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Evolutionary Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Training Program

First time in Northern Europe!

With Shiva Rea, Coral Brown, Demetri Velisarius & Christine May

Experience the full spectrum Prana Vinyasa Evolutionary 200/300 Teacher Training Program direct with founder Shiva Rea herself and her most experienced yoga trainers of Prana Vinyasa Yoga; lovely and grounded Coral Brown and Europe’s own flow master Christina May. In addition Demetri Velisarius will be offering the new Prana Danda training.
This celebrated, unique and effective Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training program offers a creative full-spectrum approach to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga. Join the evolution! This approach has influenced the way yoga is practiced the world over for the last fifteen years.

Start with the core foundational modules, and choose from advanced elective modules, online programs & retreats with Shiva in India, Costa Rica, Greece, Europe and other locations.

This program allows a student to:

  • Shape their personal and professional interest with specialties in ayurveda, tantra, bhakti, pre-natal vinyasa, creative core, flow arts, yoga trance dance, prana danda yoga and kalarippayatu;
  • Be part of an online community of practitioners that connects live around the globe;
  • Develop your sva dharma – life purpose through your teacher training program, including sacred activism
  • Incorporate travel and pilgrimage into their studies by taking modules on retreats in India, Costa Rica, Greece, Europe and other locations;

Evolutionary Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Training Journey

This certification program merges the great rivers of Tantra, Yoga, and Ayurveda for embodied, ecstatic living. It is a creative, synthesis-oriented program designed for self-motivated yoga practitioners who want to evolve and integrate the diversity of their life experience under the Great Tree of Yoga.

We empower teachers with a broad and deep base
to live and teach the flow of Prana Vinyasa Yoga. The entire program offers teachers the full range of yogic experience from meditation to advanced asanas to how to be of service in the world.

The emphasis is on practical and experiential studies that are transformative, inspiring and in rhythm with the realities of our lives; combining a modern life and our passion for yoga with becoming a yoga teacher.
 We seek the balance of being a grounding force for you as a teacher to develop a body of integrated knowledge while leaving freedom for each teacher to follow their own path of evolution as they continue their studies with Shiva and other teachers.

Learn:

  • Learn Pathways of Prana Vinyasa practice for effective, creative and transformational classes from beginner to intermediate.
  • Learn 12 Prana Vinyasa Namaskars from the classical roots, elemental and chakraalayrs with different bhavana (feeling states), energetic and physical purposes.
  • 15 Prana Vinyasa sequences following Prana Vinyasa Movement Alchemy from the solar-lunar as well as elemental, chakra,
  • Cultivation of the ritual arc of a Prana Vinyasa class with opening movement meditations, namaskars, wave sequence, and inner arts of meditation.
  • Practical knowledge of the energetic alignment and skill in hands-on enhancements of the mandala of asanas (108 primary poses and variations).
  • Understanding of Prana Vinyasa Movement Alchemy and Wave Sequencing™ – to teach from the art of yoga, for all-levels and rhythms of the year.
  • Opportunity for deepening within online community, network of students-teachers and go deeper in Tantra, Ayurveda and Living Yoga courses throughout the year.

 

We recommend you start with the foundation modules, but will be flexible if you take the modules out of order.

Our foundation modules include (in order they are given) over 2017/2018:

  • Movement Meditation: Roots and Evolution of Vinyasa with Shiva (May/June 2017)
  • Fluid Power – Embodying the Earth & Fluid Body with Coral Brown (Nov 2017)
  • Tending the Inner Fire & Breath of the Heart With Christine May (Dec 2017)
  • Embodying Nature: Elemental Prana Vinyasa with Chakra Meditation with Coral Brown (March 2018)

Choose separate advanced modules depending on if you are building a 200 or 300 hour program. Choose what suits your interest. (More will follow in future!)

