Myofasciae in the Pranic Body Yoga Teacher Training with Jeffrey Shoaf, ERYT500

Releasing the biological fabric through asana, pranayama, and the bandhas

*300 Hour Kunga Yoga + Therapeutics Track Required Training

The objectives of this 20- hour module will be to:

  • explore the anatomy, physiology, and function of connective tissue( fascia) as a way of understanding how its health is integral to the function of our other “life” systems, including, but not limited to, our physical, emotional, energetic, and “communicative” self.
  • apply this knowledge experientially in our own yoga practice using asana, kriyas, pranayams, and bandhas to sense the pervasive nature of this flexible armor that creates the shape we’ve come to know, while continuing to sculpt who we are to become.
  • provide for us as teachers, therapists, and bodyworkers new ways of body-reading; coming to better understand and support our work with both students and clients.

“You see….., I believe in shapes. I believe everything good has a shape. Shapes are the way in which we know who we are and where we are in our universe. Show me the shapes and forms a person gives to her or his life, and I will tell you whether she/he is a master or victim of that life”.
(paraphrased from Gail Goodwin’s “Glass People”.)

Our bodies, minds, and spirits, born of our DNA, life experiences, and individual karmas perpetually shape our form. As the Hatha Yoga Pradipika reminds us; these are not separate entities but function as one system, communicating consistently and synchronistically. While American Architect Louis Sullivan stated form follows function, in context of what it means to be human, function inevitably and necessarily is governed by and becomes a byproduct of form.
The fascia ( connective tissue, myofascaie, or neuromyofascial web) is the substance that ultimately creates our form, both seen and unseen. Like the Koshas, these many-layered sheathes are all independent and yet interdependent matrices, ones which nourish and support all of our body’s systems. Its network interconnects and maintains the shape we’ve come to know, the material that is home to our entire essence. To understand this vital network is to practice with the foundation of body movement; a knowledge of this foundation deepens our practice and our ability to work with others’ forms.

Date & Time

Friday, October 28
6:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturday, October 29
8:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday, October 30
8:30am – 6:30pm


$400.00 after Oct 14*
$350.00 before Oct 14*
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*$25 Materials fee payable to program director on the day of the training*

About Jeffrey Shoaf E-RYT 500, LMBT

Jeff_Shoaf_BioJeffrey Shoaf E-RYT 500, LMBT has been an avid practitioner of yoga since his first class at Main Street Yoga in Illinois in August of 2002. His trainings from the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts include 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, 500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Certification. His teachers and mentors are Yoganand Michael Carroll and Jacci Gruninger, MS, ERYT, YT, from the Pranakriya Yoga School of Healing Arts, Marlysa Sullivan, of the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies, and also includes extensive early influence from the work of Gary Kraftsow and Eric Schiffman. Additionally, he has practiced ayurveda therapies under the direction and assistance of Dr. Ashlesha Raut, a board certified physician of Ayurveda.

Jeffrey is also a licensed massage therapist, practicing integrative bodywork, with a focus on myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy. He works with clients and students individually, integrating both bodywork and yoga therapy techniques to improve, integrate, and unite the body/mind connection. As of June, 2015, Jeffrey has relocated to his home state of North Carolina, where he teaches yoga classes, and practices bodywork and yoga therapy in Charlotte. To learn more, visit his website at:

Can’t Make the full weekend? Single sessions are available!

Friday 6-9pm
This fun and informative drop-in session includes an introduction to fascial anatomy leaving time for questions + answers before a unique fascial fitness yoga practice.
$25 in advance / $30 day of
Saturday 9am-1:30pm
Saturday opens with a lovely Yin/Yang practice targeting the fascial body followed by an introduction to the fascial anatomy of breathing.
$40 in advance / $45 day of
Sunday 9am-1:30pm
Sunday opens with a deeply informative practice focused on pranayama + the bandhas followed by discussion of the powerful effect of this practice to release fascial adhesions in the three diaphragms.
$40 in advance / $45 day of

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.

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  • 20 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.