Continuing Education

Continuing Education at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

Transform your life, deepen your practice and open the doors to new teaching opportunities!

Our continuing education programs are designed for students and teachers alike who want to heighten their practice of yoga and gain a profound understanding of its applications.



Pranayama: The Practice of Yogic Breathing with Lauren McLaren: November 8-9 & 22-23

Yoga Philosophy with Sujantra McKeever and Danielle Brand-LeMond: February 2015



Fall Programs

Coming in November 2014

Pranayama: The Practice of Yogic Breathing-Lauren McLaren, ERYT-200

Pranayama is breath control. Breath is the connecting link between body, mind and emotions. By learning to become aware of and control your breathing you will find balance, strength and flexibility in body, mind and spirit.

This course of study on Pranayama will transform your yoga practice. You will experience 17 different techniques for Pranayama that you learn to practice and teach. You will graduate from this program feeling equipped to introduce your students to the magic of breath.

You will gain:

    • Become familiar with the anatomy of respiration
    • Learn specific techniques for the practice of 17 different breathing exercises
    • Learn how to communicate effective cues for teaching pranayama in regular asana classes
    • Focus on the anatomy of your subtle energy body and the deep affect pranayama can have on your mind and emotions
    • Discover and learn to teach the bandhas (energy locks), mantras and mudras (hand gestures)
    • This program may be used for 21 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance

Who may register:

    • This program is designed for teachers, health practitioners, students with some experience of yoga.

Program Dates:

November 8 & 9
November 22 & 23

Info Sessions:

Oct 15th at North Park 5:30pm
Oct 19th at Normal Heights 11:15am

Program Price:

Early Bird Pricing: $324 before October 8th. $360 after.

Your Instructor – Lauren McLaren, ERYT-200

2xOriginally from Canada, I hold a B. Ed in secondary education and taught for several years before moving to the Caribbean and then later to Savannah, Georgia. I began my yoga training in the Caribbean and studied with teachers there, in Canada and in the US. A teacher at heart, I returned to my calling and began teaching yoga in 2009 after completing my first teacher training with the Aura Wellness Center in Rhode Island. Always seeking to expand my knowledge and training, I completed a second 200 hour program with Deva Parnell at the Discovery Yoga Center in St. Augustine, Florida. Kripalu inspired, my teaching style is grounded in honoring the body and its innate wisdom. I bring dedication, compassion and a sense of lightheartedness to all my classes, but what drives and inspires me most is a profound belief in the transformative power of the practice both on and off the mat.

Coming in May 2015 – Yoga PhilosophySujantra McKeever and Danielle Brand-LeMond

Attend a free information session or contact the program administrator Lauren McLaren in person or via email [email protected] for more information or to register for one of our continuing education programs.