<< Oct 21 2017 - Oct 20 2018 >>

Date:
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Dee Davis Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pregnant women come to yoga classes to feel good. Yoga teachers want to keep those moms and babies happy and healthy in yoga class. Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will teach you how to adapt for the pregnant student in a class and how to teach prenatal classes.

Learn the possible risks of practicing certain poses during pregnancy, how to modify familiar poses and how to create a safer and more comfortable experience for teacher and student. This class includes:

  • Anatomy of a pregnant woman
  • Safe poses for each trimester
  • Modifications of poses and sun salutations
  • Maintaining class flow while offering modifications
  • How to use props
  • 20 page handout
This course is open to all teachers, trainees from all traditions. 

$100 by Friday, October 13, 2017;
$115 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
How to Establish 
a Home Practice with Michele Lum Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Is a home practice something you always wanted to have? Have you been meaning to start a home practice but didn’t know where to begin? Or, did you start a home practice but life got in the way of the actual practicing part?

Extending your yoga practice into your home can be very challenging, yet very rewarding. A few of the benefits of a home practice are being more mindful on and off the mat, improved concentration and sleep quality, and getting deeper into your practice as you customize it to suit your own needs.

Join us as we explore different aspects of the eight limbs of yoga to help you find inspiration for your own home practice. We will cover what to actually do once you get to your mat as well as addressing how to overcome obstacles that most yogis encounter.
 
$45 by Friday, October 13, 2017;
$50 thereafter
Yoga For Healthy Aging 30 Hour Training Intensive & *Certification Option with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza Next held on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 23, 2017 - Sat Oct 28, 2017
Intensive:

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

(with 1 hour break each day)
*Optional Certification (additional fee): 

Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
This course will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health as you age. The main focus of the course is on preventative strategies, covering:

• Strength • Flexibility • Agility
• Balance • Stress Management • Circulatory System/Heart Health
• Brain Health • Medical Conditions (in general) • Equanimity

We’ll present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, so you’ll understand which techniques to use when. We’ll also teach you the essential yoga poses, yoga sequences and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice.

This intensive is designed for relatively healthy and physically able participants.

For certified yoga teachers, this course will provide supplemental, specialized training in yoga for healthy aging techniques, which you can then teach to your own students.
For yoga students with one or more years of experience, this course will provide you with the tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets your particular needs and concerns.
For Teachers Who Want YFHA Certification, You Will Need To:
Attend an extra session on Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, where you’ll do a short teaching demonstration.
Pass the take-home final we provide.

Not Included in workshop:
  • Instructions for seniors who cannot stand unaided and need to practice in chairs
  • Information about yoga as therapy for specific medical conditions
Training:

$950 early price paid in full by Friday, Sept. 8, 2017;
$1050 thereafter
Training & Certification:
$1100 early price paid in full by Friday, Sept. 8, 2017;
$1200 thereafter
4.5% added for credit card transactions.
(To save credit card transaction fee, mail or drop off a check to Prairie Yoga)


Open to all *experienced students and all yoga teachers from any tradition (*minimum one year yoga experience)

SPECIAL REFUND POLICY IN EFFECT
We understand that plans occasionally change and unanticipated circumstances sometimes arise. It is therefore necessary that we have consistent refund policies that are fair to you, the studio and the presenter. Thank you for your support and understanding.

  • For refund requests by Friday, August 4, 2017, students will be refunded 50% of paid tuition.
  • No refunds or credits will be given after Friday, August 4, 2017.
  • If you do not show up for any part of the event, no refunds or credit will be given.
  • Students may transfer their registration to another student and notify host.
Back to Health: 
Yoga for Back Pain with Cathy Hall Next held on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017
(6) Mondays

Chronic back pain is one of the most common health issues facing people today. Around 80 percent of adults can expect to experience it at some point in their life. For those struggling to roll themselves out of bed in the morning or to bend over to tie their shoes, the problem seems incurable, despite pain medication and exercise. However, new research finds that yoga designed specifically for back pain can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain.

This 6 week class series is a specialize, evidence based yoga course designed to give those with chronic or recurring back pain a toolkit to improve and maintain a healthy back for life. The yoga protocol was developed by researchers at Boston Medical Center with input from yoga teachers, doctors and physical therapists and used in a randomized, controlled trail to compare yoga, physical therapy and education for chronic back pain. At the end of the study, researchers found that this yoga course, that focuses on gentle yoga poses and relaxation, is just as effective as physical therapy in helping to deal with back pain.

This course is comprised of easy, foundational yoga poses and is designed for beginner yoga students that have had a recent physical checkup and have their personal physician’s permission to engage in yoga classes.

Learn more about the Back To Health study comparing yoga, physical therapy and education:
 
$125 by Monday, September 18;

$140 thereafter
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments
Online registration is closed. Please contact us for details.
Myofascial Yoga with Rachel Lackowski Next held on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Oct 4, 2017 - Wed Oct 25, 2017
(4) Wednesdays
 
Have you ever had that stiff, creaky, achy feeling in your body? 
It's not quite muscle ache, but a feeling that can be felt in different places at various times. Most of us have, and it could actually be the fascia in your body causing the ache, not your muscles. Fascia is a sheet of tissue, made up of densely packed protein fibers that weaves through your entire body. It helps bind and support your bones, muscles, and even your organs.

