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200-Hour Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Training 
with Jovinna Chan


Our next training begins February 2020!

Has yoga made a difference in your life? Would you like to share the gifts you have received from your practice with others? Or are you drawn to simply go deeper into cultivating presence and awareness in all that you do?

Roots to Wings is proud to offer the Pranotthan School of Yoga's comprehensive, inspired and transformational teacher training founded by Devarshi Steven Hartman and led by Jovinna Chan and supported by our own senior teachers and guest faculty. A passage of self-awakening in the fundamentals of yoga, this program is designed to deepen and clarify your experience and knowledge of yoga while you train to become a confident, skillful and compassionate teacher.

Immerse yourself fully in the yogic tools of asana, pranayama and meditation. In this training you learn how to bring awareness to movement and breath in a way that is right for your body, your limitations, your strengths, your age – in other words, you discover the yoga that is right for you. Learn how to bring the experience, depth, and benefits of yoga to your students in an inspiring, creative, safe format.

What makes us different

Our Staff

The amazing Jovinna Chan will lead this training.  Jovinna has been a teacher to many of our Kripalu lineage teachers and yoga friends including Katherine Perrin, Carol Gamble, and Mike Houlihan.  Jovinna co-directed the year long immersion Mike recently did at Esalen and Won Dharma Center.  Select weeks will welcome other Roots to Wings faculty and guest teachers.  Study directly with the teachers who teach us!

Our Vision: Personal Transformation

Our vision for Roots to Wings is personal transformation through sustained self-inquiry.  The people that we are bringing in to lead this training have been pillars of our personal transformative practices over many years.  We've laughed with them, we've cried with them, we've been mad at them, and we've been in awe with them, and have experienced our truest selves in ways we never thought possible.  They were the deans of the yoga teacher training progam at Kripalu when we completed our training there.  When we thought about offering a yoga teacher training we wanted to be absolutely sure we could offer the very best training, most transformational training available and have been very fortunate that our life paths have led us to deep relationships with Jovinna Chan and Devarshi Steven Hartman.  The curriculum of this program is so much more than getting certified to teach yoga.  It is a way to come into a deeper understanding of life's curriculum and our work in it.

This 5 month training runs through Winter and Spring and takes place over 6 required weekend intensives. Complete attendance at all weekend modules is mandatory, and all requirements must be fulfilled for certification.

Our Community

This training offers you a place in a rich and meaningful community that provides a safe and sacred place to learn, grow and to be witnessed and supported. You'll become a member of a well established yoga community that will be with you for the rest of your life.

Self Empowerment

This program is designed to deepen all facets of your relationship with yoga and the world around you. You will be encouraged to cultivate an embodied sense of self and purpose through the practice of living your yoga in all ways, body mind and spirit.

Pranotthan Curriculum

We put emphasis on how to embody the teacher, so you’ll walk away with a heightened ability to be the most dynamic, energetic, informed and inspired teacher that you can be.

Teaching Techniques and Methodologies

  • Explore 25 classical yoga postures with basic benefits and contraindications
  • Review the gradient approach to teaching asana and how to adapt and modify postures to create ease in all body types, thus appealing to a wider range of students
  • Become aware of common compensatory misalignments and the theory of the kinetic chain to observe the body as a whole unit
  • Find creative sequencing and class designs that express your authentic self
  • Learn to instruct fundamental pranayama, from heating to cooling, from calming to motivating
  • Receive guidance to teach relaxation techniques
  • Practice the sacred art of assisting and adjustments
  • Utilize your authentic voice and presence to take space as an inspiring leader
  • Learn the business of yoga with Mike Houlihan, Co-Owner of Roots to Wings

Philosophy, Scriptures, Ethics, and Lifestyle

  • Experience yoga as a path of self-discovery and transformation
  • Integrate holistic lifestyle tools
  • Learn and practice conscious communication skills
  • Explore scripture through experiential lectures on:
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Pantanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga (emphasizing the Yamas and Niyamas)

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Learn embodied yoga anatomy
  • Understand the basic physiology of the organic systems
  • Deepen your understanding via the latest science and research on yoga




This program is appropriate for practitioners of any yoga tradition. A minimum of 6 months’ yoga experience is recommended. Applicants must submit an application.



Tuition includes:

  • 6 weekend intensives with Jovinna and guest teachers
  • Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Training Manual and supplementary materials
  • Graduation Retreat Weekend: 5-day, 4-night lodging
  • Anatomy course with Guest Faculty

Amazing Perks

  • 10% off in The Store, except “no discounts” products
  • 20% off massage therapy, reflexology, reiki, craniosacral, and energy healing
  • 20% off workshops, except “no discounts” workshops
  • Membership for $79/month with a 3 month commitment for the duration of the training

Students are required to purchase select reading materials and yoga props.

2020 Training Schedule
6 weekend-based intensives beginning in February and ending in June

  • Module 1 will be a week long
  • Module 6 will be a 5 day 4 night retreat

2020 Training Hours

  • February 9-15
  • March 13-15
  • April 3-5
  • April 24-26
  • May 8-10
  • June 3-7 (Graduation)
  • Fridays, 5:30pm-9pm
  • Saturdays, 8am-7pm
  • Sundays, 8am-6pm
  • Note: The first training segment is a week long intensive which runs Sunday 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.
  • Graduation weekend begins Wednesday June 3 7pm and concludes Sunday at noon.