The Deep Roots of Yoga
May 1-3, 2020
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
Program times: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am-4pm
“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?” We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga. While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable. These philosophies remain rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and for personal intention in practice today. Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions. Pranayama, khumbakas, and bandhas will be introduced and then incorporated into asana practices where appropriate. Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.
This is a 16 hour immersion. Open to teachers and students alike.
Cost: Early Bird by 2/29/20: $300, $350 after 2/29
Friday Only: $35, $190/day
Yoganand Michael Carroll (E-RYT500) – Yoganand founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years. He then founded Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without detracting from the ancient teachings.
Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. Yoganand is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher.