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 Raleigh, NC  ~ Weekend Immersions

The Art and Science of Meditation and Pranayama  

Friday January 24 - Sunday January 26th, 2013

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Refunds are not available (unless an event is canceled)  More refund info

The Art and Science of

Meditation and Pranayama

with Hollace Stephenson, E-RYT 500, Certified Para Yoga

  • Prana is the vital life force or energy needed by both our physical and subtle bodies. Ayama means to regulate or lengthen this energy.  

  • Explore an In-depth Study of the Anatomy of Breath

  • Explore the research behind the benefits of pranayama and meditation

  • Practical Application of Calming, Energizing, and Balancing Pranayama Techniques

Cost: $275 Pre-Paid 60 Days in Advance

            $299 Pre-Paid 30 Days in Advance - extended to 1/15

            $325 Pre-Paid within last 30 Days

            $355 Walk-In

Location: Vault Yoga 

                     234 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Hours: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday & Sun 9am - 6 pm

Eligible for 21.75 hours (19 contact hours; 2.75 non-contact hours) towards the 200 or 500 Hour TT, Therapeutic Yoga Certification, or CEC's

Super Early Tuition: $275

Rate No Longer Available

Early Tuition: $299

 

Regular Tuition: $325

 

"Krishnamacharya used to say that pranayama is the most important of the eight limbs of yoga (as listed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), because the last limb - samadhi, the pinnacle of sustained mental focus and the goal of classical yoga - can be reached through pranayama itself." ~ A. G. Mohan, Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

Learn the art and science of Meditation and Pranayama. Experiential and in-depth study of the anatomy of breath, the research behind the benefits of pranayama and meditation as well as practical experience in teaching various pranayama and meditation techniques with Hollace Stephenson, RYT500.  More detail coming soon!

About Hollace

In addition to having a real love of yoga, Hollace Stephenson, E-RYT 500 also has a love of real food, modern science and sharing her skill and knowledge with her students. In addition to being an inspiring yoga instructor, she is a part time biology instructor, whole foods chef, creator of EATwell LIVEwell and co-owner of Yoga Shala Charlotte.

After completing an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences in 1993 Hollace taught science full time and became a part-time Yoga instructor. Realizing the connections between modern scientific research and ancient yoga philosophies she began teaching yoga full-time and deeply pursued the yogic sciences with master yoga teachers. She completed her initial Yoga training through The Kripalu Center with Yoganand Michael Carroll. She is a level 1 Certified Para Yoga Instructor and continues to study, practice and teach Para Yoga extensively with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Hollace has also trained with Stephanie Keach in Prenatal yoga as well as Baron Baptiste in power yoga.

Her philosophy of 5 points of yoga; proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and meditation create a balanced life of joy, health and fulfillment. Students leave Hollace's yoga classes feeling steady, balanced and uplifted. Her retreats, workshops and trainings are inspiring, educational and life changing.

Required Pre-Reading / Work:

  • The 3 Diaphragms Model (Respiratory Diaphragm, Pelvic Floor, & Thoracic Outlet) ~ A practical model using the 3 diaphragms of the human body to teach integrative rehabilitation principles to clients. The model is useful for physical therapists, occupational therapists, yoga therapists and anyone else teaching an embodied process of health. By Dr. Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD.  Learn how breathing can negatively or positively affect pain, mood, immune system, balance, muscle tone, GI function, respiratory rate, heart rate, quality of sleep, and cognition. Learn how improper breathing can directly affect our physical structure leading to knee issues, SI issues, shin splits, plantar fasciitis, and more! See below for details on how to breath properly (i.e., diaphragmatic breathing). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkFuPLZ3Uk&sns=em 

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing ~

  • Introduction to Pranayama complied by Andrew Crater

Further Suggested Reading:

 

This workshop is for ALL LEVELS. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water and any other items you need for yoga practice.

Thanks to our sponsor Natural Healthcare Store!

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