  • Hindu Mythology: How ancient myths can help us understand our own lives as yogis
    with Coral Brown (1 day – Nov 2017) Narrative Therapy & Personal Mythology In Yoga with Coral Brown (1 day – March 2018)
  • Chakra Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea (June 2018)
  • Awakening Inner Alignment – Prana Danda Vinyasa with Shiva & Demetri (July 2018)
  • Soma Prana Vinyasa with Elemental Prana Flow Massage with Shiva Rea (Oct 2018)

All modules are supported by online practices within global Yoga Alchemy Online Portal.

For more information about the requirements and online aspects of this program & about fees and how to apply please read this Brochure.

People say

Coral embodies the Prana Flow teachings of Shiva Rea in her own unique way. She teaches and inspires in a down to earth and clear way on all levels of yoga. The chakra's (her passion!), alignment, anatomy (she's a physician too!), yoga philosophy, teaching flow... all of it! Coral has a way of making it clear for all students, because it's obviously her life's passion or even 'Dharma' and that makes her modules always full of laughter and lightness. After doing several trainings with Coral, I already look forward to the next one!

Student Coral Brown

"Prana Vinyasa is a liberating, evolutionary, rhythmic, vinyasa flow class that encompasses mudra, bandhas, pranayama, meditation, asana, kriya, and a whole lot of fun. It's set to music, and it is almost guaranteed to raise your vibration, open your heart and set your mind free. And I love it. After years of being inspired by all different yoga style, it was like a light went on inside. I'd finally come home"... grateful student

Student Shiva

prana – life-force, breath, movements of life
vinyasa – evolution, wave, cycle, lineage teachings of flowing yoga

 

 

yoga – to unify, the state of unified consciousness

2017 Movement Meditation with Shiva |
2017 Circular Power with Shiva |
2017 Fluid Power with Coral Brown |
2017 Hindu Mythology with Coral Brown |
2017 Tending the Inner Fire with Christine May |
2018 Awakening Inner Alignment with Shiva & Demetri |
2018 Lunar Prana Vinyasa with Shiva |
2018 Chakra Prana Vinyasa with Shiva |

Movement Meditation
Roots and Evolution of Vinyasa
with Shiva Rea

Calling all vinyasa practitioners and teachers wanting greater depth, rejuvenating energy and flow in your practice and life through the art of embodying vinyasa and meditation.

Come together through the power of movement meditation and the essence of all vinyasa practices – “namaskar” often referred to as “Sun Salutations”.

In this inspiring and creative immersion, we will become more grounded into the origins of vinyasa to then offer yoga as movement meditation for all backgrounds and levels. This immersion will give you a comprehensive understanding of vinyasa from the Tantras and Krisnamacharya’s lineage as a foundation for Prana Vinyasa methods of leading movement meditation.

We will begin at the root – universal movement meditation, and the art of prostrations or bowing to the earth (pranam) and Surya and Chandra Namaskar with mantra to realize and embody our connection to nature. We will then learn the art and essence of movement meditation within Prana Vinyasa as preparation to embody mandala movement.

Highlights

  • Prana Vinyasa principles to cultivate the Art & Science of Movement Meditation
  • Roots and Evolution of Vinyasa from the Vedas, Tantras, Krishnamacharya
  • Surya and Chandra Namaskar and Prostrations from the early tantra

Teaching Skills

  • Opening movement meditation: Embodying prana and the movement patterns of flow
  • Learn how to teach solar/ lunar elemental prana vinyasa creative and intelligent wave sequences towards intermediate hip openers, arm balances and backbends
  • Asana as body mudras – awakening the inner flow
  • Prana vinyasa three parts – teaching inner and outer energetic alignment in the flow of a class
  • The art of awakening hands-on assists in the flow for key asanas
  • Vinyasa karma and the art of guiding vinyasa all levels

Each day will include both root practice and evolutionary meditation, hands-on assist and the practice of teaching.


