300 HR Sattva Vinyasa Level 1 Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.

Begins September 18th

For 200 hour Foundational graduates or equivalent from another approved yoga alliance school. 

Deepen your practice. Engage your community as a professional yoga teacher in this level 1 Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Training.

Yoga Alliance and IAYT accredited.

Live. Deepen. Inspire.

To apply, please fill out the online form below. For more information or questions, contact admissions@pranayogainstitute.com.

Pranayoga Institutes’s 300-hour Sattva yoga teacher training, is an advanced training course to continue building your expertise and embodiment of the holistic study of yoga. Sattva Vinyasa® is a system of vinyasa yoga(meaning specific instruction) that is inspired from the principles of Tantra, Somatic Movement, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Prana Vinyasa. Vani’s 20 + years of research and personal practice has gone into this program as well as 500 hours of ayurveda training, 3 year internship into yoga therapy, anatomy, and 10 years of teaching experience. Unlike other forms of asana in the west, Sattva Vinyasa has the foundation of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda at the heart of the formula for meeting students where they are, weather it is an adaptive chair class or working with advanced students and injuries they may have incurred along the path, or being able to offer step by step instruction to help them achieve their goals.

The 300-hour Sattva yoga teacher training serves the yoga teacher in deepening their studies of yogic philosophy along with their ability to embody the information learned in their 200 hour foundational courses on a deeper level of tradition and sadhana, as well as the ability for weaving it into their lives.

Cultivate seamless practice of living, inspiration, and creativity as well as a practical approach for householders passionate about transforming themselves and others. Learn the art of being a sustainable vinyasa teacher, teaching to all seasons of life, and deepening your knowledge of philosophy, anatomy of healthy movement, sequencing for purpose, therapeutic asana, and the individuality of ayurveda and yoga therapy foundation.

Through this program you will:

  • Have Deeper connection to self and others
  • More enthusiasm, less burnout
  • Knowledge in diverse systems of Tantra, Ayurveda, Vinyasa Krama & Therapeutic Movement
  • Knowledge of Subtle & Physical Systems that can be applied to group classes, privates, and therapeutic sessions.
  • An authentic understanding of Yoga as a seamless lifestyle
  • Ability to take your students to a deeper level of healing and wholeness.
  • Embodiment as a teacher rather than an instructor.
  • Ability to register with the yoga alliance as a 500 RYT.
  • Foundations into yoga therapy and adaptive group classes(to enter into the Sattva Therapy Program)

Through the practice of yoga we can rest in ourselves that which is the truth of our existence.

– Dani “Vani”

The Curriculum

This module program consists of a 10 module weekend Core Curriculum, Mentorship, and Elective Coursework. Electives are fulfilled through independent study of master teacher workshops and trainings (not included in the tuition). Mentorship is held through lead Sattva Vinyasa Embodied teachers. Students in the 300 hr program may be eligible to receive transfer credits for electives taken at other locations. (transfer fee of 5.00/credit hour will apply).

Core Curriculum

10 weekend modules: Saturday 9:15am-5:15pm, Sunday 9:15am-5:15pm + Raja Yoga Retreat or Embodied Living Online Course with Vani.

 Core Modules Include

  • Raja Yoga Retreat
  • Vedanta Meditation and Pranayama
  • Structural Yoga Anatomy 1
  • Ayurveda for Balanced Living. An Intro to Ayurveda
  • Tantra Yoga and Somatic Movement
  • Sattva Vinyasa Immersion: Adapt, Accommodate, Adjust
  • Adaptive Yoga: Chair Therapeuticss
  • Ayurveda and Yoga: Sattva Vinyasa practices for dosha imbalance
  • The Art of Relationship: Ethics and Private Sessions
  • Yoga Therapy Defined: Lineage, Models, and Foundations
  • Chakraology-Elemental Vinyasa Prana Flows and Subtle Body Anatomy

Pranayoga Mentorship

Tuition includes 2 (1 hour) mentoring ongoing support, and supervised practice teaching sessions. Mentoring weekly as you complete your private sessions and adaptive group class. Mentoring includes assisting, developing classes and private work, workshops and dharma projects.