In this 4 week series, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what fascia is, how it works in your body, and how you can release your fascia for a deeper asana practice. With 11 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Rachel has a vast amount of knowledge that she can share with you on this topic. Each class will provide you with a few self massage techniques for fascial release using props or your hands, as well as an asana practice based around the areas you've massaged. Combining these two modalities into one class will aid in healthier muscles and tissues, as well as a greater understanding of how to take care of your own body.
 
$100 by Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017; 

$115 thereafter
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments.
Online registration is closed. Please contact us for details.
Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements with Ali Modell Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop 1: Fall/Metal
The metal element is about “the working of change”, or the ability to purify and reform. It correlates to the fall season, west direction and the qualities of structured and collected.

Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and Eastern Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Dates:
January 14, 2018 - Winter / Water
April 22, 2018 - Spring / Wood
July 15, 2018 - Summer / Fire
September 9, 2018 - Late Summer / Earth

$250 for entire event paid by Monday, October 23, 2017; 

$275 thereafter
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
$70 thereafter
4.5%$ transaction fee added for credit card payments.
Myofascial Yoga with Rachel Lackowski Next held on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Nov 1, 2017 - Wed Nov 29, 2017
(5) Wednesdays

Have you ever had that stiff, creaky, achy feeling in your body? It's not quite muscle ache, but a feeling that can be felt in different places at various times. Most of us have, and it could actually be the fascia in your body causing the ache, not your muscles. Fascia is a sheet of tissue, made up of densely packed protein fibers that weaves through your entire body. It helps bind and support your bones, muscles, and even your organs.
 
In this 4 week series, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what fascia is, how it works in your body, and how you can release your fascia for a deeper asana practice. With 11 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Rachel has a vast amount of knowledge that she can share with you on this topic. Each class will provide you with a few self massage techniques for fascial release using props or your hands, as well as an asana practice based around the areas you've massaged. Combining these two modalities into one class will aid in healthier muscles and tissues, as well as a greater understanding of how to take care of your own body.
 
$110 by Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017;
$125 thereafter
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments.
Sanskrit, Cakras and The Yoga Sutras Unraveled Friday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmSaturday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 - 4:00 pmSunday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 - 4:00 pmSingle Session: $65 by Friday, October 6, 2017; $75 thereafterEntire Event: $300 by Friday, October 6, 2017;$345 thereafter4.5% added for credit card transactions.Special refund policy for this event. SPECIAL REFUND POLICY IN EFFECTWe understand that plans occasionally change and unanticipated circumstances sometimes arise. It is therefore necessary that we have consistent refund policies that are fair to you, the studio and the presenter. Thank you for your support and understanding.For refund requests 30 days in advance or more students will be charged a 15% administrative fee.No refunds or credits will be given less than 30 calendar days in advance.If you do not attend any part of the event, no pro-rating, refunds or credit will be given.Students may transfer their registration to another student and notify host in advance.
Sanskrit for Yogis with Nicolai Bachman Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The science of yoga is filled with Sanskrit vocabulary. Teachers and practitioners of yoga, Ayurveda, or meditation can benefit from learning how to pronounce Sanskrit with correct breath, resonance, rhythm and tongue position. The class will read transliterated text (English letters with diacritical markings) alongside the original script.
Cakras: Energizing the Subtle Body with Nicolai Bachman Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
What is a nadi, a cakra, the kundalini shakti? Using verses from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika we discuss the theory of awakening the dormant kundalini and how it flows upwards through the sushumna nadi. Each cakra has a primary seed sound and several secondary sound petals which energize it. We then apply the theory by chanting and resonating the seed and petal sounds from the root chakra through the crown, focusing our attention and breath at the location of each cakra.
Part 1 Yoga Sutras: Outer Behavior: Yama-s, Shaucha and Santosha with Nicolai Bachman Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
How we interact with others affects our heart-mind and those around us. Cultivating ethical behavior is essential for a civil society to flourish. Part and parcel with healthy social relationships is taking care of oneself.
Part 2 Yoga Sutras: Personal Practices: Kriya-Yoga, Asana and Pranayama with Nicolai Bachman Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kriya-yoga contains the most powerful techniques for growth and change, weakening negative behavior and strengthening positive patterns. These can be applied to all other limbs of yoga. Asana and Pranayama will be touched on as well. We will translate sutras directly from the Sanskrit and participate in group exercises.
Part 3 Yoga Sutras: Inner Development: Pratyahara and Samyama with Nicolai Bachman Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
All previous limbs prepare us for turning inward in order to connect to our inner light of awareness. These progressive stages of focusing support our chosen direction, bring our attention away from external stimuli toward the goal of clear and aware consciousness. We will translate sutras directly from the Sanskrit and participate in group exercises.
Yoga For Creating Emotional Balance with Tricia Fiske and Lili Gray Next held on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 6, 2017 - Mon Nov 27, 2017
(4) Mondays
 
Join Tricia Fiske, Ba 500-RYT and Lili Gray, MSSA, LCSW, trainer for evidence based treatment for trauma, for a unique workshop the offers you tools to use in your yoga practice to quiet and calm you nervous system, even in the midst of a challenge.

