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The Subtle Body: Prajna Teacher Training & In Depth Study

  • Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio Prune Alley Eastsound, WA, 98245 United States (map)

The Subtle Body

Prajna Yoga training with Djuna Mascall


I teach the work of Tias Little and my trainings are interchangeable with his 200hr teacher training in Santa Fe, NM. The program is for students who wish to teach yoga as well as for dedicated students to deepen their practice and further their understanding of yoga.
    The Prajna approach to the practice of yoga is classical, yet multidimensional. Rather than a prescription to teach a given system, this program is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. We inspire students to discover new associations and tap their inner strength and unique gifts. Students are empowered to practice and teach from a place of creativity, adaptability, and imagination~ and ultimately “attain insight” or “prajna.”
200hr Certification Requirements (sessions do not need to be taken in order):
Session 1 | From the Ground Up
Session 2 | The Fluid Body
Session 3 | The Subtle Body
Mastering the Basics
Additional trainings and workshops to reach 200hrs.

The Subtle Body

November 13-18, 2019

This session studies the neck, skull and brain and the importance of inverted postures and pratyhara as well as in-depth study of the emotional body and the effects of trauma on bodily tissues.

The Subtle Body course is an in-depth study of the neck and cranium along with the throat chakra and the chakras inside the skull. We review the bones of the cranium, cranial sutures, jaw and sensory organs. We detail the practice of jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra, and the thyroid gland. We study pratyahara (the softening of sensory  awareness), particularly in relation to the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat. We emphasize the importance of the organ of the tongue and introduce khechari mudra to release the upper palate and throat. We practice mobilization techniques to release strain in the neck and shoulder region. The asana practices emphasize the study of inversions including headstand, shoulder stand and plough.

One of the primary themes of The Subtle Body is the emotional body. Stemming from our anatomical study of the throat, skull, and brain, we study the central nervous system with its sympathetic and parasympathetic branches and the flight or fight response. We investigate the impact that trauma has on both mind and body, and we look at how anxiety and stress become embedded in the body’s soft tissues. In light of the effects that stress and trauma have on the body, we study the kleshas or afflictions from both the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Buddhist teaching. We compare the kleshas as enumerated in the ancient yoga texts to current theories of stress and emotional holding given in Western psychology and somatic practices.

– EARLY BIRD rate: $875 with deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start
– REGULAR rate: $975 if paid within three months of course start
∞ Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable
∞ Balance due one month prior to the course start.
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95