100 Hour | Prema Yoga Therapeutics Essentials
withPYIPrema Yoga Institute at Pure East
Next held on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Feb 1, 2019 - Sun Feb 24, 2019
Teacher: Dana Slamp
With Guest Teachers Dr. Loren Fishman, Erica Mather, Stephanie Ervin
Explore how a yoga & meditation practice can significantly support health and wellness. Learn the science and physiology behind the "down-regulating" aspects of restorative yoga, Hatha, meditation, slow flow, and pranayama. "Scan" the body to improve symmetry and manage pain, to alter postures when in recovery, and to practice mindfully as you age. Modify your practice and teaching mindfully in chair yoga, rope wall work, and propping. Learn ancient, evidence-informed techniques to reduce anxiety and depression, as well as how adjust teaching and practice when an injury of disease is present. Perfect for yoga teachers, therapists, and yoga enthusiasts alike.
Prema Therapeutics Description. Hatha Yoga: • Review anatomy, detailing how to prevent injuries in yoga. • Teaching beginners. • Adjusting yoga for back care, joint health, and proper alignment. • Chair Yoga sequencing for various injuries or conditions. • Rope wall yoga. • Adapting the practice for weight management, arthritis, common injuries, the effects of aging, and more.
Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditations, and Musical Therapy: • The science of breathing. • The psychology of the chakra system. • The path of health and wellness in the Yoga Sutras. • Addressing anxiety, depression, auto-immune deficiency disorders, and other modern ailments. • Meditations for balance and wellness
Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow, and Yin/Yang: • The science of immunity • Adjustments and sequencing. • Acupressure points for massage and energetic flow. • Meditations for mental balance and setting proper boundaries. • Sequencing for ease and sustainability. • How to create a calm and meditative flow. • How to build heat within a limited range of motion. • Avoiding injuries.
Ayurveda: • How to use the doshas (body/personality types) diagnostically in practice and teaching. • Adjusting the yoga practice for time of year, time of day, and time of life. • Bringing your practice off the mat in a practical, holistic way.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Dana Slamp (ERYT500) has been honored to teach at Pure since its first year in the U.S. She's studied with the Sonic Yoga ladies (vinyasa), Gurmukh (prenatal), Guru Dharam (yoga therapy), Dharma Mittra (asana and meditation classes), and Dana Flynn (500 hour certification). She continues to sing, create, write, and present at national conferences. Whatever the style of yoga, she seeks to empower the students to relish their lives and participate in their own healing.
Jon Witt is E-RYT 500hour, and has joyously shared the healing benefits of Hatha yoga internationally for the past ten years. After teaching in Asia for six years he resides teaching at Pure Yoga NYC."I am privileged to have learned from remarkable souls who I believe who have been blessed by the grace of god”.
25 Hour | Yoga for Cardiac Care
withPYIPrema Yoga Institute at Pure West
Next held on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 15, 2019 - Sun Mar 17, 2019
Teacher: Sonja Rzepski, C-IAYT with Guest Faculty Dr. Millie Lee
Teaching stress management and body awareness to cardiac patients is now approved and mandated by the American Heart Association’s official guidelines. As yoga professionals, we can translate ancient, evidence-informed techniques to help the students enforce a heart healthy lifestyle, adhere to regular physical activity, increase post-surgical mobility, and reduce anxiety and depression. Perfect for yoga teachers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists.
In this course:
• Explore how a yoga & meditation practice can significantly support students at risk or living with heart disease.
• Learn the cardiac science and physiology behind the "down-regulating" aspects of chair yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation and pranayama.
• Learn the risk factors of heart disease. • Review cardiac anatomy, types of coronary artery disease, testing, procedures, surgeries, and contraindications, with a cardiologist. • Teaching the spectrum of students from - at risk to post-operative recovery. • Adjusting the appropriate yoga for chair or supported supine positions. • Adapting the practice for weight management,depression, and anxiety. • The science of correct pranayama for the cardiac student. • How the Ashtanga 8 limb path and the Yoga Sutras are applied to the cardiac student. • Nidra Meditation specifically for the cardiac student. • Adjustments and sequencing for the cardiac student. • Meditations for recovery, heart healthy lifestyle adherence, and mental balance. • How to use the doshas (body/personality types) diagnostically in teaching cardiac students.
