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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 Sullivan MPT, RYT 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 with Yoganand. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacci Reynolds MS, ERYT, RPYT - Yoga is a practice that affects every aspect of Jacci's life both on and off the mat. A 500-hour Kripalu instructor and 200-hour E-RYT, Jacci has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. An instructor of many modalities during adulthood her yoga practice is what has brought her the greatest sense of aliveness in her body and life. Amazed and inspired by the changes yoga brings to the body, mind and spirit, Jacci traveled to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health to complete her 200 hour training. She also completed her 500 hour training with Kripalu and continues to train with her teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll, in the Pranakriya tradition. Jacci is the prior owner/operator of Crofton Yoga in Crofton, MD and is currently a Director of the PranakriyaT 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. She also directs the Prenatal Teacher Training Certification program for Pranakriya Yoga. Jacci has completed training in YogaEd. a program geared toward elementary and middle school children and their teachers as well as training as a Thai Massage Therapist. She is dedicated to creating an environment of compassion, permission, acceptance and patience, guiding each individual in the experience of being present in their practice and their life. She brings a strong sense of self and humor to her teaching. Jacci has a Masters of Health Science from The George Washington University.
James O'Leary is a registered yoga therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapists -IAYT) and Yoga Alliance ERYT-500 registered yoga teacher. He is a dedicated yoga practitioner and Pranakriya teacher at the 500-hour level. Jim's longing and aspiration for yoga's deeper benefits led him to the Kripalu Center where he trained under Yoganand Michael Carroll and received his yoga teacher certification becoming part of the teaching staff at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA. Jim currently teaches classes at Radiant Well-being Yoga Center and directs the Advanced Asana courses in the Pranakriya 500 Professional Level Teacher Training program.
Stacie Smith, MA - With 18 years of experience, Stacie 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.
Louis P. Fuerstman, MD is a graduate of Amherst College and Emory University School of Medicine. He currently practices Emergency Medicine in North Georgia. His medical experience includes Hospice medicine, founding a Pediatrics practice, and leading numerous volunteer medical trips to a Tibetan settlement in South India. Dr. Lou is also a practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy. He especially enjoys combining medicine with alternative forms of healing and psychospiritual development. Lou teaches the medical module of the Pranakriya Yoga Therapy Certification program.
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.
Matthew Falkowski- has been practicing and teaching yoga for 15 years. He has a Pranakriya 500 hour professional level certification and teaches at his studio in Manchester CT. He teaches the 'Understanding the Bhagavad Gita' module in the Pranakriya 500 hour YTT and regularly teaches workshops in pranayama and yogic philosophy which are imbued with the beauty of his singing and guitar playing. As a husband and father of three children Matthew believes that a balance can be found between what renunciate yogis practice and the demands of our modern life. By understanding this balance we can learn to create a richer experience right now, moving through the world with greater “aliveness”.
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