Pranayama Intensive for Teachers
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $420.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $420.00 Dormitory - Private - $490.00 LGH - Single - $540.00 LGH - Double - $540.00 LGH - Family room - $540.00 Tent-Site - $360.00 (All prices include $240.00 base amount)
As a Yoga teacher, you are a link in an eternal chain—one that continues with each new student that discovers and embraces the teachings. While asana practice has gone mainstream, the subtler teachings of pranayama, which impact physical health, vitality, mental peace, and spiritual awakening, are not as widely known. This intensive is an opportunity to clarify, deepen, and refine your own practice and to learn skills for imparting these teachings to others. If you teach someone how to utilize the breath properly, you will have given that person a key to a happy, healthy, and successful life.
A thorough exploration of pranayama theory and techniques will cover the following topics:
- Pranayama and health
- Pranic healing visualization
- Prana and the mind
- Dealing with stress
- Prana and the subtle body
- Awakening the kundalini
Additionally, an in-depth discussion of teaching methodology will include instruction on how to design a class, elements of a dynamic teaching style, and ideas for inspiring and guiding students.
Come join us and immerse yourself in these deeper teachings of Yoga. Refine your own practice and leave with tools that will enable you to share these beneficial practices with others.
200-hour Yoga teacher certification.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The integration of theory and practice, the balance set, were bizarrely perfect. Sw. Karunananda was absorbing, extraordinarily attentive, and a joy to listen to and practice with. — Nina
Swami Karunananda has an amazing capacity to explain complex things in an easy way. — Past Participant
My life has changed from doing a Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda. I cannot thank her enough. I have never missed a day and have had so many healing benefits since. I have transformed. — Barbara Prema Brown
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.