300 Hour YTT

300 HOUR
ADVANCED
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

INSTRUCTORS

Devon Sweeney

Devon Sweeney, E-RYT 500 is a dedicated movement alchemist and yogini. Her deep connection to her primary teacher, Shiva Rea, planted her roots in the Krishnamacharyan lineage. Devon teaches yoga as an integrated art of living in rhythm with the intelligent flow of nature. As a student and teacher of energetic vinyasa, she cultivates meditation through form and fluidity. Facilitating intentional asana-based embodiment practices, she encourages presence through recognition of cyclical patterns in movement and thought.

Jeremy Wolf

Jeremy's interest in mind and body began with martial arts, and later meditation became his doorway into yoga. He received his initial yoga certification in India in Classical Yoga and has completed his 500hr certification through Rod Stryker's school of ParaYoga. He is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, reiki master, meditation and yoga nidra instructor, with certifications and formal training in the Bihar, Himalayan, iRest and Amrit methods of Yoga Nidra. His trainings seek to embody the richness and holistic practice of yoga's deeply spiritual origin.

Hosted by Prana

Vinyasa Denver

Our 300 hour advanced teacher training program is an inclusive community of unique and creative teachers and students of living yoga. We will learn to teach and practice the integrative embodied pathways of energy-based yoga practices, with core modules inspired by Hatha Yoga + the Prana Vinyasa methodology that has evolved from Shiva Rea’s interpretation and teaching of the Krishnamacharyan perspective, modern somatics, tantra, Bhakti, and Ayurveda.

Our program teaches energetic alignment and a connection to the breath, mental posture, and the physical body to enable sustainable and evolutionary embodiment of asana + sadhana in your body on the yoga mat and in the body of your life. This program integrates the wisdom of natural rhythm inside and outside of the body to awaken a connection to sacred inner flow while cultivating presence in the macrocosm of our lives. Each teacher is encouraged to build their ideal full spectrum of education combining core modules and short electives spanning many modalities approved by your trainers including Iyengar Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra,  Classical Yogic Philosophy, Yin Yoga and more.

How It Works

  1. Apply for our 300 Hour program (Click Here or Below)
  2. Connect with your studio team and receive welcome materials and have an orientation call.
  3. Choose your pathways of study and register individually for each module: Complete at least 4 Core Modules within 2 years. Required Core Modules include: Embodying Prana Vinyasa + Elemental Vinyasa
  4. Accumulate 270 training hours and 30 practice hours at YCD within 2 years at your pace using electives and core modules – track your hours with the studio team.
  5. Complete your training with final assignments and teaching demo!

Required Assistant Weekend: All 300 hour students are required to apprentice/assist a 200 hour weekend. You will sign up for one of the weekends in our Spring or Fall 200 hour weekends with Devon and Jeremy. Depending on the weekend, this will fulfill 14 or 21 hours of your elective credits. You may assist up to 2 weekends. The cost of assisting 1 weekend is $150 for 2 days (14 elective Hours) & $225 for 3 days (21 elective hours). Prior to your assist weekend, you will receive instructions for your weekend of assisting, mentorship, and immersive study with your teacher trainers. 

Apply for the 300 Hour Training! Click the link below to get the ball rolling. We will contact you to follow up and answer any additional questions you may have and to help guide you on your hearts path.
Connect with your studio team and receive welcome materials and have an orientation call
Choose your pathways of study and register individually for each module: Complete at least 4 Core Modules within 2 years. Required Core Modules include: Embodying Prana Vinyasa + Elemental Vinyasa​
Accumulate 270 training hours and 30 practice hours at YCD within 2 years at your pace using electives and core modules - track your hours with the studio team.​

Glow and show your gifts with a teaching demo! You'll Complete your training with final assignments and show the world what you've learned​

TIMELINE

300 Hour Core Modules – 2023

Overview

Module

Dates

Times

Hours

Pricing

Advanced Subtle Body

w/ Devon & Jeremy

Jan 7+8

Jan 21+22

Feb 4+5

Sat + Sun

11am-6pm

40 Hours

$560 Early Bird til December 21

$600 Full Module

REQUIRED CORE MODULE

Embodying Prana Vinyasa

w/ Devon & Zaidy

Mar 10, 11+12

Mar 24, 25+26

April 7, 8+9

April 21, 22+23

Fridays
7-9:30pm

Saturdays 10:00am-6:30pm

Sundays 10:00am-6:30pm

80 Hours

$1,008 Early Bird till Feb 5

$1,108 Full Module

REQUIRED CORE MODULE

Elemental Vinyasa: Embodying the Power of Nature

w/ Devon & Zaidy

*Required Core Module

May 19, 20+21

June 2, 3+4

Fridays 5:00-9:30pm

Saturdays 10:00am-6:30pm

Sundays 10:00am-6:30pm

40 Hours

$560 Early Bird til Mar 21

$600 Full Module

Movement Alchemy – Somatics, Anatomy, and Embodied Philosophy

w/ Devon

Sept 15, 16+17

Sept 29, 30 +

Sunday Oct 1

Fridays 7-9:30pm

Saturdays 10:30am-7:00pm

Sundays 10:30am-7:00pm

40 Hours

$560 Early Bird til August 16

$600 Full Module

Lunar Arts Immersion: Yin and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Devon and Jeremy

Oct 28+29

Nov 11+12

Nov 18+19

TIMES TBD

60 Hours

 

CORE MODULES

Trainees must complete 2 Required Core Modules* and 2 additional Core Modules of their choice – ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE MINIMUM 4 CORE MODULES IN THE 2 YEAR PERIOD.

