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June 20–29, 2014 Friday–Sunday 9 nights

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification: Module Two

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) and Larissa Hall Carlson
Jonathan Foust (Sudhir)

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir), MA, is cofounder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute and has been leading retreats and training teachers for more than 25 years. A faculty member and former president of Kripalu, he joined…
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Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite…
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Exploring the Energy Body: Teaching Pranayama and Meditation

By Deepening your knowledge and practice of pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy your work as a yoga teacher, guide, and healer will be enhanced. This course is designed to help you explore these yogic technologies to transform your life and impart your discoveries on others. Swami Kripalu, Founder of Kripalu Yoga, emphasized the foundational nature of pranayama, saying, “Whatever yoga one may practice, directly or indirectly, one must worship prana, the life force.” Patanjali writes in the Yoga Sutras, “When pranayam is mastered, the veil that covers the inner light is removed.”

This module explores the modern-day applications of pranayama, inner stillness, and yogic philosophy, focusing on the energetics of yoga as expressed in breath practice, meditation, and daily life. You learn not just to articulate the technology of each technique, but also have an understanding of the effects of these transformative practices on the body, mind, and spirit as well as an understanding of the philosophy from which these techniques originate.

Packed with both experiential components as well as practical information, this module will help empower your pranayama and meditation, taking your practice and teaching to the next level. Some components this course will cover include

  • Relationships between the respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems
  • Exploration of the science of prana and the physiology of energy
  • Discovering the philosophical foundations of energy mastery
  • Deepening your sadhana and social silence, chanting, toning of bija mantras, and integrative breath work
  • Improving your skills and confidence with one-on-one practice and evaluated practice teaches.
  • How to draw on the teachings of yogic lifestyle to support transformation.

Find out more about the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification.