PRANA MANDIR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training - Weekend Outline 2011/1
Satsangs: This series of Meditations and Kirtans moves from chants for creating good intention and beauty to practices for healing and
softening Karma through a spiritually prosperous, loving life./
VYTT#1. Friday Evening 6:00 - 9:00pm December 16, 2011 Satsang & Indwelling Reality Meditation:
Kirtan - silent meditation & relaxation -group intro - TT requirements & philosophy - Q &A.
VYTT#2. Saturday & Sunday December 17 & 18, 2011 from 9:00am - 6:00pm (One hour Lunch break) Seeking The Self
Teaching concerns & ethics - introduction to the Yoga sutras - Yamas & Niyamas - Ahimsa – watching the human virtues, or “sattvic” qualities emerge
through Sadhana, or personal spiritual practice.
*Note - First full weekend is composed of VYTT 1 & 2 (21 hours!)
The second weekend will be composed of VYTT #3 & 4 (19 hours)
and so on.
VYTT#3. Friday Evening January 20, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:3 0pm with Dr. Marcel Ringawa Satsang & Object of Beauty Meditation:
Staying centered - exploring the nature of true bliss - group check-in.
VYTT#4. Saturday & Sunday January 21 - 22 from 9:00am - 6:00pm with Dr. Marcel Ringawa Sacred Pilgrimage Into Yoga:
History Sacred pilgramage; Vedic sacrifice; Upanishads, the inner treckers; Bhagavad Gita, the renouncers off to the forest; economics, politics and
religion. Patanjali’s classical Yoga; Vedantas snake in the rope; Tantra and the reappearance of the Godess; Kashmir Shavism, finding it out there and
in here; Kundalini Yoga’s serpent power; Hatha Yoga.
VYTT#5. Friday Evening February 17, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30pm with Sujata Ringawa Satsang & Healing Meditation:
The Gayatri Mantra - group chant - experience the real meaning of the words.
VYTT#6. Saturday & Sunday February 18 - 19, 2012 9am - 6pm with Sujata Ringawa Sujata Leading With The Inner Asana:
Foundational principles of alignment in asana - how the parts of the body speaks to each other - maximize freedom to minimize injuries – keeping the
heart space open - the 5 koshas.
VYTT#7. Friday Evening March 30, 2011 6:00 - 9:00pm with Lea Kraemer Satsang & Moon Meditation:
Ambrosial meditation on the moon - group discussion of Yoga Benefit.
VYTT#8. Saturday & Sunday March 31 – April 1, 2011 9:00am – 6:00pm with Lea Kraemer Gayatri Mantra In Motion:
Principles of healing - intention manifests through thought & action - Samyama : book III of Patanjali’s Sutras
VYTT#9. Saturday & Sunday April 22 & 22, 2011 9:00am - 6:00pm with Lea Kraemer Mastery of Asana Practice:
Discipline & self reflection - look at the whole and total being of asanas - three levels of understanding posture - mastery of the mind-stuff - tattvas & vayus.
VYTT#10. Saturday & Sunday (May date TBA) 9:00am - 6:00pm with Lea Kraemer Mastery of Asana Practice Part II:
Pose & counterpose - building sequences of postures with balanced qualities - Chakras & Tattvas -the art of using elements & qualities in Yoga classes
- learn about the psychic and energetic components of postures.
VYTT#11. Friday Evening (June date TBA) 6:00pm - 9:00pm with Lea Kraemer Satsang & Prosperity Meditation:
Chant to Lakshmi, Goddess of good fortune, beauty and success.
VYTT#12. Saturday & Sunday (June TBA) with Lea Kraemer or Sujata Ringawa Vinyasa Yoga for Health, Vitality & Healing:
Building wellness - mastery of the senses & the vital energy of ojas - healing as memory in the body’s inner space - adjustments & enhancements -
guidelines for teaching Vinyasa sequences - teaching methodology - variations for all levels.
VYTT#13. Friday Evening (July date TBA) 6:00 - 9:00pm with Lea Kraemer Satsang and Healing Meditation:
Additional Satsang / a make up for any missed sessions.
VYTT#14. Saturday and Sunday (July TBA) 9:00am - 6:00pm with Lea Kraemer or Sujata Ringawa Spiritual and Holistic Anatomy:
From the bones and muscles to the whole human being - function of the internal organs as well as their energetic and emotional
components -"anatomy painting" class (Saturday) - koshas, chakras and nadis - how to strengthen the psyche and the aura (Sunday)
VYTT#15. Saturday and Sunday (August date TBA) 6:00pm - 9:00pm with Lea Kraemer Breath:
A deeper look at the Pranic body, breath, mantra and balanced effort - Cosmic Prana - teaching methodology for Pranayama for
individual balancing - how to begin and end class with breath work appropriate for all. Exam given out and is due within 30 days.
VYTT#16. Saturday and Sunday (August or September Date TBA) 6:00pm - 9:00pm Conferences, Meditation and Yoga Benefit
Discussion and evaluation of the process - ideas for further study - commitment to Sadhana (Saturday). Physical exam/practicum - full
day benefit with all proceeds going to a charity pre-chosen by the TT group - (Sunday)
Graduate Yogini’s Testimonial:
“As a group, I think we enjoyed a sister-connection. I think we demonstrated this by listening to each other, ultimately going beyond just
being classmates in teacher training… I also felt like we reminded each other that we are not our job, our clothes, our partners, or even
our families. We are who we are, and we were tapping into our true nature or essence.”
Please return application to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212.803.5446
2. Address / Email Address
3. Phone number(s)
4. Date & Place of birth.
Please answer the next questions in detail:
5. What is your education and occupation? How might this apply to your Yoga training?
6. Why did you begin to study Yoga? Where did you practice?
7. Where do you practice now? Please tell us a bit about how your Yoga and/or Meditation practice goes each week.
8. Have you changed from the practices of Yoga and conscious living? What aspects of your Sadhana (self practice) have been most helpful?
9. How can this Teacher Training support you to reach your goals and to live a more sattvic (evolutionary) lifestyle?
Cost - $3950 “Early Bird” Registration - $3400 from May 10, 2011 (Only 5 spaces available.)
Pre-registration - $3600 until November 20, 2011. All tuition must be paid in full by this date.
An application process is necessary to participate in this training and qualify towards certification.
Upon acceptance into the course a deposit of one third is required to hold your space.