Pranayama’s Deeper Practices Yoga Teacher Training with Jeff Schoaf, LMT + ERYT500

Modern Pranayama Applications in the Ancient Tradition of Tantric Hatha Yoga

*300 Hour Therapeutic Essentials Track Required Training

Much of our experience of “yoga” in the west is (comparatively) a modern phenomenon, largely an adaptation of physical education exercises taught to school children in India during the last century. These practices, though greatly beneficial, often touch only briefly on pranayama, thegateway to meditation. Following the ancient texts of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Gherenda Samhita, and the Shiva Samhita, the path of tantric hatha yoga was comprised of practices to both strengthen and polish the “vessel”, heighten energy, and allow one to merge ever more fully with all life had to offer. This merging with the rhythms and pulses of the universe was accessed with transformative techniques, including ritual, asana, intense pranayama practices, and bandhas.

In this module you will :

    • Explore the intricate details of the more advanced pranayamas, kriyas, and bandhas, through fascial anatomy, personal physiology and experience, as well as immersing into the history and purpose behind these ancient teachings
    • Discover as yoginis and yogis living in the modern world how to apply effective and intelligent adaptations to the practices and therapies, as we consider both our own individual constitutions and those of our students, moving forward together on the cusp of this “technological revolution”.
    • Create strategies to allow for sacred space within these powerful applications, ones that provide a consistent, disciplined environment for continual transformation
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Jeffrey Shoaf, LMT, E-RYT500

Jeff_Shoaf_BioJeff has been an avid practitioner of yoga since his first class at Main Street Yoga in Illinois in August of 2002. His certifications come from the Pranakriya School of Healing Arts (RYT 200) and the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies (E-RYT 500). His teachers and mentors are Yoganand Michael Carroll, Jacci Reynolds, Marlysa Sullivan and also includes extensive early influence from the work of Gary Kraftsow and Eric Schiffman.
Jeffrey is also a licensed massage therapist, practicing integrative bodywork with a focus on myofascial release. He is an avid student of Tom Myers, Robert Schleip and Art Riggs, pioneers of the work and teachings of Structural Integration with Dr. Ida Rolf. He works with clients and students individually, integrating bodywork and yoga therapy techniques to improve and unite the body/mind connection. He teaches yoga around theUS, and practices massage, bodywork, and yoga therapy in Charlotte, NC.
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Date & Time

Friday, Feb 24
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, Feb 25
8:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday, Feb 26
8:30am – 5:30pm


$400 after January 24
$350 before January 24

MycAA Approved

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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300HrYogaImg.fwCEUs & Yoga Certification Info

      • 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 towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center’s Kunga Therapeutics 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.*

*Different 300hr Teacher Training Track policies apply, see your 300hr Workbook + Training Enrollment forms for more information*