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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Advanced Yoga Training Classes

* Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Gentle Yoga 1
Jacci Gruninger, Nov 30 – Dec 2

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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 with Yoganand 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.


Illuminating Your Yoga Practice with the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Many yoga practitioners respect the Bhagavad Gita as a source of inspiration.  But the Gita has much more to offer. It offers the metaphor of the “spiritual battle,” and presents the yoga path as having three aspects that must be balanced: action, knowledge, and devotion. Swami Kripalu believed that it detailed both the willful and surrender paths of hatha yoga. He wrote that every sincere practitioner would someday need to ask a teacher the same questions Arjuna asks Krishna on the mythological battlefield.

Each session of this immersion begins with a teaching from the Bhagavad Gita that adds insight to the practice of asana and pranayama. This discussion will be followed with an in-depth practice of asana and pranayama.  We’ll close each day with an integration exercise to support digesting the experience and material so students will leave grounded and inspired for further practice.


Instructor: Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT-500, YACEP
Early bird Registration $300 by August 21
Full Program Fee $350 after August 21

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


Deepening the Asana Experience: Asanas for Gentle Yoga

Living and being with our bodies is a tall order. Sitting back and witnessing our experience takes time and practice. Today’s body is harried, overworked, under-exercised, stressed and depleted. When exercise does occur, it is quick, vigorous and sweat producing. We each have an opportunity to develop a relationship with our body through movement, breath and meditation that is unique.

This Gentle Yoga Teacher Training shows us another way to connect with ourselves, through the subtle and the quiet. We do this by learning to listen, slowing down and paying attention. Gentle yoga is the bridge between moving slowly and staying still.

This program will look at various ways to teach Gentle Yoga to a wide variety of populations. We will cover practices for more able bodied students, chair practices and floor practices of exploration. Pranayama and meditation will also be discussed. Earn 20 CEU’s for Yoga Alliance or attend for self enrichment.

Instructor: Jacci Gruninger, MS, E-RYT-500, RPYT
Early bird Registration $380 by October 30
Full Program Fee $430 after October 30

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

2019 Programming to include:

Deepening the Asana Experience: Meditative Posture 2

January 11 – 13 with Krissy Simon and Pam Blum

Yoga from East to West

September 6 – 7 with Yoganand Michael Carroll

Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers

October 11 – 13 and November 15 – 17 with William Hufschmidt

Program Days and Times

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

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About the Instructors

Shelbi Miles

Shelbi Miles yoga teacher trainer

Shelbi is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), seeing clients solely for Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. She also holds certifications in Prenatal Yoga and Power Pilates beginner Mat. Shelbi is the co-owner of Crofton Yoga and lives in Crofton, MD with her Husband and two young daughters. Her background in Psychology and her detailed knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology complements 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.


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.

Jacci Reynolds

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 is the 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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