PranaShakti Workshops

Siddha Ayurveda

Ayurveda: Food as Medicine.
4 Day Immersion Workshop.

Two Weekends:  Sep 30, Oct. 1 & Oct. 7, Oct. 8
Time: 10am to 7pm

Location: Mission Valley, San Diego (will email address and contact info. on  payment)

Open to 9 people only.

Cost: $250 per weekend ($500 for all four days.) Includes $100 non-refundable deposit.  

We expect this immersion to fill quickly, so please enroll at your earliest convenience to save your spot.

If you are new to Ayurveda then I recommend to attend all four days. If you have studied Ayurveda before and understand Sankhya, Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala then you may choose to attend the second weekend only.

By clicking “pay now” button and completing the payment process you agree that you have read and understood our terms and conditions of Student Agreement as defined in the following documents:
1. Student Agreement

Price includes $100/person non-refundable deposit.


REFUNDS: We realize that many things come up or can go wrong in peoples’ lives. While truly sympathetic, as a small business, we cannot refund deposit ($100) for cancellations or change our policy regardless of the reason for your cancellation. If we cancel the workshop for any reason then you will receive full refund. Any refund prior to Sep 20th will incur in $100 deduction. Due to space constraints, no refunds will be made after Sep 27.  Please make sure your schedule is clear and you are fully present in the moment before enrolling.

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“The Breath of Shakti workshop was transformational not only for my practice as a health care provider, but in my personal life. The philosophy and techniques I was taught in the course are readily applied to my internal life. I sleep better, I rush less, I have more patience and I have passed these wonderful changes on to my patients.” -L. D. San Diego, CA.Breath of Shakti is the core of Siddha Cranial Work. At Physical level she is experienced as fascial softness, fluidity, tonal resonance and nourishing flow of whole-body breath. At Subtle level she is like a tidal ebb and flow of sensation of inner-bliss, sense of expanded presence and warmth. And in pure awareness state, she is the vast, luminous, inalienable, innate pulsation that has power and perspicacity to bring healing and transformation of the whole being.

“Still the body, still the mind, still the voice inside; in silence, feel the Stillness move.  Dear friends, this feeling cannot be imagined.” -Kabir

CranioSacral Work

In 1899 Dr. Sutherland was struck by an insight that there is an innate pulsation that resonates through our being and has life sustaining potency, or we can say that at the deep level, our whole being subtly “breathes” with the motion of life – a phenomenon that produces rhythmic movements, he called this innate pulsation as Primary Respiration and its life sustaining quality as “Breath of Life”.

He spent fifty years in working out the details of relationship between mechanism of Primary Respiration and its potency for health and transformation. Traditionally CSW focuses on Craniosacral system that is composed of the cranium bones that make up the human head, the vertebra and sacrum, the brain, the central nervous system, the system of membranes inside the cranium and spinal column, and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The core aspect of CranioSacral work (CSW) is to cultivate stillness and harmonize our subtle-body and physical body by engaging with Primary Respiration. CSW is known to help with chronic pain, emotional stress patterns, anxiety, chronic fatigue, sleep difficulties and many other chronic conditions.

In later part of life he said to his students (in Pacific Grove, CA), if you live close to ocean and at night you may not see the sea but can feel the presence of the fluid tide. Hinting that the Breath of Life is a palpable experience even though we may not see it. And it fashions the form of tide whose presence can be felt outside the physical body. Charles Ridley says, that “the Breath of Life abides in stillness and breathes a living fire that fashions creation.” Dr. Sutherland left us with his final words: “Be Still and Know.”

CranioSacral work is meditative and gentle touch work that engages with “Breath of Life” and its pulsation that is resonating through our being and all of cosmos. Cultivating Stillness and being in touch with innate pulsation is the core aspect of this work. It is known for its healing benefits, transformative power and inner development. Anyone interested inner development can benefit from learning and practicing this work.

How does it relate to Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Siddha Traditions?

