Pranakriya Approach to Yin Yoga (20 credit hours)
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Pranakriya Approach to Yin Yoga (20 credit hours)

Led by Amanda Trevelino, C-IAYT, RYT500, this training within Pranakriya's 300-hour teacher training program will prepare teachers to guide Yin yoga, a passive practice of loading the body's fascia, or connective tissue, for a period of time with emphasis on joint health, to hydrate, lubricate and improve or maintain the body’s overall mobility and flexibility.

Named for the Chinese taichi symbol that illustrates complementary duality, the practice acknowledges that muscular yang-like yoga asanas are more fiery and superficial, while Yin is a cooling practice that offers much deeper access to the body, and perhaps to the deeper Self. As such, this training will offer a simple overview of Chinese meridian theory. It will help teachers understand the concepts of moving energy, even in stillness, and will relate to the nadis and koshas of tantric philosophy. 

We will enhance our understanding of fascia’s role in the body, and experience the way connective tissue may invite connection to the subtle body or the psyche. As Yin becomes a meditative practice of non-resistance and mindful witnessing, we learn how to language for self-awareness, how to calm the nervous system, craft various Yin sequences, when to use counterposes, rebounds and props for safety. We also will explore what yin in not: active stretching or restorative yoga.

$425
$375 early bird rate expires Nov. 7. Use coupon code "PK-YIN"

About Amanda:
Amanda's teaching style is focused on experiential awareness. She considers the yogic journey a path of compassionate inquiry and endless unlearning. She found yoga at age 40, while searching for a level of healing beyond what doctors could offer, and her belief in self-health led to inquiries around nourishing the Self on many levels. She discovered Yin while traveling, noticing that it offered a grounding, “anchoring” effect that, for her, was very different than other forms of hatha and vinyasa. Intrigued by the mental/emotional effects of this style, Amanda began to study privately with her first teacher Sara Phelan of Mokuleia, Hawaii, a certified Yin Yoga teacher through Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga Institute. Later trainings became available in her hometown of Atlanta and she became certified through Mahapatha Yoga under Doug Johnson, a student of Paul Grilley. She’s explored other yin trainings and perspectives, and was most inspired by Gil Hedley’s (Integral Anatomy) advice to working with fascia, “look for the unity.” 

Amanda appreciates Yin as a practice of unity, one that sometimes invites us to witness parts of ourselves that have been disconnected or forgotten. And for that, she relies on the influence of her Kripalu and Pranakriya inspired teachers. In particular, she appreciates the hands on understanding of fascia and channels of energy gained through William Hufschmidt’s Thai Yoga Therapy Certification; the understanding of the body’s innate intelligence and capacity to reorganize as taught by Don Stapleton Ph.D. in Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics; the perspective of the body as a dynamic metaphor, a field of gross and subtle energy as taught, many times in many ways, by Yoganand Michael Carroll.

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Winter Solstice Gayatri Meditation with Margo Gomes & Ian Boccio
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Winter Solstice Gayatri Meditation with Margo Gomes & Ian Boccio

Ian sings sacred bhajans (prayer songs) and leads the group in chanting mantras, accompanied by drums, harmonium, Indian harp, and various other instruments.

Margo creates a soundscape of sacred vibrations using Himalayan singing bowls, Chinese wind gong, and more, that form an environment of healing and meditative energies.

$20 at the door
$15 advance registration at
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Make Peace with Food: A Retreat with Jennifer Hnat, RDN
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Make Peace with Food: A Retreat with Jennifer Hnat, RDN

Set the tone for the New Year by elevating your relationship with your body! This self-care retreat unpacks mindful eating skills, nutrition knowledge as well as somatic movement (yoga with Amanda!) that lovingly (re)connects you to your body.

Join Jennifer Hnat, plant-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Mindful Eating Facilitator for the Am I Hungry? Program, on a mindful eating journey complete with key strategies for how to make peace with food. Befriend the body, and create a joyful connection to your nourished Self.

This day-long journey is curated to help you "unlearn" patterns, navigate diet/nutrition advice and cultivate simple, mindful eating skills. Join us if you are ready to immerse yourself in compassionate, mindful exploration and yoga to reconnect to your inner peace, wisdom and joy for a more balanced new year.

Retreat Highlights:

- Discover simple steps to jumpstart your mindful eating journey

- Delete past diet behaviors, beliefs and make peace with food forever without dieting

- Rebuild your confidence around nutrition and nourishing your body

- Learn how to reconnect to your innate gut wisdom and internal hunger and fullness cues


- Step-by-step guidelines and activities to cultivate healthier mindful eating skills

- Practice your new mindful eating skills with an organic plant-based culinary creation

- Restore your body and spirit with a Mindful Movement Yoga class with Yoga Therapist Amanda Trevelino (C-IAYT, E-RYT500)

$195 includes retreat workbook with 10 principles for intuitive & mindful eating, yoga class, organic meal and a non-judgmental environment for personal growth!

