• "YTT at PAI was a life changing experience! Wouldn't have wanted to get my certification from anywhere else. PAI is family." 

  • "I learned so much from the program. The friendships and support I received from this group will be a part of my life forever."

  • "Well-rounded, intense, challenging, engaging and fulfilling...PAI YTT not only prepared me for a yoga career but also touched my heart and soul personally. What a journey!"

  • "PAI YTT was incredibly enriching. Chan and Kara are knowledgeable and patient teachers. They provided a safe environment for students to feel comfortable being themselves. Course content was stimulating and created spiritual growth. I would recommend PAI YTT to any yogi interested in teaching yoga or just deepening his or her own yoga practice."

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If you think you're ready to take your yoga practice to another level -
whether to become a yoga teacher or to deepen your practice -
join us for the PAI 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

PAI Journey 200 Hour YTT consists of internationally renowned teachers and experts.
This will be one of the most well-rounded yoga teacher training programs offered in Columbus. 

Join us for our info session on December 10 from 12-1pm at PAI Dublin. RSVP here.


Download Application Form         Start your journey


Weekend #1: 1/19* – 21 
Weekend #2: 2/16 – 2/18 
Weekend #3: 3/2* – 3/4 
Weekend #4: 4/6 – 4/8 
Weekend #5: 4/27 – 4/29 
Weekend #6: 5/18* – 5/20 
Weekend #7: 6/22 – 6/24 
Weekend #8: 7/27 – 7/29

Fridays: 6-9p, except 1/19, 3/2 & 5/18: 8a-6p
Saturdays: 8a-6p
Sundays: 9a-4p
Total Contact Hours = 181 hours

Friday evenings and Fridays all day:
PAI Gahanna (yoga room)
5576 N. Hamilton Road

Other dates: TBD



Students wishing to enroll must have a passionate interest in yoga. You must also have 6 months of dedicated practice by the time the program starts in February 2018.   Aside from the required 8 weekends above, a few hours for reading and homework may be required each week.

Upon completing your certification, you will be certified by PAI Yoga and Fitness. You may then choose to register through Yoga Alliance for a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation.

Special note:  Enrollment is limited and by permission only. 

Training Tuition

A non-refundable deposit $400 must accompany your registration.  The deposit will be used toward your tuition balance. This deposit, however, is 100% refundable if you are not accepted to the program.  

You can choose to pay the remaining tuition in 2 options.

·   $2,850 paid in full by Dec 1, 2017.  Total training tuition = $3,250
·   8 monthly payments of $387.50 on the 1st of every month starting Dec 1, 2017.  Total training tuition = $3,500.  Auto pay program with credit card only.

Additional costs may include purchases of selected staff approved books or DVDs for training.

The Training tuition includes the following:

·   Unlimited class pass membership from February 10-August 13, 2017 to all PAI locations.
·   25% discount on all PAI workshops offered during YTT program.
·   Teacher Training Course manual..
·   One-time 20% discount of special order yoga props and gears from Manduka
·   An access to PAI YTT Library for some reading materials.

Payment Method: Check (payee to CHANASTAY LLC) or Credit Card. 
Credit card users must complete the Credit Card Authorization form herein at the time of registration.

Additional details regarding the cancellation and refund policy are in the Application Packet.


Yoga History & Philosophy
Pranayama & Meditation
Anatomy & Physiology
Major categories of Asana
Posture Alignment
Principles of Sequencing
Verbal & Hands-on Assist
Philosophy of Living & Class Themes
Ayurveda (Science of Life)
Working with beginners and elders
Yoga for the Perfectly Imperfect Body
Yoga from a Different Perspective
Communication and Teaching skills
Business of Yoga


Chan Hemintranont (E-RYT500)

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Chan Hemintranont moved to the U.S. in 2001 to study for her MBA at Case Western Reserve University.   In  2010, Chan called on her background in finance and accounting and founded the PAI Yoga and Fitness studio. Her goal in opening the studio was to share her enthusiasm for active pursuits and to be part of peoples’ life journeys.

Chan’s approach to each of her yoga classes is a practice of coming home and reuniting with the one infinite source: love.  Her intention of each class is to guide students toward personal transformation.  Through breathing techniques, her students learn to find calmness in their minds, to strengthen the body-mind-soul connection and to experience the new sense of being and completeness.  Chan encourages everyone to begin their yoga practice wherever they are. She believes flexibility is a side effect of yoga – advanced postures are what happen when you are busy transforming yourself. 