The innate pulsation in Ayurveda is call PranaVayu (the life-sustaining wind), in Chinese Medicine it is referred as Qi and in Siddha Tradition as PranaShakti (Breath of Shakti). Dr. Stone (developed Polarity Therapy) also mentions this connection between Breath of Life and PranaVayu. All of these traditional medicines state that our body, mind and consciousness manifest together as one whole being because of PranaVayu, Qi or PranaShakti, (i.e. life-sustaining wind or Shakti) and is a source of health and personal transformation.

The foundation of Siddha Cranial Work practice is based on CranioSacral Work and ancient wisdom of Himalayan  Siddha Tradition. In Siddha tradition the innate inner-rhythm is known as “PranaShakti” (प्राणशक्ति)  and circulates in nadis (subtle-body channels ) that sustains life and inner awareness. Siddha Cranial Work combines practices of Vajra Body, Nadis, and Trika Meditations with CranioSacral Work.

Three level of Siddha Cranial Work

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“The Breath of Shakti Immersion workshop was a profound experience. The presence cultivated and the practical hands-on and experiential nature of the meditations have been integrated into my personal practice. Prana holds a strong container for very deep work. I recommend any offering or work by him highly.” – Misha M., San Francisco, CA.

“The Breath of Shakti workshop was transformational not only for my practice as a health care provider, but in my personal life.  The philosophy and techniques I was taught in the course are readily applied to my internal life.  I sleep better, I rush less, I have more patience and I have passed these wonderful changes on to my patients.”  -L. D. San Diego, CA.

“Within days you are placed back into your body with proper alignment. You are reminded of the power of your physical presence as a facilitator. The material presented encompasses not only functional and spiritual endeavors but a unique historical context to begin your practice with.”  -S. S., San Diego. CA.

“Prana’s Breath of Shakti Immersion was a deeply empowering workshop. Through hands on practice and Prana’s generous sharing of his personal insight I got to experience how we can start to undo a lifetime’s worth of conditioning and trauma stored within our bodies through simple holds and presentness. I am so grateful for the simple yet profound wisdom that was shared in this immersion and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to expand upon their own healing and/ or  mindfulness practice.”  -H. S., San Diego. CA.

A siddha is an inmatsyendranathdividual who, through the practice of sādhanā, attains the realization of siddhis, psychic and spiritual abilities and healing powers. Their historical influence throughout the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas was vast and they reached mythic proportions as codified in their songs of realization and hagiographies, or namtars, many of which have been preserved in the Tibetan Buddhist and Puranic canon.

Craniosacral Work (CSW) is a form of gentle bodywork which grew out of Dr. William  G. Sutherland’s work on Cranial Osteopathy, a specialization of Osteopathic Medicine.  At the deep level, our  whole being subtly “breathes” with the motion of life – a phenomenon that produces innate-pulsation or rhythmic movements, referred as Primary Respiration. The core aspect of CranioSacral work (CSW) is to cultivate stillness and harmonize our subtle-body and physical body by working with Primary Respiration. CSW is known to help with chronic pain, emotional stress patterns, anxiety, chronic fatigue, sleep difficulties and many other chronic conditions.

The foundation of Siddha Cranial Work practice is based on CranioSacral Work and ancient wisdom of Himalayan  Siddha Tradition. In Siddha tradition the innate inner-rhythm is known as “Breath of Shakti” (pranashakti प्राणशक्ति)  and circulates in nadis (subtle-body channels ) that sustains life and inner awareness. Siddha Cranial Work combines practices of Vajra Body, Nadis, and Trika Meditations with CranioSacral Work. All of these traditional medicines state that our body, mind and consciousness manifest together as one whole being because of PranaVayu, Qi or PranaShakti, (i.e. life-sustaining wind or Shakti) and is a source of health and personal transformationadis-11n.

Working with Vajra Body: ‘Vajra body‘ is a term used for subtle-body in Siddha Tradition also referred as luminous body or visionary body or linga sharira. It is the invisible double of the human body, elsewhere referred to as the etheric body, doppelgänger or bioplasmic body and serves as a model or matrix of the physical body, which conforms to the shape, appearance and condition of his “double”. Vajra Body is  composed of channels or nadi. In these nadis  awareness flows along with which vayu nadis-12(inner-wind),  bindu (essence), and agni (inner-fire). Vajra Body is a source of health, wellness and personal transformation.
Chakra Yoga: An all levels, chakra-based, meditative vinyasa style focuses on the inner energetic blueprint of the body. And takes you deep into your energy body while strengthening it physically. This daily yoga practice will help you integrate and ground the CSW training, and the energy India has to offer you, with ease.

