200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Yoga Studio 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton
Prana Yoga Studio 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton
Burning to share what you love about yoga with others? If you have a passion for yoga and for exploring the deeper questions of life, if you love to grow and learn, if you are ready to take your practice or teaching to the next level and/or ready to share your passion for yoga with others, this course may be your next step! Whether you are clear you want to teach, or that you want to dive more deeply into the tradition of yoga for your own personal growth, you are warmly welcome to join us for our upcoming trainings.
200 hour Intensive training begins July 2017 Now accepting applications
200 hour Extended training begins January 2018 Now accepting applications
300 hour Extended training begins January 2018 Now accepting applications
Our Intensive training begins July 2017. Join us for 4 enriching weeks of in-depth yoga study, and emerge from the course steeped in the art of teaching yoga!
Participants receive 6 months of free unlimited yoga during the extended courses, and one month free directly following the intensive course.
Yogi Vishvketu, founder of Akhanda® Yoga has had a huge influence on Prana Yoga Studio’s owners and teachers, from inspiration, to philosophy, to vision. We are an Akhanda Yoga affiliate school, so graduates will have the opportunity to teach Akhanda (holistic) yoga if they choose.
For those who would like to deepen their insights into the science of Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as pursue teaching certification, this is the perfect opportunity.
Register early to secure your spot and to leave time for the required reading before the course begins!
Registration deadline: July 10th
Learn more below.
This four week intensive program is a powerful immersion into the traditions of yoga. Clear your schedule and dive deep into new learning about the diverse aspects of yoga including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, ayurveda, yoga philosophy and lifestyle. Individual growth and transformation are supported by the group matrix we create together, fostering interconnection, community and the shared love of yoga. All four weeks of training will be held at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton.
Dates: July 24 – August 18
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
One evening (August 17) 5-8pm
Teachers: Leala Enfield, Soledad Agosto, Denise Currie, Isabelle Addison
Tuition: $2950 +gst *includes $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available.
Registration deadline: July 10th
Participants receive 1 month of free yoga classes at Prana directly following the course.Apply now!
Please note our refund policy on trainings from Akhanda Yoga YTT.
200 hr.+300 hr.= 500 hour certification. Learn about our NEW 300 hour program for 500 hour certification
Now accepting applications
This program will be a unique blend of in-town and retreat-style yoga study. There will be 8 weekends held at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton followed by a 5 day ashram-style retreat at the Sanctum Retreat Center in Caroline, AB. It will be an intensive practice of mantra, meditation, asana, pranayama leading up to graduation.
Lead Teachers: Leala Enfield (Pragya) & Denise Currie
Participants receive 6 months of free drop-in yoga classes at Prana during the course.
This course consists of eight weekends plus a 5 day retreat
Tuition and Registration
Tuition: $2950 | Retreat stay: $595 | Total: $3545 +gst*
*includes $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available.
Early bird price: Save $200Apply now!
Please note our refund policy on trainings from Akanda Yoga YTT.
Denise Currie (Sukranti) has a passion for the wholeness, health, and awakening of the human spirit. Her spiritual longings and her study of the healing arts came together when she discovered the practice of yoga. She recognized that yoga has the potential to help us discover our hidden depths through inquiry and personal investigation, literally breathing life into unexplored and disavowed parts of ourselves.
What can I possibly say about yoga? Three words: Worthwhile. Transformative. Necessary.
Although I discovered asana practice in the mid-nineties, it was not until a few years ago that I dedicated myself to my practice. In the meantime I plunged heart (and head) first into an exploration of yogic philosophy – though non-dual teachings and satsangs as well as studying Kundalini Yoga and traditional Vedanta with some excellent teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Australia.
I completed my 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training in the fall of 2011 through Yogi Vishvketu and the World Conscious Yoga Family. I am so grateful for Vishvaji’s guidance and example, humor, softness and integrity. If you get a chance to meet and practice with him – take it.
I also sing regularly at kiirtans and offer the Work of Byron Katie (inquiry-based stress reduction) through my company KindMind – www.kindmind.ca Come and join me on the mat! Let’s breathe, move, sit in silence, and transform side by side.
Leala’s yoga journey began in 1992 in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice. Living in community on Maui and traveling, she taught whoever wanted to learn, including the Secoya indigenous people in the Amazon tributaries of Ecuador.
After moving to Alberta’s dry climate, intensive physical yoga practices began leaving her deeply fatigued. Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga.
In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Canada where she hosts workshops and trainings with Yogi Vishvketu every year. Leala is the Director of Training for the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training program at Prana Yoga Studio. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her husband and their two vivacious daughters.
The benefits of yoga are precious and far-reaching. The invitation is to be profoundly open inside while holding vibrant presence for boundriless, limitless growth and evolution.
Yogi Vishvketu has studied and practiced Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing arts in northernIndia since childhood. From the age of 8, he studied Vedic wisdom at Kanvashram in the foothills of the Himalayas. With its historic temple and Ayurvedic clinic, Kanvashram attracts many yogic saints and Ayurvedic masters and was an ideal place to absorb these ancient healing and consciousness-raising traditions.
