200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoganand Michael Carroll will be offering another 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Jai! for 2013/2014.

Yoganand Michael Carroll

Yoganand Michael Carroll has been recognized as a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of the Kripalu approach to yoga, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distil and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Radiant Well-being Yoga Center in North Augusta, South Carolina. 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.







PranakriyaTM 200hr Basic Yoga Teacher Training Program

Our Yoga Teacher Training program is for yoga practitioners who have a love for yoga born out of practice. We help these practitioners develop the skills needed to share yoga with students as professional teachers.

You must meet the following requirements to take our program:

  • At least two years of yoga practice (at least six months of classes with a certified instructor.)
  • The ability to demonstrate an experiential understanding of yoga practice and its benefits.

The training is taught in nine intensive weekends, and class size is limited to 18 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework, and prepare for assigned practice teach sessions. A cap of 18 students is conducive to an interactive student/teacher relationship.

In the first half of the program students will learn an effective methodology for teaching postures and pranayamas (breathing exercises). They will learn 25 postures and five pranayamas that are appropriate for beginning level students. In the second half of the program they will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduating teachers are prepared to teach in a variety of settings.

All sessions of each weekend must be attended and full participation in each session is required.

Session times are:

  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Weekends of:

  • 11/22/13
  • 12/13/13
  • 1/24/14
  • 2/7/14
  • 2/28/14
  • 3/21/14
  • 4/25/14
  • 5/9/14
  • 5/30/14
  • Tuition for this program is $3,250 to be paid in full by 11/22/13. Early bird rate of $3,250 if paid by September 24. (no refunds)
  • Students are also required to purchase the book Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain, Eastland Press.
  • During the training each participant is required to take 15 classes from a variety of certified teachers and fill out an observation form after each class. The cost of these classes is in addition to the tuition.

The program is taught by Yoganand Michael Carroll, ERYT-500. Some sessions may be led by other Pranakriya program directors or teachers. Pranakriya Basic 200-hour YTT is registered with the Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds all its requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs.

PranakriyaTM 500hr Professional Level Yoga Teacher Training Program

Our 500-hour program is taught as 10 modules. Each module is approximately 4.5 day courses (The total training time per program is 35 hours).

There is no application procedure or fees to start our 500-hour program, and students do not need to take the courses in any specific order. After completing an approved 200-hour yoga teacher training, you may take the 10 courses as we rotate through them. After finishing each course you will receive a letter of completion. When you have completed your 10 courses you may register with us as a Pranakriya Professional Level Yoga Teacher. There is a $50 registration fee to review your letters and issue your certificate. With this certificate you may register with the Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour graduate of a Registered Yoga School. We welcome teachers and students from other traditions who wish to take courses in our training for personal enrichment or CEUs. Many of our courses are appropriate for student practitioners. Some involve practice teach exercises or discussions on teaching methodology and participation in these courses is restricted to graduates of a Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher training.All contact hours are with Yoganand Michael Carroll, ERYT-500, or other approved Pranakriya program directors. The Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga program is taught by a licensed physical therapist.

Program Titles:

  • Teaching Meditation for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Understanding the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Advanced Asana 1 for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Advanced Asana 2 for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Advanced Asana 3 for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Advanced Asana 4 for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Understanding the Bhagavad Gita
  • Advanced Pranayama for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers
  • Spiritual Doorways: Swami Kripalu’s Approach to Asana
  • Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga
Upcoming Program Descriptions:


Teaching Meditation for Pranakriya Teachers: October 17-21

In ancient times, yoga schools had a rich meditation practice that has been lost in many modern traditions. Some yoga schools today turn to Buddhism for meditation if they teach it at all. This program will explore the many stages and techniques of yoga meditation. We will start with the most ancient forms from which Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain meditation have sprung. After learning these techniques we will explore how they can be incorporated into a modern practice and taught to our students.

Cash or check only.
Thursday, Oct 17 6-9pm
Friday, Oct 18 9-5pm
Saturday, Oct 19 9-5pm
Sunday, Oct 20 9-5pm
Monday, Oct 21 9-4pm


The Universe Inside the Body of a Yogi: A Journey into the Chakras, Granthis and Nadis: November 1-3

(20 hours) Ancient texts of Hatha Yoga state that inside the body of the yogi are mountains, valleys, oceans, and rivers; the moon and stars move in that inner space.When practice took ancient seekers deep inside, they encountered an amazing world beyond rational thought. They used symbols to map this inner journey and, over time, those symbols became the esoteric Chakras, Granthis, and Nadis of medieval Hatha Yoga.Come and see what you find when you shine the light of Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, and Mudra into your inner world and look closely through the eyes of meditation. Come and practice as the ancient yogis did, using Hatha Yoga rituals to remove the obstacles to inner experience.

Cash or check only.
Friday, November 1 6pm- 9pm
Saturday, November 2 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 3 9am-5pm


Advanced Asana II: November 4-8

Bring variety, balance, and strength to your yoga classes by learning how to teach 80 advanced asanas. During this in-depth training we will explore optimal alignment, modifications, props, assists, and variations.

Cash or Check Only.