Vital Living Arts School of Yoga Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
$500 – $2,750
Vital Living Arts School of Yoga Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Vital Living Arts School of Yoga Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

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Modern Mystery School Boston

132 Charles Street

3rd Floor

Auburndale, MA 02466

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"We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!" Hafiz

Join Roberto Lim and special guest teachers including Shiva Rea for study of and practice in the Prana Vinyasa yoga system in the Vital Living Arts School of Yoga's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. This program is designed for students who wish to live a more joyful and awakened life through a deeper personal sadhana (practice), and service by successfully guiding Prana Vinyasa yoga classes.

For teachers from other yoga schools pursuing 300-hour certification in Prana Vinyasa, registration is available for the first six weekends which are equivalent to the Embodying the Flow/Mandala of Asanas, the foundational module, with Shiva Rea's Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, and can applied to the required contact hours.

With Vital Living Arts' School of Yoga, you will learn and engage in the sacred study and practice of yoga over the vinyasa of the year in a monthly weekend format from January to October 2017. You will integrate yogic philosophical principles, from recognizing the self as divine to living with the cycles of life to experiencing the solar and lunar aspects of the subtle body, with embodied practices of yoga such as asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, other contemplative arts, and dinacharya (daily rituals) from ayurveda. Your study and practice will be supplemented with: experiential anatomy training through hands-on adjustments; teaching laboratories to hone the art of guiding a Prana Vinyasa class; a Life Activation healing session; and a Vedic astrology reading. With dedicated effort, you will experience greater resiliency during periods of change, attunement to your inner state; wellness inside and out; and connection to your inner truths and dharma (life path).

The Prana Vinyasa yoga system is an evolutionary system which was created by Shiva Rea based on her 25 years of practice and teaching. It offers a creative, full-spectrum approach to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga. Students learn to embody and teach yoga with connection to the roots of yoga and evolution of the Prana Vinyasa System of Practice. In this training program, you will learn: the ritual of a Prana Vinyasa class; movement meditations; classicial surya namaskar and Prana Vinyasa Dancing Warrior Namaskars; five foundational sequences with their solar and lunar versions; and Prana Vinyasa "three-part vinyasa technique" and "multi-dimensional wave sequencing" which provide you the skills to be able to offer these sequences to yourself and students of all levels.

Prana Vinyasa is rooted in Traditions of yoga with emphasis in Krishnamacharya's yoga, Tantra, Bhakti, Ayurveda, and other movement and healing modalities. Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher training offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of living and embodying yoga. Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher training emphasizes practical and experiential studies which are transformative, inspiring, and in rhythm with the realities of our lives as householders and teachers. As a global community of practioners, we seek the balance of being a grounding force for teachers to develop a body of integrated knowledge while leaving freedom for each teacher to follow their own path of evolution as they continue their studies with Shiva and other teachers.

Your training program with the Vital Living Arts School of Yoga is supplemented with the following:

  • Vedic Astrology Reading to illuminate your dharma (life path) with Somya Devi
  • Life Activation Healing Session with Roberto Lim to bring more balance to your energy body and more Light
  • Online membership to for practice videos with Shiva Rea

Successful graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and to be listed as Prana Vinyasa yoga teachers. The requirements for graduation are:

  • attendance and participation in all training weekends
  • three sacred readings and book reflection writing projects
  • embodiment project
  • teaching demonstration

Vital Living Arts School of Yoga is an official affiliate of Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School at the 200-hour level.

DATES (Saturday & Sunday):

Jan 21-22; Feb 11-12; Mar 11-12; April 8-9; May 6-7; June 10-11; July 22-23; Aug 19; Sept 16-17; Oct 8-13 (with Shiva Rea at Kripalu); and Oct 14

Meeting times on both Saturday and Sunday are 8:30am to 6:00pm with a 45 minute lunch break.


