Category Archives: YOGA LIFESTYLE

AYURVEDA ONLINE – LEVEL I

October 1st, 2014 – December 10th, 2014 ONLINE

  • Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST (except Wednesday November 26th, 2014)

Learn from some one who has studied and practiced with the leading names of this field such as Dr. Vasant Lad (Deepak Chopra’s adviser), Dr. John Douillard (Ayurvedic Physician and author of 6 Ayurvedic books), Dr. Singh (Dean at Banaras Hindu University who has published 12 books and over 100 research papers), Dr. Sarita Shrestha (the first Nepali woman Ayurvedic physician and Founder/Director of Devi Ma Ayurveda Rural Hospital) and David Frawley (an American Hindu teacher and author, who has written more than thirty books) to name just a few.

Vie, has been able to take these authentic teachings and adapt them to modern day’s lifestyle.

Why this course?

In this course you will learn how to go past today’s fluff of Ayurveda and instead, develop a solid foundation that will help you and your clients for the years to come.

What you are going to learn

  • Sankhya Philosophy, the cornerstone of Ayurveda
  • Why and how Ayurveda became systematized
  • The Ayurvedic view of eu-stress and dis-stress
  • The Five Elements within the microcosmos and the macrocosmos
  • The concepts and the misconceptions of the Doshas
  • The twenty qualities, the practical foundation of Ayurveda
  • Daily Routine, prevention, therapy and ceremonies
  • How to use Ayurveda in conjunction with Yoga
  • The scope of practice

Who is this course for?

  • All aspiring Ayurvedic Practitioners
  • All current Ayurvedic Practitioners who want to upgrade their skills and methodologies
  • All aspiring Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals
  • All current Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals who want to upgrade their teaching skills
  • Any one interested in Ayurveda

This teacher training offers 15 CEU’s to Yoga Alliance Registered Instructors and is a required course for the following Yoga Energy’s Yoga Alliance Trainings:

It may also apply to personal training certifications.

Registration and Tuition

Click here for the application. The cost is $360.00 if you register two weeks prior to the start date of the training and $430.00 if later. A $150.00 deposit is required to start the application process.

*** Only 9 spots available ***

You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due one week prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

Spartan Yoga/Fitness Retreat

Experience fitness in a completely new way!

The Yoga Energy Studio will be hosting its annual Spartan Yoga/Fitness Retreat at the Yogi Bear Shack.

When?

Thursday, November 20th – Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The getaway starts on Thursday November 20th, 2014 with an evening meet-and-greet and ends on Sunday November 23rd, 2014 after brunch. Even though you are going to want to stay longer, Sunday departure is mandatory. :-)

Where Is The Yogi Bear Shack?

The “Yogi Bear Shack”, your home away from home is a spectacular cabin on the side of Mount Yonah in Cleveland, GA, overlooking the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s all about rustic comfort.

The “Yogi Bear Shack” is located 96 miles north east of Atlanta Airport, it is a 9 hour drive from the Yoga Energy Studio.

At Yogi Bear Shack

What Will I Be Doing?

You will spend 3 amazing nights and 4 adventurous days

  • Hiking
  • Trail running
  • Rock climbing (beginner level)
  • Practicing yoga
  • Strength training
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Enjoying evening campfires or
  • Doing absolutely nothing

Other activities such as horseback riding, myofascial release therapy and ayurvedic consultations are available at an additional cost.

What Will I Be Eating?

You will enjoy delicious Primal meals and snacks.

the yogi bear shack

Lodging and Registration

  • Mountain view room (shared)
    $540 if you pay 4 weeks prior to the start of the retreat, $630 if later

  • Camping on property
    $450 if you pay 4 weeks prior to the start of the retreat, $540 if later

A single room is available at an additional cost.

Transportation to and from the Yogi Bear Shack is not included.

This location is a smoke free/ e-cigarette free/perfume free zone.

You must be 21 or over to participate.

Click here for the application. A $200.00 deposit is required to start the application process.

You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our retreat (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the retreat. All payments are non-refundable.