12 Day CranioSacral & Chakra-Yoga Immersion in India

12 Day CranioSacral & Chakra Yoga Immersion in Rishikesh, India.

Date: April 18th to 29, 2017.

Location: Rishikesh, India

Open to 10 people only.

We expect this immersion to fill quickly, so please enroll at your earliest convenience to save your spot.

Breakdown by day:

Apr 18 – Day 1 – Arrive at Delhi
Apr 19 – Day 2 – Delhi to Rishikesh flight
Apr 20 – 24 – Day 3  to 7 – In Rishikesh: Siddha CranioSacral Workshop, visiting ashrams, and local sacred places
Apr 25 – Day 8 – Leave for Uttarkashi
Apr 26 – 27 – Day 9 & 10 – In Uttarkashi: visiting ashrams and local sacred places – Practice Chakra Yoga and CSW
Apr 28 – Day 11 – Travel to Rishikesh: Personal time
Apr 29 – Day 12 – Rishikesh to Delhi Flight
Apr 30 – Day 13 – Leave from Delhi

Included in Program:

+ 12 Nights in India  (April 18 to April 29)
+ 50 hrs. of CranioSacral Work (lectures and practice)
+ Daily meditation and Chakra Yoga sessions
+ Visits to ashrams and sacred places along river Ganga
+ Flight from Delhi to Rishikesh – April 19
+ Flight from Rishikesh to Delhi – April 29
+ 2 nights at Delhi Hotel  (day 1 and day 12)
+ 6 nights at Rishikesh (day 2 to 7 and 10)
+ 3 nights at Uttarkashi  (day 8 to day 10)
+ Airport pickup and drop-off at Delhi
+ Breakfast all days in Rishikesh
+ Lunch at Rishikesh for days 3 to 7
+ Travel to and from Risikesh to Uttarkashi

+ Breakfast for 3 days in Uttarkashi
+ All accommodation are shared two people/ room

 What is not included:

– International flights to Delhi
– Personal sessions or consultations
– Indian visa

You can apply online: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

good post on India visa-on-arrival: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/11/27/want-an-indian-visa-on-arrival-read-this-first/

– Meals (except all breakfast and lunch on CSW workshop days)
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance
– Tips and gratuities

By clicking “pay now” button and completing the payment process you agree that you have read and understood our terms and conditions of Student Agreement and Participant Agreement as defined in the following documents:
1. Student Agreement
2. Participant Agreement 

Price includes $600/person non-refundable deposit.
REFUNDS: We realize that many things come up or can go wrong in peoples’ lives. While truly sympathetic, as a small business, we cannot refund deposit ($600) for cancellations or change our policy regardless of the reason for your cancellation. If we cancel the workshop for any reason then you will receive full refund. Any refund prior to March 15th will incur in $600 deduction. Due to space constraints, no refunds will be made after March 15.  Please make sure your schedule is clear and you are fully present in the moment before enrolling.

rishikesh-uttakarand-india-gangesriver-amyrollophoto-0476Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

Uttarkashi means the Kashi of North and it has an average elevation of 1,165 metres (4,436 feet). Uttarkashi is a religious and spiritual place. The Yamuna and the Ganges best-uttarkashi-pic1(Bhagirathi) are biggest and holiest among them, their origin is Yamunotri and Gangotri (Gomukh) respectively. Uttarkashi town is also called Shivnagri. Uttarkashi town has number of temples and ashrams known for its religious people, and education.



84 MahaSiddhas: These were the creators and practitioners of Siddha Tradition. Some were kings, some monks, some traveling ascetics, fishermen, butcher, arrow-smith, cattle-herder, householder, man and woman. The one common thread throughout all the siddhas, is that they all broke free of the limits and boundaries imposed on them by their circumstances and livelihoods. They accomplished the subtle practices of the highest level. The central pillar of their practice was experiential awareness of the Oneness that resides in every Heart.

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