TINA PASHUMATI JAMES
2019 Advanced Yoga Life Training Program
Prana Rising Advanced Yoga Life
with Tina Pashumati
assisted by Sabrina Queiroga
Nov 10 - 24th, 2019
2019 Advanced Life Program will include:
* Ashtanga yoga therapy * Rehab * yoga Nidra * yoga to manage Hypertension * yoga management of Asthma and Diabetes * yoga for digestive system * Prana and pranayama practice * kundalini Tantra *Ayurveda * Veganism.
Tina Pashumati James
Invites you to Govardhan Ecovillage to begin your yoga and meditational journey with our two week Yoga lifeTraining Course in Mumbai, India. This 2 week residential program enables you to not only learn and share yoga, but also to learn healthy eating, taking care of your body, meditation practices from the bhakti tradition and generally making yoga and meditation part of your lifestyle. Tina Pashumati is highly experienced and specialised in traditional hatha and ashtanga-yoga. At the end of this course you will obtain knowledge for your own practice to better health, confidence and self-discipline in yoga lifestyle and practices to teach yoga.
About this program:
Advanced YOGA THERAPY program,Ashtanga STANDING series, RESTORATIVE, YOGA NIDRA, CANCER, MENTAL HEALTH, CHAIR YOGA, Yoga Teacher Training & LIFE PROGRAM.
At GEV, spiritual practice comes first. It is very uplifting to be in an environment where simple living and high thinking are emphasized. Everyone is so kind, respectful and mindful in their every actions. Beauty is accentuated in all aspects of life, there are no cars, no pollution and no need to carry money, The impressive community projects, benefitting tens and thousands of people and animals, as well as the very successful model in sustainability are very inspiring. WE WILL BE HERE FOR TWO WEEKS.
Back pain is the most common health complaint in North America and one of the top reasons for missed workdays. In this module you learn about the anatomy of the spine and the function of vertebrae and the major muscle groups that support the spine, including the pelvic floor muscles. We examine common back issues including sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and muscle strain. The module centers on which poses help, which ones hurt, and how to sequence yoga therapy classes for people with back issues.
This LIFE PROGRAM will address the anatomy of the shoulders and wrists, while exploring the balance of mobility and stability. We will learn how to keep these joint safe from injury and nourish them after injury has occurred. Learn how to work with specific injuries such as (rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocation, carpal tunnel.) This is an experiential, hands-on opportunity to explore new techniques to improve how your body feels and how to share these techniques in your yoga therapy teaching.
How can we support our yoga therapy clients with hip and knee issues? How does alignment from the feet influence the health of these joints? Learn the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips and knees and explore strategies that we as yoga therapists can use to educate our clients on the hips and knees. Learn about specific hip and knee issues such as bursitis, groin pull, hip replacement, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, Iliotibial syndrome, complete ACL, MCL, Injuries/Tear/Repair, meniscal tear/repair, osteoarthritis and knee replacement
Restorative yoga is accessible to all students and has incredible healing effects because of the restful nature of the practice. In this module, you will learn a syllabus of restorative yoga postures, learn what poses to use and why, and how best to prop and support your yoga therapy clients with varying mobility issues and injuries.
We will also spend time exploring how to incorporate the first two limbs of yoga – the yamas and niyamas – into our teachings of restorative yoga. We will explore the importance of restorative yoga in your private yoga therapy practice.
Yoga therapy requires a unique set of tools. Group yoga therapy classes are sequenced very differently from regular yoga classes. Yoga therapists need to be able to listen and understand verbal and non-verbal cues and language, and to be able to adapt sequencing to meet the individual needs of their clients in a group setting. In this course, we will learn the sequencing principles of group yoga therapy classes, with a particular focus on designing, implementing and evaluating group yoga therapy series.
How can yoga therapy be adapted to meet the needs of our growing aging population? What are the specific health concerns for yoga therapists to be aware of? We look at how to sequence yoga therapy on the mat and special sequencing for chair yoga. We examine specific health concerns such as arthritis, heart issues, osteoporosis, hearing loss and dementia. Included in this component are asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and mudras geared to the 50+ age group.
How can yoga be applied therapeutically for individuals who have suffered trauma? Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatized individuals may develop addictions, mental illness, and a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Trauma sensitive yoga teaching skills to effectively and compassionately work with this population include specific asana sequences, pranayama, and grounding techniques.
Inversions and back bends have therapeutic benefits when done properly and adapted for the individual. This PROGRAM furthers your own understanding of your body in inversions and back bends. We also look at the many ways we can adapt inversions to make them accessible for all of our yoga therapy clients.
In this training we will learn the foundations of STANDING SERIES ASHTANGA AND RESTORATIVE YOGA AND YOGA NIDRAand how to teach THERAPUTIC Yoga in a SPECIAL setting. Students will leave with a broader understanding of restorative Yoga and Raja yoga and Bhakti, how to create therapeutic class plans and effectively teach Restorative Yoga to a wide range of students.
