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with William Hufschmidt
Yoga teachers rely on several tools to teach an effective class, and hands-on assists can be the most effective tool for changing a student’s experience of the moment.
This workshop will review some basic guidelines for hands-on assists, and then spend lots of time giving and receiving assists, while sharing feedback to enhance our touch skills and confidence!
Thursday, March 12th
12:30 PM -3:00 PM
$30 – Pre Pay
$35 – After February 10th
William Hufschmidt’s (E-RYT 500) journey with healing began at age 14 as he recovered from a car accident. Meditation and breath awareness were his primary methods of pain management. Progressing through traction, wheel chairs, casts, and crutches, it took William two years to regain control of his body.
This early experience fortified his belief that we can heal from anything if we consciously navigate our healing process. In 1989, William took his first yoga class with Lorna Brown, and subsequently taught classes under her guidance. In 2001, William completed the 200-hour-level Yoga Teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and in 2007, completed Kripalu’s 500-hour training.
William has also earned the Pranakriya 500-hour Yoga Teacher certification. William began Thai training in 2002 with Patricia Kilpatrick and Saul David Raye, and in 2006 trained in Thailand with Wat Po and with Chiang Mai’s “Mama Lek” Chaiya. He has been strongly influenced by Yoganand, Saul David Raye, and life itself. As a teacher, William empowers students to explore their edges and potentials. “We all do not walk the same path towards self-discovery. However, we are all storehouses of infinite wisdom and creativity, and through the practices of yoga, breathwork, sacred touch and play, we can tap into inner reservoirs of energy and possibility. Visit William at his website www.yogawithwilliam.com.
**** Coming in September! ****
with Yoganand Michael Carroll & Tra Kilpatrick
Our Yoga Teacher Training program is for yoga practitioners who have a love for yoga born out of practice. We help these practitioners develop the skills needed to share yoga with students as professional teachers.
Students in this training will learn the essentials for teaching yoga: warm-ups, basic postures (asanas) along with modifications and variations, benefits and contraindications, basic anatomy and physiology as applied to yoga, yoga breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation, meditation, and yogic philosophy. Students will also engage in many hours of supervised practice teaching.
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to design and lead yoga classes that will enable you to teach in any setting.
This training is taught in 9 intensive weekend sessions.
Register early to save!
$2,800 until May 31st
$3,000 until August 15th
$3,300 after August 15th
+ $75 Materials Fee
For more information please contact Patty Ferry at 215-872-8373
Tra Kirkpatrick, E-RYT 500 is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker and teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, GA. Led to the yoga mat nearly two decades ago after a spontaneous visit to a studio’s open house, she has spent the past 8 years sharing the practices of Kripalu and Pranakriya Yoga. Tra’s 200-hour training is through Kripalu under the teachings of Yoganand Michael Carroll and 500-hour through Pranakriya with a focus on the therapeutic aspects of the practice.
As a therapist, body/energy worker, and teacher, Tra’s approach to healing combines the love and compassions inherent within Thai philosophy with the tools and techniques of Pranakriya yoga to restore balance, increase vitality, and improve mental and emotional well-being. Tra has also studied the healing modality of Thai Yoga with Saul David Raye and William Hufschmidt. Tra is the Yoga Therapy Internship Director and Co-Director of the 500-hour Holding Space module. She has also been assisting the 200-hour yoga teacher training for the past several years. Visit Tra at her website www.growithin.com.
Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500 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.