200-hr Yoga Teacher Training


200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Become a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher! Learn how to structure a safe and relaxing class, engage with your students and develop a business you can take with you anywhere!

We are thrilled to be able to offer our 200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training program through Pranakriya Yoga.  Pranakriya is one of the most highly respected Yoga Teacher Training schools in the country. It’s a deep program that is personally transformative as you experience this remarkable path of Tantric Hatha Yoga developed by Yoganand Michael Carroll.

Graduates of the 200 hour can go on to complete their 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training here at Main Street Yoga (formerly called ‘500 hour’). If you are local please come to the studio for some Pranakriya style classes and talk with our teachers about their experience.  If you are from out of town we would love to have you visit sometime.

Let me know and we can schedule a talk together. Review the application HERE.   Please know that our teacher must plan years in advance to offer these intensive programs.  If you are on the fence don’t hesitate to call with your questions and concerns.  Please read requirements and deadlines carefully. The Pranakriya Yoga 200 hr. 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.

Pranakriya Yoga is an approach to Hatha Yoga based on the Tantric teachings of Swami Kripalu, an ascetic monk who practiced yoga ten hours each day for over 30 years. Through his practices he gained a thorough understanding of all aspects of yoga. His teachings have been adapted for western students as Kripalu Yoga, developed by Amrit Desai; and as Pranakriya Yoga, developed by Yoganand Michael Carroll. The training takes place one weekend per month for 9 months (subject to change depending on time of year). Pranakriya Yoga is founded on the principle that all yoga practices were originally meant to do the following:

  • Cultivate inner awareness and sensitivity
  • Raise energy
  • Strengthen the body/mind container
  • Dissolve the sense of self into universal consciousness

When asana and pranayama are practiced with these intentions they become powerful tools for self-transformation.

2021 Virtual 200hour Program:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all 200hour programs have been moved to a virtual format to ensure the safety of everyone participating.

Thank you for your interest in the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts’ 200 hour yoga teacher training.  Our program is steeped in the Tantric Hatha Yoga Philosophy but is also created from adult learning models. We thread together asana, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, relaxation, observation and hands-on assisting as well as reading and working with groups and individuals.

The training is taught over 9 intensive weekends and class size is limited to 24 students. This format supports students having time to integrate the material, complete homework and prepare for assigned practice-teach sessions. For programs taking place in 2021, we have gone fully virtual in order to best support students and teachers.

In the first half of the program, students will learn effective methodologies for teaching postures, pranayamas and centerings. Students will also learn about the history and philosophy of the Tantra Hatha Yoga tradition.

In the second half of the program, students will learn to design and lead three kinds of classes: a vinyasa workout class, a meditative posture class, and a gentle stretch class. Our graduates have a deep understanding of the teachings of yoga and will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings including yoga studios, gyms and on-line.


Who this program is for:

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

To enroll in our training, you must meet the following PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. One-plus years of consistent, hatha yoga practice with at least six months of regular classes with a certified yoga instructor.
  2. The ability to demonstrate an experiential understanding of yoga practice and its benefits.

In addition to completing the application, you must also upload:
1. A RECENT photo
2. Two letters of reference – one from your current yoga teacher and another from a non-family member

Your spot in the program is confirmed AFTER your application has been approved AND payment-in-full or non-refundable deposit have been received and cleared. 

Application: https://pranakriya.com/register/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training-application/


Dates of training and participation requirements:

The training is offered as 9 intensive weekends taking place in live, virtual format. All sessions of each weekend must be attended and full participation during each program session is expected. Any portion of the training that will be missed must be approved prior to program start.


200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kim Murphy



  • September 17 – 19, 2021
  • October 15 – 17, 2021
  • November 12 – 14, 2021
  • December 3 – 5, 2021
  • January 7 – 9, 2022
  • February 4 – 6, 2022
  • March 4 – 6, 2022
  • April 1 – 3, 2022
  • May 13 – 15, 2022
  • June 3 – 5, 2022 (make-up weekend)

Fridays: 6:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern time)
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Eastern time; lunch break included)


  • $2400 plus $150 materials fee when paid by July 16, 2021
  • $2600 plus $150 materials fee when paid by August 13, 2021
  • $2850 plus $150 materials fee when paid by September 3, 2021
  • Please note, there is a $50 non-refundable deposit to be submitted with the student’s application
  • Upon your acceptance, you will receive a link to make your timely payment for the complete program.

About Kim: https://pranakriya.com/project/kim-murphy/

Or if you can always email: carmen@mainstreetyoga.com to arrange an informational meeting.


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