therapis (LMT), seeing clients solely for Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation at Crofton Yoga. She also holds certifications in Prenatal Yoga and Power Pilates beginner Mat. Her back ground in Psychology and her detailed knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology complement her fun loving and cheerful teaching style.

Shelbi has a strong sense of self and purpose and is passionate about sharing her understanding of the intuitive wisdom of the body and guiding others to use Yoga as a vehicle towards greater health and well being.

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.

 

Emily Gretz, E-RYT-500, RCYT, YACEP

Emily brings a career in education and an entrepreneurial spirit to her role as yoga teacher. Emily is passionate about yoga’s benefits and is excited to share them with people of all ages and skill levels. Her teaching style highlights her strong interest and background in anatomy. She is co-director of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts (PKYSHA) Musculosskeletal Assessment Program along with Laura Liberatore, Director of the PKSYHA 95 hr Childrens Yoga Training and holds both Bachelors Degree and Masters degrees from Loyola University MD.

 

Laura Liberatore Grayson, DPT, PT

Laura is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and and Area Director for Pivot Physical Therapy in Gambrills and Bowie. She is responsible for day to day clinic operations and hands on patient care.Laura specializes in manual therapy and treats a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions in pediatrics through professional athletes. Laura is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, providing consultation to several professional athletes from the NBA, NHL and MLS. Laura incorporates her expertise in personal training, yoga and pilates into her Physical Therapy practice.

 

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.

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,  SPINPower, Power Pilates, CrossCore and TRX.  She is a Teacher Trainer for Spinning® and Resist-a-Ball®.  After practicing Ashtanga for 5 years, 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. She completed her 200 hour and 500 hour training with Pranakriya School of Yoga and Healing Arts with an emphasis on yoga therapy and philosophy. She serves on the PKSYHA curriculum committee.

Pam’s motto is “It’s never too late and there’re always possibilities.” With a special affection for beginners, obese, chronically injured and those pursuing longevity, Pam enjoys crafting options for everyone to embrace how we move, how we feel, how we think, how we struggle and how we find contentment in order to build greater degrees of confidence, energy and joy.  Pam is incredibly grateful to have studied with some incredibly gifted 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.

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 www.yogawithwilliam.com

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 www.yogawithwilliam.com

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.

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