YogahOMe 500 hr Teacher Training beginning June 2013

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YogahOMe Advanced 500 HR Techer Training

June 2013-May 2014

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Teaching Staff 500 HR YogahOMe Teacher Training

Ed Dailey and Laura Tyree:

June 7th-9th, July 19th-21st , August 23rd-25th, Dec 6th-8th- Feb 2014, April 2014-

Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa Krama, Urban Zen Modalities, Yoga Props and Alignment, Mudra, Mantra, Practical application of yogic practices to a contemporary western lifestyle

Ed Dailey, RN, RYT, RNPA, a nurse for more than 19 years, has worked in several clinical settings, including psychiatry, post-surgical, oncology, HIV medicine, and the operating room. He is a graduate and Master Teacher of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, offered by the Urban Zen Foundation, and spent 18 months implementing yoga therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and programs at Kent State, OH. Dailey is one of fewer than 100 nurses in the nation who has received extensive training as the RN Patient Advocates™ (RNPA) program. He has also spent more than a decade studying yoga with acclaimed teacher Rodney Yee. Recently, Daily implemented a pilot program utilizing the UZIT modalities at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Ed Dailey has also studied under Ramanad Patel, a longtime student of BKS Iyengar. As an RN and an RNPA, Dailey continues to work in the operating rooms in hospitals in both Manhattan and Connecticut, and his yoga teaching takes him across the country.

Laura Tyree first trained with Jan Campbell and the rigorous Iyengar Yoga Method in 1986, while recovering from a sports related injury from college. She began teaching in 1990 after meeting teachers Erich Schiffmann and Rodney Yee. Internal awareness, breath, and compassionate purpose lead her to deepen her practice and her studies. Co-founder of Yoga Source in Nashville TN (1996), she began to teach in earnest and found an even deeper love in the continued sharing of the yoga knowledge. After many years of practice and study with Rodney, Erich and other dedicated and renowned teachers, she continues to hone her teaching skills and explore her personal growth. Laura opened the Florida doors of Dragonfly Yoga Studies January of 2001, consolidating her training programs into one, 13 month long teacher’s course. With her love of adventure and nature, she now travels to facilitate yoga asana workshops and teacher trainings throughout the Southeast, and enjoys teaching public classes and her year-long teacher training programs in Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee. Her current studies in yoga are with Rodney and Colleen Yee, as she and her partner Ed Dailey plan the 2014 Urban Zen Integrative Yoga training program to launch in Ft Walton Beach. Her personal approach to the eight-limb path, japa and meditation practice, and the study of ayurveda, anatomy, physiology, and psychology all blend beautifully with her life experience and teaching skills. Introspection and sincerity along with her warm humor encourage students to utilize the practice to deepen their awareness, and to open to their unique beauty and strengths. Her favorite teachers include:  Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Jan Campbell, JJ Gormley, Doug Keller, and Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati.

Rod Styker:

September 6th-8th  2013- ParaYoga and Four Desires Method, Sankalpa and Yoga Nidra

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He also blogs for The Huffington Post.
Rod is widely considered to be one of the preeminent yoga, tantra, and meditation teachers in the United States. He is renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest aspect of the teachings and practices to modern audiences and students from all walks of life. Rod has taught for more than thirty years, training teachers and leading corporate seminars, yoga  retreats, and workshops throughout the world.
Stryker began his intensive study and practice of yoga, at the age eighteen. Two years later he began a nearly two-decade-long apprenticeship with internationally renowned Yoga master Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger and his son, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Eventually, he would become his teachers’ only American disciple to be given the title Yogiraj, master of Yoga. Rod met his current teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Ph.D., spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, in 1999.Acclaimed as a leading voice for the ancient traditions, accomplished Yogi, teacher, lecturer, and writer, Rod has a down-to-earth approach informed as much by his mastery of the sublime teachings, as it is by his love of life and devotion to his wife and four children. Rod lives with his family in Colorado.

