Five Pillars Yoga

Yoga Therapeutic Essentials: Movement Inquiries 

Led By Erika Mehiel

Explore the Healing Power of Dynamic Movement Inquiries

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Yoga Therapeutic Essentials 50-Hour Training

an advanced training

Led by Erika Mehiel

Location: NYC
Weekend 1:  Oct 25, 26, 27
Weekend 2: Nov 8, 9, 10, 2019

Early Bird Pricing (by Sept 1st): $1025
Regular: $1125


“Symptoms are not enemies to be destroyed, but Sacred Messengers who encourage us to take better care of ourselves.” Learn to Listen…


Discover an accessible and corrective method of Yoga Therapeutic Essentials that will assist you and your students reclaim range of motion, nourish joints and muscles, manage chronic issues and heal the body in a multi-dimensional way. This training will cover Movement Inquiries drawing from Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics, Feldenkrais, Somatic Sensing, developmental movement, gentle asana and more.

This 50-hour training takes place over two weekends, one per month. 

Curriculum includes:

• Dynamic Stretching, Muscle Reactivation Exercises and Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics
• Koshas & Subtle Body Anatomy
• Physiological and Neurological Context (the science behind the method)
• Pranayama, Breathwork, Guided Relaxation and Somatic techniques
• Effective ways to address common issues in the shoulders, neck, low back, hips & knees
• Conscious Communication, student intake & Language to teach or share these techniques
• Asana Labs, benefits, contraindications
• Sequencing & practice teaching

This immersive and experiential program will include yoga practice, discussion, lecture & Q&A.
We will experience the movements, unpack them intellectually and explore their benefits and applications.


SCHEDULE: Fri 6pm-9pm – Sat 8am-8pm – Sun 8am-6pm
PRICING: $1125 ($1025 early bird by Sept 1st)


This course is ideal for Teachers who want to expand their subtle and somatic offerings and Yoga Students looking to condition the body and explore multi-dimensional healing. 



About Erika Mehiel

Erika is an ERYT-500 certified Yoga teacher and YACEP, specializing in Therapeutic Essentials, Restorative and Yin practices. Erika is passionate about an elemental approach to wellness and an inquiry-based approach to the practice of yoga. She is the creator of AromaNidra, an immersive aromatherapy, movement and meditation practice which was born out of her passion for RightRelaxation & natural healing.

Erika practiced yoga for about 12 years before pursuing her teacher trainings under under Don Brahmanand & Amba Stapelton at the Nosara Yoga Institute, mentoring for numerous YTTs there. She proudly serves as Director of Education at Five Pillars where she co-directs the 200-hour YTT and directs the Advanced Trainings in Therapeutic Essentials (Fall 2019) & Restorative/Yin (Spring 2020). She is a member of the Drugless Practitioners of America,  a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, attuned level 1 in Shamanic Reiki. 

Practice with Erika in NYC:

Tuesday 11am Vinyasa | Tuesday 5pm Therapeutic Essentials | Thursday 2pm Therapeutic Essentials  


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