Dancing and movement are a part of life on the island of Puerto Rico, where I grew up. As a child I knew the innocence of relaxed breathing. But I really discovered the power of breath when I was 19. After a yoga practice, during Savasana (corpse pose) as I was lying still on the floor, letting the gentle flow of the breath move my body, I felt the edges of my body open up and melt away. I realized my body started to open and surrender. My mind followed and I experienced a new openness that set the pattern to further investigate the real meaning of what was happening.
I spend the next few years learning all I could about different types of yoga and massage. After finishing a BA in Anthropology I started a long trip to South America and was introduced to Vipassana Meditation. These silent 10 day meditation retreats were an amazing tool that showed me to be still, see and discover the world inside. In the years that followed I continued my studies in massage therapy, I study two years of Anatomy and Physiology in the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires, I worked assisting classes in a renowned Massage Therapy School and had my private massage therapy practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My first Yoga Teacher Training was in the Iyengar tradition, then I started teaching in 2007. I had the opportunity of attending the Yoga Teachers Training with the whole hearted Yogi Vishyketu in 2010 while I was pregnant with my first child. Being pregnant open up a whole new world and I became a passionate student of women, birth, female bodies, babies… Since then I’ve been learning and teaching yoga to pregnant women and moms and babies.
My husband and I own an alternative health clinic: Integrated Therapies (integratedtherapies.ca) We helped in the creation of two children: Orel and Pina.
I was first drawn to yoga in 2006 as a way to complement more fast-paced fitness activities, and to experience relaxation while attending university. I realized my unwavering passion for yoga asana and philosophy while sharing what I had been learning with friends and family. I have been incredibly blessed to have had my journey lead to Prana Yoga Studio, where the holistic practice of mantra, pranayama, meditation, and asana continually bring me closer to my true, blissful, and fearless Self.
During the past five years of my university education, during which I received my Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology; 2010), and my Bachelor of Education (2012), I have been working with diverse groups of children and youth. I have worked extensively with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the capacities of a specialized services aide, a classroom teacher, and a yoga teacher for groups and families. I have also been trained with the organization Om-4-Youth (60 hours), which enables me to facilitate yoga groups with marginalized children and youth. I am continually striving to connect my passions for education and yoga; thus, I have created Awaken Education, with the intention of teaching children yoga, and teaching teachers how to bring yoga into their classrooms. Through Awaken Education, I hope to share tools in which to alleviate subconscious emotional reactions, develop awareness of individual and collective wellbeing in the classroom, develop a deeper sense of purpose in each student, and foster healthy bodies, minds and spirits. www.awakeneducation.ca
Every teacher here at Prana left me in awe and wanting more! I knew I wanted what they had and I truly loved everything about this place! I secretly wanted to become a yoga teacher but I felt unsure of my capabilities so I decided to take this course to increase my knowledge of yoga and to deal with my intense fear of public speaking, even reading aloud in a group was beyond stressful! The teachers have provided such a safe space of learning and sharing that I would strongly encourage anyone who is considering this training to ‘Go For It’!! This training has so much to offer and it is such an amazingly sweet journey! ‘Life changing’!- and the best is still yet to come! I find it difficult to believe that all these incredible teachers can be in one place! Such amazing people so knowledgeable, loving and wise, I am very fortunate to be apart of this World Conscious Yoga Family!! I truly feel there are no words to thank everyone involved in this YTT!”
“Enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Prana Yoga Studio was one of the best forms of self-love I have ever shown myself. I am currently in the Extended Program and every weekend that I spend with my teachers and fellow students feels like a safe little bubble in which I feel myself continually growing and expanding. The principal teachers are overflowing with their knowledge and love of yoga philosophy and asana, facilitating development in their students physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The course is extremely comprehensive, while allowing room for each student to focus in on aspects of the course that speak the most to him/her. The little yoga family that forms provides a level of support for one to just be him/herself to a degree I previously only thought possible with family and dearest friends. Whether you have the passion to teach or are just looking to deepen your practice, Prana’s YTT Program is the way to go, bar none; it will blow your heart and mind way, WAY open.”
“A perfectly balanced blend of education and personal growth and was absolutely a life changing experience. I loved it!”
“(this course) Completely exceeded my expectations (and I have really high expectations). Leala and Isabelle are both inspired and articulate teachers. Both seemed tireless and compassionate and intelligent and conveyed these qualities with integrity and grace.” – Martha“(this course) Completely exceeded my expectations (and I have really high expectations). Leala and Isabelle are both inspired and articulate teachers. Both seemed tireless and compassionate and intelligent and conveyed these qualities with integrity and grace.” – Martha“(this course) Completely exceeded my expectations (and I have really high expectations). Leala and Isabelle are both inspired and articulate teachers. Both seemed tireless and compassionate and intelligent and conveyed these qualities with integrity and grace.”
“Isabelle and Leala were a wonderful team of teachers to deliver this curriculum. Leala is precise and poised. Isabelle is passionate and gently motivating. I came into the course scared but trusting my inner guidance to persevere. I was afraid because I was nursing my lower back which had been diagnosed with a slipped disk. I was given such wonderful safe alignment help. It felt that as more was asked of me, somehow I was able to give that little bit more. The guest presenters were expert in their field and helped us develop excitement for their topics. And Yogi Vishvketu was like the dessert at the end of a lovely meal. We experienced his gentle insight at the final week long retreat of this course. I’m glad that this was the training that chose me because it delivered exactly what I needed in a balanced and holistic way.”