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Pranakriya Bhagavad Gita Training (300-hr)
Jan
17
to Jan 21

Pranakriya Bhagavad Gita Training (300-hr)

Led by Yoganand Michael Carroll, "Understanding the Bhagavad Gita" is a 34-hour course toward 300-hour Professional Development Certification. The Bhagavad Gita is a 2,000 year old Sanskrit text that offers profound insight into the deeper practices of yoga. As the seeker in the Gita metaphorically prepares for the battle of spiritual transformation, he asks his teacher a series of questions. In his answers the teacher explains the many challenges and stages of the yogic spiritual path. In this program we will explore themes from the Bhagavad Gita that are meaningful for us as modern yoga practitioners.

Required text: The Bhagavad Gita, by Winthrop Sargeant. 

Cost: $650. 
Earlybird: $500 by November 25. 

Yoganand founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.
After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.
Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. 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.

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Vocal Toning and Crystal Bowls with Vee Baker
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

Vocal Toning and Crystal Bowls with Vee Baker

Led by Vee Baker, "Toning" uses the voice as a healing instrument. You do not need to be able to sing, only make a sound on the exhale breath, letting the vibration resonate in your body. Toning can help your body and energy resonate at a healthy vibration, or get "back into tune." Your voice also powerfully carries your intentions. The session includes chakra balancing sound therapy, followed by a crystal bowl meditation and deep relaxation. 

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Sonic Sunday: Thanksgiving Edition
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Sonic Sunday: Thanksgiving Edition

Vibrational Sound Therapist Margo Gomes offers a chorus of 14 hand-forged Himalayan singing bowls, while Amanda Trevelino guides deeply restorative yoga with light Thai-inspired touch. This practice includes an extended Sonic Savasana with the healing frequencies of a Chinese wind gong to create resonance and harmony in body, mind and spirit, allowing the body to source its innate healing capacity.

Remain afterward for poolside social time with sparkling beverages!

$25

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Violin Vinyasa (& Vino)
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Violin Vinyasa (& Vino)

Violinist Susannah Stevens offers soothing live music in our intimate environment as Amanda Trevelino leads a meditative slow flow vinyasa into deeply restorative poses. Enjoy an extended savasana for strings, followed by a social with wine or hot tea.

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Embodiment: An Immersion with William Hufschmidt
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Embodiment: An Immersion with William Hufschmidt

Join Pranakriya Director WILLIAM HUFSCHMIDT for a full day of practices correlating to the five elements. The immersion is open to anyone interested in bringing new possibilities to their practice, especially teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about Pranakriya style of yoga and it’s Teacher Training Programs.

Part I - Your Body as EARTH - Asana and Gravity
The earth is the foundation of every asana, and this module explores how to interact better with the earth and it’s gravity. Our evening practice will include identifying each muscle and bone, plus create safe movements for every joint.

Part II - Your Body as SPACE - Meditation in Motion
Everything about our body is in motion, pulsation, spanda, and every movement sends a message to our brain.. What if meditation was about learning to better perceive the messages from your body? This module includes a vinyasa practice to explore meditation as a tool for finding more safe and stable possibilities.

Part III - Your Body as AIR - Pranayamas
Without air and breathe, our body would survive barely a few moments. This module explores the theory behind pranayama practices, while learning 10 different techniques to bring to your practice.

Part IV - Your Body as FIRE - The Deeper Practices
The Pranakriya Yoga practice unites the rituals of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation to create deep experiences of oneness, stillness and clarity. This will be a longer yoga practice,and a deep dive into Pranakriya Yoga. All levels are welcome - please practice to your capacity.

Part V - Your Body as WATER - Integrating Wholeness
Pranakriya Yoga asks practitioners to embody the experiences that come out of our practice, and to integrate the experiences so we can experience greater levels of aliveness. This module will explore some elements of yoga philosophy and will end with a pranayama and yoga Nidra practice.

 

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Sacred Conscious Breathe with Sara - Experience Your True Essence Within
Oct
28
1:30 PM13:30

Sacred Conscious Breathe with Sara - Experience Your True Essence Within

ALL are welcome to experience the powerful clearing & transformational energy of consciously harnessing Prana through circular breathing. Led by Sara Egert, you'll discover the breath is a teacher, offering truth, deeper connection, release, and clarity.

Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, water and a journal.

Benefits of Breathwork are:

*Calms Mind

*Invites clarity

*Releases stored emotions and memories

*Enhances vitality

*Balances the nervous system

Questions? Saraegert8@gmail

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Fall Inward: Day Retreat with Amanda & Margo
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Inward: Day Retreat with Amanda & Margo

A sanctuary for the senses "Turning Inward: Introspection through Sensation" will guide you to reconnect to your deepest Self through sound, sensation and relaxation. Experience both awakening and restorative practices Led by Amanda Trevelino set to the healing frequencies of Margo Gomes' singing bowls, as well as an exploration of scents for emotional balance led by Dawn Benson, a chocolate meditation and sensuous self care. All supporting a deeper understanding of "Pratyahara," or inner awareness. 
You will leave with an understanding of how to use Pratyahara to support your personal practice.

$175 includes light vegetarian lunch.

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Wild Woman New Moon Circle
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Woman New Moon Circle

Guided by Alana Saporiti, spend a sensuous evening in sisterhood and sacred space. We'll turn inward to explore the dark phase of the moon, then set intentions to bring forth our light with guided meditation/visualization, as well as time for sharing, and an intention setting ritual.

These circles are an inclusive coming together with souls from all paths. We gather around the ideas of: sisterhood, a respect for the earth, and co-creation.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring an open heart and a journal.

$20. Earlybird registration $15 with code "Sister" by July 31. 

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No Drama Mama Day Retreat: Mindfulness for Mothers
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

No Drama Mama Day Retreat: Mindfulness for Mothers

Retreat for a transformational day of building calm, confidence, kindness and connection with Jennifer Chase Finch, M.A., LPC, NBCC, Certified Mindfulness Instructor and founder of Be Here Now Mindfulness. 

Being a mom is amazing... and it is also really HARD! In this one-day intensive retreat you will restore balance, find your still, quiet place where you can build resiliency, strength and compassion for yourself and your loved ones. This meditative experiential workshop is guaranteed to help you ditch the drama and be a calm mama!

Investment: $199

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Sonic Sunday: Soothe & Sip
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Sonic Sunday: Soothe & Sip

Vibrational Sound Therapist Margo Gomes offers a chorus of 14 hand-forged Himalayan singing bowls, while Amanda Trevelino guides deeply restorative yoga with light Thai-inspired touch. This practice includes an extended Sonic Savasana with the healing frequencies of a Chinese wind gong to create resonance and harmony in body, mind and spirit, allowing the body to source its innate healing capacity.

Remain afterward for poolside social time with sparkling beverages!

$25

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Wild Woman New Moon Circle
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Woman New Moon Circle

Guided by Alana Saporiti, spend a sensuous evening in sisterhood and sacred space. We'll turn inward to explore the dark phase of the moon, then set intentions to bring forth our light with guided meditation/visualization, as well as time for sharing, and an intention setting ritual.

These circles are an inclusive coming together with souls from all paths. We gather around the ideas of: sisterhood, a respect for the earth, and co-creation.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring an open heart and a journal.

$20. Earlybird registration $15 with code "Sister" by July 31. 

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Sonic & Aquatic: A Poolside Sound & Yoga Experience
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Sonic & Aquatic: A Poolside Sound & Yoga Experience

8/5 - Our monthly Sonic Sunday series offers a poolside experience of vibration, sensation and deep relaxation, as we explore our connection to primal elements: sound, water, earth. Vibrational Sound Therapist Margo Gomes offers an outdoor symphony of hand-forged Himalayan singing bowls, while Amanda Trevelino guides fluid, easeful movement into restful yin/restorative poses. Your extended Sonic Savanna may take place in or out of the pool, absorbing healing frequencies and creating resonance and harmony in body and mind. 
As a reminder, you might bring a swimsuit and towel.
Remain afterward for poolside social time with Bela beverages!
$35
$25 Earlybird pricing until July 22 with code "Early10"

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Cacao Ceremony & Group Breathe
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Cacao Ceremony & Group Breathe

7/28 - 1:00 to 3:30 

♥ Cacao Ceremony with Nina & Group Breathe with Sara ♥   Ready to open your hearts and set your life on fire? Cacao is the frequency of Abundance and Prosperity! 

Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, water and a journal.

The Group Breathe will allow one to integrate the cacao medicine and to integrate & allow:
*more clarity
*releases stored emotions & Memories
*more vitality
*resets the parasympathetic nervous system - the body's natural healing 

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Wild Woman New Moon Circle
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Woman New Moon Circle

Guided by Alana Saporiti, spend a sensuous evening in sisterhood and sacred space. We'll turn inward to explore the dark phase of the moon, then set intentions to bring forth our light with guided meditation/visualization, as well as time for sharing, and an intention setting ritual.