Practical Info

Trainings offer hours for the 200/300/500 hour Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training of Shiva Rea offered in partnership with Yoga Moves and Samudra Global School of Living Yoga. Movement Meditation counts for 16 hours and Circular Power for 24 hours.

Learn more about the Prana Vinyasa program here.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher?
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 Yoga for the 200/300 hour program with Samudra or Yoga Moves.

Date

Wednesday 31 May – Thursday 1 June | 9.30-17.30

Price

€232

Location

Hosted by Yoga Moves at the Metaal Kathedraal, Utrecht
If you come from far, we suggest to look on Airbnb for a nice place to stay.


Sign Up

 

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Circular Power
Prana Mandala Vinyasa 101
with Shiva Rea

 

Experience a transforming, balancing and empowering 3-day immersion into the power of the mandala pathways with prana vinaysa.

From the roots of vinyasa and evolving over 15 years of mandala sequences, you will experience an introduction to Prana Mandala Vinyasa and the power of circular flow.

We will explore the five elements as the primary energetic map in Prana Vinyasa for namaskars, advance waves sequencing, our embodiment of nature, seasonal vitality and the flow of our practice and life. Our body mandala is comprised of all of the elements of life – the food of the earth, the sacred water of our primarily fluid body, the inner fire, the breath of life and sacred space that can be balanced in daily practice.

Prana Mandala Vinyasa 101 brings all of the elements into one practice as a progression of foundation namaskars in a mandala. We will learn one solar and one lunar elemental practice offered in a circular flow based upon the healing principles of the mandala as process of embodying full-spectrum energy.

The benefits of this practice for all levels are increased balance, fluidity, creative pathways, joy of strength & flow, and 360 degree – mandala perspective. Lunar mandalas integrate the roots of namaskar in prostration forms as a ritual practice leading to seated meditation, pranayama, mudra and mantra.

These prana mandala vinyasas can be distilled into shorter practices for all-levels in a flexible, elemental- based system. You will leave inspired and balanced with tools for further study and rejuvenation in the mandala of your daily life. Includes workbook and online resources for further practice.

Highlights

  • Experience both traditional prostrations of the early Tantras and the evolution of Prana Mandala Namaskars as movement meditation
  • Learn Two (one Solar and one Lunar) Prana Mandala Vinyasas practices from foundation and soma (lunar) levels of practice made accessible to all levels.
  • Embody and Teach Foundation Dancing Warrior in a Mandala for all-levels
  • Embodying Bhumi (earth), Jala (water), Agni (fire), Vayu (air), Akash (space) in connecting vinyasas, rhythm and poetry of alignment.
  • Principles of Mandala within Yoga, Tantra and cross-culturally
  • Integration of Tantric-based Mandala meditation to encompass the five elements and directions.
  • Practice and learn the principles of the prana mandala vinyasa sequences
  • Learn prana mandala namaskars, circular core work, mandala wave sequencing.
  • Yoga Alchemy Online for further practice
  • Workbook Exclusive to Training

Prana Vinyasa Online Training is offered for this training for those registered for your continuing practice and support. Live teaching emphasizes hands-on assist, personal embodiment and understanding of Prana Mandala Vinyasa sequences.


Practical Info

Trainings offer hours for the 200/300/500 hour Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training of Shiva Rea offered in partnership with Yoga Moves and Samudra Global School of Living Yoga. Movement Meditation counts for 16 hours and Circular Power for 24 hours.

Learn more about the Prana Vinyasa program here.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher?
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 Yoga for the 200/300 hour program with Samudra or Yoga Moves.

Dates

Friday 2 June – Sunday 4 June |  9.30-17.30

Price

€372

Location

Hosted by Yoga Moves at the Metaal Kathedraal, Utrecht

If you come from far, we suggest to look on Airbnb for a nice place to stay.

Sign Up

Trainings offer hours for the 200/300/500 hour Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training of Shiva Rea offered in partnership with Yoga Moves and Samudra Global School of Living Yoga.