Do you feel as though you over react to small things? Do frustrations or disappointments ruin your day? Do you find yourself ruminating or unable to let go?

Emotional regulation cannot be learned in a moment of distress, but is a skill you can learn and practice to see positive changes in your daily life. This workshop will teach tools and skills to use in your yoga practice, including asana, pranayama, meditation and self-inquiry (journaling and/or drawing) to quiet and calm yourself, effectively down-regulating your inner distress even during challenging times.
 
$140 by Monday, October 30, 2017; 

$160 thereafter
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments.
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Knees & Hips with Linda Troutman Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Knees and Hips

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease. Each class includes:

  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.

This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior;
$45 thereafter

4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Friday Night Reset: Restorative Yoga and Pranayama with Maria Luisa Basualdo Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(1) Friday per month

Unwind the stresses of the week and start your weekend off right!Learn supported modifications of the classical asanas to fully experience the steadiness and comfort that leads to a restful state and successfully introduces students to the practice of Pranayama (breath control). 

Prerequisite: one year of yoga experience is recommended.

Remaining Date:
December 15

$25 per class paid one week prior;
$30 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Teacher Training Review Workshop: November with Tricia Fiske Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come back to teacher training for a special workshop designed as a teacher trainee review session. This is an to opportunity to ask questions and review training on any topic covered in our 200 hour yoga teacher training. Gain clarification on yoga philosophy, alignment, sequencing or any other aspect of the training. Lori and Tricia will cater the workshop around topics requested by those attending.

This review workshop is open to any current trainees or graduates of the 200 Hour Prairie Yoga teacher training as well as teachers from other traditions.
After you register, email questions you want covered and requested topics to:

triciafiske@sbcglobal.com by Friday, November 10, 2017
Please write “TT Review Request” in the subject line of your email.

$50 each paid one week prior;
$60 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments
YogaFST: 
Functional Suspension Training with Dale Johnson Next held on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:30 am - 11:45 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 13, 2017 - Mon Dec 11, 2017
(5) Mondays

What if you could practice alignment inspired yoga and movement based strength training at the same time - creating lean, strong and supple muscle? 
That’s the premise behind YogaFST (Functional Suspension Training). You already practice yoga. Now, combine suspension training with your yoga practice and create a new level of strength and awareness in your body, mind and spirit. The focus, breath, awareness and alignment of your traditional yoga practice is the foundation of YogaFST.

With YogaFST, you will be introduced to suspension training using resistance bands in a 75 minute yoga class. Combining the two in this unique way offers strength in full range of motion, exploration of the underdeveloped senses of proprioception (the ability of the mind to sense where your body is moving in space) and interception (the ability of the mind to feel the inside of the body) using instability. You will engage your core strength and notice its effect on your balance.

During this 5 week YogaFST series, you will:
Learn basic concepts of suspension training and how to integrate them with your yoga practice
Experience the benefit of working your muscles while being in traction and suspended simultaneously
Complete YogaFST sequences that include standing postures, twists, forward folds and inversions
Learn to integrate music with movement and experience the “flow” that arises
Note: Register early! There is a student maximum of 8 in the free class.

Not appropriate for beginner students and those with recent injuries or chronic pain.

All suspension equipment will be provided. We recommend you wear yoga socks with gripper bottoms to provide traction.

Not intended for beginner yoga students.
 
$125 by Monday, November 6, 2017; 

$137 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
Class maximum: 8 Students
How to Teach Plus Size Yoga with Elizabeth Vesto Next held on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 18, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017
Do you have students in your classes who would benefit from adaptations for larger bodies? Do you want to be more welcoming to larger students in the classes you currently teach? Or, do you want to offer classes tailored specifically to larger bodies?

Join Elizabeth for a workshop on teaching yoga to larger bodies. We will explore how to teach classes that are inclusive of this demographic which often feels uncomfortable in fitness classes of all types. This will be an experiential workshop where we explore adaptations to make poses more accessible. We will also touch on some of the expectations a larger student may have walking into your class. This isn't a workshop on weight loss. It’s a workshop on how to meet students where they are and to join them on a path toward body acceptance.

In this workshop you will:
  • Learn to see and assess each student’s individual needs
  • Learn innovative adaptations to make poses fit larger bodies
  • Explore what it is like to be a larger beginner student
  • Learn ways to help a larger student feel accepted in your class
  • Understand how larger students progress in their yoga practice and move into more difficult poses
  • Find the balance between adapting poses and letting the student enjoy the practice they have today
  • Learn marketing suggestions for plus size classes
Everyone attending will receive a handout “How to Teach Plus Size Yoga”, which includes photos of the adaptations included in the workshop.
 
