INSPIRED BY TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA & BUDDHISM, WE PROVIDE PERSONALIZED AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON THE 8 LIMBS & TOOLS FOR A SOLID SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Take your yogic philosophy into another level, exploring Yogic Science, Yoga Sutras, and through and comparative studies in Vedanta, Sacred texts, Buddhism and eastern spiritual traditions.
Learn and/or expand your studies and understanding of the ancient science of Hatha Yoga ( Sun, Moon, Fire) & biomechanics of Yin and Yang.
Dive into diverse pranayama practices and feel clear and empowered to share breath rations and breath intentions with your students.
Explore and study advanced anatomy, mind body skills and adjustments, learn its application to asana.
Dive into several Meditation techniques based on Buddhist teachings and learn Neuroscience, how our mind and nervous systems work, Mindfulness theory and techniques and Yoga Nidra.
Study, practice and feel ready to adapt your teachings for different audiences such as prenatal & postnatal, children and teens, injuries, anxiety, mental health, scoliosis, back pain, etc.
Connect with your spiritual path and obtain strong meditation practice, expand in Yoga Nidra practice and teachings!
Under the guidance of a professional psychologist, feeling healed and ready to share from a safe place of heart and be at service to others.
Practice Mantra, chanting, kirtans and explore your inner and outer voice!
Learn the ancient Science of Ayurveda and understand how all the Vayus, Chakras, Koshas and subtle energies influence ourselves, moreover the effects of the asanas on each unique individual.
Engage in lasting and deep connections with other teachers and develop further your yoga career
Learn in depth business and marketing skills to support expanding your Yoga career, creating retreats, workshops, and feel empowered and inspired.
Prepare a personal graduation project to expand your teachings into the next level.
This program is good for
For 200 hr certified teachers who want to take their education to the next level. *Teachers are not required to take the art of teaching module ( where how to teach and basic asana alignment is taught), yet it's available for them.
People who want to become yoga certified teachers will require to take in addition an ART OF TEACHING classes and all asana classes on teaching included in the program.
A basic level of experience in meditation is recommended.
The 3 - 100 hr trainings combine together as 300 hr making you eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500 if you already have your 200 hrs Yoga Alliance YTT , or a 300 hr certified instructor.
Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend the course as all of our teachers are therapists and will focus on Yoga Therapeutics and Injuries.
Our Asana focus is based on traditional Hatha Yoga, (Yin & Yang) and Vinyasa.
We offer additional focus to the science of yoga but more from Buddhist-lineage approach, with in-depth meditation practices and a stronger core of yoga's spiritual aspects.
SAT MODULE 1: Advanced Yoga Skills
* What is yoga
* Advanced Yoga History
* In depth: Patanjali's Ashtanga: The Eight Limbs of Yoga
* Philosophy: The Four Paths of Yoga
* Hatha Yoga Biomechanics for Yang / Sun/ Fire Practices
* Hatha Yoga Biomechanics for Yin / Restorative Practices
* Art of sequencing for Yin and Yang
* Prana, Nadis, Yogic Breathing & Pranayama techniques for Yin & Yang
* Asana Adjustments, modifications and adequate use of props
* Asana principles
* Ancient Yogic Philosophy
*Daily Meditation techniques
* Daily Pranayama techniques
* Daily Asana Practice Yin and /or Yang
* Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
* Mantra & Kirtan
* Anatomy & Physiology
CITT MODULE 2: Self Inquiry
* The path back to self - Advaita Vedanta teachings
* Introduction to Buddhist teachings
* The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
*Meditation theory and practices based on Tibetan Buddhist techniques & Zen Buddhism
* Neuroscience & Our Lymbic System
* Yoga Nidra Training and how to teach & practice
* Mindfulness teachings and practices
* The Multi dimensional layers of self ( Koshas, Vayus and Chakras)
*Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
*Self inquiry and inner work lead by professional therapist
*Shiva/ Shakti Principle
* Online therapy with professional therapist
*Daily Meditation techniques
* Daily Pranayama techniques
* Daily Asana Practice Yin and/or Yang
* Mantra and Kirtan
ANANDA MODULE 3: Mind, Body & Bliss
* Yoga for children and sequencing
* Yoga for Teens and sequencing
* Yoga for Prenatal and Postnatal and sequencing
* Ethics for Yoga Teachers
* Marketing and business
*Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
* The Science and ancient teachings of Ayurveda
* Advanced Asana Workshop
* Theory and application on Bandhas / FCT workshop
* Asana adjustments for Injuries-
*Daily Meditation techniques
* Daily Pranayama techniques
* Daily Asana Practice Yin and/or Yang
* Mantra and Kirtan
* Graduation Project & Practice teaching
A 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification approved by Yoga Alliance will be awarded upon completion of the 3 - 100 hr modules.
