Demetri Velisarius and Shiva Rea - Prana Danda Yoga
Prana Danda Yoga is an empowering and fluid way to center the mind and awaken the energetic spine (inner danda) by engaging with a specially designed 5 foot staff (outer danda). In yogic tradition the danda is perceived as a reflection of the central energy channel, a symbol of present-moment rootedness and serves as the pivotal axis which grounds one’s practice in guardianship; the penetrating quality of alertness that neutralizes all distraction. The danda supports and guides a series of asanas and spiral movements comprised of a specially designed Prana Vira Flow sequence (vinyāsa) that can be done with or without the danda. Integrate the danda with a Prana Vira Flow® vinyasa sequences.
Attracts mind/energy to the embodied center which creates deeper, energetic alignment, and primal connection
Heightens one’s presence with an archetype of power, stability and wisdom
Refines coordination by acting as a “rhythmic conductor” entraining and unifying coherent systems of the body
Acts a horizontal and vertical alignment tool supporting the body in asana and meditation
Induces a feeling of interconnectedness, peace and well being
Learn the philosophy and fundamentals of PDY as a embodied ritual practice and as a sacred support for asana, meditation, dance and flow. Must have 200-hour certification to teach and ongoing online participation for certification.
Multi Day Intensive Includes:
Core PranaDanda meditation (including Lama Tsoknyi’s Meditation Instruction) and 9 round nadi shodana
Entire series of sequences from the Heaven & Earth Family
8 kriyas of Prana Danda Yoga
Hands-on assists with danda
Synchronized partner practice
Required Online Courses: