Yoga Teacher Training New training begins 2023

Prana Yoga & Dance is pleased to announce 2023

Yoga Teacher Training Certified through Yoga Alliance

Begins January 7th! 

For teacher trainees and students wishing to deepen
their practice and understanding of yoga

Instructors Kathleen Kossman, Holly Clemens and Deb Kistner will come together to teach students and trainees how to find unity in yourself and your community.

This 5 month, 200hr, Yoga Alliance Certification will provide you with a well-rounded and in-depth study to gain the knowledge and skills to become a yoga teacher. This program is designed not only to give you a wide variety of topics, class settings, and experiences, but also to provide you with the tools necessary to deepen your practice by taking it out into your community.

Yoga teaches us that all things are interconnected. We all know that finding balance in our lives can be a struggle.  This training was created to support people in pursuing their passion of living their yoga through the following themes:

  • Joy and Service
  • Movement and Stillness
  • Gratitude and Generosity
  • Groundedness and Playfulness
  • Compassion and Equanimity
  • Unity and Diversity
  • Dedication and Inspiration
  • Faith and Trust
  • Individuality and Community

The following are just some of the many things you will learn when taking Pranas’ Yoga Teacher Training.

We will cover the following books:
The Eight Limbs of Yoga Pathway to Liberation
The Yoga Sutras
The Bhagavad Gita
Teaching Yoga

How the Sutras and Gita apply in todays world.  What does living your yoga mean.

Service Projects

The history of yoga. Yoga today. Different styles of yoga. What is Vinyasa Yoga.

Surya Namaskar A, B and Classical.
Breakdown of Standing Postures
Balance Postures
Forward Bends
Applying anatomy to each of these postures. Benefits to each of these postures and the contraindications. Modifications. How to use props.
Building a strong foundation. Bandhas . How to link postures to create a class.

Creating a 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute class.

Hands on assists to each of these groups of postures. Language, queing, visualization while instructing a class. Learn how to assess your students and their needs. Create a Beginners, All Levels and Intermediate Class. Learn to create Specialty classes: Yoga Silks, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Kids Yoga, Tween Yoga Prenatal,  Partner and more.


Techniques of Meditation

Yoga Nidra

Becoming a yoga instructor. Ethics of being a yoga instructor. Creating a yoga business. Creating a home practice. How to keep your personal practice going. Taking your yoga off the mat.  How to live your yoga.

This is a small portion of what Prana training will include. If you would like a complete syllabus please contact Kathleen.

*Prana Joy & Service Yoga Teacher Training 2023*

Saturdays will be 8:00am-4:00pm with a 9:45am All Levels Class included

Wednesdays will be 6:00pm-9:30pm with a 6:15pm All Levels Class included

During the training weekend,  you will have the option to take a Sunday class at no charge. 


Start Date: Saturday January 7th

Graduation  Sunday May 7


Saturday January 7th, Saturday January 21st

Wednesdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25


Saturday February 4th, Saturday February 18th

Wednesdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22


Saturday March 4th, Saturday March 18th

Wednesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29


Saturday April 8th, Saturday April 22nd

Wednesdays 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26


Saturday May 6th

Graduation Sunday May 7th

Payment options 2023

$300 deposit is due when application is turned in

Payment Options:

Cost: $3000.00 if paid in full

Monthly Payment cost: $3100  $300 deposit   5 Monthly payments of $560

Bi-weekly Payment cost:  $3225.00:  $300.00 deposit with biweekly payments of $325.00

Call studio for more information

Prana YTT teachers include:

Kathleen Kossman, Holly Clemens and Deb Kistner

Kathleen Kossman 500 RYT, 200 E-RYT

Kathleen has been teaching yoga for 22 years.

As co-owner of Prana Yoga and Dance Studio since May of 2004,

she feels blessed and honored to be doing what she loves!

She has and continues to study with many nationally known teachers.

She recently returned from a week long Teacher Training with Bryan Kest.

She is proud to have  Deb and Holly as part of Prana Yoga Teacher Training.

"This program will provide you with what it is you are looking for from your yoga practice.

Whether it is to deepen your own personal practice,

learn to be a yoga teacher, or how to really live your yoga, this program has it all"

She feels that Prana YTT service project is what makes this training so unique and special.

"Prana studio has always been a collaboration of what moves you,

what speaks to your spirit: music, dance... yoga.

This training is another extension of that.

Learning to live the yogic path in today's world through joy and service"


Holly Clemens, Ph.D., 500 RYT 200RYT

Holly is an Associate professor of Sport and Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community

College where she teaches not only yoga,

but a variety of courses including exercise physiology, kinesiology, and sport injury care.

Holly completed her 500-RYT through OM yoga’s advanced teacher training program.

She has been truly blessed to have studied under so many wonderful teachers such as

Seanne Corn, John Friend,

Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, Tias Little, Todd Norian, and Simon Park.

Holly’s yoga studies embrace the anatomy and workings of the human body in relation to

yoga and how yoga opens awakening to the self and the connection to the greater good.

Deb Kistner, 500 RYT, 200 E-RYT

Deb has been teaching yoga since receiving her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in

October 2008 from Namaste’ Yoga Studio.  She also works part-time as Financial Manager

for a small web design and development firm.  Deb worked over 15 years in the corporate

world as the firm administrator of a law firm as well as a corporate accountant.  Finding a

regular yoga practice grounded and energized her life and she became a teacher to help

others find the same.  Plan to experience a well-rounded flow with great music and some

nice alignment cues as well as meditation and breath work to make practice complete. Deb

joined the Prana YTT in 2016.


Guest Teachers for Prana Training include: Kaley Tocco,  Vincenzo Costanzo,  Angela Borowy

Here's what some of our graduates have said about our training:

"An excellent yoga teaching program! The teachers all put 100% into the program and truly cared about the success of their students. This program has a very comprehensive anatomy, philosophy, and teacher preparation program. I was able to come out of the program ready and confident to teach." Melanie S

"My experience of Yoga Teacher Training at Prana was life changing. The training offered well rounded information on teaching yoga, the philosophy of yoga and also learning about the anatomy. All of these provided me with the tools I need to start my teaching. The teachers were very good and thorough in their training." Linda M

"Prana's Joy and Service is a completely well-rounded school. The small class size allows a real bond to develop between those in the program and promoted a very safe and trusting environment. Kathleen, Holly and Rowan are so completely invested in making sure that the students are getting a great and unparalleled education." Angela M

“The YTT Program at Prana Yoga is second to none. Our teachers are some of the finest in the field - experienced, knowledgeable, compassionate, generous and kind. The curriculum is excellent and the 'joy and service' component provides for the rich, meaningful experience of extending the yoga practice beyond the mat. I am proud to be graduate of Prana's outstanding YTT Program!” -Mary C

“Prana Yoga's 200-hour teacher training was a life changing experience. I loved every second of it.” -Gillian R

“Amazing Yoga Teacher Training Program!!! Not only, do I feel more than qualified to help others on their yoga journey, but I feel this training program helped me deepen my practice as well!” -Maureen S

“I have practiced yoga for 18 years and finally felt it time to take yoga teacher training. Prana YTT has enhanced my life by taking my practice to the next level and enlightening me with their yoga philosophy. Prana teachers are authentic and live their yoga!” -Lori O