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A Movement for Inner & Outer Peace

Guiding Your Community towards Healing

Online Pranayama Teacher Training

A Personal Letter from Lila:

Hello Yoga Teacher... Thank you for being curious about this training. It was inspired by many of my clients and friends who are struggling with their mental-emotional wellbeing. People are expressing challenges from anxiety, depression, eco grief, etc. and many are realizing they may be still processing trauma from the pandemic.

In fact, since 2020, over 970 million people worldwide suffer from a mental health disorder. These are more than staggering numbers. They are people, like you and me. That is why I felt called to do something to help. 

In response to this mental-emotional health crisis, I invited two of my favorite teachers to co-create a unique in-depth training that creates ripples of healing. My annual Pranayama Teacher Training has now turned into a mini social wellness movement. This training is a conscious response to a silent call for healing.

 

Pranayama is one of the most powerful practices to address the crises of our mind and heart. It is known to develop inner peace, lighten emotional weight, elevate one's consciousness, balance the brain, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

This crucial Hatha Yoga practice is often left out of our yoga classes due to the lack of student interest, teacher proficiency, or not enough class time.

However, the time is now for us to bring this practice into our classes to help humanity mitigate the lower frequencies of today's society, rebalance their electrical systems, and up level our collective consciousness assisting in planetary peace and innovation.

If we share these ancient yoga wisdoms and practices with our communities, we can become an immune cell that acts as a healing force and beacon of hope for people and planet.

 

Do you desire to dive into these teachings and practices for yourself and your community?
 

If any of this resonates, join this training to further develop your practice and skills.

I know you have a huge heart and want to help people. The world needs your talents more than ever. Now is your chance to refine your skills, and serve a greater cause...global healing.

 

Join us! We'd love to see you in our virtual circle!

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In Light,

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"It is prana that shines in your eyes. It is through the power of Pranayama the ears hear, the eyes see, the skin feels, the tongue tastes, the nose smells the brain and the intellect do their function. Prana is force. Prana is magnetism."
- Swami Sivananda

Live Zoom Mini:
Training Details

2 Months

3 Teachers

3 Educational Lenses

7 Pranayama Practices

30hr Yoga Alliance continued education training.

ASL Interpreter and captions provided.

Teachers + Facilitators

Prana & Pranayama Theory with Prem Sadasivananda

Ayurveda & Pranayama with Isvari

Yoga Therapy with Lila Lolling

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Launches March 1, 2023
Wednesdays 12p - 2p EST

What You'll Learn

Pranayama from the Lens of

Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, & Ayurveda

Mechanics of Breathing

Physiology of Respiration

Philosophy of Prana and Pranayama

Prana and Subpranas

Effects of Pranayama on Koshas + Doshas

7 Main Pranayama Practices

How to Guide Pranayama

Pranayama Practices for Anxiety + Depression

Pranayama for Covid Recovery

Counter-indications for Practice

Leading Workshops with Curriculum Toolkit

Training Schedule

Online Zoom Room  |  Wednesdays 12pm - 2pm EST

Sessions recorded for those unable to attend live.

ASL Interpreters & subtitles provided.

March 1: Inauguration & Introduction to Breath & Prana

March 8: Prana and Pancha (Five) koshas, Divisions of Pranas and their functions with Prem Sadasivananda

March 15: What is Pranayama according to the Traditional Texts. The pranic channels in the body with Prem ji

March 22: Practical Instructions about Pranayama. Prana in Food with Prem ji

March 29: Prana, Subpranas, Koshas, Doshas with Isvari & Lila

April 5: Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy, Anxiety & Depression

April 12: Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy, Covid Recovery

April 19: Teaching Pranayama + Counter-indications

April 26: Final review and graduation ceremony

How it Works:

Once a week, for nine weeks we meet live online in a Zoom Room. We launch with a ceremony, meet n greet for the group, and introductions. We will discuss our vision for the training, details, and get to know each other. Prem Sadasivananda ji will lead you through a yogic ceremony to do at home.

 

Then the following three weeks, you'll be diving into theory with Vedanta & Sanskrit scholar Prem Sadasivananda. With him, you'll gain a richer understanding of classical yogic topics like Prana universal life energy, and Pranayama the practices that tap into the cosmic field of consciousness and energy.

The following three sessions are structured like a video podcast, with Isvari and Lila discussing how Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy address imbalances like anxiety, depression, and recovery from long Covid.

The final sessions are reserved for group learning and an integration of how to create offerings to share these teachings in your community and local studio. All with the common shared vision of reducing suffering in our local ecosystems and communities.

Each theory session lasts around 60m-75m, leaving plenty of time for Q&A, practicum break out groups, self reflection, and sangha sharing.

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"Prana is expended by thinking, willing, acting, moving, talking, writing, stress, worry, etc. A healthy, strong person has abundance of Prana, or vitality. That yogin who has stored up a large supply of Prana radiates strength and vitality all around."

- Swami Sivananda

Your Teachers + Guides

Lila, Isvari and Prem Sadasivananda all first met at the New York Sivananda ashram over 10 years ago. With a combined 80+ years of experience working with individuals on their spiritual journeys, they have come together for this training to share with you the teachings and experiences they have gathered over those years.

 

This is a unique opportunity to learn from three elders in the fields of Yoga & Ayurveda, who will impart the subtle nuances required to be the best teacher and change maker for your students, clients, and communities. This truly is a once in a lifetime training for yoga teachers and practitioners alike. If you teach yoga, this is a must-take training for you to develop the skills to be proficient in teaching this necessary and beneficial science.

Teachers
how it works
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Lila Lolling

ERYT500, YACEP, Yoga Therapist

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Prem Sadasivananda

Vedanta & Sanskrit Scholar

Isvari Mary Ann Johnson

Ayurveda, Ayuryoga, Bodywork

This unique course is for you if:

  • You have benefited from a pranayama practice and want to share it with others.

  • You desire a mentor to improve your pranayama teaching methods.

  • You'd like to be more proficient in the science of pranayama.

  • You'd like to feel confident in working with clients' anxiety and depression using pranayama practices.

  • You're looking for ways to be in service at your local yoga studios.

  • You want to learn strategies to support your community's mental-emotional wellbeing.

  • You're ready to diversify your offerings, adding more value and options for your community.

  • You wish to dive deeper into yoga teachings as a tool for positive change.

  • You want to learn about the relationship between nature, breath, and vitality.

“We knew Covid would have an impact on these mental disorders, we just didn’t know how big the impact was going to be. In a systematic review, researchers analyzed data from dozens of studies that reported the prevalence of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in the pandemic, calculating that each increased by 28% and 26%, respectively, last year globally.

 

That’s tens of millions more cases of depression and anxiety, in addition to the hundreds of millions already occurring around the world."

- Alize Ferrari, a lead researcher at the Queensland Center for Mental Health Research in Australia and co-author of the study, published recently in the Lancet.

What You'll Walk Away With:

30hr Yoga Alliance Continued Education, Pranayama Facilitator Certification

+  Courage to meet people where they are in their pranayama practice.

+  Inspiration to get back in to your pranayama practice.

+  Step by step instruction on how to teach pranayama.

+  Know-how to address imbalances like anxiety, depression, and covid recovery.

+  Confidence in teaching specific imbalances.

+  Added value to your weekly yoga asana classes.

+  Deeper understanding and relationship with Prana.

+  Worksheets and a manual that supports your career development.

+  Clarity of your role as a yoga teacher in today's world.

   ... and so much more you'll have to join to discover.

Benefits

Alternative Tuition Paradigm:
The Giving Circle

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