These circles are an inclusive coming together with souls from all paths. We gather around the ideas of: sisterhood, a respect for the earth, and co-creation.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring an open heart and a journal.

$15

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Sonic & Aquatic: A Poolside Sound & Yoga Experience
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sonic & Aquatic: A Poolside Sound & Yoga Experience

The July edition of our monthly Sonic Sunday series offers a poolside experience of vibration, sensation and deep relaxation. Vibrational Sound Therapist Margo Gomes offers an outdoor symphony of hand-forged Himalayan singing bowls, while Amanda Trevelino guides fluid, easeful movement into deeply restorative poses. Your extended Sonic Savanna may take place in or out of the pool, absorbing healing frequencies and creating resonance and harmony in body and mind. 
Finish with social time and sparkling beverages!

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Ayurveda Workshop with Mayuri Mulji
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Ayurveda Workshop with Mayuri Mulji

Mayuri Mulji teaches Ayurveda, an ancient healing system from India that provides a guide to manifest vitality, purpose, self-acceptance and love. The experience gained in this workshop will help restore your connection to your true nature. Ayurveda becomes a way of life, so come discover the art of living in harmony with Nature. 

•Discover your unique, mental and emotional "consititution."
•Daily Ayurvedic Health Routine (Dinacharya)
•Self Massage (Abhyangam)
•Ayurvedic home remedies for common health problems
•Use of Ayurvedic herbs and culinary spices to enhance digestion
•Subtle Therapies: Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra

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Wild Woman New Moon Circle
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Woman New Moon Circle

Led by Laura Anderson, expect a sacred atmosphere for guided meditation, sharing our "Voices of Venus," intention setting, ritual and more as we connect to the New moon in Taurus. You'll meet other open-hearted folks who are in touch with their fierce femininity, to gather with intention around the ideas of sisterhood, a respect for the earth and co-creation. Shared nourishment - be it food, laughter or tears - is encouraged. $15

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Mamas & Mantras: Sacred Sounds to the Feminine
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Mamas & Mantras: Sacred Sounds to the Feminine

Honoring Mothers Day, Margo Gomes and Amanda Trevelino will combine the frequencies of Himalayan singing bowls with the power of our voices, to create an experience of sacred sound and divine feminine energy. We'll explore and chant 108 mantras to iconic goddesses, learning from their stories as we collectively raise our vibration and resonate with frequencies of creativity (Sarasvati), abundance (Lakshmi) and righteous action (Durga). Jai Ma!

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Awakening Compassion Retreat: Exploring our Depths through Somatic Psychology, Neuroscience and Yoga
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Awakening Compassion Retreat: Exploring our Depths through Somatic Psychology, Neuroscience and Yoga

Join Jennifer Finch, M.A.,LPC, NBCC, and Amanda Trevelino, C-IAYT, RYT500 for a nurturing day to spring clean the psyche. Jennifer is a licensed psycho-therapist and a Certified Meditation, Mindfulness & Compassion Instructor with a mind for science and a heart for positive change. She is passionate about bridging universal wisdom of meditation and mindfulness with today's research, neuroscience and psychology to share the art of thriving with those seeking it. Amanda leads experiences to embody compass

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Pranakriya Anatomy Training (300-hr)
Jan
19
to Jan 23

Pranakriya Anatomy Training (300-hr)

Led by William Hufschmidt, “Pranakriya Anatomy Training for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers” is a 34-hour course toward 300-hour Professional Development Certification in which you will learn in an experiential environment: study your own body and your own asana practice while learning the language of anatomy. We will review safe Range of Motion for all the body’s joints and name the major muscles that create those actions. We will also explore how we can train our eye to see more accurately the anatomy and movement patterns of others. All practices and activities in this program aim to help you experience, discuss and enhance your body’s abilities for safe and conscious movement. Lectures will describe how the nervous system and the body’s muscles and skeleton work together to create safe strengthening and lengthening for the muscles.
You will learn to lead and practice yoga safely by better understanding how to move, engage and position our muscles and bones. 
This course offers credit toward Pranakriya's 300-hr training program. 

Price: $575 when enrolled by January 4, or $625 thereafter. 
Please note: An additional $25 materials fee will added at the time of you enrollment. See below for scholarship application.

Required Text: The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jarmey, 3rd edition, Lotus Publishing Chinchester, England. 

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