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

————

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

Ayurveda Training (Yoga Alliance) Level-I

February 20th – February 22nd, 2015

  • Friday, February 20th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21st, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (includes a delicious Ayurvedic “working lunch”)
  • Sunday, February 22nd, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn from some one who has studied and practiced with the leading names of this field such as Dr. Vasant Lad (Deepak Chopra’s adviser), Dr. John Douillard (Ayurvedic Physician and author of 6 Ayurvedic books), Dr. Singh (Dean at Banaras Hindu University who has published 12 books and over 100 research papers), Dr. Sarita Shrestha (the first Nepali woman Ayurvedic physician and Founder/Director of Devi Ma Ayurveda Rural Hospital) and David Frawley (an American Hindu teacher and author, who has written more than thirty books) to name just a few.

Vie, has been able to take these authentic teachings and adapt them to modern day’s lifestyle.

Why this course?

In this course you will learn how to go past today’s fluff of Ayurveda and instead, develop a solid foundation that will help you and your clients for the years to come.

What you are going to learn

  • Sankhya Philosophy, the cornerstone of Ayurveda
  • Why and how Ayurveda became systematized
  • The Ayurvedic view of eu-stress and dis-stress
  • The Five Elements within the microcosmos and the macrocosmos
  • The concepts and the misconceptions of the Doshas
  • The twenty qualities, the practical foundation of Ayurveda
  • Daily Routine, prevention, therapy and ceremonies
  • How to use Ayurveda in conjunction with Yoga
  • The scope of practice

Who is this course for?

  • All aspiring Ayurvedic Practitioners
  • All current Ayurvedic Practitioners who want to upgrade their skills and methodologies
  • All aspiring Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals
  • All current Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals who want to upgrade their teaching skills
  • Any one interested in Ayurveda

This teacher training offers 15 CEU’s to Yoga Alliance Registered Instructors and is a required course for the following Yoga Energy’s Yoga Alliance Trainings:

It may also apply to personal training certifications.

Registration and Tuition

Click here for the application. The cost is $540.00 if you register two weeks prior to the start date of the training and $630 if later. A $200.00 deposit is required to start the application process.

You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due one week prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

————

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

HEALTH COACH TRAINING (Yoga Alliance) LEVEL-I

Become one of the first Yoga Alliance Certified, Health Coaches.

Call for upcoming dates and/or to schedule Private Teacher Training.

What is a Health Coach?

The National Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaches (a non-profit legal entity) states the definition of “Health Coach” as:

“Health and Wellness Coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds and education who work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Successful coaching takes place when coaches apply clearly defined knowledge and skills so that clients mobilize internal strengths and external resources for sustainable change.”

What is the Yogic Definition of a Health Coach?

As you all know, in Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy, every process should be centered around the individual client. So, the Yogic Definition of a Health Coach is:

“Health Coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds and education who work with individuals in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to achieve self-determined goals related to health and well-being. Successful coaching takes place when coaches apply clearly defined knowledge and skills so that clients mobilize internal strengths and external resources for sustainable change.”

What is the curriculum for the Health Coach Level-1?

This foundational course covers the following

  • The Ancient Prescription for Listening
  • The Ancient Prescription for Learning
  • The Ancient Prescription for Communicating
  • How to create a lasting bond between you and your Client
  • How to empower your Client’s self-healing abilities
  • The Nature of the Mind and the Energetics of Consciousness
  • The Nature of Digestion and the Energetics of Metabolism
  • Behavioral Modification
  • The Client Assessment Form
  • Scope of practice

Who is this course for?

  • All aspiring Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals
  • All current Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals who want to build a long-term relationship with their private clients
  • All aspiring Health & Wellness Coaches
  • All current Health & Wellness Coaches who want to upgrade their skills and methodologies
  • Any one interested in assisting private clients long-term

This teacher training offers 15 CEU’s to Yoga Alliance Registered Instructors and is a required course for the following Yoga Energy’s Yoga Alliance Trainings:

It may also apply to personal training certifications.

Registration and Tuition

Click here for the application. The cost is $540.00 if you register two weeks prior to the start date of the training and $630 if later. A $200.00 deposit is required to start the application process.

You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due one week prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

————

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

SUPERCHARGE YOUR AYURVEDA WITH BUTTER IN YOUR MORNING COFFEE OR TEA!

Bulletproof Ayurveda Coffee

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the media, social and otherwise, about a coffee/tea referred to as Bulletproof. Controversy sparks, every time a “new concept” arises.

The most common “opinion” that we have heard in the yoga community is that drinking Bulletproof is not “yogic” or “ayurvedic” and that it is too “kapha” provoking.

