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.
Have you ever wondered how much more yoga could change you if you really committed?
Magnify everything you love about yoga by diving deep into this ancient, transformational practice in a vibrant & supportive group setting with expert teachers!
Whether you want to teach or simply deepen your practice, you are warmly welcome to learn more about our upcoming 200 hour programs at our free information session.
Info sessions will return in the fall!save your spot!
Early Bird price: SAVE $200 before Nov. 10, 2020
This program will be an in-town extended yoga study held at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, AB.
Teachers: Leala Enfield, Soledad Torres, Isabelle Addison & Amanda Whiting
Participants receive 6 months of free drop-in yoga classes at Prana during the course.
This course consists of nine weekends plus required class participation/observation.
Now accepting applications
200 hr.+300 hr.= 500 hour certification. Learn about our NEW 300 hour program for 500 hour certification
Join us in summer for a five week intensive yoga course. Emerge from the course steeped in the art of teaching yoga! This online module based 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.
Stay tuned for dates in 2021!
Module 1 | Monday through Friday 8-3 pm
YOGA CODES: Unlock Your Evolution – Philosophy, Technique and Personal Transformation (this module is also offered as stand alone advanced course for those not seeking certification).
Module 2 | Monday through Friday 8-3pm (one week)
THE ART OF TEACHING: Yoga History, Techniques, Teaching Practicums & Finding Your Unique Voice as a Teacher & more
Module 3 | Monday through Friday 8-3pm (two weeks)
TEACHING EVOLUTION: Anatomy, Presentations, Practicums, Business, Ethics of Yoga Teaching & Graduation Celebration
Teachers: Isabelle Addison, Soledad Torres, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whitinglearn more
Tuition: $3195 +gst *includes $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available prior to course start date. Early Bird: save $200 before June 1, 2021
Participants receive 3 months of free yoga classes at Prana from July-Sept.Apply now!
Please note our YTT refund policy.
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.
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.
Although I discovered asana practice in 1995, it was not until 2010 that I truly 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 Kundalini Yoga and traditional Vedanta with some excellent teachers in the California and Australia.
In my practice and in my classes I love to explore variety, spontaneity, rhythm, challenge, grounding, and flow, with a strong emphasis on prana (subtle energy) – spreading it through the body equally, coming into a dynamic equilibrium. It’s this beautiful, living equilibrium that keeps me returning to the mat.
Amanda had been practicing yoga off and on since her early 20s, but after back surgery in 2009 restricted her range of motion, she found her way back to yoga full time. When she first started back, touching her toes seemed like an impossibility, but, like many discoveries through yoga, there is no such thing as an impossibility.
Amanda obtained her 200 hour training at Prana Yoga Studio under the delightful Yogi Vishvketu, and has certifications for both Prenatal (RPYT 85 hour) and Yin Yoga (115 hours). Amanda now has the pleasure of assisting the Prenatal Teacher Training through Om Mama Yoga. Teaching yoga has truly rejuvenated her and she loves being able to share all she has learned with the world.
"(During COVID19) The way that Prana has moved it’s yoga trainings into an online format has maintained the connection between teachers and students... and the teachings have retained all of their potency. It is an immersion that transmits knowledge and insight so that the most can be received and shared, just as in any training that would occur in person. The professional staff, incredible teachers and fascinating information make me forget I am taking a program online. Thank you for offering such nourishing trainings that continue to educate and inspire!"
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.
“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.”