Friday 5p - 9p (with 1/2 hour break)
Saturday 9a - 6:30p
Sunday: 10a - 7:30p
Online Integration Hours for Yoga Therapy Students: Thursday 3/28 4p-6p
Non- members $525
Pure and Equinox Members: $495
PYI Enrolled Students & Pure grads: $465
Early bird discount of $50 when you enroll by February 15!
SONJA RZEPSKI, C-IAYT, PYI Assistant Program Director, Managing Teacher Pure East NYC
As a yoga therapist I initiated the first cardiac care yoga therapy program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City under the direction of cardiologists Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and Dr. Rachel Bond. Together with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health we created a weekly chair, and meditation class for female cardiac patients. In collaboration with Dr. Bond’s team of medical residents a research pilot was published on the positive benefits of the work. As a yoga therapist I work to translate yoga in capacities such as physical rehabilitation, cardiac care, trauma recovery, professional athletic performance, and children’s education.
I am grateful to the Samahita Centered Yoga School, Paul Dallaghan and the ongoing inspiration from Eddie Stern and the collective of fiercely compassionate Ashtanga teachers of the Ashtanga Confluence. Although I practice Ashtanga yoga, I revel in the immersion of different healing traditions. In 2001, I became certified by Centered Yoga, now Samahita. Currently I am on faculty of the Prema Therapeutics Yoga Institute and serve as Managing Teacher at Pure Yoga East. I am grateful for these and the many other life adventures yoga has granted me. It is a force that continues to amaze me and change my life profoundly.
DR. MILLIE LEE, Cardiologist, RYT500
Born and raised in New York City, I wanted to become a physician. I received my Bachelor’s degree from New York University and MD degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY. I did my internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where I also did my fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology. I was proud to be the first female interventional fellow at Columbia! For 20 years, I practiced general and interventional cardiology predominantly in Southeastern Virginia where
I was the first female interventional cardiologist to practice there. Working with cardiac patients every day, I saw first hand the effects of stress, poor nutrition and lifestyle choices on my patients’ health. Given the demanding lifestyle of an interventional cardiologist, I too experienced the effects of stress on my own life. I started practicing yoga which changed my life. I became a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) in 2013 with advanced training in therapeutic and cardiac yoga. I realized that yoga offers a mind-body approach to health through many pathways, but most importantly via stress reduction.
After 20 years of treating patients with heart attacks, high blood pressure and diabetes using traditional medicine, I realized something was missing. The traditional approach to a patient with heart disease involves drugs and procedures such as angioplasty and stents. While this approach, no doubt saves lives acutely, in the long run, it does not address the primary risk factors that lead to the acute events and to chronic disease, including stress. Now, my focus is to empower you to take ownership of your health and happiness. I am truly passionate about health and you can ask anyone who knows me — I walk the walk.
I wholeheartedly believe that health can be achieved through an integrative, holistic approach focused on nutrition, exercise, yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction. Knowledge is powerful. I share what I know and continue to learn on my blog where I write about nutrition, yoga, and educational pieces about different disease states and holistic approaches to disease prevention and maintenance of wellness. When I’m not working as a health consultant or teaching yoga, I am working out (walking, running, Soul Cycle, HIIT classes, and hiking), traveling and sharing life with my family and friends.