Lead Teacher Trainer, Roberto Lim, eRYT200/RYT500,

Special Guest, Shiva Rea,

Assistant Teachers, Shuli Burke, RYT500, and Rachael Duda

Physical Anatomy & Biomechanics, Maureen Bruno Roy, LMT, NCTMB, RYT200,

Ayurveda, Kate O'Donnell, (April weekend)

Philosophy & Practice, Christopher Tompkins, PhD., (May weekend)

Creative Expression & Storytelling, John de Kadt, (August weekend)

Bhakti Yoga, Gaura Vani, (October weekend)

Vedic Astrology, Somya Devi,

Guest Teachers, Brian Lam (AcroYoga) in February; Haley Schrack (CT) in March; Helena Zara (NY) in May


Modern Mystery School Boston, 132 Charles Street, 3rd Floor, Auburndale, MA


Registration is offered on a rolling basis with tiered pricing which favor early application and deposit submission. To register, fill out this form (, reserve your slot with a $500 deposit, and pay balance by Dec. 15, 2016 (or pay in full now).

Payment plans and payment by check are available. Contact Roberto Lim ( to arrange.

Whole Program Pricing

  • Tier 1 (First 2) - $2550
  • Tier 2 (Next 5) - $2650
  • Tier 3 (Remainder) - $2750

*Cost does not include: Weekend Retreat with Shiva Rea at Kripalu; reading and reference books; and manual printing. If paying by credit card, service fees will be added.

Embodying the Flow/Mandala of Asanas Module (Weekends 1 through 6 (102 hours)) Pricing

  • Tier 1 - $1650 (First slot)
  • Tier 2 - $1750 (Next 3)
  • Tier 3 - $1850 (Remainder)


Deposit is 50% refundable before start of program. If cancelling after making full payment: after 1st weekend of program, only 75% refundable; after 3rd weekend, only 50%; and after 5th weekend; only 25%.


Sunday, November 13, 4:00 to 6:00pm

-Intro to Prana Vinyasa yoga sadhana (75mins) and refreshments

at Alchemi Studio, 12 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Square)

Please email ( to be notified.


  • Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life by Shiva Rea
  • The Heart of Meditation by Sally Kempton
  • The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope or Crossing the Unknown Sea by David Whyte or Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation by Joseph Campbell


  • Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume 1 by Ray Long
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain


Roberto Lim / (617) 285-6153 /


What I appreciated about the program was you guys had us practice teaching from day one. No one was left out and it was very detailed. Each day of the weekends we were together we practice taught and then you lead us to teaching in front of a group. I cannot tell you how valuable this was and still is to me.
-Mina Kashani, Nashville

I really enjoyed the teacher training. I feel it went at a very good pace and was given to us in perfect sized increments so there was time to digest the information. The training seemed thought out with purpose. I have heard of other trainings that did not have much time focused on practice teaching. I thought there was a wonderful balance of practice teaching, science, and philosophy. It was great to have both you and Molly as instructors so that when one of you were teaching the other could go around and do hands on assisting. - Leah Laws, Nashville

Though completing a teacher training program has been a long time dream of mine, it was quite spontaneously that I decided to fullfill it with Prana Flow under the expert guidance of Roberto Lim, Molly Spressard, and Mike Upchurch. I am beyond grateful that I did! What unfolded in the four months we spent together is one of the greatest gifts I have ever recieved. The program, as a whole, was incredibly well organized and thourough in its content. Roberto, Molly, and Mike did an exceptional job of taking complex topics and material and making them digestable; planting the seeds from the start and building upon them week by week in a way that flowed naturally. By the end I had gained a wide range of new and useful knowledge, areas including: Prana Flow seuqencing, anatomy and proper alignment, ayurvedic living, practice teaching, hands-on adjustments, the chakra system, yogic rituals, and countless others that have enriched my life, teaching, and personal practice in ways that I did not expect. It was clear that Roberto Lim poured his heart into the training experience, evidenced laregely in the way that he gave nothing less than 100% to us despite a grueling travel schedule and many other responsibilities. Roberto is highly knowledgeable, experienced, and has a tremendous amount of wisdom to lend to his students -- gained not from simply the pages of a book but from his own journey, which he is always open to share! Roberto created an intimate, comfortable and positve team atmosphere where we felt safe to come as ourselves regardless of age, experience, or any other factor that might distinguish us from one an other. I am blessed to have been his pupil and hope to study with him in the future! ~ Kristen Frick, Nashville
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