Learn to weave the power of the principle bandhas (jalandhara, uddiyana and mula) into your practice. Bandha practice is a yogic science in itself and deserves a well rounded investigation as a way to master physical and mental energy to cleanse, empower and calm. Bandhas lend structural integrity to your practice as well as helping to still and focus the mind and body. Learn which poses are appropriate for engaging these "locks" and how to safely engage, enter and leave, from them.
Master Class: Accessing the Light of the Heart - Uniquely crafted backbends for a healthy heart and spine
The philosophical teachings of the Yoga Sutra tell us that at our innermost Self is where inner healing and joy prevail. Its home is in the luminous heart. This practice will take you there as you explore, purify and empower this emotional and identity center as you enliven the spine.
SECOND WEEKEND: Demystify Tantra and expand your world! Discover how hatha yoga is rooted in the esoteric and exotic comprehensive world of Tantra, and take your practice, and life, to the next level. Explore key concepts, philosophy and practices, including the pivotal roles of Prana, Shakti and Kundalini. Activate and utilize your life force to gain mastery over your world. In addition to studying the Tantric world view and philosophy, you’ll explore the theory and application of advanced hatha practices such as bandha, mudra, kriya, pranayama and powerful meditations.
Whether we wish to admit it or not, overstimulation, anxiety, exhaustion and their attendant symptoms are a toxic pandemic in our society. Individuals have supplanted restful leisure time with an ever expanding to do list and the ‘off’ button seems further out of reach. This systemic depletion sabotages our health and desire to thrive. The drive to do and be more cannot be supported unless we understand and engage in activities that deeply relax and nourish our depleted minds and bodies.
Enter Restorative Yoga: a compendium of practices that can provide just what we need to feed, cherish, revivify and rejuvenate, but done haphazardly or without a deep understanding, its effectiveness is diminished. Yoga Vidya offers a carefully researched, comprehensive program that examines not just the ‘how’, but the ‘why’ of this deeply rejuvenative branch of hatha yoga. If you are a teacher, therapist or health worker who wishes to serve in a more healing and profound way, or if you just want to learn more about how to serve yourself, this program is for you!
Holistic Youth Project and Yoga Vidya Inc. bring you a comprehensive kids yoga teacher training that features presentations from professionals in the fields of social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and more. Get certified to teach yoga and mindfulness to youth in any setting: a yoga studio, school, or community space with a diverse population. Join our mission in sharing a lifelong foundation for well-being with youth.
Create lesson plans and learn to teach yoga to kids ages 3-18 in a relaxing, empowering, balancing, and enlivening way.
Learn how yoga affects the brain, nervous system, and body.
Learn the prevalence and effects of trauma and stress in our children and how to teach with trauma sensitivity.
Learn how to navigate relationships with schools.
Get access to an extensive digital resource with latest news and research on yoga science, special needs, and youth development.
Get support after the training as a YfYO teacher.
The Four Desires module is included in Sva Sadhana, although The Four Desires may be taken separately.
Take your practice to new heights and greater depth! Create a life informed by and infused with Yoga and Vedanta as a comprehensive wellness and happiness modality! Explore advanced philosophy, pranayama and meditation, asana and Tantric hatha practices.
Also on June 20th and 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
This special series offers an in-depth view into how the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda can foster optimal health for women. We will lay a framework for deep nourishment at all levels: nutritional, hormonal, emotional and spiritual. We will practice yoga, explore the ages and stages of womanhood from an Ayurvedic perspective and learn to incorporate daily routine and ritual that will keep us luscious, healthy and thriving!
WITH ADDITIONAL WEBINARS: The Four Desires is the inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on these ancient, time-tested teachings created for anyone seeking a better, more fulfilled life. The Four Desires will unleash your vision and power to thrive, show you how to tap into the power of your soul and guide you to become who you were meant to be, the place where worldly and spiritual prosperity meet.
How to ‘live greatly’ as a practitioner and how to counsel your students in this wellness system. Includes 10 non-classroom hours.
FIRST WEEKEND: Refine your ability to embody and present yoga as it was meant to be, inclusive of, but so much more than, asana. Advanced sequencing, how to teach meditation, advanced pranayama and philosophy will all be addressed in depth. You will also learn how to design workshops, manage the classroom and step into your greatness as a conduit of this spiritual science.
SECOND WEEKEND: Refine your ability to embody and present yoga as it was meant to be, inclusive of, but so much more than, asana. Advanced sequencing, how to teach meditation, advanced pranayama and philosophy will all be addressed in depth. You will also learn how to design workshops, manage the classroom and step into your greatness as a conduit of this spiritual science.
Oct 26-27, Nov 9-10, Nov 23, December 6-8 (Retreat Weekend): Yoga is the ultimate self-care and healing modality. Its origins go back millennia and have been enhanced, codified and improved upon to be extremely effective as a modern day wellness resource. This part of the program examines the origins and modern day applications of yoga therapy. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, the energetic body, types of therapy, Ayurveda, structural and experiential anatomy, the Panchamaya Kosha model, prana’s role in health, client observation, diagnosis and prescription, and much more. We will also explore Yoga’s role in one’s emotional and spiritual health. Pre-requisites are completion of a 200 hour program or the equivalent, and completion of all other modules in the Yoga Vidya Advanced Training.
Yoga practices are premised on the cultivation of our inner fire (Sva Agni) and its proper utilization. Learn how to build and harness this profound elemental power as a source of strength, clarity and transformation. Asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and meditation will combine to brighten and sustain our Agni.
FIRST WEEKEND: Demystify Tantra and expand your world! Discover how hatha yoga is rooted in the esoteric and exotic comprehensive world of Tantra, and take your practice, and life, to the next level. Explore key concepts, philosophy and practices, including the pivotal roles of Prana, Shakti and Kundalini. Activate and utilize your life force to gain mastery over your world. In addition to studying the Tantric world view and philosophy, you’ll explore the theory and application of advanced hatha practices such as bandha, mudra, kriya, pranayama and powerful meditations.
In this workshop, learn to find creative ways to incorporate props, such as chairs, blankets, bolsters, belts, to help you find greater safety, comfort and depth in your personal practice.