What makes the difference is the instructor. You need one with integrity, one you can respect and trust. Asia Nelson is that teacher. ~ Tara Lustad
There’s something magical about the way Asia teaches. Every moment is a treat for me, to unwind and reflect under Asia’s guidance. ~ Rimpy Bawa
You truly are irreplaceable. You’re like the Jesus of yoga. ~ Katelyn Flood
Yoga is your safe space, a supportive experience that’s been there for you through it all. It’s a sacred part of your life. You’ve breathed more deeply, discovered muscles – and strength – you didn’t know you had, and gradually took that sense of ease into your life. Yoga has helped you find yourself again, and it lit a fire inside you.
Now you want to share the power and joy of this practice with others. You want to be a yoga teacher. You’re ready for this, it feels like the right next move.
Hi, I’m Asia, founder of Pranalife Yoga. I see you, and I think the change you’re making in your life is badass. Not everyone is brave enough to take the steps you’re taking – out of your comfort zone and into a new opportunity. I created Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training to give you the support, skills, and credibility you need to be a wildly successful teacher who knows how to draw the best out of yoga, yourself, and those who move with you. In case we’ve never met before, let me tell you a little about me –
For over 20 years yoga has been my trusted path to becoming the person I want to be and building a life I love. I help people feel more free physically, mentally, on their mats and in their lives using the simplicity of movement and meditation. Every day I work with people I admire and make a great living creating real change.
As a Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher since 2006 I’ve led over 5000 hours of yoga classes and workshops, created Vine & Vinyasa yoga+wine events, designed retreats to Baja, Sicily, Costa Rica and Tuscany, and led the best yoga teacher training available for the past decade. My graduates are respected, sought-after teachers living their dream lives.
Teaching is in my blood. I’ve walked this path, taken side roads, fallen and gotten back up a few times, and I’ve arrived. I’ve taken this journey you’re about to begin, and I’m ready to help you get where you want to be.
When I started teaching yoga, I saw other yoga teachers feeling lost and isolated in a career that was supposed to be meaningful and vibrant. They felt like they didn’t know enough, like they weren’t good enough. They didn’t trust themselves or their skills. They lacked confidence. Many had taken very well-known trainings, yet would keep taking more training to try to fill the gaps – while emptying their pockets in their pursuit to finally feel qualified. They sank under the weight of insecurity, desperation and fear – of what?
I took dozens of these yoga teachers out to coffee to learn more about why they chose their training, what they loved about it and what was lacking, what they wish they knew or had to be the teacher they really wanted to be. What I heard time and again was that in their trainings they’d practice daily, but get sparse teaching about how people move, and minimal practice in leading a class. They’d wander through beautiful tropical forests, journalling or sharing life stories with their ‘tribe’, but almost no time on biomechanics, joint health, movement science and what yoga postures do (and don’t do), how to modify for injuries, what inclusive teaching looked like, or how to address trauma in yoga spaces. In short, their training was seriously deficient in even the basics of being a competent teacher.
I came to realize that many yoga teacher trainings were steeped in outdated ideas, approaches, and lineages that weren’t just stagnating the potential of great teachers, but in some cases were doing real harm.
That infuriated me. It made me angry that these people were failing at something they loved – and had paid good money to learn how to do – because they didn’t get the right tools and support. I created Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training to give passionate yogis great knowledge, methods, experience and coaching I saw lacking in other yoga teacher trainings.
Pranalife Yoga Certified Instructors are confident and in demand because we teach what people need and LOVE instead of the same old systems. I’ve taken the best of yoga and integrated it with movements that are more interesting than repeating the same poses – in your body and in your life. Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) makes you a great mover and teacher. I’ve tested what works and what doesn’t. Pranalife YTT is built from that experience and research.
Often, we don’t know how to get started. Moving is a way to start listening, to try changing. It’s simple, and the effects are often profound. Take your first step: Apply today for Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training.
Asia Nelson – E-RYT, YA-CEP, FRCms
Founder of Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training
Is this real life?! Biggest thank you to Asia, I am in awe of the depth of knowledge you have of the human body. Beyond that you have pushed me to break free of countless boundaries.
~ Sarah Kraatz, Pranalife Yoga Certified Instructor
This is the beginning of something so beautiful, I can feel it in my bones. I was challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone… but at the same time it felt like coming home.
Thank you so much Asia for the knowledge and insight you’ve given me through Pranalife Yoga. You are the most wonderful mentor and I feel blessed to be one of your graduates. My soul is so full.
~ Tat Benning, Pranalife Yoga Certified Instructor