$165 by Friday, November 10, 2017;
$185 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
Foundations of the Feldenkrais Method with Julie Francis Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Feldenkrais Method is known as a way of finding ease in physical movement, but it is really much more than that. Rather than being about the body, Feldenkrais is about learning, and learning how to learn. Moshe Feldenkrais used movement as his metaphor because it is readily accessible to everyone. While we all want to move more comfortably and maintain flexibility as we age, a Feldenkrais approach to learning can be applied to just about anything. During this workshop, we will use movement to explore the underlying principles behind the method and how to make our endeavors - from learning to play an instrument to doing yoga - about learning as opposed to simply doing.

Come prepared to physically explore the foundational elements of learning. Starting with “awareness”, you’ll be guided through a series of Feldenkrais lessons that bring to life the underlying principles of learning - go slow, do less, experiment, differentiate, let go of judgements and limits, etc. We will build the day around a single movement, adding complexity and ability as we go. In the end, you may find it not only easier to “do” the movement, but you may find you have several options for doing it - all easier and simpler than when you began. We’ll finish the day by summarizing the principles we explored and discussing how to apply them to other applications.

Open to all levels.
 
$90 by Monday, November 27, 2017;
$100 thereafter
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments.
Meditation - 
Know Your Self with Tricia Fiske Next held on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 6, 2017 - Wed Dec 27, 2017
(4) Wednesdays
December 6-27, 2017
  • December 6 - Bliss Meditation
  • December 13 - Mantra Mediation
  • December 20 - Yoga Nidra
  • December 27 - Healing Heart Meditation
 
We live in two worlds, the external world of work, family, and community and the internal world of our deepest reality and "self" perception. The goal is to live skillfully in both of these worlds and learn to balance them. Meditation helps guide us through the desire to know ourselves on all levels and to become more loving, dynamic and creative in the external world.

We will begin with 15 minutes of gentle yoga to relax the nervous system, then practice a different type of meditation each week, from breath work to visualization, to explore the inner world and find what is most relevant and useful for us. This class is useful for both creating a meditation practice and deepening an existing one. Time is allowed at the end of each class for questions and discussion.
 
$100 for all 4 classes by Friday, December 1, 2017;
$115 thereafter
$30 for individual classes
Drop-ins welcome!
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
Open to all students - from beginners to experienced students.
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Low Back with Linda Troutman Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Low Back

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease.

Each class includes:

  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.
This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

 

$35 each paid one week prior;
$45 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
Free Sampler: Children's Yoga Teacher Training with Mira Binzen Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This free, informative session is intended for educators, health care professionals, yoga instructors, coaches, parents and anyone passionate about this revolution in children's wellness. In this playful and interactive workshop you will:
  • Learn about our 95-Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certification to take place at Prairie Yoga starting January 27, 2018.
  • Meet Mira Binzen, the instructor of the certification program, and have the opportunity to ask her all your questions in a welcoming environment.
  • Play Games! Learn fun yoga games to play with kids at home or in the classroom.
  • Discover the three levels of teaching you will need to facilitate an effective, engaging, FUN and safe yoga practice for children.
Both practice and discussion are included so dress comfortably and be ready to play. 
Children are welcome!
 
FREE
Pre-registration required
For those interested in working with children in the classroom or at home
Friday Night Reset: Restorative Yoga and Pranayama with Maria Luisa Basualdo Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unwind the stresses of the week and start your weekend off right! Learn supported modifications of the classical asanas to fully experience the steadiness and comfort that leads to a restful state and successfully introduces students to the practice of Pranayama (breath control).

Prerequisite: one year of yoga experience is recommended.
 
$25 per class paid one week prior;
$30 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy: Winter 2017 with Marinda Stopforth Next held on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 2, 2018 - Tue Feb 6, 2018
(6) Tuesdays

The study of the human body The study of the human body in relation to yoga moves beyond muscles and bones, to a deeper level of understanding of ourselves. Gaining knowledge of anatomy informs how the body moves, how to move safely and how to keep the mind grounded in reality. As a result, you approach yoga poses from the inside out, rather than from the outside in. This training includes anatomy manual, lecture, bio-feedback and home-study workbook. Workbook completion required for those seeking course credit.

This course will teach you:
  • the major muscles and bones of the body and their primary action and function
  • muscle action and function in asana
  • how to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and students
  • how to clearly instruct and cue your students
  • effective communication with therapists, doctors and other members of your yoga community
This course is required for the Prairie Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training. It is open to ALL teachers, teachers-in-training and interested students. 
 
$300 paid in full by December 12, 2017;
$350 thereafter
The materials for this course are pre-ordered based on the number of participants, therefore we cannot accept any registration after Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Includes anatomy manual.

4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
Special refund policy in effect. 
No credits or refunds less than 2 weeks prior to the event. See back of flyer for details.
Tantric Hatha Yoga Advanced Teacher Training with Tricia Fiske Next held on Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 6, 2018 - Sun Jan 21, 2018
Meets over 2 weekends:
January 6-7 and 20-21, 2018
Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
with one hour meal break
(24 contact hours)
 
Prerequisite:
For those who have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. 
Counts as 24 hours toward Prairie Yoga 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training or CEUs for registered Yoga Alliance teachers.
 
