Piper/ Candra Prabha is a certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapist), E-RYT-500+ (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), Certified Level 1: Foundations of Ayurveda, YCEP (Continuing Education Provider), IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Yoga Practice and Therapy.
Piper first became a student of Yoga in college at UVM in 1992, seeking the balancing and meditational aspects of this practice as a complement to academics, running, climbing, and skiing. She has been in love with this mindfullness-based approach to movement ever since.
As a Psychology student, she completed her honors thesis in "Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention" and embarked on a lifelong exploration into all aspects of Yoga. She received 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 the primordial Tantric roots of the yogic tradition in 2004 under her teacher Dharmabodhi Sarasvati.
With over 2,500 hours of instructor training and 23 years of teaching experience, Piper brings to her classes a thorough understanding of alignment and a well-rounded knowledge of the practice. Certified in the Foundations of Ayurveda with Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda, she teaches with an in-depth understanding of the synergy of these sister sciences.
Piper's style of teaching is supportive and inviting; encouraging an exploration into the language of the body through awakening to sensations. She is known for her accessible progressions and sequences, offering modifications and variations along the way. Her continuous study into all aspects of Yoga has helped her to introduce innovative methods of teaching; creating a blend of traditional yogic practices with modern therapeutics.
As a Yoga Therapist, Piper specializes in working one-on-one with brand-new beginners to seasoned practitioners. Her yoga therapy sessions are designed to balance the mind, body and breath. A typical therapeutic session may involve restorative yoga, breathing practices, guided relaxation, and positional therapy techniques to balance the neuromuscular systems in the mind/body.
As the owner of Burlington Yoga since 2001 and director of the Burlington Yoga Teacher Training since 2009, she is deeply devoted to this ancient practice and its profound transformational effects. With love and devotion, may we all awaken to our true Self.
Private sessions are offered at Burlington Yoga and Shelburne Yoga. Please email or call for more information.
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