Matthew Sanford:

October 11th- 13th- 2013 - Founder and Creator of Mind Body Solutions- An Iyengar Subtle Body Workshop, Inner Body- Outer Body, Teaching Diverse Populations

“It took a devastating car accident, paralysis from the chest down, and dependence on a wheelchair before I truly realized the importance of waking both my mind and my body.” Matthew Sanford has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands by sharing the fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship. For him, connecting mind and body is not just a health strategy; it is a movement of consciousness that can change the world. He works on a variety of fronts to spread his message:  Public Speaker: Matthew’s core message of personal and organizational transformation is powerfully practical for a wide variety of audiences. His inspirational story of realizing opportunity in the face of change shows the way to better living, greater success and increased purpose. He connects with audiences nationwide, including corporations, major conferences, healthcare organizations, universities, colleges and national yoga conferences. Author: Matthew shares his personal story in his critically acclaimed book Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and TranscendenceWaking not only received two book awards, but was also reviewed in many national publications. “I wrote a memoir, not to tell you something about me, but rather to show something about the mind-body relationship,” he notes. Founder and President of Mind Body Solutions: In 2002, Matthew founded Mind Body Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body. Nationally Recognized Yoga Teacher and Workshop Leader : Matthew teaches at national yoga conferences, studios and institutions around the country. He teaches traditional students and is a pioneer in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities. The fact that he teaches people in both demographics tells you something not only about Matthew, but also about yoga. “We all live on a continuum of abilities and disabilities,” he says. “The principles of yoga apply to all people, to all bodies.”


Richard Rosen:

November 8th-10th 2013-Iyengar and the Original Hatha Yoga, Pranic Pathways, PRANAYAMA, Yoga Philosophy, Lilias Folan-Richard Rosen Discussion Panel

Richard’s Books: The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama

Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals: An In-Depth Guide to Yogic Breathing with Instructional CD

Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga

Richard is director of Piedmont Yoga and the editor of its monthly newsletter, which generally appears two weeks before the first day of the following month. This blog gives him an opportunity to write on a variety of yoga topics and to regularly visit Yoga Land, which is somewhere through the looking glass between the other Lands of Wonder and Never Never, where he visits with his teacher, Svami Duhkhananda. As of now we aren’t able to provide a subscription service to this blog, but we’re working day and night around the clock to get one set up. Until then, please check in weekly for the latest blog, and if you have any comments, questions, compliments, or even criticisms, be sure to drop us a line.


December 6th-8th YogahOMe Weekend with:
Ed Dailey, Laura Tyree, Ashley Hunt

Erica Kaufman:

January 2014- MFA, E-RYT500+ is the founder of Lîla Yoga™, Contact Improv, Yoga Anatomy, Asana Adjustments

She is recognized for her ability to inspire students into new depths of practice -blending somatic integration and powerful imagery into her work. Lîla Yoga™ emphasizes physical alignment as the external manifestation of internal clarity. Her teachings explore the holistic practice of yoga, the body’s relationship with the world around it, and seamlessly integrate Yogic Philosophy, Pranayama, and Meditation into an Asana practice. As an E-Advanced+ Registered Yoga Teacher with over 10,000 hours of training, Erica holds the highest possible level of registry with the international Yoga Alliance.   She has been honored with Yoga Journal’s signature Karma Credit and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning for her peace and conflict-resolution work.  Erica teaches Lîla Yoga™ internationally and is in the process of writing a book on the philosophies of Lîla Yoga™. As director of Lila Yoga Studios in State College, PA, Erica instructs and curates a range of regular classes and workshops in yogic studies, including: Lîla Yoga™ Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedic Chanting, Somatic Integration, and Body Alignment Studies.  When not touring, she offers a year-long Lîla Yoga Teacher Training (LYTT) program. Erica began practicing yoga in Jerusalem, Israel, at the age of nine.  She was first introduced to yoga by her mother, who was searching for a way to help strengthen her daughter’s health.  Her mother hoped that yoga philosophy would bring relief from Erica’s severe childhood illnesses. Erica’s introduction to yoga was natural and life-changing.  A fascination with the relationship between body mechanics, health, and emotions was sparked and she continued to further her knowledge and involvement from that point on.  Throughout the past four decades, her relationship to yoga practice has continued to evolve and relate to the particulars of each stage of life. Erica has been on faculty at Juniata College, Penn State University, the University of Denver, and is presently on faculty at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado.  Since 2006, she has taught Lila Yoga, in its basic form, to Pennsylvania Deputies Sheriffs as part of their physical conditioning program.


