“Our body mind container must be strong and stable.
Then, we can fill it with energy from our practice and carry that energy everywhere we go as a heightened state of aliveness.”
William leads these courses for PKSYHA:
- NEW: Embodiment: A Pranakriya Immersion
- 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
- Understanding the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
- Anatomy for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers
- Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence & Touch
- The PK Thai Certification
- About Pranakriya
This foundational course teaches the basic principles of Thailand’s healing and spiritual practice called Nuad Boran or The Healing Dance that many Westerners have nick-named “Lazy-man’s Yoga.” Thai Yoga practitioners view the body as a network of energy pathways called “Sen Sib” or “Ten Sen Lines.” When the body’s pathways are open and flowing, health emerges; when the body’s pathways are blocked or stagnant, then the lines’ function decreases and discomfort, even disease, manifests. Using our hands, arms, and feet, this course’s participants will learn a sequence of techniques to guide a recipient’s entire body through a 90-minute sequence that will include basic muscle compression and joint range of motion.
During this program, you will learn how to safely moving a client’s body and your body in and out of basic therapeutic yoga postures. You will also learn the locations and qualities of the Sen Lines, as well as the methods for working with the lines during a private Thai Yoga session and a yoga practice. This course concludes with discussions about how to sequence, organize and modify a Thai yoga session to meet the recipients need and limitations. Each day, participants will both practice self-massage to develop sensitivity to improve quality and effectiveness for healing touch, as well as trade Thai sessions with other program participants, building confidence to work with many different bodies.
Instructor: William Hufschmidt, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts offers teacher trainings, retreats, classes and workshops that explore the ancient practices of Tantra Hatha Yoga. We encourage all students to practice with focus at a level to both humble and inspire their lives. We work to foster an open and accepting community of growth, healing and transformation that invites all practitioners to listen deeply and to respectfully follow their own soul’s dharma. Our mission is to support humanity, become more fully alive and live attuned to Prana.
Find us in these states:
Connecticut • Florida • Georgia • Illinois • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • New Jersey • New Mexico • North Carolina • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Vermont • Washington
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YOGA WITH WILLIAM
Statement of Faith
If we are somehow endowed with participation of some kind of divinity, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with the respect and dignity this demands.
If, on the other hand, we are the accidental outcome of blind natural processes in a cosmos that is indifferent to us being here at all, then we are indeed special, and should treat each other with a tenderness and respect befitting such serendipitous surprises.
by Frank Casper
Lay Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia © 2008