WELLNESS BASED YOGA
We offer Wellness Based Yoga. Which means our classes are intelligently themed and sequenced based on personal development methodology, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The styles of yoga we teach are:
Prana Power Yoga
Fire up your knowledge and body awareness with Prana Power Yoga! Enjoy a flowing, all levels, mind-body connecting class. Expect a delicious presencing to begin, followed by a flowing warm up and a combination of strengthening and stretching poses. Class is done to an upbeat playlist and a "core blast" section! All of these classes are themed in the organ anatomy & emotional intelligence of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
A grounding, releasing very slow paced class that focusses on releasing stuck energy and emotions fro the deep tissues of your body. Expect to hold releasing postures anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes. Philosophy is anchored in the Meridian Systems, 5 Elements Theory, organ & emotional intelligence of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Gentle Yoga (Gentle Hatha)
A slow moving, grounding, releasing and through provoking class geared to stretch your body and soothe your mind.
Not too fast, not too slow - a moderate paced class that will both strengthen and stretch your body, and balance your mind. You will begin with a delicious presencing series, followed by strengthening and stretching postures.
An asana class offered in the style of Hatha Yoga, Gentle or Vinyasa that infuses the rich knowledge of Ayurveda - the ancient medical system of India.
The Styles of Yoga In Our Programs
During our 200 Hour Foundational Program, the focus is on hatha, vinyasa and gentle yoga. Our 500 Hour students will additionally study yin yoga, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, advanced theming based on Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and personal development.
Both programs include
Lifetime access to all program theory materials, videos, podcasts, pdf’s and presentations
Unlimited access to all yoga classes held at Playa Negra Yoga Studio in Costa Rica
Your in-person Costa Rica tuition (should you decide to travel and join us in person)
Asana study of over 120 yoga postures
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Pranayama & Meditation
Effective Teaching Skills & Feedback
Creative Sequencing & Theming
For Virtual Prana's Founder, Hali Love, Yoga is a lifestyle. Her purpose is to generously share the tools that she has learned throughout her own journey, life experiences, education and practice of both yoga and personal development. She has been a student of yoga since 1995, and has over 40,000 hours of logged facilitation and 20,000 hours of training with The International Yoga Alliance. Hali begin to study Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007, and is a continuing student of both modalities, as well is a continuing student of yoga. As a Yoga Instructor, Subconscious Restructuring Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, and Ayurveda Consultant she combines her love for both yoga, eastern medicine modalities and personal development in all of her trainings.
The first foundational tool you will be introduced to is Hali's curated personal development tool called "The 7 Bodies Method" which was created to enhance the understanding and practices of the"mind, body spirit"connection.
The styles of yoga included in Wellness Based Yoga are: gentle yoga, hatha, restorative and vinyasa yoga. You will also learn many styles of breath work (pranayama) and a variety of meditations. Wellness Based Yoga is Love's signature blend of Yoga Philosophy, combined with Ayurveda and The 5 Element Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine. During your training you will also learn how to provide your clients with yoga based Ayurvedic and 5 Element Balancing Consultations.
The 7 Bodies Are:
1) Physical - our physical body,
2) Mental - our thinking mind,
3) Emotional - all of the 6 human emotions,
4) Energetic - our vibe,
5) Intellectual - our new knowledge, learning's and insights; and
6) Spiritual - this is self defined.
7) Soul - our dharma
All trainings combine the physical asana practice, yoga philosophy and mythology, western psychology and eastern healing modalities: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda . All Yoga Education programs are anchored in philosophies from the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the teachings of Krishnamacharya: The teacher of the well-known teachers B.K.S. Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois. Hali has consistently been studying Yoga Philosophy with her teachers from India and Tibet since she was 17 years old, and is currently studying with Dr. Arjun, a doctor of Sanskrit Science from India.
Your 200 and 500 hour trainings begin with Personal Development because we believe it is important to continue to do the work. The work starts with you. The teaching are understood through our own work and experiences. We begin with a process of "unbecoming" where we learn about our limiting patterns and core values, which creates a powerful foundation for lasting healing, continued growth and ultimately shining your light into the world as not only a successful yoga teacher, but also as an inspirational human being. You will feel empowered and supported as you are guided through this journey together.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We believe in the healing powers of all styles of yoga. Our Foundational 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is anchored in Ayurveda, Yoga History and Western Psychology, supporting each student to take their practices of hatha yoga, gentle, restorative and vinyasa to a more connected experience. Our 500 Hour Professional Yoga Teacher Certification takes this even deeper, adding in the energetic and organ philosophy from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and adding the styles of yin yoga, power yoga and yoga nidra.
Already a certified Yoga Teacher? Amazing! We also have advanced trainings and continuing education programs, all registered with the International Yoga Alliance.
Our Team has a collective life purpose which is to empower and inspire growth through sharing the beautiful practice of yoga. Our founder has been a consistent student of yoga since she was 17 years old, and she has been facilitating yoga education programs since 2007. She has made healing, personal growth, yoga and psychology her passion. She has over 40,000 hours of training, and is an ERYT with The International Yoga Alliance.
Virtual Prana has connected with many like-minded souls from around the world, and has created a global community of both students and facilitators, hailing from Africa, Germany, Brazil, the UK, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada and The United States. All Facilitators have years of yoga practice, study and post-secondary education in their speciality. The Virtual Prana team is fiercely aligned and ready to serve you.
Our Team's goal is to provide a well-rounded easeful experience of your yoga teacher training; whether you attend a virtual, in studio or take an on-line program. The online platform has provided a space for students to dive into their yoga teacher training program, which enables each student to put the time in to their study, absorption, personal development process and to really experience and learn the plethora of tools and practices presented.
YOU ARE SUPPORTED
During your training, you receive the highest quality of support. Our online programs each have a facilitator appointed to guide you through your introduction call, and whom will support as your E supported contact. Our goal is to effectively share the tools we have, in each specialized area to empower you to live your most powerful life and be the most successful and inspirational yoga teacher.