“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.”


Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence and Touch

Upcoming Programs


Holding space comes from an understanding of both the physical and energetic qualities of touch, as well as the powerful experiences that can result from our connection with one another.  As we become more fluent holding space for our own experiences, we gain skills and confidence to hold space for others.
Healthy and effective touch has the power to encourage insight at all levels of experience and to cultivate deep presence.   As yoga teachers and therapists, we use touch to communicate with our clients/students, inviting them to feel into the present moment and all that it offers physically, emotionally, and energetically.

Holding Space - November 2016 - Main Street Yoga

William is a very informed, interesting instructor. This workshop surpassed my expectations and answered some questions I’ve carried with me through the years of teaching. Highly recommend for beginning and experienced teachers.  
-Jenny Williams

Holding Space - November 2016 - Main Street Yoga

I really enjoyed time to discuss questions and the ability to explore thoughts. I felt well honored and cared in this process. I felt William provided concepts that I could integrate not just in my classes, but that I also see applications for in my business and personal life.
-Tanya Kelly, IL

Holding Space - November 2016 - Main Street Yoga

Even though direct interaction (touching, being in someone else’s space) is uncomfortable, I had great satisfaction and learning experience from the “touching” interactions.
-Judi Knight, IL

Holding Space - November 2016 - Main Street Yoga

Most satisfying experiences during the training: Learning from others, all more experienced; Working with holding space for myself and others; Thai massages – DUH!; We talked a bit about lack of transition offered by YTT and I really felt the information shared during this weekend by all the yoga teachers already helped me with this.
-Jo DeVore, IL

Holding Space - November 2016 - Main Street Yoga

Most satisfying experiences during the training: By Sunday, I was starting to see the larger picture and especially enjoyed the tantric exercise.  Also I really enjoyed our final conversation, really got a chance to talk about things I normally don’t have a forum for.
-Lorie Heggie, IL

 Our Mission

The Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching the ancient and contemporary practices of yoga to enhance the lives of individuals.


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Yoga with William Hufschmidt

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

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