Hatha yoga is one of the four main traditions of tantra yoga. Tantric hatha yoga embraces the practice of asana, pranayama, kriya and meditation as a means to access our Spirit. Through our physical practice, we stoke our internal fire to channel prana and awaken the central channel. Unlike asceticism, in tantra, we use our body and mind to tap deeply into our creative source. When we honor that Source we discover that we already are what we are seeking. We empower our practice and we cultivate joy and contentment in our daily life.
 
In this 24 hour advanced yoga teacher training, we will explore:
  • Tantric Philosophy, including dualism and non-dualism
  • The historical progression of tantra, including the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Shiva Samhita
  • Tantra as a science Sri Vidya and Maha Vidyas
  • Five themes of teaching tantra
  • Six gems of the practice
  • Three modes of sequencing
Each class will include a yoga practice of asana, pranayama, kriya and meditation.
 
Required book: The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
 
$475 by Friday, December 22, 2017;
$525 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
 
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Release the Stress from the Holidays Restorative Class with Linda Troutman Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Release the Stress from the Holidays

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease.
 
Each class includes:
  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.

This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior

$45 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements with Ali Modell Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop 2: Winter / Water
The water element is about “the moistening and descending”, or having the qualities of calm, cool and grounded. It correlates to the winter season, north direction and the qualities of artistic and thoughtful.

Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and East Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Dates:
April 22, 2018 - Spring / Wood
July 15, 2018 - Summer / Fire
September 9, 2018 - Late Summer / Earth
 
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
$70 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
Yoga For A Happy Back: Weekend Immersion with Rachel Krentzman Next held on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 26, 2018 - Sun Jan 28, 2018
Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm 

(with one hour break)

The Yoga for a Happy Back immersion will offer, through both lecture and experiential practice, tools to build Yoga programs tailored to the needs of individuals and groups with back pain. Participants will emerge with skills to prevent and heal injuries by creating safe Yoga programs that include modifications, adjustments, use of props and specific therapeutic sequences.

The Yoga for a Happy Back training will cover the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar and thoracic spine, sacrum, pelvis and hips and how it relates to posture and movement. Participants will learn specific therapeutic sequences for conditions including sciatica, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease and sacroiliac joint dysfunction as well as be able to identify improper movement and alignment and how those relate to pain and injury. Students of Yoga will learn how to practice safely to support their own spine and Yoga teachers will come away with new ideas for group classes and private sessions, with the aim of preventing and helping their students heal from back pain.
 
$395 by Friday, Dec. 29, 2017;
$450 thereafter
4.5% added for credit card transactions.
(To save credit card transaction fee, mail or drop off a check to Prairie Yoga)

SPECIAL REFUND POLICY IN EFFECT
We understand that plans occasionally change and unanticipated circumstances sometimes arise. It is therefore necessary that we have consistent refund policies that are fair to you, the studio and the presenter. Thank you for your support and understanding.
  • For refund requests 30 days in advance or more students will be charged a 15% administrative fee.
  • No refunds or credits will be given less than 30 calendar days in advance.
  • If you do not attend any part of the event, no pro-rating, refunds or credit will be given.
  • Students may transfer their registration to another student and notify host in advance.
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training & Certification 2018 with Mira Binzen Next held on Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Sun Jun 17, 2018
One weekend per month for 6 months
January 27 - June 17, 2018
Saturday - Sunday, 9:00-5:30 pm*

95 Hour Certification
January 27-28 / February 24-25 / March 24-25 / April 21-22 / May 19-20 / June 16-17

This comprehensive training program is for yoga teachers who wish to specialize in teaching Yoga to children. This program will give you the specialized tools and techniques for making Yoga engaging, effective and safe for kids of all ages. Once completed, you will have the necessary training required to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT). You must also complete 30 hours of teaching after you are certified before you can register.

This training will teach you:

  • Sound Child Development Principles. When you understand where a child is at developmentally, you can plan a practice that is safe and engaging. This is at the heart of our training and you will gain the confidence to meet each child as they are.
  • Sensory Integration. Each child responds to the world based on how they perceive it through the senses. Learn what sensory integration is and how it influences a child’s mood, behavior and ability to learn. The practice of Yoga supports optimal sensory functioning so you can help kids feel good on all levels.
  • Cooperative Classroom Strategies. Every behavior emitted is an attempt to meet a need. Learn how to recognize the need behind the behavior. You will also learn techniques that create calm, positive energy in your yoga classes - and your life.
  • Yoga Nidra. This is a deeply transformative practice. Yoga nidra sessions during the training will help to integrate your learning experiences. You will then learn how to deliver this practice to children. Help them learn to self-regulate and develop self-mastery.
  • Personal Practice. There is no nurturing anyone until you have nurtured yourself. Develop or transform your personal practice to become a deep well of energy, inspiration and calm. We strive to help you live a life of purpose, connection and ease.
  • Lots of Yoga Techniques! You will learn a catalog of techniques – breathing, postures, relaxation, mudras, meditation and more. All designed to be safe, engaging and effective for each child’s developmental need.
  • Fun! When was the last time you got to gather with a group of amazing people to laugh and play for days? 
Our comprehensive training is grounded in hands-on learning and when it comes to kids, that means FUN!