WEEKLY CLASSES INCLUDE
Average 6 hour theoretical/practical pre recorded videos Asana practices ( Yin / Hatha, Vinyasa or Kundalini )
* Some Asana practices may include asanas for specific audiences*
15 Minute Meditation instruction for the week
15 Minute Meditation instruction per week
15 Minute Pranayama instruction for the week
15 Minute Mantra practice for the week
1 weekly Online live Zoom session with your lead teacher
1 Homework or weekly assignment
Additional material may also include: readings, material, workshops, movies, videos, guided audios etc.
All classes, lectures and workshops as per indicated in the program prerecorded, and live sessions.
YTT lecture materials and additional videos or reading material for suggested readings
Yoga Alliance 3 -100 hr certification per module
1-1 meetings & support from your lead teacher
1-1 Online therapy session with professional psychologist and inner work during the program
Special workshop and surprise guest teachers!
Sharing with a team of experienced and professional teachers in diverse fields who will guide you along your path with nurturing and loving energy and much humbleness.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Personal internet expenses
Other Suggested books and reading material recommended
Any additional healing treatments, massages, psychological support, transportation or else not included in the program
Wire Transfer or Paypal commission fees
Required Reading material
Cutting through spiritual materialism- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. (Required)
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika- Swami Muktibodhananda (Suggested).
Anatomy trains myofascial meridians - Tom Myers (Suggested)
Ana Lu is native of Costa Rica, a musician and a yoga instructor graduated from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she received her 500hrs certification in 2009-2010. She has also trained in Aerial Yoga in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. and deepened her Yoga studies in India and the west with diverse teachers focusing mainly on Iyengar and Hatha. She currently teaches YTT 200 and 300 hour YTT programs in Bali.
Coming from a musician family, she has been playing piano, guitar and singing since early age. She currently practices bhakti yoga through devotional mantra chanting, kirtan and bhajans. She plays harmonium, guitar and sings.
She is the founder of Pranaluz: Conscious Living- offering classes, workshops, coaching, retreats and conscious yoga travel vacations in diverse parts of the world like Bali, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala and other exotic and sacred destinations.
Analu has an MBA from Costa Rica and a Masters in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University (a Buddhist inspired university) located in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.; where she also had the opportunity to deepen her spiritual practice in meditation, mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism. She has dedicated the last decade of her life to studying self-inquiry through Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism.
