200 Hour Prana Yoga Teacher Training with Jeff Migdow, MD
Located in Central NJ - an easy commute from NYC & Philly
Learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, breath, sound, concentration, meditation & prayer. Become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth, power, and healing effects of your own practice. (RYS®) – School Registry #52143
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
One weekend per month
Saturdays 10:00 – 7:00 pm
Sundays, 9:00 – 6:00 pm
Prana is the Sanskrit word for universal energy or “life force,” analogous to the Chinese concept of “chi” or what homeopaths call “vital force.” In the yogic tradition, prana is seen as pervading and animating the universe, flowing through all things, including us. Yogic practices are designed to increase the flow of prana in our bodies and minds to facilitate healing and expand consciousness. Increased pranic flow enhances mental clarity, emotional stability and physical vitality. In this Prana Yoga teacher training course, you will learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, breath, sound, concentration, meditation and prayer. Approached in this way, yogic practice becomes a deeply potent healing and transformational path. This training will enable you to become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth, power, and healing effects of your own practice.
This course will include:
Learning to practice and teach 22 basic postures in a deep, safe and healing way
Practicing Prana Yoga together for 1 hour at the beginning of each session
Learning specific breathing techniques and mantras/sounds for each posture
Learning the optimal way to enter the postures for best alignment and safety, including modifications for many different conditions to facilitate healing in yourself and your students
Basic Western and yogic anatomy and physiology, including how prana yoga impacts each part of our physical and subtle bodies
The history and philosophy of yoga, including the study of ancient yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras
Direct experiences of prana in your body through meditation techniques, mantra chanting and specific chakra techniques
3 full-day practice teaching sessions in a safe setting to help you gain confidence as a prana yoga teacher.
We will learn, play and teach together in a relaxed yet focused way. To help keep you in touch with the training between sessions, there will be practice teaching assignments, inspirational and practical reading, journaling of your personal experience and ways to stay in touch with each other. We ask that you agree to practice Prana Yoga at least five days a week during the course to stay in touch with the practice and yourself. Also, in order that we all begin with a basic knowledge of the postures, you must have practiced hatha yoga regularly for at least three months and/or have taken at least six months of weekly classes.
The course will build on whatever form of yoga you are practicing. Yoga teachers and students from all schools and traditions are welcome. Join us for a nine-month journey into the essence of yoga and the healing power of prana. A 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teaching certificate will be given upon completion of course requirements.
Come see our beautiful campus - we meet outside weather permitting. Feel the prana flow! Check out some photos of our home (), and our Facebook page for more: PrincetonYoga
Jeff Migdow, MD, a holistic physician and Reiki master/ practitioner for over 25 years has been the director of the Prana Yoga Teacher Training program since 1997 and was also the director of Kripalu Yoga teacher Training, certifying over 1,500 yoga teachers. He has taught and studied yoga and healing extensively in North and South America, India and Japan. With his profound expertise in yoga practice and scriptures and his knowledge of anatomy and physiology, you will experience and learn a truly complete approach to this ancient and profound discipline.
Marisa Bonfanti, assistant director, is a graduate of the Prana Yoga Teacher Training (2004) and has her own private full-time yoga teaching, yoga therapy, and Thai Yoga Bodywork practice in NYC. She creates safe, nurturing spaces for people to learn, heal, and thrive through body-breath-energy awareness. With more than 1000 hours of training in yoga and energy work and 10 years of leadership practice in the field including guest leader of Prana Yoga Teacher Training, Marisa brings a wide range of experience and expertise as well as a true gift for communicating.
UPCOMING FREE INTROS:
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2018 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Contact us for more information.
School (RYS®) – School Registry #52143
Princeton Yoga is located in Central NJ,, 4 miles north of Princeton, on a scenic 5-acre campus. An easy commute from NYC & Philly