The Prema Institute is on the cutting edge of East meets West, bringing together the integrative knowledge of healing and health empowerment. I am personally grateful for Dana Slamp and her organization. I was able to start working in the hospital setting within 6 months of graduating from the program. I use the techniques to this day to keep boundaries, evaluate clients, and keep up my self care as a professional teacher.  I'm SO GLAD I followed my heart and took the course!

– Sonja Rzepski, C-IAYT,
Private Yoga Manager at Pure Yoga West, PYI Mentor


The PYI Yoga Therapy Certification Course was the beginning of a big shift in my perspective and focus in yoga. Whether I am teaching a public class, training yoga teachers or leading World Spine Care Courses in Botswana, providing yoga therapy in a hospital setting or at a studio, my entire lens is now of yoga as a therapeutic intervention/practice for living a thriving life. The faculty is knowledgeable, kind and deeply giving. I walked away with practical tools for my life and to better serve the lives of others. It's a deep honor to be a part of such a caring and innovative program in the heart of New York.  Thank you PYI!!!

– Erin Moon C-IAYT; ERYT 500; YACAP; Co-Director, World Spine Care Yoga Program; PYI Mentor


As a yoga instructor, fitness expert & professional coach it’s easy to have a wide perspective on how best to help people live a life that benefits them.  The PYI courses helped me to narrow my focus & bring multiple perspectives into a synergistic harmony.  I’m now using fundamental yoga therapeutic approaches to craft lifestyle programs for my professional coaching clients.  This helps them look inward & embrace the layers of internal work essential for high levels of accomplishment externally.  Prema Yoga Therapeutics has opened the door to tremendous tangible possibilities.  The program reinforced my beliefs on using multiple tools to help customize a system of care for my clients.  I loved every minute of the experience & can’t wait to continue my Yoga Therapy Training with Prema (Love).

– Esco Wilson,
Yoga Teacher, Professional Coach, and studying Yoga Therapist


I cannot say enough about the incredible scope of teachings offered within the PYI therapeutics course! Thousands of years of ancient healing wisdom explored side by side with some of the newest discoveries in medical research - all distilled and delivered in a deep and reverent yet highly accessible format.

The skills and tools we learned were immediately applicable in my private practice and greatly increased my efficacy and confidence in working with and evaluating my therapeutic clientele. This has truly been one of the most expansive experiences of my life! From the incredibly passionate teachers to all of my newfound colleagues sharing this journey, PYI has been and continues to be an invaluable source of knowledge love and support. I can't thank PYI enough for all they do!

– Michelle Officer,
World and US Champion Dancer, and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher


Prema Yoga Institute transformed my life and career! The program not only polished my yoga teaching skills, it also encouraged me to find my inner healer. I've been able to design private practices for my clients and motivate them to heal themselves. As a result, my private yoga business has flourished. Dana and Jon are patient and encouraging teachers. They not only posses the knowledge and expertise, they also empower their students with infinite tools and practices and they lead by example. I am so grateful for the course and look forward to Prema Level 2. It is a total a life saver!

– Francesca, Yoga and Fitness Instructor, SLT,
Yoga Vida, Pure Yoga


*GAME CHANGER ALERT* The PYI program was a fabulous fit for me because it blended yogic tools for both the body and the mind. I have a deeper toolbox to dig into that includes meditation, pranayama, restorative, Ayurveda, and Yin Yang. I feel much more confident providing modifications for individual students and class and creating personalized programs for clients with physical limitations or working with students to mitigate anxiety and depression. I highly recommend this beautiful program for all the healers in the house!

- Liz, Group Fitness Manager, Equinox HighlineYoga and Fitness Instructor, Creator of "Yoga Retreat" classes at Crunch Gyms nationwide

After experiencing the many benefits of yoga in my own life, I knew that I wanted to share this knowledge and practice with my patients. I was so fortunate to have found Dana and Jon's Therapeutic Yoga training. It provided me both the skills and the theory to safely and effectively work with my patients, many of whom have chronic medical conditions and physical limitations. Sharing with people that health is something you can cultivate empowers and transforms their lives. The philosophy behind therapeutic yoga has become the heart and soul of my medical practice.

- Emily, Family Nurse Practitioner