For more info on program: www.pranavinyasaflow.com

Do I need to be a yoga teacher?
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 Yoga for the 200/300 hour program with Samudra or Yoga Moves.

Fluid Power – Embodying the Earth & Fluid Body with Coral Brown

Go deeper in your practice and evolve in your life in this rejuvenating immersion learning to guide prana vinyasa elemental wave sequences to awaken our connection to nature.

Experience an immersion into the balancing and dynamic Elemental Prana Vinyasa that  is rejuvenating for all levels from beginners to teacher’s practice.

Enjoy learning to embody and teach four Earth & Water Prana Vinyasa wave sequences for balancing our life-force. Go deeper at your own pace with the live modules with your guide Coral Brown and online home practice with Shiva Rea.

Each prana vinyasa elemental practice focuses on the “prana flow namaskars” and the power of flow states in movement mediTation to heal, balance and awaken a deeper connection to our instinctual body that supports our health, vitality and longevity.

 

Highlights

  • Practice and Learn to teach Classical Namaskars, Rhythmic Vinyasa Namaskars, as well as Bhumi and Jala Namaskars.
  • Learn Prana Flow Energetic Alignment for Namaskars, Hip Opening, Standing Asanas and Arm Balances to teach alignment in the flow.
  • Learn two earth-water sequences for hip opening and backbends and two lunar sequences for deep flexibility and regeneration.
  • Hands on assists and alignment for the asanas of the earth-water wave sequences.
  • Learn Vinyasa Krama and Prana Flow Method to teach creative variations of, the hip opening and backbend peak asanas.
  • Earth and Water Elemental Meditation and Mantra for daily balance.

Dates and Price

Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November 2017

More details on price, times and registration in May 2017.

 

Hindu Mythology : How ancient myths can help us understand our own lives as yogis
with Coral Brown

Ganesha, Shiva, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Vishnu!
Curious about who’s who in the grand pantheon of Hindu Mythology?
Hinduism is the oldest belief system in the world and it serves as the cultural foundation of the yoga we love and practice. Join Coral Brown to explore this cast of characters and how their stories influence your down dogs!

This immersion will use the art of story telling to explore the archetypes that inspire and inform our culture, history and personal lives. In mythology, the moral of the story richly conveys the lessons to be learned. We will explore our own stories as well as Hindu myths such as how Ganesha got his elephant head, why is split pose named after Hanuman and why Shiva has a blue throat. Scratching the surface of the vast Hindu belief system will help us examine how the historical roots of yoga are directly connected to us – the modern day yogis!

Practice included around mythological themes.

Dates and Price

Saturday 4 November 2017

More details on price, times and registration in May 2017.

Tending the Inner Fire & Breath of the Heart with Christine May

Go deeper in your practice and evolve in your life in this rejuvenating immersion learning to guide elemental prana vinyasa wave sequences to awaken our connection to nature. Experience an immersion into the balancing and dynamic Elemental Prana Vinyasa that is rejuvenating for all levels from beginners to teacher’s practice.

Enjoy learning to embody and teach four Fire & Heart (Air) Elemental Prana Vinyasa wave sequences for balancing our life-force. Receive the LIVE experience with your guide Christine May and online home practice with founder, Shiva Rea.

Each prana vinyasa elemental practice focuses on “prana flow elemental namaskars” and the power of flow states to awaken our instinctual body that supports our health, vitality and longevity.

Highlights

  • Practice and Learn to teach Classical Namaskars, Rhythmic Vinyasa Namaskars, as well as Agni (fire) and Hridaya (air) Namaskars.
  • Learn Prana Flow Energetic Alignment for Namaskars, Arm Balances, Twists, Standing Asanas and Backbends to teach alignment in the flow.
  • Learn two fire and heart sequences for arm balances, core work and backbends and two lunar sequences for deep flexibility and regeneration.
  • Hands on assists and alignment for the asanas of the earth-water wave sequences
  • Learn Vinyasa Krama and Prana Flow Method to teach creative variations of bakasana, twists, handstand transition, back-bend peak asanas.
  • Inner Fire and Breath of the Heart Elemental Meditation and Mantra for daily balance.

