2019 Program Pricing

We are lowering our Early Bird Pricing in 2019! Because most of our Directors travel long distances to offer our programs at studios close to your home, it is important for us to know ahead time if you are planning on attending.  We hate to cancel programs, so to...

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2019 Programs by Studio

2019 Pranakriya Programming by Studio Aum Home Shala (Miami, Florida) Pranayama:  Teaching & Methodology Director:  Yoganand Michael Carroll June 14-18 Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center (Boulder, CO) Illuminating the Gita Director: Yoganand Michael Carroll May 10-12...

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Burger Mania or Yoga Options by Mike Cardillo

Grass-fed. Black bean. Turkey. Bison. Veggie. Impossible. There are endless ways to grill your favorite burger this summer — saying nothing of the available bun and topping options. As Pranakriya yoga teachers we learn during our 200-hour training that there are also...

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Self Observation by Catherine Striegel

It’s rare that I incorporate quotes into my teaching or turn to them for inspiration. Taking a few words out of context never feels sincere to me, and I shy away from oversimplifying concepts. And in practical terms, memorization is not my strong suit and I’m likely...

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Saving Savasana by Lori Henry

Have you noticed something missing at the end of many yoga classes these days? Now that class time is down to one hour and teachers are often trying to rush out of or into the room due to the close booking of classes, savasana is becoming shorter or excluded...

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Stopping the “Should” by Amy Necci

As I sat pondering what I should write about this month, I began to wonder if I would write anything at all.  I had plenty of themes I wanted to develop waiting for me on a brainstorm list that I keep, but nothing was presenting itself with an overwhelming need to be...

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The Yoga Police by Mike Cardillo

Early in my 200-hour teaching training, Jen — a member of my Sangha — coined the term “yoga police.” Although, to my knowledge, no one cruises around the country making sure classes are on the up-and-up, the idea that a yoga police exists served as a good reminder...

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Chicken or Turkey Salad Recipe

A recipe from Director in Training Pam Blum I love this because it’s easy and super clean, perfect for Summer! I prefer using organic chicken with sunflower oil and slivered almonds -- SO good! Chicken or Turkey Salad Recipe 1 cup cooked, cubed chicken or turkey 1/3...

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Meet Guest Writer Julie Vastine

What brought you to the mat as a student and then as a teacher? In 2011, I found myself burnt out from my work with affected communities where natural resource extraction was resulting in harmful public health and environmental consequences. I had stopped taking care...

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Time to Restore by Lori Henry

There is a funny thing that happens when I have time to rest but stop listening to my inner wisdom. I start planning for weeks into the future and telling myself that there’s only so much space for everything I need to do in this life. What if I’m idle for too long, I...

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The Practice of NOT Being Seen by Amy Necci

I’m so happy that summer is here, and that we can see such growth all around us.  This inspires me to stay focused on continuing to blossom and allowing myself to be seen.  Over the winter and spring I learned some important lessons about balance and taking care of...

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The Power and Depth of Kripalu Yoga

The Power and Depth of Kripalu Yoga was an unpublished article by Yoganand Michael Carroll. This article was written in 2004 to address differences Yoganand saw between Kripalu Yoga and the teachings of Swami Kripalu. The ideas expressed in this article led Yoganand...

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Meet our Newest Guest Writer – Mike Cardillo

Meet Mike Cardillo, a recent graduate from the Pranakriya 200-Hour YTT at Yoga 4 Everybody A) What brought you to the mat as a student and then as a teacher? In a previous life I worked from home, sitting in from of my laptop for what felt like 12 hours a day. Over...

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Yoga Lessons from a Baby by Catherine Striegel

A few months ago, I joked in the marketing for a Mommy & Baby Yoga class that “the babies are already experts.” I was struck just the other day by how true the statement is: I was watching her try to lift a shampoo bottle that was too heavy out of a basket. I watched...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika [free download]

This is a 14th century text that is a foundation for Tantric Hatha Yoga. This is the translation I use in the Pranakriya 500 hour teacher training. I use it mostly because it is the translation Swami Kripalu based his commentary on. There are many ancient versions of...

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Keep Moving Forward by Lori Henry

It has been almost 4 years since I began a deep purge of my belongings. A significant life event and the necessity of moving spurred along something I had thought about for a while before it happened. When I was sorting through what would be donated or kept, I...

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