February  2014- YogahOMe Weekend with:
Ed Dailey, Laura Tyree, Ashley Hunt

Luna Ray:

March 2014 -Bhakti Immersion Weekend: The science of Mantra, Love, Bliss and Divine, Eastern Mythology, The play of Myth and integrating its wisdom

“Kristin Luna Ray solidly in the ranks as one of chant music’s most luminous rising stars.”
-Yoga Journal/June 2012
“It’s unusual to find an artist these days who puts her ego aside in service of her craft; we’ve succeeded, however, in unearthing a shining example in Kristin Luna Ray.”
-Yoga International / Summer 2012
Kristin “Luna” Ray is a singer-songwriter, workshop leader, and advocate for wellness and spiritual growth.  Over the last decade, she has traveled extensively throughout the world sharing music through performance, workshops, kirtans (call and response chanting), and community work with hospice, and in schools with children. She is currently involved in an artist collaboration entitled the Bhakti Vinyasa Project, a Live Music and Yoga Experience.  When she’s not traveling she resides part time in Asheville, NC, and part time in Costa
Rica where she has co-founded the True Nature Education Center. (
In 2009 Luna released “Where Heaven Meets the Earth”.  Reflecting her world travels to India, Costa Rica, and Fiji, the album features a number of prominent musicians playing unique world instruments such
as the kanun (Turkey), tablas (India), the Oud (Persia), and numerous others.  This world music backdrop supports Luna’s folk-inspired acoustic guitar, and lyrical storylines that address themes of spiritual
growth. In 2012 Luna released a new world-music inspired kirtan album entitled “One Shared Heart.”  The album features internationally acclaimed guest artists Wah!, Girish, Alvin Young (Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band), and more.  The songs on the album are diverse in styles from around the world, utilizing various Sanskrit mantras, danceable grooves, and featuring the pure and angelic voice of Luna. The album isdistributed by the prominent record label Spirit Voyage. Luna has collaborated with and shared the stage with recording artists such as Wah!, David Newman, Donna DeLory River Guerguerian, Shimshai, Bhagavan Das, and Girish. Luna believes that music is vital to maintaing health and well-being.  She is committed to sharing music in
a way that awakens a deep remembrance of our truest Self.


April 2014- YogahOMe Weekend with:
Ed Dailey, Laura Tyree and Ashley Hunt


S. Ashley Hunt:

Owner of YogahOMe, E-RYT-500, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist

Ashley has her Bachelors of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continues her graduate studies at The Goddard College in the Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. Ashley has been teaching yoga, in yoga studios and within academia. In 2010  Ashley taught her own Yoga Philosophy curriculum to Trinity College undergraduates. A class formatted to the setting of a liberal arts New England college where the academic study of yogic ideology is coupled with the practice of yogic techniques. Ashley is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and has contributed to UZIT programs over seas. Urban Zen is a movement founded by Donna Karen headed by Rodney and Colleen Yee that brings  therapeutic healing modalities into medical spheres. In 2009 she completed a 1,500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Ashley has also studied yoga therapy at KYM while studying with Erica Kaufman, in Chennai, India. Ashley is a Reiki practitioner and continues to deepen her own understanding through her work with essential oils. She has taken many a master training with Para Yoga-Rod Styker, and deeply respects the authenticity and clarity of Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Roshi Joan Halifax, Richard Freeman and Richard Rosen’s teachings through her work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy. Blessings and love to Turner Hunt, Tracy Hunt and Ducky Hunt, Ashley’s family will forever be in her heart.


Felix Lopez:

The culmination of the 500HR training will end with a 5 Day Intensive @ Grailville

May 2014-Contemplative Studies, Buddhist and Yoga Philosophy

Daily Schedule: Morning Vinyasa Practice, 3 hour seated and walking meditation, Lunch, Lecture/Discussion, Restorative Yoga Practice, Dinner, Lecture/Discussion

Felix started to learn and practice Vipassana meditation at Wat Buddharangsi (Miami Buddhist Temple) under the guidance of the senior monk Ajarn Surachett.

He continued practicing meditation for some time with the teacher NIm Chaichana at Synergy yoga and healing center, in Miami Beach, Florida.

Felix experienced a series of transformative spiritual awakenings in his journeys through Asia (Thailand, India, and Nepal.) During these trips, he devoted himself to learning the Meditations and Healing Techniques that are at the heart of his work today as a Prajnic Healer and Spiritual Teacher.

While in India, Felix dedicated himself to the study of Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, Pranic Crystal Healing, Arhatic Yoga and became certified as a Pranic Healer by the Pranic Healing Home in Chennai, India. Felix was also initiated as an Abhyasi at the Ram Chandra Mission in Calcutta, India where he learned The Sahaj Marg system.

During his trip to Thailand, He was trained at one of Thailand’s most famous Buddhist Temples, the 16 Floors High Dragon Tower Buddhist temple (also known as The Sampran Temple or Wat Sampran) and had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost provinces of Thailand, Chiang Rai, and lived among the native hill tribe people, cultivating and refining his skills as a healer.

In other trips to India, he also received training in Vipassana Meditation, Anapanasati Meditation, Metta Bhavana Meditation, at Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Center in Warakwadi, Dist Nanded, India with Dhammachari Chandrabodhi Kondiba Kunte.

He just returned from Thailand were he was trained as a Samanera Monk under the guidance of Phra Chuntawongso and Phra Piyadhammo at the Wat Sri Boen Ruang Temple in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

From his travels Felix had gathered a vast diversity of knowledge from which a completely unique healing art sprung forth called Prajnic Healing.

About Prajnic Healing

The name Prajnic Healing originates from the word Prajña (Sanskrit) or pañña (Pali).

Prajña has been translated as “Wisdom”, “Understanding”, “Discernment”, “Cognitive Acuity”, or “Know-How”.

In Buddhism, it especially refers to the wisdom that is based on the direct realization of the Four Noble Truths: impermanence, interdependent origination, non-self, emptiness.

Prajña is the wisdom that is able to extinguish afflictions and bring about enlightenment.

Felix has patients and students from throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia and currently resides near Boulder, Colorado, where he is sought out for his unique Prajnic Healing approach. Besides offering private healings, Felix travels and teaches Vipassana or Insight meditation classes, holds public Satsangs, and offers personal retreats several times a year.

500 HR Study Materials:


The Original Yoga By: Richard Rosen

Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals By: Richard Rosen

Moving Toward Balance By: Rodney Yee

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga By: Dr. Ray Long

Light and Vibration: Consciousness, Mysticism & the Culmination of Yoga By: Swami Sivanada Radha

The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism By: Fritjof Capra

The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability  By: Fritjof Capra

YogahOMe 500HR Teacher Training Manual By: Ashley Hunt


Audio/Video Visual References:

Dharma Talks and PodCasts (links and information provided to trainees)

-       Pema Chodron

-       Roshi Joan Halifax

-       Adyashanti


Initial $500.00 deposit and application due by April 1st

Payment Options:

1) Full Payment: $4,995 (Payment due by May 1st)

2) Pay in 2 Installments: May 1st- $2,497.50 and Dec. 15th- $2,495.50

3) Monthly Installments: $455 per month (over 11 month training period, interest added per month)

Pay by Check to the YogahOMe Oakley Studio Location

*** 500 HR Trainees are required to study @ YogahOMe weekly throughout the duration of the training. THREE classes a week must be attended, adjusted, assisted or observed. These 3 classes a week are included in your tuition. YogahOMe Teacher Training Manual, included in tuition.***