Hoping this finds you all well.  I will be returning to New York for a few events in May. See schedule below and attached flyers

Friday May 20, 2016 Positive Fitness, Dolson Ave. Middletown NY
       10 am open class  $20
        11:30 to 2:30  Yoga sutra workshop   $75

Saturday May 21, 2016  Vastu  - 17 Main Street , Warwick NY 10990
       1:30 to 5:30 The Yoga of Dharma workshop $100

Sunday May 22, 2016 Cornerstone Wellness 5 Coates Dr. Goshen NY
       11am to 4pm Observation and Adaptation $125

Remember all events eligible for CEU’s with Yoga Alliance Looking forward to seeing you soon. Please register with me or the locations on the flyers. Space is limited so reserve early.

The Yoga of Dharma Flyer

Cornerstone Adaptation

Contact Fran at franubertini@yahoo.com or call 845-721-3938.____________________________________________________________________

Healing through Ayurveda and Yoga


A 10 day Advanced yoga teacher training (500 hr level)

Healing through Yoga And Ayurveda is an elective part of Yandara's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program. You are also welcome to attend just this module as a retreat or continuing education course. During these 10 days we will explore Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, and the Therapeutics of Yoga. 


The first 3 days wil be dedicated toward learning the fundamentals of Ayurveda. The Sanskrit word Veda means knowledge and Ayur means daily living. Ayurveda is the knowledge of daily living, of how to keep ourselves healthy on a day-to-day basis. You will learn how to integrate Ayurvedic wisdom into your daily life, and create balance by cultivating harmony between the inner and outer environments.  

Ayurveda curriculum:

  • Vedic & Samkhya Philosophy (Physiology of Creation)
  • Discover you Dosha/Constitution & Imbalances
  • Constitutional diets
  • Five Great Elements, Three Doshas, The Six Tastes
  • Digestive Health (Agni/Ama)
  • Cleanses & Balancing
  • Daily & Seasonal Routine for Healthy Living
  • Preparation of traditional Indian Chai Tea, Kitcheree, Ghee and fermented whole grain flat breads

Healing through Yoga

With Ayurveda as our anchor we will delve into the therapeutics of Yoga. What makes Yoga practice therapeutic in nature? According to Krishnamacharya, yoga practice should serve the individual needs of the students, based on their stage of life, capabilities and limitations. As yoga teachers we can support our students by discovering what may be limiting their growth and then design a practice using the appropriate tools of yoga to support their transformational process. No matter what limitations a person has, yoga's main goal is to serve. Learning how to apply the many tools of yoga is an endeavor worth pursuing!

Healing through yoga CURRICULUM:

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The Pancamaya model for healing
  • The Pranavayu model for healing
  • The Chakras model for healing


  • Classifications of asana
  • Adaptations to support specifi conditions (low back, neck and shoulders, common aches and pains, etc.)
  • Sequencing for specific intententions


  • Breath techniques in asana (breath adaptations and ratio)
  • Pranayama specific to conditions (depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc)
  • Use of sound in asana


  • Using gestures
  • Creating intention
  • Explore the objects of focus for healing
  • Empowering the student through ritual to support healing


  • Teacher/student relationship
  • Working privately with clients
  • Communication and expectations


  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide, by Vasant Lad
  • Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar
  • Yoga for Wellness, by Gary Kraftsow

Main Teachers:

Fran Ubertini (Healing Through Yoga), ERYT 500, is the director of Yoga for Well-Being (RYS200, 300 &500) and dedicated to the profound teachings of Krishnamacharya – the grandfather of modern Yoga. She is a certified Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist in the Krishnamacharya tradition and holds diplomas from the Krishnamacharya Healing Foundation in India and the American Viniyoga Institue. Fran continues her studies in the lineage of Krishnamacharya with Sonia Nelson of the “Vedic Chant Center” in New Mexico. Website: www.yogaforwellbeing.org 

Sumitra Peterson (Ayurveda): Sumitra's love of and background in dance & movement lead her to study yoga at Mount Madonna Center in Santa Cruz, California. Her teacher, Baba Hari Das initiated her into the classical teachings of Ashtanga Yoga. For more than 10 years, Sumitra was a teacher, workshop leader, and choreographer at Mount Madonna. While at the center she studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and for 8 years she taught Ayurveda as part of Avalon Yoga 's teacher training in Palo Alto, CA. “It is a great blessing to have the knowledge of Ayurveda. My health is in my hands, thanks to applying the principles of this ancient healing science.”

  • Healing through Yoga and Ayurveda, April 6th to 15th, 2015

Prerequisite: 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Yandara Yoga Institute, or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher training.

Preparatory Study: Read "Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar, "Yoga for Wellness" by Gary Kraftsow, and "Ayurveda: The Science of Self-healing:A Practical Guide" by Vasant Lad. You will not be expected to know everything by heart but since it is an intensive training it is helpful to have a general overview of the subjects. Keep a 'food eaten'-journal for two weeks prior to the training, record what you have consumed and what time of the day you consumed it. More information to come soon, keep checking this page to stay updated.

Course Materials: "Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar, "Yoga for Wellness" by Gary Kraftsow, "Ayurveda: The Science of Self-healing:A Practical Guide" by Vasant Lad. Training Manual received upon arrival. 

Contact Hours: 90 hours

Non-Contact Hours: 10 hours (to be fulfilled by pre-training home study of the required texts)

Program Cost: $2,100 USD (the cost of the complete 300-hour program is $5,300, a discount of $300 will be given if you register and pay for both the 16-day and the 10-day  advanced modules at the same time)



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