Workshops/Immersion Programs

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These upcoming programs are unique workshops, day-long, weekend and week-long retreats from our Directors that are separate from our certification programs.

Churning the Body, Freeing the Heart A Tantric Hatha Yoga Retreat - Salt Tree Yoga

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: December 8-10, 2017

Location: Salt Tree Yoga Studio, Ottawa, IL

Program Times:

Friday evening class 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday 9:00-5:00pm

Sunday 9:00-3:00pm

Program Cost: $275 for Full Weekend
$35 Friday Evening

Program Description:

For students with min. 6 months of yoga experience.

The yoga tradition assumes that we each develop a persona to fit into the world and then forget that we are more than that persona. Yogic techniques—known as chalana, or churning—energetically disturb the persona, opening the possibility to reform it again and again, each time a little closer to who we really are. When the difference between the persona and our true self becomes small enough, we can take refuge in the ultimate truth of our being.

Release your old identity and move toward truth in a retreat that immerses you in Intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama, and meditation. An exploration of yogic ideals to see what’s appropriate for contemporary practitioners. Yogic lifestyle and transformational experiences.  A safe environment in which to connect with a community of practitioners.

Churning the Body, Freeing the Heart A Tantric Hatha Yoga Retreat

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: December 22–24, 2017

Location:  Kriplau Center for Yoga

For students with min. 6 months of yoga experience.

The yoga tradition assumes that we each develop a persona to fit into the world and then forget that we are more than that persona. Yogic techniques—known as chalana, or churning—energetically disturb the persona, opening the possibility to reform it again and again, each time a little closer to who we really are. When the difference between the persona and our true self becomes small enough, we can take refuge in the ultimate truth of our being.

Release your old identity and move toward truth in a retreat that immerses you in Intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama, and meditation. An exploration of yogic ideals to see what’s appropriate for contemporary practitioners. Yogic lifestyle and transformational experiences
A safe environment in which to connect with a community of practitioners.

Yoga and the Path of No Regret

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: December 25–29, 2017

Location:  Kripalu Center for Yoga

For all levels.
Deepen your yoga practice through an understanding of the concept of spanda (pulsation) from Kashmir Shaivism, in which consciousness is seen as pulsating through time and space. When you tune into that pulsation, you act from a natural place inside yourself so your actions do not bind or cause suffering. Aligned with this inner flow, you live each moment fully, and when you leave it behind, you give yourself completely to the next moment without fear or regret.
Learn how asana and pranayama practice can attune you to spanda and how meditation can be an act of surrender to spanda as your deepest nature. This program includes early-morning practice led by Yoganand, study of ancient yogic texts, and discussions about applying what you learn here to everyday life.

 

The Mystical Path of Yoga

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: January 19-21, 2018

Location: Main Line Shala

For students with min. 6 months yoga or meditation experience.

We practice yoga for many reasons: health, vitality, a sense of well-being, strength, flexibility. In its earliest stages of development, however, yoga was createyogad as a path to the soul. It was designed to lead us to the direct experience of spirit.

In this retreat for experienced practitioners, we look at applications of asana, pranayama, and meditation that have been lost from many traditions—techniques that were once central to yoga practice as a path to the mystery within. We focus on techniques that can easily be taken home and incorporated into a daily practice.

This program includes:

  • Morning practice just for our group
  • The study of ancient yoga symbols and stories that hold meaningful secrets
  • Esoteric asana and pranayama techniques

Come practice in a safe community with like-minded seekers as together we explore the mystical path of yoga.

Pranakriya Immersion Program

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: January 26-28, 2018

Location: Whole Body Yoga

Spend a weekend immersed in Pranakriya Yoga. Explore postures, pranayama, meditation, history, philosophy and deepen your relationship with yourself. This weekend combines both lecture and experiential practices to further your understanding of the Pranakriya lineage of yoga.

The weekend begins with a long, meditative yoga practice on Friday night. Saturday will include learning two intermediate pranayamas and incorporating them into a meditation practice. You will also explore the history of Pranakriya Yoga with a focus on Swami Kripalu. Sunday, we will deepen our practices of meditation as well as learn the difference between the verticalist and horizontalist paths of yoga.

Pranakriya’s meditative yoga class has an emphasis on physical sensation and breath awareness. It is at a slower pace with longer holding of postures to raise prana, and uses basic postures. This class is suitable for all levels of students looking for a more internal practice.

Pranakriya’s gentle yoga class is appropriate for students new to yoga as well as elderly individuals and those with injuries.  The focus is stress release and gentle stretching.  It is intended to be a very internal class.