Elective Coursework

50 hours master teacher elective hours(additional cost) through sattva vinyasa teachers. Additional cost of $500-$1000

(If going into the Sattva Therapy Yoga Therapy Program the continuing education covers these hours. Applications must be submitted when registering.


Dates may be subject to change.

2021/2022 Dates

September 18-19 Yoga Therapy Defined

October 2-3 The Art of Relationship: Ethics and Private Sessions

November 6-7 Sattva Vinyasa Immersion: Adapt, Accommodate, Adjust

2022 Dates

January 8-9  Ayurveda For Balanced Living: Intro to Ayurveda

February 5-6 Ayurveda and Yoga: Sattva Vinyasa Practices for Dosha Imbalances

April 30th-May 1 Structural Yoga Therapy I

June 4-5 Therapeutics: The Adaptive Class

July 16-17 Vedanta Meditation and Pranayama

August 6-7 Chakraology: Subtle Body Anatomy

September 17-18 Tantra and Somatic Movement

October/November Raja Yoga Retreat (TBA)

Sample Training Schedule: Friday-Sunday 9:15am-5:15pm

Example of what a training day may look like.
Time Sessions
9:15 – 10:45 am Yoga Practices
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Lecture & Presentation
12:15 – 1:45 pm Lunch Break/Discussion
1:45 – 5:15 pm Teaching Lab, Practice, Closing Lecture, Feedback, Questions and Homework

Tuition+Time to Complete

Tuition: $3,750 ( includes $150 application and deposit fee)

Tuition is good for core curriculum modules for 24 months, to take missed modules or retake modules as an assistant of Sattva Vinyasa for additional study.

Deposit and Registration Fee. 150.00

Pay In Full Tuition: $3150+150 Deposit and Registration fee

Payment Plan Available.(300.00/month for 12 months + $150 deposit/registration fee) Enrollment is good for one year following the payment plan ending date for making up missed modules or re-taking as an assistant of serve.teach.transform. The 300 hour advanced training must be completed within 2 years.

To Apply: Fill out the online application below.

Q & A:

What if I miss a module? The program is set up for flexibilty. Though structure and self directive study we have planned the modules in advance but give you access to the program for 2 years so that the module will be scheduled each year. You can come once per month and finish within a year or if you have to miss a few you have access to the program for two years, and can complete it at a more leisurely pace.

How long should I wait after the 200 hour? You no longer have to wait! This is a question I never asked my teachers knowing I had to have all they could give me in the wisdom of yoga tradition. We now have a continuous 500 hour program that begins with entry into the 200 hour spring program or you can begin 6 months after completing the fall training.

How much homework will I have? Most of the work is done in community with our weekend modules Over the 1-2 year program you will have some suggested reading, yoga teaching through your personal dharma project, an anatomy paper, and Final Report. The pacing of the program is not as intensive as the 6 month foundational course and can be applied directly to embodying the information that you received in your 200 hour training.

Why would I need a 500 hour training? Even in one of the highest quality 200 hour training programs in the midwest, there is only so much you can learn and assimilate in a 6-12 month period. A 500 hour certification gives you the practice to embody yoga on a deeper level and become a teacher rather than a great instructor. The flexibility in our program allows householders a choice in what inspires you as a teacher as well as a student, and how you learn this art and science best, while providing a chance for you to stay inspired, supported, and ignited on your path. The 500 hour program provides an opportunity to prevent burnout by staying in the “student mind” as well as deepening and embodying the information started upon in foundational programs. Upon completion you will be a sustainable yoga teacher with experience in somatics, adaptive yoga, tantra, vinyasa and ayurveda and the ability to apply it in real world relationships.