• Yoga for the Reversal of Heart Disease by Dr. Bimal Chhajer
• PYI Cardiac Care Manual by Sonja Rzepski, with Dr. Millie Lee
• Counts towards an RYT500 through Pure Yoga with an emphasis in Prema Yoga Therapeutics Essentials
• Required for PYI Yoga Therapy Certification Program
• CEU’s may be available upon request 60 days prior to training
25-Hour Sound Yoga Therapy Training
withPYIPrema Yoga Institute at Pure East
Next held on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Apr 12, 2019 - Sun Apr 14, 2019
Faculty: Jessica Caplan and Dana Slamp
Immerse yourself in the transformative healing of sound with Jessica and Dana. Learn how sound creates the world, and how to use mantra, music, vibration and rhythm for healing effect. Review the science of sound therapy, and how music can improve mental processing. Learn to chant, play harmonium, tuning forks and Tibetan bowls, and deepen strength of and connection to the voice. Apply classic Vedic, Hindu, and Tibetan mantras to group and one-on-one yoga sessions for a comprehensive list of ailments. Musical instruments are welcome - but not required.
All curious yogis, teachers, and wellness professionals are welcome to join! *
April 12 – 14, 2019 PYI YT Online Integration Hrs: April 25th 4-6p
Non Members | $525 Pure & Equinox Members | $495 PYI Enrolled Students & Pure Grads | $465
**Early Bird Discount! Register by March 15 - and get $50 off!
• PYI Yoga Sound Therapy Manual by Jessica Caplan and Dana Slamp (provided with tuition)
• Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Ferrand
• 25 hours towards a 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification at Pure Yoga
• Required for PYI Yoga Therapy Certification. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
ABOUT DANA SLAMP
Dana Slamp (C-IAYT, ERYT500) began teaching yoga in 2005, offering vinyasa classes known for their spirit, strength, and safety across New York City. She joined the senior staff at Pure Yoga in 2008, expanding her teaching to therapeutic classes, as well as teaching in Pure's renowned 200 hour Teacher Training and Professional Mentorship Program. Despite her love of classes, Dana saw the great need for one-on-one, specialized therapeutic teaching in the tradition of "yoga chikitsa" - "yoga medicine." In 2010, she served as Managing Teacher at Pure West, and eventually cocreated the 300 hr advanced teacher training program at Yoga Vida. Dana completed over 1100 hours of yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and yoga therapy training with Guru Dharam, Dana Flynn, Dr. Marc Halpern and Yogi Charu - becoming one of the first certified yoga therapists in the US. In 2012, Dana founded Prema Yoga Institute, New York's premiere yoga therapy school. PYI offers a radical collaboration between wellness professionals devoted to yoga, bridging the gaps between yoga and healthcare and academia and yoga. PYI prepares wellness professionals to provide yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations - regardless of any injuries or limitations present. www.premayogainstitute.com She continues to teach internationally, contributes to countless teacher trainings, and has presented at the Telluride Yoga Festival, Wanderlust in the City, and several times at the Yoga Journal Conference. She has been honored to consult on research projects and wellness programs for clinics, doctor's offices, condominiums, and corporations. Dana is a member of IAYT and currently practices in New York City. (Danaslamp.com)
ABOUT JESSICA CAPLAN
Jessica Caplan is a certified sound therapy practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She creates heart-centered meditative sound experiences, workshops, retreats and trainings that weave her passion for music and movement as medicine with our innate capacity and desire to heal. A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica’s love of music, yoga and the healing arts organically merged several years ago. She completed a 290-hour sound therapy practitioner training at the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, and has since guided soundbaths, crafted meditative soundscapes for yoga classes and events, and led workshops, retreats and trainings in the therapeutics of sound. Jessica has been teaching at Pure Yoga since 2009, and several years ago, began curating a monthly sound bath led by her and a different guest musician. As a teacher, she is particularly passionate about providing students an integrative, loving approach to connecting with the voice, and through that, with oneself. She is a Reiki practitioner and Restorative yoga teacher, and continues her studies of yoga, sound healing, Native traditions, shamanic practices, and classical Indian music with dear teachers. Her work has been covered in the New York Times T Magazine, The Observer, and on CBS news. Jessica is also the co-creatrix of SoundMind (www.soundmind.space), an audio meditation series combining meditation with therapeutic sound, released in the fall of 2016. www.jessicacaplanyoga.com
*Yoga professionals must complete additional hours to receive a 25-hour training certificate.
