PRANA VASHYA COURSE
Build PHYSICAL STRENGTH and MENTAL RESILIENCE in this 4-week yoga course.
Is your goal:
To increase physical stamina & mental endurance.
To develop STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY & BALANCE.
To improve your physical, physiological & mental health.
THEN YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!
HI THERE! I'M MICHELLE…
I'm a Prana Vashya Yoga teacher for people who want to feel good in their own unique bodies and gain confidence in their capabilities.
I have seen time and time again how powerful the human body and mind are. We often just don't know how strong and resilient we can actually be.
My mission at present is to show you your power and support your journey towards a strong body & a resilient mind.
I am known for my gentle yet powerful approach to teaching. Over the years, I have taught over 2000 hours of the Prana Vashya system to countless students and I can tell you this practice really works.
Join my next Prana Vashya Course. Starts March 6th!
INTRODUCING THE 4-WEEK PRANA VASHYA COURSE
The 4-Week Prana Vashya Course is a program that develops physical strength & mental resilience.
I'd like for you to think of Prana Vashya as a vaccine. During the practice of Prana Vashya we introduce stress to the body and mind with the intention of becoming immune to it. The stress is introduced at various levels:
we affect the rhythm of our heart by exposing the body to a practice that is physically challenging,
we alternate the space our lungs have to breathe between limited and expansive by putting our bodies in different shapes
we affect the nervous system by going through different levels of stress during the sequence
we affect the pattern of our breath as our mind morphes through different states during practice
HOW DOES IT WORK?
During the Prana Vashya Course we have classes every day from Monday to Friday in the early morning for 4 consecutive weeks. Here's what we work on each week:
FIRST TWO WEEKS
The focus is on the physical body. These first two weeks of the intensive are dedicated to learning the sequence and understanding how to transition between and hold the yoga postures of the primary series of the Prana Vashya system.
I work with every one individually which means I offer different variations and progressions of postures to each one depending on the student's own anatomical structure and current needs.
LAST TWO WEEKS
As the postures become more natural and easy to perform, we start focusing on moving in and out of these shapes with our breath. We even start synchronizing our breath with the more subtle movements that happen when we hold postures. This aspect of practice requires a lot of concentration. When it happens though we effectively achieve the goal of this practice, which is a calm state of mind.
Book your spot in the next 4-week Prana Vashya Course.
Spots are normally limited as I like to keep batches small.
STARTS MARCH 6TH!
WHAT PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY:
The Prana Vashya program is intense but every second is worth it. My physical condition improved, I got my flexibility back while building strength.
Michelle has a gift of sharing her knowledge in an approachable, understandable and truly enlightened way. Excellent classes and great attention to detail! Amazing focus on breath synchronised with movement also a clear guidance of body awareness and grounding.
At the end of each class, after almost 2 hours of a demanding physical practice, I found myself more relaxed, and with a great reserve of energy for my working day. I guess that’s where we start to find out how the mind can control the body.
Michelle is an amazing teacher, she is patient, gentle yet powerful. She gives you a precise understanding of the asanas, while taking into account each body and the experience of each person.
I feel strongly now that doing something like this 4 week Prana Vasha Yoga course is the way yoga is meant to be taught. It was an amazing reset for me.
…it was however her authoritative and firm voice that got me through the hard and intense parts of the practice and this is where Prana Vasha really began to make sense to me and I saw the real benefits developing; the strength of the mind.
…she has created a really special space for practicing that is friendly and homely but also filled with such strong intentions and focussed energy. I realise the relationship of Student to teacher is sooo important for yoga. The balance of instruction and self exploration/intuition was so nice and taught me to trust myself.
…taking in account our own limitations and pushing us to the limits she already knew that could be accomplished. It was a real pleasure watching her demonstrating, performing, and teaching how each one of us could mentally and physically develop.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
You want to positively impact not only your physical body but your mind as well.
You're willing to commit 4 weeks of your life to improve yourself.
You have 90 minutes per day to invest in yourself and your health.
You simply want to get stronger and more resilient.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR YOU IF:
You expect quick fixes and results.
