What does the Pranakriya community mean to me? It means that I know that I can use authentic yoga culture as a vessel for shaping change.
Right before my final weekend for the 200hr training with Pranakriya, my brother passed away unexpectedly. I remember sitting with my...
David Brooks, wrote in The Atlantic about extended family: “Extended families have two great strengths. The first is resilience. …The second great strength of extended families is their socializing force.” These struck me as two great strengths of community as well. (In fact, isn’t family a community after all?)
As I heard those calming, peaceful words that I have heard and said so many times before, I became aware that at perhaps the same moment, Yoganand was probably saying those same words in
When I taught Modern History one of my favorite textbooks was called Who Built America? If we had a comparable book about Who Built Pranakriya, it might look a little different than the official history in our manuals. There are people who completed their 200-hour YTT at Yoganand’s house…
….the real challenge here, beyond the physical asana, is mental. Finding that place to witness as the mind and body reveal old thought patterns and limits, challenge them, and learn where you can grow and when to bring yourself back into comfort is a huge component here.
In which we talk about yoga vs. exercise
“I’m not worried if I can do it.” “I feel safe and comfortable.” “it’s not always easy, but I'm confident I can participate.” “This is where my...
By Patricia Yonchek Pranakriya 500-RYT Being trained as Pranakriya teachers, most of us intuitively weave the characteristics of a Pranakriya...
“Asanas performed mechanically strengthen the body and bring health. Asanas performed with concentration of the mind achieve yoga. Where there is...
“How can speech have access to those places where the mind cannot go? Speech can describe sensory experiences but not extra-sensory ones.” - Swami...
“Whoever relies on the breath has obtained a key to yoga and has taken a good path.” – Swami Kripalu
Today is my youngest child’s 19th birthday and I am called to reflect on breath as life-giving. How awesome an experience it is to give birth and watch a child take her first breath in the world. There is an expectation in the delivery room amongst the doctors and family members, before the child enters the world and makes a sound. Collectively,
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The Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts provides transformative yoga instruction rooted in Tantric Hatha traditions for the modern Western practitioner. We share these deep practices to enrich our community, creating a path to become more fully alive on and off the mat.