Required Core Modules for our 300Hr YTT include:

    • Embodying Prana Vinyasa + Elemental Vinyasa
    • We will host these 2 Required Core Modules Every Year

Other Core Modules: Advanced Subtle Body, Movement Alchemy

 

Advanced Subtle Body

40 Hours

Jan 7+8

Jan 21+22

Feb 4+5

Saturdays 11am-6pm

Sundays 10-5pm (includes Devon’s 10am Sunday class)

$560 Early Bird til December 21, 2023

$600 Full Module 

Join Devon and Jeremy for an in-depth exploration of the Subtle body in life and practice. Yogic science illustrates an elaborate body of prana (energy) that is the framework for our physical body and the medium between mind and body. By working with and applying some of the fundamental models of practice, we can expand the potential for healing and well-being on every level.  We will explore many concepts of our subtle anatomy including: The Pancha Vayus, Koshas, HaTha/Solar-Lunar Energetics, Maha Guna, Nadis, the Chakra System, Granthi, Swara Yoga, Rasa Theory, and the Tri-Sharira, and the Tri-Dosha.  This comprehensive study of the subtle energy body will allow us to understand its key functions, how we can interact with it, and how we can influence it in order to restore balance and vitality.  Learning this language of prana will also enable us to refine our use of the many tools of yoga to accelerate the potential for transformation while strengthening our awareness of the subtle in the realms of both personal practice and teaching.

  • Pancha Vayus

  • Koshas

  • Krishnamacharya’s 6 categories of asana based on form/energetic function

  • Doshas in sequencing

  • HaTha – Sun/Moon – Energetics + Swara Yoga

  • The Maha Guna

  • The 7 Chakra System

  • Kundalini + Spanda

  • Granthi – Psychic ‘knots’

  • Bandhas for activation

  • Rasa Theory in yoga

  • Tri-Sharira – the three bodies

  • Basic Marmani and Nadis

  • Sequencing Subtle potential + transformation in meditation and asana practice

  • Energetic sequencing for therapeutics and transformation

Embodying Prana Vinyasa*

80 Hours

Mar 10, 11+12

Mar 24, 25+26

April 7, 8+9

April 21, 22+23

 

Friday nights 7-9:30pm

Saturdays 10:00am-6:30pm 

Sundays 10:00am-6:30pm  (includes Devon’s 10am Sunday class)
 
$1,008 Early Bird till Feb 5, 2023
$1,108 Full Module

Teaching vinyasa is an art that requires a teacher to develop related tools using their voice, hands-on assists, observation and energetic awareness to provide guidance that facilitates the state of flow of a class. Learn the art of teaching Prana Vinyasa in this empowering and evolutionary vinyasa training. You will embody the energetic flow of yoga on and off the mat, deepen your practice, and learn to share vinyasa for all levels.

You will explore the many dimensions of creating a soul-inspiring class; guiding the microcosm of your students to experience healing connection to the whole. This approach to teaching encourages an evolutionary journey into living yoga as we begin to heal the body of our life through the empowerment of a full spectrum practice. We will emphasize teaching from a flow-state to translate this integrative practice to our students.

  • Energetic Alignment

  • Vinyasa Krama

  • Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa

  • Wave Sequencing for the Mandala of 108 Asanas

  • 10 Namaskaram + 10 Solar/Lunar Sequences as the starting point for teaching vinyasa in a full energetic spectrum.

  • Movement alchemy that balances the elemental body and a deep understanding of asanas within the Mandala of Asanas

  • Energetic alignment will be emphasized to begin to cultivate the balancing of the five elements and full spectrum embodiment of the organizing intelligence of our life-force through the movements of Prana.

Elemental Vinyasa*

Elemental Vinyasa: Embodying the Power of Nature
with Devon + Zaidy Charrón

 

40 Hours

May 19, 20+21
June 2, 3+4

Friday nights   | 5:00-9:30pm
Saturdays   | 10:00am-6:30pm
Sundays   | 10:00am-6:30pm

$800 Full Module
$750 Early Bird til March 21, 2023

Yoga is a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. In a mandala of five elemental perspectives, namaskars, and meditations for our sacred center, we will journey into how to cultivate a cellular experience of our “elemental body” for fertilization of our practice, teaching and life. 
 
We will honor the intersections of elemental teachings within yoga, Ayurveda, tantra and indigenous wisdom and focus on embodiment of earth wisdom for healing modern disconnection and cultivating balance through movement alchemy.