Online support module available: Elemental Pathway of Prana Vinyasa

Dates and Price

Monday 11 – Friday 15 December 2017

More details on price, times and registration in May 2017.

 

Awakening Inner Alignment – Prana Danda Vinyasa & Prana Danda Flow Practice Teacher Immersion with Shiva Rea & Demetri Velisarius

Our inner danda is our spine, central channel and core connection. Experience an immersion into prana flow with a 5-foot flexible staff as you learn to practice and integrate the evolutionary art of Prana Danda.

As a moving meditation, we will awaken the the “inner danda staff” through a dynamic and creatice sequence with the outer staff in a grounded fluid method that includes whole body warm-ups, standing prana vinyasa, twists, hip openers, backbends and rhythmic movement meditation to awaken the inner spirit of the danda. Your will experience an awakened understanding of your center – both structural and energetic to be applied to the flow of yoga and life.

You will learn three pathways:

  • PranaDandaVinyasa – Integration of the dandas for four elemental prana vinaysa flows
  • Prana Danda Flow – spinning arts and moving meditation with a five-foot staff for creativity, coordiation
  • Prana Danda Meditation – Learn nine-round breathing, mudra vinaysas, central-channel based meditation in Tantric Vajrayana tradition

 

You will receive:

  • 30-page workbook for Prana Danda Vinyasa/Prana Danda Yoga (Level One)
  • Learn new tools for teaching alignment in the flow and movement meditation.
  • Learn hands-on application of Prana Danda to assist deeper embodiment in standing asanas, backbends and twists.
  • Live course transmission to practice, continue with online-support and apply for certification process to teach Prana Danda Vinyasa/Prana Danda Yoga (with a 200 hr certification).

Check out this video of co-founders Shiva & Demetri doing a Prana Danda Demo.

Dates and Price

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018

Registration will open in 2018.

Advance registration possible for people who are enrolled in the prana vinyasa TT @ yoga moves via the application form.

Meditation in Flow – The Art of Lunar Prana Vinyasa & Prana Flow Massage with Shiva Rea 

Learn to embody and teach the art of lunar prana vinyasa – meditation in flow. In this immersion, you will learn to guide wave of a class that has three parts – lunar prana vinyasa, long mudrasana (holds) and the inner arts of meditation.

We will cultivate lunar namaskars in a lunar flow as we learn how to skillfully lead lunar wave sequences. You receive the transmission of Prana Vinyasa Lunar Namaskars along with four lunar prana vinyasa sequences integrating movement meditation, deep flexibility, mudrasanas (long holds with inner visualization) and the inner arts of meditation, mudra and mantra.

Cultivate the inner arts of nourishing yourself and your students and offer restorative pathways for your students.

Highlights

  • Lunar Prana Vinyasa Namaskars (chandra namaskar with mantras and lunar dancing warriors with connecting vinyasas) for cultivating movement meditation, fluidity, rejuvenation
  • Four Lunar Prana Flow sequences for a full-spectrum weekly practice
  • Lunar “mudrasanas” – energetic alignment, hands-on assist and the art of guiding long holds in forward bends, hip openers, lunar backbends, inversions and restorative
  • The art of leading meditation with mantra, mudra, and contemplation (bhavana)
  • Sahaja Prana Flow – healing flow of spontaneous movement
  • Pranayama – lunar breath flows and other prana kriyas
  • Wisdom sutras from the tantras and universal wisdom to integrate into class
  • Prana Flow Massage – with massage tools, within asanas for deeper flexibility and flow and as daily abhyanga (ayurvedic self-massage) for regeneration
  • Lunar life-practices from Tantra and Ayurveda

Required online course: Lunar Prana Vinyasa – coming in Fall 2017

Dates and Price

Saturday 27 Oct – Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

Registration will open in 2018.
Advance registration possible to people who are enrolled in the prana vinyasa TT @ yoga moves via the application form.

