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The Prana rising Advanced life Yoga program.

Prana Rising Advanced Yoga Life

with Tina Pashumati


Nov 10 - 24th, 2019

2019 Advanced Life Program will include:


“Our main duty is to go beyond thoughts”



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:




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)

Fire puja every other morning.

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.

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.

Advise reading.

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

ENROLL contact tina pashumati james.


Earlier Event: March 25