Pranayoga Advanced Teacher Training Director & Adjunct Teachers

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Dani “Vani” McGuire
E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, IAYT, Ayurvedic Health Educator

Vani has practiced yoga since 1995, having studied Integral, Tantric and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and Prana Flow Vinyasa. Her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. Using both life and practice as a way of inspiring self awakening, love, and devotion. She is author of Beginner and Beyond: A Hatha Yoga Practice, available on itunes; columnist for elephantjournal.com, and founder of PranaYoga School of Yoga and Holistic Health, and PranaYoga Foundation. Dani leads teacher trainings and workshops at conferences and studios around the world.

Jenny Sevika Young E-RYT500, IAYT, YACEP, LMT
Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010 but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun to discover a quieter mind. She became RYT 200 certified through Prana School of Yoga and Health in 2012 as well as Thai Massage from Thai Body Work in 2012. She became ERYT 500 certified in 2015, and a Certified International Yoga Therapist in 2017. As a teacher, she sees each student as whole. She strives to create a supportive environment in which each student can safely experiment in uncovering the beauty and joy that reside within the heart of each of us. This support can include traditional yoga therapy, massage therapy, and a synergistic blend of the two. She is a perpetual student and is furthering her yogic and massage studies on the pelvic floor and myofascial release.

Julia Haller, IAYT, 

Julia Haller Sattva VInyasa Embodied™ Teacher Trainer, Mentor, Yoga Therapist
Julia is a yoga therapist who has been serving the Fort Wayne area for the past 5 years. She is a certified yoga therapist through IAYT as well as a 500 hour registered teacher. In 2012 she enrolled in her first teacher training with Vani McGuire at Pranayoga Institute of Yoga and Health and received her teaching certifications in Sattva Vinyasa in 2015 and Sattva Therapy in 2017.

Julia enjoys working one on one with clients using the tools of yoga to help them reach their health and wellness goals. Using awareness, movement, breath, concentration and relaxation practices allows her to serve clients with structural issues, anxiety and depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and cancer. Her aim with each session is to create space for the client to connect to themselves, and deepen their understanding of the healing potential within.

For more information including course structure and tuition download the 500 RYS Teacher Training Program Description. To apply please download the 500 RYS Teacher Training Program Application.

“Just like most important subjects in life, the more you learn about yoga, the more you realize there is to know.  200 hour training introduced me to yoga philosophies and teachings, but 500 hour helped me to begin to embody them.  Going straight from 200 hour training to 300 hour training helped me to fill in some blanks, as well as inspire and help me along with my first year as a yoga teacher.  Plus I couldn’t pass up the chance to study further with Vani.  It is Vani’s background and origin as a yoga therapist that provides for the most beneficial yoga teacher trainings.  I didn’t fully understand the importance of this basis until recently comparing different programs and teachers that did not focus so much on the significance of alignment, the role of yoga in healing, and the philosophy of compassion.  Not only learning from Vani as a teacher through lectures and in-class studies, but simply following her pranaflow yoga practice will shift your mentality and enhances your awareness of what it really means to be a healer and an inspiration to all of your students.”-Stella, Cincinnati

“200 hour teacher training helped me unpack emotionally, to be present for students with a basic set of asanas for healthy people.   When I started teaching, I encountered a whole range of people who because of dis-ease, either physically or emotionally, could not find peace with basic asana.  Yoga is body, mind and soul healing practice and can meet people wherever they enter the path.  The 300 hour training has given me a full color pallet of tools to meet each student where they enter.  The pace of monthly classes gave me time to incorporate the teachings into my classes and time to explore the many paths of yoga.  Dani is a teacher’s guru.  She is an inspired teacher who has a passion for learning herself and a gift for holding space for others.  She has encourage me to explore where my heart leads.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn more within the wonderful jewel of the healing Pranayoga community. “-Jenny, Fort Wayne


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