 

Chakra Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea

Experience an immersion to tend the inner fire through the transformative full-spectrum practice of Chakra Vinyasa integrated with sublime teachings and meditations of the earliest Tantras.

Our journey will move through the Chakra Prana Vinyasa sequences refined over the last decade and integrated with the teachings and meditations from the earliest Tantra. Each day you will explore chakra prana vinyasa sequences to balance and liberate your system integrating chakra mandala namaskar, circular sequencing, chakra-based meditation, mantra, mudra, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). We will also integrate movement meditations from prana vinyasa for exploration and embodiment.

Through this practical and inspirational exploration of the chakra system and yogic body, we will develop a transformative approach to the body mandala and learn to assess our imbalances and translate this into practical vinyasa yoga sequences for our self, private students, group classes and living the flow of yoga.

In a world where we can see the disconnecting effects of a “dim fire” or the burn out of the “excessive fire”, inner fire-keeping is an all-encompassing metaphor for the yoga of householder life. The chakra system brings together the alchemy for tending the fire of the many dimensions of ourselves – root to heart to crown, inner and outer. Our mission is to emerge nourished and inspired with tools to deepen your practice, teaching living yoga.

Highlights

History, Science and Integrated Practice of the Chakra System in a way you can experience, and integrate into our practice, teaching and daily life.

  • Four Chakra Mandala Namaskars – Circular Namaskars to Embody the “wheel” of the chakras
  • Four Chakra Prana Vinyasa Wave Sequences broken down and adapted to all levels
  • Chakra Namaskar – Integrated Namaskar for all levels
  • Subtle-Body Flow– Embodying the solar, lunar and central channel
  • Prana Vinyasa Movement Alchemy –
  • Daily Tantric Chakra, Mantra and Mudra based Meditation
  • Empowering Teaching Labs, Online practice to integrate at home
  • Use of Aromatherapy and Self-Massage with oils to balance the chakras-elements

Learn more about the Prana Vinyasa program here.

Required Reading:

  • Encylopedia of the Subtle Body, by Cyndi Dale
  • Tending the Heart Fire, by Shiva Rea

Required Online Courses:

Dates and Price 

Thursday 30 May – Monday 3 June 2018 | 9.00-17.00

Registration will open in 2018.
Advance registration possible to people who are enrolled in the prana vinyasa TT @ yoga moves via the application form.

 

Registration

31 May – 1 June | Movement Meditation: Roots and the Evolution of Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
2 – 4 June | Circular Power – Prana Mandala Vinyasa 101 with Shiva Rea 

Sign Up

Registration for Coral Brown and Christine May will open in May 2017.

Registration for modules in 2018 will open up in 2018.
Prana Vinyasa trainees have possibility to sign up earlier
via a application form (online soon).

About the teachers

Christine May

Christine May

Christine May is an open-hearted, life-loving experienced Prana Vinyasa Flow® Yoga teacher trainer and certified teacher (e-ryt 500 Yoga Alliance). Prana Vinyasa Flow® is a revolutionary, powerful and transformative branch of Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

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Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa Flow, the director several teacher training programs, and the founder of Turn again Wellness, a holistic healing collaborative. She leads retreats and workshops worldwide.

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Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius, BWS, RYT 200, is a social worker, personal trainer, ex-boxer, bicycle racer and Prana Flow Yoga teacher in the accomplished style of yogini Shiva Rea.

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Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is the founder of Samudra Global School for Living Yoga and provides resources for home practice media, teacher trainings, adventure retreats, online programs and musical collaborations for people around the world. With her signature Prana Flow she wants to bring a transforming flow into their everyday life.

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