2015 Pranaforce Yoga RYT-200 HOUR

rytlogoThis in-depth, dynamic, and intensive training will empower graduates with a systematic approach and resourceful understanding of the body that will enable the trainees to teach from several different styles of yoga.

Dates of the Program:     Arrival June 28th (welcome dinner)     Graduation July 24th     Departure and Checkout July 25th

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Application Fee $100
*Please note that all application fees are non-refundable regardless of whether or not you are selected for the program

Take a look at last year’s introductory video to this Teacher Training! Please note that Todd Inouye will NOT be leading classes and the dates in this video are antiquated, the program has been revised by Abria Joseph.  —>


For keen students seeking the next level and yoga teachers wanting to immerse fully into the art and skills in the applied arts of the yoga tradition. This program is about deeper understanding, enriching personal practice and gaining new tools enabling creative possibilities in teaching yoga for new and veteran teachers alike.

The facilities are at The Sanctuary on the island of Koh Pangan in Southern Thailand.

Groups are small for deep focus on personal attention… the heart of this inspiring program.

For yoga practitioners with a desire to move deep into their next level of Study enabling abilities to understand the physical matrix of the human form, gain a profound understanding of Eastern Philosophies and their applications to modern life and the teaching of Hatha Yoga practices.

Accreditation: Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level. The training is considered basic entry-level training for anyone aspiring to teach Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, or Hot Yoga classes. Pranaforce Yoga LLC facilitates this training in collaboration with additional partners.  It is the students’ responsibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon succesful completion of the program.

About the Teachers and the Training:

manualsThese life affirming and transforming programs has been developed and will be lead by Abria Joseph,  The founder and director of Pranaforce Yoga located in SF Bay California. Abria brings with him 15 years of practice and 13 years of teaching experience in several yogic traditions. Abria continues to study with some of the most beloved and skilled teachers of asana, philosophy and yoga scholarship.

Having a foundation in this training will enable the student to teach from several different styles of yoga. The training will review a systematic approach and technique of understanding therapeutic movement and the human form. In it’s profound application it will make of many other forms of Hatha yoga including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa / Power Yoga and Hatha Yoga traditions understood and available to teach in simplest form.

Bringing together world class support teachers from the United States and Asia, the program will include the fundamentals of Classical Yoga (Yoga History and Philosophies), in depth understandings of Yoga Asana, Anatomy, Esoteric Anatomy, Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Tantric Studies, Teaching Methodologies, and much more.

As the nature of these modules are presented in progressive fashion they are best assimilated in order however it can be been split in 3 parts to allow access to students and teachers deeply interested in just one immersion for insight and inspiration.

These programs are suitable for dedicated students with a minimum of 1 year of steady consistant practice in any form of Yoga. Finishing these immersions will lead students into deep understandings and the ability to teach basic hatha yoga classes. It is also suitable for anyone interested in taking their practices to the next level regardless of their intention to teach.

DepthCharge Module 1: Prakriti

The Physical Matrix / The Nature of Nature/ Anatomy and Physiology

DepthCharge Module 2: Purusha

Investigation and Relevant Understanding of History + Philosophy of the Eastern Traditions

DepthCharge Module 3: Paramashiva

Refinements and practical application of the Tools of practice and teaching, as well as energetic + esoteric studies


abriateachAbria has beenpracticing yoga in the Bay Area for 17 years, where he began his practice at 16 years old as the captain of the football team in high school. Over the past 17 years, Abria has lived throughout the United States, Italy, Holland, France, Mexico, Nepal, and Thailand, teaching Bikram yoga, as well as a heated vinyasa classes and Synergy(Acro Yoga),which emphasizes and was created more for the therapeutic practice which connects people through communication and playfulness.


PRICES START AT $4950 plus application fee and include tuition, breakfast, shared accommodation, and 3 group dinners
Additional fees not included include: meals outside of breakfast, books, teacher training manual, Yoga Alliance registration and any upgrades to housing

Housing Options: Please note that a limited number of bungalows and houses are available for an additional cost but no discounts will be given should you opt out of the housing provided.

  • $4950- shared dorm room accommodations (shared bath) at Zorba Hall
  • $5500 – private room (shared bath) at Zorba Hall

***Bungalows run about $1350-$1800 USD additional for the month depending on availability and houses are close to $2000 USD

Payment Plans: Payment plans are available for an additional $250 USD

Scholarships: Up to 2 partial scholarships will be awarded for this program in exchange for some assisting during the Teacher Training

We are very pleased to be able to offer this wonderful group space. Set in the sanctuary gardens and on 3 levels it has a 14 bed dormitory room on the top floor, each with a lockable privacy box and shelf space. The main level offers 4 private rooms (1 with en-suite) on the main level and a cute 2 (king) bedded room underneath. This space has 4 bathrooms, 5 shower rooms and communal washing areas with cold water showers
Transportation not included. Travel suggestions provided after receipt of deposit or full payment. Payments are not refundable, but will be considered up to 45 days in advance.  Schedule and Teachers are subject to change without notice.
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