Pablo (México/China) 500 EYT
- Anatomy & Yoga
Pablo has a unique combination of knowledge and skills. In Yoga he is an expert in dynamic yoga, yoga therapy, anatomy and adjustments and he has a deep understanding of yoga philosophy. He is also one of the top yoga wall trainers worldwide and one of the few trainers authorized by Larry Schultz to teach Rocket Trainings. He studied in India with Sharat Arora and M.S. Viswanath, fondly known as Masterji. He is a posture expert, has a sports background, has being winner in martial arts competitions, studying anatomy since age 14. Now he is also a Certified Personal Trainer and has a Sports Nutrition and Weight Management Certification. He uses this knowledge to coach his clients into transforming their life and achieving their goals. He is an Advanced Rolfing Structural Integration Therapist that has been mentored by some of the best rolfers alive such as Dr. Peter Schwind. In his practice he is extremely effective and his level of expertise has taken him around the world, giving sessions, education, workshops and courses. Pablo developed a system Therapeutic Alignment Vinyasa (TAV) to teach yoga that not only include the original teachings from Krishnamacharya and the Heart of Yoga, but also integrate principles for posture and movement to make the practice intelligent and effective. His has certified hundreds of students and continues to spread the love for the practice of yoga and awareness to human kind. With a degree in Music by the Arts University of Cuba, he is always passionate, rhythmic, humorous in his way of delivering the knowledge. https://www.rolfbody.com
Manu was born and raised in Costa Rica. He graduated from the School of Psychology at the Universidad de Costa Rica, and received his Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University, a Buddhist inspired university in Boulder, Colorado, where he currently resides with his wife and dog. Passionate about the intersections between body and mind from a psychological perspective, Manu focuses on this functional unity of the mindbody, which is grounded on the premise that what happens in the mind reflects in the body, and vice versa. Manu bases his approach on neuroscience and mindfulness to guide clients towards developing the capacity to better observe themselves, and the interactions of their mindbody; in order to focus, heal, and grow as an integral human being moving towards that which is most fundamental, inspiring, and powerful in their lives. Manu is also a meditation instructor, a student of Buddhism, a musician, and passionate for outdoor sports!
**Guest teachers **
Shivananda ( D.C.Leiro)- Norway/ Bali
Ayurveda and Classical Yogic Philosophy
DC Leiro or Shivananda, is originally from Norway, but he has lived most of his life in Asia, particularly in Bali, He started studying Vedic texts as a young teenager in Norway. Driven by a deeper thirst for Indian philosophy and yoga, he moved to the United States in his early twenties to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute. It was there he met Hart de Fouw (2000) who later became his Jyotish teacher for over a decade. The last 4 years DC has been a student under Pandit Sanjat Rath from a traditiona family linegae of astrologers from Puri, Orissa. DC Leiro bridges his western upbringing and the doctrine of Indian philosophy, to offer a unique approach to deliver chart readings with his inspections.
Sree Devi Bringi- India/USA.
Sanscrit, Hinduism and Indian philosophy
She is a native of South India where she received formal training in yoga, meditation, Sanskrit, and Hindu religious and spiritual traditions. As a retired faculty member in Yoga Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, Sreedevi offers invited classes and workshops at yoga festivals , YTT courses, and yoga centers on topics such as yoga nidra meditation, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Sacred Sanskrit for spiritual practice, yoga philosophy, Goddess traditions of India, Shiva-Shakti Tantra and sacred Indian texts. She has been co-teaching a course for the online Hanuman Academy on the “Five Elements of Yoga”, and has presented for a few years at the Hanuman Festival, Moksha Festival, and at the Grand Valley Yoga Festival. She has also participated in several interviews and inter-faith panel discussions on yoga-related topics through the Shambhala Mountain Center, Naropa University, the Legacy Foundation, and other spiritual /religious organizations and venues. With graduate degrees in Chemistry, Atmospheric sciences, and Environmental Education, Sreedevi likes to infuse scientific perspectives into ancient Vedanta-Yoga-Tantra teachings and practices. Her prior teaching careers in Chemistry and Science Education have been at the public school, community college and university levels in Fort Collins, Colorado. In a newly published textbook entitled, “Beacons of Dharma”, Sreedevi has written an invited chapter about Amma, the charismatic ‘hugging saint’ of India, including the 3 paths of yoga, and the shakti principle.
Claudia Gallo- Costa Rica
Hatha/Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra
Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Claudia has spent the last ten years of her life travelling and working around the world. She did her first 200 hrs Teacher training in India at Himalaya Yoga Valley in 2011 and her 300 hrs was completed in 2017 in New York at Yoga Works. She has deepened her practice traveling around Southeast Asia and USA taking workshops and other trainings constantly. She has been a full- time yoga teacher for the past 4-5 years. She’s also worked as a studio manager in Kuala Lumpur and organizes her own yoga events and wellness and adventure retreats around the globe.
