Advancing in Yoga - Level 2

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Vinyasa Krama Yoga Protocol designed specially for Advancing in Yoga, Level 2. Applicable to participants with no major health issues. 

Course Description

This twelve-week program is open to all dedicated yoga practitioners and yoga teachers wishing to advance their personal practice of asanas. The main theme of this workshop is to unfold exuberant health and wellness through carefully crafted flow of asanas. The sequences will be based on the principles of Vinyasa Krama. Vinyasa Krama is a yoga practice in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, considered the father of modern yoga and one of the most influential teachers of the 20th Century. 

Each session of this workshop is designed to provide a thorough workout using yogasanas, promoting fitness at all levels. During the workshop, we also delve into the principles of correct alignment, safety in yoga practice, and incorporate some elements of pranayama, dhyana, mantras, and wisdom from yoga sutras of Maharishi Patanjali.

Venue: 20445 Prospect Rd Suite #1, San Jose, CA, 95129
Duration:  Jan 8th 2018 - Mar 28th 2018 (2 classes/week)

  • Monday - 7pm - 8.15pm
  • Wednesday - 7pm - 8.15pm

Advancing in Yoga

  • Yoga has a profound influence on all the systems of the body and it is not just muscle stretching.  Yoga helps optimum functioning of nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems.
  • Helps loosen the joints and muscles in the body, helps with weight loss, vitalizing the entire body, sharpening the mind and reaching optimal health.
  • Yogic practices such as Surya Namaskar is a very effective cardiovascular exercise and the continuous variability of muscle length during a flow of 10 postures reducing the probability of the types of injuries typically seen in other forms of aerobic activity.
  • Yoga improves our body awareness and improves overall quality of life.
  • Mindfulness practices such as Shavasana provide wakeful sleep — Yoga Nidra. It helps bring awareness to the body and provides complete rest to the entire body and mind with all its inner organs and faculty of thinking.
  • When practiced in a community setting, the overall synergy and good will helps the entire community to bind together for a good cause and to work for the society’s well being. 


Directed by:

Ekaterina Jeleva (Eka), RN, RYT200 has been practicing yoga passionately since 2003. She traveled to India in pursuit of self discovery through yoga. Since then, she has done multiple Teacher Training Programs with reputed Yoga Masters, including Yogacharya Srivatsa Ramaswami, a direct disciple of 33 years with Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Ekaterina teaches variety of yoga styles including vinayasa krama yoga, holistic hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, sukshma yoga, restorative yoga, pilates yoga fusions, inferno hot pilates, Bikram yoga; pranayma, meditation and yoganidra sessions. Ekaterina has also completed several intensive workshops on Ayurveda. Ekaterina holds the RYT200 credentials with the Yoga Alliance. A Registered Nurse (RN) by profession, Ekaterina works for Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA. 

Shriram Sarvotham, PhD, E-RYT-50 has been practicing yoga since childhood. He has conducted over 150 workshops and retreats on Yoga, Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras all over USA. Shriram regularly presents lectures and demos at prestigious yoga and medical conferences. Shriram holds the highest accreditation from the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E­RYT­500). He is the recipient of the Exemplary Service Award given by the Consulate General of India in June 2015, and the Yoga Service Award given by ISKCON in September 2009. Shriram holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and works as a Senior Algorithms Engineer for Apple in Cupertino, CA.

NOTE: Yoga class on Mondays is led by Ekaterina and Shriram (barring a couple of weeks) but Wed class will be led by Savita Joshi and other senior teachers. Both classes are necessary to make this workshop effective.

Contact Us


Phone: 408-341-YOGA (9642)