YGSF 300: Core Module 1 Gunas Doshas & Vayus

with Jean Mazzei

In this Core Module, you will dissect the energetics of asana and learn how to combine the appropriate pranayama and meditation techniques in order to create specific physical and energetic results. Through daily asana, pranayama and meditation practice, experience the transformational power of the 5 Prana Vayus as you begin to viscerally understand how the flow of Prana works in your body. You will also deepen your understanding of the Gunas and Doshas and their role in asana energetics, providing you with tools to realize your full potential as a yoga practitioner and teacher.


  • Bioenergetics of asana
  • Gunas, subgunas
  • Samkhya philosophy as it relates to everyday life
  • How to sequence for every body
  • Understand how vasanas (our tendencies), and karmas (our actions) affect our decisions
  • Apply knowledge of Ayurveda and Doshas to support your asana practice and create balance in your life
  • Experience the science behind breath ratios


June 29-July 5, 2015

  • Mon-Fri:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sat & Sun:  12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Required Reading:

  • Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley


*You must fill out an application and be accepted for enrollment to register. Graduates of YGSF 200-Hour Teacher Training Program are automatically accepted.

For more about Core Module 1 CLICK HERE.

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

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Tuition is $975, or $825 when you enroll with your $250 deposit on or before 5/1.
Save even more when you purchase the YGSF Core Curriculum Package!


Completion of this 50 hr module will apply to the 300 hours required by Yoga Alliance for your 300 Hr certification; 50 CEUs.



About Jean Mazzei:

Jean Mazzei in a complex yoga pose Jean Mazzei, (E-RYT 500), has logged over 10,000 teaching hours. Often called “teacher’s teacher,” she is an expert in the subtleties of yoga sadahana (practices), and bringing the practices to life off the mat. Her philosophy is to inspire students to better understand themselves and support them in discovering who they really are. In her practical approach to yoga, it is Jean’s belief that one of the keys to enlightenment is to literally “lighten up” so having fun is always a part of the process. Her sense of humor and commitment to non-judgment provide a safe place for students to explore, break boundaries, and release layers of physical, emotional, and psychic weight. She inspires and supports everyone in finding the path that is right for them.


Jean’s quest for healing herself and finding the truth within has guided her education. Jean’s studies include four years with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in BodyMind Centering, 14 years with master healer and metaphysician Dennis Adams, yoga with Dr. Albert Franklin (TKS Desikachar lineage), B.K.S. Iyengar, Baron Baptiste, Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest, and Dharma Mittra. She is currently studying the ancient Tantric teachings of the Sri Vidya lineage with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Rod Stryker. Being of the school of “Whatever Works,” she believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to yoga. Learn more about Jean here.