Piper / Candra Prabha
Piper/ Candra Prabha, IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapist), ERYT-500+ (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), YCEP (Continuing Education Provider) and IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Piper first became a student of Yoga in college at UVM in 1993, seeking the balancing and meditational aspects of this practice as a complement to climbing, running, and skiing.
As a Psychology major she did her senior honors thesis in "Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention" and embarked on a lifelong exploration and study into all aspects of Yoga. She completed her Integrative Yoga Therapy (300 hr IYT) certification in 1995 and has been teaching full-time since 1996. Her early training in the Iyengar, Astanga and Anusara styles led her to her to the primordial Tantric roots of the yogic tradition in 2004 under her Guru, Dharma Bodhi based out of Kailash Akhara, Thailand. She is guided in the study of Ayurveda by Dr Claudia Welch, Dr Svoboda and Allison Morse.
With over 2,500 hours of instructor training and 20 years of teaching experience, she brings to her classes confidence and a well-rounded knowledge of the practice. She takes personal interest in each student with a thorough understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and guides them to perform according to their capacities.
Piper specializes in working one on one therapeutically with beginner to advanced students, emphasizing alignment, awareness of the pranic body, breath directed movement, pranayama, meditation and relaxation. Her continuous study into all aspects of Yoga has helped her to introduce innovative methods of teaching. She is particularly invested in the healing capacity of this ancient art/science and its profound transformational effects on the body, mind, and energy.
Owner of Burlington Yoga since 2001 and director of the Burlington Yoga 200/500-hour Teacher Training since 2010, she is especially inspired by and focused on the integration of the paths of Yoga and Ayurveda with daily living and vibrant health.
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