All of our methods at Pranavah Yoga are a form of Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga, the medieval” limb of yoga, in Sanskrit means Sun “Ha” and Moon, “Tha.” Hatha Yoga is a discipline that harnesses the Sun and Moon energy currents inside and outside the body to invoke the powerful Kundalini force, that exists both internally and externally. The journey of Hatha and Pranavah Yoga works systematically from the physical form to the subtle. In addition to asana practice, Pranavah Yoga has developed kriya techniques and asana sequences for cleansing the physical, mental, emotional, wisdom and spiritual bodies; and pranayama, breathing techniques to quiet the mind and balance the energy channels within and around the body. Pranavah Yoga begins by purifiying and toning the physical body: Discipline, and a nutritionally healthy, physically adept body are helpful for dharana (concentration) & dhyana (meditation) and delving deeper into higher emotional and mental states. But one doesn’t need a lotus pose or advanced seat for advanced techniques of meditation. One can bypass the physically dexterous body and continue with Classical Hatha Yoga. Classical Hatha Yoga cultivates discipline & concentration that sows the seeds for meditation in the yoga practitioner. One’s ability to concentrate and meditate allows for the blessed one to spontaneously experience a blissful state, absorbed in Oneness: Samadhi. All of our yoga practices at Pranavah Yoga are a form of Hatha Yoga and Classical Yoga. Classical Yoga is like the Latin language of Yoga. Various forms of yoga teachings have evolved from the original practice. We owe our present day yoga practice to an ancient sage named Patanjali. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, he describes the eight limbs or branches that make up the tree of Hatha Yoga: ethical discipline, self-discipline, physical firmness and ease, breath awareness, inner awareness, concentration, meditation & Samadhi: Moksha or Freedom & Liberation from the confines of the Mind-Ego-Personality.
Pranavah Yoga-Meditation, as taught by Master Teacher Carolyn McPherson, disciplines and trains the mind & body for ultimate Freedom and Liberation. We take the discipline of Pranavah Yoga and learn advanced yoga practices to harness the Mind, Self Study, Concentration & Meditation. Liberate yourself from the fetters of the Mind. Pranavah Yoga combines posture (asana), breath control (pranayama), and seals and locks (bhandas) as a means of stilling attaining Oneness with Cosmic Consciousness. It is the Ultimate Yogic Journey.
Carolyn, the founder of Pranavah Yoga, has been practicing yoga and on this journey her whole life. She progressed with steps 4-8 spontaneously as a teenager. She didn’t know there was a name and system for what she was doing. She thought her experience was spontaneous and beyond language. Had she known the scientific system of Classical Yoga, she would have started her official yoga journey much earlier than a 20 year old collage kid. After many years of practice and unofficial teaching, she was certified to teach in 2005 by Yoga Sutra in NYC, and then again by Dharma Yoga in 2011. In this world of Name and Form, enlightenment it is not an easy feat, but it’s not as difficult as you might believe either! Freedom and Enlightenment are available to you now! Register now for virtual yoga or a one to one private session on our home page, and follow me on instagram for first free class @Pranavahyoga @Carolynfrancaise. Thank you and Namaste!
Ashtanga Yoga is a set of sequential asanas developed by Pattabhi Jois, the guru of Ashtanga Yoga.
Iyengar Yoga is ever evolving. In Pune, India, the Iyengar & his family continue to teach in fresh and exciting ways.
Sri Dharma Mittra developed and refined a style of yoga that was taught to him by his guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda Maharaj. Dharma Yoga is a classical form of Raja Yoga, or the path of introspection.
Pranavah Vinyasa Flow is a breath-synchronized movement system characterized by rhythmic pace and dynamic flow. The student is taught Ujjayi breath; Drishti: external, focused-steady gaze; and Bandhas: energy conservation locks. Each Vinyasa teacher designs a series of breath-connected asanas /postures that focus the mind and challenge the body
Classic Barre Yoga Bliss combines the burn of Classic Barre Technique followed by deep stretch of Yoga.
The Seamless Method of Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise https://theseamlessmethod.com/ helps new and expectant mothers to workout in a variety of ways in a totally safe environment, while preparing your mind and body for labor and birth. This Seamless Method helps new and expectant mothers to maintain muscular strength throughout their pregnancy and postpartum through specific breathing exercises and movements -yoga -barre- and or fusion classes.