Fri-Tue, 1-5 March 2019

Foundations of Prana Vinyasa: Embodying the Flow

With Daphne Koken

Explore the roots of the Prana Vinyasa Solar Foundations sequence for each of the five elements.

The Prana Vinyasa® methodology of sequencing takes its inspiration from the elements. This module explores and unpacks a solar Foundations sequence for each of the five elements. We will practice and teach the Foundations Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space Prana Vinyasa sequences. Students will use these Foundations sequences to learn the multi-dimensional Wave Sequencing approach, deepen their understanding of Energetic Alignment through hands on assists and asana breakdown, as well as refining the Dancing Warriors, and Surya Namaskar that were introduced in the Art of Namaskar module.

In this module, teachers begin to

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the Three-Part Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama theories to support teaching to all levels
  • Learn how to build a class using Prana Vinyasa wave sequencing with focus on opening movement meditation, classical and dancing warrior namaskars, core cultivation and developing a peak asana
  • Teach and learn hands on assists for the primary alignment actions of the core “blueprint” asanas in each sequence with skill, effectiveness, fluency, and creativity
  • Integration Surya Namaskar variations as well as the Dancing Warrior Namaskars
  • Practice and begin to teach 5 solar sequences.
  • Study the physical, emotional, and mental impact and responses to embodying the elements through yoga asana
  • Learn to edit the foundation sequences based on an integrated understanding of wave sequencing, kramas, and families of asanas
  • Continue to develop skills of basic anatomy to understand the way prana flows in the muscles, bones and fascia, for embodiment within the asanas

Dates: Fri-Tue, 1-5 March 2019  |  9.00-17.00

Price:   €545

Location:  Utrecht (St. Janshovenstraat 1)

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Practicalities for teachers in training

Practicalities for teachers in prana vinyasa flow training

Do you need to be a yoga teacher to join?

No, this is immersion is for practitioner and yoga teachers. Yoga teachers have the option to receive prana vinyasa teacher training credit, yoga alliance continuing credit or as the first module for the 200/300 hour program with Samudra or Yoga Moves.

This module can be followed separately or as a part of the Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training 200h/300h.

Check this page for more info on this training trajectory @ Yoga Moves here

Learn more about the Prana Vinyasa program on Shivas website here.

I took Daphne’s 50-hour creative and intelligent vinyasa sequencing course. The way she builds up a class is so considered, intelligent, AND she makes it look so mindblowingly easy. It’s no wonder Daphne is such a gifted yoga teacher – embodying vinyasa krama yoga both on and off the mat. I would highly recommend her classes or teaching courses, as her wealth of knowledge and experience makes her a teacher’s teacher. I look forward to keep on learning more from her.

~ Jaime Tan


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About the teacher

Daphne Koken

Daphne is a heartfelt and dedicated vinyasa yoga teacher who loves to share her passion for yoga in a down to earth and fun way. She invites students to connect with their pure, authentic mind and to open up to the flow of Prana – life energy.

She is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher (ryt 500) and a Prana Vinyasa Flow® teacher trainer. She has been assisting her root teacher Shiva Rea for many years and is still studying with Shiva to deepen her own practice. Her extensive training also includes her studies of Shiatsu therapy and nutrition.

Nature has always been an important part of Daphnes life. Growing up in a small village, taking care of dogs and horses, she grew a deep love and respect for nature. As a passionate traveller and lover of life, she enjoys spending time in mountains, near rivers and forests to recharge and find inspiration. The elements in nature are her main source of inspiration for her classes and retreats.

Daphne teaches regular classes in Amsterdam and Haarlem. She offers masterclasses, workshops, Yoga Nature Retreats and a 200 and 300 hrs Teacher Training Program to invite you to embody, live and breathe the vinyasa of life. More info about Daphne and her calender, visit her website.

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