I would like to analyze these statement:

First of all, Bulletproof coffee / tea is a specific style of coffee / tea with the lowest toxin and highest performance. You brew it, and then blend unsalted, 100% grass-fed butter into it, along with an extract of coconut oil that improves brain energy. See the linked blog below for details.

Kapha has had a bad rep in the contemporary yogic and ayurvedic world as representing obesity, lethargy and laziness. The truth is far from it. Good kapha is the foundation of sustained energy, physical, mental and emotional, the type of energy that allows you to do wonders throughout the day and still be able to get a full night’s sleep (yes, we do need energy to get a good night sleep.)

Good kapha, in English, in terms of food, translates to good fat. As a matter of fact, ayurveda has been recommending, for thousands of years, starting the day with a few tablespoons of ghee (ghee is clarified butter). By the way, one of our private clients’ Aunt, who lives in India, has been adding ghee to her morning black tea for years. She is 70 years old now, still jogs and feels great.

We tend to confuse energy with stress. According to ayurveda, in today’s society, a lot of us are vata deranged. This means that we “move a lot”, mentally, physically and emotionally without enough focus and control. This is the result of us getting too much sugar in and not enough good fat.

So, decrease your vata derangement and increase your grounding kapha by adding Bulletproof to your daily routine.

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

PALEO, THE YOGIC WAY – A NUTRITIONAL SEMINAR

Paleo, the Yogic Way

Find out how a 1952 diet book can change your life.

When & Where

Sunday, April 27th 1:00pm – 3:15pm at the Yoga Energy Studio, 1010 Central Ave #102.

Do any of the following sound familiar?

  • Wanting to loose body fat
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Food cravings
  • Afternoon drowsiness
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Chronic migraines
  • Auto-immune diseases such as MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, celiac, and diabetes.

If you or any one you know is struggling with any of the above and wants to feel better, this seminar is your answer.

How to sign up

$36.00 if registered on or before April 26th
$45.00 on the day of the seminar

You can pay online using the Buy Now Button at the upper right corner or calling Karen at 727-466-7994. PURCHASE ITEM CODE: Paleo

There are no refunds, partial refunds or cancellations once reservation is made.

Any questions? Contact us!!

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

All posts and information provided within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being or on any opinions expressed within this website.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

A REVIEW OF “THE PALEO MANIFESTO” – A HUMAN SUCCESS GUIDE

“Paleo”, such an old concept and yet a relatively new and very controversial term.

review of the paleo manifesto by john durant

Who knew that sound evidence and proven scientific facts would cause so much confusion and havoc?

“Paleo” whether as in diet or lifestyle, or fitness or whatever else one can come up with, is now being colored and decorated by all sorts of different shades and adjectives.

But why is that? Well, according to John Durant’s “The Paleo Manifesto” there is a mismatch between our genes and the lives that we lead today. Dr. Art de Vany wrote a 26-page essay titled “Evolutionary Fitness”, on this simple premise (Paleo Manifesto – page 5).

This mismatch carries over to a larger extent, applying itself between our conscious mind and our genes. Our biological core is still at large hunters and gatherers. But our conscious mind, also carries the imprints of primates, herders and farmers, factory workers and explorers; office workers and computer programmers.

This implies that we are confused all the way around. Paleo advocates understand to some extent the need to “replicate the natural habitat to thrive in the modern world” (Paleo Manifesto – page 12). But what they seem to be missing is the big picture.

“I have been trying to say that it is necessary now not only to know thyself, but also to know thy species and to understand the wisdom of nature, and especially living in nature, if we are to understand and help man develop his own wisdom in a way that will lead to life of such quality as to make living a desirable and fulfilling experience.” Dr Jonas Salk, the discover of the polio vaccine (Paleo Manifesto – page 28)

It’s true that “humanity’s explosion onto the world stage was made possible by the expansion of our most defining trait: the brain” (Paleo Manifesto – page 31)

But that is also what eventually led to the current disconnect between our own “intelligence” and the wisdom of nature. We took things way too far, thinking in terms of survival, in terms of numbers, following the agricultural revolution while loosing site of the flow of nature.

And here we are, trying to make sense of what should be our innate wisdom. Wondering where to start? The Paleo Manifesto will give you the sound foundation you need to make the right decisions for you. You can find it here.

These decisions will give you the meaningful experiences that will turn into an ongoing lifestyle.

Any questions? Contact us!! -Vie

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

All posts and information provided within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being or on any opinions expressed within this website.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha