200 Hour Prana Vinyasa Yoga

Teacher Training

June-September 2019

Join Devon Sweeney and special guests to learn the art of teaching Prana Vinyasa® yoga in this empowering and evolutionary vinyasa training. You will embody the energetic flow of yoga on and off the mat, deepen your practice, and learn to share vinyasa for all levels. This teacher training program is for aspiring and seasoned teachers as the introduction to a holistic, energetic approach to teaching vinyasa yoga. Prana Vinyasa® teacher trainings model the synthesis approach to integrating the roots and evolution of living yoga, based upon the teachings of Krishnamacharya’s lineage, Tantra, Sacred Arts, Ayurveda, Bhakti and Somatics.

 

Through the full-spectrum Wave Sequencing of Prana Vinyasa you will integrate how to teach alignment in the flow of movement with creative and effective solar/lunar sequences.Through practice teaching, creative sequencing, and self inquiry you will learn to develop the teaching tools of using your voice, hands on assists, observation and energetic awareness to facilitate the state of flow within a class. Teachers will explore the uniquely Prana Vinyasa methodologies of: Energetic Alignment™, Vinyasa Krama, Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa, and Wave Sequencing for the Mandala of 108 Asanas.In this immersion, you will focus on the Prana Flow method of teaching alignment in the flow of a practice, creating movement alchemy that balances the elemental body and a deep understanding of asanas within the Mandala of Asanas.

 

Energetic alignment will be emphasized to begin to cultivate the balancing of the five elements and full spectrum embodiment of the organizing intelligence of our life force through the movements of Prana. You will explore the many dimensions of creating a soul inspiring class- guiding the microcosm of your students to experience healing connection to the whole. This approach to teaching encourages an evolutionary journey into living yoga as we begin to heal the body of our life through the empowerment of a full spectrum practice. We will emphasize teaching from a flow-state to translate this integrative practice to our students.

 

Enjoy a deeper connection to the Prana Vinyasa teacher studies community through blended live and online learning. Receive support from a vibrant teacher-studies community and an online school that offers resources for greater embodiment and understanding on the teacher training path. Online courses created to correspond with each module will reinforce namaskars, sequences, and methodology to promote a continuing connection, deepening of practice, and mastery of teaching Prana Vinyasa sequences.

200 Hour Certification overview

at least 2 years of asana practice suggested for all applicants

A short book list will be assigned. Books posted by October 31st 2018.

Samadhi Yoga Englewood

All Day Fri-Sun 8am-6pm

 

Art of Namaskar

June 28-30

 

Embodying Prana Vinyasa: Skills For Teaching Prana Vinyasa

July 12-14

 

Elemental Prana Vinyasa 200 Hour Sessions

July 19-21

Aug 9-11 

August 16-18 

September 13-15

Full 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Training Tuition

$2750 Early Bird until MAY 15 2019

$3000 Full Price 

Deposit:$500

Modules

Art of Namaskar- June 28-30

Embodying Prana Vinyasa: Skills For Teaching Prana Vinyasa - July 12-14

Embodying the Flow: Prana Vinyasa and the Art of Namaskar (60 Hours)

 

This is an Introductory module focused on the art of teaching Prana Vinyasa. The foundational theory of Namaskar offers an intelligent introduction to every solar-lunar sequence to prime the body for the elemental sequences in the following modules of the Foundation series. The state of namaskar is “to bow, to realize the essence,” and in this module we explore Foundational namaskars as the consummate vinyasa to enter the flow.

 

The Prana Vinyasa methodology follows an elemental template of five namaskars for each element, and each namaskar has a corresponding solar-lunar sequence.

 

You will Study

  • Awaken the Art of Namaskar – the roots and evolution of vinyasa as movement meditation

  • Practice, learn, and begin to teach Surya and Chandra Namaskar (the Sun and Moon Salutations), Surya Namaskar A & B

  • Experience the first level of 40 Prana Vinyasa Namaskars: Rhythmic Vinyasa as well as Dancing Warrior Namaskars as a foundation for further innovations

  • Integrate and understand how to teach the five movements of Prana as a tool for embodying breath, alignment and flow.

  • Learn Five Opening Movement Meditations – Prana Vinyasa Mudra Vinyasas to begin your class with flow

  • Learn the Prana Vinyasa Energetic Alignment Method to embody prana and teach to the life-force intelligence of integrated energetic (prana) and structural (muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, fascia, etc.) layers of embodiment

  • Hands on assists and alignment for primary asanas that make up Surya and Chandra Namaskar

  • Learn the Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa Method and Vinyasa Krama to teach to all levels

  • Anchor basic elements of Prana Vinyasa cueing (Breath, Body Part, Direction/Anatomical activity, Bhava)

  • Introduction to Prana Vinyasa Wave Sequence

 

Elemental Prana Vinyasa

July 19-21, Aug 9-11, August 16-18, September 13-15 (graduation weekend)

  

Yoga is a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. 

In a mandala of five elemental perspectives, sequences, and meditations for our sacred center, we will journey into how to cultivate a cellular experience of our “elemental body” for fertilization of our practice, teaching and life.

 

We will honor the intersections of elemental teachings within yoga, Ayurveda, tantra and indigenous cultures and focus on embodying of earth wisdom for healing modern disconnection.

Highlights include: 

  • Introduction to Vinyasa as Movement Meditation 

  • Awakening and principles of vinyasa as movement meditation as we focus on poetry, rhythm, breath and movement patterns.

  • Art of Namaskar Workbook with the Five Elemental Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala.

  • Experience the integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart) in two complete solar-lunar prana vinyasa practices a day.

  • Five Prana Mudra Vinyasa and five step process of leading movement meditation

  • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change. 

  • An introduction prana vinyasa movement alchemy system and how to use a “practice palette” and available online Yoga Alchemy practices to create life balance and flow.

  • Caring for the Elemental Body through Ayurvedic Dinacharya and Lifestyle (Daily and Seasonal) Rhythms

Mark Your Calendars- More Information is coming to this page soon.

Registration will open October 1, 2019. Please email Devon here if you have any questions

*All Early Bird Discounts are secured when the deposit is paid by the Early Bird Date*