  • Awakening and deepening the principles of Elemental vinyasa as movement meditation – movement alchemy as we focus on poetry, rhythm, breath and movement pattern.

  • Art of Namaskar Workbook with the Five Elemental Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar

  • Experience the integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart) and Tantric Yogic Philosophy of 36 Tattwas

  • An introduction to the prana vinyasa movement alchemy system and how to teach from a wide range of energetics with a “practice palette”

  • Write your own Movement Alchemy and lifestyle practices to create life balance and flow

  • Caring for the Elemental Body through Ayurvedic Dinacharya and Lifestyle (Daily and Seasonal) Rhythms

Movement Alchemy

Movement Alchemy – Somatics, Anatomy, and Embodied Philosophy
with Devon Sweeney


40 Hours


Sept 15, 16+17
Sept 29, 30 +
Sunday Oct 1
 
Friday nights  | 7-9:30pm
Saturdays  | 10:30am-7:00pm
Sundays  | 10:30am-7:00pm
 
$560 Early Bird til August 16
$600 Full Module

Join Devon Sweeney, E-RYT 500 for a comprehensive exploration into the transformational power of movement and embodiment through yoga. This 40 hour immersion will develop the
many dimensions of embodiment as a tool for learning to feel when we are in the right place. Alignment takes on a new meaning when we learn to live and practice through the lens of movement alchemy,we can apply balancing or supportive practices to our bodies and the bodies of our lives to cultivate new behaviors, new emotional pathways, and remember our innate capacity to support ourselves. This teacher training encompasses theories of bodily awareness in the context of somatics, how to facilitate embodiment in all bodies, and a deep emphasis on the transformative power of knowing thyself at all levels, from the physical to the subtle body. This is a one of a kind module informed by Devon’s direct apprenticeship with Shiva Rea since 2008, Shaiva Tantra studies, and religious and her career as a bodywork therapist over the last decade.

  • Embodiment and Somatics in the context of Yoga and Tantra

  • Anatomy + Physiology of Stress and movement patterns that support down regulation vs. activating the stress response

  • Neuroscience of Stress, Transformation, and Polyvagal Theory

  • Advanced Sequencing + Movement Alchemy- Using Prana Vinyasa and beyond to Change your Inner State

  • The Subtle Body and The Nervous System

  • The intersection of modern understanding of the body’s intelligence and the Tantric Body

  • Developing Inner Authority – Embodiment as a tool for mental and emotional well-being

  • Solar and Lunar Movement + Meditation Practices to support the nervous system

  • Self Regulation and Resilience in the context of yoga

  • Styles/Schools of Yoga and their effect on the mind-body

  • Advanced Asanas: Skills and Techniques to create access to strength and receptivity

Lunar Arts Immersion:Yin and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Lunar Arts Immersion: Yin and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Devon and Jeremy

SAVE THE DATES!

 

60 Hours

Oct 28+29

Nov 11+12 

Nov 18+19

 

$800 Full Module TBD

$750 TBD

ELECTIVE MODULES

Electives are training programs and Continuing Ed workshops approved by Lead Trainers and YCD and uphold high standards for 300 hour education.

Accessible Vinyasa

 


Accessible Vinyasa: Facilitating Flow for Every Body

15 Hours

February 18-19

Saturday | 12-7:30pm

Sunday | 1:30-8:00pm

 

$198 Early Bird through February 1
$211

 

Accessible Vinyasa is a continuing education program for teachers both new and experienced. This weekend offers techniques and resources to make Vinyasa yoga accessible to a wide range of skill levels and body types.

Many Vinyasa Yoga teacher trainings and techniques focus upon guiding practitioners whose strength and mobility are without limitation. It requires a unique skill set to craft a ‘gentle’ or ‘accessible’ vinyasa sequence to allow beginners and limited mobility practitioners to move with fluidity and calm. Intelligent sequencing and a focus on progressive ‘stages’ of postures (Vinyasa Krama) helps teachers structure asana practices to meet each student where they are. Teachers will learn how to support students to feel empowered through flow regardless of body, age, or skill.

Teaching yoga safely requires supporting all students including and especially those with common physical limitations, injuries, joint replacements, misalignments, low kinesthetic awareness, and general challenges with flexibility or strength. Teachers will complete Accessible Vinyasa feeling prepared to empower a wide range of populations using techniques specific to each.

– Modifications, Asana Variations, and use of props in common asanas for varied populations

– Techniques for teaching classes with participants of varied skill and experience levels
– Exploration of Vinyasa Krama to accommodate all bodies to safely experience change
– Cueing for New Practitioners and Injured/Limited Mobility Practitioners
– Skills to address Deficiencies in Flexibility or Strength
– Alternative Asanas and Connecting Vinyasa sequences: How to Plan classes without Down Dog, Lunges, or Chaturanga
– Resources and Referral methods to stay in your scope as a Yoga Teacher
– Understanding of Asana dynamics to choose appropriately in the flow to support unexpected physical limitations
– Manual for methods to address common injuries
– Simple Hands on Assist Techniques and philosophy for special populations.