$1795 by Friday, December 15, 2017;
$1995 thereafter
4.5% added for credit card transactions.

Head-To-Toe Yoga: Core & Pelvic Floor with Linda Troutman Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Core & Pelvic Floor

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease. Each class includes:
  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.

This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior

$45 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Yoga Adjustments: Hands-On Practice with Marinda Stopforth Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yoga Adjustments 1:

Standing Poses and Forward Folds
 
Learn and practice hands on adjustments over the entire spectrum of categories of yoga poses divided into 3 workshops. This workshop series is intended and designed with our 200 hour teacher trainees in mind, but any serious student of yoga or teacher is welcome to attend. It is highly recommended, but not required, you attend all 3 workshops for the continuum of the learning process.

When adjustments are performed skillfully and correctly, they become a powerful way to connect to your students. Because everyone learns in a different way, "adjustments" will include verbal guidance, physical demonstration, self-adjustments and hands-on touch.

During this workshop you will:
  • have opportunity to practice hands-on adjustments on students
  • review anatomy, alignment and body mechanics
  • develop better understanding of the asana-s
  • learn how to approach, connect and build trust with your students
  • learn how props are used in adjustments
  • practice "reading" a student’s body in an asana
  • experience how adjustments can transform both the student and the teacher
Some handouts will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Dates:
Twists and Backbends: Friday, April 6, 2018

Inversions and Restorative Poses; Friday, May 4, 2018
 
Single workshop:
$50 by one week prior;
$60 thereafter
All 3 workshops: 

$135 by Friday, February 23, 2018;
$162 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
 
 
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Upper Back and Shoulders with Linda Troutman Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Upper Back and Shoulders

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease. Each class includes:

Each class includes:

  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.

This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior

$45 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Fundamentals of Yoga Anatomy: Spring 2018 with Marinda Stopforth Next held on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Sun Mar 18, 2018
Friday: 4 - 9 pm;
Sat/Sun 12 - 5 pm
 
The study of the human body in relation to yoga moves beyond muscles and bones, to a deeper level of understanding of ourselves. Gaining knowledge of anatomy informs how the body moves, how to move safely and how to keep the mind grounded in reality. As a result, you approach yoga poses from the inside out, rather than from the outside in. This training includes anatomy manual, lecture, bio-feedback and home-study workbook. Workbook completion required for those seeking course credit.

This course will teach you:
  • the major muscles and bones of the body and their primary action and function
  • muscle action and function in asana
  • how to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and students
  • how to clearly instruct and cue your students
  • effective communication with therapists, doctors and other members of your yoga community
This course is required for the Prairie Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training. It is open to ALL teachers, teachers-in-training and interested students.
 
$300 paid in full by February 23, 2018;
$350 thereafter
The materials for this course are pre-ordered based on the number of participants, therefore we cannot accept any registration after Friday, March 2, 2018

Includes anatomy manual.

4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments. Special refund policy in effect. 
No credits or refunds less than 2 weeks prior to the event. See back of flyer for details.
Yoga Adjustments: Hands-On Practice 2 with Marinda Stopforth Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yoga Adjustments 2:
Twists and Backbends

Learn and practice hands on adjustments over the entire spectrum of categories of yoga poses divided into 3 workshops. This workshop series is intended and designed with our 200 hour teacher trainees in mind, but any serious student of yoga or teacher is welcome to attend. It is highly recommended, but not required, you attend all 3 workshops for the continuum of the learning process.

When adjustments are performed skillfully and correctly, they become a powerful way to connect to your students. Because everyone learns in a different way, "adjustments" will include verbal guidance, physical demonstration, self-adjustments and hands-on touch.

During this workshop you will:
  • have opportunity to practice hands-on adjustments on students
  • review anatomy, alignment and body mechanics
  • develop better understanding of the asana-s
  • learn how to approach, connect and build trust with your students
  • learn how props are used in adjustments
  • practice "reading" a student’s body in an asana
  • experience how adjustments can transform both the student and the teacher
Some handouts will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Date:
Inversions and Restorative Poses; Friday, May 4, 2018

Single workshop:
$50 by one week prior;

$60 thereafter

Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

 
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Balancing the Immune System with Linda Troutman Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Balancing the Immune System

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease.

Each class includes:
  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.
  • This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.
This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior

$45 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements with Ali Modell Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop 3: Spring / Wood
The wood element is about the “bending and straightening” of things, or having the characteristics of growth and movement. It correlates to the spring season, east direction and the qualities of determination and assertiveness.
 
Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and East Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Dates:
July 15, 2018 - Summer / Fire
September 9, 2018 - Late Summer / Earth
 
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
$70 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
Yoga Philosophy Training Friday - Sunday, April 27-29, 2018Friday, 6:30-9:00 pmSaturday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 - 4:00 pmSunday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 - 4:00 pmSingle Session: $65 by Friday, March 30, 2018; $75 thereafter?Entire Event: $300 by Friday, March 30, 2018; $345 thereafter4.5% added for credit card transactions.Special refund policy for this event. See back of flyer.
Relax, Receive and Restore with Nicolai Bachman Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Imbibing Sacred Chant in Restorative Postures

You will be guided through a slow and gentle restorative asana sequence. Resting in each posture, your heart and mind become quiet, open and receptive. Nicolai will then recite ancient and powerful Sanskrit chants. Sound directly affects the subtle body via the nervous system. Your body, breath and mind will imbibe the sacred vibrations as if drinking nectar.
Yoga Sutras Unraveled: Yoga as Nirodha with Nicolai Bachman Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Examining Patanjali's Definition of Yoga

The first 16 sutras of chapter I discuss what yoga is and what is required of it as a process and a state. We will discuss all relevant terms in detail, including all related sutras, to be able to come to an understanding of what yoga is and is not. A thorough presentation of the components and mechanics of the citta as our heart-mind field of consciousness will provide a foundation for this exploration of yoga as nirodha.
Asana Names and Stories with Nicolai Bachman Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pronunciation of and Reason for Posture Names

The Sanskrit names for yoga postures provide a standard reference that can be used anywhere in the world, so for teachers of yoga, it is important to know them. When the asana names are vocalized with correct pronunciation and rhythm, it adds a whole new dimension to the postures. We will also explore the reason or story behind the name of each posture.
Yoga and Ayurveda Parallels with Nicolai Bachman Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Integrating Two Powerful Healing Sciences

The natural principles of Ayurveda are integrated into certain systems of yoga. This synergistic combination provides powerful tools for radiant health and personal self-development. Just as diet and lifestyle can be tailored to one's individual constitution, so too asana and pranayama can be adapted to one's unique body, breath and mind. Through lecture, discussion and yoga practicum, students will learn and experience how to ascertain their current state of health, consciously set intentions and then make appropriate choices. Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle as well as principles for adapting yoga practice to the individual will be covered, drawing from Sanskrit texts such as the Ashtanga Hridayam, Yoga Sutras and Yoga Rahasya.
Mantra Recitation with Nicolai Bachman Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Exploration into Sacred Sounds

Mantra is a vibration that produces an energetic effect. They can range from tiny, single-syllable seed mantras whose effect is quite specific, to large shloka verses that produce a more general effect. We will practice many different kinds of mantra, and unpack their constituent sounds to discover how they work.
Yoga Adjustments: Hands-On Practice 3 with Marinda Stopforth Fri, May 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yoga Adjustments 3: 

Inversions and Restorative Poses

Learn and practice hands on adjustments over the entire spectrum of categories of yoga poses divided into 3 workshops. This workshop series is intended and designed with our 200 hour teacher trainees in mind, but any serious student of yoga or teacher is welcome to attend. It is highly recommended, but not required, you attend all 3 workshops for the continuum of the learning process.

When adjustments are performed skillfully and correctly, they become a powerful way to connect to your students. Because everyone learns in a different way, "adjustments" will include verbal guidance, physical demonstration, self-adjustments and hands-on touch.

During this workshop you will:
  • have opportunity to practice hands-on adjustments on students
  • review anatomy, alignment and body mechanics
  • develop better understanding of the asana-s
  • learn how to approach, connect and build trust with your students
  • learn how props are used in adjustments
  • practice "reading" a student’s body in an asana
  • experience how adjustments can transform both the student and the teacher
Some handouts will be provided.
 
$50 by one week prior;
$60 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
 
Head-To-Toe Yoga: Restorative Yoga Nidra with Linda Troutman Fri, May 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Restorative Yoga Nidra

Discover the greater potential of yoga by adapting yoga positions to increase function and alignment and address misalignment which can be the cause of pain and reduced functional movement. In each class, we’ll target a specific area of the body with the goal of creating more stability and ease.
Each class includes:
  • Awareness of the breath and centering
  • Yoga asana for stretching and strengthening key muscles
  • Hands on assistance from apprentices in the 500 hour teacher trainee program
  • Props and adaptations to address limitations or concerns
  • Simple anatomy to increase understanding of how the body moves
  • Techniques to reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Home program pdf to use to increase the positive effects of the practice.
  • This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

This program qualifies for YACEP credits with Yoga Alliance.
This workshop is appropriate for all, from beginning students to yoga teachers.

Apprenticeships available for yoga teachers. Contact Linda for more information at lintroutman@gmail.com

$35 each paid one week prior;
$45 thereafter
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

Moving From The Organs with Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., PT, C-IAYT Next held on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon May 14, 2018 - Fri May 18, 2018

This event will be held at Prairie Yoga and is limited to 54 students max. It will sell out quickly so don't wait to register.

We often focus on practicing our poses from the spine, arms and legs. But the ancient teachings of yoga also dealt with the opening and quieting the organs of the body, like the heart, kidneys and liver that are found in the “kunda” or vessel holding these organs.

During this workshop we will focus on specific poses that create a healthy balance for the organs in the chest and abdomen, as well as explore the theories of why they work. All types of poses will be studied, including backbends, inversions, forward bends and twists.

