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PRANAKRIYA
YOGA THERAPY



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PRANAKRIYA YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATION








ADVANCED PRANAYAMA
For Yoga Teachers

with William Hufschmidt


March 28-April 1, 2014
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

35 CEUs


 Pranayama, the yogic science of breath control, is a powerful way for you and your students to raise energy and channel it into spiritual growth and life mastery. This program provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the techniques of pranayama as taught in the Tantric Hatha Yoga traditions. Practicing with the guidance of an experienced teacher, learn a variety of pranayama techniques and teaching methods. Explore the effects of combining pranayama with bandhas (locks), and experiment with ways to incorporate them into a deep spiritual practice. Increase your understanding of how to safely integrate the power of advanced breathing practices into yoga classes and develop your own style in supportive practice-teaching sessions.

This program is for yoga teachers only.

TUITION: $425
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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TEACHING MEDITATION

For Yoga Teachers

with
Marlysa Sullivan

August 29 - September 2, 2014
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

35 CEUs

In ancient times yoga schools had a rich meditation practice that has been lost in many modern traditions. This program will explore the many stages and techniques of yoga meditation. We will start with the most ancient forms from which Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain meditation have sprung. After learning these techniques we will explore how they can be incorporated into a modern practice and taught to our students.

This program is for yoga teachers only.

TUITION: $425
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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Oblique Abdominal Muscle AnatomyFUNCTIONAL ANATOMY
AND THERAPEUTIC
YOGA

with Marlysa Sullivan

September 26-30, 2014
Friday Evening and Saturday - Tuesday
 
30 CEUs


This is a required course in the Discovery Yoga
500-hour Master Yoga Teacher Certification Program.


The course is open to experienced students as well as teachers.



Transform your own personal practice and improve your ability to “read” your student’s practice as you learn how to integrate the knowledge of anatomy into yoga asana. Learning anatomy has the capacity to deepen your experience of each posture and to learn how to get the most optimal stretch or engagement of your body. This workshop will also leave you with an improved ability to help your students deepen their experience of each posture. This is an experiential course where we explore the major muscles and how they relate to yoga practice. Through observation, hands-on exercises, and practice of specific asanas, you will learn the location and function of the key anatomical regions of the body and understand how they relate to asana, as well as how asana can in turn affect the body. By employing these techniques, you will become proficient at understanding and identifying imbalances in your practice as well as your students' practice. Common stresses and injuries for each part of the body will be addressed. You will learn how to apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as modifications (providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the healing and strengthening that is possible from the practice of yoga.  The impact of pranayama and meditation on the nervous system will also be addressed. 

Each day consists of exercises to experience the anatomy as well as posture flows to incorporate the information:


Friday Evening: 6:00-9:00 - Introduction to Anatomy

Saturday: 8:30-6:00 - The Leg: Learning the muscles and joints of the hip, knee and foot. Learning about common injuries of the leg and how to apply asana to prevent and heal injury

Sunday: 8:30-6:00 - The Arm: Learning the muscles and joints of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Learning about common injuries of the arm and how to apply asana to prevent and heal injury

Monday: 8:30-6:00 - The Spine: Learning the muscles and joints of the spine. Learning about  the breath. 

Tuesday: 8:30-12:30 - Learning about common injuries of the spine and how to apply asana to prevent and heal injury.  The nervous system, pranayama and meditation.

TUITION: $450
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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THERAPEUTIC YOGA APPROACH TO CHRONIC PAIN
and Common Medical Conditions

with Marlysa Sullivan

Date To Be Announced
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

19 CEUs

Tantra Hatha yoga gives us much in the way of philosophy and practices to work with and to understand chronic pain and suffering. Through the philosophy of Tantra we can teach our students to understand themselves and their condition from a new perspective and to create a new relationship with their body and mind. Teaching our students this ancient philosophy can help them to find their way into a practice that can be both healing and transformative.  Current findings in the field of pain science are showing how we can change our relationship with our body through the relationship with our mind and nervous system.  We will look into the current findings and understandings of pain science and treatment of chronic pain and integrate the practices and philosophy of tantra hatha yoga.  You will learn practices of asana, pranayama and meditation that will be beneficial for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's.

TUITION: $275
($250 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT

with Marlysa Sullivan


Date To Be Announced
 
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

35 CEUs

This course will deepen your understanding and knowledge of the function and location of the muscles and joints of the body. You will learn evaluation techniques for the strength and length of each muscle and joint. This evaluation will be taught in two ways. First you will learn to evaluate each part separately. Then you will learn a more functional, integrated approach to evaluation. Through learning to “read” the student's body you will learn the tools to find imbalances as you watch their ability to move through asana practice. This ability to “read” the practice will give you a more functional understanding of what is going on in their body and how certain imbalances may lead to pain and dysfunction. The development of a personalized plan of care and personalized asana practice for your student based on this evaluation will be taught. After this course, you will be able to help students with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (for example: back pain, neck pain, arthritis, tendonitis) by finding their imbalances and help ing them to find a yoga practice to restore balance as well as modify asanas as needed.

Prerequisite: Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga or permission of the instructor.


TUITION: $425
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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THE YOGA WAY:
Toward Psychological Health and Emotional Well-Being

with Stacie Smith and Marlysa Sullivan

Date To Be Announced
 Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


35 CEUs

This course will give a concentrated overview of psychology and the human condition from the ancient Yogic perspective. We will review Yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including kosas, kleshas, samskaras, gunas. We will explore how these concepts fit into the modern psychological models of the mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction. Students will learn Yoga Therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.

TUITION: $525
($500 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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UNDERSTANDING THE HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA

For Yoga Teachers

with Yoganand Michael Carroll


Dates To Be Announced
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

35 CEUs

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is an ancient yogic text written in the 15th century. This text describes the original "spiritual technology" that was the purpose behind the asanas, pranayamas, and meditations that have evolved into the yoga practice we have today. Learn more about why yoga is the way it is, and enrich your practice by learning more about how it was intended to unfold. Pick up pieces that have been lost along the way. 

This program is for yoga teachers only.


TUITION: $425
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION

with Marlysa Sullivan


Date To Be Announced
Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


27 CEUs

This is the last class taken in the Pranakriya Yoga Therapy program. Using all of the information from the seven courses you will have the opportunity to work with case studies. You will practice evaluation techniques from the medical, musculoskeletal and psychology modules. You will then develop an assessment and plan of care using what you learned in the meditation, pranayama and Hatha Yoga Pradipika courses. This will be an experiential course focused on bringing all of the information together and will include a competency check off to ensure you have developed these skills.


TUITION: $425
($400 if paid in full one month before the start date)

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SPIRITUAL DOORWAYS:
Swami Kripalu's Approach to Asana

with Yoganand Michael Carroll


Date To Be Announced

Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

35 CEUs

In the ancient Tantric Hatha Yoga traditions, yogis developed and practiced asanas as part of a biologically based spiritual technology. They practiced specific breathing patterns, internal focal points, and visualizations, for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences. They raised their biological energy (prana) to very high states, causing transformation in perception and experience of Self. Most ancient yoga texts, including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, were based on these experiences of altered states of consciousness. In this program we will use Swami Kripalu's approach to asana to explore lesser-known techniques that can be used to enrich the practice of yoga.

TUITION: $425
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Yoganand


Yoganand Michael Carroll
has been recognized as a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of the Kripalu approach to yoga, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distil and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Radiant Well-being Yoga Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he leads Pranakriya Yoga 200 hour Basic and 500 Hour professional Level Yoga Teacher Training and a variety of other programs. 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.





Marlysa picMarlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT500, is a professional physical therapist and Yoga instructor working in Atlanta, GA. Her experience in becoming a yoga teacher and her pursuit of further knowledge in meditation has shown her how building awareness and knowledge of the body and mind can empower a person in their own healing process. This has led her to practice therapy in a way that focuses on mind and body awareness through traditional therapeutic treatment combined with Yoga, breathing and meditation. Marlysa continues to research and develop new methods for integrating Yoga and physical therapy. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is pursuing further certification and study through the Pranakriya school with Yoganand Michael Carroll. Marlysa is an instructor of Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga and collaborates with therapists across the country on the integration of Yoga into current therapy practices. You may contact Marlysa for program information at marlysayogini@gmail.com.


William Hufschmidt‘s journey with healing began at age 14 as he recovered from a car accident. Meditation and breath awareness were his primary methods of pain management. Progressing through traction, wheel chairs, casts, and crutches, it took William two years to regain control of his body. This early experience fortified his belief that we can heal from anything if we consciously navigate our healing process. In 1989, William took his first yoga class with Lorna Brown, and subsequently taught classes under her guidance. In 2001, William completed the 200-hour-level Yoga Teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and in 2007, completed Kripalu’s 500-hour training. William has also earned the Pranakriya 500-hour Yoga Teacher certification. William began Thai training in 2002 with Patricia Kilpatrick and Saul David Raye, and in 2006 trained in Thailand with Wat Po and with Chiang Mai’s “Mama Lek” Chaiya. He has been strongly influenced by Yoganand, Saul David Raye, and life itself. As a teacher, William empowers students to explore their edges and potentials. “We all do not walk the same path towards self-discovery. However, we are all storehouses of infinite wisdom and creativity, and through the practices of yoga, breathwork, sacred touch and play, we can tap into inner reservoirs of energy and possibility.



Stacie Smith pic
Stacie Smith, MA, RYT, with 18 years of experience, combines insight-oriented psychotherapy with principles of mindfulness practice and other body-centered approaches. Her transpersonal orientation to the therapeutic process aims toward deeper integration of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Stacie understands the importance of the body's story in the healing process and invites deeper exploration through present-moment awareness, breath and dialogue. Stacie's work is grounded in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern thought and mindfulness-based, contemplative practices. Being fully present invites new possibilities of well-being, enhancing our mental functioning, our physiological health and our interpersonal relationships. Stacie directs the psychology model of the Pranakriya Yoga Therapy program.

  
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