CAPPA Labor Doula Training

Director(s): Abby Bordner
Dates: February 23-25, 2018

Location: Yoga for Everybody

This is an 18-hour course that is required to become certified with the international Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. CAPPA Faculty member and Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts Director Abby Bordner teaches an intensive workshop to learn to support women and families in late pregnancy, birth and early postpartum.

A certified labor doula is a birth professional with a focus on educating and supporting women physically, emotionally and spiritually through the process of birth. In this training you’ll learn:

  • end of pregnancy health and wellness
  • anatomy and physiology of birth and the stages of labor
  • positional support and coping skills to manage pain and fear
  • hospital procedures
  • early postpartum recovery for mom and baby, supporting bonding
  • newborn procedures
  • the process to become certified with CAPPA

Pranakriya Immersion Weekend

Director(s): William Hufschmidt
Dates: March 16-18, 2018

Location: Jai Yoga

Spend a weekend immersed in Pranakriya Yoga. Explore postures, pranayama, meditation, history, and philosophy and deepen your relationship with yourself. This weekend combines both lecture and experiential practices to further your understanding of the Pranakriya lineage of yoga.

The weekend begins with a long, meditative yoga practice on Friday night. Saturday will include learning two intermediate pranayamas and incorporating them into a meditation practice. You will also explore the history of Pranakriya Yoga with a focus on Swami Kripalu. Sunday, we will deepen our practices of meditation as well as learn the difference between the verticalist and horizontalist paths of yoga.

Pranakriya’s meditative yoga class has an emphasis on physical sensation and breath awareness. It is at a slower pace with longer holding of postures to raise prana, and uses basic postures. This class is suitable for all levels of students looking for a more internal practice.

Pranakriya’s gentle yoga class is appropriate for students new to yoga as well as elderly individuals and those with injuries.  The focus is stress release and gentle stretching.  It is intended to be a very internal class.

The Deep Roots of Yoga

Director(s): Devadas Gregg Day
Dates: August 3-5, 2018

Location: Crofton Yoga

“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?”  We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga.

While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable; and so we find these philosophies rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and personal intention for practice today.

Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions. Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbakas, and the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.

Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

The Mystical Path of Yoga

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: August 24-26, 2018

Location: The Yoga Center

For students with min. 6 months yoga or meditation experience.

We practice yoga for many reasons: health, vitality, a sense of well-being, strength, flexibility. In its earliest stages of development, however, yoga was created as a path to the soul. It was designed to lead us to the direct experience of spirit.

In this retreat for experienced practitioners, we look at applications of asana, pranayama, and meditation that have been lost from many traditions—techniques that were once central to yoga practice as a path to the mystery within. We focus on techniques that can easily be taken home and incorporated into a daily practice.

This program includes:

  • Morning practice just for our group
  • The study of ancient yoga symbols and stories that hold meaningful secrets
  • Esoteric asana and pranayama techniques.

Come practice in a safe community with like-minded seekers as together we explore the mystical path of yoga.

Yoga As Play, Yoga As Practice

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Dates: September 22-23, 2018

Location: Jai Yoga

Join Jacci for a retreat weekend filled with fun, laughter and yoga.

We’ll add some spice to your yoga practice, look at the yamas and niyamas (the ethical precepts of yoga) and learn how to design a home practice.  We will spice up our practice with humor, fun yoga postures and yoga games in addition to practicing pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.

We will eat a delicious potluck lunch together each day as well as enjoy a walking meditation after lunch.  Take a yoga stay-cation with us!

Yoga from East to West

Director(s): Devadas Gregg Day
Dates: October 5-7, 2018

Location: The Yoga Center

We pick up the history of yoga with the development of Hatha Yoga in 1000 AD and follow its development, decline and revival through the Muslim conquests, the British Raj, the Indian Renaissance, and its ultimate transmission to the West.

We will compare hatha yoga then and now, consider the western changes to the practices and goals of hatha yoga, and explore what a hybrid path might look like that straddles both the old and new in the development of an authentic yoga in the 21st century.

Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions.  Practices will introduce and include pranayama, kumbhakas, and the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.

Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

 

Find us in these states:

Connecticut • Florida • Georgia • Illinois • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • New Jersey • New Mexico • North Carolina • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Vermont • Washington

Our Mission

Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts offers teacher trainings, retreats, classes and workshops that explore the ancient practices of Tantra Hatha Yoga. We encourage all students to practice with focus at a level to both humble and inspire their lives. We work to foster an open and accepting community of growth, healing and transformation that invites all practitioners to listen deeply and to respectfully follow their own soul’s dharma. Our mission is to support humanity, become more fully alive and live attuned to Prana.

Contact

7 Avenida Vista Grande B7 #130 Santa Fe, NM 87508 Email: info@pranakriya.com