We will also spend some time on specific therapeutic applications that will be immediately applicable to ourselves and to our students.

We will begin each day with a focus intention and then go directly to practicing Active poses. In the second session of the day, we will focus on a Quiet Practice – Restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama. Throughout the workshop we will return our awareness to stabilizing and balancing from the inside, as well as focusing on how to teach others to do so.

Open to all yoga teachers, trainees and serious experienced students

$895 by Friday, April 13, 2018;

$995 thereafter
4.5% added for credit card transactions. 

(To save credit card transaction fee, mail or drop off a check to Prairie Yoga)

Special refund policy for this event. See back of flyer.

Traveling in from out of town?

  • We have all the props you need onsite.
  • If you are looking for lodging, we have a discount with: Hyatt – Lisle, IL    www.lisle.hyatt.com  Please use Corporate Code: CR95690 when making a reservation.
  • There are many other hotels in the area to meet your needs. Search Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove or Lombard.
  • Or check AirBnB

SPECIAL REFUND POLICY IN EFFECT
We understand that plans occasionally change and unanticipated circumstances sometimes arise. It is therefore necessary that we have consistent refund policies that are fair to you, the studio and the presenter. Thank you for your support and understanding.

  • For refund requests more than one month in advance (by Friday, April 13, 2018) students will be charged a 15% refund fee ($134.25).
  • No refunds or credits will be given less than one month in advance (after Friday, April 13, 2018).
  • If you do not show up for any part of the event, no refunds or credit will be given.
  • Students may transfer their registration to another student and notify host in advance.
 
Wall Rope Workshop with Marinda Stopforth Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Inspired by BKS Iyengar, the development and use of props and accessories enabled every person to improve and participate in yoga asana and benefit from the practice.

The main purpose in the use of props is to:
  • perform more complex asana with greater ease and independence
  • learn, imprint, achieve and maintain correct alignment
  • stay longer in asana with the support of the prop to establish the full benefit of the asana
  • study and investigate the asana in greater depth
When props are used intelligently, they guide the practitioner to a mindful and mature practice with a deep understanding of the physical shape of the pose. Then, the student of asana is free to begin to access the deeper and subtle layers of the body (koshas).

Using the Wall Rope as a Prop
Feeling a little intimidated by the ropes on the wall? Here's your opportunity to learn the ropes and come hang with Marinda! Get to know the rope wall and feel the benefits:
  • decompression of the spine
  • the lightness of a pose with rope support
  • work the detail of a pose
  • learn safe practice
  • lots of fun!
You will be able to apply the ropes to standing poses, forward extensions, back bends, twists and inversions. Students that are familiar with the ropes, join us for a refresher, for inspiration and fun!
 
$50 by Friday, June 8, 2018;
$60 thereafter
Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

This practice is not for newcomers and requires at least one year of regular yoga practice.

Class is limited to 17 students
Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements with Ali Modell Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop 4: Summer / Fire
The fire element is about “flaming upward”, or having the characteristics of heat and upward motion. It correlates to the summer season, south direction and qualities of passion and charisma.
 
Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and East Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
 
Remaining Workshop Date:
September 9, 2018 - Late Summer / Earth
 
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
$70 thereafter
4.5%$ transaction fee added for credit card payments.
 
Yoga and East Asian Medicine: The 5 Seasons and Elements with Ali Modell Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop 5: Late Summer / Earth
The earth element is about “sowing and reaping” or about bring forth phenomena. It correlates to the late summer season (Indian summer), center direction and the qualities of compassion and care for others.
 
Join Prajna Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist Ali Modell for a series of workshops that integrate yogic studies and East Asian Medicine. Much like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine is a traditional medical system that treats the body through natural means and looks through the lens of the 5 elements. In each seasonal workshop, we’ll explore concepts such as the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine, lifestyle principles for living according to the current season, and postural yoga and breath work that aligns with the theme, as well as a short acupuncture session for stress relief while in an extended, supported Savasana (25 minutes). Each participant will receive 6 acupuncture needles placed by Ali that focus on general stress relief and relaxation. Receiving acupuncture in not required for participation. Handouts with Eastern nutritional/herbal recommendations and lifestyle principles will be provided.
 
$60 for single workshop paid one week prior;
$70 thereafter
4.5%$ transaction fee added for credit card payments.

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Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability

I, hereby agree to the following:
1. That I am participating in a yoga program or programs (classes, private lessons, teacher trainings, workshops or special events) offered by Prairie Yoga during which I will receive information and instruction about yoga and health. I recognize that yoga requires physical exertion which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.
 
2. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the yoga program(s). I represent and warrant that I possess the level of physical fitness required to participate in the yoga program(s). I agree to stop participating at any time in which I feel pain or severe discomfort and to alert the instructor.
 
3. In consideration of being permitted to participate, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the yoga program(s).
 
4. In further consideration of being permitted to participate in the yoga program(s), I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any claim I may have, now or hereafter, against Prairie Yoga, LLC, Lori Gaspar, faculty, co-teachers, guest teachers, assistants or any of her agents, for injury or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in the yoga program.
 
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