How to practice restorative in a Therapeutic way
Hyper-mobility and restorative Yoga
restorative Yoga and the nervous system
How to create a whole body restorative Yoga class
In this program, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga therapy practice. Learn the philosophical principles of chakra theory and how to integrate it in your yoga therapy practice. Participants will be grounded in the body and breath in a journey through the chakras with:
Partner & group work.
Explore the therapeutic potential of yoga in context of the inner workings of the nervous system. Medical research is just beginning to understand how yogic practices influence brain structure and function. This life program touches on the basics of brain anatomy and physiology across various mental and physical states. This includes depression, anxiety, pain, and happiness. We learn different asana, pranayama, and meditation Yoga Nidra, options that can be used in a therapeutic setting, both in group yoga therapy classes or private yoga therapy sessions.
How does yogic philosophy fit into Yoga Therapy? This course examines teachings and the philosophy of the yoga tradition from the Vedic age to the present. We explore the philosophy of yoga therapy based on the principle branches of yoga including Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti Yoga. Through our study of the principle branches of yoga and foundational texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras, we learn how to integrate these teachings into our personal and professional practices.
Chronic pain affects 1 in every 5 people in Canada and is one of the leading reasons that people seek out yoga. In this module, we will examine the mental, emotional, and physical contributors to the cycle of chronic pain, the role of yoga in pain management, and how to apply this information in a meaningful way with individual yoga therapy clients and groups.
You will walk away from this life program with new skills such as: – How do you serve a person to move when everything hurts? – How biomechanics and alignment intersect with chronic pain science – Understanding the autonomic nervous system,– A brief overview of basic pain conditions – The connection between body awareness, emotional awareness, and pain – The role of breathing and meditation in yoga therapy for pain – Sequencing for chronic pain yoga classes – Exploring links between trauma, anxiety, depression, and pain – How to talk about pain with clients – A look at yoga philosophy and the Yoga Sutras in modern pain management
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide instruction on the art of meditation, what constitutes a meditation practice and what happens when the mind becomes quiet. This course will examine relevant teachings, philosophy, neuroscience about meditation in yoga therapy. During our time together we will be exploring these teachings and tools and will learn how to integrate them into our yoga therapy practice.
This course will give you an in -depth knowledge of Western and Yogic Perspectives on Mental Health including common psychological conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, and Eating Disorders. We also explore the connection between chronic pain and the mind. Yogic Theories of the five Kleshas, Dukha (suffering), and Daurmanasya (negative thinking) will be applied through the tools of yoga therapy. Students will apply their knowledge in practice teaching and presentation of case studies.
In this life program, you will learn how a holistic model for yoga therapy, incorporating, vayus, chakras and theory. We will examine breath work in yoga therapy research and learn how to work with specific health concerns , athletes, stress-related illness, chronic fatigue, asthma, heart disease and cancer. You will learn how to design and conduct private yoga therapy sessions, including how to practice yoga therapy over the next 3 years so you can really understand how to teach these special populations, and how to create a yoga therapy sequence unique to the needs of your client.
Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) illustrates ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which, is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. Life in the Vedic times was focused on service, and not on exploitation; this was the cardinal rule of living and the very essence of people’s dealings – with each other and that with Mother Nature.
Students from all over the world come as we start our journey of exploration in India. We build our teaching skills together in a supportive small group environment by layering one practice on another and by openly studying, discussing and experiencing our learning. It is important that we have hands on experience and that we are together focused on the tools from the Yogic tradition which will support our life and the environment we live in. We focus on the Ashtanga lineages, the standing series and the primary series. We focus on the Kriyas, pranayama, and meditation. and philosophy Environmental issues vegetarianism and yoga.
Sabrina Queiroga - will be the mentor of this training. She will be assisting Tina James during the whole training. She will be leading Sanskrit Classes
Our schedule is designed so you really immerse yourself into yoga and meditation. We ask that participants attend all asana and pranayama classes, lectures, spiritual activities and meditation sessions. Showing up is all that matters.
4h30 - Aarti (Optional)
7h00 - 8h00 - Mantras and Meditation
8h00 - 8h45 - Breakfast
9h00 - 13h00 - Yoga Practice*
13h00 - 13h50 - Lunch
14h00-18h10 - Yoga Practice*
*Yoga Practice - includes asana, Kriya’s, pranayama, assist, lectures, sanskrit, yoga nidra, cancer, mental health, spinal injuries. and extra activities (e.g. seva, guided visits)
book 1 The yoga sutras of patanjali translation and commentary by shr swami Sathidanada.
The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti by Radhanath Swami
Yoga for Mental Health Heather mason and kelly birch.
Yoga and vegetarianism. sharon Gannon.
These must be done on time given.
