The Foundations of Yoga, Prānā and Embodied Trauma

An amazing opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science of Yoga! I have had the privilege and honour of training with Jeff Masters twice over the last 4 years, and immediately knew that I had to get him to Thunder Bay to share his immense wisdom.

As part of the 1st annual offering of the Breathe Live Believe Holistic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, Jeff is joining us all the way from Sedona! I’ve opened this 21hr weekend intensive up to the public so you too can take advantage of this incredible opportunity!


The Foundations of Yoga, Prānā and Embodied Trauma: A weekend Intensive with Jeff Masters

Join us for a weekend of exploration of the deeper art and science of yoga. Together we will bridge the gap between the eastern science of yoga and the western sciences of anatomy and psychobiology. Participants will traverse the landscape of the subtle awareness of prānā and the potency of yoga as a method of dealing with embodied stress and trauma.

HOST: Leanne Wierzbicki, Breathe Live Believe


Friday June 22nd,  4 – 7 pm 
Saturday June 23, 8 – 6 pm 
Sunday June 24th, 8 – 4 pm


Vedic Cultural Centre, 
1206 Victoria Ave E,
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1B9


$400 + HST
Includes workshop fee, and catered full vegan lunches for Saturday and Sunday by The Taste of India

Registration Deadline: June 8th, 2018
Space is limited to 20 participants.
Advanced registration is required.

Workshop Outline:

Friday Evening – Exploring The Art & Science of Yoga

This evening will focus on exploring the purpose of the practice of yoga and establishing a foundation for the rest of the weekend. The group will explore topics such as what is yoga, where does it come from and what are some of the deeper truths surrounding the practice as it exists in our society today? The Friday evening program will include both discussion and practice.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the source of the art and science of yoga.
  2. Define and understand the concepts behind the sanskrit words ‘yoga’ and ‘samkhya.’
  3. Experience and list one practice from the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Saturday – Yoga, Prānā & The Pathways of Experience

Building off of Friday night’s momentum the group will explore the dynamics of prānā and how it interacts with our nervous system, impacting our perception and experience of reality. Jeff will introduce cutting-edge information about the prānic circulatory system and how prānā is embodied.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define and understand the concepts behind the sanskrit word ‘samskaras.’
  2. Explain how the practice of yoga is uniquely suited to access and release embedded impressions.
  3. Direct experience or recall of a moment when a practice uncovered or uprooted an embedded impression.

Sunday – Yoga & Embodied Trauma

Samskaras are powerful forces that influence the shape and color of our perception of reality. During this session participants will explore the capacity the body has to perceive, receive, carry and store Samskaras and how these impressions are embedded within the different layers of our being. By bridging the art of yoga with western science and psychobiology, Jeff will explain how the story of your life is written into the tissues of your body and how the practice of yoga is uniquely formulated to accesses and release these deeply embedded impressions.

Learning Objectives
  1. Explain the difference between breath, prānā and energy.
  2. List the elements of the prānic circulatory system.
  3. Identify the yogic correlates to the western divisions of our nervous system.

This weekend intensive re-enforces Yogic terminology, philosophy, and principles while bringing ancient practices into the light of current scientific research and direct experience.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Please dress comfortably for movement and bring something to take notes.

About Jeff Masters

The founder and director of The Masters Institute and the The SevaSoul Foundation, Jeff Masters is a Yoga and Somatic Therapist specializing in assessing and treating somatic-based trauma, chronic pain and neuroenergetic dysfunction. With over 30 years of mentorship, training and clinical practice, Jeff’s writings and teachings bridge the physical and esoteric through science and the ancient yogic lineages. His teachings focus on the modern application of ancient wisdom, creating accessible embodied learning opportunities where understanding is inspired by direct experience and personal realization. Jeff leads retreats, workshops and trainings both nationally and internationally and at The Masters Institute in Sedona, Arizona.

Jeff Masters

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Registration Deadline: June 8th, 2018. Space is limited to 20 participants. Advanced registration is required.