About The Teacher
Yoganand Michael Carrol ¦ E-RYT500
Yoganand founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.
After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.
Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists – IAYT.
Yoganand teaches the following programs: Understanding the Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Understanding the Bhagavad Gita; Deepening the Asana Experience: Asana for Meditative Posture 1 & 2, Asana for Yoga Workout 1 & 2; Asanas as Spiritual Doorways; Meditation: Theory & Teaching; Pranayama: Theory & Teaching; The Universe Inside the Body of the Yogi: Chakras, Nadis & GranthisSource: mahavidyayoga.secure.retreat.guru