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, Therapeutic essential(s) * 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.

Our main duty is to go beyond thoughts
— Swami Nirmalanda

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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) teaching.

How can we support our yoga Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) be adapted to meet the needs of our growing aging population? What are the specific health concerns for yoga Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) evening YOGA NIDRA and how to teach Therapeutic essential(s) 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 with Therapeutic essential(s)

Hyper-mobility and restorative Yoga

restorative Yoga and the nervous system

How to create a whole body restorative Yoga class

Restorative practices.

In this program, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga Therapeutic essential(s) 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 essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) This course examines teachings and the philosophy of the yoga tradition from the Vedic age to the present. We explore the philosophy of yoga Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s). 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 Therapeutic essential(s). 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 Therapeutic essential(s), incorporating, vayus, chakras and theory. We will examine breath work in yoga Therapeutic essential(s) 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 Therapeutic essential(s) 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


Daily Schedule

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 Reports.

This is what i want for this year. pretty please.

The 5 books

Bring this book with you to india Yoga chikitsa healing techniques and assistance, manju jois

Book 1 The journey within Radhanath Swami

Book 2 Yoga Mala Shri K. Pattabhi Jois

Book 3 practical yoga psychology Dr Richi vivekananda

Book 4 Yoga therapy a. g . mohan and indra mohan.

book 5 The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali : Sanskrit Text with Translation Paperback – 2010

by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Author), M.D. Ramamurti S. Mishra (Author) if this book is difficult to find bring the shri swami satchidananda translation.


“Write a short concise book report on [text titles]: YOUR NAME, Write 2-4 paragraph overview of the book

What are the most compelling points of the book to you?

How has this book impacted your view of yoga, your yoga practice?

Please also write a comparative study/report on the [book] and [book].”

1. Write your own summary of what the entire book was about. It is best if you can digest this alone, but if you struggle then do use other resources to assist your understanding.

2. Then take 3 aspects of the book and provide your real-life examples of how you can relate the book to your experience. This can be through personal or teaching experience.

Note – this can take time to digest. Allow yourself days or weeks to explore aspects of your readings into your life.

This ensures a full and comprehensive understanding of what you have read, including the principles of the book and its application in modern daily life. It will enhance your ability to authentically teach and relate the principles to others and in your own life. This supports deepening your own inner yoga journey.

Other books not mandatory

The red book c.g jung

Nada yoga shri Brahmananda sarasvati

addition recovery workbook paula freedman

Hatha yoga Theos. bernard.

Yoga assists sharon gannon and david life

the real you Radhanath swami

practical yoga psychology bihar india

The teaching of Shri Vallabhacharya shyamdas

the magic ten sharon gannon

downward dogs and warriors zo newell

Gita wisdom joshua m greene

yoga nidra buhar school

Yoga psyche

the radiance sutras lorin roche

The bhagavad Gita as it is. his divine grace swami prabhupada.

yoga and the psyche mariana caplan.

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.

Yoga shala - Where our practices will happen

Yoga shala - Where our practices will happen



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.

campus amenities

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

Package rate

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

  • Requested books

  • 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

Ground Transportation

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.