Added reading from tina pashumati for your own education.
Fundamentals of Yoga Ramamurti. Mishra, M.D.
Yoga Mala Shri K Pattabhi Jois.
bird medicine Evan t. Pritchard
inner goddess shyamdas
Bhagavad Gita as is his divine grace a. c. Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada.
yoga and psychotherapy swami rama rudolph ballentine.
The real you Radhanath swami.
Prana and pranayama bihar school
four chapters on freedom. bihar school.
yoga of hypertension bihar school
nada yoga shri brahmanada sarasvati
the breathing book donna farhi
enchantment of faerie realm ted andrews
yoga therapy a.g. mohan.
the radiance sutras lorin roche
the book of avatars and divinities nanditha krishna.
yoga and psyche mariana caplan.
yoga nidra bihar school.
kundalini tantra bihar school bihar
yogic management of asthma and diabetes. bihar
yogic management of cancer bihar
yogic education for children bihar
Practical yoga psychology bihar
surya namaskars bihar
jana chakra bihar school
moola band bihar
yoga for the digestive system bihar school.
yoga assists sharon gannon and david life
the teachings of shri vallabhacharya shyamdas
yoga chikitsa manju jois.
downward dogs and warriors zo newell.
i have hundred of books but these are the ones i work with most often.
18h15 - 19h0 - Yamuna Aarti / Walking meditation at Vrindavan Forest
19h00 - 19h50 - Dinner
20h00 - 21h25 - Kirtan and Evening Satsang
21h30 - Rest, lights out
Swirled in the mystic mountains of time, and nestled in the lap of historical Kohoj Fort, Govardhan Ecovillage today boasts of world class facilities in complete harmony with nature and ecology. Along with showcasing the best in eco-practices, Govardhan Ecovillage also assures of an ultimate escape from mundane to spiritual through Eco-friendly Cottages, Ayurvedic Center, Yoga studio, Vedic temple and Amenities center.
Library, Swimming Pool, Ayurvedic Treatment and Massage Center, Temple, Gift Shop and
WI-FI will be available at Govardham Ashram, though there is a limited access and it can
be unreliable at times
Before you go
Establish a steady asana practice
Complete required reading
Check if you need a VISA according to your nationality
Book your flight to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
Book your transfer from Airport to ST REGIS HOTEL MUMBAI
Check if you are required to have any vaccine - READ MORE ABOUT VACCINATION
Currency - We suggest you to exchange some money in the airport
What is included
All packages includes the Tuition, accommodations, transportation from St Regis Hotel to the Govardhan Eco Village (round trip) and 3 meals per day.
Package 1 -gokul cutir - CAD$4,607.21 + tax
Gokul Single Rooms— Shared Bath
A Gokul Single is a small private room with one bed and shared bath. They include a ceiling fan, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. A hall bath located in each area is shared by guests – averaging 2 people per bathroom. We make every effort to house guests in single gender dorm areas; however, depending upon enrollment, some areas may be coed.Tuition plus Gokul Cutir
PACKAGE 2 -vrindavan communal house - cad$5,072.96 + tax
Communal House- Private Bath, Double Occupancy
Double are shared rooms with two twin beds and a private bath. They include a shared outdoor balcony area, two ceiling fans, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, shower room and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. If you do not register with a companion, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.
package 3 - Luxury tents - cad$5,538.71 + tax
Private Cottage- Private Bath, Double Occupancy
Double Cottage rooms are shared rooms with two twin beds and a private bath within a shared cottage. They include two ceiling fans, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, toilet room, shower room and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. If you do not register with a companion, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.
Please note all prices are in Canadian Dollars.
We use American dollars to pay and whilst we are in India we change USA MONEY into rupes.
Dates and Deadlines
Initial Registration - Deposit: 35% of package value (Deposits are non-refundable)
1st instalment of 3 payment plan - Mar 15th
2nd instalment of 3 payment plan - May 15th
1st and 2nd instalment are refundable till Jun 15th (Less 15% of taxes and admin.)
After Jun 15th no refunds
3rd Final instalment of payment plan/ Final outstanding Balance - August 15th
Essay submission deadline - October 15th
What you should bring
Bring your own mat, 2 blocks, 1 belt as well as a yoga towel
Bring any medication or vitamins you use to take, it's very hard to get them in India
Due to air pollution eye drops and face wipes could be very helpful
Note pads, pens and pencils
pack non perishable snacks as vegan bars
Pepto Bismal tablets and Imodium both were essential for some people. The Eco Village is one of the safest places in India
You don't need to bring cosmetics maybe you can buy something more natural in the ayurvedic shop. Coconut oil is very inexpensive in india and will work for almost anything
You will receive more details later with your initial material
We will organise the ground transportation from St Regis Hotel to the Eco Village if for any reason you are not able to go with the group we can help you can arrange private transportation.