2018 Yoga Teacher Training


  Fulfill your life’s purpose at Brahmananda Ashram / Yoga Society of San Francisco.  Live with ease, love and joy in the world.  Activate your highest potential and share your love of Yoga with all as a Yoga Teacher. Join us for 7 (seven) weekend-long intensives to learn to teach the 8-limbs (Ashtanga) as handed […]

Gayatri Mantra with Sumukhi

Sumukhi of Yoga Illumined chants the Gayatri Mantra, a very sacred Vedic mantra used in Agni Hotra or fire ceremony. Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः । तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑णियं(तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं) । भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥ Devanagari from Wikipedia. Translation: OM. Earth. […]

How to Make Ghee

by Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza I have had a life-long relationship and passion for health, healing and medicine.  Kerry Meath-Sinkin is a great friend and Ayurvedic practitioner who has truly made Ayurveda – the ancient science of health and healing from India – accessible and useful in my everyday life.  The results of my daily Ayurvedic […]

Yoga Illumined: More than a Teacher Training

We are embarking upon the 2014 Yoga Illumined journey at Castle Hill Yoga in Austin, Texas. It seems important to note that yes, this is a Teacher Training and you will have the tools you need to begin a teaching practice when you finish the 200-Hour training. But Yoga Illumined first, and foremost, deconstructs any small picture […]

Yoga Illumined 2014 Teacher Training at Castle Hill Yoga Begins April 19

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Yogafly, Yogini, Yoga Leadership Training

Yoga Illumined co-leaders, Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza and Zoe Mantarakis, will host a Meet and Greet for the 200-Hour program Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:00 pm at Castle Hill Fitness’ Yoga Studio on 12th and Lamar in Austin, Texas. Those who register at the Meet and Greet will receive $300 off the program in its entirety. […]

38 Reasons for Teaching Yoga

Kristina Lanuza, Sumukhi, Hanumanasana, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Yogafly. Reasons to teach Yoga,

After I completed a few yoga teacher trainings (I’m not one to do anything lightly), I would hear myself saying, “wow, everyone should do a yoga teacher training.”  And generally, I say this because there is always some seemingly difficult situation in life that is simply helped by Yoga.  And why teacher training, and not […]

Yoga Illumined Teacher Training: Interview with Stacey Gilmore, Physical Therapist & Yoga Teacher

Stacey Gilmore, Yogafly, Yoga Illumined Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Castle Hill, Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit

1) When did you graduate from Yoga Illumined? Stacey Gilmore:  December 2013 2) What inspired you to take Yoga Illumined? SG:  I wanted to help spread overall wellness in the community and among the non-injured population. With yoga, I saw the chance to be able to offer a way to prevent the injuries I see […]

Dharma: Your Life Purpose

Yoga Illumined, Yogafly, Dharma, Yoga teacher training, Your Life's purpose, Evolution

I’ve been dreaming a bit about the Purushartas – the 4 legs of the table – Artha (wealth, security in the phenomenal world), Kama (pleasure), Moksha (liberation), Dharma (righteous action) as my Life is about to change dramatically as it tends to.  And I don’t really know (my security with the Unknown is always being […]

Yoga Illumined Creativity

Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Creativity, Castle Hill, Castle Hill Yoga, Austin, Texas

Creativity is one of the highest expressions of love.  When you are at ease, creativity flows like clear water.  I’ve realized that the greatest enemy to creativity is the Unexamined Mind.  And when one is able to put all doubts in a container and simply flow in the realm of no judgment – well, one […]

Trust as Currency

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Yogafly, Yogini, Yoga Leadership Training

I’m fascinated by the Real.  You know, not just the tangible, but the Real.  Which is why I practice Yoga – so I can discern between what is Real and Not Real.  And what I have had to learn again and again is that this thing called “Trust” is one of the greatest currencies in […]

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