PYI Advanced Yoga Therapy Faculty: Dana Slamp, C-IAYT, Sonja Rzepski, C-IAYT, Tina Paul, C-IAYT & YT at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Lisa Benner, ERYT500, guest doctors, and our Yoga Therapy Faculty
April 26-28, 2019
May 3-5, 2019
May 10 & 11, 2019 (note no Sunday classes)
YT Online Integration Hours: May 23rd – August 1
(off July 4th), 4-6p
Friday 6-9 p
Saturday 9a – 6:30p
Sunday 11a – 8p
Additional practice YT hours are flexible
Advanced Yoga Therapy builds upon the foundation laid in the previous PYI courses, and provides advanced knowledge and skills training for real world YT settings. The course is divided into two sections - one residential, and the other live/interactive online.
The first section includes a three-weekend residential training and integrates real world YT experiences and advanced knowledge of pathologies and imbalances with the PYI philosophy.
In this training, you will learn or deepen these PYI Yoga Therapy Skills:
• The holistic PYI approach of YT client intake, assessment, protocol development and implementation
• Healthcare-related regulations and rules, including universal precautions
• Deeper knowledge of key “red flags” of mental health
• How to preserve the therapeutic relationship
• Legal guidelines for confirming consent with clients
• Research strategies in preparing protocols
• When and how to refer out to other service providers, as appropriate
• Advanced knowledge regarding the ramifications of trauma
• Advanced knowledge regarding cancer diagnoses, and how to mange symptoms with yoga and contemplative techniques
• The Ayurvedic perspective of disease, including more in-depth practice of intake and protocol creation
• Setting priorities while appealing to the sattvic state of the clients’ prakrti in YT methodology (particularly when choosing a contemplative practice)
• The Sutra teachings of Desikachar as compared to Western psychology to distinguish the critical role of “relationship” in the Krishnamacharya tradition of YT
• Proper YT/ client boundaries from Desikachar’s perspective
• Integrating ROM assessments and vata-balancing techniques from the Hatha yoga Pawanmuktasana series into YT effectively
• Discussion of the written guidance of Desikachar and Patanjali.
Students are assigned a client from clients in the PYI clinic at Pure Yoga. They meet with their client for the first YT session with the Program Director present. Then, they meet with the student one-on-one in two more YT sessions, documenting their work and presenting their beginning case study in an online meeting.
Following residential learning, students engage in an eleven-week series of online live/interactive sessions to hone their skills in working in a collaborative and complementary fashion with other service providers. Students will learn more advanced budgeting skills along with ensuring that they have met all requirements for Practicum participation and entrance into the field of YT. They will set a course for continuing personal study, including a 21-day meditation sadhana. Students will also have the opportunity to interview and learn from other service providers such as physicians, acupuncturists, psychologists, chiropractors, research specialists, and other academics. The module includes a research paper and short presentation concerning a particular imbalance or pathology, and what prospective protocol the student would suggest within the PYI approach.
Following Advanced Yoga Therapy, students will have the skills to effectively utilize their knowledge and succeed in the practicums, and to pursue careers as certified professional yoga therapists.
Freud and Yoga: Two Philosophies of mind Compared by Hellfried Krusche, TKV Desikachar
Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith (pre-read)
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananada
Textbook of Ayurveda Vol. 2: A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment by Vasant Lad (excerpts)
PYI Advanced Yoga Therapy Manual by Dana Slamp
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
• PYI Therapeutics Essentials
• PYI Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
• PYI Yoga in Healthcare
• PYI Functional Anatomy 1 & 2
• $1295; Early Bird Rate! $100 off before March 25th
Please email Dana@email@example.com with any questions regarding prerequisites or requirements. Spots are limited.