Program Teachers

Drawing from a variety of classic Hatha Yoga styles along with the teachings of Swami Kripalu, the Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Training includes some of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the country. With the support of this team of highly experienced yogis, who have trained thousands of yoga teachers, you awaken yoga inside you (pranotthan) by immersing yourself in a two-part, four-month yoga journey that is infused with the ancient yogic practices that create an authentic life—the ultimate result of yoga.

Our senior teachers have not only trained thousands and been teaching and practicing yoga for many decades, but they also have been on the leading edge of yoga’s evolution in America. Although the name Pranotthan is new, the teacher trainers have been dedicated to a lifetime of learning and practice.

Pranotthan Yoga is compatible with all other styles and traditions of yoga. This Teacher Training is open to yogis from any yogic tradition who are seeking a transformative yoga teacher certification program.

Program Teachers

Devarshi Steven Hartman, E-RYT 500, is dean of the Pranotthan Yoga School, founder of LifeQuest Intensive, former dean of Kripalu School of Yoga, and a senior Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer. Dedicating his life to the study and practice of yoga, he has been certifying yoga teachers since 1986. stevenhartman.com

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, assistant dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, was a 200- and 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer for many years, and is currently a Pranotthan Yoga School 200-Hour Teacher Trainer. She is also cofounder of Shakti Initiation, a 500-hour teacher training in Bali, a Kripalu YogaDance instructor, a transformational facilitator for Soul Motion™, and more. jovinna.com

Grace Jull, MA, LMT, E-RYT 500, an advocate of embracing potential as a collaborative field of consciousness, teaches anatomy and physiology internationally in a blend of art and science. A cofounder of the transformational Shakti-Initiation yoga leadership training in Bali, Indonesia, Grace Jull is adjunct faculty in various mind-body medicine programs. gracesanatomy.com

Also Featuring the Pranotthan Teacher Trainers

Rev. David Wallace is a dean and the senior instructor for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in Manhattan. An interfaith minister, David is a regular guest lecturer at the Kripalu Institute, the Interspiritueel Seminarie in the Netherlands, and other teaching venues. 

Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA, is a Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainer,  Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer,  Let Your Yoga Dance® Trainer, and senior faculty member at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. Known for her passionate, playful and inspiring teaching style, Jurian Hughes is the creator of the DVD, Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Jurian Hughes and the CD, Deep and Delicious Yoga. jurianhughes.com

Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT, is currently the codirector for three yoga teacher certification trainings: Kripalu Yoga, Prana, and Pranotthan Yoga. With more than 25 years experience in the fields of yoga and health, she teaches internationally and delivers personal growth and multileveled yoga workshops, group yoga classes, private therapeutic yoga sessions, and worldwide retreats. LifeAsYoga.com

Hilary Garivaltis, founder and former long-time dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant with 13 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and therapy techniques. A consultant and adjunct faculty for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, she pursues her lifelong love for the earth, agriculture, and herbal medicine as academic director of the Goldthread School of Traditional Medicine.

Megha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT, is president and founder of Let Your Yoga Dance®, a joy-filled power dance fusion, combining yoga, breathwork, and user-friendly dance with music from around the world. For 15 years, she has presented her signature program, the Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training, throughout the United States, Costa Rica, and Canada. letyouryogadance.com

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 500, is a senior teacher at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Kripalu Center, where she leads a variety of workshops, including 500-hour-level teacher trainings. Creator of the award-winning DVDs, Kripalu Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga she works with clients privately as well as leads workshops internationally in group and corporate settings.

Joan Dwyer is founder and owner of All That Matters, a "little yoga studio with a big vision" that has grown, since 1995, into the largest nonresidential holistic center in New England. As a strategic consultant, Dwyer brings decades of holistic education and business experience to empower teachers, practitioners, and yoga studios to succeed. 

 

Pranotthan Teachers subject to change