Join me this summer or fall for the ONLY 200 hour Prana Vinyasa™ yoga teacher training in Minnesota. This is your opportunity to dive in fully to the art of living yoga, and you don't want to miss it!
Are you feeling the call to dive in deeper to your yoga practice through yoga teacher training? To be honest, most yoga teachers don't start their teaching path with an immediate call to teach, but many are called regardless of the outcome. As the proverb says, "To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach. This passionate curiosity leads us deeper into the practice, and teaching yoga "ups the ante" in our commitment to self-care, personal practice, embodiment, and philosophical commitments. It unleashes our courage and creative potential, and provides us with clarity on our sense of purpose in the world.
This yoga teacher training will take you into the specifics of Prana Vinyasa yoga, a style of yoga I honestly discovered "by accident" 10 years ago when searching for a yoga teacher training program. It seemed reputable. The dates worked. So I signed up. And then, the first night of the training, as I moved and breathed with a room full of radiant hearted strangers at a retreat center tucked in the Berkshire mountains I felt this deep sense of coming home as tears streamed down my face.
The reason why I love Prana Vinyasa, is that it provides a "prescription for life." The practice is rooted in ancient yoga philosophy through the lineage of Krishnamacharya, but it is also dynamic in that it addresses the challenges of modern life as parents, partners, householders, humans. My Prana Vinyasa™ training and practice has taken me closer to my self, provided the necessary tools to heal and revive myself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and it has provided me with a deep resource of wisdom, inspiration and energy to live the biggest, best life I can. It has connected me to a larger community of like minded people who want to serve this world in a big way, and make a difference. It is the means by which I access and express my innate spirituality with freedom and without fear.
My teacher Shiva Rea is a true teacher on the path. She is authentic, embodied, and amazingly generous with her resources, time and energy. Her offering of Prana Vinyasa™ Yoga is academic and scientific, while also being energetically intuitive and deeply spiritual. The practices that you will learn are the culmination of Shiva's lifetime commitment to not only the living study of yoga, but the art of activism, as well as her expertise in somatics, dance anthropology, and the Bhakti and Tantric paths of yoga. Prana Vinyasa is a living practice, not a set regimen. It was created to respond to the times, and continues to evolve as times change. It is literally a means by which to navigate an ever-changing world.
If this language calls to your heart, if you're feeling tingly, heartbroken, or terrified, there's a good chance that you're reading this for a reason. The truth is, the world NEEDS YOU to be the BEST version of YOU you can be RIGHT NOW. This training may very well be the means to that end.
2019 SUMMER INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING DETAILS
COMPLETE YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER IN 3 - 1 WEEK INTENSIVES
WEEK 1: SUNDAY 6/9 TO SATURDAY 6/15
WEEK 2: SUNDAY 7/7 TO FRIDAY 7/12
WEEK 3: SATURDAY 8/3 TO FRIDAY 8/9
WEEK 1: SUN 5:00-9:00PM / MON - FRI 8:00AM - 8:00PM / SAT 8:00AM - 4:00PM
WEEK 2: SUN - FRIDAY 8:00AM - 8:00PM
WEEK 3: SAT + SUN 8:00AM-8:00PM / MON 8:00AM-5:00PM / TUESDAY - FRIDAY OFFSITE RETREAT: CHECK IN TUESDAY 4:00PM / CHECK OUT FRIDAY 3:00PM
2019/2020 WEEKEND TRAINING DETAILS
NOV 1 - NOV 3 // DEC 6 - DEC 8 // FEB 7 - FEB 9 // MAR 3 - MAR 8 // APR 3 - APR 5 // APR 30 - 5/3 *RETREAT WEEKEND
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 8:00AM - 8:00PM
RETREAT WEEKEND: CHECK IN 4:30 ON THURSDAY 4/30 CHECK OUT SUNDAY 2:00PM
COST: $3600 + training materials (*pre/post YTT mentorship additional)
CERTIFICATION: This is a Yoga Alliance recognized 200 hour yoga teacher training certification offered as an affiliate program through the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, created by Shiva Rea
AREAS OF STUDY: Prana Vinyasa foundations, technique and history including the Three Part Vinyasa Method™, 10 solar and lunar namaskars, 10 Prana Vinyasa™ sequences, the Prana Vayus, energetic alignment, embodied anatomy (taught by retired physician Patricia Barrier), and an introduction to hands-on assists and adjustments, as well as ayurveda, pranayama, meditation, and mantra practices.
Heather Ritenour-Sampson, BA, CMT, 500 E-RYT is the owner of Yoga Tribe yoga studio in the heart of downtown Rochester, MN. For over 10 years, and more than 2500 hours, Heather has been teaching, studying, and assisting the flow of Prana Vinyasa yoga across the country and the globe with her teacher Shiva Rea. Heather is devoted to Prana Vinyasa as a tool for living an authentic, full-spectrum, wildly joyful and creative and deeply satisfying and nourishing life. She studies meditation with Tara Brach, and is deeply committed to Brene Brown's methods for Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. As a wife, mother, and artist, Heather's heart is drawn to the spirit in all forms, and intrinsically inspired by the mystics: "The earth has disappeared beneath my feet. Illusion fled from all ecstasy. Now like a radiant sky creature, God keeps opening inside of me." -Hafiz
WHAT IS PRANA VINYASA YOGA? Prana Vinyasa is a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga created by Shiva Rea. Students are empowered to experience prana, the universal source of breath, life energy and conscious intelligence as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Click here for more information about Shiva Rea and Prana Vinyasa™ Yoga.
"Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill and attunement to find the still point within it all?"
step one: fill out application form below
step two: pay the $75 non-refundable application fee (click HERE to make payment)
step three: set up one on one Q + A session with Heather (in person or via Skype) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
step four: once accepted into program, make your $600 deposit to reserve your space (click HERE to make deposit)
step five: follow steps in welcome email to acquire preparation and training materials!
ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? IF YOU'RE FEELING A FULL-BODY YES, PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW + submit your $75 application fee (non-refundable) *$600 deposit required upon acceptance into program