Chan’s passion to travel and incessant quest to learn from teachers around the world makes her Vinyasa flow creative, fun and rejuvenating. Her teachers, to name a few, are Tammy Lyons, Max Strom, Marni Task, Michael Gannon, Tara Judelle, Scott Lyons, Noah Maze, Sianna Sherman, Kathryn Budig, Rodnee Yee and many others.  She was certified in Anusara in 2010 and recently certified with Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons for an advanced yoga teacher training in Bali.

For Chan, the most fulfilling aspect of opening the studio has been witnessing and nurturing positive changes in PAI’s members. Seeing the physical and mental growth of so many aspiring yoga lovers and athletes has further deepened her commitment to sharing her passion with others. Chan feels both grateful and honored to be able to serve in this way.

Kara Lough (E-RYT200) 

Kara Lough has been teaching Vinyasa yoga in Columbus for 8 years.  She grew up in the small town of Beavercreek Ohio, then off to Southern California at age 20 seeking freedom and sunshine, with a knowing she would return to Ohio to raise a family. When asked "What brought her to yoga?"  She believes that the books and guru came first, 'The Seat of the Soul' by Gary Zukav and 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle, led to a marvelous wake-up call in getting back to the soul and finding inner peace. In 2002 she picked up her first yoga DVD and practiced at home while pregnant with Jack. It was love-at-first-asana and she's been madly in LOVE with Yoga ever since.

Certified in Ashtanga/Anusara in 2008 at 'It's Yoga' in Columbus, her teaching has now evolved to include a number of styles that have influenced her on her yogic path: the movement of Vinyasa Flow yoga, the precision of Ashtanga yoga, and the 'heart opening' held in Anursara yoga. Kara skillfully weaves themes through her classes in order for each student to experience a journey that goes beyond the body and falls deep into the heart, mind, and soul. Her balance is found in teaching all levels from beginners to advanced, workshops, and retreats.

Kara bows in gratitude to the extraordinary souls who have guided her on her journey so far ~ and excited for what’s yet to come ~ namaste.

Jamie Elmer (E-RYT500)


Jamie has been teaching yoga full time for 15 years. She specializes in alignment, anatomy and healing injuries. Jamie travels from her home base of Colorado, to teach teacher trainings, continued education immersions, retreats and also offers individualized practices and mentoring sessions online for students and teachers. Connect with Jamie more at www.jamieelmer.com

Marni Task (E-RYT500)

Marni Task
Marni Task, CYT/RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1995. She is a Senior Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, as well as an Anusara Inspired Instructor. She continues her studies with her gurus/yoga parents, Sharon Gannon & David Life, the creators of Jivamukti. She is immersed in and inspired by the Anusara Teacher Certification process with her other beloved teacher John Friend.

“The scoop is I love yoga. I love what it means (union). I love how it connects people. I love the way it makes me feel (lovely) and I love what it brings out in me, love.” –Marni  http://marnitask.com


Required for Teacher Training

Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, Brene Brown
A Life Worth Breathing:  A Yoga Master’s handbook of Strength, Grace and Healing, Max Strom
The Yomas & Niyamas:  Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele
Juvamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul, Sharon Gannon and David Life
Love is Letting go of Fear, Gerald G. Jampolsky, MDA Return to Love:  Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles, Marianne Williamson
The Power of NOW:  A guide to spiritual enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
The Muscle Book, Paul Blakey (any versions)
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
The Untethered Soul:  The Journey beyond yourself, Michael A. Singer
Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual, John Friend
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing your Business and your Life, Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally

Suggested for Teacher Training

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life Parker J. Palmer 
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, T.K.V. Desikachar
Centering and The Art of Intimacy Handbook: A New Psychology of Close Relationships, Gay Hendricks & Kathlyn Hendricks 
Molecules of Emotion: The science behind mind-body medicine, Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
Peace is Every Step:  The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Tree of Yoga: B.K.S Iyengar
The Buddha’s Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Bringing Yoga to Life: the everyday practice of enlightened living, Donna Farhi
Power vs. Force:  The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Change Your  Thoughts Change Your Life: Living the wisdom of the Tao, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Easter Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a path of Self, Anodea Judith
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
Light On Pranayama:  The Yogic Art of Breathing, B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting, Stephanie Pappas
Trial Guide to the Body: How to locate muscle, bones and more, Andrew Biel

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