You're not willing to put in the necessary work.
You don't have 90 minutes per day to work on yourself.
Your main purpose is to lose weight or get flexible.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE 4-WEEK PRANA VASHYA COURSE
When you join this 4-week intensive you will benefit from the following:
CONSTANT SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE 4 WEEKS
I'm very proud of this work and it is my goal that you fisnish the 4 weeks as a stronger and more resilient human being. That will happen with your commitment as well as my constant support towards you. You can count on me to get you through the hardest and more challenging phases of this course.
BOOKLET WITH THE PRANA VASHYA SERIES & CHANTINGS
The Prana Vashya primary series is composed of 60 different postures (besides the sun salutations). It is long and it can take a while to memorize it. Having this booklet will help you interiorize the sequence as well as have the chantings handy to follow along at the beginning and end of each session.
I always keep the Prana Vashya batches small. I do this so I can work with every one individually, although another good consequence of it is the intimate and supportive environment it creates. You will be practicing every day with the same small group of people for 4 consecutive weeks. By the end and having gone through quite the challenge together you might find you have made friends for life.
FREE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE PRANA VASHYA INTENSIVES
I offer regular 1-week intensives live on zoom. These intensives are for students who have done the 4-week Prana Vashya Intensive with me or who are familiarized with the Prana Vashya sequence already. When you join the in-person Prana Vashya course you will have access to the next four 1-week intensives valued at £200!! This means another 4 weeks of free practice online throughout the year to help you stay with your practice.
AND YOU WILL ALSO GET THIS AMAZING BONUS:
A 25% DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT COURSE WITH ME!
I offer regular Prana Vashya Courses if you feel you'd like to continue practicing this sequence. I also offer a 2-week course on Back Strength & Flexibility.
DATES & DETAILS
Course for physical strength & mental resilience.
4-week Prana Vashya Intensive (30 hrs)
March 6th to 31st 2023
Mon. to Fri.
1st Batch: 6:30 to 8:00 am
2nd Batch: 8:15 to 9:45 am
LOCATION: Stoke Newington N16
THE WHOLE REASON WHY I CREATED THIS COURSE IS BECAUSE OF HOW MASSIVELY THIS PRACTICE HAS IMPACTED MY LIFE
It was 2015 when totally by accident I end up in Mysore, India taking a one-month intensive course on the Prana Vashya system with teacher Vinay Kumar.
The month went something like this:
First week was a total mess! I felt so out of place. The Prana Vashya sequence seemed really difficult. I didn't know how to breathe properly and kept opening my mouth grasping for air. Throughout the sessions I'd look around to my fellow practitioners searching for someone struggeling as much as I was, but everyone seemed so composed and graceful. I felt awful.
Second week was a little better. I already knew the sequence, so wasn't taken by surprise, and was getting the hang of the breath. By the end though, my body started to feel really tired.
Third week was the worst! I really considered giving up. I got ill (which I know now happens due to the physiological changes the body goes through), and I started questioning everything, from "why am I doing this?" to "what is the origin of the universe?". It was super intense. But I kept at it. I didn't miss a session, even when that meant having a 40 minute nap in one of the classes (yes, that actually happened).
Fourth week was shockingly……GREAT! It was honestly INCREDIBLE. Once my being ill was in the rearview mirror, I came back STRONGER than ever. I had energy, my body felt strong and light, the breathing felt effortless, and my mind was pleasently calm.
The weeks that followed the experience of the Prana Vashya Course were very interesting. I noticed I had changed. My mind had changed. I realized I wasn't as reactive as before. Whenever I was confronted with a stressful situation afterwards, I would naturally stay calm, take a step back and engage in constructive action rather than having the impulsive emotional type of reaction I used to have. It felt really good to have my mind in such a state and I didn't want it to change back.
In 2017 I trained under Vinay Kumar and became authorized to teach the Prana Vashya primary series, which I've been doing ever since and absolutely love it! I've witnessed countless times how impactful this 4-week course is and how life-changing it's been to so many students.
I hope you get to join one of them! It'll be great to have you in class.