Laura Borel- Switzerland/Chile
Laura is half Swiss and Chilean, Laura was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. At an early age she arrived in Costa Rica where she spent her youth and adolescence. From a young age she was always interested in meditative practices. Which led her to belong to meditation groups and to study the Kabala. In 2007 he began practicing Vinyassa yoga. In 2009 she moved to Europe to pursue a master's degree in Adult Education and community development, which allowed her to learn about the practice of Kundalini Yoga and practice it intensively since 2011. During that time she discovered her motivation to help others, and for this Reiki learned Reiki and completed levels I and II. In 2012 she decided to take the 2-year training program to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and she studied and obtained the certificate endorsed by “International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association” of the international program “The Aquarius Teacher” of KRI (Kundalini Research Institute ). In 2012, parallel to the Kundalini Yoga studies, she learned the Sat Nam Rasayan healing technique, obtaining the first level certification and starting the first year of the second level.
Since then he has continued with his studies of this healing technique, participating in the workshops that Master Guru Dev Singh has offered in different cities around the world. Currently, he also offers remote healing sessions using the Sat Nam Rasayan technique and online Kundalini Yoga classes and personal transformation workshops in the different cities he visits. His Kundalini Yoga Bamidele studio is completely online, and offers daily live online sessions and on-demand videos of various kriyas, series, pranayamas and meditation that allow people to achieve: peace of mind, vitality, emotional balance and awareness of being . “Currently his Kundalini Yoga Bamidele studio is completely online, and he offers daily live online sessions and on-demand videos of various practices of kriya yoga, pranayama and meditation that allow people to achieve: peace of mind, vitality, balance emotional and awareness of being. "
Megan Nelson- United States- Pranaluz Graduate
Inversions- Advanced Asana Workshop
Megan is a 500 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher who’s eclectic style of movement play is multifaceted and designed to support your unique journey. Equipped with over 600 hours of training with professionals from the Himilayan Mountains of India to the Jungles of Costa Rica, Megan is eager to share with you her learning in yoga, movement, mindfulness and meditation practices. Her deeply held belief in lifelong learning means that she is constantly expanding on and adapting her knowledge base to suit the needs of a diverse group of individuals. A decade of experience in teaching high school biology and anatomy has also given her a strong understanding of body anatomy, teaching and research-based practices, which she integrates into her movement classes.
Having been involved in athletics from a young age, movement has always provided Megan with a means of challenging the self-perceived limits of our own potential. While this experience has equipped her to learn to push herself and others physically and mentally to meet goals, her 7 year yoga practice has shown her a more balanced approach: Where we achieve a balance of effort and ease that allows us challenge ourselves, create a deeper sense of body/mind awareness and take that information into our lives for positive transformation. Through her diverse array of training, Megan has learned that there is a beautiful balance that can be found in the diversity of schools of movement and contemplative practices from around the world. Her intention is always to hold a safe place for you to tap into deeper levels of somatic awareness while moving in ways that are safe and accessible for your own body. No matter the goal or intention you may have within your movement practice, Megan is passionate about curating an experience that facilitates your personal journey.
What our students are saying about this course:
This training went beyond my expectations and filled my heart and soul with love and knowledge. Analu and Jono are amazing individuals with so much to share and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from them. This program has been well thought out and the exciting amount of knowledge presented was well received with the amount of time given throughout the training. Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica is a magical place and to have been able to live there for 5 weeks left me feeling loved and at home. The staff and owners are just as magical and beautiful as the lodge itself. They will go above and beyond for you making sure you feel right at home! If you are looking to further your own personal practice or to better yourself as a teacher I highly recommend this course. - Paula DiGiuseppe, Canada
I did my 300 teacher training with Pranaluz in Costa Rica and I can recommend it 100%. First, it was a beautiful environment, the teachers were experienced, helpful and supportive during Classes, gave me so much knowledge and inspiration that I an work with it the next year. I learned a lot about myself & life and light and darkness, breath and meditation and our body. Thanks for everything- Irini Hatzipanagiotou, Germany.
It can be really hard to know what course to go for when looking for a yoga teacher training. There are so many options out there. I followed intuition and decided to take my 300 hour YTT woth pranaluz in Costa Rica and it was INCREDIBLE! I Have been teaching yoga for some years and so can be a challenging customer as I really know what and how I want things! This course was so well structured with fantastic teachers, people who live and breathe what they teach. it was structured in a way that Analu knew what we would need and when, both as students and from an emotional perspective. She brings in a great variety of teachers from all over the world. I highly recommend this course. I left feeling empowered.and prepared for my.next steps, having had a project to prepare and present as part of our assessment. - Rachael Burns, England
I did my 300 Hour in Costa Rica with Pranaluz and it was one of the best life decisions I have made! Analu teaches from the heart and I felt so held and supported through the whole experience. It was a perfect place and time to do some self-exploration and Analu and Jono's holistic and spiritual understanding makes this experience all the more richer. I left this training feeling more confident in myself as a teacher, and like I had begun to shift some old issues that I had going on emotionally and physically. A transformative experience I will never forget. - Stephanie Courcy- Hughes.
I did my 300YTT with Pranaluz in Bali and it was an amazing experience both physically and spiritually. I loved most of the lectures, program was really well tailored, filling up all the areas that you would need to know as a yoga teacher. This training helped me discover my interest in meditation and spirituality for which I will be forever grateful! Both of our lead teachers were amazing - beautiful Analu showing us magic of Bhakti yoga, always being there for us and Jonathan guiding us through secrets of meditation techniques! I would recomment this training to all the yoga teachers who would like to take their experience to the next level. With love, Magdalena Janik, Poland
After doing my 300 hour YTT with Pranaluz in Bali I found that I not only grew into a stronger, more confident teacher but also as a person. I was encouraged to explore new ways of teaching including ques, sequencing and finding confidence in teaching more advanced asanas. The knowledge surrounding anatomy and philosophy was in depth and and extremely well presented. I find meditation a tricky thing to teach, even after my 200 hour YTT, but after Pranaluz I have so many techniques to share and am much more comfortable in the language to use when teaching others. Not to mention how deep my own practice has become! Each and every teacher at Pranaluz has a certain magic to them. Analu, Jono, Katia and everyone they choose work with care deeply about what they do and are experts at it. They are an endless source of love and support as they help you jump to the next level as a teacher. I cannot recommend this course enough!!!- Nat Jefferis, Australia
Beautiful training - i had the amazing opportunity to assist in this teacher training and i have nothing but praise for the way the training was conducted. Everything was explained in detail and the teachers shared personal experiences so we had a better insight and awareness- Practical and theory classes combined with extra activities were helpful in understanding that being a yoga teacher comes with great responsability but is also a rewarding job. Thank you Ana Lu for this opportunity - Madalina Statoae, Rumania/ Austria
I did my 300 hour YTT with Pranaluz and it was absolutely amazing! Everything from asana to philosophy to meditation to the people and the place was incredible. The teachers have a wealth of knowledge but more importantly, they are loving, kind, and genuine. I wish I could go back and do it all again. - Diane Martori
Analu has directed a holistic YTT programme direct from her heart. Her passion to share her knowledge & experience is infectious. I have Analu’s voice beside me now as I go on and teach others, from the heart also. The course is not easy, it will challenge you physically, emotionally, mentally (both physiologically and intellectually). BUT what is for sure: you will see, learn, experience & grow as an individual & as a teacher. There is also a lot of support from the whole Pranaluz team to help you through your journey on the course and beyond it. And.... as for your teaching portfolio - there is so much variety of content that you will be able to learn additional styles and skills to expand yourself further. Learning what is your own strengths within the yoga sphere and how you can apply your own individual touch. Much love to the team!! What are you waiting for??? Now is the time to start this journey!! - Naomi Givans, UK.
My 300hrs YTT with Pranaluz was wonderful! This training brought my teaching to another level. I enjoyed the variety of philosophy, meditation, asana, pranayama and the special workshops! The training was well planed, the teachers have been very knowledgeable and full of love! - Valeria Moser, Switzerland
I am so happy that after searching for a long time for the right place to future my studies as a yoga teacher, that I chose Pranaluz. Every aspect of the module that I completed resonated strongly with me. The philosophy, mediation, anatomy and asana components were all authentic and comprehensive. All of the teachers are very experienced, open minded and grounded. Analu is an intuitive and natural born teacher with years of varied experience to support her vast knowledge. She has a great focus on alignment to suit individuals in asana and a wealth of knowledge in many areas. You will love her straight away! Matahi has such a rich history of life and spirituality that he is able to share from the heart with humour and passion. Katya is an astounding soul who will gently guide and support you. My heart was opened and my mind and expectations blown away. This next level of yoga teacher training is holistic and will deepen your knowledge of yoga as well as helping you to grow as a person. I’m looking forward to studying with Pranaluz again as soon as I can. -Sheridan de Lacy, Australia
”Analou is the single most beautiful and unique yoga teacher I have ever had the honour to practice with. Her way of inspiring people is genuine and pure – which is exactly what you want embarking on your own journey within the mesmerizing world of yoga. Analou will guide you with love and compassion, even through the rough times she will bring the light back within you.” - Emilie Nyman, Norway
I met Ana Lou at my past YTT in Bali and had her as my main Teacher, where she kept surprising me with how kind and strong one person can be all at the same time. When Ana Lou used to stand in front of the class room you could feel her sheer presence in every single corner of the whole room! She has this amazing beautiful soft energy that lifts you up by just being in her presence. What was most important to me was that Ana Lou thought how to be balanced in myself, she is the perfect example for a well balanced person, I have never met anyone that is so soft and kind but also so strong and passionate! Ana Lou is the best Yoga Teacher I had so far, she has a wonderful way of teaching, a always listening ear and caring shoulder for her students. If you are thinking of taking part in a YTT and becoming a Yoga Instructor I highly suggest you Pranaluz YTT, starting of your Yoga Journey with Ana is the best thing you can do! - Maya Grella, Austria
Analu introduced me to the beautiful gift of Kirtan; a great way to connect with yourself. Ever since then, I have been missing those Kirtans with her.- Denise Smith- Germany
Analu is an exceptional yoga teacher. She will patiently and graciously impart her knowledge and experience, and holds an immense passion both for yoga itself and also for the growth and well-being of her students. It is hard to put into words how much we flourished during the 200 hour TT. I always looked forward to her classes knowing there was something new she would teach me. I still carry her lessons with me today, 18 months later. - Katya Fenton, England
Analu is an incredible yoga teacher. I’ve learnt so much more with her than I ever expected. Her passion for yoga and for the most ancient Buddhism and Hinduism teachings is contagious. Analu has the ability to guide you through your own yoga journey with an open heart, feeling supported and confident that you will grow, at your own pace. -Vanessa Marques, Portugal
Here are answered some frequently asked questions:
How can I get a refund?
Your deposit is Non refundable. However we are happy to refund the remaining balance of this retreat in accordance to our terms and conditions form. ( varies from retreat to retreat). Please inquiry more about the amount reimbursed by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org . DEPOSIT is transferable to any of our next training programs.
What happens next?
As you book your retreat you will receive a confirmation and Welcome Package document and the course curriculum. You will also be given a login to access the material later on and incorporated into the training group platforms.
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How often do you ran this course?
We do it two times a year, one in Bali, Indonesia ( Aug-Sep), and one in Costa Rica ( March-April). Due to COVID- we are running it online now, next available online course is January 2021 (but is dependent on Yoga Alliance allowing more online trainings). Currently Online trainings are allowed if scheduled until the end of year.
How long do I have access to the course?
Your teaching material will be available for you: any videos, reading material, the manual provided and any lectures provided during the course.
Why should I buy this course instead others?
Unlike other trainings, our program offers you a unique spiritual experience. We offer a holistic and integral perspective on Yoga, which includes meditation, mindfulness and a spiritual approach beyond the body and the physical benefits of the practice. We focus on a whole transformational experience from inside out.